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 certain functions. Choose either the QC®20 Apple device model or the QC®20 Samsung and Android™ model to use with your respective device.
In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.
- 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.
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 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
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.
- QC®20 headphones—Apple devices (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® 20 headphones—Apple devices
- 3 pairs 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: 16 hours per full charge
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 selected Apple® or selected 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?
No, QuietComfort® 20 headphones are not designed to be used in wet environments.