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Bose® AE2i Audio Headphones (Black)

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  • A new standard of audio performance; improved ear cushions
  • Inline remote for control of iPhone/iPod
  • Inline microphone for hands-free calling
  • Improved ear cushions for hours of comfortable listening
  • Earcups fold flat in custom travel bag for easy storage and transport. 1-Year Limited Warranty
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Style: With microphone | Color: Black
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Technical Details

Style: With microphone | Color: Black
  • Noise-Cancelling

Product Details

Style: With microphone | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.8 x 9.8 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005586PT2
  • Item model number: 345444-0010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (982 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 9, 2011

Product Description

Style: With microphone | Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Bose® AE2i audio headphones

Bose AE2i audio headphones
  • A new standard of audio performance; improved ear cushions
  • Inline remote for control of iPhone®/iPod®
  • Inline microphone for hands-free calling
  • Improved ear cushions for hours of comfortable listening
  • Earcups fold flat in custom travel bag for easy storage and transport
Better sound for music and calls

Bose® AE2i headphones give you "best-seat-in-the-house" performance no matter where you are. Whether it's rock or rap, symphonic or swing, you'll hear smooth sound, from full lows to clear highs. Soft, cushioned earcups gently surround your ears, yet remain comfortable for hours so you can easily focus on your music.

Bose Companion 20 powerful sound
Enjoy music from your iPhone in immersive Bose sound just about anywhere.

And they're designed with extra functionality that makes them more versatile than ever. An inline microphone and remote enable hands-free talking on your iPhone and control over various music functions on iPhone, iPod and other Apple products.

Immersive, comfortable listening

The around-ear design, combined with proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure, let you really get into your music, game or movie. The clarity and range of sound provide an audio experience that conventional headphones can't match.

The earcups are angled to gently follow the contour of your ears, while the adjustable, cushioned headband distributes weight evenly across the top of your head. Together, they help provide hours of comfortable listening. You just might forget you're even wearing headphones.

Convenience and durability

These headphones have been designed with features and materials that provide lasting quality. The audio cable attaches to a single earcup for greater freedom of movement and less tangling, and detaches for convenient storage. The earcups rotate to fold flat in the carry bag for easy travel.

In tune and in touch
Bose Companion 20 powerful sound
Easily switch between music and calls at the press of a button.

AE2i headphones are designed specifically for use with select Apple products. You can take calls on your iPhone and switch between calls and music with one-touch ease. The integrated inline remote, located on the back of the microphone, lets you control your iPod, iPhone and other Apple devices. Adjust volume, play/pause tracks, skip tracks forward/backward, fast forward/rewind and change playlists--all while enjoying your music with Bose sound.

Apple compatibility

AE2i headphones are compatible with iPhone (3GS and later), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), 2009 iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), iPod nano (4th generation and later) and iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). The headset is also compatible with iPad, MacBook (unibody) and MacBook Pro (excluding MacBook Air).

Product Highlights
  • TriPort acoustic headphone structure, a Bose exclusive, features tiny vents in the earcups to enable a tonally-balanced audio performance - including reproduction of deep, low notes - from relatively small and lightweight headphones.
  • Bose Companion 20 powerful sound
    The inline remote puts control right at your fingertips.
  • Bose acoustic equalization fine-tunes the frequency response of the headphones for exceptional audio performance.
  • Inline three-button remote controls volume, track selection and voice applications on select Apple products, and switches between calls and music.
  • Inline microphone allows for hands-free iPhone calling and access to certain voice applications, such as VoiceOver and Voice Control.
  • Soft, cushioned earcups gently surround your ears, providing an immersive audio experience and a comfortable fit.
  • Fold-flat earcups rotate 90 degrees for easy storage and portability in the included carry bag.
  • Adjustable headband allows approximately three inches of adjustment in length. Sturdy design features soft cushion for added comfort.
  • Detachable cable on a single earcup means less tangling and greater freedom of movement than Y-cables.
  • Drawstring carry bag stores headphones for convenient transport.
  • Hologram label provides a visual identifier and unique product code signifying the headphones are genuine Bose. The hologram also has various security features that enable Bose to confirm the authenticity of the headphones.
Bose Companion 20 powerful sound
Product Dimensions
Headphones: 7.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches
Ear cushion: 3.8 x 2.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.9 oz (140 g)
Weight with cables 1 pound
What's in the box
  • AE2i headphones
  • Inline remote and microphone cable (detachable)
  • Drawstring carry bag

The AE2i audio headphones are compatible with iPod nano (4th, 5th and 6th generation), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2, and Macbook (unibody) and Macbook Pro. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models.

Similar Bose Products to Consider

Bose® AE2 audio headphones --Bose® AE2 audio headphones immerse you in your music and let you enjoy an around-ear fit that stays comfortable for hours. Advanced product design and durable materials contribute to lasting quality. Features a fold-flat design and carry bag for storage and transport.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Good quality and clear crisp sound.
Would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants quality headphones without breaking the bank.
R. Barkauskas
I have had many headphones through the years, and the Bose AE2's are the best ones so far.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,260 of 1,289 people found the following review helpful By D. Smith on September 4, 2012
Style Name: Without microphoneColor Name: Black
This is the first review I have written for a product on Amazon... The reason I am doing so is because I feel like I was lead astray a little from the biased reviews of others.

I know this is a bit wordy, but there are plenty of quick reviews you can read about this product without spending much time on mine. If you want a 100% truthful review, then please take a minute to read this, especially if you are new to the higher end headphone scene.

About 6 months ago I listened to a Bose display at a local Target store. This got my gears turning about the idea of having better quality headphones than I had previously been using. I had never really thought about putting the kind of attention you would put into car or home audio into headphones. Since I listen to headphones about 20+ hours a week at work, it seemed like a worthy investment.

Here is where things got dicey... I knew Bose was considered a top notch company by most average music listeners. Despite this I started reading reviews (as I normally do before buying anything over $40...lol). To my surprise I read review after review from people bashing Bose products, including the AE2 headphones. I was pretty surprised to say the least since I had never heard anything but favorable talk about Bose. I mean car companies go out of their way to highlight the fact that their car comes with a "Bose sound system". So I was now very confused. The more headphone forums I read, the more determined I was to stay far away from anything Bose. So after an obsessive amount of research I just through caution to the wind and bought some V-moda Crossfade LPs. Of all the products on Amazon I think the V-moda brand gets by far the most positive reviews.
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440 of 454 people found the following review helpful By Smart Shopper on February 5, 2011
Style Name: Without microphoneColor Name: Black
My background: Let me start by saying I am not a professional sound engineer, but what I am is a person who owns several sets of over-the-ear headphones that I've accumulated over the years - seeking the best sound I can find without dropping tons of cash (which, for me, means I've been shopping in the $100 to $200 range).

Facts: If you're looking for response over frequency graphs for the AE2s, PCMag has them there[...]

Facts note: I am bewildered by the negative reviews and comments after listening to, and seeing the data. I don't understand the reviewers that say these headphones don't have high and low frequency response, because the data shows quite the opposite (actually the bass is slightly exaggerated - which might turn some people off).

Opinion summary: Compared to my Sony MD-6s and my Numarks (which I had handy), the AE2s are crisper and have stronger bass (this makes a lot of since when you see the plotted response over frequency graphs). Put simply, the AE2s are not as flat sounding as other headphones. These are much lighter weight, and very comfortable (which is ultimately the reason I bought them). Said, yet another way, I would describe the AE2s are "fun and light" - clearly made for today's digital devices and laptops.

Opinion - Pros:
- Crisp sound and excellent bass.
- Light weight.
- Comfortable ear-cups.

Opinion - Cons:
- The part of the headband that rests on the top of the head is a tad too thin in my opinion - it should be about .125" wider.
- The headband does squeeze a little harder than I would like (I only notice this after hours of continuous wear).

Thanks for reading.
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228 of 251 people found the following review helpful By HC on December 5, 2010
Style Name: Without microphoneColor Name: Black
I previously owned the Bose Triport (Around Ear) headphones for $150 and they lasted me a good five years with heavy use. I needed repairs on one of the ear cushions and Bose Customer Service on the phone offered me the AE2 to upgrade at a very significant discount for the trade-in. (I paid $65.00) I went ahead and bought these hoping the features would be just as good. (I loved my Triport headphones)

For the AE2:

-They are very comfortable and in fact, because of the swiveling earpieces which is a new feature on this model, I think they are much more comfortable than the already-comfortable previous over-ear version.

-These headphones are extremely lightweight. I sometimes forget that I have them on. I am very impressed.

-The cord on this version is only on one side (the left side) instead of leading out of each ear cup. This was a very nice feature and improvement that I appreciate.

-The sound quality is wonderful and was just what I expected out of these headphones.

As for durability, I can see these lasting me another five years with near every-day use, but some people in reviews of the previous model said they had issues. I guess it is subjective to how much care you give to the item, but overall, if you're not rough with them, hopefully they will do well for you as they have for me.

**While these are new on the market, if you have a previous style such as the Around-Ear / Triport like I had, try calling Bose customer service to get the discount on the trade-in upgrade instead of a repair like I did. I was amazed to get such a discount and knew it would be worth it from the start. I love these headphones!
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