Bose Frames Review Rundown

Bose | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Bose Frames
  • Great sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bose AR app works well
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Bose Frames were initially hyped as audio augmented-reality sunglasses that were compatible with Bose AR. Last summer, the company shuttered that division and as a result, Bose Frames went from being audio AR sunglasses to glorified Bluetooth headphones. The Frames come in two styles: Alto, which looks similar to the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer, and Rondo, which features rounded frames in a smaller fit.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The new Bose Frames don't deliver mind-blowing audio quality. They sound fine, and if memory serves, slightly better than the original Frames. Like other wireless Bluetooth headphones, you can also control your media or take calls via the single button on the right arm.
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Pros[**]
  • Longer battery life than the original Frames
  • Comfortable, comfortable fit
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 50%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Bose Frames are sunglasses that are "enhanced with Bose technology to play music and take calls" Available in two styles for $200, they're initially on sale only in the US. While they're a little bulkier than your typical sunglasses, they don't feel too heavy on your face.
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Pros[**]
  • Great sound for making calls
  • Works with Bose's AR platform
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Bose's Frames are headphones/sunglasses you might actually want to wear. Pegged as conveyors of aural AR and crafted for “sun and sound,” the Frames are a fascinating audio entry. The black-tinted lenses are of high-quality and work well to fight glare.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

nextpit[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Bose Frames Alto are available now for $199. There's also a Rondo version of the Frames, which have more rounded lenses and a smaller fit. The Frames Alto come in an imitation leather case, with enough room for your charging cable. Sound quality when it comes to music streaming is the weakest of the use cases with the Frames.
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Pros[**]
  • Open-ear design makes it easy to wear
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The $199.95 Bose Frames deliver crisp and clear audio through a classic, stylish design. There is no volume control on the Frames, so you'll need to do it through your mobile device. The Frames are made to work with Bose AR, the company's upcoming foray into augmented reality.
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Pros[**]
  • Crisp, clear audio
  • Easy to use
  • Works with Bose AR
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

pcmag[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The $249.95 Bose Frames Tempo are focused on sports. The temples on these sunglasses are huge, each roughly the size of a single-ear Bluetooth earpiece. The Frames deliver crisp, clear sound that allows you to hear your surroundings with ease. On tracks with intense sub-bass content, the Frames deliver lackluster bass response.
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Pros[**]
  • Crisp, clear sound with crisp highs and crisp lows
  • Comfortable, lightweight fit
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Bass isn't for everyone

techadvisor[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
Bose Frames have an augmented element, but it's AR audio we're dealing with here. Music is delivered to the ears through ultra-precise geometry, at the same time being sampled and'silenced' by ports on the arms. Pairing up Bose Frames with our old-ish iPhone was easy; just switch on your Bluetooth and go from there.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Built-in microphone
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Bose Frames are a smart pair of sunglasses with built-in speakers. You can use them to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks. There are two styles available - the square-framed Alto is similar to Ray-Ban's Wayfarer sunglasses. The Rondo is rounder, smaller and looks a bit more retro. All of the augmented reality features on this pair of glasses are communicated via audio.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight, stylish design
  • Works with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Built-in microphone
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Bose Frames Tempo, Tenor and Soprano are new versions of the company's audio sunglasses. The Tempo has larger speakers and better battery life to keep you moving. The new Frames also benefit from IPX4 water- and sweat-resistant rating. Bose has done a lot to improve sound quality, but the new Frames don't quite cut it in louder environments.
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Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Good battery life
  • Good sound quality
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre call quality
  • Short battery life

tomsguide[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Bose Frames sunglasses are a stylish pair of headphones, except they don't go in your ears. A small metallic-gold button on the right arm, near the hinge, is the only control on the Frames. Bose Frames come in two styles: the boxy, slightly larger Alto and the circular Rondo.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb sound quality
  • Tiny, tiny speakers
  • Works with Apple Music and TuneIn Radio
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Sound can get muffled in louder areas
  • Can't be used all the time

references

  1. 1. ^ I Love The New Bose Frames Even If I Look Like an Absolute Jabroni. Gizmodo. 27 January 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Bose Frames review: Audio sunglasses that sound surprisingly good. Cnet. 01 February 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Bose Frames Alto review. Digitaltrends. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Bose Frames Alto review: don't throw away your headphones yet. Nextpit. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Bose Frames Review. Pcmag. 07 February 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Bose Frames Tempo Review. Pcmag. 30 September 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Bose Frames review. Techadvisor. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Bose Frames review. Techradar. 24 June 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ Bose Frames (Tempo, Tenor and Soprano) review. Techradar. 08 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ Bose Frames Review: Headphones Reinvented. Tomsguide. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  12. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  13. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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