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Bose Around-Ear
6.0 out of 10

Bose Around-Ear

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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome headphones for original price

Brian E., Newegg
1 April 2014
  • Summary: It's a shame the price is $200 now. I paid $130 for them many years ago when they were still sold in stores before the AE2s came out, which do not even compare to how good these headphones are. They took a major step back with the AE2s.
  • Pros: Used to be $130 originally Exceptional sound quality for $130 price Comfy ear pads ears comfortably fit deep into the cans Durable ear pads that don't dry up and crack My first pads lasted many years without visual wear extremely light weight long life span Fairly durable Good flexible range on cans
  • Cons: Have replaced the headphone plug many many times Plug is very difficult, but not impossible to replace. Cable lacks durability Could use more padding on the headband
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Overall 8
8.0

JF

Marie F., Newegg
26 December 2010
  • Summary: I think these sound great for the money, they even sound better than the new AE2 model to me. I owned these for a few years and they never broke like everyone else was saying.
  • Pros: Comfortable fit, good sound.
  • Cons: Cord is about 2 feet too long, I almost trip on it when walking. The part that sits on top of your head could use more padding. Not the most stylish looking headphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Musical Earmuffs

Jonathan L., Newegg
15 December 2010
  • Pros: Decent sound quality, and handles the elements fairly well, almost made it through all 4 years of college in Minnesota with me using them on my way to class for both music and earmuffs.
  • Cons: The cord connection at the ear is a bit weak, and where mine finally gave out (leaving me with a single working side), and the cup isn't quite large enough to cover my ear fully. The lack of folding as offered on some other headphones also makes these a bit bulkier to take with you if you aren't ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

Daniel O., Newegg
18 September 2010
  • Summary: Good headphones, but to me not worth 100+ dollars
  • Pros: These headphones really had a great "wow" effect when I first tried them in terms of quality of music.
  • Cons: After 2 years of owning them (but not using them very often) the cushons are deteriorating a bit which I wouldn't mind if Bose didnt want $35 to replace them (the cushons that is) Also these headphones aren't all that great at blocking out ambient noise for being around-ear style
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Overall 8
8.0

thumbs up

Marco B., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: hate the thought of having a pair of pricey bose headphones hot glued together but thats what happened. very nice headphones but a little too fragile for me.
  • Pros: sounds great VERY comfortable
  • Cons: very fragile at the "hinges" if thats what they r called. i fell asleep with them one time and when i woke up both hinges had completely broken off leaving me with 2 cups and the broken head piece. had to hot glue those sucker back together. the spong is also a little fragile and it undid itself ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality Headphones

Matthew K., Newegg
9 February 2010
  • Summary: I have not experienced the wear and tear that others have. In fact, I have beat the hell out of these things and they look brand new (kicked, dropped, stepped on, ripped out of the audio socket). You will not be dissapointed by any means. If you have the money go for it!
  • Pros: I use these headphones for playing games. The sound quality is exactly what I would expect from Bose; Crisp, Clear, and Precise. I never have any issues determining where the enemy is at. Also, music sounds amazing. I constantly notice things in songs that I never did in the past. The fact that I...
  • Cons: The price. That alone will deter many people from these headphones. In all honesty for the price I payed for these I would rather have Sennheiser HD555.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but some things...

Anonymous, Newegg
6 February 2010
  • Summary: If I'm paying $140 for this product, I expect Bose to know better than use that cheap plastic and connectors on this. Bose, listen to this. Great product, bad decision on the cheapo parts.
  • Pros: Great sound quality. Adequately deep bass. Comfortable earcups won't hurt your ears after hours of use.
  • Cons: As reviews before mentions, these headphones WILL BREAK on the plastic parts, and the ear cups will fall off. Has happened to me 3 times now. I got good use out of them, but might think about another product. The connector is also low quality. Bent on all three pairs I've owned and they sit on th...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid performance

Nicholas R., Newegg
23 January 2010
  • Summary: Overall these headphones have been great for me, though they aren't perfect. They are probably the best pair of headphones I have owned, though I have never spent more than a hundred dollars on them before.
  • Pros: - Incredible Highs and Mids. - Bass is good but somewhat lacking in comparison to the treble. - Fairly comfortable. - 90 degree plug adds strength. - Over a year of travel and heavy use and they show little to no wear or loss of sound quality.
  • Cons: - Depending on what you are listening to weak bass may be a big negative. - Pads aren't quite thick enough, especially for long use. - Ear-cups may be too small for some.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent comfort and sound, somewhat fragile

Erik L., Newegg
18 August 2009
  • Summary: The headband build quality may just be the nature of the beast, it's possible that to get the weight and tension they wanted that that's as good as it can get without driving the price even higher. With care, and maybe a smaller noggin, these may last quite a bit longer.
  • Pros: I'm on my second pair of these after using the first ones till they just fell apart. The earphones never malfunctioned electronically, cord, speakers, etc, in 2 years of prolonged use. The sound is excellent but the main thing I love about them is the ability to wear them for extended durations w...
  • Cons: The plastic band where the phones connect to the metal strip inside of the headband eventually disintegrated from normal usage as desktop computer headphones. I did a couple tape and epoxy jobs on them and eventually there was just not enough left to put together. It would be nice if one could ju...
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Overall 8
8.0

Light weight, nice sound, cheap feel

Glenn M., Newegg
9 April 2009
  • Summary: These are nice, I notice my wife uses them more than I do and they are mine? I already told her to just take them. I do like them, but I like a little more bass in my headphones, I do miss the noise-canceling headphones I had by Creative, but they don't make them anymore.
  • Pros: Very light weight, can have them on for a long time and still feel comphy. The sound is crisp and clean, you can hear things that you never heard before in songs. Great for long pc gaming.
  • Cons: Cheapy cheap cheapers. These things you must treat with care. They just feel like they are going to break by just looking at them. The wire that comes from the bottom of the headphone does not unplug. I just think for the price your paying for them it would be nice to have a break away pull out 3...
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