Bose AE2 On-ear Headphone Review
The Bose AE2s aren’t a bad entry-level bet, but you can definitely do better.
Meet the Bose AE2s
The speaker element is protected by a thin, non-removable cloth, pictured below. It's not much, but unless your ears are typically veritable geysers of earwax, you should be fine for a long while.
The cable of the Bose AE2 is a 3.93 foot long, thinly-insulated wire
The AE2's plug is a very boring 1/8th inch jack, with very little in the way of protection for the cable.
The Bose AE2's cord guards seem able to handle the job of protecting the thin cable as it exits the ear cups, as they're made of a rigid plastic.
In the Box
The Bose AE2s come packaged with headphones, assorted documentation, and a travel bag.
These aren't the most durable headphones we've seen, and in fact they feel a little cheap. There isn't a whole lot you can do to maintain these cans, and what isn't made of cloth or pleather is made of a cheap-feeling plastic. Be careful not to sit on them.
The Bose AE2s have a clean, sort of industrial look to them that is actually quite appealing. Despite any other shortcomings of the AE2s, they do look very nice.
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