The Triple Black model is out there to preorder now for early October supply. Midnight Blue with Yellow Citron (see picture under) will likely be out there later this 12 months.
Take away the twine from Bose’s in style and extremely rated SoundSport Wi-fi earphones and also you’re left with SoundSport Free, the corporate’s new completely wi-fi earphones that ship in October for $250. They are going to initially solely be out there within the US, then will come to different markets subsequent 12 months. (The US value converts to about £185 or AU$313.)
Sure, that value is $90 costlier than Apple’s AirPods, which have dominated the completely wi-fi headphone market (and wi-fi headphone market as an entire). However the SoundSport Free are true sports activities headphones and — regardless of the upper value — may show to be a compelling various to the AirPods, significantly for followers of Bose’s StayHear+ Sport suggestions and a semi-open design that does not require you to jam the information into your hears to maximise sound high quality.
The snazzy blue-and-yellow mannequin ships later this 12 months.
SoundSport Free aren’t geared up with Apple’s customized W1 Bluetooth chip, however Bose claims they’re going to ship as much as 5 hours of battery life (just like the AirPods) and the included charging case supplies two further full fees for as much as 10 further hours of battery life.
The earphones are sweat-resistant, with an IPX4 water-resistance score, and there is a new “Discover My Buds” function on the Bose Join App that shows the final time and place they had been used to assist find them ought to they get misplaced.
Whereas they combine management buttons into the buds themselves as a substitute of an inline distant, as famous they in any other case look similar to Bose’s SoundSport Wi-fi earphones sans cable. I anticipate they’re going to sound very comparable and should even match extra comfortably and securely since they do not have a twine to weigh them down.
The one doubtless design gripe is similar one levied on the SoundSport Wi-fi: The buds stick too far out.
The charging case fees the earphones two further instances for a complete of 15 hours of battery life on the go.
The Triple Black model is out there for preorder now with Bose setting a supply date of early October on that mannequin. Nonetheless, if you would like the Midnight Blue with Yellow Citron model, you will have to attend. Bose has solely stated that it’ll arrive “later this 12 months.”
Bose additionally introduced the QC35 II, an up to date model of its full-size noise-cancelling wi-fi headphones that now incorporates Google Assistant.
I hope to check out each new Bose headphones quickly and can report again on their sound and wi-fi connectivity as quickly as I do, adopted by a full overview.