Summary: Bought the bose headphones. Not really happy with them. I had to turn my ipod more than half way up to get a good sound. When it is at half or below half it sound really low like the valume is set at 2 or 3. Pluged in my $5 earbuds it the same valume and they sounded better then the bose headphones. I bought the bose earbuds same problem sent back. Now I do have the bose wave radio and that has perfect sound. Bose radios and speakers are great perfect sound.
Summary: The cord is too short it limits my use. I will probably only use on mp3 player. I was hoping to use on my new desktop and sit back in my lounge chair and stream sports and movies without disturbing house guests. Do you have a wireless version? If so please let me know and price difference.
Summary: I accept that (and for 200 quid they should be) good sound quality, however, when used as a headset for skype/mobile phones on calls etc. they are appalling. The mic is too far away from the mouth to be effective and the units bluetooth capability is really not very good at all, it wont consistently connect to my MAC Air, or android phone it keeps dropping off and says - connection failed!
Summary: what I felt is that bose on ear headphones are much better than the around ear ones. The on ear ones have really a powerful bass compared to the around ear ones. anyway its all personal. some people like it some may not. But i am happy having bose in-ear and on-ear headphones, even though the in-ear is a bit over Bassy. would not even think of getting this one.