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Bose - IE2 Earbud Headphones - Black, White

These Bose® IE2 earbud headphones feature an enhanced acoustic design for smooth, natural audio and 3 sizes of StayHear ear tips for a comfortable, secure fit during exercise and active sports.
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can you talk on the phone with these headphones

2 years, 6 months ago
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No, there is no mic. You would want Bose MIE2, but they are only compatible with iPhone, not Android.
2 years, 2 months ago
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You can, but just know; there is no in-line mic. So with most phones, you will have to have the microphone on the phone somewhat close to your mouth in order for the caller to hear you. There is a model of these that has an in-line mic and is designed for use while on calls. Hope this helps!
 
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2 years, 2 months ago
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No, this model does no have any controls.
2 years, 4 months ago
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answer 4
No, you need the other model labeled mobile
2 years, 4 months ago
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answer 5
The Bose IE2 headphones are designed only for music listening. If you want a product to talk on the phone, we would suggest a pair of our Mobile headsets: the MIE2i for the iPhone or the MIE2 for all other mobile phones.
2 years, 6 months ago
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answer 6
No, these are made for listening to music.
2 years, 6 months ago
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Are they good for running?

I have a hard time getting earbuds to stay in because they are too big (even the smaller silicone parts). With the StayHear technology, will they stay secure during runs?
2 years, 5 months ago
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Most likely they will stay in, I first used the medium buds with the bose and they fit so tight it was hard to get them in and out, but they were super secure. I tried the small size and was surprised by how comfortable they were--I wear them for 8hrs straight. The secure fit was nearly the same with the two different sizes.

You have to twist these when you put them in, so up and down; and side to side bouncing does not loosen them. These are the first headphones I have used while running and doing other active dynamic motion things that don't loosen up over time and don't need to be adjusted.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Yes, they even stay in if you wear them to sleep! The little nylon gizmo keeps the 'bud secure in your ear during even strenuous activity, running, or exercising.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Yes they are perfect for running. That was the only reason I bought them as well and I have really been happy with them. Have not had any problems with them falling out. I also suggested them to a friend of mine and she completely agrees about using them during workouts - totally hassle free!
2 years, 4 months ago
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answer 4
I ride a bike and run at them gym with them and they never fall out.
2 years, 5 months ago
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answer 5
I haven't tried running with them on, but I am convinced that they would stay in!
2 years, 5 months ago
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answer 6
The design of the Bose StayHear tip used in the Bose IE2 Headphones was designed for a more stable fit without compromising comfort. The shape of the StayHear tips includes an extended flexible wing that sits in the bowl of your ear. They use the ridge of your ear for support and provide significantly improved stability. This design gives you the confidence and peace of mind that the headphones will stay in place even while exercising.

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2 years, 5 months ago
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Can I buy replacement parts for the Bose earphones

I lost the silicone covers for each ear piece for my Bose earphones. How can I get replacement parts?
1 year, 7 months ago
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Maybe you can call Bose customer service
4 months, 3 weeks ago
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JazzyBee
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answer 2
you can get replacments from bose
8 months ago
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answer 3
You can. You have to order them from Bose directly, however.
9 months ago
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answer 4
Bose sells them at their website, along with a 20" extension cord for these short cord headphones.
I suspect you can find them online in other places.
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 5
Though I love shopping at Best Buy, the stores do not carry any replacemet parts. I ordered mines from BOSE.com
1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 6
Thanks for your inquiry. Replacement silicone tips are available at the following link, by clicking the Parts/Accessories tab on this page: http://bit.ly/teJ9sr

Thank you!
1 year, 7 months ago
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Can anyone recommend comparable earbuds with similar bass?

I currently own these and like the bass in them. I feel like they're a little too flat and the crash in the drums is too diluted or drawn out. Can anyone recommend any earbuds than can do this better?
1 year, 7 months ago
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Maybe if you change the settings from what ever device you are using. The bass may be set too high and your treble set too low.
7 months ago
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answer 2
I find the bass on the Monster Turbine Pro's to be better.
7 months ago
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answer 3
Being one whose hearing is not substantially damaged yet, I would submit that the real output is probably flat. Decrease your treble output or increase your bass output to make it right. Check your hearing for high end loss first. Then, realize that low end frequency response is normally a problem if improperly fitted earbuds are used. Shove it in, bud....:))
9 months ago
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answer 4
Talking strictly inner ear headphones, I can say Sony's MDR-XB60EX have superior bass than these, and you can do even better because these are not Sony's top of the line. They are also cheaper.
These BOSE are about the comfort, certainly not the sound, although is still better than average.
1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 5
Just a reminder, eveybody's hearing is different. These are my recommendations for deep bass, extended frequency response, and sound accuracy.
 
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1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 6
Try the Monster iSports. There's 3 different ones: the Immersions, Intensity's, and Strive. They are pretty much the same headphones, but with different tips and accents. They compare to the Bose ie2's. They arent as refined, but they have more thump to it. The strive are the cheapest ones @ $70, but I didn't like the way the tips felt. A plus is that since they're dedicated workout headphones, theyre sweat proof!
1 year, 5 months ago
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can these be plugged into my computer for use or just iphones, etc.

can these be plugged into my computer for use or just iphones, etc.
2 years, 2 months ago
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You can use them for anything that has an audio jack the same size, but otherwise, yes you can.
2 years ago
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Yes, these can be used with any device with standard 3.5mm headphone jack, including PC, iPod, iPhone, Android phones, MP3 players and just about everything else.
2 years, 2 months ago
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The IE2 headphones are compatible with any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. This includes all computers and laptops. Thanks!
2 years, 2 months ago
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answer 4
Any device that has a 3.5mm female input jack. So an iPod, laptop, PC/Mac. There is no limit with these! Hope this helps!
2 years, 2 months ago
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You can use these for your computer, mobile phone and anything else that has a 3.5mm jack.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Yes, they have a standard connection and I was able to plug them into my computer without issue.

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2 years, 2 months ago
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Does this product indeed bring the extra plugs in the diffrent sizes?

1 year, 7 months ago
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Yes, the ones that come fitted ordinarily are the medium ones. But they come with small and large inserts as well. Note that your ears might not be the same. Experiment with perhaps a small in one ear and a large in the other, encompassing all combinations. You'll find the right one. These buds are awesome!
9 months ago
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answer 2
Yes it comes with small medium and large along with the case
11 months ago
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answer 3
They come with 3 different sized tips. Small, Medium, Large. I have a hard time finding ear buds that fit and stay in my ear, but these do a tremendous job.
1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 4
Yes the Bose IE2 Headphones come with the extra silicon plugs (small and large) the medium silicone earpieces are pre-applied an are easy to remove.
1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 5
They have 3 pairs: small, medium, and large. Hope this helps.
1 year, 7 months ago
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answer 6
Thank you for your question.

The MIE2i headphones include three different sized silicone tips. The Medium tips are pre-installed on the ear buds and both Small and Large pairs are included in the packaging.
1 year, 7 months ago
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Can I run in the rain with the IE2

I'm not talking about a monsoon, but I do enjoy running in the rain, and if I choose to go on a five mile run in the rain, I would like to know if these will hold up. Thanks.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 1
saran wrap the all parts outside of your ear and you should be fine. The inner speaker would be fine, but the one further out and the one on the outside worry me.
2 years, 4 months ago
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they might be fine for a while but i would guarantee you that within 4 to 5 months they will die, a little water wont hurt but over time it adds up
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 3
Bose® IE2 audio headphones are not specifically designed to be waterproof or used in highly wet conditions. If water enters into the headphones, there may be damage to the internal components. However, surface exposure to rain or snow should not result in any damage to the headphones.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 4
I think you can run in the rain with these, but please note- if water gets past the buds and into your ear it will get a little annoying. I have run during a few rain showers and had no trouble with them since, maybe I got lucky.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 5
I would say, yes. I use them while working on a customer's car. Bending, looking under the dash, while under the car, and more. I also use them when exercising.
2 years, 8 months ago
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How is the bass?

I'm debating on purchasing some ear-bud headphones that have quality clear sounds along with decent bass. Are these comparable to drebeats or other products that noise-cancel and provide that low bass?
2 years, 6 months ago
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The bass is awesome! If you're focused on buying earbuds based on that alone then you have found the right pair of earbuds. I think that the IE2 are more focused on bass though, so some of the subtle sounds in the music will be less discernible. I notice that drum snares and overall treble sounds are hard to hear.
1 year, 7 months ago
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answer 2
I just purchased the IE2's. My wife has the Monster Beats in ear bud headphones. By far, the Monster Beats has definately more bass and overall sounds better. the only advantage to the IE2's over the Monster is that it fits better in your ears and is more comfortable over long periods of time. They also stay in better.
1 year, 8 months ago
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answer 3
not fully noise cancelling and only the amount of bass that was recorded in the song, if you boost it with an EQ they will sound more like dre, but overall these provide more natural sound rather than beefed up bass and super isolated sound. I prefer the bose, my gf prefers the beats.
2 years, 4 months ago
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answer 4
No These do not compare to Beats head phones. My son as those and the bass is unbelievable. I do no believe these headphones are made for that purpose. The quality of sound is excellent and they have a nice sounding bass but it's not that big sound that the dre beats has. these headphones are not sound isolating headphones at all and it says so on the package. They are just a great pair of comfortable headphones that have the excellent sound and quality that is standard with BOSE products!
2 years, 6 months ago
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answer 5
Bose in-ear headphones reproduce music with more range and realism than most typical earbuds. A modified port design, in concert with our proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure results in a richer audio performance. You'll hear natural-sounding lows, musical clarity—even at louder volumes—and an overall presence you'd expect from much larger headphones. We encourage you to try them for yourself and judge with your own ears.

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2 years, 6 months ago
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How do these headphones hold up against sweat??

2 years, 8 months ago
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They are descent with sweat. If you're worried, do like me and just pay the extra $20 for protection. At least you'll be covered from other things that can go wrong.
1 year, 5 months ago
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I sweat ALOT and my sweat seems to avoid these guys entirely due to their design and the way they sit in the ear.
2 years, 4 months ago
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I use them to exercise in and they've held up to heavy sweating.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 4
No problem with sweat.
2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 5
The Bose IE2 headphones are designed to withstand everyday use by having a strong reliable construction and a stable comfortable fit. While most headphones would not be completely waterproof, the Bose IE2 headphones are highly resistant to moisture, and have been designed with active users in mind.
Thank you for the question!
2 years, 8 months ago
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sharing your music with others???

One thing that most people comment on is the fact that these headphones don't fit into your ear like most models. In fact, some described the feeling as floating in their ear. It would seem to me that if the music is not directed into the ear, that same music is being played out to everyone around you. This would be an issue for those like myself that would be buying these for a work environment with others around.

It sounds like the sound quality is good but I can see an issue of disrupting everyone around you because they DON'T fit directly into your ear. Any opinions ???
2 years, 9 months ago
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I wear them at work and have never had an issue with sharing my music... the sound stays in my ears only. I would think if you cranked the volume then the sound would travel, but I have taken them out to talk, left the music playing and not had an issue.
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a pair of beats by dr dre that is the tour go deep in your ear if your willing to spend a little extra hope this helps
 
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answer 3
The silicone piece actually does funnel the music in to the ear but it just does not go all the way in the ear like the sound isolating headphones. You can still hear other ambient noises if the sound is low but the only way others will hear your music is if you have your music player way up. If you have it at a normal volume you will be fine.
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answer 4
The IE2 headphones are an In-Ear fit. While they do use silicone tips to stay securely and comfortably in the bowl of the ear, all of the sound is directed into the ear. These headphones have very minimal noise leakage into the surrounding environment and should not be disruptive even in a quiet office setting.

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2 years, 9 months ago
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