I received a pair of Bose Triport In-Ear Headphones (discontinued, similar to Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones) from my father, who recently purchased a pair of QuietComfort 20 noise cancelling headphones (MSRP $249.95, Amazon).
I’m no stranger to Bose, having owned a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 noise-cancelling headphones. Heck, most frequent fliers know Bose.
I first listened to the Bose Triport In Ear Headphones through my Sony PlayStation Go in a quiet room. Immediately struck by Bose’s boomy bass sound. The sound signature is not, I speculate, a product of tuning in quiet listening environments. The boosted bass is employed to deal with noise – lots of it. This way, the user gets the sense that they are listening to a familiar beat whether on airplane, subway, or train.
I’m going to stop referring to the Bose Triport In Ear Headphones by their marketing name for the rest of this piece, because the name is wrong.
I don’t mind the fit of the Bose Triport earphones. At least for me, they’re one of the more comfortable earphones that I’ve put on. None of the deep-diving required of IEMs. At first, I wasn’t sure what to make of the flap; turns out it’s genius, aiding with noise isolation and retention.
I tried using them to take a call, and couldn’t bare them. Immediately swapped back to a set of Apple Earbuds that I had nearby.
If it weren’t for EQ, I’d probably toss the Bose Triport earphones out. I’m listening to them now through my FiiO E17 with the following settings, and I find myself enjoying them 🙂 I could actually get used to this!
Side note: I noticed quite a few purchases of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones (MSRP $349.95, Amazon) from visitors over the past couple of months, which made me a little more interested in giving these earphones a fair listen. Bose noise-cancelling technology is pretty solid. In the words of my favorite brown man on TV…