Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Bose QuietComfort 20 review - in-ear noise-cancelling headphones with a twist

    By 4 June 2013

    If you've ever travelled business or first class with any airline then you will no doubt have seen several passengers relaxing back with Bose QC 15 noise-cancelling headphones on. However, while they are perfectly suited to relaxing air travel, they're...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Bose SoundLink Mini review

    By 4 June 2013

    It's been more than 18 months since Bose launched its SoundLink wireless Bluetooth speaker and the audio market has shifted since, to devices that are even more portable than that classic, radio-looking device. That's why the company has been busy beavering...

  • Audio

    Bose Lifestyle 135 / CineMate 1 SR pictures and hands-on

    By 26 September 2011

    When it comes to soundbars, Bose has been biding its time, mulling over what its rivals have produced and looking for the right technology to enter a rapidly growing sector of the home cinema and audio market. However, if it wasn't for tech specifically...

  • Audio

    Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker pictures and hands-on

    By 16 September 2011

    Bose pulled its latest speaker system out of the box (a small box, we have to say) - the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker - at a London event on Thursday and Pocket-lint was on-hand to get up close and personal with it. The SoundLink is a Bluetooth...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Bose AE2 review

    By 8 February 2011

    If you've got yourself an iPod or other MP3 player then chances are that you'll want to upgrade to some decent headphones. Of course, you could go for some earphones, but for the best sound quality possible you're better off investing in some cans. And...

  • Audio

    Bose Bluetooth Headset hands-on

    By 17 December 2010

    It's remarkable to consider, but Bose has never had a Bluetooth headset in its range until now. You'd think that the audio specialist would have jumped onto the bandwagon a while back. After all, the brand in synonymous with the business set, having...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Sennheiser PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones review

    By 16 July 2007

    Large and encapsulating, the new PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones build massively on the previous set we've reviewed from Sennheiser. As if the company had heard everything we had to say, the PXC 450 has a stack of new features and improvements over...

  • Audio 0 out of 5

    Sennheiser PXC 450 - FIRST LOOK review

    By 28 April 2007

    Attempting to unseat Bose in the noise cancelling arena, Sennhensier has launched a new pair on noise cancelling headphones called - the PXC 450. But can the new set beat the Bose Quiet Noise 3? We were given a brief play to find out. Large and encapsulating,...

  • Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Bose TriPort IE headphones review

    By 13 December 2006

    Bose has long been the purveyor of good headphone can that sit on your noggin and give great sound. So when the company announced that it was launching a new in ear variety we were sceptical. Could Bose create that great sound in half the size and more...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Bose QuietComfort 3 noise cancelling headphones review

    By 13 September 2006

    Bose has updated its QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. The new QuietComfort 3 headphone are considerably smaller and more portable than its predecessor, but how do they fair? Pocket-lint jumped on a plane and found out. According to Bose,...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Bose Lifestyle 48 home cinema system review

    By 27 April 2006

    Bose are always at the top of end of the market, offering solutions to those who can afford it. Of course with that expense comes a system that is easy to use and at the same time something that produces that all important draw dropping awe. So can Bose's...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    BOSE 321 GS Series II DVD home entertainment system review

    By 21 July 2005

    Like some remote theological concept, sometimes the more you search for an explanation for something, the harder it becomes to find. Understanding why American audio R and D guru's BOSE have chosen Ted Rogers' famous catch phrase, 3.2.1, for their latest...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Bose Sound Dock for iPod review

    By 15 February 2005

    Bose has decided that the iPod is ubiquitous enough to venture into the iPod speaker world, but can the company bring its prowess to the world of iPod speakers? We take a listen and find out. Compared to other speakers available for the iPod, two things...

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Bose QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headset review

    By 4 November 2004

    For most, the excitement of travelling to far away lands is brought to an abrupt stop when you realise that you have to sit on an airplane with that annoying aircraft drone for six hours or more. Bose thinks it has the answer and like other headset manufacturers...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Bose 151 SE Environmental Speakers review

    By 18 May 2004

    Refusing to be bound by the elements is one of the features that keeps the British spirit alive, and it seems that our American cousins have taken a leaf from this fine book as well. Masters of the Stereo sound system, Bose, proudly launch the new version...