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Bose® SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones

For music and calls with Apple® devices (Charcoal)

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Item # 018STUIEIB

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Our take on the Bose® SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones

Bose found a cool new way to pack their signature rich musical experience into a compact package. The Bose® SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones plug into your iPhone® or portable music device. You'll enjoy clear, detailed sound with satisfying bass response. Comfortable and durable, these headphones let you take your tunes or podcasts everywhere.

guy wearing SoundTrue ultra headphones

The Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones (shown in Black) offer controls for your iPhone and a relaxed fit.

Smooth Bose® sound in a portable design

Bose found a cool new way to pack their signature rich musical experience into a compact package. The Bose® SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones plug into your iPhone® or portable music device. You'll enjoy clear, detailed sound with satisfying bass response. Comfortable and durable, these headphones let you take your tunes or podcasts everywhere.

Bose StayHear® Ultra tips ensure long-lasting comfort

The Bose® StayHear® Ultra tips feel good, even through long listening sessions. They rest on the outside of the ear canal. The soft, cone-shaped tips and stability loops also make sure the SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones stay put when you're on the move. Plus, the StayHear® Ultra tips are sweat- and weather-resistant — ideal for running or going to the gym.

Try all three included pairs to find the right fit that will keep these headphones securely in your ears.

Answer calls on the go

Got a call coming through? Use the in-line remote and microphone for easy hands-free conversations with an iPhone. The three-button remote lets you play and pause music, skip tracks, and adjust volume with other Apple® portable devices.

Got an Android™ phone? Check out the Bose® SoundTrue® Ultra in-ear headphones for music and calls with Samsung and Android devices

Product Highlights:

  • three-button remote for music and volume controls with an iPhone, iPod, or iPad
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with an iPhone
  • clear, detailed sound with deep bass
  • three sizes of proprietary StayHear® Ultra tips provide a comfortable, secure fit
    • sweat- and water-resistant ear tips
  • "T-joint" cable splitter design helps keep the left and right side of the cable from tangling together
  • matching carrying case
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones for Apple iOS devices (charcoal) with attached 46" cable (straight 3.5mm plug)
  • 3 Pairs of StayHear ear tips (medium pair installed)
  • Clothing clip (installed)
  • Zippered carrying case (charcoal)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information/Product Registration card

Love this ear piece, I'm just a little worried about the wires seems so fragile.

Marva, Bridgeport, CT


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Features and Specs

Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.6 ounces
Cord Length 46"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones are built for great sound, stylish look, and comfortable fit. SoundTrue Ultra headphones are the smallest headphones made by Bose, but provide high quality sound over a wide frequency range. The earbuds are sweat- and weather-resistant, and designed to last. This model is specifically designed for use with iPhone and other Apple products.

In-Line Remote Control/Microphone: The SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones have a 46" cable with an in-line 3-button remote control and microphone. The special T-joint design helps to eliminate contact noise through the headphones. The remote and mic are compatible with select Apple products, including iPhone 3GS and later, iPad, iPod touch 2nd generation and later, iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), and iPod nano 4th generation or later. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle 3rd generation or later. Audio is supported by all iPad and iPod models. Controls include volume up/down, skip forward or backward, fast forward/rewind, play, pause, accept call, reject call, end call, and engage Voice Control (with compatible devices).

Note: The headphones should be able to deliver audio to most devices with a 3.5mm jack. The answer/end calls function may work with other devices, but the function varies between models. The volume controls will not likely work with non-Apple devices.

StayHear Tips: The SoundTrue Ultra earbud headphones come with Bose's proprietary StayHear silicone ear-tips in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) to help assure a more accurate fit that's comfortable and stable. StayHear silicone ear-tips stay in your ears during exercise and other active sports. Advanced materials and design allow the tips to nestle inside the bowl of the ear, while also naturally conforming to the ear's upper ridge. StayHear tips also are designed to remain more securely on the headphone itself. Overall, they provide a better on-the-go listening experience.

Slim Carrying Case: The Bose SoundTrue Ultra headphones come with a slim, semi-hard carrying case to help protect the headphones and accessories during travel. It has a mesh pocket on the inside for eartips and other accessories.

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A sonic revelation

Written by Dave Bar, Contributing Writer, on 9/29/2015 1:24:00 PM

Alright. I'll admit it. I'm one of those audio snobs who would never really consider Bose® headphones as one of their top-tier audiophile choices. Please don't get me wrong! I sincerely do like Bose® headphones. They sound great, and are without a doubt the most comfortable headphones ever. (Just ask my wife, son, and daughter who all love theirs!) Plus their noise cancelling models are borderline spooky the way they squelch outside sound. But audiophile? I didn't think so, until today. That's because I just tried Bose's SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones and was totally blown away. I mean, seriously, these things rock.

Deep, deep bass with astonishing definition? Check. Transparent, detailed midrange? Double check. Smooth, airy highs? Yep. It's all there, including a very balanced presentation, a satisfyingly wide soundstage, and a fit so comfy and unobtrusive that even people who can't deal with in-ear headphones will dig these.

Sorry, I know I'm gushing but I just can't get over how good these sound, especially for the money. And this was simply listening to them plugged into the headphone jack of my iPod®! I can't wait to try them out with a good headphone amp/DAC and some high-res music files. I'm not sure I'm even ready for that.

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