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Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones (Aqua)

Item # 018SSWRLSA

Bose makes some of the most popular fitness and running earbuds we offer.

Bose makes some of the most popular fitness and running earbuds we offer.

13 questions - 43 answers

Item # 018SSWRLSA

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About the Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones

Jeff Miller

Much-loved Bose® workout headphones — now wireless

Bose makes some of the most popular fitness and running earbuds we offer. The SoundSport® Wireless are their first pair with built-in Bluetooth®. I tried them out and can tell you they fit as comfortably and securely as their wired predecessors. They also bring the bass you need to keep moving. And since music plays wirelessly from your phone, there's no connecting cord in the way of your workout.

Much-loved Bose® workout headphones — now wireless

Bose SoundSport Wireless

The Bose SoundSport Wireless headphones play music wirelessly and stay in place as you move.

Bose makes some of the most popular fitness and running earbuds we offer. The SoundSport® Wireless are their first pair with built-in Bluetooth®. I tried them out and can tell you they fit as comfortably and securely as their wired predecessors. They also bring the bass you need to keep moving. And since music plays wirelessly from your phone, there's no connecting cord in the way of your workout.

Trying them out in the gym

I took the Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones for a spin on the exercise bike. Winged loops kept them in place as I moved, and I quickly got used to the super-soft earbuds. They don't feel like they're sticking deep into your ear, more like resting in place.

For me, catching up on TV shows makes cardio more bearable. I wasn't sure if streaming Veep on my phone over Bluetooth would cause audio/video sync issues. But no problem here! The snappy, snarky back-and-forth between characters came fast and furious, without any lag between the video and audio.

Wireless control over music and calls

When I switched over to tunes, I found the sound powerful and well-rounded. And I could hit play and pause or adjust the volume without touching my phone. There's a remote on the cable connecting the left and right earpieces that handled those controls. A built-in mic lets you answer phone calls without removing the earbuds — or slowing down.

Comfortable and water-resistant

If you work up a sweat, don't worry. The SoundSport® wireless headphones aren't just stable and comfy, they're sweat- and weather-resistant, too. They are tough enough to hang with you through your grueling workouts, indoors or out.


Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
  • three-button remote for music and volume controls
  • built-in microphone for taking calls
  • clear, powerful sound with deep bass
  • sweat- and weather-resistant
  • three sizes of proprietary StayHear® tips provide a comfortable, secure fit during exercise
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 6 hours of listening
  • USB charging cable
  • matching carrying case with carabiner clip
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 761529-0020

What's in the box:

  • In-ear Bluetooth wireless headphones (aqua)
  • 13" Micro USB charging cable
  • 3 Pairs of StayHear ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • Black neoprene zippered storage case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Global support info

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More details on the Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones

Mark G.

Features & specs

Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 1.097" x 0.892"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version Not given
Single-earbud Operation ---
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri No
3.5mm No
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.8 ounces
Cord Length 21"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Bose SoundSport Wireless in-ear headphones deliver full, balanced sound and comfort for any activity. Designed for workouts, the headphones are sweat- and weather-resistant, and will stay in place during vigorous exercise. The SoundSport Wireless headphones feature Bluetooth and NFC, and work with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Bluetooth: Built-in Bluetooth lets you connect your devices wirelessly so you're not tethered to your phone. You can pair (and unpair) the headphones to an NFC-enabled Android device by touching the device to the NFC touchpoint on the in-line remote. The headphones are powered by a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that charges in approximately 2 hours via the supplied Micro USB cable. A fully charged battery provides approximately 6 hours of playback. Music playback is not possible during charging.

Bose Connect: The Bose Connect app makes it easy to connect to your Bluetooth devices, and switch between them whenever you desire. It improves your wireless experience by helping you pair your headphones to multiple devices by a simple swipe. You can also get software updates, product tips, and personalized settings from the app. The free Bose Connect app is available for download from the Apple App store for devices running iOS 8.0 or later, and from Google Play for devices running Android 4.3 and up.

In-Line Remote Control/Microphone: The SoundSport Wireless in-ear headphones have a 21" connecting cable between the ear buds with an in-line 1-button remote control and microphone below the right ear bud. The remote and mic are compatible with both iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Android devices. The Multi-function button will control play/pause, skip forward/backward, fast forward/rewind, and volume up/down. It can also answer/end a phone call, decline a call, answer or decline a second call, switch between two calls, create a conference call, activate voice control, and mute/unmute a call.

StayHear+ Tips: The SoundSport Wireless 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 Wireless in-ear headphones come with a lightweight, durable neoprene carrying case to help protect the headphones while you travel and hold your keys or cash during your workout. The case has a carabiner so you can clip it to your clothing.

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Customer Q&A

13 questions already asked

Will this work with a Sansa Mp3 player with Bluetooth capability?
bruce  Mar 11, 2021
4 answers
We don't test Bluetooth compatibility of headphones with these types of players. However these headphones support Bluetooth that most portable audio players can work with.
allison  Mar 28, 2021 (Staff)
Not really sure but I see no reason why they wouldn't.
frank  Mar 24, 2021
Hi Bruce, Thanks for your question , however I don't have a Sansa player. The Bose headset is an excellent choice. I have #2 pair and they are very reliable. Thanks, Don
donald  Mar 24, 2021
I cannot say for certain, but the fact that the MP3 player is Bluetooth capable, it should. I have connected my SoundSport to four different Bluetooth capable devices that I have at home and did not have any issues at all.
steven  Mar 23, 2021
Are they good for watching tv.?
salvatore  Apr 08, 2019
6 answers
clint  Apr 09, 2019
No, they are NOT for watching TV. You can use them only for your computer, cell phones, portable radios.
christina  Apr 09, 2019
Very good for music and workouts. I love them. More comfortable than fully inthe ear ones while lighter than over the ear ones. But on your question, no not really good for tv. Sometimes have trouble hearing all dialog clearly. In fact I just purchased a pair of noise cancelling over the ear ones for my last long flight as these weren't good enough for tv on a load plane.
marc  Apr 08, 2019
Don't know, never tried to use them to watch TV. Will give it a try.
evelyn  Apr 08, 2019
Don't know I use them for the gym
michael  Apr 08, 2019
Yes, they paired seamlessly with my Samsung SmartTV and are great for watching without bothering anyone else. However, they won't pair with my HP laptop which is too bad when it comes to travel.
marc  Apr 08, 2019
What is the maximum range of the ear buds?
ross  Jun 28, 2016
2 answers
So some reason in line of sightI I could go around 30 ft. The moment i go in to room which may be less than 10-15ft. but no line of sight the signal starts crackling.
ashish  Sep 02, 2016
I found an issue with BT connection yesterday after using them for a couple of days inside the house, i went for a walk with them in the open. To my surprise when i kept phone (Galaxy S6) in "Left rear pocket" of my shorts the BT connection started dropping like the distance between the earphones and phone was over 10 mtr. I tested this out a couple of time during by walk and every time i could replicate the problem. This issue was not there when i put the phone in my Right rear pocket. I guess the BT antenna is in the "Right" head phone. Then i placed the phone of a platform and started walking away from it, within 10 ft the connection started to drop. Upon return home I tried the same things. But no issues this time. They worked well in line of site and only started to drop connection once behind a wall and 0ver 7-8 mtr away I had upgraded the firmware a day before. I have not tried them with another Phone will try with a couple of other handsets. I also own the QC 35 no issue with them so far. At least indoors yet.
ashish  Jul 03, 2016
Can I use Bose® SoundSport® wireless headphones with a desktop?
michael  Jun 26, 2016
5 answers
If your desktop supports Bluetooth; if not you will need to buy a Bluetooth adapter.
timothy  Jun 28, 2016
I used it with our MACBook Pro.
donn  Jun 28, 2016
I use mine with a tablet , I'm sure you can use a desk top, if the desk top Has Bluetooth
stanley  Jun 28, 2016
Yes, as long as your desktop (or laptop) computer has Bluetooth. If it doesn't, you can purchase a Bluetooth adapter (also known as a "dongle") for about 10 bucks, which plugs into a USB port on your computer.
joel  Jun 27, 2016
glenn  Jun 27, 2016
Is it waterproof and or sweatproof?
raymond  Mar 31, 2019
5 answers
I'm not sure! Don't use them in extreme conditions but Crutchfield Advisors could answer your question
richard o.  Apr 01, 2019
Definitely sweat-proof, but I would not submerge in water.
spencer  Apr 01, 2019
No, however if there is some rain and you protect them and they get a little bit wet, it's not cause for getting too worried
carlos  Mar 31, 2019
Yes they are. I've used them while running as it started to rain and also on hot sunny days.
juan  Mar 31, 2019
Sweatproof, yes. I wear them at the fitness center. Can't say waterproof. Wouldn't wear them in the rain or swimming.
michael  Mar 31, 2019
does the charger come with the wireless ear buds?
na na  Jul 06, 2018
1 answer
Yes. I plug the provided cable into my phone charger dock and it's fully charged in two hours.
brian  Jul 10, 2018
Will these work with an LG OLED TV?
vincent  Jun 19, 2018
1 answer
If the LG OLED TV Is compatible with Bluetooth it will
craig  Jun 19, 2018
Do these earbuds allow outside sound to pass through just like wired version or do they muffle the sound like every other in ear buds do?
derrick  Feb 20, 2018
3 answers
Yes, they allow ambient noises, but it is obviously muted. As a bike rider, they allow you to hear cars and trucks.
stephen  Feb 28, 2018
I would say they muffle the outside sound to some degree. I can hear someone talk if turn the sound off. Best conversions are obtained by taking one ear bud out. So I am careful walking the city.
paul  Feb 28, 2018
They do allow some outside sounds
stanley  Feb 28, 2018
Battery life?
derek  May 22, 2017
5 answers
Very good. I think it is rated for about 6 hours but I am definitely getting 7 to 8
kevin  May 22, 2017
3 hour battery life when in use. Very fast charging and best sound I ever heard from a wireless headphones. The headphones also remembers more than three Bluetooth items once paired.
craig  May 22, 2017
I got 6-7 hrs
stanley  May 22, 2017
It also tells you every time you turn it on what percentage you have left. I am very please with it.
paul  May 22, 2017
The battery life is excellent.
paul  May 22, 2017
Is it Iphone compatible ?
veronica  Feb 05, 2017
5 answers
Yes it is and the music output quality is amazing!
craig  Feb 06, 2017
It is very Iphone compatible.
carlos  Feb 06, 2017
Yes, I have it connected to my mine
stanley  Feb 05, 2017
alejandro  Feb 05, 2017
Yes it is. Bluetooth - works quite well.
paul  Feb 05, 2017
Where are they made?
a  Feb 25, 2022
1 answer
Bose Manufacturing facility
jerry  Feb 25, 2022
would i be able to do a swimming workout with these?
dylan  Nov 10, 2017
2 answers
No. They are not rated for swimming.
michael  Nov 11, 2017
Once. These are not for underwater use.
matthew  Nov 11, 2017
Do they work with a laptop PC ?
daphne  Dec 03, 2016
3 answers
As long as you have Bluetooth!
bettie  Dec 04, 2016
Hi, I have tried on my Macbook but was not able to get it to work. You have to remember you have to download the Bose software on a mobile device in order for you to use the headset.
michael  Dec 04, 2016
If the laptop Bluetooth compatible they will work.
arthur  Dec 03, 2016

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