Bose® - OE Audio Headphones - Silver/Black
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Bose® proprietary technology delivers improved performance across the entire audible spectrum from a small, outside-of-the-ear structure
Lifelike clarity and range
Collapsible headband for easy portability and storage
- Headphone TypeLightweight
- Headphone StyleOver-the-ear
- Sound IsolatingNo
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews(95 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Bose Should Be More Recognized...Posted .
Bose; known for quality sound and great products. That is what you get when you buy and listen to there products. The Bose Mobile On-Ear Headset continues that trend with great sound quality, great design and comfort on your head. Listening to music or watching a movie on your computer these are perfect headphones to do that and much more. With perfect sound, I would recommend these to anyone that needs headphones. Sound Quality: Bose always has great sound quality, and these headphones continue that trend. One negative is that when you’re around the person who is using the headphones, they have it turned up above halfway you may be able to hear it around you. Overall these headphones sound is above great compared to its competitors in the $199.95 range. These are the best headphones in their price range. Comfort and Style: When you first look at these headphones you think of comfort based on what you see. I will say these are not the most comfortable headphones out there, but still feel good on your ears and head. The band that goes across your head is very adjustable, and comfortable on top of your head. On the other hand the headphones cushions that go on the ears, are very tight fitting. This is both a good thing and a bad thing, with the tight fit it keeps sound out so you’re getting some noise cancelling in these headphones. The other thing is that sometimes after listening to music or movies for more than an hour, you feel a little pressure on your ears compared to its competitors. Style is one thing sometimes Bose lacks in their products, but these have great style. Bose Mobile On-Ear vs. Beats Solo: It’s hard to compare these to headphones, most people buying Bose are older and successful people who care about sound quality more than style. On the other hand Beats has the new generation buying more expensive headphones based on style and not always the quality of the sound. Bose Mobile On-Ear Headphones blow away the Beats sound quality in general, but sometimes the Beats give off more of a greater base. In the style and coolness (If that’s even a word), due to the fact of the different color, sports stars and music icons are using these. So at the end of this, headphone matchup Bose takes the win. Based on that the sound quality should be more recognized than style on headphones. Headphones are for listening to music and not to where as accessory with your clothes. Overall: These headphones are a great buy, if you have the around 200 dollars to spend on headphones, you are getting a great product. No only one of the best warranties and customer service in technology companies. These headphones will be a nice for listening to the great sound your getting off your music streaming devices. Go out and purchase them and be ready to be amazed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good sound, comfortable, block out soundPosted .
Overall, I find these to be a good pair of headphones. As I've said, they are a little too heavy on the base. Even when I set my iPod to "Bass reducer", the bass kicks through very strong; distorting the music a bit. They are definitely comfortable for the first 30-minute; after that you start to feel the pressure. Also, I debated between these and the $300 noise-cancelling headphones which I tried in the store. I've used these on plane trips, and find that they basically block out sound every bit as good as my Sony noise-cancelling headphones. The Bose noise-cancelling may block out more of the "airplane sound", but after testing both Bose, I didn't find that the noise-cancelling headphones did any better of a job at blocking out any other kind of background noise. And the sound between the two was similar. In the end, if you're debating between the two, I'd save the extra $120, and go with these. I also found them to be more comfortable on the head than the noise-cancelling.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Headphones for a justifiable pricePosted .
First of all, I am a Highschooler and when I first bought these headphones I was afraid of how much they cost and getting mugged for them. However, I bought them and I have used them everyday for 2 years, on the bus, in school, studyhall, everywhere. When I first bought them I thought that they sounded rather bland, and that something was wrong with them. But, after a few hours of breaking in the headphones these headphones came to life. What I first noticed when I bought them was that there was nothing to complain about, like every sound was perfect. The bass was plentiful and full, the mids crisp, everything was perfectly fine. The sound quality is definitely enough to justify that $180 price tag. So, I started using these on the bus, and I have to say, even though these are not noise-canceling they do an amazing job of blocking out outer sounds, very surprising for something that goes on the ear (compared to over the ear). And their durability also surprised me. At first they seemed rather flimsy, but they never broke for me. The again I usually kept the headphones around my neck, or in the case(comes with the headphones). Also, these headphones are very, very comfortable, But, after maybe a few hours your ears will overheat. One bad thing I have to say is the detachable cord. The cord is way too flimsy and thin, the cord is BOUND to break sooner or later. Mine broke in about a year, but I was able to replace the cord directly from bose for about $5. Overall though, Amazing headphones.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Headphones Out TherePosted .
For 2 weeks now I have been looking for a good pair of headphones, for my new Ipod Touch 3g. I have bought like 7 different brands, trying them to see which one is the best. Hesh Skull Candy, Sony earbuds, Sony Noise canceling, even the Bose earbuds were not to my likening. I figured I would give Bose a try again, so I tried on a pair of the "On ear Bose Headphones" and they were amazing. I didn’t think twice about spending $180 bucks on headphones after I heard the sound. If I could afford the Bose Noise canceling headphones for $300 bucks I would buy them as well. The problem I had with the all the other Headphones I tested was that, I had to turn up the volume of my Ipod touch almost all the way to get any loudness, the Bose headphones at half volume sound great. Even when turned to max, the bass is not even distorted. The overall sound of the headphones are amazing. The earcup makes my ears pop when I take the headphones off, Its made of memory foam I believe. It's great because, it takes almost all ambient noise away, and they are not even noise canceling headphones.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Better than the AE2Posted .
These headphones to me have a great balance of comfort, lightweight, and sound quality. For an on ear headphone the memory foam cups are amazing for me. I've seen other people say that they create pressure but I haven't experienced this. They are lighter than what they look so I do forget I'm wearing them at times. This makes them feel like they will break easily but they seem durable enough so far (1 month of use). Sound quality is what these do best. I bought AE2 first and they were great but I wanted to see why these where more expensive. It didn't take long to figure out and that's saying a lot cause the AE2 were really good. Music and movies sounded fuller on OE and were smaller. The AE2 cups are large to surround your ear but I didn't want to use them walking around. Plus the OE passively reduces noise better than the AE2. The QC15 are by far better but that's what they are designed for plus I like to know what's going on around me (even though sometimes I won't know when someone is trying to get my attention on with the OE). They are not cheap but if you value all of the above you won't be disappointed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
bose is goodPosted .
I wanted to get the Bose QC3s for sometime now,[...] I just liked the supra-aural style better than the original Triport headphones. I was hoping that Bose would come out with a non-noise cancelling version of the QC3, and these are it! As soon as I learned that Bose had released these headphones, I quickly placed the order for them. I got these last week and have been listening to music like crazy with them, both on my computer and on my iPod. These phones are not noise-cancelling models, but they still block out a noticeable amount of noise. You can wear these in a room and block out the noise of cars outside, the A/C, etc, while still being able to hear someone speak to you. I think these would work ok on a flight, but definitely not the best; that's what the QCs are designed for. I'm no audiophile and the only time I've ever tried Bose headphones before these were the demo Triports and QC2s at the Apple Store, so I can't say anymore about the sound than that it is terrific. It definitely is a balanced sound, with the bass at a perfect level and not too-overpowering. The trebles also come out pretty clear too. I was pleased with the sound over my old Sony EX-81 earbuds, which have a muddy and hissy sound compared to these. The bad thing about the sound quality is it really emphasizes how badly compressed some of my mp3s have become, which may not be a good thing if you don't have the original CDs for some of your music. I would give the sound quality five stars, but I warn you again that I'm no audiophile. The fit of the headphones takes some getting used to, as Bose's design is quite unique. These phones are on-ear being that they are designed to be worn like those cheap headphones that you would get with your walkmans and portable CD players back in the days before mp3 players. However, Bose put cushioned leatherette pads which conform to the shape of your ear; when you put them on, you need to allow several seconds for the pads to adjust and form the perfect fit for you. Once this is done, you are all set to go. The phones do not press on you ears hard; I think they are very gentle and should be good for prolonged use without having to take them off once in awhile. I also wear eyeglasses, and the cups definitely don't press down hard on my glasses. I would give fit 4 1/2 stars. These headphones come with a semi-hard zipper case similar to what is included with the QC models. The case is nicely padded on the inside and is custom-designed to hold the headphones when folded. There is a little mesh like pocket on the back of the case which can probably hold an iPod nano comfortably, though not a video iPod. Two cords are included: a short cord if you are plugging the phones into a wired remote control, like the iPod radio remote or similar; as well as a long standard sized cord. The cord attaches to only one cup and is detachable, so you don't have to worry about tangles. I would give the features and extras 5 stars. And now the big con: build quality. I've read the reviews about other Bose headphones having poor-quality headbands which snapped after several months of use. Having tried the original Triports and the QC2s, I don't think Bose made much of an adjustment on strengthening the band of this model. Well, the band is definitely much stronger than the Triport, which has a thin, flimsly and skinny metal band wrapped in cloth, similar again to the cheap walkman headphones of the 90s. The on-ear's headband is very much like the QC3s: thicker than the original Triport, slightly more durable and covered in both leather and cloth. However, I still feel like after a few months these could break easily, just like people have experienced with the QC3s (and even QC2s). They do feel kind of stiff and I'm afraid already that if I pull the cups too far apart that the band would snap instantly and without warning. Therefore, I have to give the build quality 2 1/2 stars. So my final verdict: I think these are a great design. They fit very well without any alterations or "custom fit kits" like those needed on premium earbuds. They have great sound, which I would expect for a pair of Bose phones. However, I'm not pleased with the build quality. I feel like I have to be patient and move slowly when handling the phones for fear of breaking them; not how I would act for the average pair of headphones. I am only in the 2nd week of my 30-day trial, so I'm going to see how this works out. But I am fearful of breaking a wonderful yet expensive and fragile piece. I'll update this review if I do decide to return this at the end of the 30 day trial. Overall, I'll give these headphones 4 stars. The sound and fit quality are impressive, and the bundled extras plentiful.[...]I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Bose standard is heldPosted .
I tried these headphones out, along with the Ae2 model at bestbuy recently and decided to try the trial for both of the headphones. I will post my review for the ae2 soon. First ill talk about these. Now remember that these headphones are on ear and will not cancel out any noise, which in my oppionion is a downside from the ae2 model. Comfort wise these headphones are good but not perfect, the padding on these headphones is durable and doesn't wear out quickly, but the material is kind of weird on your ears so its not perfect. Durability wise these have a replaceble audio cable, which makes this much more durable. Problem is the cable connects to another cable that goes into the headphones so if that one breaks your done. Other than that these are very thin headphones but seem very durable and wont break unless you break the headphone cable. Sound Quality wise, not as good as the QC3 and 15's but still offer clear and crisp sound. the one thing that did surprise me about these headphones is they have very powerful bass, a little too much for my tastes but if you listen to pop, hip hop, reggae, or rap then you wont have a problem. Rock could be a problem but it depends on how bass intensive the song is so don't worry to much about it. Great pair of headphones, holds up the bose sound quality, but isnt completly perfect in the from of comfort and durability.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great choice for people that want Bose quality...Posted .
Great choice for people that want Bose quality at a lower price. I received these as a gift on a trip when my flight experience was less than thrilling trying to listen to my iPod with my Bose earbuds. Although the sound canceling models do a much better job at actively canceling noises such as plane engine roar and annoying seat mates these OE Audio Phones do a well enough job to lesson the noise enough that you can truly hear your music and enjoy it. The price is much more reasonable. Although I did not purchase mine from BB (I purchased from the Bose factory store at a limited time special price) I would have paid full price after experiencing how great these are. People with poor sound quality may need to check their recordings or make sure none of the enhanced features are not active on your player such as bass boost or other sound features as they may cause the recording to sound destorted. I have had no trouble with my headphones. Music is crystal clear with the appropriate high and lows as expected. The ear pads are extremely comfortable and the size is smaller than the Around the Ear version that some may be turned off from. If you truly want a complete noise reduction headphone I would suggest that you look at those models in stead or you may not be happy with these. But if you aren't concerned about completely closing out the world these will be perfect. As I mentioned before, although they are not noise reduction headphones they do a decent job with cutting out some of the background noise including the ability to hear someone talking to you (they tend to sound muffled .I would recommend this to a friend
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Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Thanks for your question! Bose does not make wireless headphones. If your TV has a headphone jack or RCA (red and white) audio outputs though, you could connect a set of Bose headphones directly to the TV to receive audio. You may need to go into the TV’s setup menu to disable its internal speakers. Headphones can be connected with a very common adapter cable. An extension cable can be added, if needed. If you need help making these connections, Bose Product and Technical Support department is always available to help.
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