• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Durability issue

    • Written by

    The sound quality and the fit on ear is great but durability is the biggest disappointment with this headset. All the reviews I read from most websites about this headset boils down to durability issue. The durability is an acceptable for such a pricy headset. Mine lasted about four months before it started to breakdown and cracks all over the line.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    quality suffers

    • Written by from San Antonio

    When I first got these, I thought they were great - great sound, nice features, very comfortable. After about a year, though, the wire started to fray where it entered the ear piece. It was out of warranty but we called Bose anyway - they offered us a discount on a new pair, but nothing else. There was no way I was going to buy another pair of the same poorly made product so it could fall apart in another year. I'm not a Bose hater and I like some of their other products I have owned, but I will never again buy Bose headphones.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall Product

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Awesome sound. Extremely comfortable. Ear buds will not fall out. Exactly what I was looking for out of ear buds. Looked at the RHA, Beats, and the Apple in ear. The BOSE came out on top, and I am 100% satisfied. Keep in mind that the headphone jack has a tough time fitting the Iphone 5s (apple made) Leather case. You can actually squeeze it to fit, or like me, I just took a rounded file (or scissors) and took half a millimeter off the diameter off the headphone jack hole on the case. Sounds risky, but it was easy, looks the same, and it fits perfectly!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but way too fragile

    • Written by from San Carlos

    When I was shopping for these, I tried more than ten different brands of headsets seeking the best compromise between audio quality and call quality. These headphones were the best balance that I found.
    Since they were Bose, I did not even consider the possibility that they would be cheaply constructed and start falling apart a few months after I bought them. I have now owned them about one year and they are shredded. Interestingly, the first real tear in the insulation came from the small plastic piece Bose includes for keeping the lines from tangling. By using this piece as designed, I tore a reasonably large section of the insulation off of one of the lines. I was shocked since I using the headset as intended and even trying to be extra careful since I was really enjoying the sound.
    The horrible quality and bad design of this headset have really made me question whether I can expect the level of quality and durability from Bose that I have until now assumed as a given. I doubt that I will buy Bose again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with the Apple 5S case ...

    • Written by from Edmond

    ... The mini plug is too large to insert into the jack through the opening in the Apple 5S case. The 5S must be removed from the case to be able to use these headphones.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Hatfield

    I am having the MIE2i for little more than a year now. Until now I was a huge fan of Bose products. I have not put this to the maximum or I would say have used this one for may be once or twice a week since then. I have never missed to put this back to the case after use. Strangely, the cable of the headset is almost torn and ruptured across the length. I am living in India and don't know how to react to this kind of a scenario.

    If this is going to be the quality of Bose products, then a strong no for all...

    Anup

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sound BUT does not fit Apple iPhone 5s case

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I have been using this wonderful headset for 2 years and was very disappointed to find out that it does not fit the Apple iPhone 5s case. Bose, please rework this one!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trumps Apple's Earpods

    • Written by from tucson

    These are amazing earphones! Sound is easily superior to that of Apple's new EarPods. Bass is not punchy but tight and refined. So Rap/Hip-Hop sound great with these. And I also like that they don't provide a seal. Being mobile earphones, I want to hear my surroundings, not block them out. The carrying case is a great addition too.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super

    • Written by from Kitchener

    What a pleasure these marvels are ...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    They are the best earphones I ever had, worth the price, get them....

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic pair of earphones

    • Written by from San Carlos

    I cannot say enough good things about these headphones. I'm not the sort of person that usually writes product reviews, but I came here because they are just that good. I've had my pair for just over 2 years now and the ONLY thing that could be considered a fault on them is the black coloring on the rubber starting to fade near the remote. Other than that, these earphones are flawless.

    As others have said the bass is boosted a bit, but I find that enjoyable as most other earphones don't compensate enough bass for the tiny drivers. It's not overdone though, bringing a punchy but firm tone. Mids and treble are crisp and sharp like they should be.

    Some complain about the build quality, but I just accidentally put mine through the wash for the first time ever with no problems whatsoever. The funny-looking rubber tips do wonders to keep them in your ears. Seriously. I'm not particularly active myself, but I've never had them fall out of my ears in the 2 years I've had them. And they are easily removable for cleaning when necessary.

    I wouldn't recommend them for airplane or noisy environment use because they aren't noise-canceling. That being said, Bose doesn't advertise them as such and they work great for their intended use. In fact, this ends up bring a somewhat useful feature as it allows you to still be aware of your surroundings while listening to music.

    The remote is quite handy as well, allowing you to just play/pause/skip and adjust volume effortlessly. It has a microphone too, so if you get a phone call while listening to some tunes, it's no problem.

    All in all, a great product... I would buy these again 10x over. The quality is as good today as when I unboxed them.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy them if you have the money!

    • Written by from Mount Laurel

    I bought these headphones two days ago. I have the Bose SIE2i which are like the MIE2i but, in other colors and not black. I am very happy with them. The only thing I don't like about them is that the Sie2i don't have a carrying case like the MIE2i but, that's not a huge issue. These headphones are the most comfortable In-Ear headphones I ever put in my ears. They don't dig into your ears like other In-Ears like the Beats By Dr. Dre iBeats which do that. These headphones aren't Noise Cancelling or Noise Iscolating but, they do a descent job blocking out noise from the outside. These are by far better than Beats Audio Headphones when it comes to sound quallity. These are more Crisper, Softer, and More Powerful than the Beats which had a muddy bass. muddy bass is bass that is so powerful that, when listening to Classic Rock for example, it will sound awful. It does'nt show any detail for that genre and that's muddy bass. So save some money and buy the Bose instead of Beats. You will not be dissapointed with the Bose. Believe me, Bose knows how to make Headphones, Speakers, Ect. they have been around for a long time and they are still great. Buy them now!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it breaks

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Great sound, Most comfort to wear.
    However, Mic and Remote breaks easily
    And I really can't understand.
    How Bose decide to build this lovely baby with such a fragile line wrapper.
    Mine is broken everywhere after one year.....

    This could be my number one if they make it with the quality it/we deserve.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow...

    • Written by from Venice

    I am so amazed on how well these sound. I've owened several "in ear" headsets in the past but these sound amazing. I think they have a perfect balance of sound. Bose sound for sure. Now, I did recently try these riding my bicycle and it get's tricky while in movement. Wind. You can't hear much of the music unless you really crank the volume up. They don't really block out the exterior sound that well. The upside of this (for those who ride bicycles) is that you can actually hear more of your surroundings compared to other ear buds that actually plug your ear canal allot more. I think these are perfect for every day use and maybe running but anything faster, you will have wind factor issues. Still worth the price though. Thank you Bose for the perfect audio!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but not durable!

    • Written by from MISSION VIEJO

    The headset is produces good sound for in ear headsets but the wire they used is weak. The cracks started coming in few months and then the stopped working with 10th month.

    I would not buy it again!

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Real high end sound and fit at a reasonable price!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great Bose Product

    • Written by from airdrie

    Have to make sure you use the right adapter to fit snug in your ears. They feel comfortable and the sound is amazing. Not overly loud with bass, but the clarity when watching movies and listening to music is great. Well worth the money, like most Bose products. Not just a brand gimmick like other makes and models.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    just got these last week

    • Written by from Bellefontaine

    sound really good thought there would be more bass but still good angled plug not a fan strait up would come out of my pocket better stay in ears really well cored could be a little longer color i like the black white combo

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Denison

    With the option of selecting the correct size silicone ear piece, this audiophile enjoys the greater frequency response and lower THD than similarly priced in-ear headsets. Vivaldi and Led Zepplin are faithfully reproduced.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from Lexington

    These headphones sound great but the wire going into the headphones are so thin that they frayed within about 7 months of use. When you first get them you can tell that the wiring is extremely cheap and low quality. And definitely do not get them for gym use as they will fray even quicker!!

    30 of 34 people found this useful