Bose IE2 audio headphones set a new standard for sound reproduction that conventional earbuds can't...

Bose® IE2 audio headphones

Average User Rating:
3.4375/5,
  • 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 our new construction provides a more secure fit and improved durability. IE2 headphones reproduce music with more range and realism than most typical earbuds. A modified port design, in concert with our 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. 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. 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: a sleek, protective carrying case with room for a portable MP3 player, plus original-style tips in three sizes.

Recent User Reviews

  1. lsh40
    3.5/5,
    "Very comfortable"
    Sound is clear, feels very comfortable while using them. Unfortunately destroyed by my friend by putting it inside a washing machine.
  2. soundsculptor
    3.5/5,
    "Decent Sculpted Sound"
    Pros - Decent sound quality, stay-in ear technology, open-backed, comfortable
    Cons - Low-isolation, muddy bass, muffled highs
    Initial Impression:
    They're earbuds with funky tips. They have a funky black and white wire and they're decently popular. Initially they appeared as good earbuds with a very consumer-friendly sound.
     
    Build Quality:
    The build quality is very poor. It's made from cheap plastics which tend to break under ANY level of impact. Parts of the bud can fairly easily shake loose leaving you with rattling noises whenever you move or lower frequencies are made. The tips are also made from a cheap silicone and tend to start to split and form fissures after regular wear and tear of a few months.
     
    Aesthetics:
    These look slick. The spiraled black and white wire looks really cool, the chrome (or faux-chrome?) on the outside of the buds make them look cool and the weirdly shaped tips actually look quite natural in their translucent form.
     
    Sound Quality:
    Simply put, the sound quality of these are decent. If you're moving up from your free earbuds that come with your phone, then these are fantastic. In fact, these are better than most things under $60. That said, you're paying the BOSE tax (similar to the Apple tax or the Beats tax) in which you're paying for the brand name. It doesn't perform nearly as well as any of the single-driver IEMs which run a similar cost. At best, they sound about as good as the beats earbuds.
     
    Sound Signature:
    This sound signature is so sculpted you might think it was made of clay... In all seriousness though, it is incredibly unnatural. Huge bass boost with upper-range equalization as an attempt to minimize upper-end rolloff. All of this to find yourself listening to earbuds that sound a lot like Beats Solos.
     
    Overall:
    Decent headphones but bad for the price.
  3. Sarurururu
    3.0/5,
    "open and good soundstage, bassy. wear is quite comfort and does stay on your ears firmly as suggested by Bose. Warm and easy listening."
    Pros - Soundstage is guite airy, open and dynamic. Good amount of bass for pop or rocks etc. Innovative design.
    Cons - Zero isolation in public, lack sonic details, wired wearing application which probably won't suit a lot of people, pricely & low c/p ratio.
    wouldn't recommend if you're going to pay for $100 or above. Reasonable price should have been around $70. The only selling point is the open soundstage, would make a goid pair for movies or gaming. No way near audiophile in terms of sonic reproduction, however, the brand name might be able to impress certain people. Unacceptably poor isolation (tried all different sizes of silicon bud and wearing method).

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