6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Bose in-ear headphones - good sound, poor design,
This review is from: BOSE(R) (R) In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Electronics)
The sound quality of the Bose in-ear headphones (earbuds, actually) is excellent. I use these earbuds with my iPod and find the audio quality far superior to all other earbuds and portable digital media ear/headphones ever owned. That said, I am disappointed with these "headphones" for the following reasons: 1) the tips are removable and they come off too easily if caught on anything in your backpack, car, etc., and 2) the cord is very long, which may be good for home audiophiles, but it's excessive for something like an iPod that you may carry in your pocket or backpack. The previous comment about these earbuds being "high maintenance" is unfortunately true. Try spending 10 minutes looking on the floor or between the seats in your car for one of these errant tips and you'll get the picture.
At close to $100 a pair, it's a lot to pay for good sound wrapped in a flawed package.