• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality, Comfort, Awesome Sound & Good Looks!

    • Written by from East Moline

    I recently purchased the Bose MIE2i headphones & was amazed by the stunning sound quality considering their relatively low price & them not being sound isolating. I had purchased a $300 pair of Monster in ear headphones & returned them the same day because of their poor construction & extreme lack of comfort. If your ears aren't suited for the sound isolating (deep, penetrating, uncomfortable) in ear headphones like those that Monster, Shure, Klipsch, etc. make & you're looking for the best combination of comfort, quality construction, design & sound quality/dynamic range, then the Bose in ear headphones are absolutely for you! Surprisingly, the Bose IE2 series have deep, clear, clean sounding bass that doesn't distort, even at higher volumes. They do an even better job with the highs & mids. The sparkling & crisp highs along with the well defined, life-like mids are superb. You'll hear wonderful things in your music, movies & TV shows that you had no idea were there, the way the artists & producers intended the audio to sound.

    So, to sum it up, the Bose IE2 & MIE2i in ear headphones are an excellent choice with comfort, quality construction & sound quality worth far more than their price tags.

    Life is too short & your music too important to settle for anything less than what amazing audio the Bose IE2 & MIE2i will deliver. (And, they're worth at least 3x their price!)

    579 of 628 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bang for the Buck!

    • Written by from Fremont

    Lives to its hype...I have tried most of the hi-end earphones at the Apple Store, this one definitely stands out...get them...it's a whole new world out there!

    356 of 399 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!

    • Written by from Oceanside

    Great quality, amazing sound would definitely recommend, a huge upgrade from the supplied headphones from my iphone 4.

    328 of 370 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep your receipt

    • Written by from London

    The sound quality of these headphones is great, but they simply do not last. I've currently had about 5 replacements including 2 of this model and 3 of the previous model. After about 3 months the wiring comes lose and the sound will keep cutting out of one of the ear phones. Just make sure you keep your receipt. Good news is Bose are pretty good are replacing without quibble, just wish they made them better quality in the first place.

    The only reason I haven't asked for my money back is because I still haven't found a better sounding pair of in ear headphones.

    158 of 165 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working without cause

    • Written by from Hinnerup

    great headphones until they stopped working inexplicably. for 100 quid a pop I would not buy again

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy them - you can thank me later...

    • Written by from Shipley

    These really are fantastic - and I should know, as I own:

    Bose QuietComfort 15 - I only use these on long, noisy journeys (trains/flights) for obvious reasons. Great sound (the noise cancelling technology is ASTONISHINGLY good). Bulky carry case.

    Shure SE530 - brilliant but don't fit too well (and I've tried EVERY conceivable config of tip on them). These are by some distance the best sound quality I've heard when inserted correctly but I find that they end up working their way out as I'm walking along and are JUST NOT COMFORTABLE after a prolonged period of time.

    Bowers & Wilkins P5 - AWESOME noise isolating headphones, but they are just that - HEADphones, so they're a bit bulky. Good for the daily commute to/from work as long as you carry a decent sized manbag for the slightly large case that they come with. Like the Bose QC15 headphones but better sound quality and an inline remote for control of your iPhone/iPod.

    Bang & Olufsen A3/A8 - I own both these designs (A3 have a answer call/play/skip forward/back button, A8 just standard earphones) and wouldn't hesitate to recommend either - great sound and amazing design and very comfortable. But these are not comfortable with sunglasses (they have a hook that goes over your ear), so I wanted some to use whilst on holiday.

    The build quality on the Bose MIE2i is top notch, and the sound quality is even better. These are an excellent compromise between canal and ordinary earbuds - they don't go so far into your ears so you feel like you're touching brain tissue when inserted, yet they're not traditional earbud design - they do go inside your ear canal slightly. The sound they produce is astonishing - clear, crisp high notes, and deep, tight, clear but not false-sounding, over-boomy lows. The remote is very handy for any changes you need to make whilst listening to audio or answering your iPhone. And unlike the white iPod/iPhone earbuds, they DO NOT MOVE. EVER.

    Highly recommended.

    100 of 102 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best earbuds for price

    • Written by from wilmington

    ive had these earbuds for a year, the sound quality is un matched, and they are so comfortable in ear that i sometimes forget about them.

    98 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from massillon

    I collect headphones because I love music. I had tried many pairs include the beats by dre studio. What can I tell you ?

    First impression, the comfortability. You can not go wrong with Bose design, the silicon ears tips are so soft that you just want to swallow it. The headphones rest in your ears canal, with the clip on your shirt collar, the headphones will never fall off. In fact, sometimes I don't have it clip securely on my collars, I never had the problem with it falling off. It does not poke deep into your ears like other in ear headphones do including beats by dre, and it barely stick out of your ears. The design is so good that it allow you to lay in bed on the headphones on one side without hurting your ears or poking deeper into your ears

    Second impression, a lot of bass but Nicely presented high, with a lot of detail and awesome sound stage. The bass is punchy strong and nicely packed with no distortion.

    The bad : the cords look weak and to be honest, they are just medium strength, which mean you can and will break it off if not being careful enough.
    The bass is strong , and not good for people who prefer balanced sounds (audiophiles). Let me say that again, this headsets is meant to be for those who love music, not audiophiles. Wonder who, and what audiophiles are? They are the people who prefer the music as exactly as it was recorded in the studio, balanced bass and trebled at the same spectrum, and willing to spend thousands of dollars into it. Also let me say this. If you are a simple music lover, you will hate audiophiles headphones....because the bass is lacked out and the trebles will pinch into your eardrum, you will hate it like I do. Why? Because u can afford an expensive audiophiles headset, but you will not have the skills and knowledge to buy amplifiers and preamplifier , or to adjust the music accordingly to your ears. If you have all that then you are not a music lover. Myself, is a music lover. I love detailed music with good soundstage, warm and rich bass, but not pinchy trebles, and also the mobility to enjoy the musics whenever I go.

    Mids are not presented well

    Conclusion: this headphones is for music lover who prefer comfortability, sharabiblity, mobility, and music sound quality. How comfortable is it ? I can sleep on it all night long, and wear it all day long, days after days. I hope this help.

    97 of 104 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I was super excited to purchase them after reading reviews and finally bought them. The headphones are very crisp sounding with great highs and lows. The great thing about these which i first thought was a con is that you can still hear things around you. This allows you to actually talk on these and not hear an obnoxious echo. These headphones are pretty impressive and they literally lock in your ear and don't move. 2 thumbs way up!

    68 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great headset - highly recommend

    • Written by from Timberlea

    The thing that sets this headset apart from the everything else on the market is the unique shape of the ear buds. They fit comfortably in my ears for hours and DON'T MOVE -- unlike every other ear bud and "canal bud" I've tried. The new StayHear tips look and feel a bit odd at first, but they really work. And Bose includes three tip sizes in the package. I also like being able to hear some outside noise with the headset on, especially when using them while running and cycling.

    The sound quality is great. Much better than the standard Apple buds and probably comparable to other headsets in this price range. Again, I bought them mainly because they are comfortable and stay in my ears while running and cycling. The sound quality and iPhone controls are a nice bonus. Highly recommended!

    63 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose quality

    • Written by from Evanston

    Best acoustics I've heard.

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    StayHear gel is good

    • Written by from Waipahu

    It's worth every penny...

    Only one concern, the medium and the large StayHear tips are of the same tip size (circumference). Large only has larger silicone arc. I wish they size it similar to the older version where the large is indeed larger than the medium.

    Other than that, it's great.

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone4 users

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    Ignore PB from NY's post. I bought the head set today and they work great with the iPhone 4. Just shove it in there! Most comfortable ear buds I have ever used and they have been in for 4 hours.

    Now, if I can hear them over the Screaming Eagles on the Harley.......

    We shall see...

    53 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Grand Blanc

    I never write reviews on ANYTHING. Im one of those people that just reads them all the time and leaves it for other people to do. Haha ooops.

    I was hesitant to spend the $129+ for a pair of headphones I would likely put through my washing machine in my pants or something.

    I use my headphones all day long. At the gym, between and during classes, walking around town etc. So a good pair is necessary. The sounds quality is amazing (and im picky) They are VERY comfortable.

    But most importantly Bose stands behind their product. One of my biggest pet peeves is a company not standing behind their products for 1 year from purchase date you can do just about anything to these and Bose will replace them NO questions asked! The best part is when you get your replacement pair, they are brand new, and your warranty starts over (1 year from the date you receive the replacement pair)

    You CAN NOT go wrong here.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Work Out Proof, Sweating will short out the controls

    • Written by from Marysville

    First Day i used them for a hard work out, the Answer Button and Volume controls do not work.

    63 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality for reasonable price

    • Written by from Hartford

    Originally I bought the Beats by Dre earbuds, and within 2 months, the first pair broke and Best Buy replaced them and then broke again. So I said, give me something else, so they showed me these, and I was amazed on how much better they sounded than the Beats. They sounded better and they were cheaper, imagine that. The sound is so crisp and has the right amount of bass. And you can listen clearly without having to blast the noise. If you need earbud headphones, BUY THESE

    49 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9 of 10 stars.

    • Written by from fort lauderdale

    Before i purchsed these i actually made apple buy and return almost every (in ear) headphones they owned in the store to make sure i was getting what i wanted. insane clarity and deep bass. being that i like 150 DB+ these could use a bit more UMPH for me. also i think their mic controls are amazing, however the mic itself catches lots of wind. bose should contact apple on how do filter the wind from the mic & apple should contact bose to learn to make a decent headphone. the only headphone that could keep up with these were the OVER EAR dre monster beats. they require batteries and are fragile, so these are the best product for music apple offers in the store. period.trust me i tried every single one.

    52 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally...

    • Written by from Commerce City

    I don't write many reviews, but felt these headphones deserve it. As a professional golfer, I've used many in-ear headphones. Beats, Shure, etc... They all were uncomfortable and/or poorly fit. With the Bose, I hardly know I have them on (make sure to try all the earpieces). Just a reminder: these aren't noise cancelling, and they don't "seal" the ear. You will be able to hear external noises. Sound wise, they're every bit as good as other premium in ear phones. I'm no audiophile, but it sounds very balanced- maybe a little heavy on the bass, but good mid's and high's. What really impresses me is the fit and comfort. With the clip, I can practice all day and not have an earpiece get loose, and I don't get sore like the others.

    50 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE these

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I absolutely LOVE this headset. The sound is awesome. They feel comfortable in the ear. They don't hurt like the earphones that came with the iphone and other earbuds. And I love the fact that they don't have the noise-canceling feature like some other ear buds. I use them during exercise and when I'm walking/jogging outdoors I still like to be aware of what's going on around me and that includes hearing other people, traffic, barking dogs, etc. So this headset is perfect for me. And with the clarity and fullness of the sound they are worth every penny they cost.

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose Control switch on cord falls apart with use

    • Written by from Green Cove Springs

    It's a shame that the tiny flimsy rubber coverings on the in-line control switch comes off (rips) with time under nornal use, making the volume controls useless, and exposing the switch cavity. I have two pairs of the Bose earphones. Both sets failed, and need I say how expensive they are? I am not buying these again.

    55 of 63 people found this useful