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Bose IE 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1867 reviews of Bose IE 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas the mids quality and reliability get negative opinions.

sound, comfort, price, design, usability

reliability, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose IE 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 user reviews of Bose IE 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Views about the bass quality and design are overall positive. The durability and comfort also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reliability, while reviews about the noise isolation and size are mixed.

sound, comfort, durability, design, bass quality


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® IE2 audio headphonesBose ® IE2 Audio HeadphonesBose IE2 audio headphones - Headphones ( in-ear ear-bud ) - black, white

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Bose IE 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 user reviews of Bose IE 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the durability and usability. The bass quality and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas the treble quality and price get mixed reviews. The mids quality and reliability get negative comments.

sound, comfort, bass quality, usability, durability

reliability, mids quality

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose® IE2 audio headphonesBose? IE2 audio headphones3 pairs SMALL earbuds for BOSE IE2 Stayhear Headphone (small eargels eartips)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (

Bose IE2 review: Bose IE2


As the name implies, the Bose's IE2 earphones are the second-generation of Bose's in-ear headphones. Truth be told, we weren't impressed with the first iteration of this model, which some users complained didn't fit securely in their ears and caused...

Improved sound; earphones fit securely and comfortably; protective carrying case included; "open" design has its appeal; pleasantly full bass.

Fit may not appeal to everyone, especially those who prefer noise-isolating earphones; treble is a little on the harsh side.

While we've heard earphones that sound better for the money, Bose has improved its in-ear headphones so they fit--and sound better--than its previous in-ear model.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (

Bose IE2


Comfortable, surprisingly secure fit. Strong audio output with hearty bass response. Multiple eartips are bundled to ensure proper fit. Excellent value for price

Earpieces may feel odd for some. Secure fit can make for an inaccurate stereo image

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: jerdei (

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones


Ushering in Natural Sound Quality

Good Stuff content

Bad Stuff Content

These ear buds are a great buy and the new design puts them in a class all their own.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

Bose iE2 Audio Headphones


Bose is known for producing high-quality headphones, and its in-ear iE2 is no exception. We were seriously impressed by their superior sound quality and consumer testers raved about how comfy they were to wear. This top-rated pair also aced our...

Expert review by: Rhys Sloman-Brown (

Bose IE2 Review


Today we welcome you to the Bose IE2 Headphones. These headphones are in-ear and have an interesting fitment allowing for them to be during sports. Find out what Rhys thought of them in this Bose IE2 Review.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (

Bose IE2 headphones


These headphones will stay in place, even if you are a headbanger

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: GPHector (

"Great for Active Lifestyle"


There are few music lovers who have not heard of the Bose brand. For the majority of us who are exposed to the Bose brand, we often hold many contrasting opinions when it comes to the value of their headphones. While Bose command a somewhat premium...

Designed for secure fit and comfort

Can be uncomfortable for some people

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: madiny (

"Allows In Way too much outside noise. No good."


The reviews really downplay the fact that in a subway or city street you cannot hear the music at all. They could sound like a pair of $30k nautilus speakers but it wouldn't matter. The openness is way to open. Even in quiet I find the sound to be very...

Comfortable, can sound ok if you can hear them

You cannot hear them on a city street, subway or anywhere there is ambient noise.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: DougL99 (

"Great Sound, Poor Quality."


These do not last long at all before the cable frays at the ear piece. I expected more from Bose. Do not buy if you plan to use them regularly as they will not last.

Great fit and comfort

Poor quality and engineering. Last less then six months for the two pairs I purchased.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: bob_tomato (

"Good sound for the price, a little short on details"


As a sound tech / worship leader / recording engineer at my church, I am always in need of a decent set of headphones that I can keep with me at all times. I bought the IE2s several months ago, and I've found myself using them in a lot of applications...

Extremely comfortable, the Bose IE2s offer good sound quality with a decent amount of bass and a slightly wider range than some other headphones of similiar price. Bose thoughtfully included three sizes of inserts that easily slip over the speakers

The headphone cable does seem somewhat flimsy and it is not long enough for my taste. Some might consider $100 a bit high for these in-ears.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip:No / Yes
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:In Ear Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear / In Ear Headphones