• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset

    • Written by from Kirkland

    I purchased this unit over a week ago to use with my new iPhone 4S.

    After researching reviews by other users, I found that the Bose 2 fits many of my requirements which are geared towards business users such as superior sound quality, ease of use, good battery life and ability to function well with features of my phone (Siri).

    The unit has provided great sound quality for both myself and other parties that I am talking with even in mildly windy conditions that caused noise problems with other headsets (Moto, Plantronic etc.).

    Bose has done an excellent job of designing the controls which as simple a power switch, volume control and answer button. There is no need to press and hold a button for several seconds to initiate various controls which makes other units overly difficult to use without keeping a manual handy.

    Battery life so far has been excellent, I am able to use the headset for most of the business day without the need to recharge. But I am sure like most other units, as it ages the battery will gradually weaken and from my experience small headsets such as this are good for about 9 months to a year of constant use.

    The headset works flawlessly with Siri, just press the answer button and then speak when you hear the beep .... Siri responds and recognizes my requests allowing me to make virtually hands free calls while driving.

    Ah and before I forget, the silicon earpieces fit nicely and do not require that you jam the unit into your ear. Simple choose the cover that fits you well then align it so that when placed into your outer ear that it will stay in place.

    The unit is light and comfortable and I have found that I have do not notice it after wearing it for awhile.

    The unit appears to be able to stay in place well, but I wouldn't try running while wearing it.

    Any downsides?

    Well the only gripes I could have would be the short USB charging cable and the small travel case which the wall charger does not fit into (if you try to zip it shut)..

    Beyond that I have found that this headset is well worth the $150 I paid for it and will certainly make Bose my first consideration when I have to replace this unit in a year.

    282 of 293 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Greenbelt

    This is what I wanted out of a Bluetooth headset. The button acts exactly like the mic button for Siri, so you can carry a Siri conversation without touching your phone.

    Very comfortable. I leave it in my ear for hours. It does not fall out when you're chewing (like Jawbone).

    Battery life is acceptable; lasts a day.

    I love the physical on switch that turns it on and off easily. However, it can turn on easily in your pocket. A trade off. I will also be curious to see if it retains its firmness (build quality issue) over the years or if the switch will get all loosey goosey.

    Sound quality incoming is better than all the ones I tried. My friend reported a marginal difference outgoing between this and the Plantronics.

    Others tried: Old Jawbone Prime, Plantronics Voyager Pro HD, SoundId Six

    262 of 274 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best headset

    • Written by from Taunton

    This the best headset ever. I have tested every brand none come even close to the quality of the sound ,it deliver better sound than the I phone mic and earphone ... And it is so comfortable to wear .I do recommend it highly

    196 of 211 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose is so good at packing in so much 'oomph' into such small products

    • Written by from FAIR LAWN

    I was begining to think that bluetooth ear pieces were a lost cause. Everyone raves about the Plantronics Jawbone and I tried it out last year, and it was horrible. It fell out of my ear as soon as I moved an inch, plus, I could barely hear the audio while on calls.

    Two weeks ago a co-worker suggested Bose. I invested in this ear piece and I've got to tell you that I am as happy as could be.

    Granted it's not like my Bose sound system in my car, or like my Quiet Comfort 3 headphones, but this earpiece is a home run in my opinion.

    They somehow managed to keep the slim and minimalistic look that the Jawbone had without it wobbling in my ear.

    As an added bonus: When I press the top button on the earpiece, it enables Siri, which listens to and executes Siri based commands.

    134 of 140 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by from Clifton Park

    I had zero difficulty connecting with my iPhone 4S. Great call quality, for once I don't have to turn the volume up all the way to hear clearly. Callers are impressed with the quality of the call on my end. Also very comfortable. This is the first Bluetooth I have owned that I have found completely comfortable. I also love having it secure and stable in my ear without the all too common hook going over the ear.

    117 of 119 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of all the ones I've owned in the past five years!

    • Written by from Buford

    Alf Jawbone ERA
    Alf Jawbone ICON
    Plantronics Voyager Pro
    Plantronics Voyager
    Blue Ant Q1 or T1
    Motorola 720
    Motorola H17txt
    Motorola CommandOne

    Of all of these, the Bose blows them out of the water. Period. My callers report better understanding me, even in the wind and loud environments, plus I can hear them better. I have less static and the more clarity on both ends with the Bose. The volume is very loud...I have to turn it down past 1/2 all the time since too loud; however, the other models above would max out and crackle since no amount of adjustment was loud enough. The auto adjustment feature of the Bose is very subtle but accurate. I don't have to adjust it up or down a lot since it does it automatically.

    The noise reduction is excellent....and I think better than the Jawbones or Plantronics. I would hear before the Bose complaints that callers could not understand me or my voice muffled, but with the Bose I get no complaints and most don't even know I'm on a headset. I have no more people with that "your an idiot for wearing a bluetooth" tone in their voice on the other end mad that my voice is breaking up.

    Comfort is superior to all the others except maybe the Motorola H17txt. Moto had an ear loop and was very light;however, it was horrible at noise and clarity. For an "in ear" clip the Bose is excellent at comfort and only a couple times a day do I have to play with it to make sure it's on and in my ear. I forget it's there. It certainly is MORE comfortable than any of the Jawbone hard plastic and uncomfortable ear tips.

    You can update via mac or windows the firmware with their software application so the future looks bright for this little bluetooth. A2DP is nice to hear radio over my iPhone. Battery life is about as rated. I wish it had a battery meter but does beep to give you status.

    It is not fancy like the Jawbone with apps and voice changes or notifications, but it works better for what it is intended...that's calls and voice. I wish like Jawbone it had a tap to answer and tap to close. The extra apps with Jawbone were largely useless.

    On Siri it works great and no problems....the Bose is more accurate with Siri than all the others too. That tells me Siri understands my commands via the Bose better.

    Makes my life easier....sure, it's most money but rewarded in productivity and caller clarity and communication worth the extra $40 bucks.

    Note: I work over the phone and talk constantly on the go in the car, office or outside. I am a bluetooth headset's worst dream for abuse and critical evaluation, so Bose a winner so far in early 2012.

    100 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It changed my life!

    • Written by from Quebec

    Sounds loud and clear even in a noisy and windy environnement.

    88 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great and very comfortable.

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    This little thing is expensive. And it's little. But it does work very well. The sound quality if great, for both you and the person you're talking with. The noise canceling seems to be very effective, but why is love this one the most, is it is comfortable; even after an hour long daily drive with it in the whole way. My ears seem sensitive and things like headphones and sunglasses will irritate them, but once I put this headset in then pull out on it just slightly, I don't even feel it.

    I didn't think I'd use the A2DP at all but it is a nice feature and I have used it a few times. I also thought the right-ear only design would bother me some, but it hasn't yet. The buttons are intuitive and the on-off sliding switch is nice. Works perfectly with my iPhone 4 (iOS5).

    The headset is very small though and I've lost it for a few days only to find it in a jacket pocket that I had checked a few times. The case it comes with is probably a good storage idea, not so much for protecting it, but so it doesn't get lost as easily.

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    By far the best!

    • Written by from Hagerstown

    This is the best Bluetooth ever. I am a truck driver and it can get really loud in the cab, but no worries with this. Fits better than any headphone out there and has a lot of volume as well as the clarity of my voice is great. Must buy and is well worth it.

    53 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superior to all

    • Written by from Garfield

    The price deters most but you get what you pay for. I have tried many earpieces through the years and they never lasted more then a couple days because of complicated use or uncomfortable to wear. I have used this earpiece every day for about 2 months.

    It's extremely comfortable. I wear it approx 9 hours a day.

    The battery lasts me all day. I charge it when I get home from work.

    I have gotten out of my vehicle walked two car distances away and have received phone calls on it.

    The sliding power button is great. The answer/end call button is readily accessible.

    My favorite feature is listening to music and having my other ear free to listen to dispatch over the air.

    The person I am talking to never knows that I am on a Bluetooth earpiece.

    If I am out of the vehicle and traffic and wind is loud, the other person can hear me clearly just by me speaking normal and soft. Sometimes I think I must yell because of my environment and they ask why am I yelling.

    Bottom line don't let the price scare you away. After you've used this you'll feel that $150 was a bargain

    52 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over Rated

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I bought this headset based on the Bose name, I had it a total of one day then returned it, I make a lot of business calls during the day while driving from client to client. Most of my clients told me that it sounded like I was calling from a tin can, and I also noticed it was hard for me to hear the calls when I had the window down. I purchased the Jawbone Era headset, and was amazed that the quality of the sound and the callers said that they could not tell that I was on a headset. It announces battery level, and announces the callers name when a call comes in. I do not have to hunt around for the call button to take a call, I merely tap once anywhere on the unit to take a call and tape again to end the call.

    65 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I have ever used

    • Written by from Inverclyde

    You will not find better sound quality in any bluetooth headset on the market,I have used a lot of high end ones and nothing comes close.
    Very comfortable in your ear,the sound streaming music from my iphone is superb and the call quality is fantastic....

    4 hrs streaming music
    all day talking and on stand by....

    Build quality.
    robust,buttons easy accessible..


    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it is the best of the best

    • Written by from Springfield Gardens

    it is perfect. very clear sound quality. the best headset especially for drivers.

    47 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    simply the BEST!!

    • Written by from Chicago

    I've owned Bose BT series 2 for 2 weeks, it works great.
    I can easily connect / disconnect it between my Iphone and my Nokia cellphone.
    clear voice of the headset and the microphone.
    battery life last a day ( talk about 4 hrs ).
    very durable in my ear ( I almost wear it 6-7 hrs ).
    I can talk while my iphone is 18 ft away without call interruption!
    light weight and looks nice on my ear.


    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    The headset is light and well made. It fits comfortably in your ear and securely without an over ear loop. The buttons are great and I never find myself hanging up on callers inadvertently while trying to change volume unlike the Jawbone I had which did not fit securely in my ear even with an ear loop .... unlike the Bose. The sound quality of the Bose is also much much much improved over my old Jawbone. The Bose looks like a quality piece of gear as well. Battery life is great and Siri activation is only a button push away. Great BT headset.... the best I've owned. Highly recommended.

    39 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I own Bose products for my tv, desktop computer, iPad 2 (wireless speaker) and now this Bluetooth.i must admit this is my first Bluetooth ever, which I use for iPhone 4S so I can't compare to other Bluetooth brands. Yet I don't bother with other vendors when Bose has consistently delivered the highest quality sound products with the products I've purchased. No company or product is perfect but Bose is pretty close.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    having trouble

    • Written by from Tinley park

    I recently purchased my second Bose replacing the same model at only 2 years old. It quit the ability to pair with my IPhone. This one worked great for a month and now this one will not synch with my phone. Has anyone else had that problem?

    47 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First impression

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I just swapped the Jawbone ERA for the Bose. The price is what kept me from getting it but the Jawbone wouldn't stay on my ear.

    As soon as I put the Bose on I knew it would be a keeper. The fit is awesome right out of the box I didn't have to try any of the other attachments.

    Another awesome benefit of the Bose is that it works with my iPad 2 and my iPod 4g. From the what I have figured out so far you have to turn off Bluetooth on the other devices for it to work on the one you want to use at the time. Today will be my first full day with it and I am sure there is more to discover.

    Music sounds awesome, I can hear my games the buttons are easy to use I would say it is worth the price as I can use it with all of my Apple products.

    37 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great.

    • Written by from Broadlands

    I have had this Bose Bluetooth for about a year, and it works great. I recently ran it over with my vehicle when accidentally dropped it getting into my car. I did have a few issues with it syncing with my iPhone 5 & my Ford Sync., but no problems with iPhone 4S. THe bluetooth version on iPhone 4S, is a earlier version than the iPhone 5. I went to Apple and learned a good lesson about bluetooth, that I will share here. Let me first just say the Bose bluetooth works great, and this is just my personal experience. The problem is Bluetooth v2.0 , 2.1, 3.0 etc.. is much different than 4.0. The higher the version the more bandwidth the bluetooth uses. Having two devices synced with the iPhone caused problems. The vehicles bluetooth system use a much larger bandwidth,(I think it's like 5.0), covering more frequencies than a headset. When I would have the iPhone bluetooth synced with the Ford Sync and the Headset, they compete for bandwidth. Even when only one is connected, turned on or even in range, the phone is still looking for the other one. This continuous searching by the iPhone for the other bluetooth causes problems. I deleted (forgot the devise), and it works without any problems. I use the bluetooth in my car instead of the Ford Sync, and I haven't had any problem with it loosing connectivity as I did before. The iPhone definitely has some problems with bluetooth connectivity. I was also told to sync the vehicles bluetooth first, and then add the headset. The vehicle will take a larger frequency range of bandwidth, and the headset will find a open bandwidth easier than a vehicle will. It's not fool proof, but it helps. I know it's a pain, but if you can sync you iPhone with only 1 device, it seems to work much much better. Hope this helps with earlier Q's about iPhone issues and Bose headset. Again personally I really like my headset. I work outside sometimes, and in a noisy shop, and it works well for me just like I was in my living room. Not to mention Bose customer service is great.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was fine but now the other side gets digital goobly doo

    • Written by from Sarasota

    Used to work perfectly for quite some time, clear and all that.
    Now it is terrible, cuts off inspite of being fully charged, the other side hears digital garble, did all I could, restart & reset, still terrible.
    Going back to the store.

    36 of 49 people found this useful