Bose ® SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones - Black
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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 superior technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the SoundTrue headphones.
About The Product
Your style deserves strong design
Designed for the way you live your life, Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones are engineered to make your personal soundtrack even better, delivering deep, clear audio. Bose have made them so light and comfortable that you could even forget that you’re wearing them. However, they are solid and durable, built to survive modern life. They come in around-ear and on-ear styles in a variety of eye-catching designs, so that you can choose what works for you.
If music was art, your headphones would be your gallery.
Powerful sound, lightweight design
Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones offer a design for clear, natural acoustic sound in every note—from sweet soprano vocalists right down to a resonant bass line groove. Lose yourself in the moment and let the big sound embrace you. The padded headband and memory foam ear cushions keep you comfortable for as long as you want to listen.
Convenient and strong
More than just style, Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones have substance too, and are built to last. The cable attaches to only one earcup, giving you freedom to move and dance without getting tangled up. The cable can be detached, the earcups fold flat and the headband is collapsible for easy storage in the carry case that comes free with your purchase.
In tune and in touch
Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones are designed to be compatible for use with your iPhone and other Apple products. The inline remote, integrated with the microphone, enables you to control your music by:
- Adjusting the volume
- Playing/pausing tracks
- Skipping forward/backward
- Fast forwarding/rewinding
- Changing playlist
The following Bose headphones and headsets are compatible with the Apple devices listed below: FreeStyle earbuds, Bose MIE2i Mobile headset, QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, Bose SIE2i sport headphones and SoundTrue headphones.
- iPhone 3GS and newer
- iPod Touch 2nd Generation and newer
- iPod classic - 2009 (120GB and 160GB)
- iPod Nano 4th Generation and newer
- iPod Shuffle 3rd and 4th Generation
- iPad (all versions)
- 2009 models or later of Mac computers
iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad, MacBook and MacBook Air are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
Note: Full controls may not be available for some Apple products. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone (3GS and later), iPad (all versions) and 2009 models or later of Mac computers. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.
Compare Bose Headphones:
|Best For||Noise Cancelling||Bluetooth||Music and calls||Bluetooth||Music and calls|
|Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology||✓|
|TriPort Acoustic Technology||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Omnidirectional inline microphone||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Compatibility||Optimised for iPhone and most Apple devices; select features compatible with todays most popular smartphones||Bluetooth Devices||Optimised for iPhone and most Apple devices; select features compatible with todays most popular smartphones||Bluetooth Devices||Optimised for iPhone and most Apple devices; select features compatible with todays most popular smartphones|
|Battery type||AAA batteries||Rechargeable battery||Rechargeable battery|
|Battery life||35 hours||15 hours||7 hours|
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Top Customer Reviews
🆒 You can wear these with the volume turned way up, without the sound bothering people around you. As in: they can be sitting next to you and they won't be disturbed (for example, if they are studying or sleeping).
⭐️ They are incredibly comfortable to wear; can easily have them on for hours on end without feeling it.
💷 Are they worth £149? Well put it this way - if you're on a very strict budget, then no. IMHO, they'd be perfect at £90. But who am I to decide these things?
👓 Some perhaps disparagingly, call Bose headphones, "Fashion Headphones". I think the black ones are a bit bland. (But it also means it attracts less attention, and are hopefully less likely to be stolen)
👕 I think they're nice as a "wearable", almost an item of clothing. Their weight and comfort really matters.
* The sound is very good, but it's not as amazing as some by other perhaps more niche, brands.
✅ You can use in noisy environments - and block out a good deal of the "real world"
⬆️ They go very, very loud.
I like how they fold completely flat.
-Clear and crisp sound
-Lightweight and portable
-Clean and subtle aesthetics
-Slight lack of bass
As a 16 year old, I use these headphones for hours every day at school and home. I was unimpressed by the sound quality and distasteful appearance of the Beats by Dre that my friends were using, and so was incredibly satisfied after getting a pair of Ae2 for Christmas. They are quite expensive (Bose generally are) but when compared to the Beats, I think the Bose SoundTrue headphones are actually brilliant value. As for other headphones of a similar quality, maybe not so much, but I have little experience of the such. I have used the same pair for 2 years (previous earphones/headphones were lucky to see 6 months) with a replacement of the cable after it was chewed by an excited puppy, and replacement cushions due to wear and tear. So far, neither the strong plastic casing or headband have succumbed to the stresses of being thrown around in a bag for most of the day at school. The light, low profile cans and soft padding mean that the headphones are very comfortable even during extended periods of use, especially when laying against a pillow.
I can't comment in much detail on the specific characteristics of the sound quality and signature due to a lack of experience with other headphones. What I can say, is that music seems very clear and crisp, though sometimes lacks bass. For the most part, I listen to classic rock, jazz, blues, and old hip-hop.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i am delighted with the headphones - they clearly are designed for the product and the quality of sound is very good.Published 12 months ago by Richard Cooper
+ Extremely comfortable, even for glass-user.
+ Good high
+ Defined and distinct low
- Mid doesn't shine, rolled off a lot. Read more
Great sounding headphones, better than the Dre Beats. Only problem is the extra long cord when out and about.Published 12 months ago by Mr. Seamus Moscrop-jennings
Crisp clear pleasant sound for all genres and very comfortable .... all I needed in a pair of headphones.Published 14 months ago by Mohamed Hazem Okail
I've long been a fan of headphones for listening to audio, wherever practical, and in general, the larger the better. Read morePublished 14 months ago by N Whitaker