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Bose Mobile in-ear headset review

Bose's Mobile in-ear headset might be less invasive than some rivals, but we wanted greater detailing and dynamics from the sound Tested at £99.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

These Boses are unobtrusive when in place, but lacking in all-round excitement


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    Non-invasive when in place

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    excellent call quality

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    great clarity


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    Need greater detailing, dynamics and excitement

These Bose (opens in new tab) Mobile in-ear headphones sit in the outer bowl of the ear, with a sort of funnel to direct sound.

In place they feel a little vague, but much less invasive than their rivals. The mic and one-button control are in a single unit on the right-hand cable, and call quality is excellent, with great all-round clarity.

Music quality is a more reserved success – they're open, balanced, deep and refined, but we find ourselves longing for greater detail, dynamics and general excitement.

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