I have had a pair of Bose headphones for years. They have been in my bag and my go to headphones when I need to use my phone or computer. I have over the ear phones as well, but they are big and bulky, and these in-ear headphones can always be with me.
Since I was getting a crackle in the right ear I decided it was time to get a new pair. They turned out to be a challenge to find, and I finally went to the Bose Outlet in Camarillo, CA to pick up a pair.
While I was their I learned that “wired” headhpones are going to become a thing of the past. The representative told me that in-ear headphones were going to all go wireless and he showed me a $199 pair of SoundSport Free Wireless headphones. They look impressive, but I wanted a wire for as long as I can get it.
For $79.95 I grabbed the Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones. These are basically the upgraded version of the headphones I have been using. The main thing is they redesigned the ear piece. Unlike most other in-ear headphones, Bose use an oval because they say that is the shape of our ear canal. Whatever…marketing…right?
I got home and I put these in my ear. The first thing I noticed is that they sealed tight in my ear canal. Noise was diminished immediately. I notice because I had the TV on. I plugged them into my phone, opened Spotify and listened to something random. What is shocking is that the TV went away. All I could hear was music, and it was beautiful.
I couldn’t get over how well they fit, and how well they sounded. I immediately wished I had purchased the wireless models if for no other reason but to compare them.
In any case, I couldn’t be happier with these. They aren’t by definition noise cancelling, but I can tell you they cancel all noise, so call them what you will.
Audio levels are good, base is acceptable and fit is what I have come to expect from Bose. Perfect!
If you need an $80 pair of comfortable, wired in-ear headphones, make sure you take a look at these. You won’t be disappointed.