Bose AE2

81
Global
Score
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

If you thought the only headphones you could get from Bose were expensive noise-cancelling models, think again. The AE2 doesn't include any noise-cancellation functionality, but it does offer up good sound at a surprisingly affordable price. The AE2 is also one of the lightest over-ear models around, making it extremely comfortable for long listening sessions. If you like it, and also use an iPhone, the AE2i comes with an inline mic and remote, for about $30 more.

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Breakdown

Durability
7.0
Sound quality
7.7
Noise isolation
7.0
Comfort
8.7
Design and form factor
7.2
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Specs

AE2

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Noise isolation
no
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo
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Specs

AE2

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Noise isolation
no
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
3.5mm stereo
View Full Specs
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