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

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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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cneugebauer
These were my first part of over the ear headphones compared to several in ear...read more
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vbabiy
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
andrewkalies
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Sound quality

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Noise isolation

70
 

Comfort

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Design and form factor

72
 

How It Stacks Up

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