Our Verdict Fine enough headphones, but there's much better out there For Decent noise isolation, good call quality Against Lack detailing and finesse Reviewed on 3rd December 2009 The Boses encourage a Cyberman look – the headband is forced outwards leaving a huge gap between the band and wearer’s head, just above the ears. But, look past the aesthetics and you’ll actually find a comfy pair of cans. Music sounds neat and tidy, even when the headphones are pushed hard. Chase and Status’s No Problem can unsettle the most composed speakers, never mind headphones, but these handle the pounding bass just fine. But, this neatness and calmness means the Boses don’t have a cutting edge, lacking detail and finesse. More after the break Fine, then, but only in a ham-sandwich-on-white way. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the week Fri, 17 Mar 2017, 04:53pm Headphones catch fire mid-flight, injuring airline passenger Wed, 15 Mar 2017, 04:26pm The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 04:44pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Mar 2017, 03:56pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Bose Headphones Mobile On-ear Headset Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.