After my second pair of Plantronics Backbeat 903+ bluetooth headphones died I gave up on them and decided to try something else. After doing a little research on the Internet, the Bose SIE2 and SIE2i kept showing up on the lists. The difference between the two being that the SIE2i is optimized for the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
I was impressed that users consistently gave the Bose product 4 and 4.5 stars out 5 on the net. I was discouraged by the price of most of the headphones. I was really not wanting to pay over $100 for a pair of headphones to use for running. I was not to pleased with the Apple ear buds because they keep falling out of my ears. The strong point given to the Bose headsets by most reviewers is that they are secure and do not fall out of your ears. I own several Bose products and I am already sold on the sound quality of Bose.
The SIE2 are priced at $119.95 and the SIE2i are priced at $149.95, with free shipping. Below is a picture of my new Bose headphones:
In the box you get the Headphones, the Bose-Reebok armband, three StayHear Tips: one small, one medium and one large, and an extension cable. The headphones include the controls for Apple products and a clothing clip. I have done two 30 minute runs using the new headphones and they have not fallen out of my ears one time. I have turned my head sideways and shook it trying to get the headphones to fall out and they will not. The second run was in strong winds and the headphones did not blow out of my ears. I have came to expect clear, full crisp sound from Bose products.The in-line controls for the iPhone are very easy to use. The top button increases the volume, the bottom button lowers the volume, and the middle button is pause/start. The armband stays snug around my arm and has not came loose when I ran. So far I have been very pleased with my new headphones.
What headphones do you use when running?