Where Is The Serial Number For My Bose In Ear MIE2 Headphones?

IF you are like me, you bought the MIE2 headphones a while back and misplaced the accompanying paperwork. Well now I need the serial number, and have run into two problems.

1. Where is the serial number?

2. Why wont the Bose site let me register?


To address the first problem, a quick search yielded nothing. I started poking around the Bose website and found the product selection page that has a small input field at the very bottom. Next t the input field is a link that will open a small popup window showing where the serial numbers for various devices are located. For the MIE2 and similar in-ear headphones, under the silicone ear tip (mine was under both) you will find a “4-digit date-of-manufacture code”. TADA!

On to the second issue. Registering the product on the Bose website proved to be another issue. Try as I may, it kept telling me that the serial number was invalid. back and forth to the little popup window to make sure i wasn’t missing anything, i noticed that all other serial numbers usually came in a 17 digit format. EUREKA! prepend 13 0′s to the serial number. voila, problem solved. Registration complete.


bose MIE2 headphone serial number and registration

P.S. If you’re like me, you will need to replace the Silicone earbud tips when they get lost after washing the headphones, Amazon sells 3 pair for less than 5 bucks and you get free shipping on orders over $25!

6 Comments to “Where Is The Serial Number For My Bose In Ear MIE2 Headphones?”

  1. Eli 26 December 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Thanks so much – this really should be easier.

  2. Casey 27 December 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    You're a life saver!

  3. Kath 11 April 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Brilliant – this was so helpful! Thank you!

  4. Jenn 5 August 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Thanks for the help! Worked like a charm!

    • algaidaman 5 August 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      Glad that it worked for you :)

  5. jai 16 September 2013 at 11:23 am #

    if you email Bose they will send the ear buds free i guess.

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