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SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II

Better sound. Better technology.
A better wireless experience.

Overview

Wireless freedom. Uncompromised performance.

Music makes you feel free. Wires shouldn’t get in the way of that. SoundLink® wireless headphones are engineered for exceptional sound, which stays consistent at any volume thanks to a combination of exclusive technologies. With clear calls in any environment, durable materials and a comfortable fit, you can experience wireless freedom. And uncompromised performance.

Nothing between you and your music

If you didn't think wireless headphones could sound as good as wired, wait until you hear ours. Get deep, immersive sound and seamlessly switch between two Bluetooth® devices without missing a beat of your music—and multi-function controls on the right earcup mean you don't have to reach for your device to change volume or tracks. And for NFC-enabled phones, just tap the device to the side of the right earcup for quick and easy pairing.* These are headphones engineered to deliver a better wireless experience—because nothing should come between you and your music.

* The NFC function in iPhone 6/6 Plus or 7/7 Plus only enables Apple Pay functionality. It doesn't facilitate pairing. Please use pairing instructions for phones that are not NFC enabled.

Exclusive technologies deliver

A better wireless experience starts with what you hear. With a combination of TriPort technology and Active EQ, SoundLink® wireless headphones deliver crisp, powerful sound at any volume.

Low volume
Listening hands-free at work? Get consistent performance at lower volumes.

High volume
Turning it up for your commute? Your music gets deep, immersive sound when you want it loud.

Crystal clear calls

When you’re listening all day, chances are you’ll have to take a call. These are designed to optimise communication at both ends. An advanced mic system with HD Voice provides clarity even when it’s windy, while controls on the earcup let you take/end calls without reaching for your device. And with enhanced sidetone, you’ll sound as natural as if you weren’t wearing headphones.

Bose Connect app mobile screen

One app. Complete control.

The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock product features and personalise your settings, so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up.

You can also easily manage all your BLUETOOTH® connections. Go from taking a call on your smartphone to listening to music on your tablet to watching a movie on your laptop, with a single swipe.

Built better

When you want to take your music anywhere, you need headphones built to keep up. With impact-resistant materials, glass-filled nylon and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, these are engineered to survive life on the go.

Their superior comfort means they're built for all-day listening, too. The continuous headband design features a micro suede Alcantara® cushion that evenly distributes weight and enhances stability. The soft-cushion earcups provide a comfortable around-ear fit.

Specs

Dimensions/weight

  • Headphones:19.1cm H x 15.2cm W x 3.8cm D (200 g)
  • Ear cushion:9.6 cm H x 7.4 cm W

Additional details

  • Wireless range up to 9 m (30 ft)
  • Charging time: 3 hours' full charge = 15 hours' play time (15-minute quick charge = 2 hours' play time)

In the box

  • SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II
  • USB charging cable
  • Back-up audio cable
  • Carry case
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Earprint, Big Sound Had these for about a month and very happy. I was tired of big bulky earphone that were hot, uncomfortable, and made me look like a cyberman. Spent for these, my most expensive headphones, but trusted Bose. Amazing sound from a small comfortable package. I can actually forget that I am wearing these. Love the features and I feel these are well worth the cost.
Date published: 2019-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect headphones My second pair of Bose headphones but my first pair of over ears in a long time and my first pair of bluetooth/wireless headphones. I was shocked on how comfy they are. I loved over ear headphones as they generally produce better quality sound but could never find a pair which didn't fatigue my ears or head, or find a pair that are not twice the size of my head, (I have a small head). they look perfect nice and slender and light and not to bulky and heavy. The battery life isn't the best but 10hours are more than enough for me. A 10min charge gives you 2hrs playtime, its very convenient. also you can plug in the wire and use them as a normal pair of headphones. Obviously the sound is of the Bose quality. the bass treble and balance is perfect. I love all types of music and a bit of funky jazz is clear as a drum and bass song. the guitar and bass are heard clearly. The controls are easy to use and connects well enough. Only down side is taking phone calls, the voice is almost like a robot and can not be heard very well. Its mainly prominent when answering calls, but when making calls it creeps in and out of some sort of distortion. I first thought it was due to being away from my phone but when i put it next to the headphones, it makes no difference, the distortion continues. Average build quality though, the plastic feels cheap and very soft leather. unless you handle them with care i don't think the leather will last long. A week or so later i bought the Bose soundsport bluetooth headphones and they have the same issue so I just presume it's happening everywhere. Other than the phone call aspect they are a perfect pair of headphones if your not bothered about noise cancellation headphones. They look good, they are not bulky or odd shaped. The sound is perfect, the controls are easy to use and they connect easily enough. Definitely worth buying.
Date published: 2019-05-29
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FAQs

Is my tablet or smartphone compatible with SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II?

Bose® SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II are compatible with other Bluetooth® devices that use Bluetooth® 2.1 (or later) specifications that support the Bluetooth® A2DP, hands-free and headset profiles.

Can these headphones simultaneously be connected to two devices?

Yes, they can maintain a connection to two Bluetooth® devices at the same time by using multipoint technology.

What is NFC?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless technology that enables two NFC-enabled devices to communicate when they are placed in close proximity, typically less than 10 cm (4 in). When an NFC-enabled device, such as a smartphone, is placed near the right earcup of the headphones, it pairs them to the device via Bluetooth®. Placing the device near the earcup a second time will unpair the headphones.

How do I pair SoundLink® around-ear headphones II with my mobile device?

For NFC-enabled phones, simply turn on the headphones by sliding the three-position power switch to the middle position. Then tap the back side of your phone on the front of the right earcup where you see the embossed NFC logo, and follow the prompt to accept a connection. If you don't have an NFC-enabled phone, first, make sure that the headphones are turned on by sliding the power switch to the middle position. Next, press the power switch to the Bluetooth icon until the Bluetooth LED flashes blue or the voice-enhanced user interface gives you additional directions. Now, follow the directions within the smartphone’s Bluetooth menu to connect the headphones. The NFC function in iPhone 6/6 Plus or 7/7 Plus only enables Apple pay functionality. It doesn't facilitate pairing. Please use pairing instructions for phones that are not NFC enabled.

Do these headphones work with my TV? Would they work with a Bluetooth® transmitter?

No. Many TVs do not have wireless Bluetooth® functionality. Although a transmitter will technically work, the experience does not meet Bose® expectations. There will be a distracting delay between the audio and video that detracts from the experience.

Can these headphones be used for VoIP?

Yes. If the source being used for VoIP is Bluetooth® technology enabled with the hands-free profile, Bose® Soundlink® Around-ear wireless headphones II can be used for your calls.

Why is an audio cable included in the box?

The audio cable lets you listen to Bose® Soundlink® Around-ear wireless headphones II with non-Bluetooth® devices (MP3, CD and DVD players, PCs), in circumstances when a Bluetooth® connection is not available or the headphones’ battery is depleted. Note that the audio will sound different because the headphones won’t have the power electronics that implement the Active EQ built into the wireless control module.

Can these headphones be used for gaming?

No. Most gaming consoles do not use the same Bluetooth® protocols as Soundlink® headphones. A2DP is necessary for audio with the headphones, so they would only work for communications, not game audio. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronised. Players of casual games with sound effects may not have an issue.

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Better sound. Better technology. A better wireless experience.

SoundLink® around-ear wireless headphones II

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