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Bose SoundSport Vs. Beats X  – The ultimate comparison

Looking to invest in the best earbuds? Check out this head-to-head Bose Soundsport vs. Beats X

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The world of wireless headphones is as exciting as ever. There are a number of options to choose from and while that might be fun, it can also be quite intimidating which is why we like to stick to only the top brands.

In this case, I’m talking about Bose and Beats. Both these brands have a stellar reputation and are known for producing high-quality gear. In this post, we’ll be providing you a quick rundown of the Bose SoundSport Vs. Beats X, so let’s get started.


Both products have a similar design – they are earbuds after all so you can’t expect the brands to get too creative. Both models feature a wire that connects the earbuds. The Bose SoundSport features a detachable clip which you can attach to your shirt, this prevents the earbuds from slipping down. It’s also water and sweat resistance so you can use this model while working out. The box comes with three different tip sizes, which is certainly not as extensive compared to what Beats offers.

Coming down to the Beats X, these earbuds are magnetized, so the model stays intact even when it’s not connected to your ears. They offer an extensive tip selection since they offer three unique designs in various sizes, so you have more to choose from. Overall, these buds are comfortable on the ears and are much much smaller and lightweight compared to the Bose.

Winner: Call us biased if you want, but the Beats X definitely wins this round fair and square. It’s smaller, neater and is much more comfortable to wear.

Again if this wasn’t in-depth enough then feel free to read a more in-depth review of Bose SoundSport straight from the source.


You’ll be pleased to know that both these earbuds are compatible with Android and iOS devices. Since we’ve tested and used both earbuds, I know that the Bose works at a greater distance from the device. We could be wrong, but in this case, the Bose would be more convenient to use. It also features NFC, which is great for Android users.

As for the Beats X, it features an Apple W1 chip which allows it to work faster when paired with iOS devices.

Now for the similarities, both earbuds feature a remote on the wire. This gives you better command over the gear, plus you can skip tracks or increase volume with ease – perfect if you plan on using earbuds outdoors or on the subway.

As for sound isolation, Beats does a pretty good job in outperforming its contender in this case too.

Winner: Since we’re loyal iOS users, Beats X wins this round again though the answer is definitely subjective depending on your needs. If you’d rather invest in a pair of earbuds that can operate from further distances. Bose would end up winning this round.

Final Verdict

Well, if you’ve been reading this review carefully enough, the answer is practically staring at you right in the face. The Beats X seems to out-perform its contender in several different ways. Truthfully, both earbuds are pretty great and fall under a similar price range.

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Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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