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Bose On-Ear Headphones

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 reviews of Bose On-Ear Headphones. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The portability and comfort also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose On-Ear Headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 user reviews of Bose On-Ear Headphones from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

These lightweight, compact Bose headphones have an expansive sound that's not short on bass

Portable, well-rounded sound

Poor cable design, mediocre build quality

Bose's portable On-Ear Headphones don't have the noise cancelling of more expensive products from the company, but they do have good sound quality and are light and portable. We weren't thrilled with the cable design or build quality, but the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

These lightweight, compact Bose headphones have an expansive sound that's not short on bass

Portable, well-rounded sound

Poor cable design, mediocre build quality

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

The Bose On-Ear Headphones are compact headphones with a comfortable fit, but you can get better sounding models for half the price.

Amazing build quality. Comfortable fit. Good, if not great, sound. Good sound isolation.

Expensive. Overly bassy.

The Bose On-Ear headphones are compact headphones with a comfortable fit, but you can get better sounding models for half the price.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

Bose On-Ear Headphones review

 

We think the Bose On-Ear Headphones are definitely competent when it comes to reproducing audio. A strong mid-bass component gives richness and warmth to music and vocals, while treble is crisp and reasonably detailed. Lower bass trails off early in...

Bose's portable On-Ear Headphones don't have the noise cancelling of more expensive products from the company, but they do have good sound quality and are light and portable. We weren't thrilled with the cable design or build quality, but the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

The Bose On-Ear Headphones are compact headphones with a comfortable fit, but you can get better sounding models for half the price.

Amazing build quality ; Comfortable fit ; Good, if not great, sound ; Good sound isolation

Expensive ; Overly bassy

Overall, we found the On-Ear headphones tames a lot of high frequency information which means while they flatter badly encoded MP3s, they can also sap rock music of much of its excitement. Guitars lose their edge, and cymbals lack bite. Bass on the...

May, 2008

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

BOSE® On-Ear Headphones

 

The functional and lightweight design of the Bose on-ear headphones offers enhanced wearing comfort. The earcups are padded with memory foam which adapts to the shape of the ear. Since the earcups are designed to rotate from front to back and from top...

Expert review by : Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

Excellent audio quality but not suitable for extended listening sessions

Compact, foldable design, detachable cables of multiple lengths provided, excellent bass response, respectable noise isolation

Fit and finish could have been better, not comfortable for extended listening

May, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Bose On-Ear Headphones review

 

Bose's portable On-Ear Headphones don't have the noise cancelling of more expensive products from the company, but they do have good sound quality and are light and portable. We weren't thrilled with the cable design or build quality, but the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Bose On-Ear Headphones

 

About as prosaically named as it is possible for a product to be, these are headphones, made by Bose, that sit on your ears (as opposed to in or over and around them). Extremely compact, they wear under 150g and fold up to a size barely bigger than...

These are a decent upgrade to your iPod or, with the Bose Mobile On-ear Headset, iPhone (or, indeed, an MP3 player made by another manufacturer). Compact and light, they’re a good alternative for those who don’t like in-ear ’phones and adequate for...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (allaboutyou.com)

Review of Bose On-Ear headphones

 

Good points: The really outstanding feature here is the on-ear headphones' extreme comfort - you can wear these leather-cupped cans for hours happily. The top end is sharp and clear, while the bass is thumping. On-ear headphones sometimes let a lot of...

The really outstanding feature here is the on-ear headphones' extreme comfort - you can wear these leather-cupped cans for hours happily. The top end is sharp and clear, while the bass is thumping. On-ear headphones sometimes let a lot of sound in from...

Some mid-range sounds are a little muddy and undefined

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