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Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Black) $199 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Good time to get yourself a Christmas present!

These review pretty well. If you don't need active noise cancellation, it'd probably be a better buy than the Sony WF-1000XM3s at $100-140 less. They're also IPX4 rated so you can safely wear them during exercise or in the rain, unlike the Sonys.

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  • -3 votes

    it'd probably be a better buy than the Sony WF-1000XM3s at $100-140 less.

    Yeah, nah.

    • +1 vote

      They're aimed at doing two different things and the MX3s presumably aren't good as gym headphones.

  • -1 vote

    Any chance it has multi-point and good mic for calls?

    • +1 vote

      No multipoint unfortunately. It can remember 7 devices but you have to manually switch.

      good mic for calls?

      Not too sure about the mic! Got my webpages mixed up earlier.

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        Do you switch on the headset itself? That's not so bad imo… I'm just sick of having to disconnect in bluetooth settings and then on the new device reconnect.

        If the mic is good, I might consider if it over the unreleased jabra elite 75t's

        • +2 votes

          Do you switch on the headset itself?

          Looks like it, here's what a user says

          Once you have initially paired the headphones with a device a short tap of the button on the left earbud cycles through all previously paired devices. The headphones will tell you the device its going to try to connect with upon each tap. I have 3 devices paired and each tap of the left headphone button moves to the next known device.

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            @eug: That's actually really awesome! All i want is to be able to switch to the iphone if a call comes in!!
            Fuk it just irks me $200 on a headset that's still MicroUSB :'( But damn i like that switching capability!

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        @eug Is your charging case holding battery well?

        I only use my headphones occasionally on weekends. My fully-charged charging case becomes fully flat (no-LED light when pressing) after (less than) 2 weeks even without using it once.

        I've contacted Bose for a replacement, still the same issue.

        Not sure if this is normal for this most charging case? Also, I'm wondering if the headphones sitting inside would quickly discharge itself as well when the case became flat.

        Not sure this is because the charging case or the headphones sitting inside is draining the battery too fast, which flattens the charging case.

        • +1 vote

          Same with mine, always flat when I go to use them!

        • +1 vote

          scanning through alot of the bose discussion forums, apparently it's how the product is designed (I see it as a big flaw/defect)

          case will continue to keep the earphones charged at 100% and even if you don't use your earphones the case will run out of batteries within a week.

          Also there is a delay in audio for when you watch videos (approx 1 sec)

          So these are only good if you hit the gym often and like decent sound quality!

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            @lliw: I fully charged 100% both the case and headphones and left them separated.

            Now, after 5 days, the case is still full with 5/5 LED lights, but the headphones is only left with 50% battery (battery percentage shown when connected to my Note 9).

            This concludes that the stupid headphones couldn't hold charge well and keeps draining the case (as the case is designed to keep charging the headphones to 100%).

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      The mic is good for call; so long as you’re not trying to talk to someone whilst running into the wind, or riding a bike. If you’re intending to talk to someone while doing those kind of activities, look for something else.

      (Have owned and used these headphones for the last 12 months)

  • +1 vote

    Amazon review - I was very close to return this item. I already knew the downside of this headphones like the size, when you receive a call you only hear on the right side, the fact that is hard to press the volume buttons, the slow response when you adjust the volume, etc. But what I didn't know if how painful is the compatibility on Windows 10 (I think MAC too), just horrible. Bose really need to address that issue and instead of blame on drivers… please provide a real solution. Also if you watch a youtube video on your computer expect a delay of the sound of 1 or 2 seconds.

  • +4 votes

    Make sure you guys aren't reading old reviews. This device has had most/all of its lag issues fixed via software updates.

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    These review pretty well.

    Nope I tried and my review aren't good.

  • +4 votes

    I’ve been using these for the last 18 months - if you use them purely for music, they are awesome. They were somewhat of a pain if you are using them for phone calls though - audio in one ear only. I recently bought the AirPods pro and they are so much better if you need them for phone calls.
    Sound wise though, the Bose are still better for music. That’s my 2 cents worth.

  • +1 vote

    I've got these and the sound quality is amazing. They never fall out at the gym. I like how when you take them out the case they automatically connect to the phone.

  • +1 vote

    I have these as well, and the sound quality is good but they are not loud. Usage is limited to gym / exercise activities. The syncing to iPhone is good when opening the case, with no BT issues once connected. Taking phonecalls is OK, but sound is only in 1 ear. Haven't had complaints about caller not hearing me. '
    Seems like Bose has put a lot of support into these as there's been a lot of firmware updates (handled via the Bose app) during the last 6 months.
    They're great for this price.

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    I also hav e a pair of these and have been using since them came out.

    They are fine for what they do and I only use them for the gym.

    Cons
    - Sound quality is crap for phone calls with background noise. Basically I switch to my phone if I take a call during a workout because the other side often can't hear what I'm saying at all.
    - They are not loud - I have to set them pretty much to max when there's background music surrounding.
    - If you watch youtube videos which I do a lot of, there's a 1 second lag that while annoying at first, you eventually get used to.
    - They stick out of your ear quite a bit.

    Pros
    - Quality built - has dropped out of my ear a handful of times in the last year while running and never had any issues or cosmetic damage.
    - Sound quality is decent.
    - Connection is very solid once you take it out of the bluetooth case.
    - Pricing now is good at 200 dollars. At 300 dollars when I bought them I would say they were a bit pricey, but there was also far less competition then.

    Overall, these are a solid pair of headphones I've used almost daily for the last 20 months. I don't regret buying them but I'm now in the market for something newer with a bit more tech. Either the Powerbeat Pros or the Airpod Pros

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