Bose Introduce Quite Possibly The Worst “Headphones” Ever

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Bose Release Quite Possible The Weirdest Headphones Ever

Bose is known throughout the world for being quite possibly one of the best makers of audio equipment and technology out there. Their name speaks of a quality brand that you can trust. Their latest product, however, is quite possibly one of the weirdest and worst we have ever seen.

You may be aware that there is a product called the ‘headphone’. These are designed to sit on or over your head and, at the very least, generally tend to cover the ear. With this, you can listen to music, games, TV, you name it. The beauty of these products are that you can muffle out the outside noise and, at the same time, be able to listen to whatever you like without disturbing those around you.

Well, Bose has decided that they are now far too good for such obnoxious devices. As such, they have designed what can only be called the ‘shoulder phone’. Yes, instead of wearing them over your ears where whatever garbage you’re listening to can only be inflicted upon yourself, they now sit on your shoulder like a punk with his ghetto blaster in the 1980’s.


Is this a joke?

No, but we wish that it was. In fairness, I totally get that wearing earphones can be a pain. If you don’t get sweaty in the ear area then after a while even the nicest pair can get uncomfortable. These though are the unnecessary answer to a problem that barely exists at all.

The only benefit I can see from this is the ability to share your listening or viewing habits with everyone around you. Does Bose seriously think that people are going to want to wear these in public? It’s no coincidence that in the marketing photo the woman pictures just happens to be at home.

Personally, I don’t know about you, but if given the option, I’d rather wear a noose than these.

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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11 Responses to “Bose Introduce Quite Possibly The Worst “Headphones” Ever”
  1. Nanang says:

    Well, I prefer use wireless speaker or my smartphone than this “shoulder phone”.

  2. Name says:

    Clearly written by someone with no real knowledge of audio. Describing Bose as the best makers of audio equipment for a start. 😛

    These are obviously not to be used in public but as a near field monitoring experience in the home.

  3. Mike says:

    I thought these were a late April fool joke by Bose, though as it’s not then it doesn’t seem like a product people would be wearing outside to listen to music. If you are at home you might as well use your homes audio system or failing that your phone and a pair of wired or Bluetooth speakers.

  4. charlies verkaik says:

    I love it I have eczema in my ears and I can’t put headphones on

  5. JOHN says:

    I agree!!
    Listening to music with earphones is private pleasure for me.

  6. Tim Apps says:

    Speakers are fundamentally designed to provide an interactive ambient sound stage in which one can indulge in painless, aspiringly perfect sound reproduction which they can share with others.
    Headphones aspire to a more personal experience with the inherent disadvantage of a static sound stage making the experience more focussed, exclusive and less ambient.
    This shoulder thing does neither; you’re going to be asking “why?” Almost immediately. Hopefully you’ll come up with an answer and cease and desist before the people around you take action; they won’t be experiencing what being at the epi-centre of a BOSE ambient stereo really means…

  7. Christopher Chong says:

    Did he just say Bose is considered one of the best audio makers out there? Wow, what a fucking joke.

  8. Vincent laurent says:

    Stupid point of view. Best music player for biking ever.

    • Christopher S Callaway says:

      My Cadillac has the Bose sound in it. And it sounds amazing. It blows away my wife’s Karmen Cardon’s in her car. Maybe do some reseach first..

    • Nn says:

      Interesting POV, hadn’t thought of this.

      BTW, the person who wrote this piece didn’t even look at the marketing material. Fun rant, but you could have done your homework first, couldn’t you?

  9. Ken Rossfeld says:

    Bose makes overpriced doodads for people who have no clue what good sound is anyway

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