Bose is Me
I'm a big fan of Bose In-ear Earphones. I'm on my fourth pair. My most recent pair (MIE2i) was made exclusively for Apple products. And OMG has it been through the ringer:
I left it in Connie's bag at a picnic. She pulled it out and the hook that holds the earpiece on snapped off, rendering the earpiece useless. Fuck.
I tried to prop it in my ear. It didn't work.
I superglued it back on. A month later, it came off.
I supergluuuuuuuuuuuuued it back on. I glued my fingers together. BUT IT WORKED, BITCHES! I learned to touch my earphones like a fragile egg and to put them on with tweezers and gloves. For 2 years.
I lost my iPod (BIG SIGH. Therefore, the volume rocker doesn't work anymore since it's not compatible with my Android phone).
I constantly caught the cord on doors, hooks, corners, yanking the cord slowly from its tip.
The cord had frayed open exposing the wires inside.
The left earphone played normal. The right earphone played softer. So I learned to listen with the left earphone partially out.
So I decided ENOUGH ALREADY and started my search for a replacement. After three months of not finding anything that compares close enough and annoyed that they don't have one specifically for MY phone, I decided, you know what? I know Bose. I'm just going to get another one. In fact, I'm going to the Bose Store at Columbus Circle where I can actually plug the samples into my phone to try out the buttons to make sure they work!!
Upon arriving, I quickly learned that EVERYTHING was for Apple. None of their samples on display were for Android phones. Sigh.
I was torn between the $130 TrueSound and the more durable, but more expensive and uglier, $150 TrueSport. Seeing as my cord broke on the last TWO that I had, I really wanted to make sure durability was a thing. I pulled out my old, broken, fraying, superglued headphones and started to explain to the employee helping me how I basically destroyed my last pair. He interrupted.
The Bose employee: "Oh, were you wanting to trade that one in for the Bose Replacement Program?"
My brain: "Wait, what did he say? Replacement program? OMG, this POS that I super glued and frayed and is louder in my left ear than my..."
Me (immediately with deadpan look): "Yeah."
I went to the register with him. He took the trash (my old headphones) and rang me up for the TrueSound at $65 (!!!!!).
Him: "Do you want a bag?"
I literally grabbed that box and ran the fuck out of that store.