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, QC®20i headphones keep you connected. To the beat of your music, and the pulse of what’s around you.
In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.
- Impressive audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies
- Advanced noise reduction rivalling any full-sized headphones
- Aware mode for hearing what’s around you while enjoying your music
- Long-lasting comfort plus stability from proprietary StayHear®+ ear tips
- These headphones are designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod models.
Lose yourself in your music
QC20i 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 in-ear headphones. 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 is your focus.
Advanced ear tip technology
And it’s even easier to enjoy your music 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, customised 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 of play 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.
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- QC®20i headphones (including cable and StayHear®+ tips):132 cm L (44 g)
- StayHear®+ tips:3.2 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 1.3 cm D
- USB cable:30.5 cm L
- Clothing clip:2.5 cm H x 0.3 cm W x 1.8 cm D
- Control module:8.9 cm H x 3.2 cm W x 0.95 cm D
- Case:2.5 cm H x 14 cm W x 8 cm D
In the box
- QuietComfort® 20i headphones with 3 pairs of StayHear®+ tips (S, M, L)
- Clothing clip
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built in)
- USB charging cable
- Carrying case
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Charging time: 2 hours
- Battery life: Up to 16 hours per full charge
Can I use the headphones even if noise cancelling is off or if the battery is depleted?
What devices can I use with QC20i headphones?
Can I use QC20i headphones in the rain or snow?
It’s not recommended. SoundSport wireless headphones, however, are designed to withstand the rigours of outdoor weather.