Bose SoundLink Around Ear II Review and Specs

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 review

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Features

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.

Bose SoundLink Around Ear II review

Sound

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.

Noise cancelling

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.

Connectivity

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.

Comfort and design

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.

Pros and cons

Bose SoundLink Around Ear II pros and cons

Pros

  • Natural sound of a decent quality will satisfy most users
  • Wired and wireless connection with a speed charge and great battery life makes them a pretty mobile device
  • Incredible comfort with light weight, not tightening fit, soft and large cups

Cons

  • Poor build quality restricts its durability
  • Leaky sound and absence of ANC are the things the headphones lack for use out and travel

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Common features

Product

Bose SoundLink Around Ear II

Model

SoundLink Around Ear II

Brand

Bose

Reviews

9304

General

Wearing style

over ear

Enclosure

closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

198/7

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, voice assistant

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable

Battery life, hrs

15

Charging time, hrs

3

Charging port

micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Bose SoundLink Around Ear II
Bose SoundLink Around Ear II

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