Bose® AE2w Bluetooth® headphones
From Bose: AE2w Bluetooth Headphones
Our take on the Bose® AE2w Bluetooth® headphones by Crutchfield's David Brown
The Bose AE2w Bluetooth headphones feature a control module for taking calls and controlling your music.
Once you go wireless, you may never go back
Free your headphones from the tangle of wires. With the Bose® AE2w Bluetooth® headphones, you can enjoy music and videos without being tied down to your wireless device. With Bluetooth connectivity and built-in controls, the AE2w headphones make it easy to enjoy great-sounding music and clear phone conversations with your compatible smartphone — no wires required. It's perfect for listening to music on the go or watching a movie on your iPad® while lounging on the couch. And because the AE2w headphones employ Bose's TriPort® technology, you can be sure you'll get the clear, smooth sound that Bose is known for.
Clever design keeps you in control
The AE2w headphones feature a unique detachable Bluetooth module. This little device is the control center of your headphones. It feature a built-in microphone for phone calls, as well as easy-to-use push-button controls. The large multi-function button lets you answer calls, hang up, play and pause music, and skip tracks. And volume controls keep your music and calls dialed in, allowing you to hear every note and word clearly. The intuitive design makes it easy to know which button is which, so you'll be in complete control of your smartphone from the first time slip these lightweight, cushioned headphones over your ears.
Multi-device connection and wired listening
If you own two Bluetooth-compatible devices, you can connect the AE2w 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. Audio prompts will let you know when a call is coming in, as well as when the built-in battery is running low. Charge it up with your laptop using the included USB cable. Or if your battery dies and you're unable to charge, simply pop the Bluetooth control module out and plug in the included headphone cable. That way you can keep listening until you're able to recharge the battery.
From our Bose® AE2w Bluetooth® headphones review:
I was really impressed with the Bose® AE2w Bluetooth® headphones. I love their comfort, the easy-to-use controls, the wired option, and their natural midrange and wide soundstage. And I could definitely get used to the freedom that wireless connectivity offers.
— David Brown, Crutchfield A/V Writer
- comfortable, lightweight, over-the-ear design
- Bluetooth 2.1 and A2DP connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
- detachable Bluetooth control module with built-in microphone, multi-function button, power button, and volume controls
- can connect to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously
- built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 7 hours of run time and 200 hours of standby time
- includes optional 66" miniplug cable for wired use when battery is drained
- LED lights and audio prompts for battery life, power, and Bluetooth connection status
- TriPort® acoustic headphone structure for powerful bass and clearer sound
- 36" USB cable for charging with your computer or compatible AC charging station
- earcups fold flat for easy storage
- drawstring carry bag
- weight: 5.27 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Around-ear bluetooth headphones
- 36" USB charging cable (terminated by a USB type-A connector on one end and a proprietary connector on other end)
- 68" Headphone cable (use optional)
- Cloth pouch
- Instructions (English/ Spanish/ French/ German/ Fourteen other languages)
- Pictorial quick setup guide
- Important Safety Information
- Warranty/On-line product registration information
- Australia/ New Zealand warranty note
Excellent product. Glad I bought them.
Nancy M, San Francisco, Ca
Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2.9" x 3.8"|
|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 AE2w Bluetooth wireless headphones let you listen to music, or watch movies and videos, without being tethered by a cord to the source device. The headphone's around-the-ear design and TriPort technology lets you hear smoother audio throughout the entire frequency range from full lows to clear highs. The Bose AE2w audio headphones can enhance your listening experience at home and on the go 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. You can also listen to music from a Bluetooth-enabled audio device. The wireless operating range is approximately 33 feet. The AE2w headphones include the following profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, A2DP 1.2, and AVRCP 1.4.
TriPort Acoustic Structure: The AE2w headphones, with the proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure, allow you to enjoy deeper, richer lows from a compact headphone design. Active equalization in the control module also provides improved sound quality.
Around-Ear Headphone Design: The AE2w headphones feature a comfortable around-ear fit with pivoting, angled earcups. The Bose AE2w headphones feature soft cushions that provide an acoustic seal between the headphones and your head, enhancing both performance and comfort. The redesigned ear cushions feature softer materials for hours of comfortable listening.
Padded Adjustable Headband: The adjustable, cushioned headband has been redesigned to distribute weight more evenly across the top of the head. The sturdy design features soft cushion for added comfort. The adjustable headband allows approximately three inches of adjustment in length.
Control Module: The control module, found on the left earcup, lets you turn the unit on and off, and control volume and playback. It also contains a microphone for making phone calls, or talk to voice-recognition apps, such as Siri and Google Search. The Multifunction Button operates functions such as play/pause and track controls for music and video, plus switches between calls and other audio. It has LED and audio indicators for power, battery life, and Bluetooth connection status. The control module is removable, allowing you to use the headphones with the supplied audio cable.
Battery: The control module is powered by a Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery. The battery is charged in approximately 3 hours via the supplied 3' USB charging cable. A fully charged battery provides about 7 hours of operating time and 200 hours of standby time.
Audio Cable: When you want to save battery power, or the battery is exhausted, you can remove the control module and use the AE2w as a wired headphone. The included 68" audio cable connects to the left earcup using the same 2.5mm sub-mini jack as the control module. The 1-sided design gives you greater freedom of movement and less tangling. The audio cable is terminated with a 3.5mm mini-plug. No 1/4" plug adapter is included.
Fold-Flat Design: The AE2w's earcups can rotate to fold flat, allowing for easy storage and transport in the included cloth carry pouch.
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