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Bose® IE2 audio headphones

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The Bose® IE2 in-ear headphones are engineered from the inside out to deliver smooth, natural sound. Advanced Bose acoustic design ensures that you'll enjoy your music with lifelike detail and surprisingly rich bass. High-quality Bose construction provides long-lasting performance and durability.

The Bose® IE2 in-ear headphones are engineered from the inside out to deliver smooth, natural sound. Advanced Bose acoustic design ensures that you'll enjoy your music with lifelike detail and surprisingly rich bass. High-quality Bose construction provides long-lasting performance and durability.

Bose's propriety StayHear™ silicone ear tips fit comfortably in the outer part of your ear canals while their ergonomic design holds them securely in place as you exercise, enjoy active sports, or just listen on the go. A compact carry case provides convenient storage for your headphones and a portable music player. Just slip it in your pocket, and you're ready to go.

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What's in the Box:

  • 1 Pair of in-ear headphones (with attached 45" audio cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector end)
  • Clothing clip (installed on headphone cable)
  • 3 Pair of silcone "StayHear" ear-tips (S/M/L)
  • Carrying case
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • "Before you begin..." note
  • Bose Quiet Comfort brochure
  • Warrant & Product Registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • in-ear headphone design
  • proprietary StayHear™ tips provide a comfortable in-ear fit with greater stability during physical activity
  • includes 3 sizes of StayHear™ ear tips for a personalized fit
  • 45" straight cord with stereo mini plug
  • weight: 0.65 oz.
  • protective carrying case for storing headphones and a portable device
  • clothing clip
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Bose® IE2 audio headphones Reviews

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Features and Specs

Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 0.875" x 0.6875"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls No
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 0.65 ounces
Cord Length 45"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: Bose IE2 audio in-ear headphones have been-engineered from the inside out to deliver better audio quality and great musical detail. The Bose IE2s feature an enhanced acoustic design that helps music sound smoother and more natural. And its new construction provides a more secure fit and improved durability.

TriPort Acoustic Structure: Bose proprietary TriPort technology allows the drivers of the Bose In-Ear (IE2) headphones to create deep lows while keeping the headphones small and lightweight. The result is comfortable headphones that deliver full, balanced low notes of your music.

Enhanced Acoustic Design: The Bose In-Ear (IE2) headphones utilize an enhanced acoustic design which incorporates a new port to help music sound smoother and more natural.

In-Ear Design: The Comfortable in-ear design gives you earbud-style headphones with soft silicone ear-tips that rest gently and securely in your ears. The headphones are marked with left (L) and right (R) markings for easy identification.

Silicone Ear-Tips: The Bose headphones come supplied with "StayHear" silicone ear-tips in three sizes (S/M/L) to help assure a more accurate fit that's comfortable and stable. Proprietary "StayHear" silicone ear-tips offer greater in-ear stability during exercise and other active sports. 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 itself. Overall, they provide a better on-the-go listening experience.

Note: Do not attempt to wear the headphones without the ear-tips.

Durable Construction: Bose IE2 headphones are sturdy and durable thanks to advanced materials, construction and manufacturing techniques. Each pair undergoes rigorous testing to meet Bose standards for performance and durability.

Flexible Cable: Reliable cable construction enhances flexibility and durability to better withstand the rigors of everyday use. The headphone cable features an adjustment solider to reduce or increased the amount of loose cord between the left and right earpiece.

3.5mm Connector: The headphone's angled 3.5mm plug fits directly into most MP3 players, including iPod and iPhone models, as well as laptops and portable CD and DVD players.

Clothing Clip: The included clothing clip help keep the headphones in place when you're on the move. Use the clothing clip to fasten the cable to your clothing, for convenience, stability, and to help manage the cable. This can be helpful during high-movement activities or when using the headphones in a single earpiece configuration.

Carrying Case: The headphones also come with a small carrying case that protects the headphones when not in use. The sleek, black case is large enough to carry many portable MP3 digital audio players.

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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jun 15, 2014 ]  Staff