Bose has a new set of headphones, the OE2i and the OE2. They’re both identical in the specs department, though the OE2i includes an inline mic designed to work specifically with the iPhone.
The OE2s are smaller and lighter than Bose’s original on ear headphones and use memory foam – the same stuff found in pillows – ear cushions to mold to your ears. They’ve incorporated their TriPort acoustic headphone structure, which Bose says delivers big sound in a small form factor, and Bose acoustic equalization that supposedly fine tunes the frequency response. Ultimately, the O2Es should sound good and not over encumber your dome.
A detachable cord that attaches to one ear cup should minimize tangling, while a fold flat design means that you can stuff the OE2s into a bag without adding too much bulk.
The OE2is are specifically designed for the iPhone, so you’ll be able to switch between calls and music, control tracks, volume, change playlists and more using the integrated controller on the back of the mic.
The OE2 and OE2is are available now in black or white for $149.95 and $179.95 respectively.