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Bose Around-Ear
6.0 out of 10

Bose Around-Ear

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Overall 4
4.0

Great sound, awful build

Anonymous, Newegg
28 July 2010
  • Pros: These look great and are quite comfy. The sound quality on these is wonderful, however...
  • Cons: As others have said, the build quality on these is AWFUL. I cannot emphasize that enough. The headphone jack will inevitably break on you. I fixed it with a replacement jack, but then the wires at the cups started to fray! This is my second pair, never again will I buy these. Nightmarish.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good sound, Horrible Quality Control

Colby W., Newegg
17 March 2010
  • Summary: I first bought my Triport headphones a few months after they first appeared on the market. I believe at the time they were closer to $200, but i cannot confirm that. Regardless, since then i have owned 4 sets of Triport headphones.
  • Pros: They sound pretty good, nice full bodied sound. Look great (for the first few months), comfortable, great customer service
  • Cons: Build quality is not acceptable under any standard what-so-ever. Carrying case is cloth and does not protect as much one would desire.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheaply made.

Matthew P., Newegg
30 November 2009
  • Summary: I would have liked them a little more if they lasted another year or two. The only reason why I bought them was because I worked at Best Buy at the time and I got a nice discount on them. I only paid $70 for them at the time and to be honest they're probably worth a lot less.
  • Pros: They sounded okay at mid volume levels. The around the ear design felt very comfortable.
  • Cons: The head phones clipped out at high volume and low bass frequencies. The headphones are made of nothing but very cheap plastic with a fancy paint job. After a year and 11 months of normal use with these head phones, the end jack got so loose that it eventually shorted and the sound in the left ea...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Shane B., Newegg
22 September 2009
  • Pros: Great sound quality, the sound has a nice color. They a comfy and are closed ear so they isolate some sound.
  • Cons: They are made of cheap components. I have gone through 2 pairs of these. The plastic piece above the earcup that holds the metal headband broke off, this happened to my original triports and the replacement pair. Also the plastic leather on the earcups started to peel off after about 2 years. I e...
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Overall 4
4.0

not so good

Amanda G., Newegg
7 April 2009
  • Summary: I spent 35 bucks and am much happier now except the noise cancelling. I will try other sound canceling and hope to find some for trips I make. Save your money and get anything else and i'd say you will have much better quality in both sound and construction
  • Pros: comfortable,
  • Cons: Low quality, as stated by others they break way tooe asy, I fixed my own as the factory even replaced would have been just as cheap. The sound quality is not what I would expect ( I expect great), I was left with a feeling of loss and missing my highs and lows.
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Overall 4
4.0

They break about once a year after frequent use.

Joseph Y., Newegg
6 April 2009
  • Summary: Do not buy these headphones, invest in another pair. I have had too many problems that I should never have had to deal with. These headphones breaking is a very common problem, it's not just me. I've gone through 4 or 5 pairs of headphones now.
  • Pros: They are extremely comfortable around the ears and the sound is great. If they were built better I would give them 5 stars. This is one of the few pairs of headphones that don't hurt my ears after long periods of use.
  • Cons: I've had this brand of headphones for about 5 years and the plastic is made cheap. They upgraded it to be a speck thicker a couple years ago but I still have the same problem with them breaking. I'm extremely careful with them but eventually they will break no matter how many precautions you take...
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Overall 4
4.0

cheap construction

Michael C., Newegg
18 September 2008
  • Summary: Bose typically produces quality items: as they should asking the prices they do. Quality in sound = 5 eggs. Durability = 0 eggs. I'm not rounding up to three eggs because Bose should recall these based on contruction flaws.
  • Pros: Excellent sound. I expected nothing less from Bose.
  • Cons: I have actually owned two pairs of these headphones. Both eventually broke in the same places. I have since moved on to another model. Simply put, these WILL eventually break on you. I am absolutely careful with all of my equipment, but by design they are not worth getting. The pressure on the pl...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Sound quality 2
2.0

Prezzo alto...toni bassi...ANCHE QUI!

Confocal, Ciao
7 May 2008
  • Summary: Ditelo! State congiurando contro di me! Mi telefona mia madre e mi dice che si è comprata un paio di cuffie nuove. Indovinate quali? Ma queste Bose Around-Ear Triport naturalmente! Non ci posso credere...io che ormai son sicuro che non prenderò/consiglierò mai più un prodotto Bose..
  • Pros: Tanti se siete siete un bassista o un batterista
  • Cons: Tanti se volete sentire tutti gli strumenti e non solo il basso
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