Bose SoundLink Around Ear II headphones are the product of American company. It supports wired and wireless connections. These options make them a decent choice to review for multiway use. They have a closed cup design and let’s see how it impacts the sound and comfort further.
Bose SoundLink Around Ear II specs state 15 hours of battery life and 3 hours of charging time. There is a speed charge option and battery level indicator that I find very comfortable to control on the go. They do support NFC and battery free listening mode.
I like the balanced ranges of Bose SoundLink II. The highs, mids, and lows sound naturally and clearly. The voices are bright and instruments are distinct. The bass is strong enough but not boomy so it leaves space and clarity for other ranges. That will suit most listeners and music genres. The soundstage is limited for its closed cups.
The natural noise cancelling is present for the closed cups design. But there is no function of active noise cancelling. So the sound leakage is noticeable and noise isolation is poor for traveling and noisy environments.
Bose SoundLink Around Ear II specs represent wired and wireless connection, so the wire is detachable. It is 120 cm/3.9 ft long. The wireless connection is supported by a Bluetooth version 4.2. It is connected to the last device used automatically and it makes things much easier and faster. The connection to a new device is also quite simple. The connection quality itself is great.
The plastic build and quality of materials do not impress. But I should admit their incredible comfort and light weight of just 198 g/7 oz. The cups are not foldable to make them take less space. In general I may almost forget I have them on! The adjustable headband will fit most heads.