3Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

3Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II
4.5

75 reviews

PositivevsNegative
91% · 683 · 4%

Build Quality
4.0
Value for Money
3.7
Sound Quality
4.3
Bass
3.9
Comfort
4.6
Battery Life
4.7
Bluetooth
4.4
Noise Cancellation
4.5
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Reviews

75 reviews
Sam
SamNorthern Region, NSW30 posts
 

Exceptional listening experience with perfect comfort

The around-ear comfort is exceptional as I use them up to 10 hours a day sometimes, the noise reduction is very good, the audio quality is simply incredible, and takes your listening experience to a new level. Very easy to use and they look classy! Show details
Ben
BenGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 

Definitely won’t buy these again

The headphones stopped working after only 2.5 years... they just wouldn't charge up even after trying multiple cables and leaving them on charge for 6 hours.
Bose advised the warranty is for only 2 years and offered to sell me another pair at 20%off... but as if I would buy them again when they only lasted 2.5 years.
Definitely won’t buy these again Show details
Ryan Lockwood
Ryan Lockwood3 posts
 
Value for Money
Bass
Comfort
Ben
Ben
 
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Gaela and Russell
Gaela and RussellCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC85 posts
  Verified

Great, lightweight headphones

These are used for TV listening late at night after the new TV didn't have a cable connection.

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable to wear, good battery life and excellent noise cancellation.
Cons: The absence of a charger at this price point is disappointing

Can't speak to the BT range as it's probably less than 3 metres away but it holds a stable connection with no drop outs.

Audio Quality: audio quality isn't up to the that of the Sony MDR-CD780 that we used to use but they are also much heavier. It is, however, better than the Sennheiser HD 65TV which we've been using lately although they are obviously at a lower price point.

Summary: Probably reasonable value at the price point but a charger would have been nice. Show details

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Emanon01
Emanon01Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC16 posts
 

Bluetooth Headphones - Bose branded

I have had these for over a year now and can say the pros are:
- the quality of sound
- battery life
- comfort
- Bluetooth connectivity
- easy to use
Cons are:
- Accessories in the box
- charging cord short
- cushion padding easily disfigured
- NOT NOISE CANCELLING
Other than those minor cons I would recommend this model. Show details
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mic
mic7 posts
 

Disappointing sound for the money

I was very disappointment with the sound for the price point of these, I say just suck it up and get the Q35 II - this is what I did and I am now happy with quality sound and alround better build quality etc....

If the price point of the Q35 II is too much and you want wireless, try another competing brand. Show details

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sophie I.
sophie I.New South Wales2 posts
 

Good sound quality

Bose earphone is great, having bluetooth connection and suitable for any indoors and outdoors activities.Its volume is good and wireless can still be connected few distance away from other device Show details
Aly55
Aly55Perth9 posts
  Verified

Good for everyday

They are very light, sounds isn't bad at all.. It's not the best I've had, but it's far from the worst. The battery life has been great on them, never gone through a day where they have run out. Show details
Bass
Comfort
Battery Life
Paris Matthews
Paris MatthewsVictoria2 posts
  Verified

Worth the price

Headphones have great sound quality for listening to a wide range of music. Wireless range is pretty good and doesn't drop out at all. Headphones stay on firm while I'm walking and feel very comfortable. Show details
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borbo168
borbo168Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
  Fair Incentive

BOSE Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone AE2W

BOSE Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone AE2W.

The Good
The SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone AE2W is very comfortable to wear, sounds OK for a Bluetooth headphone, and offers good battery life (15 hours). It also works well as a headset for phone calls, its buttons are easy to operate by feel, and a nice carrying case is included.

The Bad
Bluetooth wireless range is not perfect, just OK.
Sound quality does not as good as QC35.
Unlike the QC25, this headphone folds flat but doesn't have a second hinge that allows it to fold up and further reduce its footprint when stowed in its included carrying case. Show details

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Poogachan
PoogachanPerth, WA9 posts
  Verified

Excellent as usual from Bose

Bought these for my son who listens to music aaalllll day - mostly instrumental and epic movie/game music, so he wanted a high-quality headset to pick up the nuances in the music. He tried my (awesome) QC35's, but he didn't like the sensation of noise-cancelling, but still wanted good sound quality, wireless and comfortable. These fitted the bill perfectly.

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Michael
MichaelMelbourne7 posts
 

Beautiful sound and seamless bluetooth

The wireless range is pretty good. Can go under the house or upstairs with them still working. Picks up all your paired devices really well. Sound quality is excellent, crisp with good base. Battery life is OK, however it’s frustrating that you cannot charge them and also listen to whatever at the same time. Annoying when they go flat in the middle of something and it’s a 2 hour wait to recharge.

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Oliver Keefe
Oliver Keefe2 posts
 

Love it

The head phones are a perfect addition to my life I love the songs they provide and love the quality they are worth all the money and are great for people travelling to school or work they may not have noise canceling but they Spain’s like they do they are amazing

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Henry
HenryBROOKDALE4 posts
 

I choose the standard for music devices

Bose is one of my favorite brands.I love the bass effect,At the same time it is very good in every range.Use it to listen to music is a kind of advanced enjoyment.It is not designed to be outstanding.But it has its own design language.Still excellent on the comfort of the wearer.

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Questions & Answers

emzzzo
emzzzo

Does anyone have an issue with the blue tooth connection sometimes cutting out? Like a glitch? Im pretty sure its just my samsung s5... but just a question?

Mikey
Mikey  

No problem as far all working fine

DJ Australia
DJ Australia  

No issues at all - works with iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, easily transferring between them all.

Details

At $330, the Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II headphones are one of the more affordable models of over-ear headphones by Bose.

Features:

  • Integrated microphone allows these headphones to be used as a headset for gaming or taking calls
  • Battery life of up to 15 hours, so you can spend hours listening to music without worrying about it cutting out
  • HD voice mic system allows to you take calls even when it’s windy outside
  • Can purchase accessories separately to accompany the headphones, such as an ear cushion kit and a carry case

Many reviewers were happy with the sound quality but weren’t blown away by it. Overall, these headphones are a cheaper alternative to the popular Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II but the price difference isn’t significant. The QuietComfort has additional features that the SoundLink lacks, such as active noise cancellation and built-in assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. If you don’t want to miss out on these then it’s worth splashing out the extra cash.

CategoryWireless Headphones
Price (RRP) $329.95
TypeOver-Ear
FeaturesMicrophone Included
Weight200 g
Battery Life15 hours
Connections3.5mm Jack and Bluetooth
Charging Time3 hours
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishBlack, White
ManualDownload manual
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  • GTIN14: 00017817703277
  • GTIN12: 017817703277 and 017817703284

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