Bose® AE2 Audio Headphones

Bose® AE2 Audio Headphones

HK$ 1,300

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 reviews

Discontinued

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The Bose AE2 headphones deliver the full, low notes of your music, reproduce high frequencies with more clarity and offer smoother audio throughout the entire frequency range. These benefits are enabled by the enhanced TriPort® acoustic headphone structure—available only from Bose.

  • Highlights

    • Around-ear headphone design features soft cushions that provide an acoustic seal between the headphones and your head, enhancing both performance and comfort.
    • Adjustable headband allows approximately three inches of adjustment in length. Sturdy design features soft cushion for added comfort.
    • Lasting quality made possible by an advanced product design and durable materials.
    • Fold-flat earcups allow for easy storage and transport.
    • Detachable cable on a single earcup means less tangling and greater freedom of movement than Y-cables.
    • Drawstring carry bag stores headphones for convenient transport.
  • Did you notice?

    Soft ear cushions provide hours of comfortable listening.
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  • What's in the Box?

    • Bose AE2 Audio Headphones
    • Carry bag
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor : Over Ear
    • Height : 7.5 in./19.05 cm
    • Width : 6.0 in./15.24 cm
    • Weight : 4.94 oz./140.0 g
    • Length : 1.5 in./3.81 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number : 329532-0020
    • UPC or EAN No. : 17817539982

    Warranty

    • Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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iPad models

  • iPad (1st generation)

iPod models

  • iPod 1st & 2nd Generation

  • iPod 3rd Generation

  • iPod 4th Generation (click wheel)

  • iPod 5th Generation (video)

  • iPod classic 80GB/160GB (2007)

  • iPod classic 120GB (2008)

  • iPod classic 160GB (2009)

  • iPod mini

  • iPod nano 1st Generation

  • iPod nano 2nd Generation

  • iPod nano 3rd Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 4th Generation (video)

  • iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)

  • iPod shuffle 1st Generation

  • iPod shuffle 2nd Generation

  • iPod touch 1st Generation

  • iPod touch 2nd Generation

  • iPod touch 3rd Generation

  • iPod touch 4th Generation

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Amazing Sound

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I actually prefer the new in-ear phones over these but you can't beat the ease and comfort of the around ear phones. Great overal I actually prefer the new in-ear phones over these but you can't beat the ease and comfort of the around ear phones. Great overall sound balance you would expect from Bose. These are much higher build quality than the original ones. Also a removable cord is great!

    • Written by from Lancaster

    60 of 63 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing Sound
  • Accurate sound and very comfortable

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I must say the previous headphones I've heard from BOSE have been a somewhat love/hate relationship. The OE's are comfortable but I must say the previous headphones I've heard from BOSE have been a somewhat love/hate relationship. The OE's are comfortable but tend to boom with over emphasized bass. The original AE's had durability problems. The IE's are somewhat muddy. And the beat goes on...

    The funny thing about BOSE is they never seem follow their signature sound though every product. These headphones sound like someone else at BOSE designed them. Remember that ultra warm sound we recognise as BOSE? It's no longer. These headphones can be described as clinical sounding....

    I do feel, however, that the BOSE AE2 headphones are by far the most accurate, detailed and clear headphones BOSE has ever made. They sound clear, dynamic, clean and produce an excellent tonal balance. The spaciousness is second-to-none.

    It's not without it's problems though, but I wouldn't let them put you off.

    First off, they do lack bass for some 'modern' music. I don't expect you'll find people enjoying 'Boom, Boom, Pow' on these. They are more suited towards Jazz, Classical and Acoustic.

    Secondly, why are the headphone jacks not gold plated at this price point? Either BOSE has found a better metal than gold (or found the improvements of Gold Plating marginal) then why not say that? Or was it a cost cutting measure? Who knows.

    The design, although nice - is as not premium as you would expect from a company selling expensive premium items. The BOSE logo is now just printed on, rather than being moulded or a small metallic badge.

    At lower volumes these headphones are very accurate, with little distortion. The problems start as you turn them up (and I've never heard this in a BOSE headphone before) they start to distort, and distort quite badly. I'm guessing the drivers are more efficient and less powerful than their previous iterations. The OE's seem louder to me, but that could just be the bass response.

    I personally think if you are open to an accurate, detailed, open and clear sound - and you listen to various genres of music then have a go.. but remember they are not for 'bass-heads'.

    • Written by from Eccles

    44 of 47 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Accurate sound and very comfortable
  • No listed frequency response? Enough said.

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    If you wear glasses, these are not for you. Any lift of the ear cup off your head results in seriously degraded sound quality.

    If you wear glasses, these are not for you. Any lift of the ear cup off your head results in seriously degraded sound quality.

    Although these sound fairly balanced, when compared to headphones of a similar price they can sound flat and uninspiring. While they sound "good," with crisp highs, the midtones are compressed and nothing really stands out.

    Always be weary of headphones that don't list a frequency response range. Anywhere. Even on the Bose site.

    For the money, you can do better. Try a pair of Sennheiser phones.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    69 of 108 people found this useful

    Was this useful? No listed frequency response? Enough said.
  • Do yourself a favor buy the Bose OE

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was in the store last week and was given this pair when I asked for the $179 pair not realizing that they gave me the AE instead I was in the store last week and was given this pair when I asked for the $179 pair not realizing that they gave me the AE instead of the OE. Now I still decided to give them a try even though they had some bad reviews. Horrible!!! My JBL headphones so much better, if only they were comfy for extended lengths of time. The only music that sounded good was classical then again my JBL's sounded way better. I listen to everything from rock, hip hop, classical, house, Latin. Do yourself a favor order the Bose OE!

    • Written by from Glendale

    6 of 21 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Do yourself a favor buy the Bose OE
  • bose a2 headphones

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Bose A2 headphones, you get your moneys worth out of them. they handle bass much better then the beats solos, they are very co The Bose A2 headphones, you get your moneys worth out of them. they handle bass much better then the beats solos, they are very comfortable to. i am a 14 year old boy they have been dropped sat on they hold up well. i recommend this product

    • Written by from Middleton

    9 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? bose a2 headphones
  • Absolutely brilliant

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Up till recently I was not a fan of over ear head sets. I tried my father's ae2's and was blown away by the quality and clarity. I Up till recently I was not a fan of over ear head sets. I tried my father's ae2's and was blown away by the quality and clarity. I tried a variety of different types of music from classical to heavy bass dance music. Quite simply these are amazing. They are not cheap but luckily i have been given a set as a birthday gift from family members.

    • Written by from exmouth

    13 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Absolutely brilliant

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