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Bose ® IE2 Audio Headphones

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Headphones
  • A new standard of audio quality for greater musical detail
  • Advanced design, durable materials for lasting quality
  • StayHear® tips for greater stability during exercise and other activities
  • Hours of comfortable on-the-go listening
  • Protective carrying case included

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Product details

Style Name: Headphones
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm ; 18 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
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  • Item model number: 47502
  • ASIN: B004ADRXK8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Feb. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)

Product Description

Style Name: Headphones

Product Description

With the Bose IE2 In-Ear Headphones you don't have to sacrifice sound quality for comfort when you're working out. The headphones feature Bose's StayHear tips, which nestle inside your ears and stay put while you're exercising. Three different sized ear-tips are included, so you can find the best fit. Whatever type of music you choose to keep you motivated during your gym sessions or jogs through the park, the Bose IE2 In-Ear Headphones make it sound great. The in-ear pieces are designed to make music sound really natural, clear and detailed. The headphones can be used with your portable audio player, or any mobile phone with a 3.5mm input. In the unlikely event that you are not entirely happy with your purchase we offer a full guarantee of satisfaction. Provided the item is returned within 7 days of receipt by you and in original condition we will give a full refund

Manufacturer's Description

About Bose

Dedication to research and excellence has been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr. Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Ever since then, Bose engineers have focused on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the Bose IE2 audio headphones.

About The Product

Redesigned from the inside out, the Bose IE2 audio headphones have an improved acoustic design for a smoother and more lifelife listening experience. The headphones take sound performance to a level that conventional ear buds can't reach. They now also fit more securely and will last even longer.

More life-like sound

These headphones deliver an audio performance with more realism and range than most ordinary ear buds. Bose-own TriPort acoustic headphone structure and a modified port design work together to deliver rich sounding music, with more nuance in the high frequency range. Bose IE2 audio headphones offer more clarity, even at higher volumes -- an immersive experience that you'd normally only get from far bigger headphones.

Stays put while you’re on the go

Bose’s silicone tips give you more in-ear stability while you’re practicing active sports or exercising. The sophisticated design and materials let the tips sit comfortably inside the ear bowl, while following the ear's upper ridge. StayHear tips are available in small, medium and large sizes to fit wearers' ears comfortably for longer listening pleasure. The silicone tips have also been engineered to sit more securely on the headphone itself, so that they will stay put while you move.

Longer lasting

Thanks to improved construction, manufacturing techniques and materials, the headphones are built stronger than ever and will last longer. Each pair of Bose IE2 audio headphones undergoes thorough testing to meet Bose’s exacting standards for durability and performance.

Handy and versatile

Bose IE2 audio headphones have been designed for listening to music on MP3 players, portable CD players and laptops. The cable's angled plug fits directly into sources with recessed headphone jacks. An elegant, protective carrying case, with room for a portableMP3 player, is also included.

Features

Bose StayHear ear tips offer greater in-ear stability by nestling inside the ear bowl while naturally conforming to the upper ridge of the ear. The headphones’ enhanced acoustic design includes a new port that makes music sound smoother and more lifelike. Proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure creates a tonally balanced performance with rich low notes from a compact, in-ear headset. The durable cable construction offers increased flexibility and can withstand rigorous use. For a customised fit, choose between small, medium or large removable silicone tips. The headphones are fitted with an angled plug for increased compatibility with most MP3 players, including most iPhone and iPod devices, laptops and portable DVD and CD players. You can store the headphones and a portable MP3 player in the protective carrying case. A hologram label with an individual product code allows the headphones to be visually identified as a genuine Bose product. Bose can confirm the label’s authenticity by checking the security features embedded in the label. You’ll find the label on the back of the Y-joint's housing, where the wire splits in two.

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Application
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Design
Inline remote with volume, answer/end functions plus music control for select iPod, iPad and iPhone models SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Inline remote with volume, answer/end functions SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Ear tips StayHear+ StayHear+ StayHear StayHear StayHear StayHear StayHear StayHear
Audio
Noise cancelling technology SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
TriPort Acoustic Technology SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Aware mode SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Plays music even when battery is depleted SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Communication
Omnidirectional inline microphone SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
Compatibility Most Android, Windows and BlackBerry phones iPhone and select iPod and iPad models Most Android, Windows and BlackBerry phones iPhone and select iPod and iPad models iPhone and select iPod and iPad models iPhone and select iPod and iPad models
Storage/travel
Case/bag Soft Case Soft Case Soft Case Soft Case Soft Case Soft Case Armband Armband
Power
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (charger included) SHB 4000/10 SHB 4000/10
What's in the box
  • clothing clip / adjustement slider
  • carrying case
  • StayHear tips (L, M and S)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By GlueStick on 5 Dec. 2013
Style Name: Headphones
Let me put this simply as many of my fellow reviewers have... this product is amazing, simply amazing.

I've had many in-ear earphones in the past and I never imagined that such amazing sound quality was even possible through in-ear earphones. Boy, was I wrong. These earphones can produce mind-blowing results - forget in-ear Beats by Dr. Dre, they're just a fashion accessory. Nothing compares in my opinion to these Bose IE2s when it comes to in-ear audio quality.

It most definitely is true that you forget you're wearing earphones just minutes after you engulf in music. I'm one of the few people who have rather large ears and so I've always struggled with standard earphones always falling out/ becoming loose. So, I've always used the little black padded buds to keep them in. No need for those anymore - these StayHear® silicone tips have NEVER fallen out of my ear accidentally in the 3 years that this product has been worn.

These have won me over - to top the audio quality, it comes with 3 different pairs of StayHear® silicone tips which you can choose to your ear size. Make sure you wear them correctly to achieve the best sound and comfort as possible (believe it or not, I've seen many people in public wearing these incorrectly, its crazy!).

PROS
- The Bose StayHear® silicone tips are the best out there for comfort
- Cable doesn't tangle easily as its fairly thick
- Supreme audio quality
- Incredible bass for in-ear earphones

CONS
- Expensive (you get what you pay for - you want the quality, you pay for it!)
- The carry case which you get is a little flimsy and weak

I've had a pair of these for just over 3 years now and they've only just started to get damaged (but that's my fault).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nick McMillan on 19 Nov. 2013
Style Name: Headphones
I rarely feel the need to contribute a written review, but my Bose headphones really are the best product I have ever lavished on myself. I use headphones every day, and have gradually gone from crackly i-pod headphones through various models of in-ear headphones an ultimately up to the Bose. I have been dissapointed with every other set of headphones I have bought, and none lasted longer than 6 months of near continuous use.

The Bose however...

They are simply perfect. I have run them for a year now and they still sound as crisp as they did the day I bought them. In typical Bose fashion, they have 'thought out' the problem of the in-ear fit, and come up with an unconventional but brilliant solution. The loops result in a comfortable and unshakeable fit that is truly faultless. No other fit solution works in the same way, and no other fit solution simply, well, works.

The Bose headphones are perhaps 25%-33% more expensive than thier peers, but are 66%-75% better too. Worth every penny and more. If mine were to die tomorrow, I would buy another pair right away and have a smile on my face doing it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Dec. 2013
Style Name: Headphones Verified Purchase
These are the third-most-expensive in-ear headphones I've ever bought. Not the most expensive, mark you. But they are, by quite a margin, the best-sounding ones I've had.

I am less of a fussy audiophile than I've been in the past (a young family will do that to you!), but I do still very much appreciate and recognise good sound when I hear it.

When they're fitted properly, the sound from these headphones is truly remarkable. Especially with simpler arrangements and vocals, the soundstage they produce is wonderful. I feel like I've had an extension inserted down the middle of my head and the soundstage goes well beyond my ears. Listening to something like The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash, with its simple guitar and piano, you can hear all the beautiful resonance of the body of the guitar, every mute of the strings, and the full, rich timbre of his voice ringing out clearly over the top of it all. Choir pieces, like Down To The River from O Brother Where Art Thou, also sound gorgeous, with the whole ensemble audible. The crescendo, three-quarters of the way through Paolo Nutini's Candy is another great example, where you can truly hear the drummer working his way through the tom-toms and cymbals.

On rockier tracks, like Razorlight or Rage Against The Machine, they are less bassy than perhaps some fans of rock music would like, but there's plenty bass response (it goes surprisingly deep too). It's just that this response is part of a detailed, neutral overall sound.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mark on 28 July 2013
Style Name: Headphones Verified Purchase
Superb sound in every respect. Detailed and involving with beautiful balance and perfect bass. Also wonderfully comfortable. If you are looking for a worthwhile upgrade from budget earphones you could not do better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr on 24 Feb. 2013
Style Name: With Apple remote Verified Purchase
These are beautiful headphones with superb sound quality but in my opinion they suffer in two key areas. The first problem is that they "leak" sound and tend to result in scornful looks from my fellow commuters (particularly if sitting in the quiet carriage). Even with the volume at 50% the sound leakage is very noticeable. I have experimented with different fittings but all to no avail. I suspect this issue will bother some less than others but if you would rather not inflict your music on people standing/sitting next to you then perhaps look elsewhere. The second problem compounds the first problem in that unless you are sitting in a very quiet location the ambient noise can be a problem. Forget trying to use these on the underground :) To be fair to Bose they do clearly state that there is no noise cancelling technology in these headphones but wow my standard headphones that shipped with my phone do a better job of shutting out distractions. Depending on how you plan to use this headset these may be minor issues but if you are looking for an immersive listening experience minimising ambient sound and not disrupting your fellow commuters it may be best to look elsewhere. Top marks to Amazon for allowing me to return the headset for a full refund.
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