Bose TriPort In-Ear Headphones - Headphones ( ear-bud ) - black
- Genuine Bose Headphones
- Brand New In Manufacturers Sealed Package With All Accessories
- 3 Pairs of Silicone Tips (S/M/L)
- High Quality Audio From A Comfortable In-Ear Design
- Bose Triport Acoustic Headphone Structure
- Bose n-Ear Headphones - (44437)
- MSRP $99.00
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1. You don't stick them into your ear canals like with other in-ear buds. These sit just shy of the ear canal. So they block less noise, but create more of a sense of space or soundstage than I've experienced with true in-ear phones. I also get a sense that this might be a little more safe for your long-term hearing than true in-ear buds.
2. They sound very rich and lovely. Lots of low-end, though the low-end probably isn't as clean as on some more expensive cans. Nice highs and mids.
3. The most comfortable phones I've ever worn, although we're all shaped differently, so that may be meaningless to you. That said, part of the reason they are more comfortable to me is because they're not really IN my ears.
Altogether, I consider these headphones to be a really good value for this price range and a nice alternative to sticking something into your ears. I actually like their sound better than both Bose's on-ear and over-the-ear headsets.
Out of the box, quite bluntly, these buds stunk. I was extremely upset. I got the new Zebra-striped model, so I didn't have the problem with them falling apart, but the sound quality was just horrid. They had almost NO bass (keep reading, please) and you had to absolutely crank the player due to what I assumed was an inefficient set of cans. After searching around a bit, many people mentioned that you really need to burn these in, which I always thought was a silly myth. It's not! After a few days of use, they REALLY came into their own for me. The EQ settings I had set on day one were so far off by day five, I'm still stunned. After a proper burn-in period, the bass comes out full-force, the sensitivity improves significantly, you get used to the feel of the gels, and you find yourself wondering .. I was really going to RETURN these?
Don't get me wrong, they do not and will never compare to set of full headphones (especially not Bose phones), but that's not really the point is it? I completely agree that the only problem (*AFTER* burn-in) they have is a lack of treble response. I've had to bump up the treble a smidge on my player to account for that. I don't find the bass to be 'muddy' at all when using these exclusively, however if you compare them to full 'phones like the Bose TriPorts I can see, er hear, what people are talking about.
Bottom line: 5/5, but only after burn-in.Read more ›
Unfortunately, five months later, my replacement pair has died as well. Now, I'm not your average headphone user: my iPod is practically an extension of myself; it's in my pocket during my commute, when I'm walking around school, riding my bike, at the gym, etc.. The problem I had with the first pair was due to the horrible wiring joint, which offers no extra insulation where the cord moves the most. First, I noticed a little bubble, and then had to push or move that area in order to hear out of both buds, until I eventually couldn't hear anything at all. I liked the headphones, and figured the damage was to my rugged abuse, so I ordered a replacement. But again, I'm having the same issue. I think the only reason I've managed to almost double the life-span of my most recently deceased pair is due to the electrical tape I wrapped around the joint.
Overall, $90 headphones that don't offer as much wiring protection around the joint as the $9 ear-buds are not worth it. That said, if you aren't constantly connected at the ears to your mp3 player, they might work for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought these in May 2009 and they had the best sound of any earbud headphone I have tried; surround sound, bass, treble - a very full sound. Read morePublished 6 months ago by LW
Sound is amazing on these ear headphones! The fit is extra snug in my ears but fits perfectly in my fiances ears he ended up receiving these as a gift since they fit him better :-)Published 12 months ago by Carly Haden
had these for a few years now and use them all the time on the motorcycle and still work as if I just bought them. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Matthew Ferrari
Have the OG TriPort... almost immediately the non-angled plug broke, keep falling out of ears. They don't sell these any longer - and I guess we know why. They sucked.Published 16 months ago by Fishsticks
These turned out to be counterfeit - confirmed by Bose. They sounded great but stopped working within a year. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Berger
very bad speaker quality i need to return it but no one is helping me with this issue.Published 18 months ago by evelyn mota