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
36 of 40 people found this useful
This is a fantastic device. Let's get the cost thing out of the way first. It is expensive, so I can appreciate people being nervo This is a fantastic device. Let's get the cost thing out of the way first. It is expensive, so I can appreciate people being nervous about paying so much! However when you try this, the noise cancelling is so incredibly effective you will fall in love with it. I took this on a long haul flight in September 2013 just days after it was released, and it just shut out the background noise of the plane so dramatically it really helped with the journey.
I was also very impressed with the battery life. It managed the entire 11 hour flight without any problems, plus the few hour at both ends to get to the destination too. The device will continue to work as a normal headphones after the battery is gone so no problem there!
Now for some cons. The cables and the microphone clip has a mind of its own so they don't settle very well. I also found that you really have to really pick the right size ear plugs from those supplied, otherwise with the annoyingly insistent cables you will find yourself constantly adjusting them to keep them in your ears.
The other thing I don't really like is the pouch they come in. They are just a little too small for the headphones so you have to wind the cables quite tightly to fit them in the case, which worries me about wear and tear - and these are not cheap!
In conclusion, I love and adore these headphones. They are quite outstanding and well worth the money. The cons are superficial and in no way make me regret buying these. If you are looking for a small, effective noise cancelling headphones you can use daily, as well as the odd long haul flights I think these are your ideal companion.
(NB If you can't try these in the Apple store then goto a Bose store and try them before you buy). …
- Written by Ken K from LONDON
24 of 25 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
23 of 24 people found this useful
Not good for sports
These are no good for sports or outside use with wind. I brought them as I assumed they would be great for riding my bike to isol These are no good for sports or outside use with wind. I brought them as I assumed they would be great for riding my bike to isolate out the noise of the traffic and so forth. Unfortunately they do not hand wind noise at all, in fact they take the wind noise and amplify it through the speakers making it impossible to listen to the music. These are great however in the house but I have a pair of QC15 for that. Going to see about a refund. …
- Written by Jamie B from Inglewood
2 of 2 people found this useful
A little disappointed
I got this because there were many positive reviews for this headphone.
Especially regarding noise cancellation.
I tried it at I got this because there were many positive reviews for this headphone.
Especially regarding noise cancellation.
I tried it at the store and it felt good for those couple of seconds.
When I actually got my pair, I really feel that it's overrated.
It's not that comfortable because my ear can feel the pressure, it's the feeling of an ear plug.
I really don't like that ear plug feeling.
In a quiet room with air ventilation, it is possible to hear this dull weird hiss.
You can still hear yourself typing, other music playing as well as other voices.
I found review saying that this earphone does not work with wind, I haven't tried it personally.
I will test this for a couple more days, may end up returning this. …
- Written by xin Z from calgary
1 of 1 people found this useful
I've just discovered that I've never properly heard my music! I bought these a few hours ago at the Apple store and I'm so impress I've just discovered that I've never properly heard my music! I bought these a few hours ago at the Apple store and I'm so impressed. The sound is crisp and you can clearly hear all the nuances of your music. So much better than my Bowers & Wilkins C5s! They also fit and stay in my ears much better than other in-ear headphones I've used. I haven't used them in a noisy environment yet but initial tests (my husband shouting at me) show a really good quality of noise cancelling. Can't wait to try them on a long-haul flight this weekend as I now have really high expectations! Yes, they're expensive and the battery pack is a bit fiddly as it's large but the sound quality is outstanding. Also great that the recharge cable fits in a standard USB plug - I just stuck it into my iPhone charger. So impressed I'm writing this...I never review. …
- Written by Simone S from Surbiton
12 of 12 people found this useful
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
As noted in the product info, the battery allows up to 16 hours of use.
As for battery lifespan As noted in the product info, the battery allows up to 16 hours of use.
As for battery lifespan and replacement,
"The expected lifespan of the battery is 500 charge cycles at 80% capacity. Should the battery fail, these are non replaceable, so service options will be made available." -Bose via Facebook, 06/30/2013 …
- Answered by Scott H from Upper Darby
Can I use it with my computer that is not an Apple?
- Asked by Suzanne A from Carson City
Are the Bose 20i earphones compatible with the iPhone 5s?
- Asked by Robert R from London
No answers yet
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
It has a built in rechargeable battery that you use a USB cable to charge it. (included)
- Answered by Jacob F from New York