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Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2522 reviews of Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and comfort also get good views. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 user reviews of Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and price are generally positive. The comfort and portability also get good comments, whereas the reliability and noise isolation get mixed opinions.

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98% 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 SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1001 user reviews of Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear) 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. People really like the design and price. The portability and comfort also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Bose SoundTrue AE (Around-Ear) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the durability. There are some less positive reviews about the bass quality and reliability.

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reliability, bass quality

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear review

 

Could it be that Bose is trying to get hipper as it heads into its sixth decade of making products?

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed earcups isolate the wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold flat; detachable cord; detailed sound with well-defined bass.

Sound can be a tad brash.

While the Bose SoundTrue has only minor design changes from the earlier AE2i, it remains one of the most comfortable-to-wear, full-size headphones, and it also sounds good.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Bose SoundTrue Headphones ( Black)

 

I'd like to tell you that Bose has improved the sound of the headphone, but alas, the changes are really just cosmetic, with this updated model ($179.95, £149.95 UK, AU$229 Australian) coming in new, more eye-catching colors that are perhaps designed...

The Bose SoundTrue On-Ear headphones are lightweight, very comfortable, sound good, and fold up to fit into a very compact carrying case (included), which makes them very travel-friendly. You also get a detachable headphone cord and an Apple-friendly...

The fidelity comes up short on bass resonance.

The Bose SoundTrue On-Ear is a very comfortable everyday-use headphone that sounds good and collapses into a very compact carrying case.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose SoundTrue (Around-Ear)

 

The Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones offer a solid audio experience and a comfortable fit, but otherwise don't stand out against the plethora of excellent options in this price range.

Strong audio performance with rich bass, crisp highs, and no distortion. Exceptionally comfortable, lightweight fit. Detachable cable with inline remote and microphone for mobile devices.

Light on accessories. Sculpted sound not for purists. Not quite enough sub-bass for low-end fans.

Alas, there is still serious competition in this price range. Pairs like the Editors' Choice Sennheiser HD 558 and the Marshall Monitor are our favorites. If you are willing to spend more, the Sennheiser HD6 Mix is another top-notch option with a...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Bose SoundTrue review

 

Stylish over-ear headphones that simply cost too much

Sleek design ; Comfy and lightweight ; Inline controls and mic

Excessively long cord ; Weak mids ; Too costly

If you're in the market for a set of over-ear headphones that are cozy as all get-out, you've found your match. However, if industry-leading sound performance is your priority, you can get more for your money elsewhere. Bose has created a worthy...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear (review): A more affordable alternative to the QuietComfort 25

 

Can't afford Bose's $300 QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphone? The ultracomfortable SoundTrue Around-Ear is a worthy option for significantly less.

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed earcups isolate the wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold flat; detachable cord; detailed sound with well-defined bass.

Sound can be a tad brash.

While the Bose SoundTrue has only minor design changes from the earlier AE2i, it remains one of the most comfortable-to-wear, full-size headphones, and it also sounds good.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear (review): A more affordable alternative to the QuietComfort 25

 

Can't afford Bose's $300 QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphone? The ultracomfortable SoundTrue Around-Ear is a worthy option for significantly less.

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed earcups isolate the wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold flat; detachable cord; detailed sound with well-defined bass.

Sound can be a tad brash.

While the Bose SoundTrue has only minor design changes from the earlier AE2i, it remains one of the most comfortable-to-wear, full-size headphones, and it also sounds good.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Bose SoundTrue Headphones Review-A trendy pair with same robust sound

 

With superb sound and highly comfortable to wear, Bose SoundTrue around ear headphones are available in India at Rs 13,388.

• Great build quality ; • Comfortable for long wear ; • Adapts dutifully to equalizer changes

• Pricey ; • Not foldable

SoundTrue is another pricey but worthy headphones from Bose that checks every quality and utility marker you can ask for in a headphone. Without getting bulky, they stay over the ears, bringing them in and sealing them away from the outside world;...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Pretty darn good

 

I received these headphones from my wife for my birthday this year. She did her research and these were the best fit for my all-day headphone wearing binges.

lightweight, no ear fatigue, even sound, bright highs

not very loud

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Light weight, comfortable and good sound"

 

I have had these headphones for around a month now and I have to say that I am very happy with them. I got a decent price on them even though they are more expensive than I ever thought that I'd spend on a pair of headphones to listen to web/computer...

The sound is fine for listening to web audio. They are the most comfortable headphones and well made

Not inexpensive. iPhone controls a little too close to the left ear cup, so I cannot see the buttons when I wear them

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Light weight, comfortable and good sound

 

I have had these headphones for around a month now and I have to say that I am very happy with them. I got a decent price on them even though they are more expensive than I ever thought that I'd spend on a pair of headphones to listen to web/computer...

The sound is fine for listening to web audio. They are the most comfortable headphones and well made

Not inexpensive. iPhone controls a little too close to the left ear cup, so I cannot see the buttons when I wear them

Nov, 2014

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