For what it is worth. Just bought an Airpods 2 and sync with my PC and everythings work right away. No lag at all. Will pair with my iPhone later and see how that works. One bad product from Bose on the SoundSport Free
Mar 27, 2019
As much as I love Bose, I have to give a total thumbs down on the SoundSport Free. Purchased the Airpod 2 and have been using it for more than a week and here is my accessment of my experience comparing with Airpod 2
1. Airpod 2 - works straight out of the box !! Connected to my iphone without much issues, no lag at all. (I wath DirecTV now on iPhone and has no jet lag at all)
SoundSport Free - works straight out of the box !! Connected to my iphone without much issues. But experience terrible lag watch DirecTV now and You Tube)
2. SoundSport Free seems to have better Sound quality that Airpod 2 but with the jetlag, that advantage is useless.
3. Switching between iPhone and Windows 10 Laptop
Airpod 2 - Just worked, I switch back and forth and connect with no problem
SoundSport Free - pain in the you know what to sync on my laptop. Once synced, it works with video lag. Then switch to iPhone with no problem. But switch back to laptop does not work until I have to clear the Bluetooth profile on my laptop and rediscover again to have it to work !! **bleep**
#3 is the show stopper for me to return the SoundSport free for refund !!
Just my 2 cents worth
Soooo, just got my free Samsung Galaxy buds and no lag! Last straw for me. I absolutely love the sound quality and feel of the Bose but the fact that I have to travel with two sets of buds is just silly.
@patrick- how do we get our money back? I'm hoping an updated version will be released and I'll happily be a return customer.
Apr 11, 2019
I made a video example of the lag with the soundsport wireless (not the free version, the one with the wire connecting the two). It really sucks because I'd love to game with them but it's so disorientating.
Here is the video. https://youtu.be/n_o1aBBczRo
First part are from the speakers, second is from the headphones in hands-free mode, it has no latency at all and works well, the only problem is that it's the hands-free mode so it's only one channel and sounds like crap because it's meant for phone calls and the 3rd is the regular setting for the headphones. Sounds great but has a huge amount of lag.
I've slown the video down to give a better example of the lag between the shots on the video to the audio coming though the speakers, run the video at x2 speed for normal speed.
Wish the latency was the same in the hands-free mode as it is for the regular stereo mode.
Apr 21, 2019
Even with the update to Firmware 2.6.0, the lag is evident, especially when watching Netflix from my TV through a BT transmiter.
When using my Jabra Evolve 75, there is NO LAG
Here in the PH, I am not sure if I can refund the cost of the Soundsound Free Wireless, but honestly, I prefer to keep them, if only the lag issue can be solved by a firmware update.
I dont understand how Jabra, or Apple can provide lagless products, and Bose, a premier Audio company cannot solve this issue. So disappointing
Apr 24, 2019
After a few hours trying to get my sound sports to update because it kept dropping connection from the app on my phone and PC option wasn't working, I finally was able to get it to finish updating to 2.6.0. However, even though currently I am finally able to hear out of both ears with my PC the lag is so bad I can't watch any video without being 1-2 seconds behind which makes them useless to me for video.
Bose either needs to update this issue immediately, or give everyone refunds for this product. Spent a lot of money on what I assumed were quality earbuds only to find out you can't really use them for anything on a PC. Even computer sounds come through after they are supposed to, which I assume is due to the low energy feature.
If someone has found a solution for this please let me know and I will try it, but I assume this issue results from the slave/master scenario they got going on with the earbuds. I have noticed if I tell it to only use the master like how it operates for phone calls, there is little to no lag, but it results in horrendous sounding audio.
Apr 24, 2019
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Also thank you @scottbermingham for posting your findings.