Bose IE2 audio headphones
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- A new standard of audio quality for greater musical detail
- Advanced design, durable materials for lasting quality
- StayHear tips for greater stability during exercise and other activities
- Hours of comfortable on-the-go listening
- Protective carrying case included, 1 year limited warranty parts and labor
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Bose IE2 audio headphones set a new standard for sound reproduction that conventional earbuds can't match. Re-engineered from the inside out, they feature an enhanced acoustic design that helps music sound smoother and more natural. And its new approach to construction provides a more secure fit and improved durability.
From the Manufacturer
Bose® IE2 audio headphones
Bose® IE2 In-Ear Headphones: Better Sound Through Research
Bose® IE2 audio headphones set a new standard for sound reproduction that conventional earbuds can't match. Re-engineered from the inside out, they feature an enhanced acoustic design that helps music sound smoother and more natural. And its new approach to construction provides a more secure fit and improved durability.
More Natural Sound
IE2 headphones reproduce music with more range and realism than most typical earbuds. A modified port design, in concert with Bose's proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure, results in a richer audio performance with more detail in music's high frequencies. More clarity, even at louder volume levels--an overall presence you'd expect from much larger headphones.
Designed to Stay Put While You Move
Proprietary StayHear silicone tips offer greater in-ear stability during exercise and other active sports. Advanced materials and design allow the tips to nestle inside the bowl of the ear while also naturally conforming to the ear's upper ridge. The tips come in three sizes to fit listeners comfortably for hours on end. StayHear tips also are designed to remain more securely on the headphone itself. Overall, they provide a better on-the-go listening experience.
IE2 headphones are sturdier than ever, thanks to advanced materials, construction and manufacturing techniques--all adding up to more lasting quality for you. Each pair undergoes rigorous testing to meet Bose standards for performance and durability.
Versatility and Convenience
Bose IE2 headphones are engineered specifically for listening with MP3 players, laptops and portable CD players. The cable's angled plug fits directly into sources with recessed headphone jacks.
Also included are a sleek, protective carrying case with room for a portable MP3 player, plus original-style tips in three sizes.
IE2 In-Ear Headphones Highlights
- Greater in-ear stability from proprietary StayHear ear tips that nestle inside the bowl of the ear while naturally conforming to the ear's upper ridge.
- Enhanced acoustic design incorporating a new port to help music sound smoother and more natural.
- TriPort® acoustic headphone structure available only from Bose, produces tonally balanced audio with deep low notes from small, in-ear headphones.
- Reliable cable construction enhances flexibility and durability to better withstand the rigors of everyday use.
- S, M and L removable silicone StayHear tips for an adjustable, personal fit.
- Angled plug for extensive compatibility with most MP3 players, including most iPod® models, as well as laptops and portable CD and DVD players.
- Protective carrying case for storing headphones and a portable MP3 player.
- Hologram label provides a visual identifier and unique product code signifying the headphones are a genuine article from Bose. The hologram also has various security features that enable Bose to confirm the authenticity of the label. On Bose in-ear headphones, the label is located on the back side of the Y-joint's housing, where the wire splits off to each ear.
(one side, with StayHear® tip)
|1.3"H x 1.02"W x .59"D |
( 3.3 cm x 2.59 cm x 1.5 cm )
|Cable length from earbud to headphone plug||45.25 in (115 cm) |
( 9.6 cm x 7.4 cm )
What's in the box
- IE2 audio headphones
- 1 pair each of S, M and L StayHear tips
- Protective carrying case
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Overall, I have been using Bose for around 10 years. Their sound quality is very good when compared to every single other set of headphones I've tried. Not to say I've tried them, that's just not true. The build quality of these headphones does seem to hold up to about 2 years of moderate to heavy use, then you'll need a new pair.
I really wish I had a taste of that sound quality again, but $50+/year of use is a little much for me. Due to this continued failure, 3/5.
I use these for Bicycling and did not want noise cancelling. These are perfect. And the noise that get in is not that much really, although I keep my cell music on very high. I was figuring on getting a seperate amp w/ a bass boost with these but it's totally over-kill and not needed. After my ride, I sometimes forget the ear buds are still in, they are "that" comfortable! The Sound Quality is the most clear and crisp I have ever heard in ear buds and may give some over the ear headphones a run for the money! Love Them!
Overall Sound Quality 10/10
However, two unfortunate things have happened. First, the rubber shielding has cracked about an inch below the right earbud. I have wrapped it in black electrical tape to try to prevent the split from affecting the newly-exposed electrical wire. I have kept them in the very nice padded case they came with, and I have treated them well. The other disappointing thing is that the bass easily distorts. This is a little mystifying to me, as I have tried the headphones with different electronic devices, and I am not one to turn my volume up high. I have tried it with all acoustic effects disabled, yet the crackling persists at certain frequencies. I'll probably get a different brand next time, unless my warrantee service attempts prove fruitful...we'll see.
UPDATE: I contacted support, and they are sending me a new pair for the cost of shipping ($8 UPS), even though my one-year warranty expired six months ago. I bought my headphones at OneCall via Amazon and want sure if my headphones would even have a warranty. The device rep had me find the 4-digit serial number located under the plastic earphone cover and read it to him; he was able to retrieve the headphone info from that serial number. Hopefully this will fix the distortion as well as the cracked cabling. I have updated to 4 stars due to the excellent warranty service. If the distortion goes away, we'll be up to a 5.
They sound incredible! Balanced enough to use as one way of testing a mix in a recording studio. The sound is incredibly clear with crisp highs and well-defined lows. No audible distortion. They sound as good as any other kind of headphone I have ever used, and I went to Berklee College of music and have been exposed to many different kinds of headphones over the years. Really, they sounded so good, that they spoiled me so that I had to upgrade my speaker system too!
These are not noise-canceling. I can hear everything around me with them on, but I work in a quiet environment so I wanted that. They are designed to use with consumer audio, so they deliver the volume level you would expect from standard consumer devices.
They come with 2 or 3 sizes of rubber ear inserts. I use only the large rubber inserts because I'm a big person. I've been happy enough with them to not bother even trying the smaller inserts. They are relatively light and very comfortable for the first 4 hours or so. I have worn them for 8-15 hours at a stretch several times and their presence can get mildly irritating, but I think that would be true for anything stuck in your ear that long.
I have owned a pair for several years now and they look basically new - no signs of wear, though I use them almost daily and take them with me when I travel. The rubber in-ear parts pop off and I clean them periodically by running them under scalding water. When these do finally wear out, I hope very much that these are still on sale, or that I'll be able to find an adequate replacement.
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