Product Type: Bose headphones
Newest Review: ... over a month each, then this company is definitely for you. THE PRICE When I last checked online, these headphones could be purchased... more
Outstanding product from an outstanding company
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Advantages: Faultless sound and comfort
Disadvantages: lead can be a little too long for going out and about
Before I received these headphones i was already fairly familiar with the Bose company. We have a family Bose stereo and CD player as well as a Bose surround system for our main TV, both of which have served their purpose superbly and are still working as well as they did when we purchased them years ago. Personally I prefer the Bose company over other high end companies such as Apple and Skull Candy when it comes to sound products simply due to the consistent outstanding quality in each of their products I have tried; they also excel in comfort and design.
The company offers a range of products which are based on sound, from small in ear headphones to large sound systems for the home entertainment. Bose are also well known for having fairly steep prices but if you'd rather invest in a product that lasts over investing in 20 headphones that won't last over a month each, then this company is definitely for you.
When I last checked online, these headphones could be purchased from around £80-100 depending on where you shop for them, my parents said they paid £99 for mine but that was a while ago now so it's probably easier to get them a little cheaper. If you aren't familiar or comfortable with the brand, the first sight of the price may put you off, however you will get great use and quality out of these headphones so it's worth digging deep and giving them a go.
THE DESIGN AND COMFORT
I found that the design was very considerate for all potential users of the product, like most over ear headphones the band is adjustable to suit both the larger and the smaller heads and helps to achieve maximum comfort. It's easy to adjust the band you just simply pull the top of the band and the ear bud away from each other, however it's so smooth it'll probably adjust itself as you pull and put the buds over your ears.
The ear buds themselves are very well cushioned and provide great comfort for my ears, the size of the buds are fairly generous and they have space around my ears too, which means it should provide the same comfort for those who have bigger ears. I found that when the headphones where on there was just enough pressure to feel snug on my head but not so tight that it began to make my head hurt, like skull candy headphones usually did for me.
The lead on these headphones is very generous and allows me to walk around two meters away from where they are plugged in, this is great for me as I always seem to be busy and in the need to go and grab additional items for the activity im doing; not having to take the headphones off every time this happens saves time and creates much less fuss.
EASE OF USE
These headphones are foolproof when it comes to using them, there is literally only one function you need to do and that is to plug the headphones into the socket of whatever device you wish to use them with. Once you do that you're ready to start listening to whatever you like!
THE SOUND QUALITY
The sound quality of these headphones just cannot be beaten, it exceeded all of my expectations which were already very high. The idea of these headphones it that the special padding on the buds are meant to keep the sound in and the background noise out so both the listener and the people around you are happy. I did have my doubts about this as this technology rarely works when you want to listen to your music fairly loudly, however I was proved wrong.
When you're listening to music with these headphones it feels as if you're in the room with the artist. There is no background noise and each individual instrument which make the piece of music can be clearly heard and identified, much unlike the cheap headphones which seem to merge all of the instruments into one and make the music sound flat.
The height of the volume can go reasonably loud without feeling like you're bursting your eardrums, which is another great thing about these headphones, because there is no background noise you can have your volume a little lower than usual and still be able to hear the sounds more clearly than you would with any other ordinary headphones.
I'm going to rate my personal overall experience as 9/10 I've only marked one down as the lead can get a bit tangly sometimes and can also be impractical if you want to use the headphones out and about as you have to wrap the lead around your phone or iPod several times just to keep it out of the way as you walk and listen.
Other than that I just can't fault these headphones, I've had them for nearly two years and they are still looking, feeling and sounding as good as new.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
I would defiantly recommend these headphones to anyone who will use them on a day to day basis and needs a product that can be versatile for many needs. I defiantly recommend it to those of you who live in a busy house and sometimes need a pair of headphones that can either block the sound of everyone else out or keep all the noise you are listening to in. I can defiantly say that these headphones have helped keep the house a little more peaceful and can keep everyone happy.
Summary: Outstanding product from an outstanding company
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