Bose® - SoundLink® Wireless Around-Ear Headphones II - Black

Enjoy a better wireless experience with Bose® SoundLink® around-ear headphones II. Exclusive technology delivers deep, immersive sound at any volume. And a dual microphone system rejects noise and wind, so you'll be heard loud and clear. Switch seamlessly between 2 Bluetooth devices, and stay connected to both. And intuitive touch controls give you simple command of your music and calls.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Audio-only cable, USB cable
  • Carry case
  • Owner's manual
  • SoundLink Wireless Around-Ear Headphones II

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2376 out of 2452)

Features


Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Provides up to 15 hours of talk and playback time.

Around-ear design

Provides comfort during long listening sessions.

Bose® technology

Delivers your music with deep, immersive sound.

Bluetooth connectivity

Allows you to pair up to 2 Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously.

Microphone with HD Voice

Along with enhanced sidetone ensures clear, natural-sounding calls in windy or noisy settings.

Enhanced EQ

Offers quality sound, even at low volumes.

Carrying case

For easy portability and storage.


What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2451 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones

    Posted
    zaxdad
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased these as well as the Beats Studio wireless noise cancelling headphones and spent about two weeks using both randomly with varying types of music. Although the Bose do not have the same level of bass, they sound better overall and the battery life is probably about double. This could be due to the noise cancelling feature of the Beats but the Bose do a decent job of keeping out the sounds around you. I also think the construction of the Bose set is better due to their flexibility. The Beats struck me as very rigid and I felt if I had pulled them too far apart that they might snap. Another plus to the Bose is that they will pair to two different devices at once. I was listening to my music on my macbook pro when a phone call rang through on my phone. Nice feature. And finally, the Bose will work with the provided cord even when the battery dies where as the Beats do not. I hope this helps you decide.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Destroy's the Beats Studio's

    Posted
    Mitch
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I've had a lot of the bluetooth headphones at Best Buy and these are BY FAR the best par of headphones I've ever owned. The 15 hour battery life is extremely accurate and with only 15 minutes of charing, I get 2 hours of playback. I were these for at least 5 hours a day continuously and the don't irritate my ears at all. Extremely comfortable and light weight. The Microphone on these are amazing!!! I can answer a call through my headphones and the call clarity is great, even without cables. I actually get a better call quality from these headphones then I do my phone. They can be connected to two devices at the same time, so I can be watching a youtube video on my computer and if I get a call on my phone, I can take the call and it automatically pauses the video on my computer. When the call ends, it goes back to playing the video. My biggest concern was that they would lack the bass. I listen to a lot of rap music so this was very important to me. The bass on these are amazing!! Definitely a lot crisper and tighter then the beats studio wireless. Coming from an audio snob who wears they're headphones for hours every day, buy these. I have been NOTHING but impressed with these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, bluetooth with superb quality is here

    Posted
    im4udevco
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I’ve been through quite a few Bluetooth headphones and have never really settled until now. My former-current headphones where the SOL Republic Tracks Air. When Bluetooth emerged, a lot of companies jumped on the band wagon going through stages of replicating hardwire connection sound. Apt-X technology came along but one of very few, if any go it right. It took Bose a while to come out with a headphone but when they finally did, the AE2-W was finally out the gate. I did listed to it, but it appeared to still lack that Bose quality and for over $300 bucks then, it was hard to spend that cash. Furthermore, the funny module on the side threw me off too. It was also flimsy. I waited and waited until finally, Bose released the ‘on-the-ear’ style. It sounded solid but after a while, my ears would hurt so I kept on waiting again. A few weeks ago, I got an email that Bose would release ‘over-the-ear’ version of the Bluetooth Soundlink 2. I purchased it and it now appeared that Bose finally nailed it. Out of the box, the headphones appear to be solid. Connecting the headphones was a breeze. It also had NFC capability which I loved. I quickly connected the device and started listening to a good reggae jazz. All of the elements where pronounced in its form. The quality was amazing and the fact that it had no noise canceling even makes it premium for me. For audiophiles, you can tell the difference. The next thing was that this thing is so comfortable, you can actually forget that this thing is on your ears. I wear glasses and was expecting the pads to interfere with it, but it appears that the headphones were not even there at all. It took Bose a long time to release a bluetooth headphone of this caliber, but I can see why it would take this long. I guessed they finally figured it out and it's solid and rocks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You truly get what you pay for!

    Posted
    DrDave734

    I have spent serious time researching headphones. Price was not consideration initially. I just wanted to find out what was best for me (knowing everyone hears and wants to hear differently). Most of the other headphones I tested had much more bass than I wanted. Others had little or no treble. Still others sounded kind of mushy in mid range areas. These Bose headphones wound up having it all. "Correct" bass, crisp, clear treble, and all of the good stuff, also clear, in the middle. I also tried the One-The Ear Sound Cancelling model for comparison at the end. It does absolutely stop outside noise, but the sound quality just didn't quite make it. It was VERY nice though. I have had these headphones for two weeks, and used them a bunch. I love them. They are comfortable for long, long wearing periods, the battery charge lasts at least as long as advertised (15 hours), and at least for me, nothing else, except maybe the sound cancelling model, comes within a mile of these. I love them. BTW, even though I bought these headphones at Best Buy, I have absolutely no affiliation with either Bose or Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All factors contribute to giving this product 5!!

    Posted
    DjRexy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Sound- The sound on these new sound link ll are very exceptional. Even on the loudest option music even with heavy base is very crystal clear and does not sound distorted although i would not recommend leaving them on very long on that volume. Bass is light on the headphones so if you like that heavy base be aware you won't get that much out of these, but overall sound quality is amazing. Its like hearing music you heard countless times before but in a new way. Sounds you've never heard are audible its pretty awesome. Ergonomics- Very very and i emphasize again VERY comfortable pair of headphones. I'm a college student and most of my days if i'm not working consist of hrs of studying and these weighing in at less than a pound with very comfortable conforming soft ear cups that go around the ear. Even with my big ears and the cup not totaling enclosing my ears these still are so comfortable and hrs of music can be enjoyed. Battery life- 15 hrs of music but I've gone around 15 to 16 hrs without it dying on me. Even if that unfortunate even does happen it comes with a wire so one can enjoy music bluethoothlessly. Taking Calls- Crystal clear connection even with wind blowing. I have been told by countless people when i'm talking "Where are you?" I ask why? and there response goes something like because you sound so freaking clear. Bluetooth Connectivity- Allows up to 8 devices to be stored in memory and connects to 2 devices simultaneously, so to put into perspective. I'll be watching lecture on line and get a call from my phone and the transition is flawless. Price- Ouch they are costly coming in at 279 and 302 after tax depending on where you live. But hey your paying for quality not design (beats) Passive Noies Cancelation- which means around ear headphones actually create a great passive noise cancelation. Which in turn means you don't have to have music on so loud to enjoy disruption free music. Good for the ears too. Durability- hmm this one is yet to be determined but just in case I tell everyone to please do yourself a favor and purchase the best buy warranty in addition. All in all great headphones from all the ones i've had so far beats the Beats by dre in many ways but still there are some features that beats wins over bose and bose wins over beats. When it comes to quality and functionality I believe bose always wins over Beats. But there are still some great stuff out there such as audio technica. So if you looking for great bluetooth headphones that have all around attributes that give you a great music experience and want to block out noise so you will remain focused wait no more. Take the plunge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Balanced Bluetooth Headphones

    Posted
    EricV
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Lightweight and comfortable to use for hours. Constructed well, using durable plastic, metal core headband and synthetic leather. Overall sound is balanced with clear vocals and ample bass. However, look elsewhere if you want more bass or listen to bass heavy music, such as the Beats Studio Wireless. These do not have active noise canceling, however I find that it is not needed since the earcups provide a good seal and block some outside noise. The volume seems to be limited and doesn't get super loud like other Bluetooth headphones, but any louder and the sound would be distorted. Bluetooth connection has been good, reconnects to device easily and has a range more than the suggested 30 feet. Pairing is a snap and can connect to multiple devices. Controls are well placed and easy to manipulate. The voice prompts are a nice touch telling you battery level and which device your are connected to. I haven't fully tested the battery life but have been able to go a whole week using the headphones two hours a day and still have juice left. When you do run out of power, you are able to use the headphones in regular wired mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are the best headphones I have ever owned.

    Posted
    Dazerick
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bose nailed it. The sound is clean at any volume. Nothing I have heard compares to the clarity these headphones produce.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound from a Bluetooth Headphones

    Posted
    Oldman
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have a number of Bose products in my house and these new Wireless Headphone is one of their best products. I used them for over three hours outside and they had great sound. Granted they do not have active noise cancellation but they did reduce the amount of outside noise so I could enjoy the sound coming out of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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