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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 Love noise cancelling and the size I use them everyday on my daily commute. I can sit behind the engine of an MBTA commuter rail train and and they drown out the engine noise and any chatter among the passengers. They are also a must for air travel. What I find most appealing beyond the noise cancelling is the storage size. I've own a pair of QC15 headphones and the noise cancelling on these is equal and it takes up 1/5 of the space which is important for frequent air travel. I don't have room in my carry-on bag for larger items. I really hope that Bose puts out a version without the battery that draws power from the phone or can come up with a smaller design for bluetooth. Until either of these is true, I'll be sticking with my QC20.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baby next to me proof I bought the over ear version but didn't like that I couldn't rest my head/fall asleep on flights due to their bulk. I traded them in (which I never knew they did!!) 3 years ago for this version and I've been nothing but thrilled with them. Their versatility in noise canceling without the bulk is unparalleled. Couldn't recommend any higher.
Date published: 2017-09-05
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Accessories 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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