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QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ headphones – Apple® devices


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Overview

Overview

In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.

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 certain functions. Choose either the QC®20 Apple device model or the QC®20 Samsung and Android™ model to use with your respective device.

These headphones are designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod models. A version is also available for Samsung and Android™ devices.

  • 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

QC®20 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.

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 is your focus.

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.

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 four-button remote, provides volume and music control plus access to voice-recognition apps, like Siri or Google search.

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.

Specs

Specs

Dimensions

  • QC®20 headphones—Apple devices (Including cable and StayHear®+ tips):132 cm L (44 g)
  • StayHear®+ tips:3.2 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 1.3 cm D
  • USB cable:30.5 cm L
  • Clothing clip:2.5 cm H x 0.3 cm W x 1.8 cm D
  • Control module:8.9 cm H x 3.2 cm W x 0.95 cm D
  • Case:2.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 8 cm D

In the box

  • 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

Additional details

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery life: 16 hours per full charge
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Noise-Cancelling Earphones, Bar-None I have owned these earphones for the last three years or so. Rarely will I say that I come across a product that is life-changing. These actually are. These are beyond ideal for the frequent traveler, especially for air and road travel. You will notice the noise reduction immediately. This is evident when you switch on and off the "aware mode" mid-flight. That apparent loud hum is completely neutralized to near silence. Noise cancelling technology is not yet perfect, as of 2018. There are areas for improvement. These earphones are not capable of drowning every sound around you to silence. Bose has not yet developed something that powerful, though I would imagine and hope that in the coming years or decades we will see essentially perfect noise cancelling technology emerge. Every sound around you, from the crying infant one row ahead to the sporadic street noise outside your apartment window will be drowned to silence. We can only imagine and eagerly await that future! These earphones are incredible and I can identify few flaws. While durability is of some concern, this can be addressed by a good warranty. If there is anything more immediate that I would suggest in terms of improvement, it would be to develop a set of noise cancelling earphones exactly like these, but with Bluetooth capability enabled. This is so that an iPhone 7+ user will be able to listen to music without an auxiliary adapter. My recommendation is to simply put out a version of these without the headphone jack (or with a removable headphone jack) and have it such that the necessary Bluetooth features are installed within the main capsule. I cannot recommend this product highly enough.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with a small space for improvements This pair of headphones is really great. I won't really focus on advantages since they all were covered. I just wish that the cord was interchangeable as it is pretty fragile and prone to tearing.
Date published: 2017-12-18
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Accessories

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FAQs

FAQs

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 QC®20 headphones?

QC®20 headphones are specifically designed to work with selected Apple® or selected 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.

Can I use QC®20 headphones in the rain or snow?

No, QuietComfort® 20 headphones are not designed to be used in wet environments.

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