Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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 For

    Losing 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
    • Case
    • Charging USB Cable
    • Small and Large StayHear+ Tip
  • Tech Specs

    • 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
    • No. of Microphones: 1
    • Weight: 44 g
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 362544-0010
    • UPC or EAN No.: 017817607223

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (5.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Phenomenal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from LONDON

    39 of 42 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Phenomenal
  • Incredible!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Surbiton

    22 of 25 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Incredible!
  • Ever So GOOD!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its difficult to believe just looking at them but "my lord" these things are good, sound is excellent, the noise reduction is some Its difficult to believe just looking at them but "my lord" these things are good, sound is excellent, the noise reduction is something you will have to try to believe reviews cannot do them justice all this without the bulk of Over/On the ear headphones. What i will write is, they turned a noisy and crowded London Tube journey into something pleasurable, and as anyone who takes the London tube will know thats virtually impossible. I recommend these highly, expecially if you commute or travel in noisy environments.

    • Written by from Faversham

    3 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ever So GOOD!!
  • First ear phone and so pleased

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Like others I was concerned over cost and to a point which I valued more music quality or noise cancellation . As this was my firs Like others I was concerned over cost and to a point which I valued more music quality or noise cancellation . As this was my first dip into earphones and because I was on holiday and had time on my hand I did some research and shopped around in Florida to see which suited me more. My final decision was the qc 20i. After purchasing and charging I did a 8 hour drive from Daytona to Tampa and back . I had the windows down and the 20i connected to my IPhone where I had downloaded some music to.
    The drive was a dream , earphones had cancelled out all road noise you could however still hear if someone blew their car horn so safety was not affected. If you received a call while playing music the volume would reduce automatically so that you would only hear the ringing of your phone .if you decide to accept the call just press the button on the lead. Once the call has ended the music will automatically come back on.
    I then had an 8 hour flight and again the background noise was canceled but to a lesser degree. Battery life was more then adequate.
    Overall I prefer to use mine on motorways . On long drives through country roads. Excellent and very happy with my purchase.

    • Written by from Hackney
    Was this useful? First ear phone and so pleased
  • Awesome sound but some functionality and compatibility issues

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    While Bose is at the top of the chart for noise cancelling technology, I couldn't give these headphones 5 stars for the following While Bose is at the top of the chart for noise cancelling technology, I couldn't give these headphones 5 stars for the following reasons.

    1. When the battery runs out, the sound keeps going (Bonus over QC15) however sound quality is seriously degraded. Not so bad considering the battery life but if you are on a long or double flight, you better hope for USB on the plane or bring a usb battery.
    2. The short 90 degree jack is a bit difficult to unplug to the point of needing to dig fingernails into the rubber to pry it off
    3. Not compatible with smart case (at least not with iPad mini smart case) - the hole is just a bit too small for the jack. Apple doesn't appear to offer any official extension that supports the microphone / volume function either making it tough to combine the iPad with excellent protection from the smart case AND these amazing earphones
    4. The battery pack can be a in the way, especially if you want to tuck your device into a pocket or even walk with it as it tends to dangle and since the jack is at a 90 degree angle, it will pull on it slightly - recommend folding it up against the back of the device perhaps but then you'll find it tricky to take it out say if you had it in your pocket.

    So sound quality and noise cancelling - top notch. Execution / functionality unfortunately needs some work. The fact that it is not compatible with the smart case is simply silly especially in an airplane when you want the stand functionality as well as the noise cancelling.

    • Written by from Heanor

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awesome sound but some functionality and compatibility issues
  • Superb, thoroughly recommended

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Haslemere
    Was this useful? Superb, thoroughly recommended

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