Bose SoundSport vs SoundTrue Ultra: Which Is Better?

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Perhaps you are an athlete in need of a pair of headphones to accompany you during your workouts, and you also happen to be a Bose fan.

Being an athlete and a Bose fan, these are excellent choices.

We all know Bose is a well-known brand with a stellar reputation, and we also know they have various athletic-related products, including the Bose SoundSport and SoundTrue Ultra.

They are excellent headphones, but if you are undecided, you have come to the correct spot because I will compare and contrast both in this article.

Make sure you stay all the way to the conclusion, to get your answer.

Introducing The Sport Headphones

Before we move in with the comparison let me throw in a few words for both headphones so you can get an idea of what we have to do.

Bose SoundSport

The Bose Soundsport in ear headphones are one of the best sports earphones available.

They boast an unrivaled combination of comfort and stability; being sports earbuds, they are primarily designed with athletes in mind, and their involving movement ensures that they will stay comfortably in your ears without falling out.

The sound quality, on the other hand, is exactly what you’d expect from a Bose product: excellent.

Not only that, but they’re also wireless, so you won’t have to deal with cable and all that.

Bose SoundTrue Ultra

Coming over from the other side, the SoundTrue Ultra is a pair of all-purpose wired in-ear headphones.

The Soundtrue in ear headphones are an improved model featuring noise isolating ear tips, balanced audio performance, and an additional remote need.

Bose offers those on the market for use in all cases, but due to being lightweight and really comfortable, they are billed as sports earbuds.

However, the fact that they are wired might disturb you due to the cables not being comfortable enough while you exercise. That’s true, but there’s also the fact that they will sound better than their counterparts.

Wired headphones will always sound better than wireless ones.

Bose SoundSport vs. SoundTrue Ultra: A Titanic Battle

Now that we have a better understanding of what we’re dealing with, let’s jump in and compare them in terms of design, connectivity, and sound quality, with the goal of determining the “winner.”

Getting a Glimpse of Their Design and Making Comparisons

Let’s start with the obvious, a distinguishing trait that sets both headphones apart from the competition.

When you take both the SoundUltra True in ear headphones and the Bose Soundsport wireless headphones out of the package, you’ll immediately notice the shark fin design on the earbuds.

Many people believe that the shark fin exists solely for cosmetic purposes, but this is not the case.

It is an extremely useful feature. These little knobs prevent the earbuds from falling while you are working out or jogging, which is really essential when it comes to sports headphones.

You put them in your ear and are not painful as they appear to be instead they are quite comfortable and complement the design.
This is a rare find in earbuds, and it’s quite beneficial. I don’t doubt that these shark-look-like bumps were expertly placed by Bose.

Both headphones come in a variety of colors, giving you plenty of options to pick from.

The nature of the SoundTrue Ultra headphone will not change just because it comes in different colors.
They are a simple pair of earbuds, a pair of luxury headphones with a casual appearance, and the design is primarily Bose, as we are used to seeing.

Take the simplicity for what it’s worth, because it’s what makes those earbuds light and comfy, and the overall build quality is excellent.

The only thing that might hold you back is them being wired, that’s all.

SoundSport, on the other hand, looks better because it screams “sport earbuds” in many ways, especially the cord that sits around your neck, which gives you a sporty look.

Oh, also you’ll get some compliments along the way, like “Nice headphones man” and “What are those?”

They’re made even better by the fact that they’re wireless.

However, if you ask me which is more comfortable, I’d choose the SoundTrue Ultra.

The SoundTrue Ultra comes with small, soft earphones that are easy to insert into the ears. And, because there are three sizes to pick from, anyone may find one that suits their needs.

The earphones do not completely enter the ear canal,  as a result, even if you wear them for a long period, they are quite comfortable. This also helps to alleviate pain and swelling.

The Soundsport, on the other hand, fits freely in the ear, not tightly. As a result, there will be no pressure inside your ear.

Instead, you can wear them for an extended period of time with no discomfort or weariness.

The chord may irritate you at times, but it has no effect on their comfort; it’s simply that I believe SoundTrue wins here, at the comfort aspect.

Which One Sounds Better?

Because the SoundTrue Ultra is advertised as a pair of multi-purpose in-ear earbuds, they provide a neutral soundscape. Simply defined, they deliver balanced audio, or to put it another way, a versatile sound system that will please the majority of people. What I like about them is also the ear tips and their noise isolation.

However, they are lacking in the bass; it isn’t terrible, but it is noticeable, and we all know how crucial bass is when we need that extra rep when working out.

On the other hand, the SoundSport is designed specifically for that, and powerful and punchy bass is expected, so you can expect to hear the rumbling bass that bass heads crave, on the SoundSport.

That doesn’t mean the SoundSport doesn’t sound great in other ranges; you’ll hear some crisp highs and detailed mids along the way.

In terms of sound quality, I will give this one to the SoundTrue Ultra just by being wired and having a balanced sound signature. That is something that will benefit most people while on the other hand, the SoundSport will benefit people who adore Bass.

Still, both headphones sound exceptionally good.

Final Words, Conclusion

Let me be clear straight away: there is no such thing as a terrible Bose product.

So which one you choose will do the job and provide you with amazing value, just keep in mind that Bose products aren’t cheap.

If you had to choose between the two, I would recommend Soundsport for its sporty style and wireless connectivity. It won’t do as well at passively blocking outside noise, but you can use it as a strength by paying attention to your surroundings.

If sports are not your primary goal, however, I would prefer the SoundTrue ultra because they can be used for a variety of purposes and have excellent sound quality and comfort.

This finishes the discussion; perhaps, I was clear and was able to assist you in selecting the right Bose headphone for you.

Until next time. Enjoy!

Further Reading

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