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In-Line Mic / Volume WILL Break
on July 27, 2013
I purchase your SIE2i sport headphones at the end of May 2013. Since that date, I have owned 4 pair because of it's faulty design.
I returned my first pair to Best Buy, sent my second pair back to Bose, and recently was going to send my Third pair back to Bose, but decided to send it to Best Buy again instead.
Bose Claims the headphones are sweat proof, however the in-line mic and volume control break when you sweat. When I called the other day the guy at Bose told me to wrap it in plastic wrap because their technically not sweat proof!
I own several bose products including a surround sound, outdoor speakers, a wireless dock for my ipod, as well as noise cancelling headphones. I love their products, and think the sound is phenomenal.
That said, it took a lot of thinking to get me to spend $150 on headphones for the gym, and while the sound is great, I am so upset with my purchase.
The company lied to me, and they are lying to consumers in general. Read the reviews on-line. The product is faulty, and it is breaking from sweat. In my opinion, they are stealing from people by telling them it's "sweat proof". They break when sweat on.
It's a shame that a company like Bose is putting out a product like this, and is telling consumers to wrap their $150 headphones in saran wrap.
The sound is great on this product though. If you are still considering buying them, do yourself a favor and buy the ones WITHOUT the inline mic. It will be broken in a week if you work out.