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Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3974 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The noise isolation and comfort also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The noise isolation and comfort also get good opinions. The mids quality and reliability get critical opinions, and opinions about the size and portability are mixed.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, usability, durability

price, reliability, mids quality

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1592 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the usability and portability are generally positive. The noise isolation and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get mixed comments.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, portability, usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling HeadphonesBose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling HeadphonesBose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort 20 / QC20 / QC20i from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The comfort and noise isolation also get good reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are mixed.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, usability, size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (laptopmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort 20i Review

 

Supreme comfort and stellar anti-noise make the Bose QuietComfort 20i the noise-canceling buds to beat.

Superb noise cancellation; Extremely comfortable and stable fit; Slim battery pack; Audio plays without power

Expensive; Bulky inline mic/controller; Battery life could be better

Supreme comfort and stellar anti-noise make the Bose QuietComfort 20i the noise-canceling buds to beat.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose QuietComfort 20 review: Expensive, best noise-canceling in-ear headphone

 

Bose has been a go-to choice for noise-canceling headphones since the company's original QuietComfort headphones debuted in 2000. The line has been updated over the years with an on-ear model (the QC15s ) and new over-the-ear models (the QC3s ), but...

The Bose QuietComfort 20 and 20i are compact in-ear headphones that sound good, are very comfortable to wear, and offer surprisingly impressive noise cancellation. The noise cancellation is powered by an integrated rechargeable lithium battery that...

Expensive; they don't sound as good as many competing in-ear headphones in this price range; rechargeable battery isn't replaceable.

Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose QuietComfort 20

 

The Bose QuietComfort 20 is a giant leap forward for noise cancellation earphones, and easily the most effective pair we have tested thus far.

The best noise cancellation circuitry on the market. Rich bass response and crisp highs. Comfortable, secure fit. Works in passive mode

Sound signature is very sculpted, and not for purists. Light on accessories like extra eartips

Noise-cancelling in-canal earphones have been far less popular and common than the on-ear and over-ear ear noise cancelling full-size headphones, like Bose's QuietComfort 15. With the QuietComfort 20, Bose aims to change this. The $299.95 (direct)...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose Quiet Comfort 15 review: Bose Quiet Comfort 15

 

In designing its fourth-generation consumer noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 15s, Bose has done something interesting. Instead of coming up with a whole new look for its headphones as it did with the QuietComfort 3s , Bose has left the...

Extracomfortable design; improved sound; highly effective noise-canceling circuitry; device folds for compact storage in included carrying case; 30-day home trial.

Expensive; when the battery dies, so does the music.

While they're no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Geoff Morrison (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones

 

After considering more than two dozen models and 100,000 miles worth of in-flight testing with the best ones, we found the Bose QuietComfort 20 are the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones. The QC20s are more comfortable and have better active noise...

The Bose QuietComfort 20s cancel far more noise than the competition. In addition, they’re well built and, for most people, an exceptionally comfortable headphone. Their sound is only average, but their superb NC ability more than makes up for it. As...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Nether (androidauthority.com)

Bose QuietComfort 20 headphones review

 

The Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear headphones are Bose's first pair of noise cancelling in-ears, but how well do they fare? Join us as we go ears-on to find out!

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Bose QuietComfort 20i Review

 

While the over-the-ear and on-ear noise canceling headphones are fairly common, and popular, the in-canal variety are rare. This is mostly because there haven't been too many of such earphones till now. The Bose QC20i is a rather neat option for you,...

Excellent noise cancellation, In-line battery & circuit compartment is fairly sleek, Adequate bass response, Vocals are handled well, Comfortable tips suit long listening sessions

Not meant for bass addicts, Expensive

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Virginia Barry (reviewed.com)

Bose QC20i

 

Silence is golden (and expensive, too).

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Sal Cangeloso (geek.com)

Review: Bose QC20i noise-cancelling headphones

 

Noise-cancelling headphones have been the top choice of frequent fliers for years, but their transition to the world of earbuds has been rather slow. To some extent this is not surprising — an […]

The sound quality of the QC20s is good to very good. The fit was not ideal for me, but after deciding on the right silicone ear pieces and getting used to the way they sit, I found the QC20′s oversized earbuds to be comfortable and well-suited to...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Bose QuietComfort 20 active noise cancelling headphones

 

The sound of silence

Excellent overall sound ; Active noise cancelling ; Long battery life ; Comfortable design

Battery brick is intrusive ; Expensive

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
SCREEM: No
Screen: No
Sound System:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:ONE 3.5 mm Plug
USB: No
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Form factor:In Ear Headset
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