Australian HIFI - - SOUNDBITES -

No, Bose’s new Soundsport ear­phones are not ‘free’, in fact a pair will set you back nearly $300. We think Bose in­tends the ‘Free’ bit to in­di­cate that there are no wires re­quired, thanks to Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity. ‘ The SoundSport Free is the clos­est thing to what peo­ple have al­ways wanted in a sport head­phone,’ said Brian Maguire of Bose. ‘ They’re a tech­nol­ogy-packed so­lu­tion that’s stripped down to just two rugged IPX4-rated ear­buds that feel great, stay con­nected, stay in, and sound amaz­ing.’

Each SoundSport Free ear­bud in­cludes Blue­tooth and dig­i­tal sig­nal pro­cess­ing cir­cuitry, and fea­tures what Bose calls ‘vol­ume op­ti­mised equal­i­sa­tion’. The recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery is claimed to be able to op­er­ate for up to five hours and the sup­plied mag­netic stor­age/charg­ing case can pro­vide two ad­di­tional charges with­out the need for ex­ter­nal power, de­liv­er­ing 10 more hours of play­back time.

‘ SoundSport Free uses pro­pri­etary StayHear+ tips to cre­ate a se­cure, firm fit that’s com­fort­able for hours,’ said Maguire. ‘ They’re rugged, built-to-last, and IPX4-rated to re­sist wa­ter and sweat.’ Wire­less ear­phones are small and easy to lose, but if you lose Bose’s SoundSport Free ear­phones you can use the ‘Find My Buds’ fea­ture in con­junc­tion with the Bose Con­nect App to dis­play the last time and place you used them. Avail­able in three high-gloss colours—Black, Blue/Citron and Or­ange/ Blue—the Bose SoundSport Free ear­phones re­tail for $299.95. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Bose Aus­tralia on 1800 023 367 or visit the web­site at

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