Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices

Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices is rated 4.6522 out of 5 by 46.
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Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones for selected Apple devices

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In ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music—or let the world in. It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music. Or, at the touch of a button, activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Proprietary StayHear®+ tips provide a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote let you switch easily to calls and control of certain functions. Choose either the QC®20 Apple device model or the QC®20 Samsung and Android™ model to use with your respective device.

  • Bose® noise cancelling technology, shut out the world and focus on your music
  • Aware mode to hear what’s around you at the press of a button
  • Deep, clear sound from the Active EQ and TriPort® technology
  • Soft, and secure for hours of listening from proprietary StayHear®+ ear tips

Lose yourself in your music

QC®20 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.

Engaging sound

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 microphone/remote houses Aware mode and call answer/end buttons. The 4-button remote, provides volume and music control plus access to voice-recognition apps, like Siri® or Google search.

Rechargeable battery

The 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 equal to that of our regular in-ear headphones.

When not in use, simply store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case.



Front view
Side view
Inline mic/remote for Apple® devices
Control module
Clothing clip
Carrying case
USB cable


QC®20 headphones for Apple® devices (Including cable and StayHear®+ tips)

  • Length: 132.00 cm
  • Weight: 44.00 g

StayHear®+ tips

  • Height: 3.20 cm
  • Width: 2.50 cm
  • Depth: 1.30 cm

USB cable

  • Length: 30.50 cm

Clothing clip

  • Height: 2.50 cm
  • Width: 0.30 cm
  • Depth: 1.80 cm

Control module

  • Height: 8.90 cm
  • Width: 3.20 cm
  • Depth: 0.95 cm

Carrying case

  • Height: 2.50 cm
  • Width: 14.00 cm
  • Depth: 8.00 cm

Additional details

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery life: 16 hours per full charge

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones for Apple® devices
  • 3 pairs StayHear®+ tips (S, M, L)
  • Clothing clip
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in)
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying case



Can I use the headphones even if noise cancelling is off or if the battery is depleted?

Yes, QC®20 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, which electronically provides more lifelike audio reproduction, is disabled. These technologies need power to operate.

What devices can I use with QC®20 headphones?

QC®20 headphones are specifically designed to work with Apple® or Samsung and Android™ devices. An inline microphone and one-touch answer/end button allow for seamless switching between your calls and music. Some phones may require you to hold the answer/end button for a few seconds to perform these functions.

Can I use QC®20 headphones in the rain or snow?

It's not recommended. Bose® SoundSport® in-ear headphones, however, are designed to withstand the rigours of outdoor weather.


Ear tips

Colour: White

Temporarily out of stock. New stock expected within 1 week. 

Carry cases


Cables and cords


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb!!! Just bought these today. Previously had the on ear noise cancelling and didn't think anything could beat them...that is until today...the sound quality and cancelling is off the scale...fantastic!!!
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They do what they say , Brilliant just purchased today but my gripe is I purchased the bose basic head phones 5 years ago still got em , the sound of them to me seems similar they had good back ground noise interfearance reduction I tried the bose sport range and was very disappointed to me there was a lot back ground noise interference they were just has good has my apple I phone 6 head phones my 5 year old Bose were better by far of the sport range , I was riding home on my motor bike with the noise reduction on I could not ear the pitch of bike I was going a lot faster than I should of been I do wish 5 years ago I purchased the ones with a mobile phone function The I would not had the need to buy now , Bose are the best head phones ever made the rest out there are inferior to Bose
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just you and the sound on a noisy Budget airline I bought mine about 18 months ago as I'm constantly on a plane traveling with my job. I can not speak highly enough about the headphones but my greatest delight comes on a Friday afternoon flying on RyanAir sitting next to screaming children and all I can hear is soundtrack of the film I'm watching on my iPad. Perfect is too
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the BEST!! I bought my QC20i headphones on day one and have nothing but praise for them. I happened to see the QC20 in new colours on the Bose website and noticed from the images that the headphone mini jack has had a re-design making it a better fit with some iPad cases (I use the Logitech AnyAngle) where the QC20i mini jack caught on the side of the case. I now have the QC20 for Apple devices in black and have recycled my QC20i. I would not consider travelling without them. The noise cancelling, especially on aircraft, is brilliant. I did test the QC25 but personally couldn't cope with my ears being enclosed and overly warm a sweaty ears as a consequence. It's personal choice, both have excellent noise cancelling however my vote though remains with the QC20.
Date published: 2015-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressive The noise cancelling feature really brings you into a quiet, peaceful zone, separated with the crowd, and it let you listen to much more detail of your audio too.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these headphones!! I recently lost my first set of these on the Eurostar to Paris, and could not tell you how heartbroken I was. Just ordered a new set, and couldn't be happier. Amazing product and perfect for travel.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing My friend told me about these when I was moaning about being able to hear the neighbours when I was gardening. I went into the Bose shop and couldn't believe how effective they were at cancelling the noise! I now use them in work, the garden, the house and when on a plane it is like being on my own private jet minus the legroom!!! I literally couldn't live without these headphones!! Well done Bose
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Broken Clothing Clip I am happy with the performance of QC20i, but recently the clothing clip was broken and the ear tips are easily getting out of my ears, also the cables are made of a material that sticks to my clothes easily. Does anyone know how to order a new clothing clip? Because it is not in the accessories list that can be ordered?
Date published: 2015-02-21
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