PowerBeats3 vs Bose Soundsport

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by rpearlberg, Nov 16, 2016.

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Which ones are better overall?

  1. Bose Soundsport Wireless

    7 vote(s)
    77.8%
  2. Powerbeats3

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  1. rpearlberg macrumors 6502a

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    I don't go to the gym often (if ever) but might go for the occasional run or workout. Which would be best mainly just for listening to music every once in a while, not daily gym use.
     
  2. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also should throw Jaybird X3 into the mix....

    Still can't make up my mind.
     
  3. clerkpalmer macrumors member

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    Soundsport. Better sound. Better fit. Haven't used X3 but have used X2 and Freedoms and they are fussy to fit.
     
  4. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. clerkpalmer macrumors member

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    No experience with pb 3 but owned the 2. Unless the sound has dramatically improved I would go with the Bose.
     
  6. clerkpalmer macrumors member

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    Re-reading your post, you say you don't go to the gym that often. Based on that, I might give the Jaybird's a look since a good fit isn't critical. You might also check out the RBH EP-SB headphones. Hands down best sounding BT in ear's I have heard. If you research them you will find stellar reviews from audiophile sources. They work fine for the occasional gym trip too. If sound is a priority, they are your best bet.
     
  7. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly it's one of those things that I don't "need", but have in my head that I want. I'm traveling tomorrow for the holiday and currently have the PowerBeats3 and the Bose Soundsport, both still new in the box. Trying to decide which ones to open and keep....

    I rarely listen to music as it is, but once I get something in my head that I want, I have to get something! (yes, it's a problem!!)
     
  8. clerkpalmer macrumors member

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    They are both solid choices. Can't go wrong. My money is on the Bose.
     
  9. rpearlberg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Only other benefit of the PB3 is the battery life. Not sure if I like have the ear "clips" or not...
     
  10. kingston73 macrumors 6502

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    I've got the bose and really like them. They are very comfortable and stay in my ears without any issue, plus they sound great. Really good bass response, very clear and a solid 5 hours of battery life. They also seem like they recharge fairly quickly. The only downside is they are large so they won't fit under most types of helmets, I was hoping to be able to wear them while riding my motorcycle but that's a no.
     
  11. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm very happy with PB3. Great sound, never fall out, super battery life, and easy MacOS/iOS device switching thanks to the W1 chip
     
  12. MetalCores macrumors regular

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    I personally think the bose is a better product
     
  13. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    That's completely understandable, they make great products. I had Bose Buds I swore by for years and I have one of their wireless speakers, both flawless. However with Apples W1 and deeper ecosystem integration, I'm not really considering Bose any more
     

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