On paper the Bose Sports Earbuds are hard to recommend over the best workout headphones from the likes of Jabra and Beats, which tend to offer more battery life and extra features like active noise cancellation in their buds.
However, I have tested a lot of great sports headphones in recent years and keep on coming back to the Bose Sport Earbuds, with the main reason for that being the comfortable fit they offer. That might not sound like much, but most sports headphones achieve a secure fit via wings, hooks or in-ear tips, and these can start to feel uncomfortable over extended use. That’s never been a problem with the Bose Sport Earbuds and it makes them a pleasure to use.
The comfortable and secure fit is backed up by great sound quality, which you would expect from Bose, and you can now tinker with the EQ on the buds via a partner app. That’s a feature that arrived via an update after the headphones launched, along with other improvements like the ability to change the volume on the buds. Bose continues to develop the Sport Earbuds, which is always a plus when splashing out on a pricy product.
This Prime Day the Bose Sport Earbuds have been reduced to $149 from their RRP of $179. It’s not the biggest discount you’ll find on sports headphones on Prime Day but it’s a welcome reduction to a great set of buds.
Bose Sport Earbuds:
Was $179 Now $149 On Amazon
Save $30 The Bose Sport Earbuds are exceptionally comfortable sports headphones that offer excellent sound quality. They don’t impress so much on the battery front, offering just five hours in the buds and 10 more in the case, and lack active noise cancellation, but the top-notch fit might make you forgive those downsides, especially at the reduced price of $149 this Prime Day.
It’s not the only deal on Bose products in the Prime Day sales either, with the Bose Frames Tempo reduced to $199 from a RRP of $249. The Frames Tempo are sports sunglasses with speakers built-in the frames so you can listen to audio while keeping your ears completely clear, a bonus when exercising outdoors in busy areas where you need to be aware of your surroundings.
If you’re in the UK the Bose Sport Earbuds don’t seem to be included in the Prime Day sale, but the good news is they are currently either £136.99 or £149 down from £179.95, depending on the colour you opt for.
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Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.