Bose QC20 QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones for Apple

Model: 718839-0010 UPC: 017817658515 Item: 1299

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Bose QC20 QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Canceling Earbuds for Apple Devices Overview

Immerse yourself in the music with Bose QC20 QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Canceling Earbuds. Bose's first in-ear headphones with Noise Cancelling technology block out external sounds, ensuring you hear nothing but your music. Press a button and activate Aware Mode to stay connected to the environment around you. These are versatile earbuds that conform to your environment and situation seamlessly. Modern audio innovations such as Active EQ and TriPort technology offer deep, pounding bass and crisp high sounds with ultimate clarity. The StayHear earphone tips are soft and conform to the shape of your ear, allowing for hours of comfortable listening. The inline microphone and remote allow you to answer calls from your Apple phone with hands-free convenience, ideal for when you are commuting or exercising. For exceptional playback time, the lithium-ion battery can last for up to 16 hours at full charge. This model is for Apple Devices.

Product Information


Product highlights

  • In-ear headphones deliver lifelike, digital sound quality
  • Active EQ and TriPort technology for music depth and balance
  • Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology prevents external noise from penetrating headphones, ensuring you only hear your music
  • Aware Mode shuts off noise-cancellation technology with the simple press of a button
  • StayHear tips offer a soft feel for hours of comfortable listening while also conforming to the shape of your ear for a secure fit
  • Features a microphone and remote on cord to answer calls from Apple phone while on the go
  • Lithium-ion battery offers up to 16 hours of playback with technological and has a 2-hour charge time
  • When battery dies, headphones still operate with performance equal to Bose regular in-ear headphones
  • USB charger allows for simple charging while on the go
  • Includes 3 pairs StayHear tips (S, M, L), clothing clip, USB cable and carrying case
  • Dimensions (including cable and StayHear tips): 52" L
  • Weight: 1.55 oz.
  • Warranty: 2 Years - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Specifications

Bose QC20 QuietComfort 20 Acoustic In-Ear Headphones Specifications:

  • QC20 headphones — Apple devices (Including cable and StayHear+ tips): 52" L (1.55 oz)
  • StayHear+ tips: 1.25" H x 1" W x 0.5" D
  • USB cable: 12" L
  • Clothing clip: 1" H x 0.25" W x 0.5" D
  • Control module: 3.5" H x 1.25" W x 0.375" D
  • Case: 1" H x 5.5" W x 3.1" D
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery life: 16 hours per full charge

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for Bose QC20 QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones for Apple

4.2 / 5.0
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Great Sound—Cheap Build
I have owned four of these between myself and family. Sound is wonderful.
But truly made very cheaply. Wires will fray. Ear buds themselves actually split in half (on three of them), the plastic cover of the control device will fray and fall off (always) and the tabs that keep the rubber earpiece in place will brake. I have glued them back together a number of times. Sometimes it works, sometimes it destroys them! These would be acceptable at under $100. For $250 to never last a year.. not acceptable.
August 5, 2020
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Great Headphones, but they wear poorly over time
I've had my earbuds since 2016, and I have loved them very dearly. the battery life is fantastic and the noise canceling is amazing although I have not tried any of bose's other notice canceling headphones for myself. One issue I have is that there is a buzzing in the right earbud now only when the noise canceling is active and I am not sure why. I am going to try and fix it if I can because I do not want to have to buy a whole new pair. Also, although this is not a big deal, the rubber coating on the battery peels off very easily and it is not glued on well at all. Overall these headphones are a great buy especially if you get them on bose's black Friday sale and save a lot of money.
July 28, 2020
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Defect after 2 years
Defect after 2 years. The left side is breaking apart and making ridiculous noise. Can't use any more.
July 22, 2020
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WHEN WILL THERE BE A NEW MODLE
I purchased a pair of the QC 20 headphone back in 2016, and I absolutely enjoyed using the product. The noise cancelling is fantastic! However, since it is 2020, I cannot wait for Bose to release a new model!
July 18, 2020
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Purchased in September 2013 and still going strong
I purchased these in September 2013 and the noise cancelling still appears to be better than the new Bluetooth wireless earphones like the Sony wf-1000xm3, which I was seriously considering purchasing to replace the Bose earphones after a crack appeared in the wiring. However, after a few months of looking at the pros and cons of buying the wf-1000xm3, I decided to purchase another QC20 because I personally like the Q tips and unlike Bluetooth earphones, they don't drop out. To fix the crack in the wiring, I wrapped the cord with nylon string. The rubber casing fell off two months ago, but it doesn't affect the performance of the QC20. Also, the clip broke about a year to two years ago.
July 13, 2020
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Incredible sound. Bad cable.
First let me be clear, my two-star review is not because of the performance (i.e. sound quality) of these headphones. The sound is phenomenal and the noise cancellation is excellent. Wearing these completely eliminates the air conditioning rumble in the office or the turbine noise on a airline flight. they are comfortable for wearing for long periods, although you may have to try more than one of the rubber pieces to find what works best for you. The whole reason for the two stars is that the durability of the cable is poor. I found "liquid electrical tape" at Home Depot and am using it to hold the cable together, but it is only a matter of time before this fails. Bose should have made the cable connections much more robust, this is, after all, portable headphones. When the cable completely fails, unfortunately I *will* buy a replacement, but I would gladly pay more for durability. Also, when using these for a phone call, I am constantly getting comments that people cannot hear me, so the microphone is apparently not very good.
July 13, 2020
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Good sound but poor build quality
I've had 2 pairs, the first failed after about 14 months and the second set I had repaired after about the same period which I've then subsequently had to glue/repair myself.

The problem stems from two things, one a clear design flaw. The three weak points are the 90 degree angle jack, both sets of mine failed there, then there is where the wire goes in to the battery. With all the bending it fails there too followed lastly by the other side of the battery for the same reason.

If they lasted they would be worth the money as they are comfortable, the NC is great, and the sound is good. Due to the build quality issues however they clearly aren't so I ended up getting the wireless Bose with the neck battery and they are better. Be warned however with those too, high levels of heat (like when I'm on holiday) causes the glue to melt and the covers for the neck brace come away, on to my second pair of those lesson learnt.
June 22, 2020
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Faithful companion across continents
I purchased these in August 2015 before I was going to China. Long airline rides to and from Asia and Europe are transformed into pleasant soundscapes that by the top-notch noise cancelling technology in these headphones. They have been one of the best investments for entertainment I have ever made. I have used them for running for the past 5 years, and they have never missed a beat. The earbud cases came apart in 2017, but I just glued them back together and I haven't had an issue since. To avoid that problem, always remove the buds by grabbing them from in your ears, rather than tugging on the cord. It has taken this long (as of June 2020) for the battery to show any signs of age by not lasting quite as long as it used to. By that I mean it only lasts for 6-8 hours instead of 14-18. They are finally one their last legs, however, because the connection to the battery case and the cord to the earbuds has gone through too much pinching and bending over the 1000+ hours it has spent in my pocket. I have started to notice that the audio cuts out if it is not in the exact right position to complete the circuit over the worn out wires. If it weren't for that reason, these earbuds would last another year at least, until the battery would succumb to the fate faced by all batteries. Everyone should purchase Bose audio equipment. I will purchase another soon.
June 22, 2020
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Great while they lasted... which wasn't long.
I received these NC headphones as a gift from my wife. They were awesome when traveling on airplanes as you couldn't hear anything around you. I've only had them for 3 years and they were sparingly used. Now I can't get sound out of the right earbud. I believe the cable is damaged since I only hear things intermittently. Therefore these headphones cost me $100+ per year. I doubt I've used them more than 50 x. I wouldn't recommend them based on their lack of durability. I'm now out of warranty and instead of fixing them Bose offered to sell me a new set. No thanks!
June 17, 2020
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Best Investment I've Ever Made
I bought these headphones 4 years ago. I've used them for multiple travels and used them at home on a regular. The other day, I thought about testing my products batteries because of curiosity. I played music at the 2 notches below maximum volume (don't want to blow speakers) and ran it for as long as possible. I got 17 hours and 34 minutes. After 4 years. I understand that this product is not cheap, but the all sources say "up to 16 hours". After 4 years of usage, I was able to get this product to last 17 hours and 34 minutes. This makes this product the only product I've ever found to "do better than advertised".

Sound : I'm no audiophile like when I was younger but from over 15 years of listening to music and appreciating rap music, rave music, drum and bass and productivity work music; I can honestly say that these earphones produce good sound. Would they compare the same with the best of the best for clarity and tight bass? Probably not, Bose tune headphones for the general public, they're not meant for music production.

Durability : These are corded and should be treated as such, I work in quite controlled professional environments so I don't really run into durability problems with any of my products but I would not recommend taking this to the gym.

Comfort : The design is good, it does not fall out of my ears, and it's very compact so you don't have a lug a small box around with you unlike headphones.

Value : Although expensive, I have chosen to use these QC20's over my noise cancelling headphones because it does almost the same job and with great sound. This product is probably the greatest investment I've ever made to my travelling gear arsenal.
June 3, 2020
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the best
ROLANDO H on Sep 24, 2020
For a long flight. Can plug into airline audio system and iphone. In ear and noise cancelling. And because they're Bose.
Jessica S on Jun 11, 2019
the best
ROLANDO H on Sep 24, 2020
Need them when I run
Pamela A on Dec 27, 2019
For a long flight. Can plug into airline audio system and iphone. In ear and noise cancelling. And because they're Bose.
Jessica S on Jun 11, 2019
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Elsa Y on Dec 13, 2017
Need them when I run
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