Pros Great fit and comfort
Sound quality is a 7 out of 10
Cons Poor quality and engineering. Last less then six months for the two pairs I purchased.
Summary These do not last long at all before the cable frays at the ear piece. I expected more from Bose. Do not buy if you plan to use them regularly as they will not last.
Pros Extremely comfortable, the Bose IE2s offer good sound quality with a decent amount of bass and a slightly wider range than some other headphones of similiar price. Bose thoughtfully included three sizes of inserts that easily slip over the speakers
Cons The headphone cable does seem somewhat flimsy and it is not long enough for my taste. Some might consider $100 a bit high for these in-ears.
Summary As a sound tech / worship leader / recording engineer at my church, I am always in need of a decent set of headphones that I can keep with me at all times. I bought the IE2s several months ago, and I've found myself using them in a lot of applications - mixing, recording and even while on stage (the band members all use headphones - no stage monitors). Admittedly, they are not ideal for any one of these situations, but I find them irrestibly easy to use in each scenario and use them a LOT. The sound is good, the length is just (barely) right for each instance, and most importantly, they are so comfortable that I can forget I have them in my ears. One thing I've found on stage is that I can hear the congregation a bit over the mix in my ears - this has been a good thing for me as I can get instant feedback on what's happening in the room as I lead the band.
Overall, the Bose IE2 certainly isn't for everyone, and if you require high quality and/or sound isolation for any of the applications I mentioned, they definitely aren't for you. But for those who prefer extreme comfort in an in-ear monitor at a relatively decent price, the Bose IE2 might be a good solution to consider.
Pros They are small and somewhat sturdy.
Cons Weird and an awkward shape to get use to. They only lasted me about four months. And started to show some wear and tear around the jack itself and around the actual headphone.
Summary If you buy them then just know to be extremely careful with them. They do sound pretty good but I would've rather bought some other headphones if I knew they were going to be really sensitive especially since I worked out with them most of the time.
Pros If I had the ability to use the features advertised for this product I would probably be able to give a Pro. Unfortunately the most important features (use with Iphone & speakers themself) have failed after ten days of use.
Cons After only 10 days use, the left ear bud speaker rattles in its casing. The music control button (back or forward) has stopped working. I take meticulous care of this product for it to fail as quickly as it did, and for the price.
Summary I bought these on advice from a friend to use with my Iphone. The only thing I initially used them for was possibly three phone calls while driving. After starting my workout routine again after the winter of walking and listening to music on my Iphone, it took only 10 days before the left speaker bud was displaced from its casing where you could hear it rattle when shaken. It also sounded like a blown speaker when music played. The controller buttons that are supposed to advance or reverse a song connected to the cable stopped working after just 8 uses. I had to use my Iphone to either advance or reverse a song selection. For the price paid for this product, you would expect better testing before putting it on the market, especially from a company as reputable as Bose. In contrast, it almost seems they used their name alone to price this product as I can spend $10-$20 on a pair of ear buds that not only sounds as good or better, but also lasts much longer. This has soured my thinking on Bose and I will consider this product the next time I need any sound equipment.
Pros Great sound for earbuds. Fit my ears comfortably. Take this with a grain of salt as everyone has their own idea of fit and sound quality.
Cons None so far.
Summary I have plenty of full headphones in my arsenal as I do recording and audio work. I wanted something for when I work out or walk. I was torn between these and Sennheiser's. I settled for these. I have yet to have these move or come out.