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Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2

(Left ear)

25 Reviews | 2 questions - 12 answers

Item # 018BTHDSTL

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Our take on the Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2

The Bose® Bluetooth headset Series 2 combines hands-free calling convenience with Bose's legendary audio expertise. The result? A headset that lets you hear and be heard clearly when you're talking on your mobile phone. And now this headset is also available in your choice of either left-ear or right-ear versions to provide the best possible fit.

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Hear, and be heard

The Bose® Bluetooth headset Series 2 combines hands-free calling convenience with Bose's legendary audio expertise. The result? A headset that lets you hear and be heard clearly when you're talking on your mobile phone. And now this headset is also available in your choice of either left-ear or right-ear versions to provide the best possible fit.

Clean, natural sound for both sides of the conversation

The Bose Bluetooth headset features their proprietary TriPort® acoustic structure and built-in Adaptive Audio Adjustment circuitry, so voices sound clear and natural. And the headset's noise-rejecting microphone and sophisticated signal processor keep your voice sounding clean and articulate — even in situations with varying background noise levels.

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Headset shown with included case, charger, charging cable, and extra ear tips.

Comfort and convenience

The headset is fitted with Bose's innovative StayHear® silicone ear tip. This tip fits comfortably in the outer part of your ear canal while its ergonomic design holds the headset securely in place. You also get three different sizes of these tips for your choice of fit.

Recharge the headset's built-in battery with its AC power adapter. You can also use the included USB charging cable to recharge the headset from a computer. Use the handy travel pouch to keep the headset and all of its pieces together.

This is by far the best Bluetooth headset that I have had. Been using it for many years and just bought a new one because it works so well. Definitely recommend.

DG0072, Chicago, IL

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth earpiece (L)
  • 3 StayFit silicone eartips (S/M/L)
  • 13" USB charging cable (terminated by a USB type-A connector on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
  • AC adapter wall-charger
  • Carrying case
  • Instructions
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones
  • exclusive Bose technologies respond to changes in background noise level to let you hear calls better
  • proprietary StayHear® tip provides a comfortable in-ear fit with greater stability for on-the-go conversation
  • noise-rejecting microphone for better voice quality in windy and noisy environments
  • includes assortment of StayHear® silicone ear tips for a personalized fit
  • A2DP Bluetooth profile enables playback of mobile media content, such as music or podcasts, from your smartphone
  • choice of left- or right-ear version for best possible fit
  • rechargeable lithium ion battery provides 4-1/2 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time per charge
  • built-in battery indicator shows battery status from green to amber to red
  • USB-to-mini-USB charging cable
  • AC power adapter
  • carrying case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2 Reviews

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Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2:  The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 meets the demands of on-the-go communications, from crowded terminals to noisy traffic. It's engineered to react automatically as noise levels change, allowing you to hear your end of the call better. Plus, an exclusive noise-rejecting microphone system helps your caller better hear you above both noise and wind. The Bose Bluetooth headset is compact, light and well-balanced, and now you can choose between right- or left-ear versions.

Bluetooth 2.1 Compatibility: The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 is compatible with Bluetooth devices using Bluetooth 2.1 (or earlier) specifications that support the Bluetooth hands-free (HFP), headset (HSP), or audio streaming (A2DP) profiles.

Pairing: You must initially pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone with the Bose Bluetooth headset. The headset features a Bluetooth indicator to display status.

Bluetooth Indicator Color Chart

Color Description
Blue (slow flash) The headset is discoverable for pairing.
Blue (quick flash) The headset is attempting to connect to a mobile phone or is receiving or making a call. The headset and a paired mobile phone are not connected. One of them is not turned on, or the two are more than 33' apart.
Blue (solid) The headset is connected for calls.
Purple (solid) The headset is connected for A2DP audio streaming.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Bose Bluetooth headset.

Multipoint Design: Multipoint allows the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 to maintain a connection to two devices at the same time. If you have separate mobile phones for work and personal use, you can use the same headset with either phone. No matter which phone rings, the call will come through the headset. When powered on, the headset will automatically try to connect to the last two phones with which it was used.

Voice Command Support: Many Bluetooth enabled smartphones can be operated using voice commands. You can initiate those commands on the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 by pressing the call button.

Exclusive Bose Advanced Technology: With technologies that accentuate voices over noise, the Bose Bluetooth headset allows for more natural-sounding conversations with fewer interruptions at both ends of the line.

  • Adaptive Audio Adjustment Technology: Adaptive audio adjustment technology automatically senses noise around you and adjusts the headset volume accordingly. In a loud environment, the volume increases so you can hear your call. When things quiet down, the volume decreases. Either way, the listening level remains constant.
  • TriPort Acoustic Structure: Bose TriPort acoustic structure ensures a natural voice quality, whatever the volume level.
  • Noise-Rejecting Microphone System: The Bose Bluetooth headset features an improved noise-rejecting microphone system that differentiates between your voice and background noise; even in windy environments. It transmits more of you (and less noise) to the listener.

Side-Specific Design: The side-specific design of the Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 allows you to get the fit that's right for you. The curved design fits facial features, and the button placement on top and bottom allows the use of a natural pinching motion that won't dislodge the headset from your ear. And the soft StayHear silicone tip keeps the headset comfortably and securely in place. It distributes contact over a greater area inside the ear, avoiding known pressure points. The headset stays in your ear without being too tight; and without an ear hook.

Note: The Bose Bluetooth headset Series 2 comes with three sizes of StayHear silicone tips (S/M/L).

Simple Control: The Bose Bluetooth headset has separate buttons for power, volume, and call send/end; all conveniently located on the top and bottom edges of the headset. Each action, from taking and ending calls to inserting or removing the headset, can be accomplished easily with one hand; important while you're driving or on the go.

  • Power Slider Switch: The power slider switch lets you easily turn headset power on (green) or off (red) one-handed, with a quick slide of the switch.
  • Answer/End Call Button: The answer/end call button makes it easy to answer and end calls with a simple press that won't dislodge the headset. Press this button twice to redial the last number. This button also enables pairing with your Bluetooth phone.
  • Volume Up/Down: Use volume up/down buttons to raise or lower the volume of a call.

A2DP Audio Streaming: When you're not on a call, you can enjoy mobile media content through A2DP. The Bluetooth profile for streaming audio content lets you listen to turn-by-turn directions; plus stored music, podcasts and other media on your smartphone.

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery: The Bose Bluetooth headset's integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides 4.5 hours of talk time and 100 hours of standby time per charge. The headset's battery indicator shows battery status from green to amber to red. A supplied Wall charger and USB cable provides two options for charging the headset battery. Simply connect the Bluetooth headset to your computer's USB port or an AC wall outlet to charge the device. Allow up to 3 hours for a full charge.

Battery Indicator Color Chart

Color Status while on: Status while charging:
Green 1.5 to 4.5 hours remaining talk time Solid - charging is complete
Yellow 10 minutes to 1.5 hours remaining talk time Flashing - charging is ongoing
Red Flashing - approximately 10 minutes remaining talk time Solid - charging error

Carrying Case: The included carrying case helps to protect the Bluetooth headset during transport and storage.

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30 ft [ SHANNON N  Apr 26, 2014 ]
I've used in my house 20-30 away no problem haven't tried further. [ Andreas  Apr 24, 2014 ]
About 50 feet [ RICHARD  Apr 24, 2014 ]
Range is easly 15 yards or more. I have no issues in my home or at the office when I'm walking to the copier. I have it in right now and no issues at all. [ COLIN  Apr 24, 2014 ]
The Bose Bluetooth design is 'ear-specific'. Most people have a preferred ear they use when talking on a phone. I took notice of this with my co-workers; of which some wear their Bluetooth headset all day. And, respectively, each always wears it in the same ear. Thus the Bose approach does not appear to present a challenge for most consumers. [ BRYAN L  Feb 26, 2014 ]
You probably could but you would loose most of the sound. The curve of the ear piece is like the ear buds and conform to the contour of your ear and each ear curves differentlhy [ RONALD W  Feb 26, 2014 ]
It literally will not fit in the opposite ear. [ MILAN R  Feb 24, 2014 ]
True. Each earpiece is molded for that ear. You have to choose which ear you will use with the earpiece. [ Marvin  Feb 24, 2014 ]
Bose Bluetooth headset make for left and right ear. [ DYNA D  Feb 23, 2014 ]
No. It is only made for use in right ear. [ PAMELA  Feb 23, 2014 ]
Correct, they are not universal and don't flip over [ ROBERT  Feb 23, 2014 ]
Yes, you have buy L for the Left ear. [ EBENEZER  Feb 23, 2014 ]