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Bose IE2

Bose IE2 The Bose IE2 is a pair of headphones that features Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Bose IE2

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Overall 6
6.0

Quiet Room Yes, City NO!

K-Baum, B&H Photo
28 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this product both on my way to work, and also when I am listening to music in my house. In a quiet room these headphones work phenomenally with great sound. However once you use them outdoors or in a place with noise, the ambient noise overpowers the sound of the headphones causing you to keep raising the volume just to hear your music. The design takes about a day to get used to but once you do they are the most comfortable in-ear headphones i have ever tried.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
  • Cons: Cord Too Short, Too Much Ambient Noise
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Overall 6
6.0

not bad

terry, Staples
10 April 2014
  • Excerpt: sound is very good and clear, but for $100 I have found some that sounds just as good for half the price
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Overall 6
6.0

No Good for Subway

JZ, B&H Photo
30 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Really nice sound and very comfortable. However, if you want to use them in the NYC subway system they are not a great choice because of ambient noise. However in quieter areas they are amazing.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Great Sound
  • Cons: Too Much Ambient Noise
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Overall 5
5.0

The headphones are overall good, consisted w/good sound

7antonio, CNET
12 July 2012
  • Summary: If you buy them then just know to be extremely careful with them. They do sound pretty good but I would've rather bought some other headphones if I knew they were going to be really sensitive especially since I worked out with them most of the time.
  • Pros: They are small and somewhat sturdy., Great sounds
  • Cons: Weird and an awkward shape to get use to. They only lasted me about four months. And started to show some wear and tear around the jack itself and around the actual headphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

A good product with balanced sound

thunderhead, B&H Photo
15 December 2011
  • Excerpt: It has a nifty little design, and although it is known as the IE2, it isn't really in ear. Bass is rather weak, compared to my other sets, Monster Turbine and B&W C5. However, a good buy nonetheless.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Stylish
  • Cons: Too Much Ambient Noise
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Shloogle, head-fi.org
4 September 2011
  • Summary: I originally bought these because my earbuds had came apart on a flight from Canada to Hong Kong. I love the Bose home theater products I have at home and saw a Bose store in the airport and decided to buy them.    Initially I loved the sound quality but, as can be expected with Bose products, the price was quite high due to the name. The mids were clear and the highs weren't too peaky but the bass left room for desire.
  • Pros: Great mids and highs, good fit.
  • Cons: Isolation, bass, price
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

AFRUITPIE, head-fi.org
4 September 2011
  • Summary: If you're looking into buying some Bose IE2s, save your money.    BUILD AND DESIGN:  The build on the IE2 is less-than-fantastic. They're all plastic, very light, and they feel fragile. I did, however, enjoy the design. The striped cables turned a few heads, and the chrome Bose logo tells everyone that they were expensive. The strange tips are a little hard to get into your ears, but they fit perfectly, and never fall out.
  • Pros: Fun-looking striped cord
  • Cons: No sound isolation
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

TheJazzyH, head-fi.org
4 September 2011
  • Summary: Accessories:               The headphones come with three pairs of StayHear™ tips (small, medium, and large), a shirt clip, and a carrying case. Shirt clips are always nice to have, although mine sadly broke within the first month of use. The carrying case, on the other hand, is unique, in the way that it’s meant to hold the IE2s and your audio player of choice inside, rather than just the headphones. The case was just a bit too small for my iPod Touch, though.
  • Pros: Comfortable, stable, and hiss-free on nearly any audio source.
  • Cons: Meh sound, tangling cables, and no isolation.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Cobaltius, head-fi.org
1 September 2011
  • Summary: A little decent pair of In-ears, nothing to special and exciting about them. They sound decent for users who want to enjoy their music on the go such as exercise or other events. Offers a very dark sound with a large mid-bass hump. These never have sounded harsh in any way even on poor recordings with a really bright aggressive sound to them. They do however sound very veiled and muffled due to there darker and smoother sound. They lack detail and just sound really fat..
  • Pros: Warm pleasing, dark sound, never harsh sounding, very very smooth (even at loud volumes), fit nicely in ear
  • Cons: Lacks detail in higher frequency spectrum, veiled/muffled, rolled off highs
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Overall 6
6.0

Well constructed, and the Bose sound.

Rudi, B&H Photo
5 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Good construction, not very accurate. It sounds like Bose. I had the original IE, which had the wire fray at the plug after two years of use, and they sounded about the same as these.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Lightweight
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