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Bose® OE2i audio headphones


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Our take on the Bose® OE2i audio headphones

Exceptional sound and comfort The OE2i headphones let you experience your music with unsurpassed clarity and comfort. The on-ear design features padded cushions for hours of listening enjoyment. The Bose TriPort® acoustic headphone structure lets the OE2i reproduce deep, full bass, clear highs, and smooth sound throughout the entire audio spectrum.

Take calls. Take control.

Bose designed the OE2i audio headphones specifically to work with your iPhone®, iPod®, and iPad®. A three-button remote control built into the cable lets you conveniently answer and end calls, control music playback, and raise or lower the volume without having to dig your player out of your pocket. You can even enjoy hands-free conversations on your iPhone®, thanks to the built-in microphone. The microphone also lets you take advantage of the voice control feature found on many of the latest Apple® products. Just hold down the button and say your command.

Exceptional sound and comfort

The OE2i headphones let you experience your music with unsurpassed clarity and comfort. The on-ear design features padded cushions for hours of listening enjoyment. The Bose TriPort® acoustic headphone structure lets the OE2i reproduce deep, full bass, clear highs, and smooth sound throughout the entire audio spectrum.

Compact folding design for easy portability

You'll love the OE2i'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
  • headphone cable includes in-line remote control and microphone for use with select Apple® products, including iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad
    • 3-button remote lets you answer, end, and switch calls, turn volume up and down, and control music playback
    • built-in microphone allows hands-free iPhone conversations and Voice Control with select Apple products
  • 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 cable with stereo mini plug
  • single-sided cable design reduces tangling
  • carrying case
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Good sound with Bose quality from a reputable merchant.

Headphone review, New York, NY

What's in the Box:

  • On-ear headphones
  • 69" Detachable headphone cable with in-line remote + mic (terminated by 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® OE2i audio headphones Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

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Headphone review from New York, NY on 3/27/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound with Bose quality from a reputable merchant.



I'm Satisfied!!

Kash76 from Decatur, GA on 12/30/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm very pleased with this purchase. I'm a big fan of Bose products. Wish I could have Bose in every vehicle I own!

Pros: Good sound quality, comfortable

Cons: Wish volume buttons worked on android phone

Quality At Its Best!

Chris from Dallas, TX on 4/2/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased these for my son and he stated they are better than Sennheiser at the same price point! Bose quality supersedes expectations again!

Pros: Sound quality for both PC and iPhone.

Cons: None

Not Sprisingly, Great Product!

Alert Consumer from North Orange County, CA on 12/18/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The quality of most Bose products are usually predictable! They are great, the only complain is that they are very expensive and I understand why. You pay for that high quality you see in products like Apple, Mercedes Benz, Rolex, etc.. Not a negative word about this baby!

Pros: Everything about is perfect

Cons: I haven't been able to find one just yet.

Excellent alternative

EB from Durham, NC on 2/26/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent sound, though not quite up to the quality of the Bose noise canceling headphones. A great choice if you do not like ear buds.

Pros: Light weight. Not noise canceling, so you can hear a fire truck coming! Excellent sound. Does not require any battery, so will not get caught with no sound.

Cons: Sound not quite up to the Bose noise canceling headphones. (Those models are considerable more expensive.)


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 Yes
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight Not Given
Cord Length 69"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Bose OE2i Headphones: The Bose OE2i on-ear headphones feature Bose advanced acoustic design technology that brings out the depth and clarity of your music. The Bose OE2i on-ear headphones are slim & lightweight, and offer a comfortable fit thanks to memory foam ear cushions and an adjustable headband. The OE2i on-ear headphones also include an in-line remote/mic that enables control for iPod and hands-free communication for iPhone. In addition, The Bose OE2i features a collapsible design that makes them easy to store-away in the included carrying case.

TriPort Technology: The Bose OE2i 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 OE2i 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 OE2i 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.

In-Line Remote Control: The cable included with the OE2i headphones has an in-line remote control and microphone compatible with select Apple devices. The in-line remote provides basic music playback functions for your compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The in-line microphone supports hands-free communication for your iPhone and initiates Voice Control on your compatible Apple device.

  • Music Playback Controls: Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip/Previous Track, Volume Up/Down, Voice Control
  • Hands-Free Phone Control: Answer/End Call, Decline Call, Call Waiting, Volume Up/Down

iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatibility Chart: The Bose OE2i headphones are "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and support the following models and functions (as of 12/29/2011).

iPod ModelGenerationTested VersionAudio OutputIn-Line RemoteIn-Line Mic
3.5mm ConnectorAudio PlaybackPlayback Controls Answer/End CallVoice ControlHands-Free Communication
dock connector3rd2.0.2YYNNNN
mini 1st1.4.1YYNNNN
video 5th1.3YYNNNN
classic 80GB1.1.2YYNNNN
nano 1st1.3.1YYNNNN
iPhone15.0.1YYYNY N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Fold-Flat Earcups: The Bose OE2i 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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