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In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.
Consider them your go-to headphones, wherever you go. The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or, choose Aware mode and let some of it in—all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive with lifelike Bose sound. Wherever your day takes you, QC20 headphones keep you connected. To the beat of your music, and the pulse of what's around you.
Impressive audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies
Advanced noise reduction rivaling any full-sized headphone
Aware mode for hearing what's around you while enjoying your music
Long-lasting comfort plus stability from proprietary StayHear+ ear tips
Lose yourself in your music
QC20 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.
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's front and center.
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 remote/microphone houses Aware mode and call answer/end buttons. The 4-button remote, customized
for use with your iPhone or iPod, adds volume, music control and voice commands.
The environmentally friendly built-in 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 similar to that of our regular in-ear headphones.
When not in use, simply store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case.
QC20i headphones (including cable and StayHear+ tips)
Length: 52 in (132 cm)
Weight: 1.55 oz (44 g)
Height: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
Width: 1 in (2.5 cm)
Depth: 0.5 in (1.3 cm)
Length: 12 in (30.5 cm)
Height: 1 in (2.5 cm)
Width: 0.25 in (0.3 cm)
Depth: 0.5 in (1.8 cm)
Height: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
Width: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
Depth: 0.375 in (0.95 cm)
Height: 0.5 in (1.8 cm)
Width: 2.75 in (7 cm)
Depth: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging time: 2 hours
Battery life: 16 hours per full charge
In the box
QuietComfort 20i headphones with 3 pairs of StayHear+ tips (S, M, L)
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in)
USB charging cable
Can I use the headphones even if noise cancelling is off or if the battery is depleted?
Yes, QC20i 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 is disabled. These technologies need power to operate.
What devices can I use with QC20i headphones?
The remote and microphone are supported by: iPod nano (4th generation and later); iPod touch (2nd generation and later); iPhone (3GS and later); iPad; iPad 2; MacBook and MacBook Pro models 2009 and later. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). Audio is supported by all iPod models.