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Bose IE 2

Bose IE 2
alaScore 87

4902 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4902 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are overall positive. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

sound, comfort, bass quality, usability, design

reliability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose IE 2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 239 user reviews of Bose IE 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, bass quality, usability, size

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® IE2 Audio HeadphonesBose® IE2 audio headphonesBose ® IE2 Headphones Carrying Case

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose IE 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2615 user reviews of Bose IE 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, value for money, usability, bass quality

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose IE2 Audio HeadphonesBose® IE2 audio headphonesBose? IE2 audio headphones

Expert review by:

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.

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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:

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones

 

Ushering in Natural Sound Quality

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

Expert review by:

Bose IE2 In-Ear Headphones Review

 

As the name implies, the IE2’s are version 2 of Bose's in-ear headphone range. There are three different specifications available: the standard IE2 (which we will be reviewing), the MIE2 and at the top of the range, the MIE2i. The MIE2 headphones have...

Expert review by:

Bose IE2 headphones

 

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

Consumer review by:

"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

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"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.

Consumer review by:

"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.

Consumer review by:

"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.

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"The headphones are overall good, consisted w/good sound"

 

If you buy them then just know to be extremely careful with them. They do sound pretty good but I would've rather bought some other headphones if I knew they were going to be really sensitive especially since I worked out with them most of the time.

They are small and somewhat sturdy.

Weird and an awkward shape to get use to. They only lasted me about four months. And started to show some wear and tear around the jack itself and around the actual headphone.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

General Features

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