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Bose Around-Ear
6.0 out of 10

Bose Around-Ear

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Overall 2
2.0

Far too flimsy.

Khalil I., Newegg
25 November 2010
  • Pros: Incredible sound quality. Lightweight design with comfortable earcups.
  • Cons: These headphones WILL BREAK on you within 12 months. I guarantee this. I bought these headphones years ago and had to have Bose replace them four times. In every case an earcup would break off from the headband. The construction of these has not changed in all these years, and the design of the c...
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Overall 2
2.0

Made of glass

Jimmy H., Newegg
24 November 2010
  • Summary: These things are over-hyped pieces of junk. If Bose spent as much on materials as they did on advertising, I'd still have my headphones.
  • Pros: Sounds alright
  • Cons: Breaks way too easily. The build is very cheap. The plastic is so flimsy. After normal wear for about a year, the plastic headband broke. After that, the entire thing just seemed to quickly disintegrate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Cushions poorly made

Mr. L., Newegg
28 October 2010
  • Pros: Good sound and comfortable
  • Cons: The covering over the foam cushions came apart at the seams. I used the headphones very little. I would expect that something from Bose would have better quality. When I contacted Bose they told me they were sorry and I could purchase new cushions.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poorly Designed, Chintzy Headphones

Theodore S., Newegg
13 January 2010
  • Pros: I can't think of any that can't be found in a better product.
  • Cons: These headphones are chintzy. The word chintzy came about in the 20th century United States. It comes from the word "chinchy" which has been around since the mid-1700s (chinchy means stingy). Chinchy gets its roots from the 1400's Standard English word "chiche," meaning parsimonious or mean. For ...
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Overall 2
2.0

JUNK DON'T BUY

TERRY P., Newegg
30 January 2009
  • Summary: YOU'VE BEEN WARNED SAVE YOUR MONEY THERE ARE ALOT BETTER BRANDS FOR ALOT LESS I'VE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE $50 ONES IT'S BEEN 8 MONTHS THERE STILL LIKE NEW I ONLY GAVE ONE STAR BECAUSE THAT'S AS LOW AS I CAN GO.. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY ..
  • Pros: NONE ....EVEN THE SOUND ISN'T THAT GREAT FOR THE PRICE .. SAVE YOUR MONEY
  • Cons: THE WHOLE THING IS JUNK ..THE HEAD SET MATERIAL JUST CAME APART AFTER 4 MONTHS THEY BROKE IN SEVERAL PLACE'S HAD TO BE GLUE'D TOGETHER DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY..I BOUGHT A NEW $50 SET WITH VOLUME CONTROL AND THEY SOUND JUST AS GOOD THE ONLY THING YOUR GETTING IS THE NAME WITH THIS JUNK IT DOESN'T S...
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Overall 2
2.0

TERRIBLE

TERRY P., Newegg
3 October 2008
  • Summary: THERE ARE ALOT OF CHEAPER ONES AND SOUND JUST AS GOOD AND BETTER QUALITY SORRY BOSE FOR THE PRICE THEY SUCK
  • Pros: NONE FOR THE PRICE
  • Cons: DROP THEM AND ONE OF THE HEAD SET BROKE JUST SNAPED OFF THEN THE MATERIAL AROUND THE EARS STARTED TO ROT AFTER 8 MONTHS AND CAME APART FOR NO REASON I HAVE SEVERAL CHEAPER HEAD PHONES THEY WORK GREAT NO PROBLEMS THEY WERE HALF THE PRICE AND SOUND BETTER ONCE I HAD THESE HOME TO TEST.. BOSE... WOW...
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