Checking the files here in the unnecessarily cavernous LOA library (akin to the British Library in scale and design, yet merely containing a Nexus 7) it occurs to me that we haven’t lent our collective ears to any hot new headphone options of late – an oversight we need to amend immediately. So, to that end, let’s not waste time now messing around with just any ear-pleasing Android accessory, let’s dive bomb straight into the pool of advanced audio with the very latest aural option from none other than Bose.
Utterly unimaginatively named the AE2w (I’d have called them ‘Quantum Ear-Thunderers’), this sleek and sexy looking little number is Bose’s first foray into the increasingly popular world of wireless stereo cans. Compatible with all devices packing Bluetooth support for the audio-enhancing Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) codec, Bose’s new baby also boasts TriPort technology and proprietary active equalisation for the creation and delivery of lows deeper than Aristotle at the bottom of the Atlantic and mids and highs so realistic that you’ll forget you’re wearing headphones at all.
Pairing is simplicity itself with just two buttons to fiddle with, whilst, designed to be as comfortable an old, erm, ear-shoe the pads are made from soft cushioning material and the detachable battery powered Bluetooth module on the left ear-cup weighs no more than the cable it replaces, which is no mean feat.
Chargeable via USB and good for around seven hours of playback from full (200 hours in standby mode), if you are caught short while traversing the globe like the Android-toting international playperson you so clearly are, Bose have an answer to that eventuality in the form of a bundled audio cable that replaces the Bluetooth module, keeping you hooked up and the music flowing.
Available from May 14th for a quality ensuring RRP of £199.95, head here from next Tuesday and achieved upgraded over-the-air audio excellence from your Android.