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Bose® OE2 audio headphones


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Item # 018OE2B

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Exceptional sound and comfort

Experience your music with unsurpassed clarity and comfort with the Bose® OE2 audio headphones. The on-ear design features padded cushions for hours of listening enjoyment. The Bose TriPort® acoustic headphone structure lets the OE2 reproduce deep, full bass, clear highs, and smooth sound throughout the entire audio spectrum.


Compact folding design for easy portability

You'll love the OE2's lightweight, compact design. The detachable headphone cord connects to just one earcup, keeping tangles to a minimum. And when you're not wearing them, the earcups fold flat and rotate into the headband for convenient storage in the included slimline carrying case.


Product Highlights:

  • on-ear headphone design with soft padded cushions and adjustable headband for a comfortable fit
  • TriPort® acoustic headphone structure delivers powerful bass and clear sound
  • compact earcups fold flat and rotate into the headband for increased portability and convenient storage
  • detachable 54" cable with stereo mini plug
  • single-sided cable design reduces tangling
  • carrying case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

For a smaller more compact headphone these headphones have great sound and are comfortable

Dbark, Sheridan, wyoming

What's in the Box:

  • On-ear headphones
  • 54" Detachable headphone cable (with a male 2.5mm connector on one end and a right-angle male 3.5mm connector on other end)
  • Carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty/Product Registration card

Bose® OE2 audio headphones Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(12 Reviews)


Dbark from Sheridan, wyoming on 4/17/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For a smaller more compact headphone these headphones have great sound and are comfortable

Pros: Sound and size

Cons: None so far

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JBO from Chesapeake Beach, MD on 4/11/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, light and comfortable, great price from Crutchfield.

Pros: Sounds Great

Cons: None

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Gary G. from South Bend,Ind. on 1/21/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. I have had a few headphones but none as clean as these. The music is clean and crisp. You get to hear all the instruments.

Pros: Very light weight. The case is a good idea. Someplace to store your OE2 when not in use.

Cons: Can,t find anything negative.

Not one for Brand hype so I did not want to like these,but...

GB from NH on 12/17/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Bose Brand gets a lot of hype and people who seem to like them because of the reputation given by users. I really try to resist this type of marketing. Not wanted to take advantage of Crutchfield too much I went to a big box store to try some headsets. Unable to try the in ear but the on and around ear headphones were almost all very unattractive to me. I sampled all of the brands, ,ost of them were either ugly, cheap looking, too big or obnoxious looking and almost all of them sounded horrible to me. Some were far inferior to the cheap headsets that you buy on an airline and bring home, it was amazing. I already had a set of in ear Bose ie2's which I inherited from my wife as she did not like the way they felt in ear and I simply love these, to me their sound is amazing, so I was sure to look at the Bose section. Of all of the models of on or around ear headphones on the Bose display I only liked the 0e2's and they were the most inexpensive. Only this one sounded good, clear and balanced to me, not quite as good as my ie2's but much more comfortable for longer stretches and very, very, good. I did not care for the most expensive NC ones that people seem to love. I thought it was hype but for me, my Bose headphones are the only ones that can make me smile when I listen to music, especially when I listen to SRV.

Pros: Look nice, nice case makes them easy to transport. Feel good, good seal but not too tight. Comfortable for longer periods. Sound quality and music is subjective and I love the way these sound.

Cons: Not much to complain about. The case is small to make them easy to pack. If I could design my own case it would be a little bigger to hold the headphones after sizing on my head so I would not have to re-adjust them every time. I can not think of anything else to complain about as of yet and you might have to agree with me that this is nit picking.

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KL from New York on 12/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are excellent, comfortable headphones with wonderful, rich sound.

Pros: These are excellent, comfortable headphones with wonderful, rich sound.

Cons: Not really any cons

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scrimmy from St. Petersburg, FL on 9/5/2013

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I would recommend these to anyone.

Pros: Great sound for the price.

Cons: None

Sounds perfect!

Rob G from Charlottesville, VA on 6/22/2013

These headphones offer great sound and quality at a good price, They sounded better than several other higher priced models. They are very comfortable, and do a good job of minimizing background noise.

Pros: Great sound


Great headphones

FredJ from Jacksonville, Fl on 11/18/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a pair of Bose over the ear headphones but I needed something to use when I sitting in the doctors office and I didn't want to lose the quality of Bose so these are great for that purpose. The sound is excellent and I don't hear people around me talking. Excellent quality I would recommend these to everyone.

Pros: Excellent sound, great quality

Cons: none

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Lew from Boston, Ma on 6/6/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Without getting technical, let me just say that these OE2's are the best headphones I have used. I originally wanted in-ear phones, & tried a few , but could never keep them in my ears! I didn't want "around the ear" phones w/noise cancelling, as I will be using these outdoors & wanted to have the ability to hear things around me. I decided to give the Bose OE2's a try, as they were on sale @ Crutchfield, & this company is just the best at everything they do! The first thing that i do with new headphones, is to do a "burn-in" for about 4-5 hrs. a day (not wearing them during the burn-in). I usually do about 40 hrs. total. It does help loosen up the drivers & I feel it results in better sound through out the spectrum. These "over-the-ear" phones fit well & are extremely comfortable. So far I really enjoy them. Nice clean sound, & no artificial bass heard in some other brands. For the money, they are a good alternative to spending $300-$500 for headphones!

Pros: sound quality, nice fit, compact style, removable cord (easy replacement),

Cons: none that I can see at this time.

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Steve from Tx on 1/24/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Best headphones I have ever had. Bose stands head and shoulders above the rest. A little expensive but well worth it

Pros: Quality

Cons: Price

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SeanK from New Lenox, IL on 12/27/2011

I've always been a big fan of noise isolating earbuds however I decided to try the Bose on ear headphones. Let me mention that I've had other Bose products and although they always have big sound it always seems artificial. I want to say these are the most natural sounding earphones I've ever tried. The highs never sound tinny and the lows go through you but that don't rattle the brain. I've tried all music types and they all sound as they should.

Pros: Stylish, very well made and pretty comfotable


Beats by Dre killer

Jerome from Victorville on 12/27/2011

I gotta say I love everything about these earphones. They are so small and light weight and pack a huge punch. I listen to mostly Hip-Hop,Rap,R&B Genre, you can tell im a big person on bass. My first choose was Beats by Dre Solo earphones, but when I place the Bose on my head I couldn't put them down. They sound richer and clear then the Solo with the same amount of bass. Swear you cant go wrong with Bose :)

Pros: Everything



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.125" x 2.75"
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 Not Given
Cord Length 54"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Bose OE2 Headphones: The Bose OE2 on-ear headphones feature Bose advanced acoustic design technology that brings out the depth and clarity of your music. The Bose OE2 on-ear headphones are slim & lightweight, and offer a comfortable fit thanks to memory foam ear cushions and an adjustable headband. The Bose OE2 also features a collapsible design that makes them easy to store-away in the included carrying case.

TriPort Technology: The Bose OE2 headphones feature an enhanced TriPort acoustic headphone structure. TriPort technology, available only from Bose, produces tonally balanced audio with deep low notes from lightweight, on-ear headphones. Bose TriPort technology allow the drivers to create deep lows while keeping the headphones small and lightweight. The result is comfortable headphones that deliver the full, balanced low notes of your music.

Bose Acoustic Equalization: Bose acoustic equalization fine-tunes the frequency response of the headphones for exceptional audio performance.

Memory Foam Ear Cushions: The Bose OE2 headphones feature memory foam ear cushions that conform to the shape of your ears. These soft, cushioned earcups rest gently on your ears, providing a smooth, natural audio experience and a comfortable fit.

Adjustable Headband: The Bose OE2 headphones offer an adjustable headband that allows approximately 3" of adjustment in length. This contoured headband sits evenly, without pressure points, on your head. The headband also features a soft cushion for added comfort.

Detachable Cable: The included  54" detachable cable connects directly to one earcup (left), so there's less tangling than conventional Y-cables. The cable includes a male 2.5mm connector which plugs into the left earcup and a right-angle male 3.5mm connector which plugs into your portable audio player.

Fold-Flat Earcups: The Bose OE2 headphones employ fold-flat earcups that rotate into the headband for increased portability and easy storage.

Carrying Case: The included slim carrying case stores and protects the headphones and accessories during travel.

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Customer Q&A

1 question already asked

Can you get replacement cord for Bose OE2 headphones [ Harold  Apr 29, 2014 ]
These headphones can used to listen to any source with a mini-jack connection. They will connect easily to a computer or to an iPod. [ Jeff  Dec 09, 2013 ]  Staff