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Bose never ceases to impress. The sound quality of their products is rarely matched and the Bose IE2 Earbuds are no different. These are quite possibly the best workout earbuds under $100 that we’ve ever seen. Period.
For their earbuds Bose utilizes a technology called TriPort, which is 100% exclusive to their products and one of the main reasons they have some of the best sounding earphones around. Essentially this technology increases the clarity of low (bass) sounds while also balancing out sounds across both ears.
It’s going to be hard to beat Bose in terms of sound quality.
Comfort and Fit
If you haven’t already figured it out the Bose IE2 are a take off of the Bose IE1. However the Bose IE1 were well under par for a product from Bose, especially in terms of comfort and fit. Luckily Bose made a tremendous improvement by inventing their StayHear technology. If this style of in ear fin looks familiar it’s because the Monster iSport also utilizes a similar technology.
Some people like it and some people don’t. It fits very similar to a normal earbud by resting gently on the outer portion of your ear (just inside your ear), and uses the ear fin to lock it in place. This is the perfect set of earbuds for someone who wants the sound quality of an in ear bud, but absolutely hates jamming an ear bud in their canal.
The Bose IE2 address durability in two major ways: 1) by using high quality materials on the cord to prevent damage from active or excessive use and 2) by engineering the armature within their earbuds to withstand all sports activities.
- Gym Workouts
Note: we usually don’t recommend headphones for the gym unless they are noise isolating or noise cancelling, but the sound is just so crisp and clear that we’re making an exception for the Bose IE2.
Other Features to Consider
- Angled plug for compatibility with nearly all MP3 devices
- Weight: 0.65 ounces (with cables)
- Available with an in-line microphone or in-line microphone (Bose MIE2) and added functionality with the iPhone (Bose MIE2i)
What’s in the Box
- Bose IE2 Earbuds
- Protective carrying case
- (3) pairs of StayHear ear tips (S, M, L)
We said it once and we’ll say it again. These are currently topping our list for best sport earbuds under $100. It’s very rare to find such a high quality combination of sound, comfort, fit, and durability. On top of all that these earbuds are backed by one of the best audio manufacturers around.
If you’re looking for an all around great pair of workout earbuds, go with the Bose IE2.