4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Doesn't really match the Bose hype,
This review is from: Bose Computer Speaker and Headphone Bundle (Personal Computers)
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This is my first Bose product and I have seen their commercials for the last 20 years. So, maybe my expectations were too high.
This is really two products bundled together. (When you open the package, you will see two distinct packages, the speakers in one box and the earphones in one of those frustating plastic boxes.) These are also available seperately.
I have had a chance to use the earphones the most so I will start with them. At first sight you will think that they look weird. These are not earbuds that rest in your ear canals. They have a special design that allows the earphone to "float" above the ear canal. Because of this each earphone (L and R) are specifically designed for side only. At first they feel a little odd but I got quickly used to that.
As for performance, that is where I have an issue. Since they do not fit into the ear but on top of the ear, there is very little noise cancellation. I first tried it with my PC with a movie. I had the TV on at normal sound level. When I started the movie on the PC, I heard very little of the TV. This morning I used it on with my portable DVD player on the train. This is where I was very disappointed. With earbuds, I normally only hear the stonger sounds - the train and the PA. But with these earbuds, I heard all ambient noises. Although I did clearly hear the movie I was watching. At lunch time I decided to test it at a restaraunt and again I could hear all the ambient noises around me. (With earbuds, most of the ambient noise is cancelled.)
I will admit, that from a health point of view, this is probably better for your hearing in the long run. Because of this I will give the earphones 3+ stars.