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Bose IE2

Bose IE2
alaScore 85

1823 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1823 reviews of Bose IE2. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the mids quality and noise isolation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose IE2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose IE2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 user reviews of Bose IE2 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and design. The bass quality and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose IE2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 user reviews of Bose IE2 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and comfort also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and portability, while many are less positive about the mids quality and treble quality.

sound, comfort, price, usability, design

treble quality, mids quality

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

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bose IE2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Bose IE2 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the bass quality and durability are overall positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the reliability and portability are mixed.

comfort, sound, price, durability, bass quality

85% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose IE2

 

A unique design and secure fit help the Bose IE2 deliver powerful bass at a bargain price, but these earphones are not for the audiophile crowd.

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.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose IE2 review

 

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

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Expert review by : jerdei (onheadphones.com)

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones

 

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

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (goodhousekeeping.com)

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 : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Bose IE2 review

 

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 : Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

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 (howtospendit.ft.com)

Bose IE2 headphones

 

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

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"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 (cnet.com)

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 Good quality cord construction & tangle-free cord treatment Comes with six ear bud tips (3-StayHear, 3-traditional) Unique, distinguished look Great for working out Good sound quality upgrade over default ear buds

Can be uncomfortable for some people Sound quality not on par with price

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"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

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