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Bose®AE2 audio headphones Reviews

Positive Reviews


Highly comfortable, good design


Pros: Light weight, portable, changeable cable

Cons: not very durable

This was my first over the ear headphone - I always used smaller ones (earphones). I used this headphone for almost 2 years, and I was rather satisfied with it.    I found the sound quality good, but bass is a bit low compared to other brands - esp. Sennheiser's HD models.    Its design and comfort are the best attributes. It looks very good, it is a thin headphone, very easy to carry around. I used this at the office - sometimes all day (unfortunately I work with very noisy people :)) - and it never gave me  discomfort.    I always carried it within its pouch (it comes with a pouch), however, after 1.5 year the right ear started to go silent - if...
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Nothing can be more confortable than this


Pros: Sound isolation, removable cable, confortable for long listening period, well built

Good phones, steady build, sounds ok out of the box. not bad for $100. Updates the headphone sounds really clean, with just the right amount of bass, maybe a bit less.

Negative Reviews


Out dated and over priced


Pros: Strong headband Yes only thing good about then

Cons: Wires can not be replaced connected to earbuds & no mic

There is no way theses headphones are better that any of the beats. Also I think my iPhone 5 ear buds are just as loud, clear and have more base. There is no mic or volume control and the wires are attached to both sides of the head phones which is annoying. It was the worst purchase I've made in years and I actually bought 2 pairs and one of them left speaker doesn't work and other pair the wire is messed up so I get alot of stacic. They should have never made the list I'm testing out a pair of Beats Solo HD they are way nicer, the cord cab be replaced and it mic which you can use to skip songs control volume. Now I need to figure out the trick to get them to work on Xbox live. BOSE is...
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Sound good, but...


Pros: Sound Quality, Comfort, Design, and Name

Cons: Distortion, Thin Cord, and Price

I'm a HUGE Sennheiser customer/audiophile, and have been reading forums on the Bose AE2 headphones. The feedback on them were... bad. However, I find a way to enjoy any pair of headphones as much as possible, and to find the Bose AE2 headphones to be... decent headphones actually. I think they sound great in my opinion, and do have to make one complaint that they do lack mids A LITTLE. Not too much, but it's noticeable. Most people also say that they have exaggerating bass, and I just have to desist such rumors because the Bose AE2 has the perfect amount of bass. It has less bass than the Sennheiser HD 518, and that means something to me. Even more sad, the Bose AE2 sound better than the...
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More Reviews


Actually very enjoyable


Pros: Clear & open sounding, unexpected deep bass notes, lightweight, comfortable, removable cable

Cons: No bass punch, might lack body to the vocals for those who like warm headphones, poor isolation.

Got a good local deal on these as the are being replaced by the SoundTrue variant, which as far as I can tell, only adds a case and different colors.   The Bose AE2 are a very lightweight headphone with large and deep earcups that completely surround your ears with little pressure and are very comfortable.   The voicing on these is like the fit, it is a clear and open sounding headphone, I think they gain this clear sound by slightly dropping the mids, the sound doesn't have the warm body of say my DJ orientated headphones like the V-Moda M100 or the AKG K267 or the tight and punchy bass with good texture. In fact first impression might be that these are bass light. But they...
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These headphones are great if you're wanting to mix with spatials in mind.


Pros: Great clarity & space. Rich low mids.

Cons: Bass is shy. Some frequencies in the high shelf are slightly neglected.

I've been using the Bose AE2s for at least 3/4 a year now, & having made music on these headphones really invoked me to stereo/binaural mixing styles. I can always count on mixing a good pop, smack, or punch to percussion when using these headphones. One of the only main things about them is that the bass isn't as present as you would want it to be. Other than that, you've got a pair of cans that can really bring to front the high quality in music.
Hifi Man

These are the headphones for me


Pros: Supremely Comfortable, Awesome Soundstage

Cons: They have a bad reputation (not really a con), cable kind of cheap

I have used and adored the Bose AE2 headphones for years. When I say I've used them for years, I mean I've really USED them. I have no doubt that I've used these headphones for thousands of hours. They work for everything. I fall asleep with them on every day, I go running with them and get them soaked in sweat. I've even wore them in pouring rain. These headphones have withstood the test of time. These headphones stack up to just about every other pair of portable headphones I have owned. They trample the Sennheiser Momentum and Sennheiser amperior headphones in terms of comfort. They're portable as opposed to the other headphones I've tried like the Hifiman HE-400, AKG K240, Grado...
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Hey,it's bose


Pros: very comfy,could wear these for hours.

Cons: needs more bass and better sound quality

Here is my review of the bose AE2 audio headphones   So,I was at target,looking for some nice headphones.I had to chose between the beats solo hd's or the bose AE2 audio headphones.There not the bad boy on the block headphones like beats and sheinheiser are,but they get the job done.just crank these up and there not half bad.just wish they dropped the price about 20-40$ and i would give it 4 stars overall + It needs better sound quality and WAY more bass.if you have a ipod touch like I do MAKE SURE you turn the EQ to BASS BOOSTER!!! even then it still needs more bass,but these are not really built for rap and hiphop like the solo's are.Im gonna be getting the mixr's very...
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Everythings good, except the sound


Pros: EXTREMELY comfortable, portable, detachable cable, pretty durable

Cons: too expensive for sound

So i got these at a local best buy a while back. I was looking for a perfect pair of portable headphones. Even though Bose is looked down upon here and many other places but i don't judge until i hear. So i got these on a whim and best buy has a good return policy so i knew I could always return them if I didn't like them.    First off these are EXTREMELY comfortable! It's probably the best part of these headphones considering i consider comfort the second most important thing next to sound quality. The drivers are so angled that no parts of my ears touch anything! These also isolate pretty well and don't leak sound.    The headphones do feel cheap but are...
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AE2's, the overpriced.


Pros: Comfy, changeable cord, durable, lightweight, easy to break in

Cons: Felt like they were always missing something, that little bit of OOMPH.

I had gotten these for Christmas last year and I have used them EVERYDAY since then. The logo on each side has worn off but I do like the look of it. These headphones are overpriced, and should realistically only be $75 TOPS. The only reason they're $150 is because of the Bose name.   Audio Quality: These will leave you looking for more. Durability: Don't worry about these breaking and if the cord gets torn, you can buy a new one. Comfort: Can wear these for hours and feel fine. Very lightweight too. Design: Alright, these don't look terrible. As stated, these are comfy and the headband is durable.   Overall, I'm giving it a 3.5. Could truly be better.

Very comfortable but as far as sound goes could do better.


Pros: Comfy, nice low profile cord, quality build, Bass is good.

Cons: Too much coloration, lacking performance in mids and highs.

I honestly think you could spent your money elsewhere whether you like a flat response or want thumping bass. I can imagine if these need an headphone amp to truly show their colors but then again Bose should make this point clear on the packaging. I could not find the impedance listed nor the frequency response. Typical big brother attitude from Bose but they must have forgotten their are others now to give them a run for their money. Either way bad experience as I could not get satisfactory sound for the price. Most mid and upper frequencies sound muffled. Breaking in for over 15 hours did nothing.  

Bose AE2


Pros: Really comfortable, detachable cable, lightweight, portable, good isolation.

Cons: Really lacking in bass response, strange and rough highs, cable is a bit fragile, expensive, bad value.

I bought this last year as a replacement for my Senn CX 300 and boy was I dissapointed. They sound absolutely flat, without anything resembling a good bass response. Mids are practically inexistent and highs, which are supposedly emphazised, are rough and pretty bad. I've given them to my brother since and he uses them to play Starcraft online so at least they are being put to good use.

Bose AE2


Pros: Very Comfortable, Portable, Lightweight, Mids sound decent

Cons: Cheap Feeling, Cheap cable, Bass is severely lacking, Very Colored, Highs are lacking, OVERPRICED

I tried my friend's Bose AE2s for 5-10 minutes. When I held the headphones in my hands, they felt very cheap. They were all plastic. When I put them on my head, they were probably the most comfortable headphones I have ever tried in my entire life. The cable was extremely thin and felt very cheap. When I played hip hop through them, the first thing I noticed was that the bass was severely lacking. I also noticed that the highs were lacking too, but the mids sounded great. The voices really stood out. The headphones were extremely colored, meaning that the headphones made the song sound better than it really is. Rock and classical sounded okay. I can say with pride that the Bose AE2 is...
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Super comfort!


Pros: Amazingly comfortable,good balanced sound,easily replaceable parts

Cons: thin cable,highs at time rough .

I bought these wanting something very comfortable and what i got was just that and more! The most comfortable headphones i have ever worn ! and iv tried quite many. the fit just right around the ear and there is just the right amount of pressure ,not too tight.   Now the sound quality. I know bose gets a lot of hate around here. Let me just say that these in my opinion had quite balanced sound (no boomy bass) nice and punchy when needed and highs were usually good at times (rarely) they were a bit rough .mids and treble were also satisfying! To be honest i was surprised by how good these sounded.   so all and all with the best comfort ,good sound , good build quality ,...
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