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Bose AE2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1759 reviews of Bose AE2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and comfort also get good comments, whereas opinions about the reliability and durability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose AE2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose AE2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Bose AE2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The price and comfort also get good opinions, but many are less positive about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the size.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose AE2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 686 user reviews of Bose AE2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the bass quality and price. The portability and comfort are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, price, bass quality

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Bose AE2

 

Bose headphones that are decent value? Who'd have thunk it.

Probably Bose's best-looking headphones yet ; Extremely comfortable ; Balanced, high-end style sound

Hollow-sounding mids ; Loose grip not great for runners

Although the Bose AE2 headphones don't offer Bose's signature noise cancellation technology, a much cheaper price point and more balanced sound signature mark them out as an excellent alternative to the QuietComfort 15s. These are very comfortable...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose AE2w

 

Immersive vocals, Open and detailed sound, Light and comfortable, Can connect to two devices simultaneously, Good at blocking external noise

Slightly hard in the treble, Bass isn’t as tight as we’d like, Distortion at higher volumes, Leak some sound

They trump their rivals in terms of comfort, and deliver a detailed, spacious sound. But the AE2ws struggle to stay poised in the higher and lower frequencies

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Bose AE2 review

 

In the headphone realm, Bose is probably best known for its noise-canceling (NC) line of QuietComfort models. But it's long made some non-NC models, including an around-the-ear design as well as an on-ear design. Bose has shortened those names to AE...

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed earcups isolate wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold flat; detachable cord; detailed sound with well-defined bass.

Sound can be a tad brash.

If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the price.

Nov, 2010

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Bose® AE2 Audio Headphones

 

The AE2 Audio Headphones introduce a new dimension of sound reproduction that completely immerses the listener in the music being played. At high frequencies, these audio headphones deliver an expressive soundscape, and bass frequencies are reproduced...

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose AE2

 

The Bose AE2 brings comfortable fit to a headphone pair that skips noise cancellation in favor of audio performance.

Solid, distortion-free audio performance. Some unexpected sub-bass response. Very lightweight and comfortable. Folds flat for easy storage.

Sculpted frequency response not ideal for audiophiles. ¼-inch adapter is not included.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose AE2 review: Bose AE2

 

Bose AE2

Lightweight and comfortable design; sealed earcups isolate wearer from ambient noise; headphones fold flat; detachable cord; detailed sound with well-defined bass.

Sound can be a tad brash.

If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the price.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (headphoneinfo.com)

Bose AE2

 

Meet the AE2, an entry-level option from Bose. Despite the brand recognition and reputation of Bose, these headphones fall flat in performance for their price range. With a poor frequency response and some distortion issues, they may not be a good fit...

Overall, the Bose AE2s aren’t a bad entry-level bet, but you can definitely do better no matter what you’re looking for in headphones. The cost is a little hard to swallow for the performance they give, but if you can find them for cheaper than MSRP,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com.au)

Bose AE2

 

If you can't afford Bose's noise-cancelling models, the Bose AE2s — and their improved design and sound quality — make for a good alternative at half the price.

Lightweight and comfortable design ; Sealed earcups isolate wearer from ambient noise ; Headphones fold flat ; Detachable cord ; Detailed sound with well-defined bass

Sound can be a tad brash

Via CNET.com

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : consumersearch.com (consumersearch.com)

Bose AE2W

 

However, these Bose wireless headphones justify their high price tag with good sound quality, superior comfort and their unique dual-pairing feature. Their build quality is solid, and we saw virtually no complaints about product failures. Their funny...

Very good sound quality, Good wireless performance, Pair with two devices at once, Very comfortable

Weak volume level, Inelegant looks

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Bose AE2

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Overall, the Bose AE2s aren’t a bad entry-level bet, but you can definitely do better no matter what you’re looking for in headphones. The cost is a little hard to swallow for the performance they give, but if you can find them for cheaper than MSRP,...

Jul, 2011

Price comparison for Bose AE2

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Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II for Apple...
Music sounds deep, clear and lifelike
£88.00 TO SHOP
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II...
Deep, immersive sound, improved EQ performance for wireless headphones. Wireless range up to 9 meter
£145.00 TO SHOP
Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Bluetooth...
Deep, immersive sound, improved EQ performance for wireless headphones. Care Tips:Do not allow moisture to...
£114.00 TO SHOP
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones...
Three levels of world class noise cancellation for a better listening experience in any environment
£198.00 TO SHOP
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless Headphones...
Industry leading wireless headphones let you adjust the level of noise cancellation to suit your environment
£229.00 TO SHOP
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones...
Three levels of world class noise cancellation for a better listening experience in any environment
£219.00 TO SHOP
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling...
The best-performing around-ear headphones from Bose. Significant noise reduction and Lifelike sound you...
£134.00 TO SHOP
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Black, with...
Keep your phone in your pocket and your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants for music...
£289.00 TO SHOP
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones...
Three levels of world class noise cancellation for a better listening experience in any environment
£250.00 TO SHOP
Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones - Black
Lithium-ion battery provides seven hours of listening time
£105.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling...
Bose® QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Silver
£289.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; SoundLink™ Around Ear Wireless Headphones...
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£199.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; Soundsport Wireless Earphones Aqua
Bose® Soundsport Wireless Earphones Aqua
£129.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; Soundsport Wireless Earphones Citron
Bose® Soundsport Wireless Earphones Citron
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Bose #174; Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Black
Bose® Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Black
£349.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; SoundLink™ Around Ear Wireless Headphones...
Bose® SoundLink™ Around Ear Wireless Headphones II White
£199.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; Soundsport Free Wireless Headphones Black
Bose® Soundsport Free Wireless Headphones Black
£179.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling...
Bose® QuietComfort 35 II Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Black
£299.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; Soundsport Wireless Earphones Black
Bose® Soundsport Wireless Earphones Black
£129.00 TO SHOP
Bose #174; QuietComfort® 20i MK2 Noise Cancelling...
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£239.00 TO SHOP

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