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Trustedreviews opinion on these headphones is one of the most positive around and it wasn't here when I looked for a good pair of cans. I had some mixed feelings after reading the other reviews but eventually decided to give it a go. And I don't regret. They are the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried. Mid range is often criticised here and some complain on quite specific bass which emphasises very low, hardly audible frequencies. Yes, I can see what they are talking about but for me these are really a matter of taste and/or equipment. I am also not a fan of overwhelming, punchy bass. A bit of fine EQ tuning can do a lot here and many adjust EQ settings to match their preferences anyway. I am really delighted with the sound they can produce.
No doubt they offer great comfort and an aesthetic appeal, only one problem. The sound output is quite low! I compare it to its equally priced cousin- the Bose OE2. They are arguably less comfortable than the AE2 and don't appeal as pleasing as them, but they are louder, more portable and come with a better storage case. The low volume is the only complaint I have on the AE2s, other than that, perfect pair. good review.
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