Dedication to research and excellence has been the Bose approach to better sound since Dr Amar G. Bose founded the company in 1964. Ever since, Bose engineers have focused on creating better technology. You'll find that focus exemplified in the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.
About The Product
In-Ear Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Have more control over how you listen to your music in every environment, with Bose’s in-ear noise-cancelling headphones. Listen to your music with lifelike Bose sound and choose between full-on noise reduction to block out all environmental noise or the Aware Mode, which lets some of the outside world in. The QC20 headphones will keep you connected to the beat of your music and the pulse of what’s around you, no matter where you are.
Get Lost in the Music
Enjoy music on the go with the QC20 headphones. Experience realistic digital sound quality that stands out from the surrounding noise -- all with the freedom that an in-ear headphone offers. Acoustic Noise-Cancelling technology electronically reduces noise, while Bose’s proprietary StayHear+ tips physically block what's left. All that remains is you and your music, even in extremely loud surroundings.
Tune in to the Surroundings
Of course there are times when you may not want to cut yourself off from your environment, such as waiting for airline gate announcements or crossing a busy street. That’s where Bose’s Aware Mode comes in handy. Instead of having to take your headphones off, you can simply press a button and you're back in touch with the world. Meanwhile, your music keeps playing and you still get the benefit of some noise cancellation.
All this, plus the engaging sound you’ve come to expect from Bose. Active EQ and TriPort technologies work together to give your music the balance and depth that keep the soundtrack of your life sparklingly fresh. With subtle details that shine through. No matter where you are, your music will be at the heart of it all.
Innovative Ear Tip Technology
Not having to fuss with your headphones makes it all the easier to enjoy your music. Bose-own StayHear+ tips create a safe and comfortable fit, without having to force them into your ears. For maximum comfort, the mushroom shape distributes pressure evenly across the ear canal, creating a gentle seal that adds to the full-spectrum noise reduction of the headphones.
Control at your Fingertips
Enjoy control at the tips of your fingers. Simply use the slider switch on the control module to activate or deactivate the noise cancelling function. You’ll find the buttons for the Aware Mode, call answer/end and volume on the inline remote/microphone. The dual button remote (QC20 model) is designed for your Windows, BlackBerry or Android phone.
The built-in lithium-ion battery, which is located inside the module, is rechargeable. It charges in just two hours with the included USB cable, delivering up to 16 hours playing time per charge. The power status is displayed on the battery indicator light. What’s more, your music will continue to play with performance equal to that of our regular in-ear headphones even if the battery dies. Store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case when you’re not using them.
The following Bose headphones and headsets are compatible with the Apple devices listed below: FreeStyle earbuds, Bose MIE2i Mobile headset, QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, Bose SIE2i sport headphones and SoundTrue headphones.
- iPhone 3GS and newer
- iPod Touch 2nd Generation and newer
- iPod classic - 2009 (120GB and 160GB)
- iPod Nano 4th Generation and newer
- iPod Shuffle 3rd and 4th Generation
- iPad (all versions)
- 2009 models or later of Mac computers
iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad, MacBook and MacBook Air are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.
Note: Full controls may not be available for some Apple products. The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB, 160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone (3GS and later), iPad (all versions) and 2009 models or later of Mac computers. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models. Requires latest iPod software.
Compare Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
| || || |
|Fit ||In-ear ||In-ear ||Around-ear |
|Detachable audio cable || || ||✓ |
|Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology ||Advanced ||Advanced ||Advanced |
|TriPort acoustic technology ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Aware mode ||✓ ||✓ || |
|Plays music even when battery is depleted ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Phone calling |
|Omnidirectional inline microphone ||✓ ||✓ ||✓ |
|Compatibility ||Optimised for iPhone and most Apple devices; select features compatible with todays most popular smartphones ||Optimised for select Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices ||Optimised for iPhone and most Apple devices; select features compatible with todays most popular smartphones |
|Carry case/bag ||Soft case ||Soft case ||Hard case |
|Fold-flat ear cups || || ||✓ |
|Inflight adapter ||Optional accessory ||Optional accessory ||✓ |
|Battery type ||Rechargeable ||Rechargeable ||AAA |
|Battery charger included ||✓ ||✓ || |
|Weight ||44 g ||44 g ||195 g |