\r\n\r\nWe were lucky enough for\u00a0Bose\u00a0to send us a new pair of their Freestyle Earbuds, so Scott thought he'd try them out on his\u00a0morning run over the weekend.\u00a0We were a bit surprised when he was back a\u00a0full 2 minutes\u00a0earlier than normal raving on about how good these headphones were and his blitzing time. Here's why:\r\n\r\n[title subtitle=""]The Feel[\/title]\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nRunning with these things on, put simply, is a dream. There's no jamming in uncomfortable tiny earbuds deep into your ear so they won't fall out. The moulded StayHear tips have an extended flexible wing that fits snugly into your ear without reminding you it's there with every step.\u00a0Something\u00a0Bose\u00a0are calling "in-ear stability".\r\n\r\nThe earbuds themselves are made for the outdoors and everyday wear, being water resistant and designed to survive exposure to sweat or weather. They don't suggest you dunk them in water though.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou also don't have to worry about swiping away at the chord with your arms while you run, ride or skate as it fits close to your body with the handy clothing clip.\r\n\r\n[title subtitle=""]The Looks[\/title]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe buds are available in two colours:\u00a0Ice blue and Indigo, each in a specially designed carrying case. It's nice to see\u00a0Bose\u00a0moving away from their traditional black and chrome to a more fashionable and stylish look, similar to\u00a0the vibrant Beats headphones but with a better quality sound that Bose is known for.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe got our hands on the Ice blue version (displayed above) that also features some red accents along the chord and carry case. A good way to make a statement while letting people know you maintain a high standard for sound.\r\n\r\n[title subtitle=""]The Sound[\/title]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs for\u00a0the sound quality, they may look tiny but these things pack a punch with thumping beats and a clean bassy rhythm to keep you moving. I would describe it like listening to music in a concert hall without it being too overbearing. Attesting to the\u00a0Bose\u00a0standard of impeccable acoustics, even at high volumes the vocals were clear and not grindy\u00a0or too piercing .\r\n\r\nBose\u00a0told us it was the 'TriPort\u00ae technology' that makes these headphones perform,\u00a0but what was important in our eyes\/ears was that they sounded great whether you\u00a0were playing House, Rock, R&B or Pop.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile they're not noise cancelling, I actually felt safe running on the street or near busy roads.\u00a0They will passively block some noise around you, but they're purposely designed to keep you aware of your surroundings when you're running.\r\n\r\n[title subtitle=""]The Features[\/title]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEach pair of earbuds come with three sizes of StayHear tips (small, medium & large) for all ear types, a clothing clip for tangle free running and a carrying case for easy storage.\r\n\r\nThe cord also features a handy in-line microphone and remote that lets you switch between calls and music.\u00a0The\u00a0headphones are meant to work with\u00a0selected Apple devices, including most iPhones, iPads and iPods, but they worked just fine with my rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 as well.\r\n\r\n[title subtitle="#ListenForYourselfAU\u00a0"]The Competition[\/title]\r\n\r\nContinuing to celebrate excellence since 1964, Bose is launching the\u00a0Bose Creative Development Fund\u00a0to find and promote Australian talent.\u00a0As part of this they're giving you guys the chance to win a $20,000 grant\u00a0to support the development of your unique talent.\r\n\r\nTo enter, simply submit a \u00a0photo, video or a sound track that showcases your\u00a0talent, skill or craft to\u00a0ListenForYourself.com.au\r\n\r\nThe final winner will be selected with the help of established Australian celebrities from ten weekly winners. In addition to qualifying for the finals, each weekly winner will also receive a Bose Prize Pack comprising their\u00a0latest tech releases worth over $800 AUD\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n[title subtitle=""]The Verdict[\/title]\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhether you\u2019re an audio enthusiast, a fitness fanatic\u00a0or just someone looking to make a bold statement with their ears, the\u00a0Bose Freestyle Earbuds\u00a0are a must have pair that are built to last for everyday wear... and, Scott says they'll make you run faster too.