Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II
Crutchfield: Unboxing the Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II
From Bose: SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones
Our take on the Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
Bose® comfort and sound, without the wires
Take a glance around the Crutchfield offices, and you'll find plenty of us with Bose® headphones around our ears. They're lightweight, well-cushioned, and feel "barely there" through entire work shifts. The Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II boast the same, super-relaxed fit, and give you the freedom of built-in Bluetooth®.
Crutchfield Advisor Enrique enjoying the comfort and freedom of the Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II (phone not included).
Play music wirelessly from your compatible smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth audio sources. If your device has NFC pairing, you can even tap it to the right earcup to make a wireless connection. You'll hear clear, detailed sound without the worry of catching a cord on something as you move around.
Wireless sound with deep bass and crisp highs
Losing the cable doesn't mean you have to lose sound quality. Bose® TriPort® technology gives the SoundLink® wireless headphones clear and powerful sound for music, podcasts, and even movies. Watching video on your tablet or Bluetooth-compatible TV is more fun without the wires. And Bose® Active EQ ensures quality sound at lower volume — perfect for late-night viewing.
Crystal-clear, hands-free phone calls and LED controls
When someone calls, there's no need to fish your phone out of your pocket. The SoundLink® wireless headphones feature a built-in microphone, so you can make calls wirelessly with your smartphone. LED touch controls on the right earcup let you answer the phone, play and pause music, and raise or lower the volume.
Multi-device connection, extra-efficient charging, and wired listening
If you own two Bluetooth-compatible devices, you can connect the Bose® SoundLink® headphones to both simultaneously. If you're watching a video on your iPad®, you can still answer an incoming call from your smartphone, all wirelessly. Voice prompts alert you of incoming calls or when the built-in battery needs a recharge. A quick 15-minute charge can provide up to two hours of listening, or give it a full charge for 15 hours of use. Stuck without a computer or wall charger? If you run out of power, you can plug in the included cable and listen in wired mode until you can recharge the battery.
- over-the-ear, closed-back design helps keep out external noise
- Bluetooth connectivity for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
- NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible devices
- built-in two-microphone system lets you make wireless calls with your smartphone
- adaptive audio adjustment minimizes wind and other background noise
- earcup buttons offer easy controls for music and calls
- can connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously
- Bose® Active EQ and TriPort® technology deliver clear, powerful sound, even at low volume
- built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of listening time
- 15-minute quick charge offers two hours of listening time
- includes miniplug cable for wired use when battery is drained
- voice prompts provide information on battery life, device connection, and caller ID
- USB cable included for charging with your computer or compatible AC charging station
- fold flat for compact storage
- carrying case included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Around-ear Bluetooth headphones (white)
- 46" Audio cable (straight 3.5mm plug)
- 13" Micro USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro USB on other end)
- Zippered storage case
- Quick Start Guide (2 copies-multiple languages)
- Bluetooth instructions
- Important Safety Instructions
- Warranty Information/Product Registration card
- Australia warranty info
The Bose over the ear sound link 2 are the best thing since sliced bread. Bought them for my son. After listening to them for a brief moment, I got the biggest best hug ever. Thank you so very much for creating these spectacular Bluetooth head phones.
Robert, Guyton, GA
Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2.98" x 3.864"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Bose SoundLink Wireless Around-ear Headphones II use Bluetooth technology, so you can listen to music, or watch movies and videos, without being tethered by a cord to the source device. The headphone's around-ear design and TriPort technology allow you hear smoother audio throughout the entire frequency range from full lows to clear highs. The SoundLink around-ear headphones can enhance your listening experience from your favorite audio sources, including your portable digital music player and laptop computer.
Bluetooth Technology: The built-in Bluetooth technology lets you wirelessly make and receive phone calls from your Bluetooth-enabled phone, and listen to music from a Bluetooth-enabled audio device. The wireless operating range is approximately 33 feet (10 meters).
Near Field Communications (NFC): The Bose SoundLink Wireless Around-ear Headphones II feature easy pairing with NFC technology. If your device supports Near Field Communications, you can pair the headphones by touching your device to the NFC touch point on the right earcup.
Memory: The headphones can remember up to eight paired devices, and can connect to two devices at the same time. When powered on, the headphones will try to pair with the two most recently connected devices. You can pause audio on one connected device and play audio on the other. If desired, you can clear the memory of all devices at once.
TriPort Acoustic Structure: The SoundLink around-ear headphones, with the proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure, allow you to enjoy deeper, richer lows from a compact headphone design. Active equalization also provides improved sound quality.
Around-ear Headphone Design: The SoundLink headphones feature a comfortable around-ear fit with pivoting, angled earcups with soft padded ear cushions and contoured headband. The headphones are lighter and more comfortable than comparable headphones to let you listen for hours.
Voice Prompts: The SoundLink around-ear headphones feature spoken voice prompts to help you with setup and everyday use. When pairing to the Bluetooth device, you'll hear "Ready to pair", and "Connected to <device name>". When you first power up the headphones, you'll hear the battery status expressed as a percentage. If desired, you can change the language of the voice prompts to any of 11 available languages. Voice prompts can be turned off, if preferred.
Controls: The power switch and 3-button controls, found on the right earcup, let you turn the unit on and off, and control volume and playback. The dual microphones reduce background noise, so your voice can be clearly heard, even in noisy or windy conditions. The Multi-function button operates functions such as play/pause and track controls for music and video, plus switches between calls and other audio. The lighted Bluetooth and Battery indicators let you know the status of the wireless connection and battery power.
Battery: The Bose SoundLink around-ear headphones are powered by a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours via the supplied 13" USB charging cable. A fully charged battery provides about 15 hours of operating time. A 15-minute Quick Charge will give you enough power for 2 hours of playback time.
Audio Cable: When you want to save battery power, or if the battery is exhausted, you can plug in the supplied 46" cable. The 1-sided design gives you greater freedom of movement and less tangling. The audio cable is terminated with a straight 3.5mm mini-plug.
Fold Flat Design: The SoundLink's earcups can be swiveled 90°, allowing you to fold them flat for storage in the supplied zippered case.
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