The Bose QuietComfort 20i are high performance in-ear headphones with noise reduction, designed to improve the listening experience in everyday use. They give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction or choose Aware mode and let some of it in - all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive with lifelike Bose sound.
Your music’s even easier to enjoy when you're not fussing with your headphones. Bose’s StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. The mushroom shape spreads contact evenly across the ear for maximum comfort and forms a gentle seal that contributes to the headphones’ full-spectrum noise reduction.
- Active noise reduction
- Aware mode
- Soft, secure fit provides maximum comfort with full-spectrum noise reduction
Did you notice?The headphones will block out the noise of even the noisiest environments thanks to StayHear+ eartips and noise-cancelling technology.
Apple Recommends ForLosing yourself in music: the noise-cancelling features are immersive, while Aware mode will keep you in touch with the world around you.
What's in the Box?
- Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones
- Charging USB Cable
- Small and Large StayHear+ Tip
- Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Foldable, With Mic, With Remote and Mic, Inline Volume Control, Noise Cancelling, Sound Isolating, Stereo
- Form Factor: In Ear
- Cable Length: 132 cm
- Weight: 44 g
- Mfr. Part Number: 362544-0010
- UPC or EAN No.: 017817607223
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Ratings & Reviews
Bought these from a Bose store in the states and they haven't missed a beat, literally. The sound is great and the noise cancellin Bought these from a Bose store in the states and they haven't missed a beat, literally. The sound is great and the noise cancelling amazing, easily comparable to any over ear competitor if not better. Love and use them everyday. …
- Written by Ross D from Calgary
61 of 66 people found this useful
I haven't had these that long, but I have to say my first impressions are that they are absolutely amazing headphones! The sound I haven't had these that long, but I have to say my first impressions are that they are absolutely amazing headphones! The sound quality is unlike anything I have ever heard out of a set of in-ear headphones. I purchased these as replacements for what I was using because I wanted better sound quality, a snugger fit, comfort, and of course the noise cancelling ability. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the noise cancelling feature worked, but even without it turned on, the QC20i's still provide the wearer an auditory experience worth the cost. The sound produced by these headphones is out of this world! There is plenty of deep, rich bass when there needs to be, but also crystal clear mid and high notes. My only complaint is that I didn't purchase these sooner. …
- Written by Mathew L from Saint Robert
47 of 50 people found this useful
This is the one to get. Period!
I have the QC-15s and the only reason I had not used them more regularly is simple- bulk. With the 20i you have a package that lit I have the QC-15s and the only reason I had not used them more regularly is simple- bulk. With the 20i you have a package that literally will go with you anywhere and performance that is 95% of what the 15's provide. No question the price is also top of the line. However, in this case, it is completely worth it. …
- Written by William F. B from SAINT PETERSBURG
43 of 46 people found this useful
Superb, thoroughly recommended
Had these for six weeks now, they are comfortable over long periods (like 14-hour flights), they stay in place in the gym and the Had these for six weeks now, they are comfortable over long periods (like 14-hour flights), they stay in place in the gym and the noise cancellation and sound quality are superb. Battery pack is a little strange but easily managed. I'm very happy with them. …
- Written by Jon T from Haslemere
If you are realistic about what you want then these are the best headphones
I spent about 2 months researching tens of different headphones and after I decided that the noise cancellation is the most import I spent about 2 months researching tens of different headphones and after I decided that the noise cancellation is the most important for me I decided to go with bose 20i. Mainly to silence noise in the office, library and the metro.
I have to tell you, I did not know what to expect exactly, but I assure you, if you never tried any noise cancellation headphones before you will be blown away the moment you turn these ones on. I just cant believe how good the noise cancellation is, especially when the music is off!!! I can only hear something if someone talks really close to me. The sound quality is top class, obviously the noise cancellation affects the sound quality slightly but if someone is looking for headphones purely to get the best sound quality then any noise cancellation headphones are a bad choice.
Bose QuietComfort 20i cost me 299 but they are worth it, the build quality is top class. …
- Written by Patryk K from Dublin
I bought these after reading all the positive reviews. However, after trying them for several hours, I took them back to the store I bought these after reading all the positive reviews. However, after trying them for several hours, I took them back to the store. I really don't like that ear plug feeling, and the noise quality is not what you would expect for this price. …
- Written by Javier E from Menlo Park
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is the battery life of the 20i headphones? And is the battery replaceable (factory or user) as the battery capacity diminishes over time?
- Asked by Friedrich H from Mountain View
Friedrich, I've had mine for about two months now and have not yet experienced the rechargeable batt Friedrich, I've had mine for about two months now and have not yet experienced the rechargeable battery running out of power during extended use. I work in the Middle East and frequently fly back and forth to the US. My 20i earphones continued to deliver on 14 hour flights. The thing I love about them is that you can keep them in your ear while you sleep; the noise suppression is superior and I use them even when the music is off. Mine replaced QC15s, which were good, but uncomfortable to wear while trying to sleep on a plane. They obviously pack a lot easier than larger headphones as well.
The USB charging cable works great from either an outlet or a laptop and you can even power them via a laptop USB while wearing them if you want. The green LED tells you when it is charging and when charged.
From my perspective, Bose had to decide how much to limit the the size of the noise-cancelling module; I've read several reviews with people saying it is already too big. For me though it is OK, a necessity for the noise-cancelling capability. If it was designed to accommodate a AAA or other removable battery, I suspect it would then be too big.
My 20i earphones are just perfect for me. The battery life meets all of my requirements and ease of recharging keeps the set fully charged when I need it. They are pricey, but they are Bose; you get what you pay for. The bottom line is that they work great! I hope this helps answer your question. …
- Answered by William R from Fpo
Can I use it with my computer that is not an Apple?
- Asked by Suzanne A from Carson City
Bose do a non-Apple version of the same product - it's called the 20 instead of 20i.
- Answered by Amit L
Can I charge from the wall using the included microsub cable and an apple wall adapter (eg, the 5W iPhone or 12W iPad wall adapter)?
- Asked by David C from Berkeley
I plugged them into my iPhone charger USB slot and it charged fine and fast in my opinion.
- Answered by Simone S
Do these require batteries?
- Asked by Andrew B from Carson City
It has a built in rechargeable battery that you use a USB cable to charge it. (included)
- Answered by Jacob F from New York