Jaybird Run and Bose Soundsport Free are completely wireless earbuds and if you are looking for something as wireless as the Apple airpods for your workout sessions then these headphones are probably among the best out there. Although these new wireless headphones that we find in the market may not be the best in features as you might expect, I mean I like them but there are still many improvements they need to do so that we would fall in love with them.
Design and Build Quality
Both the headphones are completely wireless, to begin with. The Jaybird Run comes with a nice Jaybird logo embossed on the earbuds which give them a premium look. The Jaybird headphones have a metallic touch to the entire design of the headphones which made them look more attractive when compared to the Bose Soundsport Free earbuds.
The Bose Soundsport Free headphones have relatively larger earbuds and come with the same fin tip design as the Jaybird RUN for a better fit. The headphones look pretty simple and it just looks like the earbuds have been cut off from the Bose Soundsport wireless headphones, well not exactly the same but they do have some similarity.
Both the headphones have some amazing design and build quality, they are both sweat resistant and hence are going to last you really long when it comes to workout sessions.
The sound quality on the Bose is good and you can expect the sound quality to be great for completely wireless earbuds. The Bose wireless earbuds have done pretty well in mastering the sound quality and they actually work really well for completely wireless headphones.
Most of the wireless earbuds from other companies are not good enough when it comes to the sound quality but that was not the case with the Bose Soundsport Free headphones. You can listen to music like it was being played in the room giving it a more natural sound.
However, this has a downside that when you are in a noisy environment, you might have to increase the volume to the maximum or pause whatever you are listening to. The Jaybird Run, on the other hand, does have some connectivity issues and even though you get a pretty decent sound quality, you might want to consider Bose Soundsport Free when it comes to this feature.
The Jaybird Run headphones come with their dedicated app which can be used in order and do some fine tuning to modify the music to your liking.
The Bose Soundsport Free headphones do stick out a little because of the large earbuds but overall the headphones are really comfortable to wear. There are different sizes of fin tips and ear tips that come with the earbuds so you can choose the one that fits you perfectly.
The Jaybird earbuds, on the other hand, are comfortable as well and you might have the same problem of the earbuds sticking out from your ears but it is definitely less than the Bose headphones. The Jaybird earbuds do have connectivity issues and you might face some audio dropouts more frequently than the Bose Soundsport Free which after a while gets really annoying.
Both the headphones are comfortable when it comes to the fit however, connectivity might be an issue with the Jaybird Run. While I say this, I do not claim the connectivity to be perfect on Bose but it is definitely a hundred times better than the Jaybird.
Both the headphones are sweatproof and water resistant. The Bose headphones have an IPX 4 rating which means that they are sweatproof and can survive small splashes of water without getting damaged.
The Jaybird RUN headphones are sweatproof and waterproof, hence you can splash water on them and they are still going to work perfectly fine. This makes the headphones durable from most of the external factors that would harm an average headphone.
Both the headphones come with a charging case, hence you can keep your earbuds safe when not in use. The earbuds can even work individually hence in teh case you just want to use one of them for taking calls, you can do that as well.
The battery life on the Jaybird RUN headphones is 4 hours and the charging case can give you another 8 hours of battery life so that means you get a total of 12 hours of charge if you are outside. However, the battery life of the earbuds on its own is just 4 hours so make sure you have your charging case in the case of long travel journeys.
The battery life on these headphones can easily last you for about 5 hours. This is pretty good for a wireless earbud as it has an average battery life. You will get another extra 10 hours of charge from the charging case hence if you are thinking that 5 hour is less playback time, then consider using the charging case between every use.
The battery life usually on the normal Bose Soundsport headphones is 6 hours hence this one right here is better in comparison to the other headphones. You will need to charge the charging case with the USB cable which you can in turn use to charge the earbuds.
Both the earbuds are amazing but I would definitely say that the Bose headphones provide more value for money in comparison to the Jaybird RUN earbuds. But the bose is expensive so it is fair that they give more, however, the Jaybird is a little disappointing when it comes to the connectivity and the sync between the left and the right earbuds.
Both the earbuds are amazing but when compared the Bose Soundsport Free is much better. They do cost a bit extra but they are perfect wireless earbuds for your workout sessions and they would last long so you can think about it that way and make an investment on these.
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