• Bose AE2
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  • More balanced sound signature; good build quality; looks better than predecessor.
  • Comfortable, replaceable cushions, bass, volume, clarity
  • Solid, distortion-free audio performance. Some unexpected sub-bass response. Very lightweight and comfortable. Folds flat for easy storage.


  • Treble sounds harsh at higher volumes; expensive; requires some power to really shine.
  • Price

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Asia on 74

If you've been looking for a reprieve from the recent onslaught of bass-heavy mainstream headphones, the Bose AE2 could be refreshing. However, its conservative low-end response will not appeal to everyone and you'll need to pump up the volume...

By Pocket-lint on 90

If you're after a pair of compact and lightweight cans that offer decent audio then the AE2 headphones will not...

By CIOL on

Bose has always made products for a niche segment and even though their products command a premium price, it is justified by their performance. With the AE2, Bose provides a superb upgrade to its Triport headphones.The AE2 headphones are circumaural...

By PC Mag on 70

The Bose AE2 brings comfortable fit to a headphone pair that skips noise cancellation in favor of audio performance....

By cnet on 80

If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the...

International Review By Clubic on 85

Du Bose tout craché, voilà ce qu'est l'AE2. Beaucoup de ressources de part et d'autre du spectre mais un tassement important des fréquences au centre. Ça donne un son propre mais froid. On peut aimer, toutefois ça ne...

International Review By AVguide on

Der Bose AE2 lässt sich in die Kategorie der oberen Mittelklasse einordnen. Rein äusserlich wirkt er eher unscheinbar, doch klanglich gibt er sich sehr attraktiv. Besonders überzeugt haben der spitzenmässige Tiefbass und das...

International Review By CNET.de on 80

Wenn man sich die Noice-Canceling-Modelle von Bose nicht leisten kann oder will, stellt der Bose AE2 mit seinen Verbesserungen bei Design und Klang eine gute Alternative zu weniger als dem halben Preis dar. Fanden Sie diesen Testbericht nützlich? ...