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Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset (Old Version)

by Bose

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  • Convenient, High-Quality Audio
  • One-Touch Switching, Hands-Free Talking
  • Answering and Ending Calls
  • Comfortable for Hours on End
  • Angled 3.5 mm plug
  • Omnidirectional, inline microphone
  • Three 2.5 mm adapters
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Technical Details

  • microphone
  • stereo

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 1 x 1.3 inches ; 0.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002GZ1IRG
  • Item model number: 316833-0010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,200 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Bose - Better Sound Through Research

Dedication to research and excellence. It's been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr. Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Since those early days, Bose engineers have kept their focus on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the Bose mobile in-ear headset.

Now it's easier than ever to enjoy Bose sound with your mobile phone calls and music. The Bose mobile in-ear headset lets you take calls and switch back to your music with one-touch ease. And its quality audio may be the best reason yet to listen to music on your phone.




Comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time
Convenient, High-Quality Audio

Hear the music on your phone with more range and realism. Like all Bose headphones, the mobile in-ear headset features proprietary audio reproduction technology that delivers impressive low frequencies from small headphones--without artificial bass boost. You'll enjoy tonally balanced and clear sound for all your mobile music.

One-Touch Switching, Hands-Free Talking

When your phone rings, just push the answer/end button to pause your music and take the call. The omnidirectional mic on the back of the answer/end button picks up your voice clearly--no need to hold it to your lips. End the call with one more touch, and your music continues from where you left off.

Answering and Ending Calls

The headset includes an easy-to-use answer/end button located on the back of the inline microphone near the earphones. Simply press the button to perform an action. To answer calls, press and release the button once. To end calls, press and release the button once again.

Comfortable for Hours on End

Unlike conventional earbuds, this headset features silicone-tipped earphones designed to rest easily in the outer bowl of the ear, not the pressure-sensitive ear canal. Three sizes of contoured tips are also included so you can tailor a fit that's right for you. Take calls and listen to your music comfortably for hours.

Compatible with most popular phones


Works with Most Popular Phones

The Bose mobile in-ear headset is compatible with a wide variety of today's mobile phones. It's time to experience the difference Bose technology can make for your mobile audio.

Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset Highlights

Omnidirectional, inline microphone facilitates easy mobile phone communications. You don't have to hold the mic to be heard clearly.

Answer/end button on the back of the microphone lets you take calls with one-touch ease--and switch back to your music just as quickly.

TriPort acoustic headphone structure, available only from Bose, reproduces tonally balanced audio with deep low notes from small, in-ear headphones.

Comfortable in-ear headphone design with contoured, soft silicone tips rest snugly in the outer bowl of the ear, not the canal.

Small, medium and large silicone tips provide an adjustable, personal fit.

Angled 3.5 mm plug fits directly into mobile phones with recessed jacks, including iPhone.

Three 2.5 mm adapters are included for compatibility with a wide range of mobile phones.

Stability-enhancing lanyard and clothing clip help keep headphones in place when you're on the move.

Protective carrying case stores headset, adapters and a mobile phone.

Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset: Phone Compatibility Chart

If your phone doesn't appear on this chart, it may still be compatible if it has a 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm stereo headphone jack.
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What's in the Box

  • Bose mobile in-ear headset with inline microphone and answer/end button
  • Three 2.5 mm adapters
  • One pair each of small, medium and large silicone tips
  • Lanyard
  • Clothing clip
  • Carrying case




Similar Bose Products to Consider

Bose Mobile On-Ear Headset--For those who prefer an on-the-ear headphone design. The Bose mobile on-ear headset lets you take calls and switch back to your music with one-touch ease. Its quality audio makes listening to music on your phone a pleasure. And its soft-cushioned, lightweight fit stays comfortable for hours. Includes a hands-free microphone on the back of the inline answer/end button. Headphones fold flat for easy storage in included case. Compatible with iPhone and a variety of popular mobile phones.



Product Description

The Bose in-ear headphones set a new standard for sound performance and is re-engineered from the inside out featuring an enhanced acoustic design.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

So very comfortable and good sound.
Elle
First the sound quality is excellent with very good bass and a very rich and full overall quality.
Dr. Roger S. Tilton
I had these headphones for 3 years and loved them every minute.
Jimmy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Bertrand Hui on August 14, 2009
I'm always a little leery of buying in-ear headphones, even the expensive ones from the likes of Shure. I tend to like more bass than what most standard headphone buds provide and if you are like me, you will be very pleased with the Bose in-ear phones. First, they are extremely comfortable. Much like the Shures, Bose includes 3 sizes of silicone plugs that allow you to change the sizes for the best fit. There's a very small piece that slides into your ear canal, but for the most part, they sit in the bowl of your ear with just the small piece directing music down the canal. Bass again, is very good (not as good as their around the ear headphones which I also own) but they are definitely more than adequate for my needs - bass can definitely be heard. There's a little bit of sacrifice on the treble end, but treble is still colorful. These do not fit like the Shures fit -- where the Shures are almost naturally noise-cancelling due to how they fit down your ear canal, these do not block out outside noise. I work in a relatively quiet environment and so if you don't mind listening to your music/audio with low humming of outside voices in the background, these aren't bad. If you're going to spend this much on a pair of ear buds and want the noise-cancellation, I'd recommend the Shures.

I use these with my iPhone 3GS and when a call is received, you can press the toggle switch on the headset wire to switch over to pick up the call and talk using the built in microphone. There's no need to remove the headphones from the 3.5mm jack in order to pick up the call. Conducting a test with a friend, the microphone sounded fine to the other party.

Summary:
Pros:
-- Good bass
-- Good execution of microphone
-- comes with case that fits iPhone
-- Comes with lanyard as well as a clip for positioning the headphone cable

Cons:
-- Treble a little muddy
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Michael Madden on July 20, 2009
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I have been looking for headphones to replace the mediocre, at best, that Apple suppled with the iPhone. Well I want to tell you that these have the best sound of the multiple sets I have either purchased and tested. Their full sound has a depth and richness that I had not experienced with any other headphones and they are extreemly compfortable. They function well with the iPhone in answering calls and utiilizing the new voice activation that the new iPhone 3Gs includes. They have the best sound and function that Bose has to offer!!

Although a little pricy, they were worth every penny I spent. I now enjoy listening to the iPod function of the iPhone. I recommend them to you; you will not be disappointed.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By James A. Hing on August 11, 2009
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So, you just got your new iphone 3gs. Too bad the headphones that came with it are trash. What are you going to do? Well, you could get the Bose mobile headset or one of the Shure mobile headsets. I tried the dj beatz headphone which is very uncomfortable. Then, I decided I needed a mic and my options were narrowed down for me. These headphones have good bass but, not as good as beatz headphones though. However, it's a 100% more comfortable and the bass is good too. Believe me when I say I would have returned it with the quickness if the bass wasn't good. Very, very comfortable.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By R. Valen on June 4, 2010
Two important factors you should consider about these ear buds:

1. The volume is "adequate". For the most part, I use these for my commute and ambient sounds (movements of the subway, loud talkers, passing cars, wind) easily can overpower these unless turned up to full volume. For this type of situation you may want to consider another model that involves more sound isolation because I find myself having to frequently adjust the volume when I am out in the street, etc. Also, some times I have to adjust the volume to almost maximum with these, where on other earbuds would only be set to half the level.

2. The white replaceable tips constantly fall off the earbuds and are easily lost. For the first week or two, they grip to the earbud fairly well, but after a few uses the white tips will fall off frequently. I have owned these for about 2 months and will probably have to buy a replacement pack soon. Every other person I know that owns these has the same problem.

If you do not mind these issues and spending extra cash for the brand name doesn't bother you, I would say they are worth purchasing. the sound is good although not to the quality of other Bose products. You could definitely find earbuds from other brands for half the price with similar (or better) sound quality and less problems with ambient noise. The cord is also little on the long side.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert C on July 26, 2009
Ok, I've been wanting something EXACTLY like this to replace my In-Ear set. Mainly because I really don't care for the sound of the On-Ear, and they're just too big to be a "mobile" set. I have the Around-Ear as well and they're a great sounding pair of headphones. The premium for these over the regular in-ear is well worth it when you figure out what you're getting, a headset compatible with ALL iPhones, a pair of great sounding headphones with a built in mic and button just like the headset that comes with the iPhone, only 32424 times better! Way to go BOSE. Your iPhone will even fit in the leather case they give you.

Pros -
- Bassy, but not totally overpowering (Can be a con if you're not into bass)
- Good, but not great separation
- Great fit with the Large tips
- EXCELLENT warranty support from BOSE

- I had the older In-Ear (Not mobile) and it seems as though they've REDESIGNED/Reinforced the headset jack so that it's less susceptible to fraying! Thank you BOSE!

Cons -
- Although better than the original with the just black cord, the tips are still easy to lose if you don't keep them in a case or pocket. BOSE will send you a free set but you can still lose those too.

- Somewhat "Dim" sound, could use a bit more of a treble increase.
Fixable with an EQ, but not the crappy one that comes with the iPhone. You will get used to it and enjoy the sound, but they still have room for improvement here. Turning up the highs with an EQ makes these baby's sound 100X better.

- Price. They would be perfect if they we're just $30 cheaper. But to me they're worth the premium over others just based on BOSE customer service alone. Other headphone producers have horrible after-sale support, not BOSE.
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