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Hi all,
So I know Bose is not really held in high regard among the audiophiles. However, I have had a set of Bose Tri-Ports (non-canceling over-hear headphones) for a few years, and the plug finally failed on them.

I asked the Bose store what my options were, and the informed me that for $60 they'd give me the newest model as a replacement.

However, I'd like to see what you guys think. For $60 (or less, I suppose), are there better headphones available than these Tri-Ports?

Thanks! smile.gif

EDIT:
I listen to a really wide-range of music; from punk rock to hip-hop. I also would use them to watch movies, but that's a rarer use; they are mostly used for music.

Not sure if that helps at all...
Edited by SectorNine50 - 8/4/13 at 7:46pm
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Whoa... I was expecting a plethora of other options. For that price, are the new Bose the best bet?
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Well, today I went in and turned in my busted Tri-Ports for a credit towards the AE2's. They offered me another set of Tri-Ports for free, but I liked the look of the new design (seemed like they solved the durability problems of the previous generation), so I paid the $60 to upgrade.

The AE2's sound like garbage by comparison. I'm really, really disappointed. The efficiency is terrible (I have to turn my phone way further up), the bass is weak, and the highs are muddled. What the hell have they done? I know the Tri-Ports may not have been the best headphone on the planet, but they at least sounded good.

I'm going to go back tomorrow and return these AE2's and see if I can get those Tri-Ports they said they had in stock. Worst case, I'm getting my $60 back and getting another brand headphone.
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