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Bose AE2 On-ear Headphone Review

The Bose AE2s aren’t a bad entry-level bet, but you can definitely do better.

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Product Overview

Meet the Bose AE2s

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Speakers

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.

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Band

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Cable

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.

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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.

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In the Box

The Bose AE2s come packaged with headphones, assorted documentation, and a travel bag.

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Durability

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.

Aesthetics

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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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Beyerdynamic DTX 300 p Comparison
  8. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Comparison
  9. Eytmotic mc5 Comparison
  10. Monster Beats Comparison
  11. Conclusion
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