AN EARFUL AND MORE
Last year, the Bose AE2 set new benchmarks in high-end headphones. This year Bose wants to recreate the magic with the OE2. Though much more compact than its predecessor, the OE2 does not in any way limit itself as far as the music quality is concerned.
We did not find anything that actually pushes up the quality of the audio—anyway a tough ask with the kind of standards Bose sets itself—but the ear cups are definitely softer and smaller. While the OE2 does not cover your ears, the memory foam cushion on the cups cut out all external noise. So with the cups on, you see people talking in mute even though you haven’t switched on the music. The headband is adjustable and fits perfectly without your feeling a halo on your scalp. The fold-flat design of the headset makes it easy to pack and carry around.
As always the sound is superb and you can actually make out the difference that Bose’s Triport Technology brings to the headset when you try it with any other high-end competitor. Bose lets you hear notes which you never knew existed and for that it does not matter if you are travelling in a metro or having your morning cuppa at home.
But then you have to earn every note you hear on a Bose for the small little OE2 costs 8,100. Certainly not music to most ears.
BOSE OE2 Price: 8,100