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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3255 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose Just Keeps Improving

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    TUBuckeye29
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Bottom Line: sound quality is great; Bluetooth range is great; battery life is great; build quality/comfort is great. I'm a long-time Bose consumer. The first product I ever bought from their line was the TriPort AE headphones. That was my introduction to high quality sound: I loved the balance along all sections (mids + highs + lows) and was pretty sure my life would be Bose and nothing else ever after. The bad news was that the physical quality of the TriPort headphones left a lot to be desired: the headband frame snapped and cracked within a year. I was young at the time, and careless: if I had kept the receipt I could have notified Bose and had them replaced (this was back before retailers started keeping online copies of receipts, and I had paid cash for the headphones). I duct-taped them and kept using for as long as I could: eventually the frame broke beyond comfortable usage and I had to dispose of them. I tried a couple other brands and didn't quite get the sound quality & comfort I hoped for. A few years later I opted for the Bose AE2 headphones. The build of the headset frame was much improved: far more flexible with more pivots; lighter in weight; softer padding material to make wearing them much more comfortable. It's six years later and I still have them & was using them on occasion until recently. Over the past year I became most interested in obtaining an ideal set of wireless headphones. I'd bought some in-ear Bluetooth models: these had focused on "extra bass" and had decent battery capacity for being so small, but the sound quality was not at all what I desired as an audiophile (frequently listening to classical music and classical + soft rock). I found a decent pair of Sony Bluetooth headphones that were not the "extra bass" version - these had nice sound and excellent battery life. But the sound quality still wasn't approaching what I'd been used to from Bose. So recently it came time for me to explore again and seek a new pair of Bluetooth headphones. I read about these and decided to buy and give them a shot. And am so glad I did. The most surprising thing is that the sound quality for these WIRELESS headphones exceeds the quality I'd been used to and pleased with from my previous versions of WIRED Bose headphones. These definitely match and probably even exceed the sound quality of my AE2 headphones. My favorite thing to do is use these late at night when watching TV: I was surprised by some sounds I heard while watching "Game of Thrones" using these headphones that I hadn't heard previously when using the 6.1 surround sound from my home receiver. While these are not noise-cancelling, the around-ear construction does manage to weaken exterior noises well enough. For me, if I choose to focus solely on the audio coming to the headset then outer noise is easily dismissed - but if I feel a need to then I can focus on outside noise and pick it up well enough. Additionally I did find that the B/T connection distance exceeded what I got from my other wireless earbuds & wireless Sony headphones: I don't have a mansion, mind you, but there are areas of my home where the other wireless sets would start to crackle/stutter when I got far enough away from the source- whereas I have not experienced this in those same areas with the SoundLink II. The other great thing is how lightweight and comfortable these headphones are. I still remember the day I put my TriPort headphones on and heard the distinct SNAP when the headband cracked from overuse. Bose has come a long way in terms of quality: these feel like a lot of care was put into their making and I feel comfortable that they will last a long time - as I can say for my AE2 set which I've had for nearly six years now. I do have a slight gripe that the SoundLink II don't have the same number of pivots as the AE2 model: so they can't be collapsed & shrunk down as much as the older model. But again I still feel confident that these aren't going to crack/snap on me - and that counts for a lot. Haven't had a chance to really put these through the paces in terms of battery life. Once bought I plugged these into a wall charger for an hr: the charger light was still blinking yellow (charging) but when I turned them on the voice prompt said they were fully charged. I've used for several days now and know they can go at least 12 hours between charges w/o loss of quality - I haven't used them longer than that yet & haven't heard/seen a low battery warning.

    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 MemberElite 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

    Finally, bluetooth with superb quality is here

    Posted
    im4udevco
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    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

    Crisp, Airy, Balanced Sound

    Posted
    adl320
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In short, if you value clean, clear, distortion-free music tight, controlled, not muddy bass, you can't go wrong with Bose Soundlink...And yes, they produce great, crisp bass. Read on: I just picked up these Bose headphones after a little research. I was looking for a descent pair of wireless headphones. Cords are just driving me crazy and I absolutely HATE earbuds. I lost my Klipsch buds so the search was on. I currently own a well-played Sennheiser over-the-ear corded model which I've owned for years and are great cans. I like detail in my music. The Sennheisers deliver and I wanted a similar experience in a new wireless pair. These Bose Soundlink headphones are proving to be great. If you value crisp notes, airy and balanced sound, these deliver. If you enjoy hearing the DETAILS in your music, I believe these will work for you. I was about to pick up a pair of Beats (I know, I know) Solo 3s. Not bashing on Beats, but the overall sound was muddy to me. Bass was good and volume was certainly higher but overall, I thought the Bose sounded much clearer. Now, about that bass bit. I've read reviews that bass is lacking in the Bose. Actually, I find the base to be quite nicely balanced. I listen to a very diverse genre of music. I just played "9" by Drake which starts with a nice 808 drop. The Soundlinks handled it well with a nice tight kick, snare combo as well. But here's the thing. I've run them in wireless mode and plugged into my iPhone 7. They sound good. But, I also own a $30 headphone amp made inside an Altoids tin. Look it up - Altoids Headphone Amp. They will change how you listen to headphones, if you want to sit and listen. To produce crisp highs, tight deep lows, you actually need plenty of clean power driving your headphones. The puny amp in most mobile devices just isn't up to the task. Plugged into the headphone amp, the Bose units came alive. You will actually damage speakers faster trying to over drive them without enough power than with ample power. In short, if you value clean, clear, distortion-free music tight, controlled, not muddy bass, you can't go wrong with Bose Soundlink. I'm very happy to have a descent pair of quality wireless headphones, finally. And, the option to use them corded with my headphone amp for a little something extra when in the office and not mobile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bose fan honest review

    Posted
    OrlandoSurfer

    I've been a Bose fan for 20+ years & owned a 1st gen iPod docking station speaker ... Now own a Soundlink II Wireless speaker & a Bose Solo 5 for my TV. I just purchased the Soundlink AE2 headphones this weekend & have used them for about 8 hours. Multi-BT connected to iPad & iPhone 6s. I've been reading reviews for weeks & have to be honest that I'm Bose biased. A few friends have Beats; 1 wireless & the other tethered ... Both like their products. The BT guy says he loves his. No complaints. Their online reviews are solid. Perception is this product has a better bass while Bose is a more engineered sound. Bose got a lot of high marks. Lots of comments about the engineered processing ... I guess I'm so used to the quality & sound that I like it. I'm also a fan of a variety of music genre from blues, country, folk, rock, hip hop, etc. & have found the sound has a "HD" type sound even at low volumes. Many people commenting they "can't believe the big sound" coming out of such a small speaker! I really was searching online for the best in class for a a wireless headset in the $150 - $300 range & kept coming back to Bose QC25 (tethered w/ ANC) or the Bose Soundlink AE2 Wireless ... Tough decision but ultimately the need for being wireless won out!! Pros: Quality Sound w/ a focus on engineering a quality produced sound w/ the high & low ranges covered. Great battery! Unwrapped & had 50% battery. So far, I've fully charged the battery once & have used them for a combined 8+ hours and still have 70% of my battery remaining. Great BT range! I've easily covered the house w/ no loss of signal or connection. Simple to use BT &/or NFC connections. I even connected the headphones using the included audio cord in case your BT battery dies - sounded fine. **HINT** Download & use the App which allows you to control multi-device connectivity feature w/ ease! Comfortable!! I wear glasses on occasion & wore them for a few hours while wearing the headphones - didn't even notice. Overall comfort is good ... Occasionally getting warm. Cons: Sound - it would really be nice to have an equalizer app which allowed the user to adjust the various ranges ... Especially in the 50-60 Hz, 200-500 Hz & 5-10 kHz. Volume - not enough!!! I get these are "Over-The-Ear" format headphones which naturally provide a higher quality & sound-blocking but the max volume is a few points light. I need to have my volume set at least 60% - 70% just to hear all the music. I've seen comments suggesting this is a BT wireless issue but clearly feel this is an issue. I expect more from Bose! This alone is the reason for my 4 out of 5 rating. Overall satisfied customer in Bose once again. Glad I made this decision but wonder if the QC25's might sound better overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bose got it right!

    Posted
    NgtHawk

    Ok, I've purchased 4 top wireless headphones to decided what worked best for me. Everyone will have a different option but here's mine! When I heard, Best Buy had lowered the price of the Bose SoundLink (on ear) Headphones, I thought I'd give them another try. They were, $219. However, when I got there, I saw that they had the Beats Solo Wireless for an amazing, $179 price tag. These were originally priced at ridiculous $300. I bought the Beats, instead. I was surprised at how well balanced the sound was. And, of course they are very stylish. However, the pressure against my head was too strong and I couldn't wear them very long. At $40 cheaper than the Bose, I really wanted to like these! I held onto the Beats (for another week) but purchased the Bose SoundLink (on ear) Great sound. Great balance. Bass levels a little but subdued but ok. Although they are much light, I just couldnt get use to the cushions on my ear. I returned them for the SoundLink2 (Over ear) model that was on sale at $249. Amazing!! Perfect opening for your ears, light pressure against the head but still feels very secure. Slightly better bass with the closed design and the clarity you expect from Bose. The only negative: What's with their 9" charging cord they provide!? WTH! What are you suppose to do with That!? Dangle your headset from a wall or lay them on the floor, next to a socket? Come on, Bose! One last thing: I even tried the Beats Studio Wireless. The most expense pair on this list. A $379 pair on sale at $279. Clearly the worst sound and I was not impressed with the so called, Noise Canceling feature at all! It's also an over the ear design but the ear opening is much smaller than the Bose so they may still press against your ear. I packed those for return after 3 hours! lol Botton line! I have a very critical ear and you won't be sorry with the SoundLink2! Well constructed. Well designed! Bose got it right!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most practical non Noise-Cancelling headphones

    Posted
    JustWill312
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    I bought this because I wanted Bluetooth capability with cable backup capability and also capable to connect to multiple bluetooth devices. I have Bose's QC-24 noise-cancelling headphones, which I use primarily for travelling, but for local commute and to wear around work and home, this is the headphone I've been waiting for. The capability to pair to 8 devices is a major plus - where as most headphones only allows up to two, if at all. I'm not going to write a long review of the audio quality as I'm not an audiophile, but instead, I'll list all features Pros and Cons and a "Could be better section". Pros: * Pairs up to 8 devices * Switches between paired devices easily and no guessing (voice prompts is awesome) * No noticeable delay when watching videos using Bluetooth * Good sounds (I'm not an audiophile and have tinnitus on the left ear) * Microphone picks up my communication with Siri in normal tone (not sure how well, yet, for phone conversation) * Noise leaks is very minimum and only at higher volumes (to the point it hurts my ears) it becomes noticeable to the person next to me on the train Cons: * Buttons do not control camera * Using backup cable for headphone, the buttons on the headphone don't work for audio control * Connects to the last two devices after power on (pro for some people - but delays what I need to do slightly) * Synthetic leather smell of the ear cups - I can smell them when they're just hanging off my neck while not listenning to the headphone. Maybe they will dissipate over time * A bit on the expensive side, but this is what happens when no one can compare to your feature Could be better: Noise Cancelling - but that's not what I bought this for Things I haven't tested: Removing paired devices Microphone for phone calls When the battery is nearing zero, some headphones will nag you with "battery low" message over and over - I'll have to check on this later I notice phone calls have broken static-y voice from the person on the other end if I have two connected devices at the same time. The fix is to disconnect the bluetooth connection to the other device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Destroy's the Beats Studio's

    Posted
    Mitch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most practical non Noise-Cancelling headphone

    Posted
    Louis24x7
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this because I wanted Bluetooth capability with cable backup capability and also capable to connect to multiple bluetooth devices. I have Bose's QC-24 noise-cancelling headphones, which I use primarily for travelling, but for local commute and to wear around work and home, this is the headphone I've been waiting for. The capability to pair to 8 devices is a major plus - where as most headphones only allows up to two, if at all. I'm not going to write a long review, but more of listing the Pros and Cons and a "Could be better section": Pros: * Pairs up to 8 devices * Switches between paired devices easily and no guessing (voice prompts is awesome) * No noticeable delay when watching videos using Bluetooth * Good sounds (I'm not an audiophile and have tinnitus on the left ear) * Microphone picks up my communication with Siri in normal tone (not sure how well, yet, for phone conversation) * Noise leaks is very minimum and only at higher volumes (to the point it hurts my ears) it becomes noticeable to the person next to me on the train Cons: * Buttons do not control camera * Using backup cable for headphone, the buttons on the headphone don't work for audio control * Connects to the last two devices after power on (pro for some people - but delays what I need to do slightly) * Synthetic leather smell of the ear cups - I can smell them when they're just hanging off my neck while not listenning to the headphone. Maybe they will dissipate over time * A bit on the expensive side, but this is what happens when no one can compare to your feature Could be better: Noise Cancelling - but that's not what I bought this for Things I haven't tested: Removing paired devices Microphone for phone calls When the battery is nearing zero, some headphones will nag you with "battery low" message over and over - I'll have to check on this later

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thank you Bose and Best Buy

    Posted
    TWirth5
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    Shopping by price, I recently purchased a set of Bluetooth headphones online based on thousands of reviews. They were OK, ultimately worth the weaknesses vs. the price but left me wanting anyway. After a bit off research, I went to the excellent Phillipsburg location specifically to buy a set of Brand S headphones. Once I got there, they only had them in blue but the in-store display showed me how monolithic they appeared. So I started shopping around and noticed the Bose display, a brand that I always trust but loathe to pay a premium for. I noticed that these headphones were sleek and minimalist compared to the S models and they attracted my immediate attention at twice the price. So, not wanting to walk out empty handed and waste a 20-mile trek, I reluctantly forked over the extra cash for this premium gear. So, how'd it all turn out? After wearing them for a couple of hours I cannot love them enough. Light weight, plenty of room for my elephant ears and premium sound. In fact, I messed around with the EQ in the Rocket Player app (the best) and found that even with my damaged hearing, the FLAT setting delivered the best sound that I have heard in quite a while. While the bass is a mite bit overpowering (per the current norm), the rest of the range is spectacular to the point that my music has never sounded so good and I appreciate my library more than ever (hence this review). Finally, the minimalist hard controls are easy to locate and work perfectly and if it weren't for the ability to physically handle the selection of items at the Best Buy store I would never have gotten the nerve to buy them, The moral of the story is that sometimes you actually need to physically see and hold a product in order to estimate its value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good bang for your buck

    Posted
    Gearless
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    Quality build and great battery life between charges ( about every 3 days after 8 hrs of usage each day) . Mainly use them while working under cars so far no scuffs or tears. Get a bit warm around the ear for gym use but nothing too uncomfortable, I tend to clean the sweat off the muffs with a warm moist towel so the sponges have yet to crack or dry out . These don’t come equipped with ANC however that’s not really a problem, in both environments I get along just fine at half volume or even less. Blue tooth range is good, once your phones paired if you walk out of range and return you slide the power button and it will automatically reconnect to your device making it super easy to jump back into your music Audio is CLEAR. The bass is not heavy (some say it’s almost nonexistent) and if booming/shaking bass is what you’re looking for these might not be for u, however the clarity of the sound is incredible. These are designed for audiophiles who expect to hear the harmonious blend of each individual instrument . After using these headphones my ears have become sensitive to bass to the point where I turn the bass down in my vehicle as i feel it overpowers the other notes found in the music .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Wireless Headphones

    Posted
    jcbama85
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After upgrading to the iPhone 7 Plus, I wanted a good set of wireless headphones. The sound using the wired ear pods were pretty good, but I wanted something better. I studied reviews extensively and frankly there was so much varying information out there that it just confused the issue more than it helped. I was leaning towards the Bose prior to trying them, but I was also interested in the Beats Studio Wireless, especially after the recent sale bringing them in line with the Bose Wireless. I went to a local Best Buy Store and was able to try each of them, along with several other wireless headphones. After testing the Bose, Beats Studio, Sony Extra Bass, and JVC, it was quickly apparent the Bose were superior. They felt really comfortable and the controls were the easiest to use. With three buttons on the right headphone, volume up and down is easy to do and the other button for pause, forward, or previous song is perfect. When you push the power button you immediately hear which two devices it's connected as well as the amount of battery power remaining. It's simple, classy looking, and easy to use. Overall a really great design. But the main reason was the superior sound quality. I listen to a wide array of music, but gravitate to Blues, Country, and Classic Rock; none bass heavy. The Bose allowed me to clearly hear the music, including hearing a pick on guitar strings. Vocals are also clear, but not drowning out the instruments. Overall, I could not be more pleased. Bose clearly gets it when it comes to simplistic and easy to use high performing headphones. I highly recommend them.

    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

    Amazing Headphones

    Posted
    smorgan

    Comfort- These headphones are extremely comfortable. Previously, I had had on-ear Sony's and I had problems wearing them 45+ minutes. With these headphones, I can wear them as long as I please with little to no discomfort. They are also extremely light, and I have actually forgotten I am wearing them when music isn't playing. I have actually skated in these and little problem with them moving around. Cosmetics- These headphones look sick. The construction is very solid and never feels flimsy. The leather used on the ear cups is the softest leather I have ever felt. There is a strip of suede across the headband that is also very plush and comfortable. The white and tan is harder to keep clean, but poses me no problem. The buttons on the side are very easy to use, and the voice inside tells you what battery percentage you have, and what devices you are connected to. Sound- These headphones blow me away. A lot of people go with Beats because of the lower price and the name brand, but they are nothing compared to the amazing sound of these. The treble is very crisp and the imaging is surprisingly good for a pair of headphones. The bass is has a good punch, and can hold its own with the beats line. I can only say I melted when I first listened to them. If you are into any genre of music from Opera to Rap, these headphones are for you. I have personally listened to pretty much all the genres out there on these and they all sound beautiful. Overall, I highly recommend these headphones. Anytime I let a friend listen, they are blown away by the sound quality. I will definitely continue to buy Bose headphones. I am still in high school and was definitely skeptical of spending this much on headphones, but I regret nothing. BUY THESE HEADPHONES

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond convenient and incredibly clear

    Posted
    UpBee2

    The wireless function: yes, definitely fulfills that super well. The Bluetooth is great and clear! I expected SOME kind of dip in quality with bluetooth vs using the wired function but there's none! Basically as long as the headphones are charged, I'll be using the wireless! It doesn't have as much bass as previous models do imo-but it's a negligible loss-and it more than makes up for that with an increased clarity! And my god the way it treats sound effects and surround sounds in music is EXCELLENT. The comfort is to die for: you're aware of course that you're wearing headphones, but they're so light and comfy that you can legit wear them all day (as I have). Not only that, but they're still firm enough on your head that they don't slide around when you move quickly (I wore them while exercising, and they're quite able to stay on and be just as comfy). They're not waterproof so don't wear them in the rain: however, when it's cold and dry out, they make great ear muffs and keep your ears warm :) My only gripe with these headphones is that the cord they come with doesn't have volume buttons. The volume buttons are found on the headphones, but they're only functional when using bluetooth. The good thing is that since I had another pair of Bose headphones (also excellent!) I just use its cord when I don't want to use bluetooth and the volume buttons still work no problem! If you don't have a cord with the volume function, see if you can find one to also have with these headphones. No matter what kind of music you listen to, or what kind of audio you're working with, these headphones will treat you right :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the over ear part

    Posted
    IFLYALOT
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    Am truly enjoying these headphones. Volume could get just a tad louder and the adjustment headband part could be a little more firm in the clicks/notches. Sound is very good but could offer a little more base vibe. Also, Bose if listening, when the headphone are on your head correctlty L/R and you move them down to your neck, the speakers can't be rotated flat for better head/neck movement. User has to pull them off and flip them around and then the speaker cups will lay flat. Correcting this would be a nice fix. What I truly like compared to others is these can be worn all day, very soft cups, solid build, lighter than others and buttons function well. In closing, something I was not thinking about when wearing headphones, these headphones I'm sure as well as other hold heat like winter fur covered ear muffs. Anything other than cooler weather, get ready for sweaty ears and moist fitment but changing this would hurt sound deadening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones

    Posted
    zaxdad
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    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

    Balanced Bluetooth Headphones

    Posted
    EricV
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    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

    Great sound & stays connected in wireless

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    codepoet
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    Great sound & stays connected in wireless with no random 1-2 sec hiccups in sound like the Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Model: S6CRW-K591SKU: 5589000 $200 not worth price with Bluetooth issues, but worth there $99 sale price or lower as on a PC wireless tested connected short time tested no problems. Not for a Apple iPhone 6 plus listing for over one hour walking outside, Bluetooth wireless random 1-2 sec hiccups in sound. Only issue I had is when I took home these Bose wireless I exchanged, I kept them charging for over 48 hrs and had a 60% charge rating the voice on headphones informed me as well as the iPhone displayed. I called Bose support asking if they have overcharging protection built into them as they only need a 3 hrs charge for 100%. I am going to exchange them as soon as I can as this one is defective. So test them and all devices in my experiences with made in China etc... I own two wired Bose headphones and sound is great but not as loud especially the extended bass. Also no problems with the other head set charging as it has a way longer battery time up to 40 hrs not tested as these not tested for charge time (defective pair). You can not go wrong with Bose as I got them now playing full blast on my iPhone and they do not blow out (wired ones too). Sounds perfect at any sound level with any music. Sound well rounded & clear. Quality sound & durable. I remand buying one and waiting for the next $50 off sale or more. Full price is worth it, I like saving money to get more things,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat Bose

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    carpenk5
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    Another great Bose product. I bought these so I could listen while I mow the lawn. Wired & wireless earbuds didn't stay in & let too much noise in. These over the ear headphones block out a lot of external noise & still provide great sound. I use them on the boat, weedeating, watching TV when the wife's trying to sleep, for online training at the office on the computer and laying in the hammock. With Bose, you get volume without excessive loudness. What is meant by that is, you get the bass (pronounced base, not a fish) and all the little sounds without having to crank it up to max level. With inferior headphones, you just get the highs & don't realize what you're not hearing that really brings the song to life. I was going to say cheap headphones but there are many expensive headphones out there that are just all brand & no substance. They are very comfortable and can be worn for hours. The battery life is incredible. I have yet to drain them below 90% & I use them for hours at a time. I love them because they charge with my phone charger, the Bluetooth connection is great & when I get a call, the music stops & I can talk on the phone with the hidden microphone that I've yet to find. If you don't have Bluetooth, you can still plug a cord in from whatever dinosaur machine you may still have like Dad's 8-track. Google it. Simply said, Bose products can't be beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend