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Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones (QC20) - Grey

  • Model Number: QC20
  • WebID: 10257484
(4 ratings)

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Bose's first in-ear noise cancelling headphones let you either shut out background noise to revel in your tunes or tune in to what's going on around you with Aware mode. The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones boast proprietary StayHear+ tips are comfortable and secure and an inline mic/remote.

More Information

  • Advanced noise reduction that rivals full-sized headphones
  • Inline microphone and remote that works with most Android, Windows and BlackBerry phones
  • TriPort headphone technology for rich music
  • Aware mode lets you enjoy your music while hearing what's going on around you
  • StayHear+ tips give you a soft, secure fit, without the need to force them into your ears
  • Rich, clear audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use
  • USB charging cable included

What's in the Box

  • Case
  • USB Cable
  • Small StayHear+ Tip
  • Large StayHear+ Tip
  • Case
  • USB Cable
  • Small StayHear+ Tip
  • Large StayHear+ Tip

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Headphone Style In-Ear/Ear Bud
Band Style None
Sports & Fitness Ear Clip No
Sound Isolating No
Noise Cancelling Yes
Wireless No
Bluetooth No
RF Wireless No
NFC Ready No
Designed for Sports No
Designed for Kids No
DJ Style No
Professional Grade No
High Fashion Design No
Water/Sweat Resistant No
Inline Volume Control No
iPod/iPhone Control No
Built-in Mic Yes
Folding No
Celebrity Endorsed No
Cord Length 1.3 m
Plug Material Gold
Plug Size 3 mm
Plug Shape Right Angled
Ear Cushion Material Silicone
Power Source Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Colour Grey
Weight 44 g
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)



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  • from Beloeil, QC
  • Mar 17, 2015

Must have for frequent airline travellers

Having been through a dozen types of earphones looking for the ultimate noise blocking/cancelling system available, I finally broke the bank and went for the QC20's. They do not disappoint. I am one of those people who hates background noises and especially dislikes overhearing neighboring conversations on airplanes from A-type personalities who want to ensure everyone hears their opinions and about all the worldly places they've been. Switch these babies on and all the background noise disappears. Can barely hear the engines at take-off (I mean barely...really). You are suddenly in a world of your own; no engine noise, no fuselage wind noise, unless you rest your hard head bone against the bulkhead on a window seat, then the noise gets transmitted through your skull, bypassing the system's capabilities. Plug-in movies are now a dream to watch...all you hear is the movie, and it's not necessary to pump up the volume to drown out the other noise. Haven't test the full battery life yet but I tend to avoid any flight longer than 8 hours for fear that I might murder someone during an "I want out of here" anxiety attack. However, these earphones tend to calm me considerably when cooped up in a plane. I would certainly give 5 stars except for one stupid design feature that I am surprised Bose overlooked as being insanely stupid...The dongle that plugs into your device or airplane seat is literally only 2" long before it runs into the small box that is the brains of the noise cancelling system. This means that if you plug your ear set into the armrest of the airplane seat, the weight of the brain-box dangles from the plug only two inches away, placing stress on the wires and possibly even getting wacked by a passing passenger if you're plugged into the aisle seat armrest. You can place the brain-box on your lap if you have skinny legs like me, but every time you move it puts stress on the wires and your hear a crackle from disturbing the connection to the armrest plug. If you plug the unit into your smartphone, again there is physical interference between the phone and the brain-box, placing stress on the wires again. I have ordered a $3 retractable audio extension cable to get the brain-box away from the plug-in port. Shame on Bose for such a design shortfall on an otherwise marvelous piece of equipment. By the way, I like the sound and there is virtually no discernible hiss like most other noise cancelling systems. I'm sure there's better sounding earphones but none that do a job like this at killing noise. The silicone earpieces are dead comfortable...I can wear them all day and could even sleep on my side with them on. Comes in a small padded carrying case about 3"X5". The QC20 for Blackberries and Androids do not have volume controls but do control play forward/backward.

  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jul 01, 2014

bose QC20

They work great except there is no song forward ability when using a Samsung note 2 phone, there is only start and pause capability. It is amazing how they cancel out things like airplane noise, bus engine noise and lawn mower noise. They work like regular earphones when the battery is not turned on or when the battery runs out. I find them very comfortable to wear even when doing out door activities. They are how ever very expensive but I think the sound quality is worth it.

  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Apr 04, 2014

Fantastic.. but

The noise cancelling is fantastic and they are very comfortable! I use them for extended periods (11+ hours) on airplanes, boats, and even snowmobiles, and love them. However, buyers should be aware that there is a constant white noise that can be heard. It's not that loud and I can't hear it if I'm playing music or watching a movie on the airplane, but the in-ear haedphones don't have the ultimate quite like the Bose on-ear Noise Cancelling headphones (which is great if you have a headache and just want to block out most noise).

  • from toronto, ON
  • Oct 22, 2013

makes a real difference

I tried other cheaper noise cancellation earbuds and got little result so I thought these would not do much either, however they make a real difference, if you spend a lot of time on the subway or bus like I do you will be able to hear your recorded sounds clearly without having to turn up the volume as you would have to otherwise. Also its sometimes nice just to use it to cut back on the ambient noise around you.

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