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.
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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
Top customer reviews
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
Prior to this, every set of earbuds I owned would fall out of my ears. The Etymonic pair I just returned need to be jammed into your ear canal to work, which hurt and still sounded terrible. Must not have fit me right. The wrap-around your ear kind seemed to either still have a need to jam earbuds into your ears and would constantly fall out, or just sounded terrible.
These actually sound amazing! Like . . . well, premium speakers. Awesome bass . .. not "booming," but that that area of the soundscape has truly been addressed and it just sounds good. They get plenty loud. They give you the best part of wearing headphones . . . allowing you to hear stuff you seem not able to pick up on when listening using conventional speakers.
What a treat. I'm listening to some Beastie Boys funk on them right now. Do yourself a favor, stop messing around, and enjoy quality sound again in an era when sound quality has gone down the tubes.
I didn't realize I was missing so much sound either. I really didn't care for the heavy pounding base as heard with other ear phones. Now I hear a lighter, crisper, more mellow sound. The violins are absolutely incredible. My favorite sound is my thunderstorm entrainment CD. I feel like I'm hearing every drop of rain, and when I heard the first thunderclap, I almost thought it was from outside, but then I looked up and saw it was snowing! The best is always worth the money! I'm so glad I got these. You will be too.
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.