Bose SoundSport Free and Jabra Elite Sport are two truly wireless earbuds which work amazingly well as sports Bluetooth earbuds.
Both of these earbuds are designed for more physical activity as they have no wires whatsoever and make your entire workout process easier.
The True wireless earbuds are making rounds and with all the major sports Bluetooth brands releasing these out there, it is going to be interesting to see how the Bose Soundsport Free and the Jabra Elite Sport compare with each other.
We already have a post comparing the Bose SoundSport Free and the Jabra Elite 65t, so make sure you check that as well, in case you were interested in the Elite 65t model from Jabra.
Design and Build Quality
The Jabra Elite Sport has a very basic all-black look and there is no color to the earbuds giving it a nice premium look. The Jabra has volume controls on the earbuds that are clearly visible but the overall matte black look provides it with an overall sleek appearance.
The Bose, on the other hand, comes in different color combinations and sports a few fun colors like orange and green as well. The earbuds have a premium feel, so it does not feel cheaply made in any way and they are Bose earbuds so you, of course, get an amazing build quality.
The size of the earbuds is different for the Bose and the Jabra Elite Sport. The earbuds on the Jabra Elite sport are relatively smaller making them perfect for smaller ears while the Bose can be a little on the larger side.
If you have smaller ears then you might want to test the Bose earbuds before actually settling with them as they are indeed large in comparison to most of the truly wireless earbuds out there.
The sound quality on the Bose headphones is amazing as always and in comparison to any earbuds, the Bose Soundsport Free is going to be better. The bass is just amazing on these headphones and if you are an audiophile then the Bose earbuds are the one for you.
The Jabra Elite is pretty good as well and the sound quality on the headphones can be managed with an app. However, if compared with the Bose Soundsport Free it does fairly well and you would not bother if you are not really particular about the bass and other minute details.
You can take up calls on both the earbuds and when compared, both the earbuds do the job pretty well. Something that is amazing about these earbuds is that you can actually use them for work as well to take up calls as they are completely wireless and can easily replace your Bluetooth headset.
The overall sound quality experience on these earbuds was amazing, however, we have to give it up to the Bose earbuds if you compare this feature as they did have a better sound quality.
Something that was common with these earbuds was the latency or the lag when it comes to watching videos. This issue is pretty common with many sports Bluetooth wireless earbuds and was evident with the Bose earbuds.
The Jabra Elite Sport, on the other hand, did have some lag but it was a bit better than the Bose for the time period that we used it. You would not find this problem while listening to songs or taking up calls, so if you are just going to use them for your workout sessions or work then you are good to go.
The Bose earbuds are a little big and that might be an issue for some people. If you have small ears then the Bose earbuds can actually be a problem when it comes to comfort, you can argue that choosing the right ear tips can help but that might just not be the case for everyone.
The Jabra Elite Sport has slightly smaller earbuds in comparison to the Bose earbuds and these might probably come with a better fit for smaller ears. The Jabra Elite sports earbuds were definitely more comfortable on my small ears and I found it was easier to carry them for longer periods of time.
If the Bose earbuds fit your ears then you might actually like them as they stay intact while you are exercising. The best part about the earbuds is that they are not coming off even if you are into some extensive exercise session where there is a lot of head movements.
The same goes on for the Jabra Elite sport as well. Both the earbuds stay intact in your ears which is a plus and you are going to love, how easy they feel on the ears once you have found your perfect ear tip combination.
The ear tips on these headphones come as normal silicone ear tips or even foam ear tips. The foam ear tips provide you with the best fit and some excellent noise cancellation.
Both the headphones are waterproof and dust resistant. You can completely immerse them in water and you would be shocked to see that they work extremely well even in extreme weather conditions.
This makes them sweat resistant and probably one of the best companions for your gym session. Something that we always liked about the sports Bluetooth earbuds is the fact that they are completely water resistant which makes them last even longer.
We cannot attest to the exact time the two earbuds are going to last but if you take good care then these earbuds can easily last over a year without any issues.
Both the earbuds come with a charging case. The charging case of the Bose Soundsport Free is slightly larger than the Jabra Elite Sport.
Personally, I liked the charging case of the Jabra Elite Sport as it much more compact and easy to carry around in your bag. The charging case can easily charge the earbuds 2 times hence giving you a pretty good use for the headphones.
The Bose SoundSport headphones last for 5 hours which is pretty good considering the average battery life of completely wireless earbuds being 3 hours.
The Jabra Elite Sport is almost there with a battery life of 4.5 hours. The battery life on both the headphones almost the same and if you ask us which one wins here then there has to be a tie.
Both the earbuds performed pretty well but when it comes to choosing one, we have to go for the Jabra Elite Sport. Well, for starters I liked that it was smaller in size and gave a better fit and was much more comfortable.
The Jabra Elite Sport comes with an app as well which is pretty intuitive and can track your activities and let you know your progress and the number of calories that you are burning.
This app was pretty impressive as it can even keep track of the number of squats or lunges that you perform, making your workout sessions easier. It is a task to remember the number of lunges that you have done already and this app really helps you with it.
Overall, I found the Jabra Elite Sport amazing, however, if you want to go with the sound quality and feel that the Bose could be a good fit for your needs then you should definitely make that buying decision.
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