Unwind without wires

The first wireless headphones from Bose give you the freedom to enjoy your movies, videos and music unplugged. SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones offer full, natural sound and a comfortable, around-ear fit plus freedom of movement. You can watch your video on your iPad and reach for your coffee, or talk on your smartphone and retrieve those notes from your desk, untethered and untangled. No cords.

  • Immersive sound with wireless convenience

  • Cushioned around-ear fit for comfortable listening

  • Bluetooth control module controls certain iPad functions, Bluetooth connectivity and more

  • Simultaneously connect to two devices and easily switch between media and calls

Enjoy listening without distraction, and without disturbing others, wherever you are

Better sound built in

Like our other headphones, the SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones feature exclusive TriPort® technology, which enables full-range sound—the clear highs to the full lows—from a lightweight design. The headphones also feature active equalization in the control module that provides a noticeable improvement to the sound quality. Your music and movies will take on a dramatic new dimension.

Wireless convenience

Conventional headphones keep you tethered to your devices. SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones—with a range of 30 feet—let you move around freely while still immersed in your music or video. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides seven hours of run time and 200 hours of standby time. You can easily recharge it with the included USB cable.

The wireless convenience allows you to move around freely and listen wherever you are
The headphones can simultaneously connect to two devices, so you can enjoy your media and take an occasional call

Get started simply

The headphones' Bluetooth control module lets you connect wirelessly to your iPad, smartphone or other favorite Bluetooth devices. Just pair the headphones and your device—it's easy. Simply press and hold the multifunction and volume+ buttons on the headphones, and then choose the SoundLink® headphones from your device's Bluetooth list.

You can even connect the headphones to two devices simultaneously. For example, you can watch a video on your iPad while staying connected to your smartphone. The headphones will automatically pause the video to answer a call. Then, when the call is finished, the headphones automatically switch back to the video.

Versatile control module

Buttons on the control module include power, volume and multifunction. This button operates iPad functions such as play/pause and track controls for music and videos. It also lets you switch between calls and other audio. LED and audio indicators on the control module provide information on power, battery life and Bluetooth connection status.

Speak up

The module's built-in microphone lets you make calls when the headphones are connected to your smartphone and talk to the voice-recognition apps, like Siri or Google search, on your smartphone or iPad.

The control module includes power, volume and multifunction buttons
The headphones come with a convenient carry bag so they can go where you go

Comfort and durability

The headphones are designed with features and materials that provide lasting quality. The cushioned earcups and adjustable headband let you wear the headphones comfortably for hours. And the earcups fold flat for convenient storage in the carry bag. This makes it easy to take them wherever your travels take you.

Details

SoundLink around-ear Bluetooth headphones dimensions

Dimensions

Headphones

  • Height: 7.5 in (19.1 cm)
  • Width: 6 in (15.2 cm)
  • Depth: 1.5 in (3.8 cm)
  • Weight: 5.27 oz (149.6 g)

Ear cushion

  • Height: 3.8 in (9.6 cm)
  • Width: 2.9 in (7.4 cm)

Additional details

  • Wireless range: 30 ft
  • Battery life: Up to 7 hours
  • Charging time: 3 hours for full charge

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones
  • Bluetooth® control module (removable)
  • 36" (0.91 m) USB charging cable
  • 66" (1.67 m) optional audio cable
  • Drawstring carry bag

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support»

Is my tablet or smartphone compatible with SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones?

The headphones are compatible with other Bluetooth devices using Bluetooth 2.1 (or later) specifications that support the Bluetooth A2DP, hands-free and headset profiles.

Can SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones simultaneously be connected to two devices?

Yes, SoundLink® headphones can maintain a connection to two Bluetooth devices at the same time by using multipoint technology.

Can I use SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones with my TV? Would they work with a Bluetooth transmitter?

No. Most TVs don't have Bluetooth functionality. Although a transmitter will technically work, there may be a distracting delay between the audio and video.

Can SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth headphones be used for VoIP calls?

Yes. The headphones will work with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps on mobile devices that support the Bluetooth hands-free profile.

Can I use the headphones with my portable or home audio equipment?

Yes. SoundLink® headphones can be used to listen to your favorite audio sources—DVD/CD players, digital music players, computers—with the audio cable included in the package. They will sound a bit different, because the headphones won't have the power electronics that implement the active EQ; those are built into the wireless control module.

Are these headphones noise cancelling?

No. While SoundLink® headphones may physically block some noise, they aren't specifically designed for this purpose and don't include active noise cancelling technology.

Can the headphones be used for gaming?

No. Most gaming consoles do not use the same Bluetooth protocols as SoundLink® headphones. A2DP is necessary for audio with the headphones, so they would only work for communications, not game audio. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronized. Players of casual games with sound effects may not have an issue.

Battery chargers

Bose® wall charger

Wall charger charges Bose headphones and headsets using regular house current. Simply connect the headphones control module to the wall charger using the supplied USB cable. 100-240V. Cable length: 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;  
  • SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth headset

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Color: Black

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Bose® Bluetooth® car charger

Charges your headphones or headset when you’re on the go using any 12V DC source. Full charge takes three hours. Light glows to confirm power. Cable length: 3’. 

Compatible with:

  • Bose Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth® headset;
  • SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones

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Color: Black

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Bose® Bluetooth® adapters

A set of seven international voltage adapters available for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Korea and UK/Hong Kong/Singapore. 

Compatible with:

  • Bose Bluetooth® headset Series 2
  • Original Bose Bluetooth® headset;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones

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Color: Black

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Cables and cords

SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones replacement audio cable

This cable connects your SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones  to various audio sources. Use as a spare or replacement in case your original cable is lost or damaged.

Compatible with:

  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2 headphones

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Color: Black

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Bose® USB cable

Replacement USB cable for charging Bose Bluetooth® headphones and headsets from your computer or with a USB wall charger. Cable length 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth headset

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Color: Black

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Ear cushions

SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones ear cushion kit

Replace lost or damaged ear cushions for your SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones with a new pair. Designed for easy installation.

Compatible with:

  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2 headphones;
  • AE2i headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones

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Color: Black

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Cases and bags

SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones carry bag

Store and protect your headphones in this drawstring carry bag. Durable nylon bag holds headphones and cord for convenient transport.

Compatible with:

  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2 headphones;
  • AE2i headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones

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Color: Black

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