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Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

For music and calls with Apple® devices (Charcoal)

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Overview

Our take on the Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

The Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones won't let you slow down. Bose's exclusive TriPort® technology delivers music with energizing clarity and depth. It's sound that will keep you moving — just when you need it most. They also have a fresh, updated design so you can look your best when you're at the gym or out running.

woman wearing the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones

The weather-resistant Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones (shown in Neon Blue) include a built-in remote for Apple® products.

Keep up the pace

The Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones won't let you slow down. Bose's exclusive TriPort® technology delivers music with energizing clarity and depth. It's sound that will keep you moving — just when you need it most. They also have a fresh, updated design so you can look your best when you're at the gym or out running.

Control music and calls on your iPhone®

If you have an iPhone or iPod®, the SoundSport® in-ear headphones allow convenient control over your device without interrupting your workout. The in-line remote gives you easy one-touch phone answering capability, while the built-in microphone means you can have clear conversations without holding a handset. Volume and track controls let you make sure you're playing the perfect song for those final reps.

Water-resistant, comfortable, and secure ear tips

The proprietary StayHear® tips are super-comfortable. Plus the loop keeps the headphones in place as you exercise. Don't sweat a little sweat, either. The SoundSport in-ear headphones are sweat- and weather-resistant, so they're tough enough for grueling workouts, indoors or out.

Got an Android™ phone? Then check out the Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones for music and calls with Samsung and Android devices.

Product Highlights:

  • three-button remote for music and volume controls with an iPhone, iPod, or iPad®
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone
  • TriPort® technology offers clear sound with deep bass
  • sweat- and weather-resistant
  • three sizes of proprietary StayHear® tips provide a comfortable, secure fit during exercise
  • 21-inch extension cable provides flexibility for long or short cable length
  • matching carrying case with carabiner clip
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SoundSport in-ear headphones for Apple iOS devices (charcoal) with attached 44" cable (angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 3 Pairs of StayHear eartips (medium pair installed)
  • Clothing clip (installed)
  • Zippered storage case (charcoal)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty information/Product Registration card

good sound, easy package

Anonymous, Westport, CT

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Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones Reviews

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(35 Reviews)

Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

Anonymous from Westport, CT on 12/31/2017

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good sound, easy package

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Anonymous from Hart, TX on 10/31/2017

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Great sound, comfortable, exactly what I was looking plus it's my second pair

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GREAT HEADPHONES - AMAZING SOUND

Alice from Douglasville, GA on 9/24/2017

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I love them so far. Buy These! The gel things that you size to your ear -Be careful with these. I use the large and I am female adult and my husband was putting on small and it broke easy. I figure I may need to replace the gel things (which can be taken off every 4 months to wash better), than just wiping them with alcohol when they are on. I will replace in a year. If you take them on and off they are at risk for breaking. They come with small, for kids, medium and large clear gel ear fittings. Watch putting plug in ipod touch, I thought it didn't fit the new ipod touch 6 and you just push in headphone jack hard. it fits fine. They stay in your ear very well!! They come with a carrying bag with carry carbiner to clip on belt-loop or purse.

Pros: SOUND is amazing. I have Ipod 6 Touch (new one) on Rock and it sounds wonderful with these. Bas is nice, not too much but just as it should be. Clip to clip on your shirt. Carrying bag, Great fit

Cons: the volume and mute is Too close to the right earbud, It should be 8-9 inches lower in my opinion to see it well

Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

Anonymous from San Juan, PR on 8/5/2017

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Good product and very confortable.

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They do the job well.

Anonymous from Franklin, TN on 5/5/2017

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My last pair of middle range headphones crapped out (we travel alot). Saw these and was expecting a big upgrade. They are fine and do the job. Nothing bad to say, but nothing exciting either. With a little wiggling, twisting they fit in my ear and deliver good sound.

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Great product

Dylan from Trussville, AL on 4/27/2017

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Awesome product! Excellent sound and comfort. I hate the fit of any other type of headphones besides Bose; all others hurt my ears. Sound and comfort cannot be beat.

Pros: Sound, fit, comfort, accessories, color, (not wireless) no need to charge, stays in your ears

Cons: not wireless

Sound quality not worth the cost.

Paul from San Francisco, CA on 3/28/2017

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I didn't find the sound quality to be as good as others have reported it to be. Highs and mids are very flat. Music almost has an "AM" radio sound quality. I ended up returning them. Fortunately Crutchfield has a great exchange policy.

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Anonymous from Sebastopol, CA on 3/23/2017

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These headphones sound wonderful. They really stay put, I tried but could not get them to fall out and they are very comfortable . The cord is the perfect length to reach my pants pocket.

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Anonymous from Homer Glen, IL on 2/4/2017

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Comfortable fit, great sound tones and depth. Cancels out in-flight engine noise better than most products are used in the past.

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Shelby from Sharon, Ga. the darkest place in Georgia on 1/26/2017

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Your music enters your ear as it should and the sound is deep and all the notes are there along with all the instruments. Distinct. Not all muddled together in noise but separated like you are there live. I was lucky enough to see Kansas live at a nightclub in Atlanta when they released Song for America and the instrumentals were very clear like when the flute player was at the studio. Very, very good. And of course Brooke was on top of my order. It seems i was walking in my woods on my property when she called and I placed my order with her while I was out there and she sent me exactly what I wanted. No hassyl. Did not have to wait and go home to my computer, they arrived expeditiously. Required no effort from me, she knew me and was able to charge my debit card on the spot. Terrific service like you always get from Crutchfield. Shelby

Pros: Product, service, and competency

Cons: none

Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

Anonymous from Irvington, NY on 12/31/2016

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My husband loves these ear buds. He says they are very comfortable.

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Arthur from Summerfield Florida on 12/28/2016

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Sounds great and fits in your ear perfectly.

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Good fit

Gabe from Yuma, AZ on 12/28/2016

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Good fit inside ear. Wanted wired headphones, these looked good, and work well.

Pros: Not wireless; fit well and stay in place; sound is good.

Cons: A bit pricey, only time will tell if they were worth the high price tag.

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Andrew from Washington, DC on 12/26/2016

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Nice

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Bose quality, as expected

Anonymous from Rockford, IL on 12/26/2016

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I own several Bose products and they all sound great. These are no exception. I discovered that the wired IOS versions are being discontinued, likely because of the wireless push. I'm not quite ready to be required to maintain the charge of a wireless pair of headphones. It's easy to just 'plug and play' ;)

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Ben from Rio Rancho, NM on 12/24/2016

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Quality headphones with great sound and interface to iphones.

Pros: Quality of product

Cons: Cost $$

Great fit at last with nice sound quality!

Tex from Houston, Texas on 12/11/2016

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These fit great and don't fall out! This has been a problem with other earbuds. The sound quality is very good (much better than average per earlier earbuds I've tried) and I have been able to wear these for hours at a time comfortably. I finally bought these when they went on sale, partly because I was so impressed with the Bose over the ear QC-25 headphones which were expensive but worth it on long plane trips. I use these with an old iPhone that I packed with music. I run the old iPhone only on airplane mode since it's not connected to a carrier. Even after 5-6 hours it only uses ~10% or less of the battery.

Pros: Really comfortable fit Wearable for hours Very good sound quality

Cons: none

Good quality

Steven from York, PA on 11/28/2016

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These headphones has always been my favorites. these are my 3rd one since i started using them over 4 years ago with similar model. These are my first one as the sports model and still are comfortable for my ears. The sound quality are great for my liking. Clear, not too much bass and sharp. Also as an in-ear headphones, it is very comfortable to use. Come with 3 sizes to suit your ears. I will continue to buys these again when is time to replace them.

Pros: Good sound quality. Comfortable to use.

Cons: Not going to be toch notch sound quality as you will hear at the very high end premium studios headphones.

Great sound and comfort; poor durability.

Christopher from Oxnard, CA on 11/27/2016

Great sound and fit. Tangle resistant. Control buttons fail prematurely. This is my third pair of this style buds from Bose. I am actively looking for a decent alternative.

Pros: Feel great and don't fall out. Awesome sound. Hear through design doesn't make me feel blocked in.

Cons: The control buttons failed quickly. It is now stuck on 'volume up' so it's unbearable.

Fantastic for everyday use

Neville from Providence, RI on 10/24/2016

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These earphones are great for everyday use. If you're the type to have buds in your ear throughout the day, then these serve well. They hold well for intense workouts, and provide exceptional call quality, when talking over the in-line mic. They are also extremely comfortable to have on, and so you can listen for hours and hours on end. The only downside I can think of is the fact that they don't have audiophile-like sound. However, they are a really good pair if you're looking for an intermediate between audiophile earbuds, and cheap earbuds.

Pros: -reasonably priced for what they offer -Very comfortable

Cons: -Not the best sound quality out there, but very good for an intermediate between audiophile earphones and cheap buds

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Anonymous from Richmond Hill, GA on 10/1/2016

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Everything I expected from Bose

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Great Fit and Good Sound

Bob from Vineland NJ on 9/30/2016

I must have the world's smallest ear canals. I've always had a problem with "fit" with many other brands. The Bose soundsport not only sound great but stay put. I'd highly recommend them.

Pros: Durable, good fit, clarity.

Cons: Bass is a bit light.

Happy with them

Jim from Vermont on 9/7/2016

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Was concerned about fit but they are great.

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Anonymous from Hinsville, GA. on 7/1/2016

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Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

Pros: The sound quality is out of this world!

Cons: None

Amazing product and delivery!

Andres C from Oakland, CA on 4/21/2016

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amazing product and the delivery service was very good too, 100% recommended.

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Best earbuds I've tried

Ted from philadelphia, PA on 3/23/2016

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I've never found earbuds which I've felt had full rich sound...until now. No it's not as good a large over the ear headphones, but it's pretty great nonetheless. The sound is rich, adequately deep, and, most noticeably, very accurate. The way it hooks into your ear is very comfortable and soft, yet holds the set in place better than anything else I've tried. I've used for about 6 months now for walking around the city, exercising, and talking on the phone at home. There is zero evidence of wear and tear; very high quality. Friends tell me that on calls the sound is clearer than my expensive plantronics bluetooth earpiece, that said there really isn't any background noise cancellation. The controls work flawlessly, Siri, end call, take call, volume up, stop/start tunes, skip track. All as expected. I can't find anything to complain about. Well worth the price.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Don't have any

These fit nicely

Carolyn from Kingwood, TX on 1/29/2016

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There is no noise reduction on these. I use these when I'm running and I can hear the folks coming up behind me when they tell me they're passing. This is good. With the noise reduction, I could not hear the folks coming up from behind. I have both the SoundTrue and the SoundSport, and I use them in different situations. When I am in the office, I use the SoundTrue and when I run I use the SoundSport. Specifically for use outside, I'd recommend and use the SoundSport. The ear pieces do not fall or slip out even after running and sweating for an hour. (The SoundTrue became uncomfortable after running an hour.) My advice is to know what you want to use these for, and then buy if appropriate.

Pros: Comfortable, good sound, able to hear environment noise. Colored headsets make it easy to find in your purse.

Cons: Because you can hear the outside noise, these will not be as loud as your other Bose headsets.

Good so far

Pat from san antonio, TX on 1/28/2016

I bought these 5 months ago. At that time I read many reviews on several models of Bose ear buds. Many complained about the build quality and flimsiness. Some complained that they did not have enough bass. I have been using for 5 months with no issues whatsoever. First, they are extremely comfortable and their design keeps them in place. They are fantastic for active people. I use them mostly when I lift weights and do cardio. When I stretch or catch the cable on something or move suddenly - they have never come out or even been dislodged, not once. Second, they have good sound quality. I am not an audiophile and I am sure there may be better sounding earbuds out there, but I am a discerning listener, and I have been happy with the overall sound quality. One review suggested replacing the factory ear tabs with those designed for the noise canceling ear buds to achieve better bass. I tried this and the result was too much bass, it overpowered everything and took away from the sound quality. The stock configuration provides enough bass in most situations. If you are really, really, really into bass then you may want the over ear noise canceling Bose or the Beats headphones. I found the higher end Bose sounded better and cleaner overall than the high end Beats. Third, durability has been fine with these earbuds. Some reviewers said theirs stopped working due to contact with sweat. For me, no issues so far. If they fall apart in 6 months or a year I will repost.

Pros: Comfort, Sound Quality, Style

Cons: None so far. One can't list lack of noise reduction as a con because they are not advertised to have noise reduction. If you want noise reduction, them buy the noise canceling model!

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Anonymous from North Carolina on 1/16/2016

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Works very well

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Very nice sound quality

Tim from Massachusetts on 1/10/2016

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Sound quality is very nice. Comfort is great.

Pros: Build and sound quality.

Cons: Cons? None.

Very pretty

LeeAnn from Arizona on 1/4/2016

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These are very nice headphones, the colors are bright and match most of my things.

Pros: Attractive colors make it easy to spot your ear pieces. They are very comfortable and sound great.

Cons: Not noise canceling.

In ear headphones

ed from Pennsylvania on 1/2/2016

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Nice product, cool colors, great sound, but is not noise reducing.

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best ever

SueG from New York, NY on 12/28/2015

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These are the best earbuds ever. Bought a set for my daughter who loves them. Very comfortable, blocks out sound and brings out the best in any type of music.

Pros: All pros.....love everything about them.

Cons: No cons

Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones

Anonymous from Pennsylvania on 12/21/2015

Good sound at a good price.

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Awesome product

LeotheLion from California on 10/18/2015

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The best ever purchase

Pros: Sound quality, design features and Bose dependability.

Cons: None

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Features and Specs

General
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.7 ounces
Cord Length 44"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Bose SoundSport in-ear sports headphones are built for full, balanced sound, stability, and durability. Designed for workouts, the headphones are sweat- and weather-resistant, and will stay in place during vigorous exercise. They are specifically designed for use with iPhone and other Apple products.

Lifelike Audio Performance: The SoundSport in-ear headphones use proprietary technology to deliver tonally balanced audio with crisp highs and deep low notes. The exclusive TriPort technology helps deliver deep, natural low frequencies, thanks to three tiny ports in each earbud. You'll also hear crisp highs with a wider range than you'd expect from most in-ear headphones. As a safety feature, the SoundSport headphones allow ambient sound to pass through, so you can stay aware of your surroundings.

In-Line Remote Control/Microphone: The SoundSport in-ear headphones have a 44" cable with an in-line 3-button remote control and microphone. The remote and mic are compatible with select Apple products, including 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 SoundSport 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.

Lightweight Carrying Case: The Bose SoundSport headphones come with a lightweight, durable carrying case to help protect the headphones while you travel and hold your keys or cash during your workout.

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Why did you buy this?

Because they are Bose! [ PETE  Feb 08, 2018 ]
Bose has a good reputation as far as sound quality! [ Neofito  Dec 20, 2017 ]
I trust the name Bose [ Raynes  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Third pair. Love them! [ Patrick  Oct 15, 2017 ]
Sound and for gym, plus reviews were great on these. Someone fryed them in dryer and they kept on ticking [ Alice  Sep 20, 2017 ]
I chose these because of Bose sound quality (never failed me yet), they're designed for sports activities, and the ear fit system seems comfortable. [ Roger  Jul 10, 2017 ]
Because of the Great Reviews [ Bobby  Jun 07, 2017 ]
Brand reputation and reviews [ Marjie  May 06, 2017 ]
Replacement set, these are great [ E  Mar 14, 2017 ]
For working out [ Colby  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Have loved these for quite a while. Good sound, very comfortable. [ JOSEPH M  Nov 16, 2016 ]
on sale. bose quality. highly rated. [ Scott  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Great color! [ gerber  Oct 23, 2016 ]
These were recommended by a good friend for great fit (didn't hurt the ear), and of course Great Sound... [ Hermes  Sep 25, 2016 ]
previously had a pair. excellent sound. [ James  Sep 05, 2016 ]
Still using Sony Sports headphones from the late 80's! Sound great but falling apart:( [ Douglas  Sep 05, 2016 ]
I have a set and they work great, comfortable and the sound is the best. I bought them for a birthday gift. Perfect price. [ Glen  Aug 29, 2016 ]
After extensive research of expert and consumer reviews, the Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones shined above the rest despite not being wireless. [ Angel  Jun 05, 2016 ]
The Bose name and quality from other products I own of their's. Excellent reviews on the Bose website put me over the edge to make the purchase. [ ROB  May 23, 2016 ]
Bose is the best when it comes to audio quality performance [ Steve  Feb 16, 2016 ]
Sound quality [ Kevin  Dec 13, 2015 ]
great review [ LARRY  Nov 26, 2016 ]
great headphones for the morning run. great sound stay in the ear [ Michael  Aug 22, 2016 ]
It's the only sports earbuds I have found that won't fall out and won't stop working from all of my sweat. [ andrew  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Living in TX, and running makes you sweat. These are supposed to be weather and sweat resistant, thus it is a logical choice. Hopefully they sound and feel good. [ Carolyn  Jan 02, 2016 ]
Love Bose products Thank you [ MARIA  Feb 17, 2018 ]
Because they are Bose! [ PETE  Feb 08, 2018 ]
lost my old ones. so did my daughter. [ Brian  Nov 16, 2017 ]
I bought these for my college bound daughter, went with Bose because of their legacy [ Scott  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Had set for years. Great units. Sound is tremendous and typical Bose quality. Used 100's of times. Ear adapters are perfect and comfortable. Purchased other items from Crutchfield and never disappointed in price or satisfaction. Great company. [ John  Jul 25, 2017 ]
had a bose earphones for a couple years. great sound. need new pair for sport. [ John  Aug 22, 2016 ]
online ratings [ CARLOS  Aug 15, 2016 ]
We already own a pair and they have been great and, most of all, extremely durable withstanding the abuse of a young teenage daughter competitive soccer player. Decided to invest in a second pair for our daughter so she stop's borrowing mom's :-). [ DARIO  Dec 16, 2015 ]
The Bose quality is unmistakable. [ Jonathan  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Bought one for one son last year, he liked them so much, he suggested I order these for Christmas gifts this year! [ Marylou  Dec 14, 2015 ]

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