Amazing noise cancelling!
I have tinnitus and loud noises make it worse. So when we decided to live on board a power catamaran with very noisy engines I was a bit concerned! I had bought noise cancelling head phones before that go over the ears. They work very well, but after a few hours become uncomfortable. I was a little dubious that ear buds would stay in, but they do, the seal is good and the sound fantastic as you would expect fro Bose.But when I switched to noise cancelling the sound range is still wide, but amazingly, the roar of our two engines become a qu...iet murmur! This means I can turn the volume way down and still hear my music. I took a star off because the price is very high, I bought them for $221, went to buy another pair for my husband and they had gone up $100 only a few days later, the wire is very thin and I suspect it will soon break, but there is only a years warranty. But over all a great product.
Purchased in July 2021 for $221.00.
Expensive but ok
I like it very much
.tbe sound very nice and stable
.quality build just ok
.sound conciliation is the best I come cross compared to other available in the market.
.looks very nice
Purchased in April 2019 for $300.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
The secret upgrade for long haul flights
A friend lent me his pair of these before I had an international flight. He travelled for business, and kept going on and on about how good they were. He gave them to me while we were having coffee at a busy shopping centre, and insisted I try them then and there. As soon as I turn them on, it was like muting the world. The din of society vanished to barely perceptible background noise. Fast forward to my next trip, and I bought two pairs for myself & family. An expensive buy, but a solid investment. When used for airplane travel, the engine dr...one is greatly reduced. They work in tandem with entertainment consoles on the flight, so you can charge them & watch movies/listen to music etc in your own little noise cancelled world. I would have made them 5 star if they didn't protrude (slightly, but enough) from the ear, making it hard to sleep on them. I may be asking too much, but they are a great recommended product.
Bose QuietComfort 20 Replacement ?
I purchased Bose QuietComfort 20 QC20 earbuds in October 2016 and needed to request a replacement in November 2016 due to crackling noise in earpieces using noise cancelling mode. Bose replaced the headset immediately and without question as they could hear the defect for themselves. The earbuds have performed satisfactorily until very recently when the same crackling noise developed in the left earpiece. My use of this product has been very routine and the headset has not been mishandled or subjected to abuse.
I took the headset to Bose who...advised that the product was out of warranty (12 months). They advised that in such circumstances they usually offer a replacement at the discount price of $300. Retail is in the vicinity of $370. However as they could see that I had experienced unsatisfactory performance of this product (one replacement under warranty), they would offer a replacement at $240. Bose does not offer a repair option of this product in Australia. A take-away message for me is that two years of use before failure is judged by Bose as an acceptable life of the product when used routinely. At this stage I am not inclined to invest in another Bose headset of the same model (currently available in the market). Other Bose products (home audio) I have purchased have performed well over a long period. So this experience with this product is puzzling and unsatisfactory. I need to review what other consumer remedies are available to me.
To tell you the truth, I compared a lot before I bought this headset, but it really didn't disappoint me. Even though the headset has been in use for a while, I still like it. Wireless headphones are really convenient compared to traditional headphones. It works well in both sports and on the car, it has great sound quality and I use it almost every day.
Australian consumer law - poor build quality
1 year 11 months old and the case covering falls apart. Westfield Sydney City Bose shop assistants said would only replace if I pay $300!!! Will have to take them to NCAT to claim full refund. As this is a generally great product, performance wise, I would buy another pair. Very disappointed with lack of support and service, and being fobbed off, as most customers are when there is a problem. The Australian Consumer Law has guarantees as to fitness etc.
Stand by your product!!
I’m already familiar with the aviation products offered by Bose, and I thought I’d give the civilian products a go, everything was going swimmingly until just after the warranty period when one of the pods started crackling horribly. JB HIFI was no help, only suggesting that I should have gone to them directly... Bose also just sympathised but offered no solution, oh well... Seeing as it was only a matter of weeks, I thought they may stand by their brand, guess not.
Lives up to the name
I've found these headphones to be very comfortable, as the name would suggest. It's not bulky which is perfect and offers fantastic audio. I use them on the train as I commute to and from work. The noise cancelling feature is excellent... I'm able to enjoy my ride in peace!
Bose QC20 Review
Bose Quiet Comfort QC20 Noise Cancelling Headphones are reasonably lightweight, comfortable and offer great audio. I use them at work in an open office environment and can cancel out noise from peoples telephone calls at the touch of a switch. So, I can concentrate when I need to. Would be nice if they had an SD card and mp3 player built in.
Much quieter flights
Being a glasses wearer with slight hearing loss I find these earbuds far better than the over ear earphones. They block out most of the noise when noise cancelling option is on and make watching movies enjoyable. I find there are still one or two particular voices that seem to come through the noise cancelling peace but this is generally not a problem even for long flights. For me, the downside is trying to sleep wearing these - I find them comfortable for a few hours but turning my head to sleep on the side annoys me somewhat. The battery has ...lasted well on long flights but I do tend to plug them in when I can anyway. The carry case is padded and fits all the goodies included (and I bought a plane adapter also). Overall a really good product and I now wouldn't fly without them.
I bought these headphones to use for gym. They are very comfy and provide amazing clear sound quality. I listen to alot of trance and it really allows me to hear the different sounds and layers in a song. I highly recommend these to everyone. The headphones are very durable.
Good for flights
I bought these for my first international long-haul flight. Love the little package it comes it, very neat and tidy. I don't think the sound quality is as amazing as I'd hoped, but that might be because of the plane noise it was fighting off. The noise cancelling was pretty great - but I found it was quite fatiguing after awhile and I couldn't use them for more than a couple of hours at a time. Also the battery does run out a bit quick, I soon saw to plug them in to the usb on my plane seat which helped. Luckily these still work as regular headphones when the battery for the noise-cancelling runs out.
Noise Canceling is great, the battery is kind of clunky, the sound is pretty amazing
The only downside for this item is that I didn't realize it came with a rechargeable battery pack inline on the cable which can't be removed. The reason this is not great is that there's only about 2 inches from the battery and the 1/8" cable end plug, so when I attach to my PS3 controller for instance, this flat battery pack is constantly annoying me, it doesn't prevent me from using it, but it's worth mentioning for people that will attach to a device they plan on holding. The noise cancellation feature, which uses this rechargeable battery, ...is pretty fantastic. I share an office with 2 people, and if I put the headphones on and turn on the NC feature without even plugging the headphones into anything, it provides a significant reduction. I can still hear them, but they sound like they are talking 30 feet away. The overall sound of these headphones is one of the best of it's class. It blows away my Shure SE215's, and I mean to say these are really in a different class. Nice lows (bass) that I found unexpected from a pair of in-ear headphones. Would have given 5/5 if the battery pack were smaller.
Best noise cancellation. Average sound performance.
I use these on airplanes with great effect to cancel out the background noise of the plane.
They really cut a huge amount of background noise down and can be outright unsafe to use in places where you need all your senses.
The sound however is only okay. Not bad by any means but not what you’d expect or hope for from a $200+ pair of headphones.
The Bose QC 20 headphones are I think best noise cancelling headphones available.perfect for using on flights I have used these always on long haul flights for many years with no problems.
These are a little expensive but well worth it .
They are quite comfortable without your ears getting hot
|Features||Microphone Included and Noise Cancelling|
|Cord Length||0.3 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
- GTIN12: 178176585154
- MPN: QC20
Other Wired Headphones
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.