In 2005 Bose took workout headphones to a new level with the Bose In-Ear Headphones or more commonly the Bose IE1. They combined a snug and comfortable fit with pure quality sound. Well now, they’re back at with the Bose IE2.
This time they’ve developed a brand new technology for sports enthusiasts. Not only that, but Bose using an intertwined color system of black and white striping on the headphone cables and the earbuds, Bose has also created a nice looking pair of headphones.
Sound Quality. Bose continues to impress with their sound quality. Even though the Bose IE1 had impressive sound, the Bose IE2 will blow you away. Bose added an additional port on the earphones to boost bass tones, which in turn improves the overall natural sound quality of the headphones. There’s one thing for sure, with Bose, sound quality is never a problem
Fit and Comfort. The one complaint about the Bose IE1 was fit. During sports, the Bose IE1 would come lose or fall out. Well, Bose listened to their audience and addressed that very issue with a brand new technology: StayHear.
Style. Chrome speaker grills and black and white strip cabling make you look good while you workout.
Adjusting to Ear Fins. The Stay Hear technology, which takes advantage of ear fins to keep the earbuds in place is still new and may be awkward for some people. We don’t really consider this a con, just wanted to give everyone a heads up that it may take a week or two to adjust, but after that they’re amazing.
The time of the year hasn’t come yet to update our Best Workout Headphones, but we can almost guarantee these will be on the list.
What exactly is StayHear technology?
Essentially the Bose IE2 utilize a newly designed silicon earpiece that comfortably keeps the in-ear bud firmly in place during workouts or other activities. Take a look at the picture for more details.
How is this different than other in-ear headphones?
Unlike traditional in-ear headphones, the Bose IE2 sit just on top of the ear, allowing plenty of breathing area for the ear. This provides 2 major benefits:
- Reduces likelihood of experiencing “sweaty ear” problem, sometimes common with in-ear headphones.
- Gives people who don’t traditionally like in-ear headphones another option with the same result
- Designed specifically for mp3 players, laptops, CD players, DVD players and other portable devices
- Advanced materials construction allows for increased durability
- Cable length: 45 inches
What’s in the Box?
- Bose IE2 audio headphones
- Protective carrying case
- 3 StayHear tips (small, medium, large)
- Cable clip