Pros Quality sound, secure fit, exteremly durable
Cons Remote quality is poor, microphone is tepid at best, outside sound overpowers speakers at times
Summary After being a longtime fan of the original IEs, I purchased the SEIE2is hoping that it would be a more rugged improvement of the IE2. Unfortunately, I was somewhat disappointed. While Bose did an excellent job on providing a durable set of earbuds with great sound, it is underscored by the amount of sound the earpiece lets in, and at times you literally have to crank the volume uncomfortably loud to compete with outside sounds or a car stereo. The cord sends mixed signals, with size and tangling issues being the key factor; clip in the extension for the cord and you have a fairly large rope to play with that can be cumbersome if you're lifting, leave the cord at home and you have a hilariously short cord that can't even reach the average man's pocket. Unfortunately, even with these flaws, there really isn't any earbud in the active style that is comparable in sound quality. Obviously, you must be willing to let Bose turn out your pockets to purchase, as $150 after taxes and shipping for non-sound isolating earbuds is fairly steep.
Pros Great Sound, Extremely comfortable fit
Cons Microphone Breaks, Remote Breaks - Replaced 3 Times in 1 Month and It broke again today!! Wires twist too easily
Summary I love these. I wanted these for ages, as I work out hard. Running, cycling and circuits. There is nothing comparable in the market that I can see. The headphones fit so well, you can still hear the traffic which is great and the sound is the usual Bose high quality - winner then? NO NO NO. Im so disappointed I have taken them back to be replaced 3 times and today they have broken again. Im fed up and I would have swapped for something else BUT there is nothing else with the same features. For £129 they should be perfect. The competition is way less money than that BUT they don't have the features. I Want these to work and Im calling Bose tomorrow to see if its an issue and what they can do. I would rate them 5 stars but I can't because the reliability is so poor. The microphone stops working and your caller can't hear you. The voice recognition obviously therefore doesnt work and then the volume goes up and up without touching them. SORT IT OUT BOSE
Pros The earphones speakers, the only part of the device that did not get damaged.
Cons The volume buttons and the mic.. they get damaged at the first week of usage, 2 times!!
Summary I run almost the 7 days of the week for around 40 minutes on a treadmill at a very high speed, so i sweat and I needed a good pair of headphones, after seeing the SIE2`s promo video on youtube where Bose claims that those headphones are made for sport and are "sweat resistant" I decided to bought those things. In a month of usage the experience cannot be worst! they worked fine the first week, after that, the play and volume control became crazy!, it suddenly put all the volume up (to the maximum volume) or stopped the music for no reason, I went to the store where i bought those things and they gave me a new set (that was ok) the new set were working fine until today.... today the volume control gets mad again... is not working and the play button stay pressed, and yes! the microphone is not listening... I dont see any "sweat resistant" on this pair of headphones, so, DO NOT buy this things!