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Not quite perfect
on 25 July 2014
There's no question that these are good quality headphones. They feel very well made, well designed (a cable that has just the right amount of flex, right-angled connector, etc.) and look pretty nice too. They come with SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE ear-tips, along with a nice carrying case.
The included 'StayHear' tips are extremely comfortable, probably the most comfortable in-ear headphones I've ever owned, and feel as though it'd take quite a lot in order to dislodge them from your ears.
The sound quality from the Bose units is excellent and I'm literally hearing things in music and video that I've never heard before with my old headphones (Sennheiser CX300s).
The ear tips, however, although extremely comfortable, do let in a surprising amount of external noise. I need my iPhone 5 at maximum volume in order to listen to music on the London Underground and even then, it's not as loud as I'd like it. If you're going to spend this amount of money, do yourself a favour and buy a pair of the 'StayHear+' ear-tips; they have a small, plastic flap which blocks out more external noise and they basically transform these headphones. I'm struggling to understand why Bose don't include them as standard.