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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

I recently got these headphones and I'm curious about the specs... Does anybody have this information??

post #2 of 22

Bose doesn't like to publish real information, just slogans and pretty pictures. Probably because real information wouldn't bode well for them.

 

What specs are you looking for?

post #3 of 22

Exactly.  Bose doesn't want to reveal those skeletons in the closet.  

post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Impedance, THD, frequency range..?


Edited by those_stairs - 10/9/11 at 8:03pm
post #5 of 22

Published frequency range is almost meaningless. So are most published headphone THD specs. You'd want graphs for both, and those are hard to come by for most headphones.

 

Impedance is the most basic of information that should be provided. It's disappointing, but not unexpected, that they don't even publish that.

post #6 of 22

It's very well known that Bose never release any technical information for all of their products.

 

Same goes for Monster. And no wonder both Bose and Monster headphones are at best overpriced headphones.

 

 

Headroom was used to have Bose headphones measurements (they don't anymore).

post #7 of 22

maybe Till or Purrin want to get a pair and analyze it.

post #8 of 22

doctorhead.ru has measurements for the TriPort AE and the AE2.  doctorhead.ru graphs 

There's four pages of graphs.  Follow the links to see the other pages.

The site is in Russian.  Use Google Chrome and the browser will offer to translate the pages.

 

Surprisingly, the graphs for the TriPort AE don't look as mushy as they sound.  I've only tried the TriPort AE.  Not yet tried the AE2.

post #9 of 22

Nice site Ham, bookmarked.
 

the bose's doesnt look bad in the FR graphics btw.

post #10 of 22

wow thats kinda cool, but yeah no highs...no lows... must be bose popcorn.gif

post #11 of 22

Yup, Bose never publishes much technical info on their products, even their speakers. You should just enjoy them if you like them and start searching for something new if you don't.

post #12 of 22

i used to like bose until i realized how muddy and recessed the headphones sound, rolled off highs, recessed and lifeless mids, bloaty one-note muddy bass. 

post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post

doctorhead.ru has measurements for the TriPort AE and the AE2.  doctorhead.ru graphs

There's four pages of graphs.  Follow the links to see the other pages.

The site is in Russian.  Use Google Chrome and the browser will offer to translate the pages.

 


Thanks. How reliable are the graphs on this site? (I think headrooms are confusing or the ones I checked just seem wrong/contradictive.

I'm sure of their ugliness anyway.)

 


Edited by those_stairs - 10/10/11 at 9:13pm
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Originally Posted by those_stairs View Post

Thanks. How reliable are the graphs on this site? (I think headrooms are confusing or the ones I checked just seem wrong/contradictive.

I'm sure of their ugliness anyway.)

 



I've found the graphs at doctorhead to be very self consistent.  That is, consistent compared against other headphones on their site.  I've also found the doctorhead graphs to be agreeable to how I hear various headphones.  More agreeable than the Inner Fidelity graphs.  Doctorhead, HeadRoom, and Inner Fidelity are all using different heads, different HRTF corrections, and other different methods.  It would take some practice and investigation to learn to be able to compare a Doctorhead graph to a HeadRoom graph to an Inner Fidelity graph and understand what's going on.  Pick some headphones that you are familiar with and look at the graphs at all three sites.  Then you can start to understand how to compare the graphs from the different sites.

 

 

post #15 of 22

fr.png

 

According to this site, the bose ae2's frequency response looks pretty darn good, very little bass roll off.

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