Update 6/28/15: These headphones have been discontinued by Bose. However, the IE2 are still available, and you can read our review here.
Bose was well aware of the need for a pair of workout headphones enhanced for use with smart phones when they created the Bose MIE2 Mobile Headphones. Building upon their already successful Bose IE2, the MIE2 add the ability to take calls with one touch ease.
Sound Quality. It’s going to be difficult to beat the sound quality of the Bose MIE2 without spending hundreds of dollars. As far as sound quality this is probably in our top 3 for workout headphones.
Enjoy Music and Hands Free Calls. The MIE2 add an in-line control that allows you to take phone calls with just one touch of a button. The microphone is also built into the in-line controls and doesn’t need to be held to talk.
Fit and Security. The ear fin design is something we’ve only seen in a few other headphones and they stay super secure when active.
Ear Fins. Other than becoming accustomed to the Bose StayHear technology there really are no negatives to these headphones. It may take a few days or even a week to get used to them, but after that it’s like they’re not even there.
The Bose MIE2 are a spin off of the Bose IE2 and are very similar in design to the Monster iSport and Sennheiser CX 680. These are some of the best workout headphones available. They’ve undergone extreme testing by Bose to ensure durability and have been designed with very high grade materials, which can be a huge deal for anyone serious about their training.
While these headphones are not noise isolating, we don’t consider that a negative unless you’re specifically using these for gym use only. But it’s very rare that people are using headphones only in the gym. If you like to be active outside and usually use your iPhone or other smart phone as your MP3 player these should be your top choice.
In addition, Bose has also created the Bose MIE2i which are designed specifically for enhanced use with your iPhone and iPod.
- Compatibility: iPhone, iPod, MP3 players, CD players, Laptops
- Volume Controls: in-line
- Talk Controls: in-line
- Plug: 3.5mm, angled
What’s in the Box
- Bose MIE2 Headphones
- (2) 2.5mm adapters (for additional mobile phone compabitility
- 3 different size StayHear tips
- 3 different size ear bud tips
- Cable clip
Where to Buy
*Please see our update above about these headphones being discontinued by Bose.