"Good sound for the price, a little short on details"3.5 starson by bob_tomato
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.
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