Summary: Love these headphones. The sound is very clear and the ear cups fit very comfortably over the ears, and don't feel comebersome. They fold very easily and fit very nicely in the zippered case that was included.
Bose is a Leader for a reason - They deliver the goods.
26 November 2012
Summary: I own QC 3s, QC 15s, and these OE2i headphones. Bose makes an absolutely superior product. The sound quality on the OE2i model is amazing: The mixes are even and full, and they have the capacity to play at very loud intervals. They are also incredibly lightweight and fold up to almost nothing. The pads are soft & comfortable, and the design is pleasant.
Summary: Highs are very rolled off and the OE2i barely qualifies as hifi when some treble boost is added. Below the treble the sound is pretty good and the bass satisfying, although the bass is slightly less than what is commonly considered neutral. Style, fit and comfort are great, and folding up into a tiny 5x5 inch case they are very portable. They also wear around the neck all day with no bother.
Summary: I've had these for a month and a bit, and now it's time for me to review them!
Most important from these is the audio quality. From stock they're a quite balanced headphone, with the classic on-ear phenomenon of a slight bass boost. They have a nice attention to detail, and a semi-shockingly wide soundstage for a small headphone.
Pros: Comfortable, look very nice (in black or white), quite bright sound
Cons: Don't isolate as much as you'd expect, bass could be lower
Summary: I know people bash on Bose because of they're over priced and I agree. I believe these retail for about $150 or so and I paid $85 for these due to employee discount at where I work. With that being said, I wouldn't recommend anyone pay the full price for these. Do some searching online, if you can trade stuff in somewhere and bring the price down a bit to somewhere the $100 range, then I'd say go for it.
I think these are great for every day use.