Compact but not entirely quiet
I replaced a previous set of Bose in-ear noise cancelling headphones with these. They worked well at first but after about six months began to drop in quality of noise cancellation. If you like a compact in-ear headphone then these are fine, however i think the larger headphones work a lot better.
A must for anyone flying
I've flown to the US 4 times and everywhere else in-between with these and I can't travel without them.
They battery life is fantastic and be easily be recharged during the flight.
Earbuds are comfortable and fit me perfectly.
Music reproduction is on the bass heavy side - but that is what I enjoy so perfect for me.
I also own a pair of Bose QC15 - After much debate over spending another $350 I purchased these for the following reason: Ultra portable - fit easily into your pocket, Recharge on the go (instead of carrying spare AAAs), Earpho...
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A perfect flight companion and also great for daily use
The best in-ear noise cancellation earphones in market imo. Since I've got the QC20, my flights have become more enjoyable and less noisy. The noise cancellation works perfectly. The only con may be not very long battery life for the noise cancellation feature (you can use the headphones as normal ones without battery recharge though).
Can't live without it
I've travelled a lot this year and these earphones have been great, travelling with me for sometimes over 30 hours. The battery life is great and can easily last long haul flights. It's easy to charge on the go if need be. The only downside is that sometimes when it's in my ear for a very long time it starts to hurt, but I think that's the anatomy of my ear
Small, portable, comfortable.
I bought the QC25s originally. They were fantastic, however, not portable enough. They were too big in my bag.
So I bought the QC20s. And they suited me much better. I can put them in the case and my pocket, for example, if I wasn't using them. It's very comfortable, and the little remote is fantastic where I can push the little button to be able to hear traffic but still have NC if I'm walking around in the street.
I wouldn't use these if I'm exercising, but during public transport, on the plane, and general everyday use, they are fantastic!!!
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The earphone is not that cheap but it is worth every single dollar I spent on it. The sound quality may not be the best compared to the other high end earphones but the noise cancelling is outstanding. Knowing BOSE and their quality work on noise cancellation, this is absolutely no brainer choice if you are looking for the quality noise cancelling.
Best active noise cancelling in-ear headphone!
This in-ear headphone is the best active noise canceling out there. It is totally worth the price. This is the only Bose active noise canceling headphone that can fit in your pocket. The newer version which hangs around the neck and has shorter battery life due to its wireless feature. I still prefer the version amongst other headphones when I fly.
Comfort. Sound. Durability. 100%
Due to not having the exactly model which I purchased. This was the next level down. But can without a doubt state that Bose really knew what they were doing on these. Travelled on a flight to Honolulu And Los Angeles from Melbourne. The $400 price tag was well justified... Sound... Comfortable.. And. Minimal tangling.
I won't fly without them
I was worried about spending so much on a pair of earphones, but I'm so glad that I did. These are super comfortable, and, more importantly, super effective. I wanted to get some decent noise cancelling earphones that would rival the over-ear models. I wear glasses, so headphones aren't really suitable. I read review after review, for lots of different models, but every comparison I read put the Bose in a class of their own. Maybe there is something new out now, but I love these earphones. The sound is OK, but it's about the noise cancelling f...or me. My only negatives are: the 3.5mm plug is on short chord, close to the power pack. I.e. The power pack is too far down the cable. It's not heavy, but it limits where you can put it. The other negative is that Bose don';t include the airline adapter - surely that's why most people buy them. Luckily, I was able to get one from Bose Australia. The adapter sits nicely in the little travel pouch with the earphones.
Amazing Sound Quality
These inner ear headphones have amazing sound quality compared with my previously bought pairs. They have a clear, crisp sound and cancel out almost every outside noise. I use these daily whilst on the train and in the office. Very comfortable and I got them at a great price, recommended.
Hard to beat
I'm on my second pair of QC20's because I find them really good. On an aeroplane, they eliminate a significant percentage of the background noise to the point where you can hear the movie very clearly with minimal distraction. So relaxing to be able to eliminate constant background noise so effectively. They don't sound as good as the larger QC's, but they are so versatile - take them running, use them under your motorcycle helmet like I do for great sound and less engine noise. The sound quality is brilliant to my ears, matched with how tiny they are, make the QC20's very hard to beat.
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Good earphone. Value for money
Good noice cancellation earphone. My one noice cancellation one. Love it. Sound quality is ultimate with no external disturbance. I love the pouch that comes with it to carry it handy. Battery life is good. And holds for two days for my use. I use it more regularly. Love it.
Not worth the price tag
Bought Bose qc35 for my husband and he loved it. So thought I bought myself a present and got a smaller earphone with Bose. Paid $350, used once and decided to sell. Even though it's small but with battery intact, it makes it bulky/inconvenience to use, plus sound wise I think I can get something cheaper with the same quality
Great for the size but...
Having had Dr Dre Beats Studios for several years which served me well (and still work), I wanted something less bulky for airplane travel. These are perfect in that respect and the sound quality is excellent. The noise cancellation is good but not as good as most over-ear types. Obviously this is comparing apples with oranges, but for the price I did expect better.
crisp sound and blocks out airport noise
not as effective as over ear versions but smaller, less conspicuous and lighter. the in wire battery section is a little bulky for in-ear headphones but some sacrifices need to be made for the active noise cancelling. Would not consider these for jogging/gym unless you have a plan for the battery...I purchased these to help prevent more noise damage to my ears from turning up the volume to drown out the world and so far so good. Not as bassy as others but definitely clearer sound. Works fine for phone calls but volume control is on phone only, ...not on mike section (unless I have missed something...) Overall, happy with purchase but worried I'll close my eyes and miss my boarding call now...give the sleeping guy with bose qc20s a poke please ;)
These are the best in ear noise cancelling ever!!
I've just come across these and they are fantastic!! The noise cancelling function is sensational and it comes with a lithium battery that lasts for hours and recharges fast!! I travel a lot and the plane noise is constant - plug these into the airline entertainment (it even comes with an airline adaptor if needed!!!) and you can watch/listen and enjoy the entertainment all with the benefit of noise cancelling!! Great also for day to day use - commuting, gym or watching your favourite shows online!! Am so happy that I can have noise cancelling ...without the bulky headphones that other brands have. They are in ear and super comfortable (come with various sized inserts) and you can even sleep with them in - if you can manage to sleep on a plane!! And the Bose sound quality is top notch!
The best for long haul flying
I had a previous over ear pair of QC??s. Great noise cancellation but bulky to sleep on side.
These in ears are awesome to sleep in. Plus the USB charging function is easy. The push button is easy to use to hear flight attendants.
As in ears, they also offer passive attenuation, and the fact that they can still be used when the battery has run flat is super useful for road warriors.
The Bees Knees of Noise Cancelling
I've been using a pair of Audiosonic noise cancelling headphones for a few years now, and they have done me well on the Air Travel front, but they were starting to fall apart through overuse. Time for an upgrade then, and seeing that I do a lot of flying still for business I didn't want to skimp on quality. So I head off to the Bose shop and try on the QC20s (buds) and 25's (phones). After having the earphone type for so long I was a little hesitant with the buds. Will they fall out ? Will they let noise in ? Time to stop right there. The ...Bose specialist was just that, a specialist in all things Bose, he gave me some pros and cons of both, but really the QC20s won hands down. Each ear bud locks into each ear, and they can also be customised for ear sizes, with different in ear adapters - quite cool. Although it takes a few trips trying different ear bud sizes to get just the right one. Noise cancelling is beyond amazing, when I compare this to my older Audiosonics. I'd rate the Audiosonics at 70%NR whereas the Bose I'd put at 90%. They are truly amazing pieces of engineering. Now for the cons which there really isn't any major ones. Other than the overall size of the Bose pouch is quite small and can easily get lost during entry / exit of the aircraft. I suppose that's a personal issue only. The actual wiring setup seems a little messy when you look at it, I'm sure the engineers can come up with a better layout here. And I suppose the biggest bugbear of most people would be the price (Au$360), but of course what price do you put on quality. So price for me was not really an issue. For me the Noise Cancelling buds provide less jet lag on long haul flights, they don't get in the way when you're sleeping, and annoying crying baby's just disappear. I wouldn't go flying without them.
Great Noise Cancelling Head Phones
These are great for noise cancelling, so it removes the background noise - the plane's engine noise, the tram rumble, the general hubub of talking - by sampling and removing repetitive noises. However, they are not blockout earphones so short sharp sounds - like a yell or a baby crying will not be blocked out. If you want complete block out then get earphones that sit in the ear cavity. I like these earphones, they are very comfortable and allow you to listen to music at reasonable sound levels by not requiring higher volumes to overcome the ...general background noise. There can be bit of cord noise when you are walking, but I don't find it too distracting. It is a bit annoying given the price of the earphones. The negatives are: - expensive - doesn't block out all sounds - the noise cancellation box, which is awkward and looks a tad fragile - the rechargeable battery is non replaceable, once it dies you still have earphones but you don't have the noise cancellation still available. - can be cord noise when you are walking around.
Excellent headphones, can barely hear anything with them on
I bought these for a trip to India. I wore them for 15 hours the first day and they were comfortable straight away. It is easy to sleep with them on compared to big headphones which are bulky and don't allow you to turn your head side ways. The noise cancelling feature works really well, I could not hear the plane engine noise. In my office I can't hear people talking to me more than a metre away which is great for phone calls when you don't have a quiet space. Sound quality is great. Battery light started flashing after about twelve hours use.
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