The Apple AirPods started a bit of a revolution, even if they weren’t the first truly-wireless headphones. After the success of Apple’s entirely wire-free headset, everyone wants a piece of the market. Android users obviously won’t want AirPods, and many of the existing players simply haven’t been able to crack the segment. Until now.
Although the Bragi The Headphone was the first headset to do away with wires completely, it has its weaknesses. Subsequently, we saw options from Samsung, Sony and Jabra, among others. The last good pair of truly-wireless headphones I reviewed was the Jabra Elite 65t, which got the concept mostly right. What has proven to be the case for the time being, though, is that truly-wireless technology is still the domain of brands that have a higher level of proficiency in making wireless headphones to start with.
One of those brands is Bose, and here we have the Bose SoundSport Free for review. Priced at Rs 18,990, it’s definitely among the more expensive options within this design concept. However, it does have a fair bit going for it. Here’s what I think about the Bose SoundSport Free.
Truly wireless headphones have the distinct feature of being larger than typical in-ear headphones, because of the need to include the battery, DAC, amplifier and wireless receiver in each earpiece. Each earphone of the Bose SoundSport Free is fairly large as such, significantly larger than typical in-ear headphones. While you’d expect the headset to be heavy, the plastic construction keeps the earphone light.
Depending on the color you buy, the finish and design will vary. Our review unit was the midnight blue-citron variant, which has an interesting combination of blue and lime-yellow, along with a contemporary and sporty texture and design on the outside. You also get an all-black variant, and a bright orange and blue variant, which look good as well. Here’s our video review of the Bose SoundSport Free!