Summary: I cannot wear ear buds, every pair I've ever tried just makes my ears so sore, don't fit right, don't stay in, and don't have anywhere near a decent sound. I bought Bose over-ear headphones and was floored by the sound quality, to the point where I was willing to look goofy at the gym in them. But after running once, I realized I really would need something more designed for movement.
Summary: I love the quality of the sound with these ear phones.. the problem is comfort.. after a short while I want to pull them out of my ears because they begin to hurt.. Maybe I just have sensitive ears because I found the Apple earphones awful .. these aren't as bad by any means but I would suggest that one should try them on before purchasing and see if they have the comfort level for you..
Excerpt: I replaced a prior set of Bose Ear Buds that finally gave up the ghost. The earpiece design is a major improvement on the new ones. They stay comfortably in the ear without movement. Great sound. They are a little pricey however.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: After using the Bose earphones several times at the gym. I am very happy with the purchase. For an earbud type earphone sound quality is as expected from Bose very good. Please note under review one of the ratings is for (noise reduction) this model is not designed for that. The speaker wire is a little heavier than others but i'm sure it is needed for sound quality. Fit in ears well & do not feel as if they are falling out ever even running. Good product!
Summary: Bose consistently builds quality products but over priced compared to similar products by other companies. The fit is good but wearing them in bed as I do creates a little discomfort. Since they do not fit snug in the ear canal like a typical ear bud, some of the bass gets lost...I must press the buds tight against my head to hear the deep tones Headphones that cover the ear will do a better job for those deep lows. Otherwise the sound is crisp and clear.
Pros: snug fit, clear sound
Cons: Even though these buds do produce a deep bass, you will not get the full benefit of the rich sound as you would with over the ear or full ear covered phones. right angle pin connection.
Summary: Re: The Bose IE2 Audio Headphones which I gave to my grandson for Christmas: He has just informed me that they are not working. Your site is very good, but the product is defective. Please tell me how to return them for a refund.