Bose AE2 comparison

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Bose AE2

Bose AE2
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Bose OE2 (Black)

Bose OE2 (Black)
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)

Bose Quiet Comfort 15 (Silver)
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Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones (Black)

Bose AE2w Bluetooth Headphones (Black)
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Price $141 at 1 store $89 to $141 at 3 stores $269 at 2 stores $244 to $249 at 11 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 31 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 28 reviews 4.0 stars out of 77 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date November 05, 2010 October 13, 2011 December 05, 2009 August 21, 2009 May 14, 2013
The Bottom Line If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the price. You can debate the price, but the Bose OE2s are very comfortable everyday-use headphones with a compact frame and balanced, detailed sound. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are among the best available for less than $200, offering excellent sound and build quality. While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Despite a few question marks and a high price, the AE2w headphones are a very good-sounding Bluetooth pair that's lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
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Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Silver
Black
Info unavailable Silver
Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wireless - Bluetooth
Active Noise Canceling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable
Headphones Type Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Headphones - Stereo
Recommended Use Portable audio system
Home audio system
Notebook
Tablet
Digital player
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Digital player
Cellular phone
Portable audio system
Home audio system
Notebook
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Full size
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 year warranty
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wireless - Bluetooth
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Audio Specifications Info unavailable Info unavailable Frequency Response 15 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 99 dB - Impedance 38 Ohm
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product Description Bose AE2 audio headphones - Headphones
Bose OE2 - Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH M50 - Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headphones
Bose AE2w - Headphones
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