Bose AE2 Headphones

Bose AE2 headphones have an improved audio performance than the last few versions of Bose Headphones. They let you hear the audio in a sleek and smooth manner, making your listening experience a seamless one. Throughout the frequency range, the audio remains smooth and balanced, be it lows or highs.

The sound has clarity in it. You can use these headphones at your home, while travelling and in the airplane. They can be connected with your audio devices at home or even with sound players that are portable as well as laptops and smartphones. The acoustic equalization in these Bose AE2 headphones fine-tunes the frequency response of the headphones for exceptional audio performance.

Bose AE2 black color Headphone Complete Review

The Bose AE2 sound link headphones have set up a new standard of audio sound delivery that makes your hearing experience an unforgettable one. The ear cushions have been improved a lot so that even if you wear the Bose headphones for longer time periods, you would have hours of comfortable listening without getting tired or exhausted.

The Bose AE2 Headphones are the best that you can get regarding Bose products. The sound quality is absolutely superb, which they claim as being the case even if the volume is high so it does not distort. This allows for all sounds to be heard without any problem at all.

It was interesting when I compared the bass on these earbuds with those from a Beats by Dr Dre product because they were almost equal. What is impressive about this is that there are not many products where you can find good bass like this in a small package like this one. A lot of people tend to upgrade but these headphones will blow your mind so much so that you might never need to upgrade again! Plus, it comes in a sleek black with Bose branding on it so that the headphones seem to blend in with your personality.

The earbuds are small enough to be placed into the ears comfortably without creating a lot of noise or getting tangled up pretty easily. So you don’t have to worry about messing around while wearing them nor do you have to worry about removing and putting them back in place. They also come with an adapter that helps reduce the sounds from outside which is very useful for people who work in offices. Another greatly appreciated feature is when it comes to transferring music onto these Bose earbuds, it is easy even if you’re not tech-savvy at all! It’s so simple just drag and drop and voila! 

Bose AE2 headphones Review

Overall Score

Comfort 80%
Sound 80%
Material Quality 80%

The headband is adjustable for all head sizes so that you can a personalized fit. The advanced design includes a cushioned headband for extra comfort. The build quality is really good with more durability to prevent breakage and a fold-flat design, making them portable and easy to carry wherever you want to.

The Bose AE2 wired headphones have been designed keeping sound quality and comfort level in mind. The advanced design includes a more enhanced, acoustic headphone structure called the TriPort structure. This design provides such a sound which normal headphones in the market can’t produce, along with the exceptionally well-designed ear cushions that offer complete comfort and secure fit. The TriPort structure produces balanced and toned audio.

Bose Ae2 headphones ear cushion kit

This around-ear headphone design has soft cushions that provide an acoustic seal between the head of the user and the headphones, hence, enhancing both the sound performance and the comfort.

Additionally, the cushioned and adjustable headband has been designed in such a way so as to distribute the weight of the headphones more evenly across the top of the head to avoid any discomfort or pressure. The adjustable headband allows approximately three inches of adjustment in length. This way, these headphones can provide several hours of comfortable listening.

The earcups are angled for a comfortable fit, and when you rotate them, they fold flat, allowing easy storage and transport in the carry case.

Bose ae2 headphone cord

The audio cable can be attached on a single earcup only so that it allows more space, more freedom of mobility and less tangling of cables as compared to Y-cables. The wire can be easily detached too. This is helpful in storing them easily.

They come with a drawstring nylon carry bag that can be used to store headphones for convenient transportation.


What’s In The Box?

You’ll first see the soft-shell carry case included in the box. Zip it open, and you’ll find headphones along with a pouch containing the backup audio cable and the USB cables inside. Below the headphones you will find the warranty information and a manual.

Connectivity Technology

Bose has made the SoundLink Around Ear Wireless Headphones II very user-friendly. The voice prompt that informs you about battery life and pairing status when the headphones are turned on is an excellent example. 

No matter if you use the NFC functionality built into the headphones, pairing and re-pairing them is easy, even when compared to the complexity of many other headphones these days.These headphones are wired.


These headphones offer a new standard of audio performance that makes you want to listen to your favourite music for hours without getting tired.


The dimensions of these headphones are 7.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches.


The weight of these Bose AE2 headphones is 4.9 ounces, whereas the shipping weight is 1 lb.


They feature and adjustable, cushioned headband for a more secure and personalized fit.


The have advanced fold-flat earcups design.


They are made up of durable materials for long working life.


They can be carried in their drawstring nylon carry bag as they are portable due to their fold-flat design.


They use a 3.5mm audio plug.


They are compatible with all audio devices and smartphones.

Water resistance


Comparison with previous version Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic Headphones

Bose AE2 vs Bose QuietComfort 35  Wireless Bluetooth


The Bose AE2 headphones are compatible with all audio devices like smartphones, portable players and laptops.

Whereas the Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic are not compatible with all iOS devices. They are compatible with iPhone 3GS or later iPad version, iPod touch 2nd generation or later iPod classic 120GB, 160GB iPod nano 4th generation or later.

Noise cancellation or isolation

The Bose AE2 headphones do not do much of active noise cancellation and isolation

whereas the Quiet Comfort 25 Acoustic headphones are engineered and designed in a way that they cancel out noise and make your audio sound so clear, balanced and powerful with their significant noise reduction feature.


Bose AE2 Frequency response & Impedance

Bose Ae2 Frequency Aand Response

Bose AE2 Frequency response

Bose AE2 Frequency response

Bose AE2 Frequency response (Averaged and Compensated)


Q: Can these headphones be worn with glasses comfortably?

They are extremely comfortable and can be worn with glasses easily as they don’t apply any pressure on ears and head. Sometimes, on-ear headphones apply pressure on head but these Bose AE2 headphones are among the lightest of full-sized headphones.

Q: Can these headphones be used with TV? Do they work great with the TV?

These headphones are fantastic for use with TV as they will let you hear sounds distinctly and clearly that you would have never even noticed before. If you get yourself a sound bar with a sub-woofer, that would increase the sound quality even more.

Q: If a person wears behind-the-ear aid for hearing, will these headphones work with them?

A: Yes, even with behind-the-ear hearing aid, these headphones sound great and produce good quality audio. A contributing factor is the padding on the headphones which creates great sound and does not let sound disperse.

Q: Does the sound leak from the headphones?

A: The headphones have been tested many times and every single time, the sound was directed into the ears and not a single sound could be heard outside due to leakage.

Q: Can these headphones be plugged into audio plugs on aircraft for the purpose of watching movies?

A: Yes, just like any other headphones, these headphones can be plugged into aircraft audio plugs. They also have a built-in microphone for calls.