Does anyone use the $99 dollar Bose SoundSport headphones instead of the stock Apple ones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Hieveryone, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I got them for only $49.95

    Can't decide if I think they're good or not.

    Seem to be better than stock.

    Which headphones do you use?
  2. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    Definitely prefer my Bose earbuds over the Apple ones.
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Yeah they sound better. But they are not as amazing as I thought given how highly regarded Bose is.
  4. comptr macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2007
    The Bose will be better then the apple headphones.
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    Also if one is looking for a deal on Bose haadphones buy them from their outlet store they sell them for less.
  5. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009
    Dont spend a lot of money on headphones. For example: Panasonic RP-TCM125 for 15-20 bucks is going to match anything under a hundred bucks. Why: its a good implementation of a dynamic driver (which is what all these sub-100 buck headphones use and many up to 200 actually) It also has about as good noise isolation as anything else in that price point.

    Beyond that Panasonic for example, there is no sound quality improvement to be had until you crack about $125 and you step up to for example Etymotic HF3, which uses balanced armature and is actually a proper step up in sound from the 20 bucks.

    So if you are going to ditch the stock headset, just be careful not to waste more money. The main improvement you wlll get on the stock headset is not sound quality but noise seal and fit that actually stays in your ears. And that you can do for 20 bucks.

    IMO basically at best you have a 20 buck headset and you spent and extra 30 on the Bose brand. Am not singling out Bose, like many out there Sony for example does the same with their many overpriced headsets that use dynamic drivers....but at least Sony also offers a 20 buck headset that just will about perform the same that Panasonic will do.

    So if you dont want to spend $125, personally I wouldnt go past the 20 buck mark. You can match sound quality of any sub $100 headphones for that little. All those ones in between are basically a ripoff.
  6. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    I use them and love them. Fit my ear amazingly well, sound great.

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