167 of 169 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I am a Uni student and ALWAYS tight on money. Have done a lot of research before deciding.I have had the AE2 for about 6 months now and I can say that they have exceeded my expectations! I wanted a decent pair of headphones around  quid. Options were beats or the ae2. The main reason why I didn't go for beats was cause of the extra bass it offers. Bass takes away from...
Published on 9 Aug 2011 by UNI-student
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not comparable to the Sony MDR1-RBT
When i first ordered these headphones I had never tried both the ae2ws or mdr1's . I could not find any direct comparisons and since the bose were £20 cheaper than the sony mdrs i though i would give them a shot.
The packaging was sub-par and had very less emphasis however the packing doeskin really matter to me.
The quality of the headphones are average for the...
Published 4 months ago by Shah
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167 of 169 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent,
1) The ae2 are not meant to be noise-cancelling. However considering the size of the cans(they cover your ear completely), its hard to hear anything but the song. Vast improvement over the original AE.
2) The cushioning on the cans is AMAZING! Very comfortable and soothing.
3) Material used is sturdy and overall build quality is excellent.
4) Sound is crisp and clear with the right amount of bass. Bose have been in the headphones market for years unlike the relatively new beats. If I was more in hip-hop, I would go for beats. However if rock or trance is your thing, definitely ae2.
5) Get a nice carry pouch as well. Cans can be folded in.
6) Works in planes without any additional wires. I travel a lot!
I love my headphones. Definitely one of my good investments. I would recommend this product to everyone looking in the 100-150 range. Do check out video reviews on youtube as well(always helps).
57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent balance of sound quality and performance,
Music is a passion of mine, I love listening to diverse genres and I love making music. A choice of headphones was thus an important one and was rather confusing considering the number of forums and opinions thrown about.
My advise is that no matter what you read, nothing comes close to actually trying them out first before parting with you cash. There are headphones that sound truly amazing but they leak sound, or are immensely uncomfortable and can only be tolerated for a short time. Some headphones have a high impedance and thus the volume generated when driven by an ipod or mobile phone is insufficient to produce the listening experience you desire.
The Bose AE2 headphones are a great balance of all the characteristics I wanted. They are the most comfortable headphones I have ever experienced and the sound they produce is well balanced and defined. The noise isolation is excellent considering there is no active noise reduction. The fit and comfort just makes this happen.
Bose does not publish any technical information about their products but do not let this put you off considering and trying them before deciding. If you are looking for overpowering bass at the expense of definition at other frequencies, then these are not the headphones for you, try other brands. The bass on the AE2's is well balanced, and sufficient and I listen to hip hop alot.
The AE2's are considerably better than the AE1's in my opinion. Not only are they more comfortable but they sound better. I am not sure if this is entirely due to the driver as the improved isolation and fit may be contributing.
The AE2's do not look as flash as the more expensive models made by Bose, the styling is minimal and much of it is plastic. Durability may be an issue if they are not treated well.
The one major complaint I have is the cable. Bose really should have put a more substantial cable on £100 headphones. Replacement cables can be purchased for a small amount and Bose have designed the cable to pull out of the headset but all this could have been avoided if they just made a stronger cable.
Bose offers a decent warranty for 1yr and a brilliant 30 day trial option. These are worth investigating.
I would just like to say that whilst there are headphones that sound better at this price point, the overall package that the AE2's offers was the best choice for me. I can use these for 10 hours straight and feel no discomfort. Most importantly, music through these is a great experience no matter what genre. And if you wish to play about with the eq on your player to suit what you listen to, my feeling is that the result is always better if you start with a balanced sound which these headphones certainly provide.
My final thoughts, try headphones before you buy, and consider not only sound quality but also comfort, noise isolation, leakage, and impedance. Whatever you decide, enjoy the music.
57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best 'phones for the money...,
I have had these about 3 months, i use them most days and would honestly say that they are the best headphones i have ever used... They say they are not noise-cancelling, however, when music is playing, you cant hear people talking in the background atall.. Not worth the extra £100 or so for the noise-cancellers in my honest opinion.
These headphones have a nice, quality feel to them, adjust to the shape/size of your head, and are so comfortable to use, even for a few hours.. And best of all, great sound!
Overall, a great product which i am pleased i purchased. I would recommend to anyone...
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Headphones - But Buy a Case As Well,
They're nice and light and very comfortable.
Sound quality is the usual Bose standard.
The only problem is that they come with a drawstring bag - not ideal for protecting them when you're on the move.
I found a simple solution - buy the case for the QC3/QC15 headphones.
If you can't get them on Amazon try ebay - it's where I got mine for around £10.
The AE2 are a nice fit in the case (take the lead out first) and they'll be a lot safer.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My honest review, hope this helps,
I wouldn't let her get thm for me because I thought they were too expensive.
She got me creative headphones instead for about £70 (I think).
So I was even more curious to see if the bose was better than the creative.
Well, the Bose are a better fit, they do seem a bit more clever in the design. You are paying for the innovation!
The sound is excellent, but sadly not better than the creative.
I would recommend these for future buyers.
They fit nice over your ear.
They are comfy.
They do sound good.
They feel like they will last a long time.
Hope this helps.
Suppose the bottom line is, if you can afford them buy them for the build quality.
I feel that creative seem to copy bose (and do a good job) and sell their products cheaper.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones,
The build quality is excellent, its a sturdy and very comfortable. Although its not intended to be a noise cancelling pair of headphones, the AE2 does a great job of blocking out sound.
The detachable cable is great too, there's been a few times where its got caught and detached itself, if it was connected to the headphones it may have ripped off. The only negative I have about the AE2's is that the cable is a little too long, however its not a big deal.
In terms of sound quality; its excellent! I have a very varied taste in music and it plays everything brilliantly. From Slipknot to Coldplay to Dr Dre to Nas and everything in between, its got it all covered. Bass is full, but not over powering and the clarity of the sound is fantastic.
I was wondering to get the Solo HD beats by Dre but am glad I bought the AE2's. I've heard them both and the AE2's are the best hands down.
Overall its an excellent pair of headphones and I highly recommend them.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing earphones,
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head and shoulders above other headphones,
This review is from: Bose ® AE2i Audio Headphones - Black (Electronics)Got these gorgeous headphones from by equally beautiful other half as a Christmas present. I couldn't have been more delighted.
These are brilliant headphones. Period. Bose has a knack of building stuff that works reliably and beautifully. If you searched, i am sure you could find alternatives that worked just as well for a lesser price. With Bose, however, there is no risk of mediocrity. You just know that they will deliver. The rich base, well separated high end notes, and a stunning stereo effect are exactly what you need and expect for a premium listening experience.
I use my AE2is with a MacBook, iPad and iPhone. They work seamlessly with all three devices. Indeed, i can use the in-built microphone to make calls with my iPhone and for speech input on the Mac.
Perfect for travel, especially on aeroplanes, I like the over-ear design. This seems to ensure overall sound fidelity while preventing any outside noise from interfering. These are not noise cancelling headphones, so ultimately don't provide the last word in cocooned listening. But they don't need batteries or weigh heavily on your head. In fact, I like the lightness very much.
Ultimately, when you compare the combination of these headphones connected to an iPod with a Sony walkman and the ear buds we all used to wear a few years ago, there is no comparison. Bose is light years ahead.
Hope you get as much out of yours as I get out of mine.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value / Sound,
This review is from: Bose ® AE2i Audio Headphones - Black (Electronics)The sound on these headphones is excellent, you get none of the deadening to the bass that happens with the noise cancelling headphones, the AE2i version is supposed to have I-phone controls but only the Pause/play works, the volume control has no effect what so ever.
But that one annoyance aside I'm very happy with these especially with the cost comparison to the noise cancelling versions and other brands in same bracket and above.
I highly recommend these.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars music for my soul,
i did have to buy the extension cord as he uses it on the computer... but for ipod the cord it comes with is fine :)
Happy shopper... happy boyfriend.
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