Excerpt: The new MIE2i model builds directly on that heritage, with the ‘M’ prefix denoting mobile-phone capability with the addition of an inline microphone and three-button remote, and the ‘i’ suffix indicating its ability to control volume, track selection and voice control in a range of iOS products.
Excerpt: Bose has gone for a fundamentally different approach to other companies, by designing in-ears that sit outside the ear canal, rather than burrowing in. They don’t isolate noise like most rivals do, but that can be a good thing for commuters who like to be aware of what’s going on around them. Besides, the upside is a comfortable, unintrusive fit – and thanks to that soft gel flap, they stay in your ears far better than most.
Pros: Non-burrowing design is very comfortable, remote and mic unit, wide, well-organised soundstage, solid and tonally balanced
Cons: No noise isolation, can be beaten for outright detail