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Item #: 018SIE2G
 

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Our take on the Bose® SIE2 sport headphones

by David Brown
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Add Bose® sound to your workout routine

Looking for great-sounding headphones that can stand up to a demanding workout? Bose SIE2 sport headphones are comfortable, sweat-resistant and durable, so they can follow you to the gym, on the trail or anywhere in between. They may be tough, but they'll handle your music with care. Bose's exclusive TriPort® acoustic headphone structure delivers rich, full sound that will keep you moving. The proprietary StayHear® tips make sure these headphones stay put, even when you're in constant motion.

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The Reebok® fitness armband

The SIE2 sport headphones come with an exclusive Reebok® fitness armband, so your mobile device stays safely secured while you're on the go. The Reebok armband perfectly complements the SIE2 sport headphones' short cable, so no excess wires trip you up. But if you need a longer cable, Bose includes a 26-inch extension, so you can choose the length that works for you. When your workout is over, stash your headphones in the armband, and you've got an instant travel case, ready when you are for your next adventure.

Highlights:

  • sweat- and weather-resistant in-ear headphones
  • three sizes of proprietary StayHear® tips provide a comfortable, secure fit during exercise
  • exclusive Reebok® reflective armband for securely holding your mobile device while exercising or storing headphones when not in use
  • 21-inch extension cable provides flexibility for long or short cable length
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Open
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response N/A
Sensitivity N/A dB
Impedance N/A
Weight 0.6 ounces
Cord Length 32" + 21"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Green earbud headphones with attached 32" cable (3.5mm miniplug)
  • Clothing clip (installed)
  • 2 Medium StayHear eartips (installed)
  • 2 Large StayHear eartips
  • 2 Small StayHear eartips
  • Green/gray Reebok armband music player holder
  • 21" Extension cable (female 3.5mm/male 3.5mm)
  • Owner's Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Warranty Note

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Features

Overview: Bose SIE2 in-ear sport headphones are designed specifically for exercise, both indoor and outdoor. They offer the same audio performance as other Bose in-ear headphones, but can withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle. They have been optimized to resist moisture from the weather or from sweat. The StayHear silicone tips fit comfortably, but snugly into your ear, and are designed to stay in place during strenuous activity.

StayHear Ear Tips: The SIE2 headphones include three sizes of silicone ear tips (S/M/L) to assure a more accurate fit that's comfortable and stable. Advanced materials and design allow the tips to nestle inside the bowl of the ear, while also naturally conforming to the ear's upper ridge. StayHear tips also are designed to remain more securely on the headphone, as well.

Note: You should not attempt to wear the headphones without the ear tips.

TriPort Technology: Like other Bose in-ear headphones, the SIE2 sport headphones feature Bose's acclaimed TriPort technology. The headphones deliver wide-range sound, with deep, natural lows and crisp highs. Even though they are in-ear headphones, the SIE2 are not noise-canceling. They are purposefully designed to keep you aware of your surroundings while you are running through busy city streets or highways.

Cable and Extension: The SIE2s have a 32" cable that's long enough to reach your portable media device, and short enough that you're not constantly fighting excessive length. A clothing clip is attached to the cable so you can keep it out of the way. If you need additional cable, a 21" extension is included.

3.5mm Connector: The headphone cables have a slender, straight 3.5mm plug that fits directly into most digital media players, including iPod and iPhone models with hard cases, as well as laptops and portable CD and DVD players.

Armband: Included with the SIE2 is a matching green and gray Reebok fitness armband that holds your device during exercise. It can hold your iPod, iPhone, or most any portable media device. It has a clear window to let you see the device's screen and operate the touchscreen controls. There's also a separate pocket for your keys.

 

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Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Innovative design and function

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 8/2/2013 12:27:00 PM

I sometimes have a problem with in-ear headphones; I can feel them gradually slipping out of my ears. Not a problem with the Bose® SIE2 sport headphones. Rather than rely on a tight seal inside the ear canal to hold the earbuds in place, the StayHear® tips direct the sound into the ear through a silicone tube, and the earbud sits outside, securely held by a support that fits in the outer part of the ear.

Sure, other sports headphones use a similar solution, but the silicone in the SIE2 is the softest and most flexible I've experienced. So the earbuds slip right into place, perfectly shaping themselves to the contours of my ears. I never felt like they were slipping. Actually, after a while, I just forgot they were there (except for enjoying my music, of course).

The sound quality was excellent. I heard a lot of detail in my music, even when playing it at relatively low volumes. An all-around great set of sports headphones.

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5 out of 5

Big Sound!

Written By MRTait, Auburn, AL on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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These headphones sound great! They truly live up to the Bose standard and are a must have. I was a little leery at first about the fit and whether they would stay in my ear, but they have proven to stay in no matter what I am doing. The durable design and great look are a bonus and I am pleasantly surprised with these headphones.

The only drawback is the amount of noise canceling. I thought they might isolate outside noise a little better. I mainly wear these while riding my bike and do experience a lot of wind noise wearing these as opposed to other headphones past, but it is not that big a deal to me.

Overall, a wonderful product worth the price!
Pros:
Great, full sounds. Durable and stylish headphones that stay in the ear not matter the activity.
Cons:
Lacking in the noise canceling.
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4 out of 5

sound and comfort

Written By rsg, Boston, ma on Monday, February 04, 2013
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fine sound, they stay in the ears because of the plastic piece, feel a little fragile. sort of 4.5 stars.
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fragile
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5 out of 5

As always Bose is the best

Written By Jer, Counce Tennessee on Sunday, November 25, 2012
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Love them
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