Never used these kinds of headphones before but it's amazing when I first put it on. The world seems clear. It's really good to use it in the library or on flights. It will give you a good environment with less noise
A little expensive and there is a box hanging on the wire. I think QC30 solve the problem
Sound Quality to die for!
These headphones are incredible! I was extremely skeptical about spending the amount of money on a single set of headphones but it is 100% worth it! They are extremely comfortable to wear for a long period of time, have an amazing sound quality and incredible noise cancelling technology in built! 10/10
Perfect for long flight
Have been use these HP for over a year on my weekly international flights.
They have the best noise cancellation and are very comfortable. I can wear them for hours without my ear getting hot.
Sound quality wise they are great. Would have love for them to have a bit more bass or provide an app for modify the EQ.
They are durable and the batteries last a long time.
These have changed my flying experience forever.
I can never go back to normal ear phones ever again! And.. bonus, you can sleep with them in :)
Well worth the money, I can highly recommend.
Bose are known for sound for a reason, obviously!
Don't waste money on lesser brands.
Great earphones for flying
We bought these earphones for my husband who suffers from tinnitus and sometimes experiences ear pain when flying. The Bose QC20 ear buds have made a big difference in his comfort when flying, drowning out the sometimes quite loud noises the plane makes. He plays either continuous music or white noise sounds on them. The quality of the music is amazing. It has made air travel a lot less stressful for us. The small size means it's easy to pack too. We love this product.
I love it
I use these daily for my bus commute and for that they are perfect. The noise cancellation is very impressive, and unlike all the noise isolating earbuds I've used they are not fussy about how they're positioned in your ears. You just put them in, turn them on, and it all works. They are also quite comfortable, and the sound quality is really good with the noise cancellation turned on.
I bought these for myself and the sound is totally awesome and so comfortable to wear! Comfortable enough to sleep with them in! Great for night time meditation music! They are light weight and tough! I always fall asleep with mine in and never had a problem. I also bought a set for my son to!
Poor Quality Item
I have been a fan of Bose fr many years and I think this has to be one of their worst products. It is adequate but I have rated this poory purely because of the price and the awful quality of the product. You really still get significant noise and so noise cancelling does not work well. Also the cable that is connected to the unit electronics unit did not take long to disintegrate! :-(
Cannot imagine studying or using the public transport without these anymore!!
Let me just start by saying not only are this the best sounding earphones have i used these are also the ones most convenient. I'll break down the review in sections to make it easy to understand for people unfamiliar with Bose or noise-cancelling headphones
Unless you are an audiophile or a sound engineer these are going to be best sounding headphones you'll probably can buy. Sound quality is a subjective topic hence i won't get into detail here but these sound amazing. The headphones i owned before this were beginner cheap qua...
A class above the rest
This is the ultimate I don't believe there is better In ear headphone on the market.
The unit comes with a module that when activated cancels out all background noise.
It's so effective at this that is an ambulance were to drive past you with the sirens going you would love you as we expect from Buzz the sound quality is exceptional and Price is equally so if you can afford why would you use anything else.
These were gift from a very good friend I'm eternally grateful to, for having a night so generously spoiled me I might never have really understood the best sound can possibly be.
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...
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great for flying
If you fly often get these. They're expensive, and it is a lot for headphone but they make flying a lot more comfortable, they're in ear and easier to sleep in. I also use them at work when I need to block out background noise. iPhone compatible as well, so you can control your device from the headset.
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