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Bose AE2 Audio Headphones (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 442 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 2.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Noise5.0   above average
Weight5.0   above average
iPhone5.0   above average
Comfortable4.9   above average
Light4.8   above average
Volume4.7   above average
Design4.6   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Sound4.6   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.5   above average
Listening4.4   average
Music4.4   average
Microphone4.2   above average
Audio3.8   average
Cable3.3   average


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Audio

Audio:
"If I wiggle the heck out the cord, I get sound on both but it's a little frustrating when I turn my head and lose audio again However, the replacement cord works great."
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"The audio when taking calls is not the greatest."
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"I've had good experiences with Bose headphones so far starting with Bose IE2 Audio Headphones so I expected the Bose AE2i Audio Headphones to be even better but I was wrong."
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"The only cons is that bass isn't that strong but don't get me wrong, the audio quality is very clear."
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"If I wiggle the heck out the cord, I get sound on both but it's a little frustrating when I turn my head and lose audio again However, the replacement cord works great."
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"And it's nice that the audio jack is detachable and can easily be replaced if needed, instead of being built into the headphones and requires throwing away if the wire breaks."
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"the headphones are great for those who listen to more vocal music in quieter areas-lightweight-good sound-VERY comfortableHowever, they are NOT LOUD ENOUGH and LACK IN BASS for those who listen to music like hip hop house techno dance or anything that needs appreciable bass so my reccomendation are the audio technica ath-m50x they do not have a mic and are a bit heavier but are extremely better as far as sound performance just a little less comfortable but the sound is so good you forget about any of that"
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"I am not an audio expert by far but they sound great to me."
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Cable

Cable:
"Great headphones, but the cord was broken."
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"I don't recommend getting the A2i as the replacement cord with mic is expensive."
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"If I wiggle the heck out the cord, I get sound on both but it's a little frustrating when I turn my head and lose audio again However, the replacement cord works great."
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"But the hassle of a 6 foot cord deducts 2 stars."
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"They provide a flimsy little bag which does little more than keep the cord from getting tangled in your bag."
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"Great sound, very comfortable, and the addition of the controls on the cord (a replaceable cord, if you happen to damage it) is very convenient."
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"Great headphones, but the cord was broken."
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"If I wiggle the heck out the cord, I get sound on both but it's a little frustrating when I turn my head and lose audio again However, the replacement cord works great."
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"Also, I haven't had any problems with the cord, but I like that it detaches from the headphone portion so that if I ever needed to replace it I could for $6 without having to buy completely new headphones: http: smile."
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"I absolutely love the removable cable!"
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"Pretty long cord too."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"AE2i is very comfortable and less painful."
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"Very comfortable earphones offering excellent sound."
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"The comfort is superior and the sound quality is amazing."
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"A great choice for music lovers and for those who enjoy comfort."
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"Very comfortable and sounds clear."
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"Good sound, solid mic, very comfortable."
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Control

Control:
"Great sound, very comfortable, and the addition of the controls on the cord (a replaceable cord, if you happen to damage it) is very convenient."
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"Works great with my iPhone; built in controls and voice microphone."
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"The sound in these headphones is amazing, plus you can control the volume and the shuffle of the songs."
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"And I made sure to spend a few more bucks to get the AE2i (note the i) version, and the little clicker volume control in-line device works great."
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"Great sound, very comfortable, and the addition of the controls on the cord (a replaceable cord, if you happen to damage it) is very convenient."
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"Volume control works great on iOS devices and my Mac, but does not work at all with my PC."
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Design

Design:
"But the CoolerMasters were a big disappointment -- they had wonderful design, build quality, and so forth -- the only problem was they failed in the one way they really needed to work... the sound quality."
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"They have great sound details combined with light weight design and a comfort around the ear fit so it makes these pair of headphones ideal for use during long hours."
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"Its really light and you can change the wire, thats a good design! "
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"Excellent quality and design."
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"Very comfortable and rich looking design."
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"Design: Again ultra lightweight, Great design, mostly plastic but feel durable."
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Fit

Fit:
"At first they didn't seem as comfortable as I had hoped, especially when wearing hats (which I did very often), but all it took was some trial and error of what position and setting fit best."
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"The only problem is that they are large and fit over your ears, so sleeping becomes sort of difficult."
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"The other day I was listening music to and my friend thought that these headphones would be too big for him (he saw these headphones on my abnormal large head fitting very well) so I gave him the headphones for a few minutes and it fit just as well on his (normal) head."
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"They have great sound details combined with light weight design and a comfort around the ear fit so it makes these pair of headphones ideal for use during long hours."
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"They're foldable and they fit very nicely snug into their travel case that's included which makes it just right for her carry-on bag."
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"These are one of the best headphones I have ever had, great fit and sound."
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"Was a great fit comfort wise, but I guess I was hoping for better sound."
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"The Fit of the headphones is also great"
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Light

Light:
"Now...I give it a 3 star rating because they are very delicate and even light wear can be damaging."
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"good build, nice sound (nothing super special, but nice)they are really light, and around the ear is so comfortable"
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"Really light and comfortable."
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"They have great sound details combined with light weight design and a comfort around the ear fit so it makes these pair of headphones ideal for use during long hours."
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"The main thing that these would be considered for over the MDRV6's is how light and comfortable they are."
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"Part of their appeal is their light weight, I think that contributes to them being very comfortable."
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Listening

Listening:
"One should be able to get more than a few good listening session with zero problems."
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"At first I was disappointed with the bass but as I kept listening to music it gradually got better."
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"great listening to music with these"
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"Great sound I mostly use mine for listening to t. v. at night to not disturb others in house and there perfect for that."
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"After some years of trying different sets with mixed results, I feel I've finally found the all around performer I've been looking for, great all around listening sound and incredible comfort."
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"Great for a home theater system watching(listening) to movies as well."
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"This is the PERFECT length for listening to music from your phone."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I don't recommend getting the A2i as the replacement cord with mic is expensive."
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"Really disappointed that Bose does not bring out inbuilt mic and volume control for android devices."
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"Mic isn't as good as the one on the apple headphones."
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"Cons:Once I got them, I was disappointed at how high the mic was, it din't reach my mouth at all, so I felt like I needed to talk louder to be heard."
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"Works great with my iPhone; built in controls and voice microphone."
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"I don't use the mic too much but when I do I haven't had any complaints from the party on the other end of the call."
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"Pros: Lightweight Flexible Great Sound Low Price Mic RemoteCons: Really long cordSound By no means am I an audiophile, so I wont compare these to other high-end headphones."
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"Good sound, solid mic, very comfortable."
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"I love the sound quality, from the headphones themselves, butthe MICROPHONE and volume remote DOES NOT WORK with my Dell computer or Galaxy S3I called customer service, and Bose told me that it is not surprising that it doesn't work with my devicesagain, the audio works for all, the mic and remote only for iphones, ipads"
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Music

Music:
"Let me start by saying I have mazda 3 2013 and it came with Bose speakers, I could sit all day in my car listening to music, so when looking for headphones why not Bose, well just as I expected such a good sound quality I love them, I bought this as a gift for my husband but when his at work they are mine lol, shhh don't tell"
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"I don't recommend sleeping with them, but hey sometimes the music they deliver sends you off to lala land."
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"I read a lot of the reviews for this product and I think that many of the negative ones are by people who are very very obsessed with music quality to the point where nothing else really matters."
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"I think Bose is a company that music enthusiasts love to hate because they are the one of the biggest names in the space and people who don't necessarily know the most about music quality often label them as the best."
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"I've used them in cars (not while driving though, because they muffle external sound), buses, trains and airplanes, and in each situation they have still allowed me to hear my music loud and clear without being overwhelmed by the sounds surrounding me."
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"At first I was disappointed with the bass but as I kept listening to music it gradually got better."
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"I wear them mainly while cutting grass and they filter out the lawn mower noise and I can listen to my music good and clear! "
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"great listening to music with these"
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"All in all great product overall, definitely pick these up if you are into great music quality, you will not be disappointed."
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"Sound great too (I love music but I'm not an extreme audiophile)."
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"A great choice for music lovers and for those who enjoy comfort."
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Noise

Noise:
"I wear them mainly while cutting grass and they filter out the lawn mower noise and I can listen to my music good and clear! "
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"They drown out surrounding noise and sound fantastic."
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"Great sound even though they are not noise cancelling"
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"Again, their comfort is great, don't leak sound and are great for passive noise cancellation."
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"If you don't need noise cancellation, I think these sound wonderful."
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Price

Price:
"I'm am very disappointed that so much money was spent to get a Bose item and got such an inferior item."
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"Although, i can only comment on it's build, it is not a rugged or as durable in feel as to some other brands in the same price range (or lower)."
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"Not spectacular but very good for the price."
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"Both are same price and that was very confusing...I suggest u to buy AE2i if you listen to too much music..."
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"These are durable headphones but the case that is provided wont withhold any damage because its made of a type of cheap materialIf you Dont care about the Last paragraph, These are a great buy especially for the Price and Quality that Bose Provides."
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"I thought with the name and price that it would have made a huge difference, but I was wrong."
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"This is highly unacceptable for a supposedly high end item and high price as well."
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"However, the foam padding is starting to crumble and crack after only 2 years which is pretty disappointing considering that they weren't terribly inexpensive."
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"Overall, these are a fantastic pair of headphones for a reasonable price."
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"Pros: Lightweight Flexible Great Sound Low Price Mic RemoteCons: Really long cordSound By no means am I an audiophile, so I wont compare these to other high-end headphones."
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"Good product and price! "
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Quality

Quality:
"Let me start by saying I have mazda 3 2013 and it came with Bose speakers, I could sit all day in my car listening to music, so when looking for headphones why not Bose, well just as I expected such a good sound quality I love them, I bought this as a gift for my husband but when his at work they are mine lol, shhh don't tell"
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"My only complaint is that the build quality feels weak and fear that I will break them."
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"However, the bass and acoustic quality are not as good as I would have hoped from Bose."
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"The bass is weak and the acoustic quality gets sketchy at higher volumes."
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"I was very disappointed by the sound quality of these headphones."
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"Since I like them however, I continue to put up with the hassle of such poor quality in the components used to make it."
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"All in all great product overall, definitely pick these up if you are into great music quality, you will not be disappointed."
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"The comfort is superior and the sound quality is amazing."
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"Worth the buy if u looking for quality , packaging was good and came in about 3-5 business days ."
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"Very comfortable, but the sound quality is meh..."
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"Great sound quality, but don't expect too much bass out of these."
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Sound

Sound:
"Let me start by saying I have mazda 3 2013 and it came with Bose speakers, I could sit all day in my car listening to music, so when looking for headphones why not Bose, well just as I expected such a good sound quality I love them, I bought this as a gift for my husband but when his at work they are mine lol, shhh don't tell"
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"If I wiggle the heck out the cord, I get sound on both but it's a little frustrating when I turn my head and lose audio again However, the replacement cord works great."
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"Maybe they just need a longer burn in period, but as of now, they don't sound as good as the MDRV6's."
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"My first impression is clear sound, weak bass.. Thats why i gave 4 stars.."
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"The Bose hold on your head very well and adjust well and have good sound but too long of use can create heat and can irritate the ears."
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"He said they were missing that nice deep bass sound though."
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"They drown out surrounding noise and sound fantastic."
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"Very comfortable earphones offering excellent sound."
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"Great product great sound I like them better than Beats by Dre, and they are quite."
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"Awesome sound and comfort."
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"The comfort is superior and the sound quality is amazing."
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Travel

Travel:
"She loves the sound of them since she travels with her iThingies everywhere."
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"They're foldable and they fit very nicely snug into their travel case that's included which makes it just right for her carry-on bag."
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"These are decent headphones for travel or casual use."
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"For travel, it's great."
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"Comes with a cloth drawstring travel bag which is nothing special, but earphones are able to collapse the fit nicely in the bag for travel."
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Volume

Volume:
"The sound is crystal clear and at higher volumes also the clarity isnt compromised."
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"iPhone Volume Up Down feature works great."
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"It's the perfect volume for portable players."
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"These provided a way for me to make sure she could hear me noises around her but also giving her a good quality headset that doesn't require the volume cranked up to hear."
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"The sound in these headphones is amazing, plus you can control the volume and the shuffle of the songs."
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"At 20% volume on my laptop, the AKGs pump out nice sound, including good bass."
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Weight

Weight:
"Plus they are lightweight and from my experience pretty durable."
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"Pros: Lightweight Flexible Great Sound Low Price Mic RemoteCons: Really long cordSound By no means am I an audiophile, so I wont compare these to other high-end headphones."
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"They have great sound details combined with light weight design and a comfort around the ear fit so it makes these pair of headphones ideal for use during long hours."
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"Compact lightweight headphones that deliver perfect sound."
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"They are comfortable and lightweight so I can wear them for long periods of time."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"Works great with my iPhone; built in controls and voice microphone."
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"iPhone Volume Up Down feature works great."
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"I use mine with my iPhone and it's much, much easier to talk."
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"They sounded great on my sisters iphone but only so-so on my pc even being plugged into a good sound card."
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"I love it ,it was really good,smooth and comfortable .it fit in my iPhone tabletop and pic ."
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