Bose QuietComfort 20i headphone

 
Approximate retail price:
$299.00
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Summary: Portable noise canceling isolating ear-insert earphones that come with three pairs of "Stayhear + tip" ear bowl support earpieces of various sizes, USB charging cable, shirt clip, and a carrying case.
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Type: Portable headphones
About - Bose QuietComfort 20i

The Bose QC 20i portable noise-canceling earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, and have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cell phones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and remote with integrated volume, music player, and call connect/disconnect controls. The QC 20i comes with three pairs of "Stayhear + Tip" ear bowl support earpieces of various sizes, a USB charging cable, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

About This Brand

While Bose's best-known headphones are noise-canceling models, it now makes several types, including earphones. Products are usually in the higher price range.

Features & Specs - Bose QuietComfort 20i
info Weight (oz.) 1.5
info Cable length (in.) 50
info Battery type Rechargeable lithium-ion
info Works with noise reduction off Yes
info Integrated microphone Yes
info Call connect/disconnect control Yes
info Integrated volume control Yes
info Integrated player control Yes
info Detachable cable No
info Monitor function (mute) Yes
info Noise canceling unit in earpiece No
info Low battery indicator Yes
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User Reviews - Bose QuietComfort 20i
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
great for increasing productivity in office
9/1/2015
Pros
Great Noise Reduction
Cons
Fixed Length Cord
Best Uses
Working
Comment:
I use it:<br />1. to isolate myself from the noise in the surroundings, in the office environment.<br />I am very sensitive to noises and get easily distracted. <br />I was suspicious about efficacy of noise cancelling headphones and whether they are really worth the high price.<br />Now i can say they are good enough for the purpose. I am satisfied with the 'noise suppression' performance. I wish I found out these ear-phones much earlier.<br /><br />2. for meditating at home to suppress environmental sounds/noise. It is great help and make meditation possible in 'not so quiet' neighbourhood.<br /><br />3. while working (on computer) at home when other family members are watching TV in the next room.<br /><br />Pros: great noise reduction- most often i use it just as a noise suppressor with no audio input!!!<br />Noise reduction is not absolutely complete but good enough for the purpose.<br />If someone is talking to loudly just next to my cubicle, I can still hear it. But general conversations just vanish away!<br />Recommended, particularly for those who are sensitive to noise and/or easily distracted. It can be life altering... if you are surrounded by maddening noises in your day to day life.<br />I would have appreciated cord with length adjustment mechanism, so that i can use it more comfortably while walking (without having to bother about fixed long length cord).<br />Sound quality: I didn't analyse it critically; found it okay.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great earphones!
12/14/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Durable
Good Bass
Great Sound
Lightweight
Cons
Falls Off/Out Of Ear
Best Uses
Home Audio
Music
Portable Devices
Relaxing
Traveling
With My Computer
Working
Comment:
I use these primarily for long phone calls and music/movie audio/noise cancellation on long flights. Small format so convenient for taking onboard. Comfortable once you get them settled on/into the ears...but sometimes fall out if they aren't put in just right. I used to use Bose over-the-ear model, which performed as well but were less comfortable and cumbersome due to larger size.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
It really works!
10/20/2014
Pros
Comfortable
Compact
Great Sound
Cons
Best Uses
Home Audio
Music
Comment:
Listening to Silence in my cubicle. This really cancels the chatter of those around me allowing me to concentrate on work.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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