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New Bose TriPort IE tips arrive, with pictures

After holding a press conference last month to announce that it would update several parts of its TriPort IE In-Ear Headphones in response to consumer complaints, Bose today delivered the first of those parts: three sets of new silicone ear tips. Substantially similar to their predecessors (shown below, right), which were discussed in our review, the new silicone tips (left) are slightly more firm and designed to remain bonded to the earphones, but do not address the concerns of those who found them uncomfortably shaped and/or unstable in their ears. The latter concern will be addressed by a wire clip and neck lanyard, which are set for delivery later this year.

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Information on obtaining the new parts at no charge can be found here. The new ear tips, which unlike the prior versions have dots in the centers of their inner arrowheads, ship via UPS, with instructions and a letter of explanation.

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Comments

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Bose support said that the new retail packaged phones are in the retail stream now and can be distinguished from the old without opening the package by looking for the new black/white alternating cord color.

Posted by Limekiller on April 3, 2007 at 2:54 PM (PDT)

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UPDATE:  BOSE quality is lacking.

Who knew.

Posted by DSM on April 4, 2007 at 4:29 PM (PDT)

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Any idea why the updated Bose headphones have the ridiculous looking black/white alternating cord color?  I liked the straight black ones better, especially to match my black 5th Gen 30gb and to distinguish from the straight white ones.

Posted by Brad on April 5, 2007 at 10:28 AM (PDT)

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