Rated 1 out of 5 by Ali Awful - Like wearing a diving bell!
Oh, Bose, the disappointment!!
I've been buying Bose products (including 3 pairs of earphones for several years now and usually could not speak more highly of their products. These earphones however, are terrible. I ignored reviews and bought them anyway based on my personal experience of Bose but sadly the reviews are spot on - it's like being underwater when you put them in your ears. The noise distortion is horrendous, you can barely hear yourself think. If you could keep perfectly still (defeats the point of the style of headphones) then you'd be fine! The tiniest of movements creates a horrible, crunchy, ruffling sound, almost like thunder.
Returned the product on Boxing Day and will consider the non-noise cancelling earphones. Big shame.
January 06, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paul1966 After 3 years
This is the second pair, I have owned.
The sound quality, is excellent, but I find that insulation splits, exposing the inner wires, at the points, nearest the plug & nearest the ear-pieces.
I did have an issue, on my first pair, with crackle, due to poor build quality, but they were replaced, without quibble.
January 03, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by RichardBoseDis Disappointing if you want music on the go
Had a previous set of Bose but this set want to enclose you from the outside world with the improved silicone ear fittings. This is a good idea except any, yes any movement of the cable gets amplified into the earphones.. Rub against zips, fabric etc and you will hear it. Also, I find that unless you get the fitting exact the sound is 'tinny'. Perhaps it's common in an enclosed, in ear fitting headphone....
Considering you may want to move and listen to music this is a problem... a BIG problem....
Under a 30 day return pledge and I will be returning....
December 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by F9 Dissapointed with this product!
Expecting the usual high quality of product from Bose, I thought I would get at least a couple of years of use from them. The sound quality and the design of earbuds themselves was what drew me to these although the strain relief and cable quality what what let this product down.
External noise would travel in the cable if worn when moving which was frustrating and reduced these to only being used when indoors.
The strain relief has just began to fail after only approximately 1 year of use causing the inline remote to stop working and affecting the sound quality.
November 20, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by philip Love the sound, poor cable quality
I currently own my second pair and I'm once again experiencing the same problem: the cable isn't of sufficient quality to survive normal use (i.e. headphones in use every day and storing them in the case). Just like the last one, this pair, too, broke near the connector, resulting in the mic in the remote failing. I found a workaround that'll hopefully allow me to use them a bit longer, but this is very disappointing; especially considering the headphones aren't even a year old yet. The sound, however, is great; absolutely loving it!
August 01, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rich37 Step down in quality
As a previous Bose owner was pleased to get new soundtrue's. Quickly became apparent that the sound quality is terrible and the design is totally not suitable for any form of physical exercise. The inline remote adds too much weight to the earphone and as such means it leaves the ear too readily. Zero bass and poor quality cabling leaves me VERy disappointed with this offering from Bose.
June 07, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by samib29 Brilliant sound, comfy and good at isolating noise
Being an existing Bose user of the sound docks and Cinemate systems i was unsure about these after seeing mixed reviews online, but decided to take the plunge and was worth every penny! I regularly commute on a bike via trails & road at high speed and wanted a set of earphone that would block out wind noise and traffic during the short road parts of my routes, and also be loud enough to get pumped for a ride and these exceptionally passed all of the above! comfy to wear, good isolation of wind and traffic noise and the sound is brilliant clarity and also loud enough even without going full power via iphone on a ride!! highly recommend to anyone. top marks.
May 25, 2016