Bose AE2IW User Manual

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Safety Information

Please take the time to follow the instructions in this owner’s guide carefully. It will help you set up and operate your product properly and enjoy its advanced features. Please save this owner’s guide for future reference.


Long-termexposure to loud music may cause hearing damage. Please avoid extreme volume when using headphones, especially for extended periods.

Do not use headphones when operating a motor vehicle or anywhere the inability to hear outside sounds may present a danger to you or others.

Sounds that you rely on as reminders or warnings may have an unfamiliar character when using headphones. Be aware of how these sounds may vary in character so you can recognize them as needed.

Do not drop, sit on or allow the headphones to be immersed in water.

WARNING: DO NOT use mobile phone adapters to connect headphones to airplane seat jacks as this could result in personal injury such as burns or property damage due to overheating. Remove and disconnect immediately if you experience warming sensation or loss of audio.

Limited Warranty

Your Bose® headphones are covered by a limited warranty. Details of the limited warranty are provided on the product registration card that is included in the carton. Please refer to the card for instructions on how to register. Failure to register will not affect your limited warranty rights.

What you must do to obtain Limited Warranty Service:

Return product, with proof of purchase from an authorized Bose dealer, using the following procedures:

1.Contact the Bose organization in your country/region (visit for Bose contact information in your country/region) for specific return and shipping instructions;

2.Label and ship the product, freight prepaid, to the address provided by the Bose organization in your country; and

3.Place any necessary return authorization number prominently on the outside of the carton. Cartons not bearing a return authorization number, where required, will be refused.

Note: The serial number is located inside the right earcup.



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Thank you for purchasing the Bose® AE2i audio headphones for select Apple products. These headphones were designed to give you easy access and greater control of your Apple audio device. With Bose AE2i audio headphones, you can immerse yourself in your music and enjoy anaround-earfit that stays comfortable for hours.

For use with:

The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB only), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2 and 2009 models or later of MacBook and MacBook Pro. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models.









Remote and


1/8 inch

(3.5 mm) plug

L or R mark

2.5 mm

Detachable audio cable


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Wearing the headphones

Put on the headphones using the markings which identify the left

(L) and right (R) earcups. Adjust the headband so it rests gently on top of your head and the earcup cushions fit comfortably around your ears.

Connecting to your Apple device

Ensure the smaller 2.5 mm plug is securely inserted into the left earcup. Plug the other end of the cable securely into the audio output jack of the Apple audio device.

Using the headphones with your Apple device

The Bose® AE2i headphones come with a smallin-lineremote with an integrated microphone for convenient control of select Apple products. Easily control volume, track selection and voice applications, plus switch between your calls and music.

Note: Full controls may not be available for some Apple products.

Headphone controls

Volume up


Volume down



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Basic functions










Increase volume

Press and release the + button.





Decrease volume

Press and release the button.

















Answer a call


When you receive an incoming call, press




and release the Answer/End button to










End a call


Press and release the Answer/End button.




Decline an incoming

Press and hold the Answer/End button for




about two seconds, then release.

Switch to an incomWhile on a call, press and release the ing or on-holdcallAnswer/End button once. Press and

and release again to switch back to the first call. put the current call on


Switch to an incomWhile on a call, press and hold the Answer/

ing or on-holdcall

End button for about two seconds, then

and end the current






Use Voice Control

Press and hold the Answer/End button.


See iPhone User Guide for compatibility and


usage information about this feature.



Media playback functions



Play or pause a song

Press and release the Answer/End button.

or video




Skip to the next song

Press and release the Answer/End button

or chapter

twice quickly.




Press and release the Answer/End button


twice quickly and hold the second press.



Go to the previous

Press and release the Answer/End button

song or chapter

three times quickly.




Press and release the Answer/End button


three times quickly and hold the third press.