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bose soundsport earbuds

bose soundsport earbuds
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Bose Soundsport Earbuds

 Whether you're looking for the best running headphones or the best sports headphones, chances are you've been looking for what the Bose catalog has to offer. After all, this is a brand that has built a solid reputation for producing some of the best wireless sports headphones on the market in recent years.

But should you consider. Bose sports headphones? Their introduction follows on the heels of the excellent Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, of which we are huge fans. The big question is, how much of that brilliance has Bose managed to pass on to its cheaper siblings? Some elements have, of course, been sacrificed and changed to achieve a lower price; but is there the same character? If so, we might be looking at five-star shooting.

Design and build

The design and construction of the Bose Sports Earbuds is a cross between the new QuietComfort headphones and an old pair of true wireless Bose SoundSport Free headphones.

The shells are smaller and slightly more rounded than the ones you get with the QuietComforts, although they still protrude just as far from your ears. They don't look ridiculous, however, and look much thinner than the SoundSport Free, though nowhere near as thin as rivals like the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live.

bose soundsport earbuds
image credit: Bose


The Bose Sport earphones seem to be a bit cheaper than their siblings, as they use more durable plastic on the touch surfaces. This, of course, was to be expected. They are also slightly lighter than the QuietComforts at 6.75g (vs. 8.5g for the QuietComforts).

You have a choice of three finishes: Triple Black, Glacier White or Baltic Blue from our review sample.

Bluetooth version 5.1

Noise Cancellation No

Battery life 5 hours (15 with charger)

Voice control Siri, Google Assistant

Completes x3

As has become the norm for Bose wireless earphones lately, you only come with silicone tips in three different sizes (small, medium, and large). We would normally criticize this selection as quite limited were it not for the fact that it is relatively easy for us to find the right size. The combination of large, soft, and flexible silicone eartips (Bose calls them "umbrella"), combined with the equally soft wing tips, really helps the earbuds sit securely in place without pushing them into your ear canal. This also makes them comfortable for long listening sessions.

The tips are easy to swap out too - other manufacturers can definitely learn a thing or two about the ease with which you can take one headphone off and put the other on.

The isolation you get from the Bose headphones is good, though we'd be lying if we said we didn't miss out on the efficiency and noise-canceling level provided by the QuietComfort. Headphones. Yes, they're more expensive, but it's not uncommon to get noise canceling headphones even at that price. Let's take the excellent Sony WF-SP800N as an example.

bose soundsport earbuds
image credit: Bose

Capabilities

The sports headphones are IP4 rated, which means they are sweat and weather resistant, so you shouldn't have any problems if you get caught in a light downpour while on your weekly 5K run.

Battery life averages five hours per charge, and the carrying case provides two more full charges for a total of 15 hours. That compares to six hours and two extra charges of the QuietComfort headphones and a full nine hours on a single charge from the Sony WF-SP800N. You should be able to take a dead battery from zero to two hours with a 15-minute quick charge via USB-C. Unlike QuietComfort, there is no wireless charging here.

bose soundsport earbuds
image credit: Bose

The carrying case for the Bose Sport headphones is slightly smaller and narrower than the QuietComfort headphones. It's a little longer due to the way the buds are arranged inside. A group of five LEDs on the front show you how much battery is left in the case, and inside there is a pairing button that you will need to press every time you want to connect the buds to a new source.

We find the pairing process a little tricky and inconsistent. We're trying to pair them with iPhones and MacBooks, switching between them manually in the app when needed. But the transition isn't as smooth as we think. Sports headphones also have trouble simply reconnecting to the same device and we have to try restarting the pairing process several times. We really didn't have these issues with the QuietComfort headphones.

That you cannot be connected to two sources at the same time, such as a laptop to listen to music and a phone to make or receive random calls. You must switch manually in the Bose Music app. You will need to download the app on your Android or iOS smartphone before using them for the first time.

The old version of the Bose Soundsport Free used to have physical controls, but the sports headphones follow the steps of the QuietComfort headphones with touch controls built into the surface of the earpiece. Most of the controls you need are supported, including pause, play, and skip forward. Double-tap the right earbud to play, pause, or answer/reject calls. Press and hold your finger on the right earpiece to call the voice assistant.

Double-tapping the left earpiece skips forward, but, oddly enough, there is no way to return to the beginning of the track. Not exactly a good option, but a strange omission, considering that almost all competitors offer this functionality.

Thanks to a recent firmware update, you can also assign the touch surface on the right earcup as a volume control. Swipe up and down to decrease them, and swipe up to, you guessed it, increase the volume.

Call quality is quite good by earphone standards. The microphones are in the right earcup, which is the primary one, and your voice sounds relatively clear under normal conditions. You do hear wind noise when you use them outside, but it's not enough to make us use them.


bose soundsport earbuds
image credit: Bose

Sound

Given the performance of their noise canceling siblings, we had high hopes for the Bose Sports Earbuds. And to a large extent they work. We can't help but be impressed by their measured approach. Every track we play is handled fairly and honestly. High frequencies do not irritate or irritate.

Low frequencies are not overcooked, as they can be found in less efficient wireless headphones. The bass notes have richness and fullness, but they never sound fat and sloppy. Bose's enthusiastic and flamboyant presentation ensures they don't linger at the reception. When you first listen, they really draw you in.

Play Sting and the Police's defeat you and this plucked bass has a great sense of weight as it expresses this reggae influence. The drum beats sound solid and precise, propelling the song forward at a constant speed. There's a fullness and richness to Sting's vocals that isn't stuffy, but you feel he's a bit lacking in terms of direct expression. The best pairs of headphones for the money sound clearer and reveal a little more detail.

Play End Credits from Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides and the orchestra sound rich and detailed - although, again, the very best takes away a few extra layers of detail and delivers dynamics with more refinement. The track does not reach the same heights as when listening through, say, the Sony WF-1000XM3. The strings don't sparkle as much and their dynamism feels a bit stunted when you listen to a track through the Bose. Sports headphones are still very comfortable to listen to, they just don't make music as special as the best at this level.

Verdict

The Bose Sport Earbuds are a good pair of wireless earbuds, but we won't call them great. Their musical and powerful balance is easy to get along with, and would be a good fit for those who love sports who don't really need a bass-heavy sound; but they don't have the sophistication or subtlety needed for a five-star rating at this price point.

ASSESSMENTS

  • Sound 4
  • Build 4
  • Comfort 5

Reviewers Liked

  • One of the best-sounding wireless headphones yet
  • Well-designed charging bass
  • Comfortable to wear and stay in place during exercise routines
  • Water resistant
  • Rock solid connection

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Relatively large buds stick out of ear
  • Noise isolation is lacking for noisy environments like a gym
  • Expensive compared to competition
  • High price tag

Bose Soundsport Earbuds Price  $139.99





Bose Soundsport Earbuds Specs


Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth4.1
Wireless Range30' / 9.1 m
NFCNone
Wired Connectivity
Charging PortPins
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Runtime5 Hours
5 Days (Standby)
Recharge Time1.5 Hours
Charging Case
Additional Runtime10 Hours
Charging InterfaceMicro-USB
Physical
Material of ConstructionPlastic, Silicone
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 6.1 x 2.1"

Kate Bush won't be on TikTok

 Kate Bush won't be on TikTok


Kate Bush won't be on TikTok


Kate Bush thinks TikTok "sounds ridiculous".


The 63-year-old singer - who is enjoying a career resurgence after 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' topped the charts following its use in 'Stranger Things' - insisted she isn't interested in getting involved in the video-sharing platform, despite there being a whole subset inspired by her work.


'Woman's Hour' host Emma Barnett asked her: “Do you know about WitchTok, a subset of TikTok? It’s inspired by ‘Babooshka‘ and your look in that video. There’s a whole load of people very dedicated to you in that space. Do you know about that?”

Kate laughed and replied: "No I don’t. It sounds ridiculous.”


The 'Wuthering Heights' hitmaker finds modern life "incredibly exciting" but acknowledged some people have to "look a bit harder" to see the positives through their own struggles.


She said: “It’s an awful time on a lot of levels for people, very difficult.

But it’s also a time when incredible things are happening. Technology is progressing at this incredible rate. That’s pretty overwhelming, really. But, you know, there’s so many advances in medicine and there are positive things. You just have to look a bit harder to find them at the moment.”


Kate is delighted 'Stranger Things' has brought a new popularity to her 1985 single and is particularly pleased about the idea of a "whole new audience" discovering her music that otherwise may never have heard of her.


She said: "It’s such a great series, I thought that the track would get some attention.


“But I just never imagined that it would be anything like this. It’s so exciting. But it’s quite shocking really, isn’t it? I mean, the whole world’s gone mad.


What’s really wonderful, I think, is this is a whole new audience who, in a lot of cases, have never heard of me and I love that. The thought of all these really young people hearing the song for the first time and discovering it is… well, I think it’s very special.”


Sony SRS-XB13

 Sony SRS-XB13

 

Sony SRS-XB13

The Sony SRS-XB13 isn't perfect, but it's very affordable.

Looking ahead, this Sony SRS-XB13 review concludes that if you want the perfect portable speaker, it's better to spend a little more money. Compared to some of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy, the Sony SRS-XB13 falls short in a number of ways, but it's very cheap, so that's to be expected.


Price and availability

Design and battery

Sound and features

Impression

Where could I buy

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Regardless, the SRS-XB13 will still make a good gift and a good buy if you're on a budget and need a small wireless speaker. It is also very easy to carry around. It is waterproof and dustproof so you can use it almost anywhere.


If you're not too worried about your budget, take a look at the best JBL Bluetooth speakers , although most of them are much more expensive than this one, they also sound much better.


Price and availability

At the time of writing this review, you can buy a Sony SRS-XB13 for about 4500 rubles. Take a look at the widgets at the end of this page to see where you can buy it in your region and discover the best deals on the web right now.


Design and battery

Small enough to fit in your hand, the Sony SRS-XB13 only weighs about 253g. It's a tiny wireless speaker that's going to be super easy to take around and will

definitely fit in your luggage when you go on vacation. Shaped like a glass, it has a speaker grille at the top, slits at the bottom for sound output, and a strap for carrying and hanging.


Picture of Sony SRS-XB13


Sony SRS-XB13


You can buy it in six colors: if you prefer something more subdued, you can choose black, taupe or light blue, and if you want something more whimsical, it is also available in turquoise, lemon yellow or coral pink. flowers. Whether you are buying for yourself or someone else, one of the color options is sure to be the right one.


Made almost entirely of plastic, the Sony SRS-XB13 feels solid and I can't imagine getting scratched. It should be able to take a few hits in your backpack and is also IP67 water and dust resistant, which means you can use it by the pool, in the park or on the beach without worrying about damaging it.


Side view of Sony SRS-XB13

Sony SRS-XB13


There are several speaker and music controls along the rubber strip on the back, including a power button and a Bluetooth button, as well as a pause/play button and volume controls. With a double or triple press of the play button, you can scroll forward and backward without taking your phone out.


You'll get up to 16 hours of music with the Sony SRS-XB13 on a single charge. It's not bad, it's enough for a day.


Sony SRS-XB13 rear image

The USB-C port for charging is hidden behind a cover on the back. It will take about 4 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the battery, which is a very long time, you will probably need to remember to plug it in at night, not before you go.


Sound and features

When it comes to sound quality, you can't expect very much from such a cheap speaker, but what the speaker's design does well is that it gives you the same sound no matter where you stand in relation to it - it radiates out into every corner.

Sony SRS-XB13


When you turn the volume up to 100%, it's actually not that loud. The speaker is suitable for listening to small groups, but its power will not be enough to sound the party. I also noticed that the sound was a bit distorted at the highest levels, with audible hiss behind the track.


The Sony SRS-XB13 has a single 43mm driver, and despite being labeled "extra bass" it won't rock walls, let's just say. You get punch on bass-heavy songs and vocals are very clear, but that's a far cry from some of the very best Bose Bluetooth speakers you can buy, for example.


To make the sound more spacious, you can connect two of these speakers together for stereo sound. I only had one, so unfortunately I couldn't test this feature.


Another handy feature is that the Sony SRS-XB13 has a built-in microphone so you can take calls through it. I wouldn't expect too much from this, people on the other end of the line can have a hard time hearing you, especially if you're in a noisy area.

Sony SRS-XB13


Impression

Summing up, we can say that the Sony SRS-XB13 is far from perfect. The sound isn't very powerful or particularly accurate, the microphone doesn't work very well when you use it as a speakerphone, and it takes a long time to charge.


But on the other hand, it's still a decent speaker considering how cheap it is. If you're not a music lover, you won't be too bothered by sound problems, and the great thing is that you can literally use it anywhere and everywhere. That's not to mention the battery life, which is enough for a whole day of listening to music. Compared to other speakers at a similar price, this is definitely a good option


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Alone (2015)

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8.4/10
TV-149 Seasons
GenreReality
CastVarious    WATCH ON APPLE TV+
Looking for adventure, or at least to live vicariously through someone else while you remain safely on the comfort of your couch? Check out Alone, which is now streaming its eighth season. Each season follows hardcore survivalists as they visit extreme locations around the world and fight to stay alive. Why? The big cash prize at the end of half a million dollars. Season eight follows a new set of players dealing with even more dangerous and harrowing challenges at a new destination, Chilko Lake, where they fight off grizzly bears, deal with harsh weather conditions, and attempt to build shelter.



Peaky Blinders (2013)

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75 %
8.8/10
TV-MA6 Seasons
GenreDrama, Crime
CastCillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle
Created bySteven Knight    WATCH ON NETFLIX

Back for its sixth and final season is this British crime drama that follows the urban youth crime gang of the title name that formed following the aftermath of the First World War. Loosely based on the real-life gang, which was active from the 1880s to the 1910s, the BBC series was acquired by Netflix for distribution rights in 2021, and season 6 was the last. However, a spinoff film is also in the works to keep the story going.