Summary: I recently purchased two sets of headphones - the Audio Technica ATH-M50 and the BOSE OE. One member of my family wanted on-the-ear phones while another member wanted an around-the-ear model. The BOSE were very comfortable and lightweight, fitting nicely on the ear. However, with several different types of music, I found the BOSE phones lacked a crispness & clarity. The base was strong but sounded rather murky or rounded.
Pros: very comfortable and lightweight
Cons: lacked mid-range strength or "brilliance" base was strong but a bit "murky" to me.
Summary: I don't understand why they provide 2 sizes of cables and both are short. At the store I only noticed the metric sizes (.4m and 1.1m) in the package. I assumed it would be long enough. Once I got home and plugged it to my pc (which stands on the floor) I realized the longer cable (1.1m or 43") is too short to be useful. Also, when I move my head to the music the left side goes off and on.
Pros: very comfortable good sound
Cons: cables are too short if i move my head to the beat the left side breaks
Summary: Kaufentscheidung: In erster Linie kam es mir darauf an einen Kopfhörer für unterwegs zu finden, welcher auch mit Klangqualität punkten kann. Der Bose On Ear ist super leicht zu transportieren und die hochgelobte Bose-Klangqualität brachten mich dazu, diese Kopfhörer mein Eigen nennen zu müssen.