Bose Bluetooth Headset Review



  • Sleek Design
  • Comfortable fit


  • Right ear only
  • Average sound quality
  • Expensive

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: £129.00
  • Sleek Design
  • Lightweight
  • Removeable ear tip
  • 4.5hr talk time
  • Multipoint connections

Bluetooth headsets by their very nature don’t do an awful

lot. There are no apps you can use with them, you can’t play games on them,

they don’t have front- or rear-facing cameras and they don’t even have a a

super fast dual-core processor for God’s sake.

Bluetooth headsets, like this one from audio gurus Bose, do

one thing and one thing only. They connect to your phone wirelessly to allow

you take and make phone calls without having to touch your phone.

Yes, some of them allow you to stream music through your

phone but who wants to listen to the latest Slipknot opus on a mono

Bluetooth headset? Not us, that’s for sure.

Bose Bluetooth Headset 5

Minimalism in a Bluetooth headset is a feature we hold in high regard. The less conspicuous these headsets are the better,

and the Bose Bluetooth Headset is about as unobtrusive as you’re going to get.

Weighting just 12g and measuring 19 x 46 x 32mm, it is light

and compact enough so as not to trouble the wearer even over a long period of

time – and even more importantly it doesn’t look like an ugly slab of plastic

you’ve attached to your ear with an elastic band.

The Bose headset is finished in a combination of glossy and

matt black plastic with a snazzy aluminium trim, which combine to make for a

very attractive unit.

Bose Bluetooth Headset

The top is home to the call button and the two volume

buttons, all of which are big enough to find without too much difficult while

wearing the headset. On the rear is the microUSB charging port (without a

protective cover) and the bottom of the headset houses the power slider.

On the inner side of the headset you will find the Bluetooth and

battery LEDs with accompanying icons and, of course, the earpiece.

The Bose Bluetooth comes with three StayHear silicon tips

(small, medium and large), which can be easily changed and replaced depending on how big or small your lugholes are.

Also in the box is a neat carrying case, USB to microUSB

cable, power supply with two- and three-pin adapters and the obligatory manual –

which in this case weighs just under a tonne with instructions in 287 different


So far, so good from the Bose headset, but as we know only too well, good looks

will only get you so far. So what about comfort and most importantly sound

quality and performance?