Bose® QuietComfort® 20i headphones are the first in-ear noise cancelling model from Bose. They let you enjoy better sound from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod every day, everywhere you go. Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music—or let the world in. It's your choice. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music, or choose Aware mode to continue enjoying your music while also hearing what's around you.
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.
- The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose
- Turn on noise cancelling to focus on your music, or choose Aware mode to hear what's around you
- Exclusive TriPort® technology delivers better sound
- Proprietary StayHear®+ tips provide a soft, secure fit
- Inline remote and mic lets you easily control your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows up to 16 hours of use
- Enjoy your music even when the power is off or the battery runs out
- USB charging cable is included
Did you notice?Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions or choose Aware mode to enjoy your music while also hearing what's around you.
Apple Recommends ForExperience better sound from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod every day, everywhere you go.
What's in the Box?
- Bose® QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones
- Carrying case
- USB cable
- Small StayHear+ Tip
- 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: 52 in./1.3 m
- Weight: 1.55 oz./44 g
- Mfr. Part Number: 362544-0010
- UPC or EAN No.: 017817607223
- Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://www.bose.com/customer_service/owners/warranty/index). Apple is an authorized Bose dealer.
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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
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
0 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
11 of 14 people found this useful
Depends on what you want
I've owned and regularly used all of the Bose noise-cancelling headphones and recently got myself a pair of the QC 20i's. What can I've owned and regularly used all of the Bose noise-cancelling headphones and recently got myself a pair of the QC 20i's. What can I say? If you are looking for something really small with decent sound quality and good noise-cancellation, these will be the ones to go for. I really like the design of all of the current Bose in-ear headphones, you hardly notice that you are wearing them at all and the earbuds don't have any tendency to fall out of the ear. Of course, due to the size of these babies, there are some drawbacks as far as the degree of noise-cancellation and sound quality goes, so these things will always be a compromise between the size and the sound quality. If you are into really great noise-cancellation and superior sound, get a pair of QC 15's, in that respect, they are much better than the QC 20's. If your main concern is size, the QC 20's are for you. …
- Written by Moritz H from Revensdorf
20 of 20 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
- Dec 2, 2013
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
- Dec 21, 2013
Can I use it with my computer that is not an Apple?
- Asked by Suzanne A from Carson City
- Sep 16, 2013
Bose do a non-Apple version of the same product - it's called the 20 instead of 20i.
- Answered by Amit L
- Dec 13, 2013
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
- Oct 13, 2013
I plugged them into my iPhone charger USB slot and it charged fine and fast in my opinion.
- Answered by Simone S
- Nov 13, 2013
Do these require batteries?
- Asked by Andrew B from Carson City
- Aug 12, 2013
It has a built in rechargeable battery that you use a USB cable to charge it. (included)
- Answered by Jacob F from New York
- Aug 16, 2013