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Bose QC20 - a bit of a disappointment :(
Comments about Bose - QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Warm Gray:
This is my 3rd in-ear Bose headphones. Prior to this, I had the Bose IE2 and then the MIE2 which were really awesome! But they got battered already due to prolonged use.. Thinking I will get the same sound quality experience as with previous Bose in-ear headphones, I went on to buy this qc20. But apart from the active noise canceling feature (which is really2x great, by the way), I was a bit disappointed with the audio quality of qc20. It lacks that "oomph" which I normally find in Bose headphones.. I'm missing that exquisite combination of deep, full, rich bass & crystal clear sound. Sadly, I want to go back to my old, battered, over-used MIE2...
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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Best earphones ever
Amazing quality , very resistant, excellent for workout but specially designed for airplanes!
I loved them for listening, but the microphone is completely unacceptable. One of the main reasons I got them was to talk with people on the phone while I'm walking outside. Not only was the sound quality poor, with fluctuating volume and my words randomly cutting out, but the person on the other end heard ambient noise to the point where they couldn't hear me. I did try clipping them closer to my mouth, but that did not help. Meanwhile, the sound in my ears was perfect. A Bose customer service rep suggested I try another pair because the mic might have been defective. I did so, and the second was just as bad. So, sadly, I have returned them. Will go back to my on-ear Bose for listening (also not a great mic in the extra cord I bought) and the earbuds that came with my phone for conversion.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
All other earphones now sound awful
So glad I made the purchase. Noise cancelling is almost like some kind of witchcraft! Sound quality is amazing. They are my go-to earphones, only trouble is they have made all my others sound terrible!!
Hurt my ears.
I bought theses ear buds a year ago due to their small size. I had previously used ear over Bose headphones. I find that after wearing them for more that 2 hours my inner ears ache from the pressure. My volume button to decrease sound no longer seems to work, seems to be stuck. I'm not a frequent ear bud user so that is likely part of the problem. I am thinking of going back to the headphones.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great noice canceling, but.....
Bought these last year, as said, the noise canceling work good, however the housing of the inear part fell apart, making them useless, also the cable to the battery looks fragile. I have several Bose products, this is the first disappointing experience.
I really like them! Use them as in ear monitos. Great for cutting out stage noise.
Comfort, NC, Sound Quality: 5x5
Bought these from an airline in-flight catalog to replace defunct NC in-ear phones by another manufacturer. Everything about these QC20s is better: better ear fit, better passive isolation, better noise cancellation, better audio quality. And they're comfortable for long duration flights.
First time I ever slept on a plane !!
After 15 years of almost weekly flying, and never being able to sleep for more than 10 minutes at a time while flying, the noise canceling makes sleeping possible for hours. And in a lie flat seat, on my side with just one in my ear, I'm out !! Besides being able to cancel out loud announcements and loud fellow passengers, they have excellent sound quality. Nothing close, and worth every dollar, I'll never travel again without them. BUY
Not worth the price
I purchased these on the recommendation of a friend. The sound quality at higher volumes breaks up and cracks. The piece of cord, with the plug, that comes out of the battery is way too short. They really are not that impressive. I gave away my QC15 Bose headphones, which were the best. Now I'm stuck.
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