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Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones

B&H # BOAE2 Mfr # 329532-0020
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Product Highlights
  • Fold-Flat Design
  • High-Quality Audio
  • TriPort Acoustic Structure
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • Thick Around-Ear Cushions
  • Single-Sided Detachable Cable
  • Standard 3.5mm Plug
  • Carrying Bag Included

The Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones offer outstanding audio quality in an extremely lightweight, comfortable design. Whether listening to your home stereo system, video game system, or portable music player, the Bose AE2 headphones put you into the sonic experience.

Acoustic equalization techniques and proprietary TriPort headphone structure deliver all the nuances that headphones often miss, with smooth natural sound and deep lows without using artificial bass boosters.

The cushioned, around-ear design along with the thin, adjustable headband and lightweight construction allow you to listen for hours while barely noticing your headphones. When you do notice them, you'll take pride in the sleek, stylish design. Because they sit over the ears, the headphones provide a high degree of natural sound isolation, helping to block out unwanted ambient noise.

The single-sided cable resists tangles and is detachable for easy replacement and storage. The standard 3.5mm plug offers wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, laptops, and more. The fold-flat design and included carrying bag offer further flexibility as well as easy storage and transportation so you can bring your Bose experience anywhere.

TriPort Acoustic Headphone Structure
Small ports in each earcup provide deep lows and a rich audio experience from compact headphones.
Acoustic Equalization
Fine-tuning of frequency response provides rich, clear sound.
Advanced, Durable Design
The advanced design provides a stylish look, while top-quality materials provide lasting durability in a lightweight package weighing in at under 5 ounces.
Padded, Adjustable Headband
The adjustable headband allows approximately 3" of length adjustment and has comfortable padding that distributes weight evenly across the top of your head.
Around-Ear Cushions
The ergonomic cushioned earcups provide lasting comfort and block out unwanted environmental noise.
Single-Sided Cable
The single-sided cable resists tangles and is detachable for easy replacement.
Carrying Bag
The fold-flat design and included carrying bag provide convenient storage and transportation.

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Type Around-Ear
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Dimensions Headphones: 7.5 x 6 x 1.5" (191 x 152 x 38mm) (HxWxD)
Cushions: 3.8 x 2.9" (96 x 74mm) (HxW)
Weight 4.9 oz (140g) (With Cable)
Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones
  • Carrying Bag
  • Detachable Cable
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BoseAE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones
     
    4.7

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (46)
    • Great sound (42)
    • Lightweight (42)
    • Good value (29)
    • Good bass (23)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (37)
      • Portable devices (31)
      • With my computer (29)
      • Relaxing (27)
      • Home audio (25)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (13), Business (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Traveler (16), Audiophile (15), Gear head (8), School (6)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (23)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (42), Yes (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent for hard of hearing

      I purchased two AE2 headphones, one for myself and and another for my brother who are both hard of hearing to use with bluetooth wireless headsets for watching tv and listening to internet...Read complete review

      I purchased two AE2 headphones, one for myself and and another for my brother who are both hard of hearing to use with bluetooth wireless headsets for watching tv and listening to internet radio.

      Although some may indicate the limited bass sounds is a negative, for the hard of hearing this along with good mid and high ranges is ideal creating excellent clarity and sound separation.

      The headphones are very comfortable and well built.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good quality but ....

      Wanted the headphones to watch DVDs on long plane trips. Thought that Bose would reduce the background/plane noise we hear with our existing headphones. While the quality of the sound from the Bose...Read complete review

      Wanted the headphones to watch DVDs on long plane trips. Thought that Bose would reduce the background/plane noise we hear with our existing headphones. While the quality of the sound from the Bose headphones is good it did not block out any more background noise than the ones we already have. We are returning these for a Bose upgrade.

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      5.0

      Very nice headphones

      By Doug

      from Enid, Ok

      About Me Gear Head, Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • With My Computer
      • Working

      Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

      I purchased these headphones to use at work during those times when I have lots of data entry to do and need to minimize the distractions around the office. I love that these headphones are light weight and they go around my ears instead of on my ear. They are very comfortable. And for the price and weight, they have a very good sound!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Disappointed

      By Shaq

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Working Out

        Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

        Kind of disappointed, as they don't sound that much better than the much cheaper in-ear headphones I was using.

        • Primary Use:
        • Working out
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Highly recommend

        By Lawnmowerman

        from Appleton,WI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer
          • Working

          Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

          Typical Bose product. Great value-beautiful sound.
          I wear them when I mow the lawn and they work great.
          My Sangean portable radio needs an FM antenna and it
          plugs into the headphone jack, With the Bose headphones I get FM reception. I'm very happy with
          this purchase.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          2nd best headphones I've ever heard

          By Kirk

          from Okeana, OH

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

            I purchased these as presents for audio engineers after purchasing a set for myself (a long time ago). The only headphones that I have heard that are better are the Bose QuietComfort's (I have 15's) with Active Noise Cancellation. The price on those was a bit too steep to swing for presents, and these sound almost as good.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            absolutely amazing!

            By levi the music

            from los angeles,ca

            About Me Teenager

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing

            Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

            i use these with my ipod, theyr extremely lightweight, comfortable, and quality sound with a perfect balacnce of bass & high's great for the price.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Balanced headphone

            By david chung

            from Jersey City, NJ

            About Me College Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

              great sound at reasonable price

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              clean sound

              By Michael

              from Skagway, Ak

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                Clear clean sound and the most comfortable phones I've tried...They block out outside sounds quite well due to the fit around the ear...bought a lot of cheaper headphones, bad mistake...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Affordable Bose headphones

                By DM DM

                from Brooklyn New York

                About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer
                  • Working

                  Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                  I previously owned the earlier versions of this headphone model. If you don't want to spend 300 on the latest model. This older model gives alot of bang for the buck.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Traveling
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Deal

                  By Cole Flynn

                  from Surprise Arizona

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working Out

                    Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                    Fits perfectly over ears and has great sound

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Headphones for the price

                    By Edward

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer
                      • Working

                      Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                      I wanted quality headphones for walking around the city. The external noise level is minimal and the quality of sound from these light ear phones is fantastic.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Surround Sound

                      By Ed

                      from Downey, CA

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices

                        Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                        If you want in the studio sound with surround sound effects then these BOSE headphones are just for you. You will not be disappointed. Stellar value for the price.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        B&H was great as usual...

                        By jaydrifts

                        from Lawrence, KS

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound
                        • Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Working

                        Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                        B&H was great as usual, however, AE2 was not up to my expectation. I had bought Monoprice 8323 before I purchased AE2. And to my surprise, Monoprice 8323 actually sounded more crisp and bass was also better. For some reason, the sound on AE2 was weak. I also bought QC15 from B&H, and they sound phenomenal. However, I was not satisfied with AE2.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        An excellent choice for at home use

                        By BigTXN

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                          Great sound, comfortable fit and light weight.
                          Unlike many others, I can hear stereo sound as it should be even though I wear hearing aids in both ears. I didn't think it was possible to do this with headphones. The on-the ear kind wouldn't work for me because the microphones are in the part of the hearing aids that are behind the ears.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Needs more bass

                          By Maayan

                          from Israel

                          About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                          • Cord Too Short

                          Best Uses

                          • Music
                          • Relaxing
                          • With My Computer
                          • Working

                          Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                          Great sound, bass, volume a little too low

                          • Primary Use:
                          • Listening to iPod
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          AE 2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones by Bose

                          By Gary

                          from Douglaston, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Compact
                          • Good Bass
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Working Out

                            Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                            These headphones meet my needs. I use them almost exclusively at the gym. My music is clear and undistorted. So far I am happy with them. I probably would be happier with the noise cancellation upgrade, but didn't want to spend the extra $100 or so.

                            • Primary Use:
                            • Working out
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Inlove!

                            By Me the gifter

                            from Orlando, FL

                            About Me Gear Head

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music
                              • With My Computer

                              Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                              I got this for my husband and he loves them! He said he can hear instuments in the music that he didn't hear before. He said they are amazing!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              As good as people have said

                              By John M

                              from Huddersfield, England

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Portable Devices
                                • With My Computer

                                Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                                I use these.headphones both on the IPhone & IPad
                                Very comfortable with very little external sound noise

                                • Primary Use:
                                • Listening to iPod
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Greta sounding headphones

                                By Steve

                                from Boston Area

                                About Me Frequent Traveler, Teenager

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Bass
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • Relaxing

                                  Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                                  great sounding nice base perfect clarity

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Listening to iPod
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Everything I expected from Bose!

                                  By Martin

                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Audio Editing
                                    • Home Audio
                                    • Music
                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Relaxing
                                    • Video editing
                                    • With My Computer
                                    • Working

                                    Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                                    These headphones are very comfortable and have outstanding sound. Equally as good for classical and pop. No deadness, no excessive bass or inappropriate midrange or treble peaks like a lot of other headphones suffer from. The cable is replaceable and they even have an accessory cable that includes a microphone for use with an iPhone. The AE2's are everything I expected from Bose,and then some!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Sound quality is great!

                                    By Fauzi

                                    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good Bass
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • No cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Audio
                                    • Music
                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Relaxing
                                    • Traveling
                                    • With My Computer

                                    Comments about Bose AE2 Around-Ear Audio Headphones:

                                    These headphones sound great with all kinds of music. They're crystal clear and very comfortable.

                                    • Primary Use:
                                    • Listening to iPod
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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