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Bose SoundLink II Bluetooth Syncing Headphones

Last updated: October 18, 2022


You'll enjoy a wireless range of up to 30 feet with these headphones. The headphones are Bluetooth compatible and feature an advanced microphone system with HD voice. Users will appreciate the rechargeable lithium ion battery that allows the headphones to be used for as long as 15 hours without interruption.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This headphone set comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery and is able to play for 15 hours in between charges.

In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Bose SoundLink II Bluetooth Syncing Headphones placed 10th when we looked at the top 24 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Freedom. Convenience. The big advantages of wireless headphones. But Bose gives you a better wireless experience all around. Deep, immersive sound at any volume. Clearer calls at both ends of the communication. Seamless switching between two connected Bluetooth devices, so you’ll never miss a call or that movie you’re watching. Once you hear them, we think you’ll agree they’re the best-sounding wireless headphones you’ll find anywhere. A combination of TriPort technology and Active EQ delivers sound that’s crisp and strong at any volume, so you can be truly moved by your music as you move with it. An advanced microphone system provides clear calls even in windy or noisy environments, while enhanced sidetone makes your voice sound clearer at the other end, too. Stay connected to and easily switch between two Bluetooth devices at a time. So, if you’re watching a movie on your iPad and a call comes in on your iPhone, the headphones will pause the video and answer the call. End the call, the movie resumes. Lighter and more comfortable than comparable wireless headphones, they’re also engineered with impact-resistant materials to stand up to your busy life. Earcup controls let you easily switch between calls and music on your smartphone, plus control music and other functions on various Apple, Samsung and Android devices. The headphones fold flat into the matching slim protective case for easy travel or storage when not in use.

Our Expert Consultant

Calvin West   
Music and video producer

Calvin West, a music and video producer, recorded his first album at 19 and has been in the music business since. Currently based in Spain, where he has worked with artists and labels around the world providing services in music mixing, mastering and lyric video production.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Can be used wired or wirelessly. Built-in microphone with HD voice. Up to 15 hours of play time. Comes in black or white. Easily switch between 2 connected Bluetooth devices. Simple controls built into the headphones.
It features deep, immersive sound, enhanced EQ best in class performance for wireless headphones. It also supports both wired and wireless connectivity technology for high quality results.
The Bose SoundLink II are the brand's mid-range model, and offer high-fidelity audio as well as exceptional comfort, thanks in part to their light weight.
The best part of these headphones is the larger opening for your ear to fit into and remain pressure free for long periods of time,” one user explains, while another notes, “the soft cushioning around the ears is as soft as butter.”
Bose has done a good job mixing a sleek, comfortable design with strong performance, which makes for an appealing product.
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These headphones can be paired to two devices at the same time, allowing you to switch between them with ease.
Solid audio performance with rich bass and bright highs. Bose also includes a USB charging cable (which connects to the right ear) and an audio cable for wired, passive listening (which connects to the left).
They're comfortable for long listening sessions and have a well-balanced sound that delivers a good amount of bass that isn't overpowering.
They're built with impact-resistant materials and use Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting wirelessly to your devices from up to 30 feet away.

What reviewers didn't like

Users with large ears may find these headphones to be a little uncomfortable.
Last only 15 hours per charge. Not suited to very large ears.
If you listen to hip hop and electronica and crave more bass, this isn't going to be the headphone for you.
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Can start to feel a little warm over time. ActiveEQ doesn't make for the most neutral sound.
DSP sculpts audio—not for purists. Cable lacks inline remote control.
Poor noise isolation. Plasticky build quality. High leakage.
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