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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II

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    4.0 (11)
  • Value for Money
    3.7 (12)
  • Sound Quality
    4.3 (11)
  • Bass
    3.9 (11)
  • Comfort
    4.6 (11)
  • Battery Life
    4.7 (11)
  • Bluetooth
    4.4 (11)
  • Noise Cancellation
    4.5 (4)
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Sam
SamNorthern Region, NSW
  • 11 reviews
  • 3 likes

Exceptional listening experience with perfect comfort

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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!

Purchased in at Bose for $164.96.

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Ben
BenGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Definitely won’t buy these again

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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

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Ryan Lockwood
Ryan Lockwood
  • 3 reviews

Sounds alright, but not worth how much they're still going for.

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Purchased in at Woolworths Online store.

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Good sound but mic and hands free is terrible

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Gaela and Russell
Gaela and RussellCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 47 reviews
  • 21 likes
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Great, lightweight headphones

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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.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Online Store for $299.

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Emanon01
Emanon01Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 13 reviews
  • 7 likes

Bluetooth Headphones - Bose branded

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Purchased in for $200.

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mic
mic
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Disappointing sound for the money.

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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.

Purchased in at Myer Online Store for $340.

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sophie I.
sophie I.New South Wales
  • 2 reviews

Good sound quality

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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

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $349.

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Aly55
Aly55Perth
  • 7 reviews
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Good for everyday

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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.

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Paris Matthews
Paris MatthewsVictoria
  • 2 reviews
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Worth the price

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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.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $299.

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borbo168
borbo168Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

BOSE Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless Headphone AE2W.

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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.

Purchased in for $220.

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Poogachan
PoogachanPerth, WA
  • 7 reviews
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Excellent as usual from Bose

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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.

Purchased in at Bose for $299.

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Michael
MichaelMelbourne
  • 6 reviews

Beautiful sound and seamless bluetooth.

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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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Damanbir
Damanbir
  • 6 reviews
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perfect headphones

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bought these headphones last month. Best buy ever, sound quality is mazing and you can literally feel the difference of sound. Perfect to listen varsity of genres. Bass effect is superb and you just forget about the surrounding as noise cancellation is amazing. comfortable to wear , don't hurt your ears like the other headphones.

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Oliver Keefe
Oliver Keefe
  • 2 reviews

Love it

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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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Questions & Answers

emzzzo
emzzzoasked

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?

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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.

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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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