In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.

See what puts QC20 headphones in a category all their own
See what puts QC20 headphones in a category all their own »

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. The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music. Or, at the touch of a button, activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Proprietary StayHear®+ tips provide a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote let you switch easily to calls and control of certain functions. Choose either the QC®20 Apple device model or the QC20 Samsung and Android™ model to use with your respective device.

  • Bose® noise cancelling technology, shut out the world and focus on your music

  • Aware mode to hear what’s around you at the press of a button

  • Deep, clear sound from the Active EQ and TriPort® technology

  • Soft, and secure for hours of listening from proprietary StayHear®+ ear tips

Lose yourself in your music

Lose yourself in your music

QC20 headphones let you experience music on the go as never before. You'll enjoy lifelike, digital sound quality that stands out from the noise around you—plus the freedom of an in-ear headphone. StayHear+ tips physically block some noise while our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology electronically reduces most of what's left. It's just you and your music, even in noisy environments.

Tune in to your environment

But there are moments when you may not want to be so cut off from your surroundings. Crossing a city street. Waiting for airline gate announcements. This is where Aware mode comes in. Instead of removing your headphones, just press a button, and you're back in touch with the sounds around you—while your music keeps playing, and you still experience some noise cancellation.    

Tune in to your environment
QC20 headphones bring your music to life in a way most earbuds can't

Engaging sound

All this, plus Bose lifelike sound. Sound you wouldn't expect from in-ear headphones. Our TriPort® technology and Active EQ combine to give your music a depth and balance that keep your daily soundtrack fresh and alive. The subtle details shine through, too. So wherever you are, your music's front and center.

Advanced ear tip technology

And your music's even easier to enjoy when you're not fussing with your headphones. Proprietary StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit with no need to force them into your ears. The cone shape spreads contact evenly across the ear for maximum comfort, and forms a gentle seal that contributes to the headphones' full-spectrum noise reduction.  

StayHear+ eartips stay comfortably secure for hours

You're in control

Controls are all at your fingertips. Use the slider switch on the control module to turn noise cancelling on and off. The inline microphone/remote houses Aware mode and call answer/end buttons. The 4-button remote, provides volume and music control plus access to voice-recognition apps, like Siri or Google search.

QC20 headphones come with an inline control module and inline microphone/remote
Control module houses electronics and noise-cancelling on/off switch

Rechargeable battery

The lithium-ion battery (located inside the module) charges in just 2 hours with the included USB cable, and delivers up to 16 hours playing time per charge. A battery indicator light displays power status. And, even if the battery dies your music still plays with performance equal to that of our regular in-ear headphones.

When not in use, simply store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case.

Details

QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones — Apple devices

QC20 — Apple devices headphones dimensions

Dimensions

QC®20 headphones — Apple devices (Including cable and StayHear®+ tips)

  • Length: 52 in (132 cm)
  • Weight: 1.55 oz (44 g)

StayHear®+ tips

  • Height: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
  • Width: 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • Depth: 0.5 in (1.3 cm)

USB cable

  • Length: 12 in (30.5 cm)

Clothing clip

  • Height: 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • Width: 0.25 in (0.3 cm)
  • Depth: 0.5 in (1.8 cm)

Control module

  • Height: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
  • Width: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
  • Depth: 0.375 in (0.95 cm)

Case

  • Height: 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • Width: 5.5 in (14 cm)
  • Depth: 3.1 in (8 cm)

Additional details

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery life: 16 hours per full charge

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones — Apple devices
  • 3 pairs StayHear®+ tips (S, M, L)
  • Clothing clip
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in)
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying case

Can I use the headphones even if noise cancelling is off or if the battery is depleted?

Yes, QC®20 headphones are still able to play audio if the battery power is depleted and the unit is powered off. You will not be able to use noise cancelling or Aware mode, however, and Active EQ, which electronically provides more lifelike audio reproduction, is disabled. These technologies need power to operate.

What devices can I use with QC20 headphones?

QC20 headphones are specifically designed to work with select Apple or select Samsung and Android™ devices. An inline microphone and one-touch answer/end button allow for seamless switching between your calls and music. Some phones may require you to hold the answer/end button for a few seconds to perform these functions.

Ear tips

Bose® StayHear®+ tips - small (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® in-ear headphones

 

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Color: White

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Bose® StayHear®+ tips - medium (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® in-ear headphones

 

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Color: White

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Bose® StayHear®+ tips - large (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® in-ear headphones

 

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Color: White

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Cables and cords

Bose® headphone USB cable

Replacement USB cable for charging your Bose QC20 headphones from your computer or with a USB wall charger. Full charge takes 2 hours. Cable length 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® in-ear headphones
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset (Original and Series 2)

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Bose® headphones wall charger

Wall charger charges Bose headphones and headsets using regular house current. Simply connect the headphones control module to the wall charger using the supplied USB cable. 100-240V. Cable length: 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • SoundLink® on-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • SoundLink® around-ear Bluetooth® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth headset

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Color: Black

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QuietComfort® headphones clothing clip

Keeps headphone cable secure and out of the way while on the go. Hook bottom of clip onto cable. Then fasten the clip to your shirt, shorts or wherever is convenient.

Compatible with:

  • All Bose® headphones

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Ships within 7-10 business days

Carry cases

QuietComfort® 20 headphones carrying case

Replacement neoprene case provides a convenient way to carry the headphones, USB cable and other accessories in a durable, compact design. Available in Black or White.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® in-ear headphones

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