Product Comparison: Beats Urbeats vs Bose SoundTrue Ultra

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General Specifications
SoundTrue Ultra
About the Product
Solid metal housing. Precision-machined single-billet metal housing prevents vibrations and unwelcome sound from tainting your listening experience. Grid-iron tough. Whether you keep urBeats pristine or throw them in and out of your bag, you don't have to worry about them breaking or fraying anytime soon. Built-in mic for calls. Switch easily between songs and incoming calls. No need to take off your headphones or talk into the phone like a walkie-talkie.
SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones deliver deep, rich sound across a wide frequency range. And the sealed acoustic design comfortably immerses you in your music. The proprietary StayHear Ultra tips, available in three sizes, stay soft while giving you a secure fit. Easily switch between calls and music with your iPhone.
Size & Weight
6 in.
0.9 in.
3 in.
1 in.
6 in.
4.8 in.
6.4 oz.
0.64 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Beats Urbeats Earphones
  • Design is a major plus for me. I like the metal and black/red color.
  • They look cool, they seem durable, they sound good,they are loud, they are very comfortable, they have a lot of bass, and have great noise isolation.
  • Design/style and color are awesome! I wanted the white-red ones but I figured the white part would get dirty easily
  • Best headphones we have ever had, we have two pair. They fit so comfortably and come with a huge selection of ear bud sizes
  • They are not the same earphones as in the picture. The quality is poor. They do not fit in my ears well.
Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones
  • These fit very comfortably (probably the most comfortable noise isolating headphones on the market)
  • One last note: the silicone earpiece fits into the ear canal, eliminating a good deal of ambient environmental noise.
  • The silicone molds come in three sizes to adjust to your ear. For me, I use a small size. It's a perfect fit I can wear for hours without worry. The volume up and down buttons work on my Google Pixel 1st Gen, the carrying case is clever, and overall I just love these.
  • I am so disappointed with these Bose earbuds. This is my third set in two years. I use mine about 12 - 14 hours per day so need earbuds that don't hurt my ears which Bose certainly fits the bill.
  • Fit very deep into ear so not very comfortable, blocks out most background noise so not good for urban living
Headphone Fit
Built-In Microphone
Volume, Play/Pause, Next/Previous song
Volume, Play/Pause
Sound Isolating
Water Resistant
Solid metal housing
Secure and comfortable, Lightweight, durable case, Inline mic/remote, Lose yourself in your music, 3 pairs StayHear Ultra tips
What customers say about "Features"
Beats Urbeats Earphones
  • Sounds is nice - not as much bass, but the clarity is good. It's the flat cable, and not the round, which is supposed to help with tangling, but headphones will tangle no matter what
  • Comes with a nice, durable rubber pouch to hold the buds and comes with extra buds to change sizes
  • Amazing sound, good durability, has the controls on the cord, compatible with many devices as far as the control buttons go, and are overall worth the price!
  • Overpriced/sound quality doesn't justify the price, uncomfortable after long use, falls out of ear a lot compared to other in ear options I think this is because of the heavier weight rigid cables, lots of cable noise
  • Cord is kind of short, wouldn't do so well when working out/jogging
Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones
  • The vocals and sound is amazing on these headphones, exceeding my expectations.
  • Sound quality is amazing. Great fit. Love the Bose headphones. My whole family each has a pair or two (although different types).
  • Good sound isolation. Muffles outside sound, not active sound cancellation.
  • I ended up exchanging these for the sport version. The sound quality is fantastic, but the sound of the wire bumping or brushing up against your clothes is intolerable. The sport version is much better.
  • The sound is not the best. don't have rich sounds neither deep bass. my previous Bose IE2 headset sounds superior to this model.
  • Worst audio quality. Sound like cheap $10 headphones and cheap plastic too. Get the older generation they are perfect.
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