The Bose QuietComfort 20i headphones are easily some of the best sounding in- ear noise canceling headphones we’ve ever put through their. The new QuietComfort 20™ for Android, Blackberry, and Windows-based portable devices and QuietComfort 20i™ for iPhone, iPad, and iPod offer Bose’s . Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music ® or let the world in. It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose.

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Our Verdict The Bose QuietComfort 20i headphones are easily some of the best sounding in-ear noise canceling headphones we’ve ever put through their paces.

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But knowing as much as I do about noise-cancelling technology, I would not have believed that what Bose has accomplished with the QC20 series was even possible.

The silicone eartips do not simply slide on and off the earphones. View Cart Proceed to checkout. Note that I said “best all-around” which is not to say it’s “best” in every category. Get to Know Us.

In addition to the signature noise cancelling, Bose has also equipped the headphones with their proprietary TriPort technology, along with an active EQ.

Besides the remote, both models have a 3. I understand the the QC20i are designed for Apple and the QC20 are designed for Android or rather, designed for everything else. Will the call feature and everything work with Android phones anyway? See and discover other items: Special offers and product promotions Style: The bar measures just 1″W x 3.


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That said, the QuietComfort 20s can work passively when the headphones are technically “off. Have one to sell?

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There are no advatages they can offer you with other devices. Why are there two different price points for the same model – is it a mistake or does the color make a difference? If Bose actually used 220i quality materials and offered a plausible solution for the battery these would be easier to purchase for someone who isn’t buying these only to travel.

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Includes a super lightweight lithium battery that runs for 16 hours on just a 2-hour charge from USB. Making sure to cover all the bases, Bose has also included an inline microphone and remote for making phone calls and controlling various functions. The QC20 is signifcantly better than my QC Furthermore, the colors used by Bose on the wires look cheap in my opinion, and the whole construction is quite cheap considering what you are paying for.

On a cross-country flight you hit the “Aware Mode” button when the flight attendant approaches and it makes it much easier to order that all-too-important Jack and Soda. And even when the power is off or the battery runs out, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound.

Finally, neither of these in-ear ‘phones are comfortable for long-term wear, such as a cross-country flight.


The “i” of course denotes that the model we reviewed is iOS compatible and we tested it with 220i iPhone 5 as well as an iPad. But there’s still one very important reason you might want to consider the older QC20i headphones, and that’s the fact that the newer QC30 headphones don’t supported wired operation at all. I use them all the time, to sleep, on the subway, or while talking on the phone while walking past street traffic. This can be helpful in situations that call for you to remain alert, like when you’re biking through a busy city or waiting for your gate to be announced at the airport.

However, those better-sounding ‘phones have other drawbacks in actual use more on that laterand they now sit in a drawer while the QC20s go with me everywhere. The QC20s come 200i medium tips installed, but also include small and large sizes in the box. Write a customer review. Please try again later. Note that you must order the QC20i for use with Apple products.

How does it fit? See all Used offers. The QC20 has an “aware” mode that allows in outside sound at the touch of a button. Nor are an features lost.

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