Bose® SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones

With in-line remote and microphone (Black)

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Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones

The Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones offer rich sound, supreme comfort, and controls for calls and music with your iPhone (shown in Black/Mint)..

Take your music higher

Your music is too important to settle for sound that's just "good enough." Hear your tunes in all their detailed, dynamic beauty with the Bose® SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones. These lightweight closed-back headphones fit completely around your ears — a design that provides long-lasting comfort while keeping external noise from interrupting your listening. Great for home or on-the-go use, the SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones come in cool color options that will catch eyes. And because they deliver legendary Bose® performance, you can be sure of sound quality that's rich, full, and far beyond "good enough."

Control calls and music with your iPhone®

If an iPhone is your main mobile music source, you'll love the remote and microphone built into the cord of the SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones. It's great for hands-free phone conversations, putting call answer, hang-up, and volume at your fingertips — even when your phone isn't. With any compatible Apple® device, like an iPad® or iPod®, you can control music playback, skip songs, and bump the volume up or down with the in-line remote.

Fold-flat earcups for easy portability

Though great-sounding and super comfortable, there may be times when you actually want to remove the SoundTrue™ around-ear headphones from your ears. When you do, they're easy to store in a backpack or purse. The earcups fold flat, so you can slide them into the included compact carrying case.

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design helps keep out external noise
  • soft padded cushions and adjustable headband for a comfortable fit
  • in-line three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with an iPhone, iPad, and iPod
  • built-in microphone allows hands-free phone conversations with an iPhone
  • compact earcups fold flat for increased portability and convenient storage
  • detachable cable with stereo miniplug (3.5mm) connector
  • single-sided cable design reduces tangling
  • carrying case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • SoundTrue around ear headphones (black)
  • 66" Cable with in-line remote/microphone (2.5mm plug on headphone end and 3.5mm plug on other end)
  • Black semi-hard carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • Australia/New Zealand warranty info note

Features and Specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 5.5 ounces
Cord Length 66"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones are built for great sound, stylish look, and comfortable fit. They are specifically designed for use with iPhone and other Apple products.

In-Line Remote Control/Microphone: The SoundTrue headphones' included cable features an in-line remote control and microphone that is compatible with select Apple products. The remote and mic are compatible with iPhone 3GS and later, iPad, iPod touch 2nd generation and later, iPod classic (120GB and 160GB), and iPod nano 4th generation or later. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle 3rd generation or later. Audio is supported by all iPad and iPod models. Controls include volume up/down, skip forward or backward, fast forward/rewind, play, pause, accept call, reject call, end call, and engage Voice Control (with compatible devices).

Note: The headphones should be able to deliver audio to most devices with a 3.5mm jack. The answer/end calls function may work with other devices, but the function varies between models. The volume controls will not likely work with non-Apple devices.

Acoustic Design: The Bose SoundTrue headphones have an advanced acoustic design to deliver clear, natural sound, with crisp highs and deep lows.

Folding Earcups: The earcups rotate 90-degrees and fold flat for easy storage and portability in the included case.

Removable Ear Cushions: The soft padded ear cushions feature memory foam that fit comfortably around your ears. They can be removed for cleaning and easily reattached. The cushions are held in place by 8 small tabs located around the inside rim of each earcup. Replacement ear cushions are available from the manufacturer.

Single/Detachable Audio Cable: The Bose SoundTrue headphones utilize a single, detachable audio cable that plugs into the left earcup via a 2.5mm sub-mini plug. Should the audio cable become lost or damaged, a replacement cable can be purchased from the manufacturer.

Slim Carrying Case: The Bose SoundTrue headphones come with a slim, semi-hard carrying case to help protect the headphones and accessories during travel.

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Bose Sound True around ear

Written By Lee D, Florida on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Very Very comfortable. Around ear design blocks out unwanted sounds. Great sound quality but controls do not work on all I Pod models, only the latest models.

The best headphone ever!

Written By Anonymous, Queens, NY on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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This headphone is so comfortable. I could wear it all day long without any problems! No need to repeat how good the sound quality of Bose products. I couldn't recommend more to anyone who is looking for a headset!

Great headphones

Written By Ben, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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I have always wanted to get a set of the Bose around ear headphones and I am glad I finally did! First thing that I noticed with them is the build quality, very good for the size. I really like how they fold in to fit in the included case. The inline mic was and added bonus on the removable cord. These by far have to be the most comfortable headphones I have ever had! The sound quality is very good, but not as good as the hype would have you believe. They are worth the money if they are on sale, which is why I bought them.

Pros: Build quality, comfort, sound quality, included storage, removable cord with mic.

Cons: Price is a bit much for the sound quality even on sale.


Written By Ken, San Jose Cal. on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Bought for the Wife, She Loves them. Sound Quality she says is Outstanding.

Pros: Light, so light light you almost forget your wearing them. Sound Quality is GREAT.

Cons: None as of Yet.

Great headphones

Written By Macy, Mountain View, CA on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Great headphones. They are beautiful and stylish. They not supposed to be noise cancelling but they cancel a lot of external noise even when the music is off. Sound quality is very good like every Bose products.

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