Summary: When I bought these I liked them; the sound quality was great and the noise cancelling works well. Two weeks later, they fell apart. Like my previous Bose MIE2 earbuds, the connector cable on the earpiece came out without any effort. Cheap, thin plastic without any real protection. I paid a lot for these thinking they were a high-quality product, so I treated them like royalty, hoping the MIE2 earbud 'design flaw' was a fluke.
Be careful - misleading photo/ poor BOSE information
5 June 2013
Summary: The photo for this item is not clear enough to illustrate the standard stereo jack plug on both ends of the lead. My BOSE headphones (purchased three weeks ago) has a standard right-angled jack on the ipod connecting end BUT - its a non-standard smaller stereo jack that inserts into the BOSE headphones. My own fault - but I would rate BOSE as a tacky retailer for providing non-standard connections on part of its range.
I love the "real" product but the item I was sent seems to be counterfeit as it did not contain the serial number.
V Ward, Amazon
30 May 2013
Summary: I bought this as a gift as I have a pair these headphones myself. When I tried to register the product it appeared to have no serial number and when I called Bose themselves, they indicated that their products have serial numbers in 3 different places - in the earcup; on the warranty card and on the box. No serial number appeared on any of these locations on the item I was sent by Amazaon (Omni Ltd).
Summary: I should have known better but was attracted to the low price of these headphones. Amazon had sent me an email informing me of lower price so I was somewhat fooled and ordered straight away without checking previous reviews. It appears that this is not the first time fake headphones have been sold. The product was obviously cheap and nasty as soon as I handled them. A phone call to BOSE UK confirmed that they were counterfeit.
Summary: Three things...if you're an old timer like me and have an older ipod...it's not compatible. I have a 80GB ipod classic...it will only work with the 120 or 180GB classic. So I have to send it back. Also, I discovered afterwards that it's £6 cheaper if you buy direct from Bose ( I should have checked the reviews first...someone else has mentioned that fact. Last thing....I can't believe the hard work in returning it. I don't have a Collect Plus place near me.
Eigentlich tolles Gerät, aber miserabler Service und nach 6 Monaten und 1 Tag kaputt!
Bengt-Ove "Bent-Ove", Amazon
27 June 2014
Summary: Eigentlich ein schicker und toller Kopfhörer, der sehr gut die Umgebungsgeräusche rausfiltert. Ich war genau 6 Monate sehr zufrieden und habe mich immer wieder auf Bahnfahren gefreut, weil man wirklich sehr gut damit Musik hören oder Filme schauen kann. Das Gerät ist angenehm, hat einen sehr guten Klang, geringen Stromverbrauch und insgesamt wirklich gut.