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Bose ® OE audio headphones

3.9 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • True-to-life Bose sound from a comfortable, on-ear headphone design
  • Proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure for well-balanced sound, including low notes, from lightweight ear cups
  • For use with portable players, computers and home stereos
  • With a total weight of only 147g, you can easily wear them all day

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm ; 145 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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  • Item model number: 315351-0010
  • ASIN: B002LK2QJK
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Dec. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Product description

Product 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® OE audio headset.

About The Product

Introducing the Bose® OE audio headphones. Comfortable and compact, but with the sound performance you’d expect from Bose. They will play your music with astounding range and clarity for headphones of their size. Enjoy hours of listening pleasure thanks to light, padded ear cups that sit comfortably on your ears.

Comfort on the move with Bose quality sound

Get advanced audio in a compact design thanks to innovations only available from Bose. Like all Bose® headsets and headphones, the Bose® OE audio headphones incorporate the proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure to produce rich low tones from compact ear cups ? with no unnatural bass boost.

The ear cups are padded with special memory foam that takes on the shape of your ears, taking comfort to the next level. They rotate from top-to-bottom and from front-to-back for an improved fit that won’t ever pinch. The Bose® OE audio headphones also come with a collapsible headband, flat-folding ear cups and a protective carrying case.

For added convenience, two detachable sound cables are included: link it to the standard 1.1m cable for added reach or use the shorter 0.4m cable for close connections. Both cables only attach to a single ear cup, for less tangling than you’ll experience with ordinary Y-cables.

Features

Enjoy Bose standard sound in comfort, with headphones that offer a cushioned on-ear design and small rotating ear cups that sit softly on your ears. Bose-own padding improves sound performance and stays comfy for longer. The proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure makes tonally balanced audio with rich deep notes possible from light, on-ear headphones.

Detachable audio cables (0.4m and 1m) conveniently attach to only one ear cup. The shorter cable can be used for mobile devices that fit in shirt pockets or on armbands. You can also link the cables together for more reach. Flat-folding ear cups pivot into the headband for better portability and convenient storage. A sleek carrying case is provided for travel, so that your headphones and accessories can be stored safely and securely. An adjustable headband allows up to 7.6cm of length adjustment.

What's in the box
  • Bose on-ear headphones
  • detachable audio cable (1,1m)
  • detachable audio cable (0,4m)
  • carrying case

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® OE audio headset.

About The Product

Introducing the Bose® OE audio headphones. Comfortable and compact, but with the sound performance you’d expect from Bose. They will play your music with astounding range and clarity for headphones of their size. Enjoy hours of listening pleasure thanks to light, padded ear cups that sit comfortably on your ears.

Comfort on the move with Bose quality sound

Get advanced audio in a compact design thanks to innovations only available from Bose. Like all Bose® headsets and headphones, the Bose® OE audio headphones incorporate the proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure to produce rich low tones from compact ear cups ? with no unnatural bass boost.

The ear cups are padded with special memory foam that takes on the shape of your ears, taking comfort to the next level. They rotate from top-to-bottom and from front-to-back for an improved fit that won’t ever pinch. The Bose® OE audio headphones also come with a collapsible headband, flat-folding ear cups and a protective carrying case.

For added convenience, two detachable sound cables are included: link it to the standard 1.1m cable for added reach or use the shorter 0.4m cable for close connections. Both cables only attach to a single ear cup, for less tangling than you’ll experience with ordinary Y-cables.

Features

Enjoy Bose standard sound in comfort, with headphones that offer a cushioned on-ear design and small rotating ear cups that sit softly on your ears. Bose-own padding improves sound performance and stays comfy for longer. The proprietary TriPort® acoustic headphone structure makes tonally balanced audio with rich deep notes possible from light, on-ear headphones.

Detachable audio cables (0.4m and 1m) conveniently attach to only one ear cup. The shorter cable can be used for mobile devices that fit in shirt pockets or on armbands. You can also link the cables together for more reach. Flat-folding ear cups pivot into the headband for better portability and convenient storage. A sleek carrying case is provided for travel, so that your headphones and accessories can be stored safely and securely. An adjustable headband allows up to 7.6cm of length adjustment.

What's in the box
  • Bose on-ear headphones
  • detachable audio cable (1,1m)
  • detachable audio cable (0,4m)
  • carrying case


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I've had these headphones for over a year now, and have now recently bought the Bose QuietComfort 3's, which look nearly the same as these/have similar form factor.

Sound quality-wise, I really can't tell the two models apart - I read someplace that the QC3's are supposedly 20% better than the 'Over-Ear' model... but can't atest to that at all.

These are really good headphones, I LIKE the Bose Engineered sound - NO, it is NOT studio-like sound, it has indeed been engineered - but it's a 'good' engineering to my ear, it is a warm, embracing and meaningful bass, accurate mids, and enough room left over to hear treble and other minor detail that you simply won't hear on lesser typically available retail headphones.

I like 'em, many will not, but if you're a 'standard' music lover, aren't professionally involved in music production or a serious musical specialist or audiophile, I think you would enjoy these 'phones - certainly they're head and shoulders above any stock earphones you would have, and having these will 'unlock' your music and make you really appreciate what you're listening to.

Comfort-wise, these can't be beaten really. They are incredibly lightweight, have 'memory foam' cushions to tenderly embrace your ears, and a durable soft leather-effect (or is it actually leather?) covering.

Frankly, when wearing them, you'll hardly notice they're on your ears. That said, I wear glasses sometimes, and the over-head band can occassionaly push the arms between my ear and head which can become uncomfortable after a while.

Ultimately, however, I thought they were so good, I 'upgraded' to the QC3's - so Bose certainly won me over without a fight.

If you don't need noise cancelling, these are the way forward (although even this model's 'passive' noise cancelling by virtue of them covering your ears ain't bad!).

I recommend these headphones [/thumbsup].
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Stop reading reviews and buy these. Seriously. One listen through a pair of these is all it takes and you will never look back. Bose make incredible headphones. Yes, they are quite expensive, but you pay for what you get - it's that simple.

They do have quite an odd detachable wire, but common sense tells me that this is because this is the thing most likely to break... in this eventuality rather than having to replace the headphones you can just replace a wire which will cost pence. Moreover, its actually a lot more convenient to be able to take your headphones off whilst leaving the wire under your shirt for later without faffing about and looking like an idiot if you meet someone.
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These headphones are for the audio consumer.

These headphones are not for dj'ing, and are absolutely not for recording, mixing or mastering.

What these headphones ARE for, is for people who enjoy listening to music, and want to be able to appreciate the full richness of sound, from crisp high frequencies, to solid lows, and everything in-between.

With a background in audio engineering, I am fully aware of the fact that these headphones are neither 'flat' nor 'neutral', there is certainly a bass and treble boost that makes listening to most music a pleasure, but makes these phones totally unsuitable to the recording or production of music. That is fine, they weren't designed for that task!

I can report that the sounds of Baroque to Black Metal, Jazz to Drum 'n Bass are all wonderfully reproduced for your listening pleasure through these phones. I haven't come across a genre that isn't a pleasure to listen to in more than 3 years of owning these headphones.

They are a pleasure to have against your ears, the ear pads are wonderfully soft, although they do tend to make your ears sweat a bit after prolonged use. Very comfortable, and with the newly designed cord, there isn't much else to improve on. (The old version had a fabric cord covering that tended to twist out of place, and fall apart easily).

The case they come provided with is sturdy, and does the job of protecting them perfectly. Overall, a killer set of headphones for people who love music - not to mention the fact that they're perfect for movies and games too!
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I was given these as a present and first & foremost they deliver a deep & rich sound that is beyond reproach.In addition they are comfortable to wear and appear to be made solidly. A first class audio experience.

As a minus, if I had to buy these the price is a bit of a stumbling block and be aware that if your are using these as a commuter they will be considerably bulkier than the standard phones you get.

If you can justify the price then worth a go but if not then the Sennie PX200 may be a better bet.
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This was my first Bose purchase, having owned many pairs of Sony 'in the ear' phones down the years. I bought the Boses mainly on the strength of good reviews on Which? and also the Apple site, and I haven't been disappointed. On listening to them for the first time I was knocked out by the hi-fi sound and bass which blows away anything I've experienced from my old Sony plugs. Now that I've used them for a while, the sound seems to have improved even more as they've run in. The build quality (after a relatively short period of ownership) seems top notch, and the detachable, one-sided earphone cable is a neat feature. The only slight downside is that the 'on ear' design can make your ears a bit hot after a long listening session, but this is probably because I'm used to smaller ear plug style phones. As someone who's been into music and hi fi for a long time, I can happily give these earphones a big fat five stars!
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