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Bose® FreeStyle™ earbuds

With in-line remote and microphone (Ice Blue)

Item #: 018FSEBIB

3 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

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Original Price: $99.99

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Bose FreeStyle earbuds

Fresh looks, classic Bose® sound

If you own a smartphone, you already take your music everywhere. Now be sure to take great sound along, too. Grab the Bose® FreeStyle™ earbuds and make sure the soundtrack of your day always sounds clear and full. Colorful designs give these durable headphones a cool look, while the StayHear® ear tips offer a relaxed, secure fit for on-the-go listening.

A built-in remote and microphone let you take calls and control music playback with your smartphone. If you have an iPhone® or other compatible Apple® device, you can also adjust the volume and skip through tracks to find your favorite song. The matching carrying case offers extra protection, so you can tuck these earbuds into your pocket, purse, or backpack and take them anywhere.

Product Highlights:

  • in-line remote and microphone let you control music and answer calls with a smartphone
    • enhanced controls, including volume, with an iPhone, iPod®, or iPad®
  • proprietary StayHear® silicone tips provide a comfortable in-ear fit with greater stability for on-the-go listening
    • includes three sizes for a personalized fit
  • durable cord with stereo miniplug (3.5mm) connector
  • protective carrying case
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Bose® FreeStyle™ earbuds Reviews

Average Customer Review:

3 Reviews

Quality Sound but

Written by: Silk from Maryland on November 2, 2015

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I love the sound quality. Only issue is with the cord itself. It started to disintegrate after a year, exposing the bare wires. Cord would also get tangled and twisted. I expected better construction at this price point and from Bose.

Pros: Sound Quality

Cons: Cord falling apart and wiring getting exposed reducing sound quality susbstantially

Good, not great

Written by: Rese from Maryland on March 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

They come with three sizes, so one of them should fit most. The earbuds are well designed and stay in place for long runs and sweaty workouts. Regarding their noise reduction/sound isolation, either I haven't figured out how to improve that feature or this pair isn't very good at that. They do deliver quality sound, but you still have a significant amount of background noise, which is fine if you're running outside and want a fair amount of situational awareness with your music.

Pros: Comfortable fit, stays put when running and when sweaty.

Cons: Allows a significant amount of background noise.

Excellent noise cancelling ear buds for small ears

Written by: Cate S from Louisiana on December 12, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I have tiny ear canals and excellent hearing. It was impossible for me to wear ear bud headsets for years, but not anymore. These fit beautifully and sound great! They look really nice, too. There is no "spill over" sound, even when the volume is up high. Great product-I'm very happy.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • FreeStyle earbud headphones (ice blue) with attached 45" cable and in-line remote/microphone (3.5mm plug)
  • Clothing clip (installed)
  • Pair of Medium StayHear tips (installed)
  • Pair of large StayHear tips
  • Pair of small StayHear tips
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Australia/New Zealand warranty info note

Features and Specs

Frequency Response Not Given
Bluetooth No
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.7 ounces
Cord Length 45"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Bose FreeStyle in-ear earbud headphones are built for great sound, stylish look, and comfortable fit. Contrasting cord colors and color patterns on the earbuds show your style, while Bose's exclusive StayHear tips keep the earbuds comfortably in place. The included clothing clip and sliding cinch let you adjust the cables for comfort and stability. FreeStyle earbuds are specifically designed for use with iPhone and other Apple products.

In-Line Remote Control/Microphone: The FreeStyle earbud headphones' attached cable features an in-line remote control and microphone that is compatible with select Apple products. The remote and mic are compatible with iPhone 3GS and later, iPad, iPod touch 2nd generation and later, iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), and iPod nano 4th generation or later. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle 3rd generation or later. Audio is supported by all iPad and iPod models. Controls include volume up/down, skip forward or backward, fast forward/rewind, play, pause, accept call, reject call, end call, and engage Voice Control (with compatible devices).

Note: The headphones should be able to deliver audio to most devices with a 3.5mm jack. The answer/end calls function may work with other devices, but the function varies between models. The volume controls will not likely work with non-Apple devices.

StayHear Tips: The FreeStyle earbud headphones come with Bose's proprietary StayHear silicone ear-tips in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) to help assure a more accurate fit that's comfortable and stable. StayHear silicone ear-tips stay in your ears during exercise and other active sports. Advanced materials and design allow the tips to nestle inside the bowl of the ear, while also naturally conforming to the ear's upper ridge. StayHear tips also are designed to remain more securely on the headphone itself. Overall, they provide a better on-the-go listening experience.

Note: You should not attempt to wear the earbud headphones without the silicone tips.

TriPort Technology: The FreeStyle earbuds feature Bose's proprietary TriPort technology, which helps deliver a deep, powerful bass response. Three tiny ports in each earbud augment the low frequencies to provide lifelike reproduction for drums, bass, and guitars.

Durable: The FreeStyles are durable, and made for your active lifestyle. They are sweat- and weather-resistant to keep moisture out. The cables and reinforced connections can withstand vigorous activity for years of listening.

Slim Carrying Case: The Bose FreeStyle earbud headphones come with a slim, two-tone, semi-hard carrying case to help protect the headphones and accessories during travel. The case is 3"W x 5"H x 1"D with a zippered closure.

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