Can I use it with my computer that is not an Apple?

I purchased the 20i at an airport and didn't really have time to talk. I have only used the headphones with my iPhone. Tonight I tried to use them on my non-Apple computer and they didn't work. Are they only good with an Apple? And what if I change from an iPhone to an Android? Thanks

  • Asked by Suzanne A from Carson City
  • Sep 16, 2013
Bose® QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones

Bose® QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    You can use the QC 20 for non-Apple products. QC 20i is made for Apple - there are 3 bands of metal on the plug plus the tip. Compatibility was lost in this configuration but convenience was gained by allowing remote control and microphone on the headset using a single plug.

    • Answered by Sannie R from San Bruno
    • Oct 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