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Bose® SoundTrue™ on-ear headphones

With in-line remote and microphone (Black)

Item #: 018STOEB

7 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

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Original Price: $99.99

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Bose TrueSound on-ear headphones

Connect the Bose SoundTrue on-ear headphones to your iPhone to control music and take calls with the built-in remote and microphone (shown in Purple/Mint).

Great sound to go

Music should lift you up, not slow you down. With the Bose® SoundTrue™ on-ear headphones, you can take your music everywhere and feel great doing it. These lightweight headphones feature compact earcups with comfortable padding that nestles against your ears. With a padded adjustable headband, they'll stay securely on your head as you move about without ever feeling bulky. Cool color options add a touch of style that will catch eyes. Most importantly, these headphones deliver your music with the rich detail and clear, full sound that Bose is famous for.

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™ on-ear headphones. It's great for hands-free phone conversations, putting call answer, hang-up, and volume controls 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.

Compact folding design for easy portability

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

Product Highlights:

  • on-ear headphones with 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 and rotate into the headband 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

Bose® SoundTrue™ on-ear headphones Reviews

Average Customer Review:

7 Reviews

Great Overall On Ear Headphones

Written by: Greywolf from Puerto Rico on November 30, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

These are very good overall on ears. Comfort is second to none out there. I honestly forget sometimes I have the on (except for the music playing obviously). I really like the sound signature as it's very well balanced, making them a good choice for all music genres. Bass is very detailed although not as punchy as other bass head oriented headphones out there such as Beats, JVCs, etc. but it is present and good enough for people who enjoy well balanced sound. Highs are clear without being too harsh. Mids are crisp without sounding muddy. They offer a decent amount of noise reduction but obviously these aren't noise cancelling so you can't really expect them to block all outside noise. I know this is subjective and depending on personal taste, but I find them to be elegant looking as well. They fold into a very compact design and fit very well in their included carrying case. Call quality is excellent on both ends. The only real negative I can mention is the sound leakage (although not as bad as I've read from other reviewers on other sites, forums, etc.) but definitely enough to bother others close by at night. With the purchase you get a one year warranty plus Bose normally gives you the option to take your headphones to one of their stores and receive a credit towards the purchase of a new pair of headphones even after the one year warranty expires. All in all these are a very good overall pair of headphones and I highly recommend them.

Pros: Comfort, Balanced Sound, Excellent Call Quality, Nice Looking, Compact Folding Design, Included Carrying Case, Bose Warranty.

Cons: Sound Leakage.

excellent sound w/ affordability

Written by: marcustom from Wilmington, NC on August 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Excellent sound quality. Everything I was hoping for in a mid-sized set of headphones.

Pros: The quality in sound that you expect from Bose in a perfect sized package to go with you anywhere.

Cons: They do move a small amount on my head when I workout, but the sound is so much better than in-ear buds, it's worth it.

Bose on-ear headphones

Written by: MH from CT on August 3, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

These are a reaplcement for a pair of Klipsch headphones stolen at the airport. The sound quality may not quite be equal, but these are smaller and lighter. My only complaint is that thetend to slde off my head, but overall very happy with the purchase.

Pros: Good sound quality, light, comfortable. The small pouch is a plus.

Cons: Cord is a little long (could be a pro- depending on your POV). Tend to slide off.

Bose Headset

Written by: RoxP from California on June 1, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Nice headset for the price. Wish the outside noise was muffled a bit more but for the price a stellar headset with great sound.

Pros: Pretty-Good Sound-Easy to use

Cons: Does not cancel outside sounds. Slips a bit off my head.

compact & comfortable

Written by: JohnW from California on May 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I needed a portable headset with mike for mobile phone conversations in the car (while parked). This set turns out to be useful for a lot more, including my daily Spanish lessons and other laptop interactions.

Pros: light, compact, folds into a neat zipper pouch, high quality sound, sensitive microphon

Cons: Sits on the ear, so may not be suitable for extended (multi-hour) listening

Christmas present to son

Written by: garyg1 from New Jersey on December 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I bought these as a present for my son whose Klipsch ear phones died. He stated that the Bose are the best he's ever heard and are really comfortable.

Pros: Best

Cons: None.

Bose True Sound -Awesome Product.

Written by: Cindy D. from Royal,Arkansas on August 20, 2014

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

I bought these because they were portable than my noise cancelling Bose and better comfort than my Bose ear buds ..The sound is truly crisp and clear ,true to Bose reputation .I love them - well worth the price .

Pros: Comfortable,quality, sound , and just the right size .

Cons: None

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • SoundTrue on-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

Earcup Type Closed
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 3.9 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 on-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 on your ears. They can be removed for cleaning and easily reattached. The cushions are held in place by the earcup cushion skirt which fits into a slot surrounding the 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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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

If the included audio cable become lost or damaged, a replacement cable can be purchased from Bose directly. You can reach them at 800-367-4008 [ Larry  Nov 04, 2015 ]  Staff