Bose SoundLink II Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Mic - Black

  • Model #: SOUNDLINK AE2 BLACK
  • Web Code: 10389797
  • Release Date: 09-10-2015
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Overview

With Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II you can enjoy deep, immersive sound that's crystal clear at any volume. You can also pair up to 2 devices at once so you can watch a movie on your tablet while staying connected to your smartphone. The dual microphone rejects outside noise and wind for enhanced clarity.

More Information

  • Exclusive TriPort technology delivers your music with deep, immersive sound quality
  • Proprietary Active EQ technology provides crystal clear sound even at lower volumes
  • Bluetooth technology lets you enjoy perfectly synced audio with up to 10m of distance between you and your device
  • Built-in NFC makes it easy to pair compatible devices by tapping them to the right earcup
  • Dual-pairing function lets you switch between 2 Bluetooth devices synced simultaneously, so you can watch a video on your tablet while staying connected to your smartphone
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 15 hours of playtime on a single charge, and up to 2 hours of playtime after just 15 minutes of charging
  • Advanced microphone with HD Voice and enhanced sidetone ensures clear calls even in loud or windy environments
  • Easy to use touch controls give you full control over your music and calls without having to use your smartphone or streaming device
  • Handy voice prompts update you with information regarding battery life, connection strength, and caller ID
  • Rugged design is constructed with impact-resistant materials, glass-filled nylon, and corrosion-resistant stainless steel for enhanced durability
  • Fold-flat design makes the headphones easy to store or pack away for travelling

What's in the Box?

  • Audio Cable
  • USB Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
    Over-Ear
  • Band Style
    Over-the-Head
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
    No
  • Sound Isolating
    No
  • Noise Cancelling
    No
  • Echo Reduction
    No
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • RF Wireless
    No
  • NFC Ready
    Yes
  • Wireless Talk Time
    Not Applicable
  • Wireless Standby Time
    Not Applicable
  • Charge Time
    2 h
  • Effective Wireless Range
    10 m
  • Designed for Sports
    No
  • Designed for Kids
    No
  • DJ Style
    No
  • Professional Grade
    No
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
    No
  • Inline Volume Control
    Yes
  • iPod/iPhone Control
    Yes
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Folding
    Yes
  • Cord Length
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Material
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Size
    Not Applicable
  • Plug Shape
    Not Applicable
  • Ear Cushion Material
    Protein Leather
  • Power Source
    Rechargeable Battery
  • Colour
    Black
  • Weight
    195 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Labour
    1 Year(s)
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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  • from Maple Ridge, BC
1.0

Very uncomfortable and hot

I wear glasses and after about 30 minutes the pressure on my ears becomes unbearable.


  • from Calgary, AB
3.0

Handsfree is very poor, yet sound quality amazing

Let me start out by saying the fit is so comfortable as I am a glasses wearer this is a huge benifit . The sound for music, audio books & watching movies is incredible as you'd expect from a Bose product. I really like the battery percentage announcements when you turn on the headphones, very helpful. Also the battery life is great and chargeing is quick and easy. Also love the pairing options ( let's you know you are paired to multiple devices) announcement. Now here is why I take 2 stars off both have to do with the lack of handsfree calling working. 1star for the extremely poor cell to headphones quality. I've yet( owned the head set 2 months) to be able to complete an entire conversion on the headset clearly. I can have the cell phone( seems to defeat the headsfree idea) in my hand and yet can not hear my caller clearly. The audio will cut in and out constantly, lose sound periodically and at other times sounds like a robot talking to me ( yet incomprehensible what is said). My second star off it because in order to make it through a cellphone conversation I plug in with the cord and now I must use the cell mic to converse again renders the handsfree pointless. Unfortunately one of the main reasons I purchased these headphones was for the handsfree and still be able to do other things but sadly this feature is useless on these head phones


  • from Thorold, ON
5.0

Great

Just purchased these for a long flight, they were crisp, and have great battery life. The noise reduction was great, very comfortable as well.. Had a pair of Beats that did not last, these are sturdy.. A+


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Excellent Wireless headphone, features plus Bose audio

These are excellent head phones and I couldn't be much happier with the purchase. I had the advantage of owning Bose headphones before so I had a good idea about what I could expect with regards to audio quality. These headphone are not the type that will blow your ears away, and while they offer some passive noise reduction the more expensive models will isolate the audio experience a little better. With that being said, the battery lasts plenty long, the Bluetooth syncs quickly/effortlessly, I like the way that the headphone features a voice which verbalizes its status (i.e. batter charge, sync status, incoming caller) and the audio is accurate/clear/a pleasure to listen to. These headphone seem well made/comfortable and I'm happy that they came with a carrying case since my first pair of Bose (on the ear headphones) took damage in stowage. Overall really happy with the purchase, for the price these are exactly what i was looking for. Probably could have got something louder and bass-ier in another brand but that was't what i was after. I also could have got better battery life and better noise cancellation by going to the top of the Bose line, but once again i wanted to limit the cost and size. Its so nice to cut the cord, and get Bose quality sound as I move throughout my day.


  • from Burlington, ON
5.0

Great Wireless Headphones with mic

I was looking for a headset for my laptop that would provide great sound and could also be used for Skype calls (needed a mic). Bose delivered with the quality I have come to expect from Bose. My headset is working well connected to both my iPhone and laptop - BONUS! Also, though it does not have the noise cancelling feature it sure seems to work that way. Great buy!


  • from Sarnia, ON
5.0

not that great

don't get caught up with the Bose name . these are not that great .. the voices are to dominating .. actual music is kind of to far in the back ground .. plantonics are better ..


  • from Toronto, ON.
4.0

Amazing, perfect for price.

I purchased these headphones for my birthday, and they proved to be as good as I expected. I tried them out first at the local BestBuy before making my purchase. I love the crisp sound it has, the high volume adjustment, NFC/Bluetooth work perfectly fine. In addition, the side controls were also very convenient. Buttons were tacky and did not seem cheap, the build however, was a bit on the cheap side. They are very durable, despite being made out of plastic. As long as you're careful, there is no need to worry about it snapping, break, etc. It's also over-ear, which gives a more immersive sound, unlike on-ear headphones. Included in the box, was a nice carrying case for headphone safe keeping. It's not hard, more like a soft case. It also came with a small charging cable (which I did not like and had to use my other micro-usb cable) and a headphone jack for backup, in case the battery runs out. A warning, you can only use this cable with the headphones. Any other audio jacks will NOT work. Cons. The bass isn't the most heaviest for the bass lovers, so you should avoid it if you can't get the bass you need. Bluetooth wasn't the best on my laptop. Music would play on the laptop, but only start seconds after on the headphones. Sometimes, the entire video would just freeze just to wait for the headphones connectivity. HOWEVER, it works fine on my smartphone, with no delay whatsoever. I still use these headphones on a daily basis and they are amazing, and work to suit my needs. I would highly recommend buying this product just for casual use anywhere; hassle free with the Bluetooth connectivity.


  • from London, ON
2.0

Not worth the price

I bought these headphones after trying them a few times in various stores and falling in love with their comfort and capabilities. However I was immediately disappointed by the sound quality—yes, it's crisp and nice, but there's almost no bass at all. I wouldn't even consider myself someone who needs a lot of bass, but I was very disappointed by the complete lack of warmth to all the songs I listened to. I turned on 'Bass Enhancer' on my iPod and while that helped, it significantly decreased the volume to compensate, so I was almost always right near full volume when listening. And when I used the Bluetooth capabilities on a computer, desktop and laptop, the quality was even worse. At first it was awful but I realized it was connecting as a Bluetooth device for making calls rather than headphones, so I did get that cleared up and that helped somewhat, but not nearly enough. And, last but not least, there was a constant delay between audio and video which drove me nuts, as well as a constant hiss whenever audio was playing. I tried everything I could to improve the sound and latency but wasn't able to, so I'll be returning these. Which is unfortunate because I was so excited and truly wanted to love them. I gave them almost a week of use while trying to figure out how to get that sound quality that I thought Bose was known for, but I just couldn't. I'm very disappointed and hope to find a better pair of Bluetooth headphones. These do get 2 stars for their comfort—they are extremely comfortable and I pretty much forgot I was wearing them, the enjoyable lack of a cord, and ability to walk away from my device for quite a distance and not lose sound. Also, the buttons are really handy and they have a beautiful design. But at least for me, the sound quality and Bluetooth issues make them not worth anywhere near their high price tag.


  • from Ottawa, ON
4.0

Pros and cons

Crystal clear sound as promised, although it says 15 minutes will give you 2 hours when i charge for 15 minutes it tends to last longer than 12! From Bose i expected amazing bass but there is little to none. Fits perfectly over my ears and comfortably, barely notice it even after using it for half a day. I recommend using bass boost on what ever device you are on, makes a HUGE difference.


  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Incredible Build Quality

The sound is incredible and I just wanted to say that I I had the misfortune of having a car run over them last week and they still worked! The plastic was cracked and the headband couldn't slide properly anymore but the audio quality didn't change at all. Unfortunately, the on/off button broke and couldn't be turned off. I am just very impressed that it still worked at all and at full audio capacity.


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Very good for the price

I have been a Bose over ear headphone user for several years, and this was my first wireless purchase. Sound quality is similar to wired however the volume is a bit quieter. (They aren't as loud as the wired.) Battery lasts long, they are very comfortable. Good purchase.


  • from Hilbre, Manitoba
5.0

great product

these headphones met every expectation I had when I ordered these. Great transition from music to answering the phone.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Much better than Dre Headphones

Recently moved away from Dre Headphones and joined forces with Bose and man.....no regrets. These headphones are phenomenal! I'm lucky to have found them in white. Great sound, great bass, great colour, all around great.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Best Headphones

This headphones beat the Beats! Easy on ears and the sound is superb! The only headphone that is better than this is the Bose noise cancelling model. No regrets on my purchased.


  • from Toronto, ON
3.0

Great Sound But...

Horrible call quality from these headphones. There was an echo on my end of calls and friends/family complained that it sounded like I was walking in the wind, even when I was at home. Skipped when connected to my tablet. If I only used them to play music from my phone I would happily give them 5 stars but, since I couldn't connect them to my tablet, tv, or answer phone calls from them, I had to take away a few stars.


  • from Halifax, NS
5.0

Great headphones

First set of wireless and I love them. Glad I went without the cords! Great sound. Wouldn't trade them. Highly recommend them. Battery life is as specked.


  • from Dartmouth, NS
3.0

Bose Headphones

My first Bose headphones... Very pleased with sound quality and comfort... Would recommend


  • from Vancouver, BC
3.0

You should know.

I've had these headphones for about a month now, I use them almost everyday for multiple hours a day. I like these headphones, their comfortable and my ears don't hurt after wearing these for long study sessions. (My thick framed glasses are uncomfortable to wear with these, but my slim framed glasses give me no hassle) But you should know, that these headphones hiss when Bluetooth becomes active. I know this is more of an issue with Bluetooth and not so much Bose. But seein g how much these cost I kind of expect less hiss. I have noticed over time, I do notice the hiss less often because I have become so use to it. But when I listen to soft music like classical or piano I still notice it still. So I don't know if I could recommend these, for the price and the hiss it's just not good enough in my honest opinion.


  • from Montréal, QC
4.0

Bose Soundlink II

Works well with iphone 5S. Good sound. Ear pad comfortable. Top part a bit hard though. A bit pricey but being free of any wire is quite enjoyable. So far the battery has the expected autonomy of 15 hours. A good buy if you can afford it.


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