On first seeing the rather timid-looking Bose on-ears, you could be forgiven for thinking they weren’t up to much. Give them a listen, though, and you’ll take it all back as the sounds of your environment instantly fade into a comfortable and snug silence.
The Bose on-ears deliver a fantastic bass response for their size - in fact, it’s one of the best bass responses that we’ve heard in headphones of any size. It might be hyped, but the way that the sub-bass complements the cushioned earpieces provides serious comfort and makes these headphones a joy to listen to.
Listening is about all you can do, though - mixing is out of the question due to Bose’s hi-fi approach. Nonetheless, for long journeys or testing out music-making apps, these are some of the best cans around, delivering a warm, colourful and enjoyable response.