Excerpt: Bose’s In-Ear headphones are a high quality, and yet relatively cheap, solution to those who love to listen to good music but don’t want to fork out hundreds of dollars for a pair of headphones. Bose’s In-Ear headphones are one of the most comfortable in-ear headphones I have worn. They sit snugly within your ear, and as they only weight 18.1g, it doesn’t even feel like they are there.
Excerpt: There are two types of people in this world, audiophiles, and well… people who don’t know what that word means. In a world where the quality of bass in a pair of headphones in more important then your mother’s upcoming birthday, headphones and earphones can get very, very expensive. The innovators at Bose have successfully bridged the gap though, enabling people to get Bose-quality audio for less then a hundred bucks.
Excerpt: Despite being a major player in noise-cancellation headphones, Bose hasn't yet tackled the in-ear market with any gusto, and these In-Ear Headphones are currently its only offering. Unlike the majority of recently released personal headphones, which are inserted in your ear to seal out external noise, these rest in the outer part of your ear, with just a small protuberance extending into the ear canal.
Excerpt: Bose has a reputation for producing high quality headphones and it has now branched into the mobile space. The Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset is suitable for a range of mobile phones including the Apple iPhone . It produces outstanding bass and excellent sound quality, but doesn't have a strong seal and lets in more external noise than we liked.
Conclusion: At AU$149, the Bose TriPort In-Ear Headphones cater to a very niche market. If you're a die-hard Bose fan, you've probably already bought them, but if you're looking for something in between canalphones and standard earbuds, these are a viable option. With a few design tweaks like more secure attachment for the tips and perhaps extralarge tips for listeners who actually do want to block out some noise, these could be even better.
Pros: Don't block out any noise, Fit doesn't feel quite as secure as advertised, Silicone tips come off very easily and pick up tons of dirt
Cons: Strong bass, Good overall detail, Not intrusive in your ear canal