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Bose AE2i Audio Headphones, Black

by Bose
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With microphone
Black
  • 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 ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B005586PT2
  • Item model number: 345444-0010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 9, 2011

Product Description

Style: With microphone | Color: Black

Product Description

Bose around-ear 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.TriPort acoustic headphone structure, available only from Bose, reproduces tonally balanced audio with deep low notes from lightweight, around-ear headphones.Bose acoustic equalization fine-tunes the frequency response of the headphones for exceptional audio performance.

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
Compatibility

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 Reviews

Sound is clear, high quality.
SoftDesigner
I definitely recommend at least trying the bose headphones.
Ben
Great sound quality and very comfortable to wear.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Brandy on July 14, 2011
Style Name: With microphoneColor Name: Black
After trying out the Solo Beats by Dre, I found them to be extremely to bassey (if that's even a word) and too tight fitting for my particular taste. I returned them in less that 10 days. I recently purchased the Bose AE2i because I've just been dying for a new pair of headphones that I could use at home, on trips and that works with my iphone.

The price of these headphones is AMAZING! Not to expensive for the quality and control talk feature.
They are extremely light weight providing hours of comfort! Although I would prefer the cord to come out of the right ear, just because I'm accustomed to the mic being on the right side (apple ear buds), I do enjoy the feel of one cord.
These headphones sound great with all genres of music and although not totally cancelling, not very much outside noise gets in and disrupts your music.

I would def. recommend these if you are looking for a decent pair of headphones that are light weight and sound great with all types of music.
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58 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Deejorama on July 22, 2011
Style Name: With microphoneColor Name: Black
I purchased the headphones from the bose website within a couple weeks of them coming out. I have had Bose headphones before, but not for a couple years. The sound quality is excellent, and they are light weight and comfortable for me to use while i work for 9 hours a day. The ONLY issue that I have had, is that with less than a months worth of use, the cord right where it comes out of the iphone is starting to become disconnected. While this could be attributed to a quality problem, more likely it is my fault. At least ten times while standing up I have ripped the cord out of the headphones (its built to disconnect)and this probably put an undue amount of stress on the connection. However, once I noticed this happening, I called up Bose, and after waiting on hold for less than 2 mintues, and without a series of annoying automated questions, I was speaking to a live representative who got a new cord shipped out to me free of charge, BEFORE I sent mine back. Im used to aweful customer service that forces me to send in the defective product and sit on my hands waiting for a replacement to arrive. Not with Bose! I'm definitely satisfied with the quality and service, and I will be buying Bose products again in the future!
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A. O'Neil on December 24, 2011
Style Name: With microphoneColor Name: Black
No, I don't work for Bose, I just love these headphones. Although, I am usually pretty tough to please. I bought these from a Bose store, but they are $19+tax cheaper currently on Amazon. To review:

PROS:
- Comfort all the way around, most comfortable on ear headphones I've tried
- Sound quality is spot on Bose, these headphones uphold the respected brand name
- iPod/iPhone adapter works seamlessly, call quality is better than using the phone itself, buttons are raised in the right places to make it even easier to find the controls without looking than on the Apple earbuds themselves
- Naturally block outside noise, so while they are not noise cancelling, they do block out a reasonable amount on their own (EX: I have the music at moderate volume and hardly hear my own keystrokes)
- Cord only attaches to one earbud and easily detachable, connection is firm and snug
- Included carrying case

CONS:
- Minor concern, but the cord is on the left earbud so if you are used to adjusting your music on the right side with your Apple earbuds you will just have to get used to doing it on the left side
- Earbuds are so soft sometimes unintentional impressions are left on the pad (purely a cosmetic "complaint")

THE BOTTOM LINE:
These are some of the best headphones without noise cancelling tech that money can buy, the Apple integration is seamless and, in some cases, is better than Apple's original design. This is a worry free buy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin L. Chirlin on December 14, 2011
Style Name: With microphoneColor Name: Black
The Bose AE2i's sound like how I feel most Bose products do: nice clear sound, well balanced and a bit on the soft side. This makes them great for listening to pretty much ever genre of music but you're not going to get any real punch out of this headset which can be nice with bass heavy music (dance, electronic, etc). Still they're great for listening to that stuff if you favor balance over bass.

The set is extremely comfortable on my relatively large ears with plenty of breathing space inside each cup. Plus they're light and have a fairly slim profile of over-ears. The detachable cable is a nice touch which will hopefully extend their use lifetime. The jack that goes into the headphones is a bit strangely shaped but looks to be replaceable (inline control ones are $30 on the Bose site while normal ones are $7, might even be able to get away with a cheaper replacement/monitoring cable from third parties).

I removed a star because if I get one more headphone drawstring bag, I'm going to burn it outright. A bag is a nice way to tote around the headphones but provides next to no protection. I feel its much safer to simply carry them on my neck. I wish these came with a clamshell zipper case like the OEs (which I now wish I had been able to compare them to). Still I'm quite happy with these so far after three days use. Considering to size to sound quality I'd say they're just worth the price with that Bose premium. You can definitely find specialized headphones for less (fashion, bass, etc) but a well balanced comfortable set with a replaceable cable in the sub $200 range it would be difficult to match.
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