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Bose QuietComfort QC20 / QC20i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and noise isolation. The portability and comfort are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and price.

sound, comfort, portability, noise isolation, usability

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietComfort QC20 / QC20i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 82 user reviews of Bose QuietComfort QC20 / QC20i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, portability, noise isolation, usability

price, reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bose ® QuietComfort ® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling HeadphonesBose ® QuietComfort ® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Bose QuietComfort QC20 / QC20i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Bose QuietComfort QC20 / QC20i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Bose® QuietComfort® 20 headphones carrying case

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Bose QC20i Headphones Review

 

Excellent noise-canceling. Aware Mode lets you hear some outside sounds at the touch of a button. Comfortable to wear. Can be used without power

Noise-cancelation can bother some sensitive users

. Three hundred bucks is a lot to spend on earbuds, but for frequent fliers or anyone who spends time in noisy environments, how much is too much to be able to turn off the outside world for a while and get lost in your favorite songs?

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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.

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Bose QC20i ANC review

 

First class noise cancellation, Clear sound across all genres, Comfortable, easy to insert earbuds, Good feature set

DSP creates a synthetic quality to the music, Battery/electronics bar is awkward, Expensive

With first-class noise cancellation, clean detail, and a comfortable fit, the QC20i provide an enjoyable, almost meditative way to escape the outside world. However, those looking for premium sound to accompany the premium noise-cancelling technology...

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Bose QuietComfort 20

 

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...

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Bose QuietComfort 20i

 

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

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

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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)...

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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!

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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

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Bose QC20i

 

Silence is golden (and expensive, too).

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Silence is golden (and expensive, too).

 

When it comes to noise cancellation, lots of people look to Bose to hand over the golden silence—and with good reason. This year, Bose added its first compact option to an already well-loved lineup: The QC20i (MSRP $299.95) are active noise canceling...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes
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
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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