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Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II Review

The Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones are certainly an easy first choice for music lovers who simply want the most immersive sound possible. As a brand, Bose is known for delivering some of the highest sound quality from both speakers and headphones, and this Bose model is no exception.

With improved eq-best-in-class performance ratings for wireless headphones, the Bose Soundlink helps set a benchmark for what you should expect from high quality headphones. While the Bose SoundLink isn’t marketed as being noise-cancelling, we found the headphones to have a tight enough fit and have a high enough sound quality that most ambient background noise won’t be an issue. There are certainly better noise-cancelling headphones out there, but for most environments the Bose SoundLink should do the trick.

With the latest Bluetooth technology, audio/video syncing is easy with the Bose SoundLink, and takes relatively little technical knowledge to operate. Additionally, the Bose SoundLink allows you to switch between two different Bluetooth devices so it is possible to watch videos while you remain connected to a smartphone or laptop.

Sometimes the downfall of wireless headphones is having a short battery life and constantly needing to recharge. However, the Bose SoundLink allows for up to 15 hours of play time, so you can trust the headphones to get you through an entire day before even being close to running out of juice. The lithium-ion battery is fully rechargeable, and even after months of use there shouldn’t be any noticeably difference in battery life after several recharges.

The Bose SoundLink also comes equipped with Adaptive Audio Adjustment, which adjusts volume based on voice level and background noise automatically. Whether you’re making a call in a busy environment or in the comfort of your own home, the microphone on the Bose SoundLink will adjust accordingly.

Perhaps the only downside of the Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones is the price tag. However, while this pair of headphones is more of a premium purchase, the quality of sound and overall value of the Bose Soundlink justifies the cost for any music lover. It’s also worth mentioning that the Bose SoundLink are not extremely bass heavy, yet they still have a very balanced, clean tone. The Bose Soundlink is also very lightweight, which makes them great for on the go use so long as you are careful when storing the headphones in a backpack or suitcase.

Why You Should Buy the Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II:

  • Superb sound quality and balanced tone

  • 15 hour battery life and rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Comfortable, adjustable fit

  • Seamless and easy to use Bluetooth technology

Why They Might Not Be For You:

  • Not extremely bass heavy, which is sometimes a preference

  • The around-ear aspect can be slightly uncomfortable in very high temperatures (though these headphones are great for winter use!)

  • The Bose SoundLink headphones are fairly lightweight, so if you are prone to breaking your gadgets perhaps look at other SoundSystemReviews for a more sturdy pair of headphones!!

Overall Impression

In conclusion, the Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones are a great purchase for a dedicated music lover who desires a high sound quality while having the versatility and comfort of wireless headphones. While these are a slightly higher end model of headphones, they certainly won’t disappoint and have earned one of the spots on SoundSystemReview’s Top 5 Headphones of 2017 List.



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