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Bose Mie2i 326223-0080 Mobile Headset For Select Apple Products (black)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 1083 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 6.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Music4.7   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Comfortable4.5   average
Listening4.5   above average
Loud4.4   above average
Performance4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Range4.3   average
iPhone4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Price4.0   below average
Microphone3.9   average
Clip3.8   above average
Durability3.8   average
Packaging3.8   below average
Control3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average
Material3.3   below average
Remote3.3   average
Cable3.2   below average
Plug3.2   average
Speaker3.2   average
Button3.1   below average
Service3.1   below average
Rubber3.0   below average
Voice2.9   mediocre
Connector1.7   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"I got them from the BX on my base, But they disappointed me so bad I felt the need to make a special review on amazon to prevent anyone else from making the mistake of purchasing theses."
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"Now because of Amazon's crappy return policy, I am SOL."
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"Thinking that I had gotten a bad set of earbuds, had them replaced by Amazon and the same problem surfaced."
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"I get that are all types of styles and there is a fantastic review of three excellent headphones on Amazon under Quite Comfort 15.After six months use, I would say the wear on the ear buds is only slight compared to Apple where I'd be looking for a warranty exchange or a new pair of ear buds."
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"I love them - if the price is something one could handle, I would recommend them without further reservation or qualification5 stars to Amazon - super fast shipping, product arrived a day ahead of promised date"
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"Bose offers a 30 day refund policy and Amazon has a great one itself."
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"As soon as I finally realized that they were gone for good, I immediately ordered these from Amazon and got back to enjoying some great comfort and sound immediately!"
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"If Amazon's return policy for these headphones is as good as everything else, there is no reason not to try them."
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Balance

Balance:
"Perhaps not the best sound available but they do have that really pleasant balance that puts the music in the middle of your head."
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"I also feel that the bose headphones do not provide a great balance of sound, incredible as it sounds given the brand name."
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"I've read some reviews where there is a complaint regarding build quality and I think that the balance of weight makes them lighter than cans, the cables are reasonable and even thicker than the stock pods."
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"Whatever complaints I have about the balance of the sound, though, are made up for by the amazing soundstage."
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"*WITH* a bit of EQ, the balance is great, the sound is wonderfully detailed, and not the least fatiguing over hours of listening."
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"So, if you 1) like treble-heavy bass-shy balance, 2) get a deeper fit that maybe gives better balance, or 3) USE A DECENT EQUALIZER ON YOUR PHONE, which is pretty easy... then, I highly recommend these earbuds."
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"With these headphones there is a great balance there."
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"In short, I am stunned that Bose could mess up the quality of headphones that sound so great, even though the balance lacks a bit."
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"Bottom line: the Bose MIE2i strikes the best balance between practical use and great sound of any portable headphone I have used."
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Button

Button:
"I bought two and both despite that I not use them very often had their volume buttons broken off in less than 6 months."
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"The top volume button has become hard to press (twice - I sent to bose for a replacement once - needed to send them the broken one before I received a replacement, so holding off now)"
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"They stopped working within a month, the headphones is useless because the broken button kept activating volume."
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"They stopped working within four months and rendered the headphones useless because the broken button kept activating Siri on my iPhone."
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"I've read the other reviews and I can tell you that the button control failure has nothing to due with humidity sweat from working out."
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"Which I'm SURE the do, as I'm on my third pair in a year--each set breaking down with the same button failure."
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"I tried a few and then settled on this one because it's very comfortable during the long soul-draining conference calls, and because the volume buttons are very easy to control."
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"The phone mic and in-line button works well."
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"Everything from the wiring, to the included case, clip, and buttons on the microphone feel great."
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"The sound quality it great, but the buttons do not work."
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"The volume and play pause buttons are great."
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Cable

Cable:
"In both pair, the cord rubber degraded near the earpiece."
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"In this, my second pair, the cord rubber degraded near the plug."
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"The internal cable broke within six months, but Bose stands by their warranty and replaced them without hesitation."
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"But again, until they fix the cord problem with some other material, I wouldn't get these."
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"The downside for me is that the cord on the ear plugs are just to thin!"
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"The cable's distinct white black spiral pattern isn't all that spectacular, especially in that this cable tangles like no other."
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"Sound quality is great but rubber cord tears after a lot of use"
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"Good sound quality and good microphone, but rubber on cord goes bad and cracks in less than a year."
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"My ipod, these and the charge cable all fit in the nice zipper case it comes with."
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"The sound quality is excellent, not one can refute that, however, the cables keep breaking the exact same way rendering them useless after a few months."
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"Something that wraps the cable or protects the earbuds would be a nice inclusion."
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Clip

Clip:
"My only problem with it is the clip."
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"Update 7 11 15- The sound is still amazing, but this is about the time you will notice hardware problems, beginning with the alligator clip that will break."
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"My only complaint is that 1, the line clip fell off after about 6 months and is now gone forever, and 2, the increase volume button on the in-line mic doesn't have the same springyness that it had when I first got it, but it really isn't a big deal."
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"I withheld one star because I think it would be great if the little lapel clip that is included on other headset models I own by Bose was included on this one, decreasing any chance of losing the headset when walking around."
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"Everything from the wiring, to the included case, clip, and buttons on the microphone feel great."
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"One of the best features is the way they clip into your ear."
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"If you don't already have an EarPod, they are only $29, so even if you have to pay that in addition the the sprng clips, that's still cheaper than the Bose and works just as well for me."
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"I'm also looking into getting another clip somewhere which shows you how good the sound is otherwise I'd just throw these out."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Sound great, but not as comfortable as I would have liked."
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"These headphones are not worth the price due to their sound quality (which is fine, in my opinion, but not as good as many other headsets), but for their features and comfort."
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"Sound quality not great for the price (though adequate); comfortable but not 'intercontinental flight comfortable'; didn't last more than a year before it started having issues with both the handsfree (cold-calling and double press input being registered as single press) and the connection to the iPhone (losing sound in one ear).Was a solid handsfree."
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"I have a habit now of pushing the earbud back into my ear, even with my Beats with ear loops, but I resisted the temptation all the way to work (about a 30 minute commute via subway and walking), and not only were they so comfortable that it was easy to forget they were there, but they never budged even a little bit."
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"While you definitely can get better sound quality for this price, I challenge you to find a pair more comfortable."
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"I have small ears and iPhone headphones, and many many other headphones were uncomfortable in ear and would constantly fall out - these are so comfortable and they stay in! "
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"They are the most comfortable and best sounding for you money."
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"Great little headset - the earpieces are very comfortable - I use it on the airplane, at home when I want to watch a show quietly, and even when exercising."
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"The sound quality was excellent and the fit quite comfortable."
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"If, on the other hand, you care about comfort and controls, this set is great."
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"The sound quality is fantastic and the shape of the ear tips is really comfortable and secure."
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Connector

Connector:
"For the first few years Bose made these, there was a recurring problem with them shorting right at the jack."
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"The durability of the wire to the input jack is terrible."
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"My only complaint is that the wires wear out after a while near the connector that goes into the phone."
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"Most expire when plugged into sketchy airline headphone jacks, some have been ruined in the laundry, some have just had the cords fray or been ripped out by the random taxi seatbelt or similar."
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"My main complaint with the hardware is the 45 degree angled jack which I always feel will break if I accidentally drop my phone and have the jack stay with the phone, but there is always the warranty that covers that."
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"Then when they changed the design of the connector that also caused the headphones to fail prematurely."
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"The durability of the wire to the input jack is terrible."
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"Unfortunately, there is not a single brand that is so much comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, able to provide decent ambient sound elimination, cable quality and durability, appealing driver housing, great bass and vocal clarity, simplified control talk, solid L-shape 3.5mm jack housing and cute divider.2."
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"The connector is very good and small, the cord doesn't tangle, and there is a clip to attach the cord to your clothes."
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"Even the connector itself is great, because it has a 90 degree angle and doesnt get in the way at all."
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Control

Control:
"I had been using the Bose IE2 for a couple years with zero problems, and decided it'd be nice to have a mic basic controls incorporated, so upgraded to this headset."
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"I'm considering splicing my stock android earbud controls into this, but I'm worried I'll ruin these."
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"Although the sound quality is quite good & I liked the location & function of the control bar, the ear molds were not a good fit for me if I am moving around alot lie doing housework or riding my bike."
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"But today I noticed that the cord had frayed right near the volume control, and it's in a spot that just isn't going to be able to be fixed."
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"The sound quality is fantastic (no doubt for Bose products).It's incredibly durable (not easy for headset).And the inline remote control part works so well with Apple products!"
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"And the inline controls ALREADY failed."
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"I probably would recommend the headset that allows you to control the volume - the set I bought did not have that feature."
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"I have owned these earbuds since March 2012.The Bose MIE2i mobile earphones sound fantastic and answer calls control music on any Apple device."
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"If, on the other hand, you care about comfort and controls, this set is great."
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"The inline controls work pretty well and people can hear me well using the inline microphone."
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"I tried a few and then settled on this one because it's very comfortable during the long soul-draining conference calls, and because the volume buttons are very easy to control."
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Durability

Durability:
"In conclusion, perfect sound but horrible durability."
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"The durability of the wire to the input jack is terrible."
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"Bose MIE2 Mobile Headset with mike (not for iphone): I've looked at Bose devices for years, and they always seem overpriced, poorly supported (lots of complaints about mechanical failures and Bose not replacing the item), durability."
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"The one criticism I have is the durability of the wires."
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"Durability 5 5 (so far):At first I was a bit worried about their durability, based on other reviews, so I purchased a 2-year extended warranty."
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"Love the sound quality and fit, but the durability of this headset is extremely lacking."
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"I'm tempted to give these only three stars due to durability, but I love everything else about them."
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"In conclusion, perfect sound but horrible durability."
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"The included contents are really nice, the build and durability is great, but again low, thick bass frequencies are a total let down for the genres I mentioned."
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"Sound is excellent, but what truly won me over was their durability."
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Fit

Fit:
"My biggest complaints about standard earbuds are that they have awful sound, they are hard, don't fit well in my ears, and they make my ears hurt after an hour or so."
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"Although the sound quality is quite good & I liked the location & function of the control bar, the ear molds were not a good fit for me if I am moving around alot lie doing housework or riding my bike."
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"I purchased these directly from a Bose outlet store in SLC and was very impressed with the quality and fit, as i have had trouble with uncomfortable earbuds in the past."
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"The sound was ok but the fit in my ear was not good."
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"The only negative would be the fit."
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"Bought this one for the newer ear fit, but felt a bit disappointed with the sound itself."
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"Fits comfortably for me and I have larger than average ears."
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"The sound quality was excellent and the fit quite comfortable."
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"The only positive about this headset: it fits well in your ears, otherwise a $5 headset doing the the same job."
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"Excellent sound, and very comfortable fit."
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"Love the sound quality and fit, but the durability of this headset is extremely lacking."
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Jogging

Jogging:
"The Positive:Fantastic soundRemains in ear when jogging (does not fall out like some others)The Negative:One major design flaw, the mice and buttons are too high up so when running they tend to rub against your face."
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"I have used these earbuds for jogging and they began failing intermittently after about 6 months."
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"It's supposed to stabilize the tip in your upper ear (which would probably be a bonus for someone wearing them while jogging or such), but I find it uncomfortable."
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"The fit is very secure -- they don't budge when I go jogging in them, and I don't get too much of that annoying cord-bounce noise that most headphones have when running."
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"The Positive:Fantastic soundRemains in ear when jogging (does not fall out like some others)The Negative:One major design flaw, the mice and buttons are too high up so when running they tend to rub against your face."
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"On the other hand, they are a good choice for jogging as you can hear cars and other road hazards."
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"Best buds I have owned to date, great sound, comfortable, dont fall out while jogging."
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"They are also incredibly comfortable and remains in your ear when jogging."
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"Good if you are jogging down the street so you can hear things around you, but bad if you really want to block out the noise like on in an airplane trip."
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Level

Level:
"Normally, earbuds don't do well with low volume levels, and while there is some fidelity loss at the lowest volume settings, the sound quality is still better than I've heard from any other set of earbuds."
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"I've owned these headphones since December 22nd, 2013...barely 10 months and the sound up down and next previous buttons on the main sound line seldom work;(I love the sound of the speakers but it is a pain to adjust sound and music from the controller located on the main wire...aka to adjust these controls, I have to take my phone out of my pocket to adjust sound levels or change the song...pretty inconvenient for a $116 pair of headphones!"
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"I am not expecting anything to last forever but I am upset with the level of customer service that Bose has to offer - especially for a loyal customer."
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"When I tried them on the train the ambient noise overwhelmed them to the extent that I had to turn them up to an uncomfortable level."
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"I have use other products as well but the sound quality and the level of comfort isn't as good."
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"I think that probably because of the lack of isolation, Bose boosts the levels in an attempt to compensate."
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"* The sound is excellent, even at low levels."
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"I've owned these headphones since December 22nd, 2013...barely 10 months and the sound up down and next previous buttons on the main sound line seldom work;(I love the sound of the speakers but it is a pain to adjust sound and music from the controller located on the main wire...aka to adjust these controls, I have to take my phone out of my pocket to adjust sound levels or change the song...pretty inconvenient for a $116 pair of headphones!"
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"The Bose IE2's are great in terms of the highs and mids, the comfort level is awesome too."
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"The sound quality is good although other brands at this level may have better quality, none of them stay in my ear."
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"Not up to the Bose OTE sound level but very acceptable in a lightweight, easy to carry set."
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Listening

Listening:
"While Apple's basic headset is no where as good for music, phone calls that come in while listening to music are absolutely clear."
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"The absolute only drawback is that other persons can hear what you are listening to in a quiet environment."
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"Thought I was going deaf... Nope, just listening to crappy earphones... :)If you have the money, I highly recommend!"
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"Even listening in a quiet hotel room, I was disappointed in the performance of a product produced by a company with Bose's reputation."
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"After just about an hour of listening my ears begin to really become uncomfortable."
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"The sound when listening to music is good, better than other brands I have owned like Sony, Skullcandy, Sennheiser etc., but you pay for it with the higher cost."
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"Though the sound is good, you can't turn them up very loud : (And if your like me, when your listening to your favorite tunes you don't want limits on the volume!"
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"I enjoy listening to music in these."
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"Great clarity of sound even when listening while riding a motorcycle, and (CAPS intentional ) THEY STAY IN MY EARS AT SPEED !"
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"These worked well for 3 years with moderate usage (listening to music in bed or a long phone call with a friend or client) but I was extremely disappointed that my left ear bud gave out and that the warranty only lasts for 1 year."
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Loud

Loud:
"They were not comfortable for me and wouldn't turn up loud enough on a lot of the songs on my iPhone 5s."
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"I have noticed some issues in loud environments where it becomes extremely hard to hear."
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"Though the sound is good, you can't turn them up very loud : (And if your like me, when your listening to your favorite tunes you don't want limits on the volume!"
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"This were great they met my expectations they are very comfortable and have great sound quality and get really loud and still keep quality"
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"In short, I hear two things: 1) How loud they go and 2) how clear they are."
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"The sound was loud and crystal clear, and I arrived at work with a big smile on my face."
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"Of course these don't cancel the noise in a plane so you still hear the non-stop talker, the crying baby and the drone of the jet engines but the sound is loud and clear enough that you can still enjoy music or a movie."
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Material

Material:
"But again, until they fix the cord problem with some other material, I wouldn't get these."
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"faulty material."
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"If you are a music lover and care aesthetic beauty and art in the material you use, earphone makers have a greater challenge to accomplish which none of them will be sure daring to set forth."
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"We hate most of the look and feel of the earphones material."
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"I can only attribute this unfortunate circumstance to inferior materials at a superior price."
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"Not sure what other reviewers are whining about on the material.. they seem to be pretty solid.. they're supposed to be lightweight folks (plastics and composites)."
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"It's such a soft, comfortable material and even while riding a bike, they don't budge."
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"If Bose would use a more quality, durable material for their cord, I would give these 5 stars."
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"Most of the midrange and high-range earphones have been using disgusted material that neither looks pleasing, nor feels awesome."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I had been using the Bose IE2 for a couple years with zero problems, and decided it'd be nice to have a mic basic controls incorporated, so upgraded to this headset."
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"The only mistake I made was buying the ones that didn't have a microphone."
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"The only problem is that the remote and mic will stop working at some point, so I would recommend getting an extended warranty for replacement."
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"Unfortunately after using them for about 7 months the mic volume pause stopped working."
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"Pros:Great soundComfortableCons:Microphone is horrible"
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"The only problem is the microphone."
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"The inline controls work pretty well and people can hear me well using the inline microphone."
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"Good sound quality and good microphone, but rubber on cord goes bad and cracks in less than a year."
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"The microphone works great as well."
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"The sound quality is really good but the mic is lackluster -- picking up wind and my shirt moving around while walking."
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"The phone mic and in-line button works well."
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Music

Music:
"I would say these work wonderful for people with appreciation for music, but if you're the type who like your windows to rattle in the car to your music while you scream the lyrics, you might not be as pleased."
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"Any longer and it just starts to be unpleasant, as I'm focusing on the pain more than the music."
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"Not only do they sound fantastic for whatever kind of music I listen to (mostly metal), they are incredibly durable."
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"Sound quality is amazing when I play music, I'm just frustrated I paid extra to have the phone capability and can't use it."
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"No, you won't feel drum n bass music painfully blasting your eardrum, but the frequency response is nice and even from the lows to the highs."
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"The right earbud broke and no longer plays music."
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"I have owned these earbuds since March 2012.The Bose MIE2i mobile earphones sound fantastic and answer calls control music on any Apple device."
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"Just imagine hearing your music perfectly with no distortion and still hearing what else is going on around you."
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"It also plays music well, with rich tones and clear treble."
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"The sound when listening to music is good, better than other brands I have owned like Sony, Skullcandy, Sennheiser etc., but you pay for it with the higher cost."
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"I use them to listen to music and I thought Bose was supposed to have amazing sound, but they sound the same as the headphones I got with my iPhone."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"While Amazon always tries to make the package user friendly, the BOSE packaging is terrible."
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"Each maker seems focusing only at one area missing the whole package we are obliged to pay for."
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"Most of the earphones packages just suck, frustrate and even make the feel of having the purchase worse."
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"While Amazon always tries to make the package user friendly, the BOSE packaging is terrible."
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"Give me the earpiece in such a package that even an 8-year-old kid becomes happy to open it from the box."
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"I believe that if the following ideas are mixed in one simple package, you goanna have the best earphones ever:1."
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"Not only Sony, seems like almost all makers have lost their taste in innovation that is inherited with the best practiced engineering, craftsmanship, art, science & technology, comfort, simplicity and design in one simple package."
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Performance

Performance:
"For now, no issues, good sound, reliable performance, definitely a full sound from an iPhone headset."
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"Even listening in a quiet hotel room, I was disappointed in the performance of a product produced by a company with Bose's reputation."
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"She is very happy with the performance, likes the volume control feature."
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"Good performance."
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"In reality, they perform very well and I am quite happy with my choice, but, for less money, I think that I could have found an equivalent pair of earbuds."
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"I listen to a wide range of music, but I always want good performance in Hip-Hop music in my earbuds."
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"Performance of these earphones is great."
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Plug

Plug:
"In this, my second pair, the cord rubber degraded near the plug."
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"The downside for me is that the cord on the ear plugs are just to thin!"
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"In this, my second pair, the cord rubber degraded near the plug."
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"Other plugs would be painful to stay in my ears, and they would constantly fall out, but the stay hear tips keeps them comfortably in place."
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"First set broke a wire near the plug."
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"The connection at the plug on the phone side seems a little flimsy and the wires on the headset side are a small gauge."
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"Tears apart too easily at plug."
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"By far the best plugs I have used."
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"I gave it 3 stars because the headset seems like a quality product and it is durable also it comes with a nice case but once you plug them in they sound like a $25 headphone on sale at target."
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"Sound is good, and the ear plugs fit well (small ears)."
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"The ear plugs are super comfortable."
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Price

Price:
"Sound quality not great for the price (though adequate); comfortable but not 'intercontinental flight comfortable'; didn't last more than a year before it started having issues with both the handsfree (cold-calling and double press input being registered as single press) and the connection to the iPhone (losing sound in one ear).Was a solid handsfree."
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"For the price, its not a good buy :("
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"It's just ridiculous that these Bose folks can't design something better than this flimsy, cheap rubber."
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"While you definitely can get better sound quality for this price, I challenge you to find a pair more comfortable."
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"it was very dissappointing considering the 100.00 price."
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"The one problem I have is the extreme purchase price which makes it tough on me when I misplace them."
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"Great price for a wonderful sounding product."
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"They are the most comfortable and best sounding for you money."
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"For the quality of the materials and sound I guess a price point around 150 $ is reasonable."
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"Wonderful sound, worth the price"
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"For the price, these are EASILY the best on the market."
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Quality

Quality:
"These headphones are not worth the price due to their sound quality (which is fine, in my opinion, but not as good as many other headsets), but for their features and comfort."
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"Sound quality not great for the price (though adequate); comfortable but not 'intercontinental flight comfortable'; didn't last more than a year before it started having issues with both the handsfree (cold-calling and double press input being registered as single press) and the connection to the iPhone (losing sound in one ear).Was a solid handsfree."
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"Really wish Bose would improve the quality of their cords, as I've seen this problem on many friends' headsets as well."
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"But the quality of that headphone is NOT great!"
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"While sound quality is decent build quality is horrible."
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"The sound quality was excellent and the fit quite comfortable."
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"Great quality, perfect for traveling."
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"I love the sound quality and these are the only earbuds I have ever been able to find that stay in my ears, but for the pricetag I expected them to last longer than 15 months."
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"The sound quality is fantastic and the shape of the ear tips is really comfortable and secure."
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"Sound quality is great but rubber cord tears after a lot of use"
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Range

Range:
"Problems:The audio range is really odd."
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"The bass was not clear and the high treble range sounded crackly."
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"As far as volume goes, though, I have never heard them distort within comfortable listening ranges."
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"I listen to a wide range of music, but I always want good performance in Hip-Hop music in my earbuds."
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"These are the best headphones for this price range that I have tried that can produce this quality of sound."
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"The Bose MEI2i are one of the best headphones I have ever owned, but what makes them so wonderful is not just sound clarity and the range they provide."
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"Would definitely recommend these given the price range! "
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Response

Response:
"No, you won't feel drum n bass music painfully blasting your eardrum, but the frequency response is nice and even from the lows to the highs."
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"For your hip-hop fix, they offer great bass response, but the detail in the treble is distinctly lacking."
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"However, his response was WOW mom - these are AMAZING!"
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"BUT, they have a VERY good response to the frequencies in Hip-Hop."
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"I am not a big fan of noise canceling earphones that require a tight seal for good bass response."
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"Since the set is able to drive a significant bass response, I can isolate myself in sound immersion."
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Rubber

Rubber:
"The rubber degrades quickly."
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"In both pair, the cord rubber degraded near the earpiece."
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"In this, my second pair, the cord rubber degraded near the plug."
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"In the first pair, the cord rubber degraded near the earpiece."
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"In this, my second pair, the cord rubber degraded near the plug."
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"It's just ridiculous that these Bose folks can't design something better than this flimsy, cheap rubber."
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"Sound quality is great but rubber cord tears after a lot of use"
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"Good sound quality and good microphone, but rubber on cord goes bad and cracks in less than a year."
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"I bought these headphones over a year ago and they do sound very good but the rubber sheath (black & white) that protects the electric cable is made of low quality material."
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"The rubber ear holder fits comfortably without sealing the ear cavity so there's not that odd sensation of hearing your teeth chomp, etc (like when you plug your ears with your fingers or go underwater)."
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"The new type of rubber fits really well in my ear."
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Service

Service:
"I am not expecting anything to last forever but I am upset with the level of customer service that Bose has to offer - especially for a loyal customer."
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"Bose customer service is replacing them but unfortunately they do not do advanced-exchange and they're making me pay for shipping."
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"Well, that's my reaction to Bose's terrible customer service and incredibly short-lived and apparently poorly made products for you."
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"However my 3rd pair just broke and despite their service, it's become a huge inconvenience, considering the time spent on the phone with support, going to the post office with the return and waiting for the replacement."
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"I would say that's adequate but not great customer service."
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"Also Monster has horrible customer service."
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"I told the customer service rep. that I'd need to think it over, to which is responded, well, what did you think was going to happen on this call?"
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"Thanks for --Technotron Computers, good product, good service, I love it so much, 5 star!"
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"Bose customer service was great."
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"Reputation for customer serviceFinally, understand that Bose has a pretty great customer service track record."
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"Well, that's my reaction to Bose's terrible customer service and incredibly short-lived and apparently poorly made products for you."
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Size

Size:
"I do not much like the new design - the small doesn't sit well on my ears, while the medium hurts."
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"Spending over $100 on small earbuds feels weird, though the build quality is immediately evident compared to something like a $20 pair of Skullcandys."
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"But there is small problem and that is the wires!"
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"The only downside is that the cords get tangled some times but that is a small price to pay with all the other great features."
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"I tried the different sizes but they were never totally comfortable."
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"Only small drawback is the controls only pause and dont' change volume or FF songs on my iPhone."
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"It comes with a small soft case for ease of carrying."
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"I have difficulties to find a comfortable pair of earbuds, My ears are small."
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"I have small ears and the fit is great."
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"The earbuds are soft and come in adjustable sizes, and they stay in place without being painful."
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"I have small ear canal but these are so comfortable."
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Sound

Sound:
"My biggest complaints about standard earbuds are that they have awful sound, they are hard, don't fit well in my ears, and they make my ears hurt after an hour or so."
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"Sound great, but not as comfortable as I would have liked."
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"These headphones are not worth the price due to their sound quality (which is fine, in my opinion, but not as good as many other headsets), but for their features and comfort."
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"Sound quality not great for the price (though adequate); comfortable but not 'intercontinental flight comfortable'; didn't last more than a year before it started having issues with both the handsfree (cold-calling and double press input being registered as single press) and the connection to the iPhone (losing sound in one ear).Was a solid handsfree."
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"Soundwise I still prefer my Klipsh S4i, they sound slightly better, but, by all means does not mean the Bose does not sound good."
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"While sound quality is decent build quality is horrible."
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"Great price for a wonderful sounding product."
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"The sound is amazing."
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"They are the most comfortable and best sounding for you money."
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"* The sound is excellent, even at low levels."
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"Although the sound is nice, I'm done with these over-priced, poorly constructed Bose earphones."
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Sport

Sport:
"Bose suggested I buy their Sport version however I've read the same complaints about sweat breaking the in-line mic."
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"Looking at the more durable sport version, it doesn't seem like this weak area has been addressed."
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"I've also used them for running, and they absolutely don't move - perfect (check out the sport edition SIE2I as well).SOUNDThe sound is excellent - bass not to strong, and highs really crisp."
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"Only CONS that I found on it: is that the application control of the headphone(inline volume, track selection, and voice control)on MIE2i model, is easy to damaged if you're a runner or sport man(women)."
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"That is why I am giving this 3 stars as the sound is great but I would probably spend the extra cash for the sport versions when these headphones do fully disintegrate."
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"The design is perfect for sports, where a lot of physical activity is going on; they don't fall out."
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"I had initially debated between these and the new bose sports headphones, however, I decided to go with these as it was cheaper and I liked the color more (the mic placement on the sie2i does look better though)."
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"Looking at the more durable sport version, it doesn't seem like this weak area has been addressed."
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"Perfect for snowboarding, biking, or any other sport requiring a helmet."
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Value

Value:
"For the price, these are a terrible value."
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"Value - 5 10Here's where we come to the major downside to these headphones - the bang for your buck."
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"They make me happy, and I value that more than brute accuracy.3."
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"Good value for turn money."
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"Price is perfect for its value, and it works so well! "
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"Excellent value for the product."
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"What makes these such a great value is Bose stands behind their 1 year warranty without any questions."
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Voice

Voice:
"but I've been delighted by the sound quality for calls where the people i'm speaking with are on a speaker phone (so it's hard to make out their voices) and or I have background noise and need to hear just the voices on the call I'm on (e. g., in a car)."
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"Person on the other end of the call always complained of poor voice quality...no matter how strong the signal was."
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"My primary criteria included hardwire ( hard to loose and no charging ), voice pickup and finally sound quality and controls."
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"I understand why it needs to be that high (better reception of voice for calls) but even it being that high i've been told that i was hard to hear."
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"Only CONS that I found on it: is that the application control of the headphone(inline volume, track selection, and voice control)on MIE2i model, is easy to damaged if you're a runner or sport man(women)."
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"If only that was the worst part...It's not simply that they don't work but will constantly skip songs, fast forward songs, stop, and (worst of all) activate voice control every 5-20 seconds."
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"Moreover, since I specifically wanted a model with a microphone (I have the MIE2i), I appreciate being able to hear my own voice outside of my head as I have phone conversations."
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"The mic is also good and works well with Siri and for phone calls and voice messages."
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"The voice quality is superior and at par with most of the ones available in the market."
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"They work great for phone calls microphone picks up voice very well and not to much background noise."
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"Callers have been commenting how clear my voice would be, and I just smile."
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Volume

Volume:
"Normally, earbuds don't do well with low volume levels, and while there is some fidelity loss at the lowest volume settings, the sound quality is still better than I've heard from any other set of earbuds."
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"I bought two and both despite that I not use them very often had their volume buttons broken off in less than 6 months."
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"The top volume button has become hard to press (twice - I sent to bose for a replacement once - needed to send them the broken one before I received a replacement, so holding off now)"
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"Unfortunately after using them for about 7 months the mic volume pause stopped working."
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"But today I noticed that the cord had frayed right near the volume control, and it's in a spot that just isn't going to be able to be fixed."
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"it increase my volume automatically it is just annoying ...."
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"I have really good hearing, so I typically have the volume on my phone set very, very low."
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"I probably would recommend the headset that allows you to control the volume - the set I bought did not have that feature."
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"I tried a few and then settled on this one because it's very comfortable during the long soul-draining conference calls, and because the volume buttons are very easy to control."
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"She is very happy with the performance, likes the volume control feature."
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"The sound quality is excellent as expected but there seems to be somewhat of a lack of volume"
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Warranty

Warranty:
"After just one year of use and after just a month after the one-year warranty expires, they broke."
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"But no - they made it VERY clear that even if it was a factory default that it was passed its limited warranty and that it was my problem."
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"These worked well for 3 years with moderate usage (listening to music in bed or a long phone call with a friend or client) but I was extremely disappointed that my left ear bud gave out and that the warranty only lasts for 1 year."
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"They're more than happy to fix problems in warranty, and generally very willing to fix problems out of warranty (either flat-out or by offering significant discounts on replacements).In sum, I love these earbuds."
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"I am not well versed on the International warranty policy here in India where I moved back recently."
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"Great warranty policy!"
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"They will undoubtably break well within the warranty, so you can just go through that cycle endlessly."
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"The only problem is that the remote and mic will stop working at some point, so I would recommend getting an extended warranty for replacement."
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"Bose replaces within warranty and are pretty good at giving you a price break outside warranty."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"The part of the wire that enters the iphone ipod controller becomes exposed and then damaged."
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"I have small ears and iPhone headphones, and many many other headphones were uncomfortable in ear and would constantly fall out - these are so comfortable and they stay in! "
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"I bought this for my iPhone 4S, in order to replace the crappy Apple Earbuds."
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"They stopped working within four months and rendered the headphones useless because the broken button kept activating Siri on my iPhone."
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"These don't work great with the iphone, and sometimes when someone calls they can't hear you talk, so I have to unplug them and talk."
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"Before I'd find myself frequently taking my iPhone out of my pocket to change the volume which is a big hassle."
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"I use them to listen to music and I thought Bose was supposed to have amazing sound, but they sound the same as the headphones I got with my iPhone."
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"I use a equalizer app on my iPad and iPhone when I listen to certain music and they sound PHENOMENAL..."
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"Was very undecided on whether to break down and get them since my iPhone came with very good headphones."
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"Sound quality is good but like the stock iPhone ear buds sweat will break these within six months."
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"The i version works beautifully with the iPhone 5S."
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