Talking back to the memory of my childhood, I grew up with melodies from 1970 – 1980’s great vocalists like Jim Reeves, Peter Paul and Marry, Jose Feliciano, Righteous Brothers, and the big band of a symphony orchestra. While in the college, I also stumbled upon a professor who introduced me to the miracle of Bose 901 speaker and the “Psychoacoustics” philosophy. Bose employed each small speaker in a determined location. With the set of small speakers combined together, they generate the sound dimension similar to the intensity of sound in a concert hall. Owning a decent pair of Bose 901 speaker is one of my dreams since I was just a college student. After many years, I’m still chasing my dream but my financial issue doesn’t allow me to do so.
Not until I wanted to get fit by going to a nearby fitness center and found out that I really need a decent pair of headphone to isolate myself from the crowd. I started looking for sport Bluetooth headphones on the market. After undergoing some research, I finally narrowed down to 3 brands, JBL Reflect Response, Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphone, and JayBird Freedom. To test the sound quality, I have opted for three of my favorite songs as follow;
– Ain’t No Sunshine Version Friends of Carlotta Bit Rate 890 kbps
– Besame Mucho Version Silvia Droste Bit Rate 854 kbps
– Wheel of Fortune Version Allan Taylor Bit Rate 953 kbps
I actually wanted to test more but it would be too offended to do it in store and you, in fact, didn’t have any plan to buy. Out of 3 brands, I prefer Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphone the most. Thanks to its specially designed winged tips, I could jam it firmly into my ears without worrying about dropping it while jogging. The noise-isolating function also worked well to help single me out from everything around. But the most significant factor to me is the sound it delivered. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphone provided smooth, clear, natural, and warm sound delivered right into your ears. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphone still managed to retain most detail in high and midrange sound while the bass seemed to tone down when in the high ambient environment.
Regardless of Bose’s claim of waterproof function, the user’s reviews from other sources didn’t give much credit to it. After a brief test in the gym myself, I have found no malfunction or any worn out from the headphone even though my body was soaked in sweat. Therefore, I voted in favor of this function.
Unlike other competitors, Bose has decided not to provide an adjustable cord length but rather equipped with the clip that you can hook on to the shirt. The power switch is on the right earplug with illuminating light for battery and connection status. Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphone also features near-field communication tap-to-pair function for those who own Samsung’s smartphone but I am an iPhone user. Anyway, the Bluetooth function worked well with my iPhone since I repeatedly paired and repaired both devices and it showed no sign of connection problem. Ultimately, I’m quite satisfied with Bluetooth function (no comment for near-field communication).
Additionally, you can download a free app Bose Connect to Android and IOS to help you organizing your headphone either managing paring list or setting up your headphone. The battery power is good for approximately 6 hours for a single charge.
- Easily hook up into the ears, thanks to winged tips.
- Noise isolating function works extremely well.
- Excellent high and mid-range sound.
- Effective Bluetooth function.
- Reliable Waterproof function.
- Long lasting battery life.
- No adjustable cord provided.
- Larger and heavier than other competitors in the market.
- Quite an expensive price tag.