Bose Sport Open Earbuds

Bose Sport Open Earbuds

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Bose Sport Open Earbuds are a truly different kind of sport headphone. That’s because they’re the first of their kind that don’t go in your ears. Instead, they combine exclusive Bose OpenAudio™ technology with a unique open-ear design to produce high-quality sound without covering your ears. The city. The surf. Your running friend. Hear it all and your music at the same time with these entirely new, entirely open sport earbuds.

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“The most unique workout earbuds out there—and among the best you can buy right now”.

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Completely open with nothing in or covering your ears

OpenAudio™ technology directs sound toward you and away from others

Two 16 mm drivers for high-quality acoustic precision

Moulded to follow your ear’s natural curve

Advanced microphone system for crystal-clear calls

Bose Sport Open Earbuds

Earbuds that don’t go in your ear

Instead of going inside your ears, Bose Sport Open Earbuds rest right on top. Exclusive OpenAudio™ technology directs high-quality sound toward you and away from everyone else, while leaving your ears completely open. It’s a more natural listening experience than traditional earbuds. Plus, others around you hear practically nothing. So, listen to your “beast mode” playlist, get your heart rate up and stay connected to your running group—all at the same time.

Bose Sport Open Earbuds

Natural comfort.

Reassuring stability.

Bose Sport Open Earbuds were rigorously designed and tested for a stable fit. They’re purposefully moulded to follow the natural curve of your ear, resting securely in place without covering it. Plus, a matte finish provides additional grip and reassurance that each earbud is secure no matter how much you move. They’re sprint tested and burpee approved.

Always ready—rain or shine.

When you work, you sweat. And that’s no problem. Bose Sport Open Earbuds were made to work as hard as you do. They’re IPX4 water-resistant earbuds designed to withstand your toughest workouts or Mother Nature’s surprise showers (or both). An industrial grade thermoplastic exterior provides strength, structure and durability. And specially designed acoustic mesh in the ports helps keep out water and debris.

Man working out wearing Bose Sport Open Earbuds

A new way to listen

While Bose Sport Open Earbuds aren’t the first open-ear headphones, they are the first to use OpenAudio™ technology—not bone conduction. This unique approach produces clearer, more consistent sound, without the vibrating sensation bone conduction is known for.

Learn more about the benefits of OpenAudio™ technology and the differences from bone conduction.

Open earbuds for open conversations

Take crystal-clear calls or access your phone’s voice assistant with an advanced microphone system designed to focus only on your voice and reduce the sound of wind and other noise around. And with nothing in or covering your ears, it feels as natural as talking to the person next to you.

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On-the-go controls

You can conveniently manage common functions for music and calls right from your Bose Sport Open Earbuds with intuitive, on-device controls. Play and pause your music, skip tracks, adjust the volume and take or end calls. Your phone remains in your pocket, and you remain in the moment—and on the go—with a simple push, tap or swipe. You can even access Siri or Google Assistant with voice commands.

You relax. They recharge.

When your workout’s done, snap the Bose Sport Open Earbuds onto the included magnetic charging base, so they’re always ready to go. Just two hours fully charges your earbuds and gets you up to eight hours* of continuous play. Or if time is short, a quick 30-minute charge gets you up to three hours.

*With daily charging

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No wires.

No stopping you.

As true wireless Bluetooth® earbuds, Bose Sport Open Earbuds offer complete freedom of movement. As long as you’re within 9 m (30 ft) of your device, you’ll hear whatever it’s playing. And with a custom-designed antenna hidden on the inside of each earbud, you’ll stay connected.

Test run

Take them for a spin (or a run) outside, risk free. Not happy? Return within 90 days for a full refund.

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We have a risk-free, 90-day return policy. You can also exchange it for up to 90 days. There’s no restocking fee.

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Free standard shipping for orders over $50.

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Our service continues long after the sale. Technical support is available for the life of your product.

Work out your way

Different workouts have different demands. And whether you’re a fan of outdoor runs or indoor circuits, we have something for you.

Bose Sport Open Earbuds


High-quality sound

Open-ear for greater awareness

Up to 8 hours



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High-quality sound with deep bass

In-ear with StayHear™ Max tips

Up to 5 hours



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High-quality sound

Open-ear for greater awareness

Up to 8 hours



Bose Music app

The Bose Music app gives you access to everything your Bose Sport Open Earbuds have to offer. Get tips, personalise settings, unlock new features as they’re released and get started right away with a guided setup that shows you exactly how to wear your new earbuds.

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Mobile phone displaying the Bose Sport Open Earbuds in the Bose Music app

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What’s in the box

  • Bose Sport Open Earbuds (right and left)
  • Protective carry case
  • Stationary charging base
Bose Sport Open Earbuds, carry case and charging base

  • Earbuds:5.5 cm H x 4.8 cm W x 1.9 cm D (14 g each earbud)
  • Carrying case:4.2 cm H x 11.3 cm W x 7.1 cm D (69 g)
  • Charging base:3 cm H x 9.6 cm W (49 g)

  • Earbuds: PC-ABS plastic composite
  • Carry case: Plastic exterior, fabric inside, rubberised polyurethane
  • Charging base: Plastic, rubber footing, metal charging pins

  • Battery life: Up to 8 hours
  • Battery charging time: 2 hours
  • Quick 30-minute charge: Up to 3 hours
  • Battery charge method: Connect charging base to USB-A port on computer or standard wall charger (e.g. phone charger)

  • 2 total microphones, both on the right side to enable coordinated accurate noise rejection

  • Bluetooth range: Up to 9 m (30 ft)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1 (A2DP, HFP, AVRCP, BLE)
  • Codec: SBC and AAC

  • Triple Black

  • Right earbud button: power, Bluetooth, music controls, call controls
  • Left earbud button: shortcut function, phone-native voice assistant
  • Bose Music app: settings, customisation, music controls, power and more
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Quality I purchased these Bose Open Ear buds for my wife’s birthday. She walks an hour everyday and other earbuds were uncomfortable. From the first time she wore these, she loved them. They have the best sound, are very comfortable, stay in place, and she can here everything else around her. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the idea ! Needs some improvement I bought this after I got the boss sunglasses. I loved the open ear concept and needed something similar for nighttime walks. The sound is great as all BOSE products. I find the volume adjustment is a little tricky and not very functional. In my case lowering the volume is ok but increasing works 10% of the times I try. The earbuds are ok when you get use to it sitting on your ears, sometimes after a long use it’s fills a bit painful but I guess it’s individual for each user as our ears shape are not the same. I find it complicated to use together with the mask or sunglasses. It needs a clear space to sit right. Overall I would definitely recommend it! I’m waiting for the next and improved generation to come out!
Date published: 2021-07-18
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Do Bose Sport Open Earbuds use bone conduction?

No. Bone-conduction technology delivers vibrations directly to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum. While this can be effective, it requires a tight fit between the bone-conduction device and your head and has significant sound quality limitations. Bose Sport Open Earbuds are different. Instead of sending sound waves through your bones, they use proprietary Bose OpenAudio™ technology to deliver rich, full-range sound while minimising sound that others can hear, and they do not require a tight fit.

How do I set up Bose Sport Open Earbuds?

To power on the Bose Sport Open Earbuds for the first time, press the button on the left earbud, then press the button on the right earbud. The earbuds will turn on, pair with each other and enter Bluetooth pairing mode. The status light will slowly blink blue, which signals it is ready to connect. From this point, you can connect using the Bose Music app or your device’s Bluetooth settings page.

How do I turn the earbuds on and off?

After initial setup, powering on the earbuds is as simple as pressing just the right earbud button. If left inactive, the earbuds will turn off on their own to save battery life, but you can also turn them off by pressing and holding the right earbud button for one second.

How do I find the proper fit?

Place the rear barrel of the earbud over the top of the ear where glasses would rest, and then rotate the earbud backward until it grips the ear well enough to stay secure. Even when the earbuds feel loose at first, they tend to be quite stable, so extreme tightness is not necessary. If the bud becomes uncomfortable, twist it forward to loosen. 

For more help, check out this video from our Support site. You can also consult the instructions in the Quick-start guide, or try the fit guide in the Bose Music app.  

Do Bose Sport Open Earbuds support Wi-Fi®?

No. The wireless connection for Bose Sport Open Earbuds is Bluetooth only.  

What is the range of the Bluetooth performance of Bose Sport Open Earbuds?

The Bluetooth connection for Bose Sport Open Earbuds has a reliable range of up to 9 m (30 ft). Performance can be affected by obstacles such as walls or metal, interference from Wi-Fi® or other wireless devices and device manufacturers’ Bluetooth implementations.

How many devices can pair with Bose Sport Open Earbuds at once? What happens if I have several Bluetooth-enabled devices in my house?

Bose Sport Open Earbuds can be connected to one device at a time but can keep track of the last seven devices they have been connected to, dropping the least recently used when a new one is paired.

When in Bluetooth mode, Bose Sport Open Earbuds search for and connect to the most recently connected active Bluetooth-enabled device. If that device is unavailable, Bose Sport Open Earbuds will attempt to connect to the next most recently connected device.

If you wish to connect to another device, you should hold the right bud button for 3 seconds until you hear “Ready to connect” and the status light slowly blinks blue.

Can I make phone calls with Bose Sport Open Earbuds?

Yes. There are microphones for making and taking phone calls or accessing a phone’s default voice assistant like Siri or Google Assistant. It works much like the microphones found on most Bluetooth wireless headphones, designed for excellent ambient and wind-noise suppression.

An incoming call can be answered and ended by pressing the right earbud button once or declined by double-pressing the right earbud button. 

An outgoing phone call can be placed by pressing and holding the left earbud button to access the phone’s voice assistant and placing a call via voice control.

What is the purpose of the buttons on each earbud?

The buttons have multiple functions, which are described in full in the Online Owner’s Guide for the Bose Sport Open Earbuds.

Right earbud button:

Single-press to turn on.

Press and hold to turn off.

When on and in audio playback mode, use the right earbud button to control content: play/pause (single-press), skip forwards (double-press) and track backwards (triple-press).

When there is an incoming call, single-press the right earbud button to answer the call or double-press to reject the call. During an active call, single-press the button to end the call.

Left earbud button:

Single-press to initiate the earbuds’ shortcut function, if enabled. Set the shortcut function in the Bose Music app.

Press and hold to access Siri on an iOS device or Google Assistant on an Android device.

How do I access my phone’s voice assistant?

Press and hold the left earbud button to access Siri on an iOS device or Google Assistant on an Android device.

How do I control the volume on Bose Sport Open Earbuds?

Volume control can be accessed in multiple ways on the Bose Sport Open Earbuds.

Voice assistant: Press and hold the button on the left earbud to control volume via your device’s voice assistant. 

Bluetooth device: Use the volume controls on the connected Bluetooth device, such as the buttons on your smartphone or the volume slider in a music app.

On-product: Change the volume by slowly tapping on the centre of each earbud. Tapping the right earbud will increase the volume and tapping on the left earbud will decrease the volume.

Can I wear just one earbud, or are both needed?

While Bose Sport Open Earbuds consist of two discrete earbuds, they operate together as one single pair. If you are accustomed to using one earbud in order to maintain awareness of your surroundings, you will enjoy the way the design of Bose Sport Open Earbuds allows you to wear both buds and still hear everything going on around you.

However, if you prefer to use just one earbud, the right bud may be used alone, since the right earbud houses the product’s microphones and its connection to your streaming device. The left bud cannot be used without the right bud present.

Can I wear glasses, a hat, a bike helmet, etc., with these?

Yes. Bose Sport Open Earbuds are designed to be compatible with typical helmets, glasses, sunglasses and earrings.

Are Bose Sport Open Earbuds water and/or sweat-resistant?

Yes. Bose Sport Open Earbuds are protected against sweat, rain and splashes of water (IPX4 rating). In very heavy rain, water may enter the acoustic cavity without damaging the earbuds. Users can remove water by shaking the earbud or placing a wet paper towel against the acoustic ports to draw water out. Users can also set the earbuds aside in a dry place and the water inside should evaporate within 48 hours.  

However, Bose Sport Open Earbuds are not fully waterproof, and are not meant to be submerged under water, such as use during swimming or other water sports.  

How do I charge Bose Sport Open Earbuds?

Plug the stationary charging base into a standard USB-A port on a wall charger or a computer. Then place each bud into its magnetically aligned charging port, as indicated by the icons on the charging base. The status lights will pulse white to indicate that the Bose Sport Open Earbuds are charging. Bose Sport Open Earbuds can be fully charged from fully depleted in 2 hours, providing up to 8 hours of continuous play. A 30-minute charge will provide up to 3 hours of battery life. 



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Bose Sport Open Earbuds