Summary: So today is Thursday and I bought this on Sunday and it's already stopped working. I've always heard good things about Bose, so I'll hope its an anomaly. Now by stopped working, I mean that the Bluetooth hasn't been rock solid. The first time I connected it, I had about 30 seconds of the Bluetooth cutting in and out. Then it was solid after that. The next connection was faster, but still cut in and out.
A LITTLE MORE VOLUME PLEASE..... VERY INEFFICIENT!!!
D. Hutsell, Amazon
18 June 2013
Summary: Got a pair of these as a present today. They will go back just as soon as I can get them in the mail. I wanted Stereo Bluetooth Headphones to use with my iPhone 4s. They are nicely balanced as far as the bass- mids & high end...... BUT THEY ARE SO FRIKCIN' INEFFICIENT IT IS NOT EVEY FUNNY. IN OTHER WORDS??? TO USE WITH AN IPHONE, THEY ARE NOT LOUD ENOUGH!!! NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! And yes, I have used several other bluetooth headsets with my iphone and they were way louder.
Summary: After reading the good reviews, I have come to believe that there may be something wrong with mine. The quality is like a can. The treble is very high and it seems as if there isn't any bass. I have a Bose SoundDock and the sound quality is impeccable, it blew me away.
Summary: The sound quality of the headphones is good, they are very comfortable, but the detachable cable is flawed. The first cable broke in 3 places for no discernable reason; I contacted Bose and they replaced it at no charge. The second cable did exactly the same thing, merely being carefully wound around my hand for placement in the carrying bag. I cannot recommend these headphones as the cord renders them too fragile for actual use.
Sounds good but fake leather sheds in less than two years
16 January 2012
Summary: The weight and sound of these are great which is surprising as they Bose. The saying "no highs no lows must be Bose" does not apply here. The problem is not even two years after buying three sets for my family (all bought at different times and places over a year) the fake leather around the ears starts coming apart. So every time you wear the you have all this black stuff around your ears when you take them off..
Summary: These headphones have excellent sound and are the most comfortable over the ear models I have ever owned. When I got them they were called TriPorts but they appear to be much the same. For the first year they were flawless. I travel a lot for work, so I made good use of them on airplanes and in hotels. I took care of the headphones by keeping them in the included bag while they were not in use.
Summary: What does the average consumer expect when they pay [this much money] for audio equipment? To be impressed, no less. Most people will be in awe when they listen to the Bose Lifestyle 50. They expect no less from a company like Bose. I, however, expected more. My first disappointment is with the speakers. I didn't expect THX certification (a symbol of excellent audio quality), but the Lifestyle50 packs the same speakers from the cheapest Lifestyle setup.
Summary: The sound quality is very clear and they are extremely comfy to wear. However, the loudness is very poor and in busy/ noisy places full volume isn't enough to suppress noise. The base is very minimal, and i wished I had spent a little more on Beats, or better Bose earphones (not headphones).