On January 20 this year, Bose released the newest addition to its line of innovative headphones: the Bose Sport Open Earbuds. Bose has been a frontrunner in the headphone industry and its sport earbuds have been the choice of many athletes worldwide. How will this new product fare against a well-loved model like the
Bose Sport Open Earbuds and
Jabra Elite Active 75t Comparison Chart
|Price||Check price at Bose.com||Check price at Amazon|
|Active Noise-Cancellation||No||Available using app|
|Battery Life||Up to 8 hours||Up to 7.5 hours|
|Charging Case||N/A||Up to 20.5 hours|
|Quick Charging||30 minutes for up to 3 hours||15 minutes for 1 hour of runtime|
|Audio Codecs||SBC, AAC||SBC, AAC|
|App||Bose Music||Jabra Sound+|
|Earbuds Size/Weight||2.2″ x 1.9″ x 0.75″,|
|0.86″ x 0.76″ x 0.64″,|
|Charging Case Dimensions||1.6″ x 4.4″ x 2.8″||2.4″ x 1.4″ x 1″|
|Color Options||Triple Black||Mint, Copper Black, Navy,|
Sienna, Gold Beige, Titanium Black
The new Bose Sport Open Earbuds features the all-new OpenAudio™ Technology. This new model does not block your ear canal as most earbuds do. Instead, it is designed to hook and rest at the top of your ear, allowing you to hear your surroundings while listening to music. This is ideal for individuals who want to be aware of their surroundings while commuting or exercising outdoors. It is also for people who find in-ear earbuds uncomfortable. Each earbud weighs 0.49 oz, which is significantly heavier than the Jabras but helps give it a secure fit.
On the other hand, the
Another difference between the two is the controls. Bose Sport Open Earbuds use a touch control design wherein you can adjust volume, play, pause, and answer calls simply by tapping or swiping.
Bose Sport Open Earbuds does not have the same quality as the
Because of the unique open-ear design of the Bose Sport Open Earbuds, it cannot deliver the same rich, isolated sound most earphones and earbuds do. However, Bose did a great job with their new OpenAudio™ Technology and the audio quality you get is surprisingly good. The Bose Sport Open Earbuds is also equipped with a noise-canceling microphone situated on the right earbud.
Both the Bose Sport Open Earbuds and the
The Bose Sport Open Earbuds offer up to 8 hours of battery life whereas the
For quick charging, 30 minutes for the Bose Sport Open Earbuds yields 3 hours of listening. 15 minutes of charging for the
Bose offers their own app, the Bose Music App, which has a timer function to enable sleep mode, a volume slider, and the option to assign shortcut commands on the earbuds. This falls short compared to the functions available for Bose’s other earbud models like the QuietComfort Earbuds and the standard Sport Earbuds.
Jabra’s Sound+ app offers a wider range of control. It allows you to create and save a custom EQ for your own listening preferences. It also has six presets, including a speech preset useful for listening to podcasts. It offers HearThrough mode which allows you to hear surrounding sounds through the earbuds. HearThrough works by capturing ambient sounds with the earbud’s microphones and transmitting them into your ear canal, allowing you to hear your surroundings without having to remove your earbuds.
The Bose Sport Open Earbuds is a safer alternative for outdoor use whereas the
The Bose Sport Open Earbuds features its OpenAudio™ Technology, a design focused on outdoor safety and situational awareness. It allows individuals to safely engage in outdoor activities while still being able to listen to great quality music. On the other hand, the Jabra Elite Active 75t focuses more on providing a well-balanced soundstage for a more immersive listening experience. It has both passive noise-isolation and active noise-cancellation that blocks out external noise while listening to your music. The
If you’re only going for sound quality, the
It allows you to hear your surroundings while commuting or engaging in outdoor activities, an extra safety measure to avoid accidents.
Because of their difference in design, comfort will depend on personal preference.