Bose Sound True Headphones Review


bose30-7-14By Jayanta Ghosh

Bose recently updates its headphone lineup with  the FreeStyle  earbuds, SoundTrue on-ear headphones and SoundTrue around-ear headphones.  We got a chance to review the SoundTrue on-ear headphones. Bose announced their new series of colorful Bose SoundTrue headphones this year, which replace the fantastic older, and more conservative-looking Bose OE2i (On-Ear) and AE2i headphones. With these new range of hedadphones Bose is certainly reinventing itself with more fashionable and budget friendly models.

This Bose SoundTrue on-ear headphones comes in black, white, mint, mint/black or mint/purple colors. And these headphones certainly look more vibrant than their predecessors, and targeting the youth. The SoundTrue on-ear headphones we were using were a pale mint which looks quite attractive but not flashy. The design itself is very simple and neat, and the headphones can be easily adjusted. The cups are mounted on collapsible hinges and can be folded flat so you can carry the headset in a small pouch (which comes in the box). The earcups can turn 180 degrees to let it fold flat enough to fit in the palm of your hands. This makes the SoundTrue On-Ears great for people that are on the move a lot and like to stash their headphones in their backpack.

The SoundTrue’s inline microphone-toting cable is removable, and only attaches to the left earcup. You can also remove and replace the memory foam earpads, each of which is tailored to the particular headphone it is sold with. The plastics used in the rest of the construction of the SoundTrues are great — typical hard-wearing, solid but light weight. The audio that you’ll get from the Bose SoundTrue on-ear headphones is not exceptional but decent enough. We expected much better then this from Bose. Though it handles all kind of genres and sound well but, sometimes it lacks that  measured and balanced sound. The headphones cable also has an integrated microphone for taking calls. Voice quality seemed fine with no distortion.

Price: Rs. 13,388
Comfortable, lightweight design.
Foldable for easy transportation.
Decent audio isolation and good sound.
Relatively high price.

Audio cable (167cm)
Carrying pouch
Ratings (Out of 5)
Design: 4
Performance: 4.5
Value for Money: 3.5
Overall: 4

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