- Bose sound
- Amazingly comfortable to wear
- Can be listened to all day without fatigue
- Not for those who want exaggerated bass
What Are Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II?
These Bose SoundTrue Headphones are a trendy-looking, around-ear headphone with the signature Bose quality of sound. They work for both music players and phones. In fact, which model you buy depends on the operating system of the phone you will want to be able to use it with.
According to Windows Central, Bose tried with these headphones to create a cool and funky look with their variant colors to compete better with Beats and Skullcandy. They largely succeeded in this endeavor, especially with the less conservative colors. The price is still fairly steep, however.
Overall, it will be difficult to find better sounding headphones at this price point, however.
Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear: Design and Construction
A popular reviewer says the SoundTrue II headphones are so lightweight that if they didn’t isolate noise so well, he’s sure he would have forgotten he was wearing them during the testing process. However, their weight does not translate into fragility. While he doesn’t recommend maltreating them, they are very flexible and will probably resist breaking.
He does recommend using the carrying case for protection if you are going to carry the headphones in a backpack. The case is also lightweight but plenty sturdy enough to do the job.
These variable-color headphones come in four different colors: white, black, mint blue, and a mint/black mix. You can choose how conservative or how funky you would like to go depending on which of these color schemes you choose. If you do not belong to the Beats and the Skullcandy crowd, plain black should fit your tastes well.
There are also patterns inside the headphones—on the black, for instance, a pattern of red triangles adorns the inner ear walls. This will only be seen if you wear them around your neck and turn the earphones outward, but adds funk for those who want it.
Bose Soundtrue Around-Ear Headphones II: Comfort
Comfort is supreme with these Bose SoundTrue 2 lightweight headphones. Fitting them to your head is simple as the cups do turn and there’s tons of adjustment room. The earcups are made from a delicious combination of pleather and memory foam, which multiple reviewers commented on the supreme comfort of.
A reliable source says that between the weight and the cushions, these classy-looking Bose SoundTrue 2 wired headphones rank high on the list of most comfortable headphones they’ve ever worn. If you’re looking for something you can wear all day and not get achy or itchy with, these super-comfortable headphones are for you.
SoundTrue Around-Ear II In-Line Mic and Remote
Another reliable source explains that the in-line mic and remote offers a way to navigate playlists and adjust volume on-the-go as well as granting access to call shortcuts. Bose made two models of this headphone—one for Apple and one for Android and Samsung. The audio cable detaches, but cannot be replaced with a non-proprietary one.
If you decide to go with this headphone, know which operating system you want it for and order accordingly.
Bose Soundtrue Around-Ear Headphones II: Noise isolation
Multiple critics mentioned the excellent noise isolation afforded by these headphones. While not actually noise-cancelling, their pads do cut out a lot of ambient noise, making listening at low levels easy and painless. We also found this to be true.
The Bose SoundTrue 2 headsphones also don’t leak very much, and we would like to point out that this makes them the ideal pair of headphones to wear out at the office or library.
Soundtrue Around-Ear Headphones II: Sound
The reviews about their sound are almost overwhelmingly positive—these high sound quality headphones really make good on the Bose name. The only complaint that ran through most of the reviews was an ever-so-slight muddiness in the midrange. Two reviewers, Windows Central and Inspiring Headphones, reported that vocals sometimes sounded a little soft in comparison to music.
A reviewer broke the sound down into categories based on pitch
Lows: There is no over-pumping of bass, just deep, clear lows. Essentially, you get as much bass as the mixing engineer originally built into the track. Only those who need mega-amounts of bass should be dissatisfied with the low-end of these headphones.
Mids: Mids are very comfortable to listen to, though there is a slight blurring where bass and lower-mid ranges pass off to one another. We at EarbudsAddict thinks that the detail in vocals is especially clear, and the majority of the midrange is deep and very pleasant to listen to.
Highs: Highs he praises especially, saying that tiny details one might miss out on with other headphones are loud and clear. He cited especially the breathing involved in singing and the sound of fingers moving from string to string on instruments. As their name suggests, these headphones make you feel like you are there with the performers as they do their thing.
He also points out that none of these details came across as harsh. They all blended in nicely with the overall sound, while still being distinct enough to be heard. Clearly, the sound is a massive selling point with these headphones, as it is with all Bose products.
Bose SoundTrue Headphones II: Accuracy
We think that the accuracy of these headphones is actually fairly high, hence all the breath and instrumental sounds.
The headphones do in fact, however, color and improve upon the music pumped through them. He says that for the vast majority of listeners, this should be a selling point. However, professionals who need to hear exactly what is there with no alteration should look elsewhere.
On the other hand, people wanting optimized music are looking in the right place with these sound-enhancing cans.
Should I Buy These Headphones?
If you love sound and want one of the best listening experiences available on the market, go for it. If you want your sound to come in a funky-looking package, these headphones offer that too. And their comfort is unmatched. These Bose SoundTrue 2 headphones are strong contenders indeed.
The price is a little steep for such a simple product, but the sound will blow away any regrets you may have about shelling out the money. If you want to know what your music can really sound like, go with the Bose SoundTrue Around-Ear Headphones II. You won’t regret it.