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5.0 out of 5 stars Good sound quality, August 25, 2010
This review is from: Bose IE2 audio headphones (Electronics)
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I don't expect much from ear buds. The design usually means thumpy bass right in your ears ruining the sound quality, or just not getting good quality on all the tones in music. Even Bose's last attempt at ear buds fell short of being the sort of quality I expect from them.
I was very pleasantly surprised. The design has part of the sound going directly into your ear with the included tips, and part of the sound going against your ear. I'm not an expert on headphones so I can't tell you exactly what they did. All I can tell you is how it sounds to me.
It sounds wonderful. In heavy bass hard rock sounds, the bass is strong but it doesn't obscure everything else in the song. When I played Vivaldi, the music sparkled. Listening to speeches, the sound was very clear.
The tips are surprisingly comfortable. Usually having things in my ears bothers me considerably, but these I could wear for a couple hours without switching to my regular headset when I was home. As far as volume goes, I don't like listening loudly, but I turned it up and had my son listen from a few feet away and tell me when he could hear the music coming out of my headphones. It was louder than I was comfortable with before he waved to let me know he could hear it.
At a reasonable volume, you can still hear things going on around you.
The tips shown are the StayHear tips which wanted to get tangled in my hair. I switched to the small original tips and they were fine. Very secure and comfortable. I had my husband try them and he used the large StayHear tips and really liked them. He's slightly hard of hearing in some ranges and was impressed with the sound quality and what he could hear in the music with these.
If you prefer ear buds, these are a good choice. I'll probably only use them at the gym or when I'm out walking, but for that, they are perfect.

The case will comfortably fit an iPod classic and the ear buds.
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