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Apple AirPods vs Bose SoundSport Wireless

0.65 in
1.59 in
Apple AirPods Headphones
Apple AirPods
0.98 in
1.2 in
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
Bose SoundSport Wireless
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
22
3.7 out of 5
12 user ratings
5 stars
0 %
4 stars
75 %
3 stars
25 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
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18
3.9 out of 5
9 user ratings
5 stars
22 %
4 stars
55 %
3 stars
22 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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User rating
87
3.6 out of 5
87 user ratings
5 stars
40 %
4 stars
22 %
3 stars
10 %
2 stars
11 %
1 stars
14 %
37
4.2 out of 5
37 user ratings
5 stars
35 %
4 stars
51 %
3 stars
10 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %

Full Comparison

Technical details

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Sound outputStereoStereo
StyleIn-EarIn-Ear
Connectivity technology
True Wireless Stereo
Wireless
Headset (integrated/enclosed microphone)yesyes

Design

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Colour of productWhite
  • Black
  • Black,Blue
  • Grey,White,Yellow
  • Yellow
Acoustic designHalf openedClosed
Control typeTouchIn-line control
Attachment typeEar canalEarloop/Ear conch
CategoryTravel and CommutingSport
Foldableyes
N/A
Body material
N/A
Silicone
Water resistant
N/A
yes

Dimensions

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Width0.65 in0.98 in
Depth0.71 in1.2 in
Height1.59 in1.2 in
Weight0.14 oz0.81 oz

Sound

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Impedance23.0 Ω
N/A
Sensitivity109.0 dB
N/A
Frequency range5 - 21000
N/A
Driver technologyDynamicDynamic

Microphone

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Microphone typeBuilt-in microphoneIn-line microphone

Connectivity

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Inputs supportedBluetoothBluetooth
Bluetooth version5.04.2
Bluetooth profileA2DP
  • AVRCP
  • A2DP
  • HFP
Bluetooth codec
  • AAC
  • SBC
SBC
Wireless connectionBluetoothBluetooth
USBnoyes
Other connectorsApple Lightning
N/A
Multi Point connectionnoyes
Audio streaming via bluetooth
N/A
  • A2DP
  • AVRCP
  • HFP
Wireless range
N/A
10
Type of USB connector
N/A
Micro-USB

Features

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Buttons
  • Answer button
  • Keyguard
  • Next song
  • Previous song
  • Bluetooth pairing
  • Next song
  • Play/Pause
  • Previous song
  • PTT
  • Volume
Carrying caseyesyes
Noise-canceling
N/A
no
Playback controls
N/A
yes
FM radio
N/A
yes
NFC
N/A
yes

Power

Apple AirPodsApple AirPods
Bose SoundSport WirelessBose SoundSport Wireless
Battery operatedyesyes
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery life5.0 h6.0 h
Talk time2.0 h6.0 h
Charging via USBnoyes
Charging caseyesyes
Battery recharge time
N/A
2.0 h

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • they are also very stable in-ears for sports
  • fairly well balanced and deliver a reasonable amount of bass
  • more bass and richer overall sound
  • very easy to get in and out of my ears and very comfortable to wear
  • comparably well priced
  • the Google are a lot more stable for physical activity and sports
  • Call quality was also pretty good
  • the Apple are very well-made and are very comfortable in the ears
  • Apple are better made
  • more comfortable
  • and have a better build quality
  • incredibly comfortable and lightweight so you can them wear for hours
  • audio reproduction is noticeably better and their wireless range is excellent
  • great and offers a great total 25-hour battery life
  • smooth finish and incredibly lightweight design
  • comfortable so you can wear them for hours
  • Sony audio quality is also better than that of the Apple
  • new ways of thinking
  • new connections
  • and new industries
  • Battery life and fit are both better than you might expect
  • the microphone is fantastic
  • very low latency and also a very reliable connection
  • great battery life
  • wireless performance
  • and good sound
  • the fast charging mode is nice
  • voices to sound more natural and present
  • solid performance
  • plenty of features
  • and good enough sound
  • flawlessly stable wireless connection and range alone
  • AirPods are an excellent tool for taking phone calls
  • audio performance is quite good
  • is surprisingly very comfortable to wear
  • silicone tips covering the earphones are very soft and fit very well
  • Super comfortable and great bass
  • a comfortable; secure fit
  • mids and trebles still come through clearly and crisply
  • Great sound performance and a snug
  • solid and balanced performance with a good amount of bass and detail
  • Audio sounds very clean; clear and overall pleasing
  • Bass quality is great with really deep yet clear lows that can
  • ; it feels sturdy and well-made
  • delivers sound and fit your lifestyle
  • Mids and highs are good with vocals coming out clear
  • sporty; comfortable design
  • sound quality
  • sounds decent and stays securely in your ears
  • pleasantly full bass and include an integrated remote and microphone and a nice
  • the design and comfort level are great
  • making smooth-sounding that are pretty well balanced with good bass performance
  • midrange is also pretty decent
  • the housings are angled for a comfortable fit and better delivery of sound
Cons
  • bass drop in Childish
  • the small size of the charging case and tiny size of the buds increases the potential
  • they still look kinda dorky
  • limited controls as a downside
  • sit in my ear quite deeply enough
  • it has no inputs or outputs and is only used to charge or pair the headphones
  • No cherry-picked units sent by brands
  • bass delivery varies noticeably across users
  • they can only be used with iOS devices
  • they lack a lot of bass
  • The battery lasts a little longer than the five hours advertised
  • s new wireless headphones aren
  • Doppler have brazenly run down this same path
  • s not the first company to try this approach
  • the cable cut and the slightly thicker stalks
  • advantages are quickly lost when not connected to Apple devices
  • tap to activate Siri or take them out to pause or play the music
  • they leak a lot less sound
  • lack of any sort of isolation makes listening to music or podcasts very difficult
  • Bluetooth is awful at traveling through your body
  • one or two hours of music playback
  • a pop to replace a lost unit
  • from constant
  • irritating hiccups in the Bluetooth connection
  • No volume change
  • no songs jumping back and forth
  • which must have at least installed macOS Sierra
  • with ordinary Bluetooth earbuds
  • find no USB wall plug here
  • AirPods are prone to fall out during rigorous or particularly sweaty workouts
  • have no way to charge them
  • it is a bit expensive
  • not as customisable as the Jaybirds
  • These buds are not built to be discrete
  • earbuds falling out
  • buds tended to protrude pretty far from my ear
  • no loops around the ear or noise-isolating buds entrenched
  • The ear pieces protrude noticeably from your ears (they
  • 2hr for a full charge and is unusable while charging
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  • the SoundSport are underpowered compared to other wireless headphones
  • bass tends to sound flatter when it cannot create pressure in your ears
  • The buttons are terribly squishy and difficult to press with awful button press
  • No heart rate monitor; extremely long battery life
  • it lacks a bit of detail in some mellow tracks
  • the price is pretty steep
  • is pretty steep for wired sport headphones
  • Android version is available only in charcoal at the same price point on Bose
  • this cable does not feature an in-line remote and microphone
  • Shure 215s are sold with a standard cable

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