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Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Samsung and Android Devices, Black
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Features

  • Ideal for Samsung Galaxy and other select Samsung and Android devices. (For Android)
  • Use noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music
  • Activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Charging time: 2 hours
  • Exclusive TriPort technology delivers better sound
  • Proprietary StayHear+ tips provide a soft, secure fit
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows up to 16 hours of use
  • Connectivity technology : Wired.USB cable:12 inch L

Description

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music--or hear what's around you. It's your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. Quiet Comfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are engineered to 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 so you can hear what's happening around you without removing the headphones. Inside, exclusive TriPort technology brings your music to life while additional Bose technologies provide dramatic noise cancellation rivaling any full-sized headphone on the market today. Proprietary Stay Hear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote easily let you switch to calls and provide control for select Samsung and Android smartphones and tablets. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use. And even when the power is off or the battery runs out, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound. Included: Quiet Comfort 20 headphones; 3 pairs Stay Hear+ tips (S, M, L); clothing clip; rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in); USB charging cable; carrying case.


Product Dimensions 52 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches


Item Weight 1.55 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B00X9KVVQK


Item model number 718840-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 669 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #988 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available August 16, 2015


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Features

  • Ideal for Samsung Galaxy and other select Samsung and Android devices. (For Android)
  • Use noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music
  • Activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Charging time: 2 hours
  • Exclusive TriPort technology delivers better sound
  • Proprietary StayHear+ tips provide a soft, secure fit
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows up to 16 hours of use
  • Connectivity technology : Wired.USB cable:12 inch L

Description

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music--or hear what's around you. It's your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. Quiet Comfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are engineered to 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 so you can hear what's happening around you without removing the headphones. Inside, exclusive TriPort technology brings your music to life while additional Bose technologies provide dramatic noise cancellation rivaling any full-sized headphone on the market today. Proprietary Stay Hear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote easily let you switch to calls and provide control for select Samsung and Android smartphones and tablets. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use. And even when the power is off or the battery runs out, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound. Included: Quiet Comfort 20 headphones; 3 pairs Stay Hear+ tips (S, M, L); clothing clip; rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in); USB charging cable; carrying case.


Product Dimensions 52 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches


Item Weight 1.55 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B00X9KVVQK


Item model number 718840-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 669 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #988 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available August 16, 2015


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • Ideal for Samsung Galaxy and other select Samsung and Android devices. (For Android)
  • Use noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music
  • Activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Charging time: 2 hours
  • Exclusive TriPort technology delivers better sound
  • Proprietary StayHear+ tips provide a soft, secure fit
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery allows up to 16 hours of use
  • Connectivity technology : Wired.USB cable:12 inch L

Description

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music--or hear what's around you. It's your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. Quiet Comfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are engineered to 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 so you can hear what's happening around you without removing the headphones. Inside, exclusive TriPort technology brings your music to life while additional Bose technologies provide dramatic noise cancellation rivaling any full-sized headphone on the market today. Proprietary Stay Hear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote easily let you switch to calls and provide control for select Samsung and Android smartphones and tablets. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use. And even when the power is off or the battery runs out, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound. Included: Quiet Comfort 20 headphones; 3 pairs Stay Hear+ tips (S, M, L); clothing clip; rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in); USB charging cable; carrying case.


Product Dimensions 52 x 4.72 x 2.36 inches


Item Weight 1.55 ounces


Manufacturer Bose Corporation


ASIN B00X9KVVQK


Item model number 718840-0010


Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 669 ratings 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #988 in Earbud & In-Ear Headphones


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available August 16, 2015


abunda_amazon_reviews I think that these may have just saved my life. I recently moved to the heart of Seattle from a quaint suburb in California. The apartment that I'm currently living in unfortunately has really thin walls and I can also hear my upstairs and downstairs neighbors. In the daytime the noise doesn't really bother me but it's the night time that gets me. My downstairs neighbor gets home every day around 2 a.m. and without fail he is always on the phone. I tried the silicon, foam and even some weird elastic ear plugs and none of them worked, nothing seemed to be able to drown out this guys vibrating voice. I I am a fairly light sleeper so every time he got home it would wake me up immediately and I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep, also note I have to be up everyday at around 7. I was at my very wits end at 5 days straight without any sleep and caved and forked the nearly 300 dollars, I was honestly willing to spend anything to you get a good night's rest. Obviously I was skeptical due to the price point but I read a lot of things and every single article said that these were the best for noise cancellation while trying to sleep and they were right. I can no longer hear what felt like my neighbor's vibrating voice, my neighbor above me walking and slamming things at 6 a.m., or even my boyfriend getting home and walking on the creaky floors; its all drowned out COMPLETELY. I read some of the reviews saying that they didn't last past a year or two so I purchased the $11 Insurance plan. Honestly, I was already spending $250 for the headphones so what's another 11 to ensure that they will always be working within the next four years. Highly recommend!;;Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Life changing quality, SERIOUSLY;;asia akbar;;;March 2019 Update - the first set of these i picked up more than four years ago. i damaged those and replaced them shortly thereafter. since i've dealt with near non-stop perpetual noise from the adjacent mcmanision construction that won't end until our sun turns into a red giant. or at least that's what it feels like at our end of things. so these earbuds were a "save my sanity and get some sleep" act of desperation. these things not only saved my sanity they made doing something so mundane as watching tv with sound possible. yes it gets that bad. i still have the bose over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones but they don't even come close to cutting out the low frequency stuff these do. this last set i've used every day these past couple of years. i have had not one problem and they have out performed by highest expectations. simply put for blocking out the worst noise there is nothing better on the market today based on my own experiences. i have had bose qc15's, still do. however they aren't comfortable to wear for a long period of time and the noise cancellation for lower frequencies was not as good as i needed. that due to a seemingly perpetual construction project going on next door! from jack hammers to the low frequency noise put out by all those running diesel engines. so i tried a couple other under $100 earbuds with active noise cancellation but found none worked nearly as well as my old over-the-ear qc15's. so i begged for a pair of these for Christmas and that was back in 2016. what i found was the professional audio reviewers were right, nothing even comes close to blocking out lower frequency sound that these do. at the top end they are a little less efficient than their over the ear models, like the qc15's but not by much. as for comfort due to the way the tips are designed i can wear these for eight hours and forget i have them in. you'd think again due to the design you wouldn't get a good seal to block out noise but you do. in fact it is good enough that even with noise cancelling off they still block out as much noise as those sub hundred dollar models i tried initially. the sound quality is very good. the 'character' changes with the power off but still not bad. it does exceptionally well with bass, okay with mids and good with highs. as to the battery, even after a couple of years i have noticed no degradation. my sister has a pair she got back in 2012 and her battery is also still good too. the buds comes with three sets, different sizes of ear tips. i purchased spares at the outset but didn't need them until recently. in fact just yesterday while removing one to clean it did the silicone crack. so nearly after a couple years of near daily use and didn't need to replace a tip till as said yesterday. fyi you also get a nice zipper carrying case, usb charging cable. in the end though these earbuds sound very good i only bought them as a means to save my ears from the constant construction noise. they did the job and much better than expected. for lower frequency noise these are nothing short of miraculous in how much they block. i mentioned construction noise and diesel engines but there's more! our neighbors son just got an old harley and put straight pipes on. when he idles it you can hear it easily 1/4 mile off. not exaggerating wish i was. with these powered on i can't hear him idle it. as to quality no complaints just as i've always experienced with bose products. priced a bit on the high side but you get what you pay for. fyi bose has several models of active noise cancelling products. as i found first hand they each have their strengths and weakenesses in how and what they block out. as i mentioned here the older qc15's are better blocking top end noise but the qc20's were much better at the lower end. point being know what sounds you are most wanting to block out prior to choosing which model of active earbuds/headphones you're going to get. in conclusion the longer i have these the more i find them to be more of a necessity rather than a 'splurge.' i'd sooner give up my toothbrush than my bose earbuds, though not long term lol. those sentiments are why i recently purchased a second set to keep on hand for that day in the future when i either accidentally kill mine or they finally die from old age. these are simply the best based on other products used let alone a few thousand hours of personal use. Tip - if you really need EXTREME noise blocking put these on then put a pair of bose qc15 over-the-ear or newer model. with both active noise cancelling systems on you get the best of both worlds so to speak. by double layering in this method you can't get more isolated from noise where extreme situations warrant. *on the chart pictured the BLUE line is noise cancellation for the QC20's the other line is for the QC15 over-the-ear model. surprising to see the 20's perform a good deal better blocking low frequencies than do the older, larger QC15's. sorry no chart with anc23's.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Updated 3/2019 - best w/low frequency noise PERIOD!;;MikenzCO;;;The only downside for this item is that I didn't realize it came with a rechargable 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 rechargable bettery, 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.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;NC is great, the battery is kind of clunky, the sound is pretty amazing.;;Jeff Curley;;;I've gone through three pairs of these headphones. The first one was for an iPhone. It broke after about 5 months, but as I was getting an Android phone, I decided not to deal with fixing them. I ordered an Android compatible pair (this item), which broke in about a year (the pause button just sort of "gave out"). I went through the Bose replacement process. It was a bit arduous, although Bose was nice about it. The replacement set was, if anything, worse -- its pause button also collapsed, in about three months this time, and now the plug seems to be shorted out. If these were $25 headphones I would understand, but the principal reason I spent $250 was that I figured they would actually last several years. In the end, they lasted no longer than my son's $9 headphones. I simply can't afford to keep trying.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;Terrific sound -- but they Do. Not. Last.;;James Abraham

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By asia akbar - Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018
Life changing quality, SERIOUSLY
I think that these may have just saved my life. I recently moved to the heart of Seattle from a quaint suburb in California. The apartment that I'm currently living in unfortunately has really thin walls and I can also hear my upstairs and downstairs neighbors. In the daytime the noise doesn't really bother me but it's the night time that gets me. My downstairs neighbor gets home every day around 2 a.m. and without fail he is always on the phone. I tried the silicon, foam and even some weird elastic ear plugs and none of them worked, nothing seemed to be able to drown out this guys vibrating voice. I I am a fairly light sleeper so every time he got home it would wake me up immediately and I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep, also note I have to be up everyday at around 7. I was at my very wits end at 5 days straight without any sleep and caved and forked the nearly 300 dollars, I was honestly willing to spend anything to you get a good night's rest. Obviously I was skeptical due to the price point but I read a lot of things and every single article said that these were the best for noise cancellation while trying to sleep and they were right. I can no longer hear what felt like my neighbor's vibrating voice, my neighbor above me walking and slamming things at 6 a.m., or even my boyfriend getting home and walking on the creaky floors; its all drowned out COMPLETELY. I read some of the reviews saying that they didn't last past a year or two so I purchased the $11 Insurance plan. Honestly, I was already spending $250 for the headphones so what's another 11 to ensure that they will always be working within the next four years. Highly recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By MikenzCO - Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2016
Updated 3/2019 - best w/low frequency noise PERIOD!
March 2019 Update - the first set of these i picked up more than four years ago. i damaged those and replaced them shortly thereafter. since i've dealt with near non-stop perpetual noise from the adjacent mcmanision construction that won't end until our sun turns into a red giant. or at least that's what it feels like at our end of things. so these earbuds were a "save my sanity and get some sleep" act of desperation. these things not only saved my sanity they made doing something so mundane as watching tv with sound possible. yes it gets that bad. i still have the bose over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones but they don't even come close to cutting out the low frequency stuff these do. this last set i've used every day these past couple of years. i have had not one problem and they have out performed by highest expectations. simply put for blocking out the worst noise there is nothing better on the market today based on my own experiences. i have had bose qc15's, still do. however they aren't comfortable to wear for a long period of time and the noise cancellation for lower frequencies was not as good as i needed. that due to a seemingly perpetual construction project going on next door! from jack hammers to the low frequency noise put out by all those running diesel engines. so i tried a couple other under $100 earbuds with active noise cancellation but found none worked nearly as well as my old over-the-ear qc15's. so i begged for a pair of these for Christmas and that was back in 2016. what i found was the professional audio reviewers were right, nothing even comes close to blocking out lower frequency sound that these do. at the top end they are a little less efficient than their over the ear models, like the qc15's but not by much. as for comfort due to the way the tips are designed i can wear these for eight hours and forget i have them in. you'd think again due to the design you wouldn't get a good seal to block out noise but you do. in fact it is good enough that even with noise cancelling off they still block out as much noise as those sub hundred dollar models i tried initially. the sound quality is very good. the 'character' changes with the power off but still not bad. it does exceptionally well with bass, okay with mids and good with highs. as to the battery, even after a couple of years i have noticed no degradation. my sister has a pair she got back in 2012 and her battery is also still good too. the buds comes with three sets, different sizes of ear tips. i purchased spares at the outset but didn't need them until recently. in fact just yesterday while removing one to clean it did the silicone crack. so nearly after a couple years of near daily use and didn't need to replace a tip till as said yesterday. fyi you also get a nice zipper carrying case, usb charging cable. in the end though these earbuds sound very good i only bought them as a means to save my ears from the constant construction noise. they did the job and much better than expected. for lower frequency noise these are nothing short of miraculous in how much they block. i mentioned construction noise and diesel engines but there's more! our neighbors son just got an old harley and put straight pipes on. when he idles it you can hear it easily 1/4 mile off. not exaggerating wish i was. with these powered on i can't hear him idle it. as to quality no complaints just as i've always experienced with bose products. priced a bit on the high side but you get what you pay for. fyi bose has several models of active noise cancelling products. as i found first hand they each have their strengths and weakenesses in how and what they block out. as i mentioned here the older qc15's are better blocking top end noise but the qc20's were much better at the lower end. point being know what sounds you are most wanting to block out prior to choosing which model of active earbuds/headphones you're going to get. in conclusion the longer i have these the more i find them to be more of a necessity rather than a 'splurge.' i'd sooner give up my toothbrush than my bose earbuds, though not long term lol. those sentiments are why i recently purchased a second set to keep on hand for that day in the future when i either accidentally kill mine or they finally die from old age. these are simply the best based on other products used let alone a few thousand hours of personal use. Tip - if you really need EXTREME noise blocking put these on then put a pair of bose qc15 over-the-ear or newer model. with both active noise cancelling systems on you get the best of both worlds so to speak. by double layering in this method you can't get more isolated from noise where extreme situations warrant. *on the chart pictured the BLUE line is noise cancellation for the QC20's the other line is for the QC15 over-the-ear model. surprising to see the 20's perform a good deal better blocking low frequencies than do the older, larger QC15's. sorry no chart with anc23's.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Curley - Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
NC 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 rechargable 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 rechargable bettery, 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.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By James Abraham - Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019
Terrific sound -- but they Do. Not. Last.
I've gone through three pairs of these headphones. The first one was for an iPhone. It broke after about 5 months, but as I was getting an Android phone, I decided not to deal with fixing them. I ordered an Android compatible pair (this item), which broke in about a year (the pause button just sort of "gave out"). I went through the Bose replacement process. It was a bit arduous, although Bose was nice about it. The replacement set was, if anything, worse -- its pause button also collapsed, in about three months this time, and now the plug seems to be shorted out. If these were $25 headphones I would understand, but the principal reason I spent $250 was that I figured they would actually last several years. In the end, they lasted no longer than my son's $9 headphones. I simply can't afford to keep trying.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By asia akbar - Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018
Life changing quality, SERIOUSLY
I think that these may have just saved my life. I recently moved to the heart of Seattle from a quaint suburb in California. The apartment that I'm currently living in unfortunately has really thin walls and I can also hear my upstairs and downstairs neighbors. In the daytime the noise doesn't really bother me but it's the night time that gets me. My downstairs neighbor gets home every day around 2 a.m. and without fail he is always on the phone. I tried the silicon, foam and even some weird elastic ear plugs and none of them worked, nothing seemed to be able to drown out this guys vibrating voice. I I am a fairly light sleeper so every time he got home it would wake me up immediately and I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep, also note I have to be up everyday at around 7. I was at my very wits end at 5 days straight without any sleep and caved and forked the nearly 300 dollars, I was honestly willing to spend anything to you get a good night's rest. Obviously I was skeptical due to the price point but I read a lot of things and every single article said that these were the best for noise cancellation while trying to sleep and they were right. I can no longer hear what felt like my neighbor's vibrating voice, my neighbor above me walking and slamming things at 6 a.m., or even my boyfriend getting home and walking on the creaky floors; its all drowned out COMPLETELY. I read some of the reviews saying that they didn't last past a year or two so I purchased the $11 Insurance plan. Honestly, I was already spending $250 for the headphones so what's another 11 to ensure that they will always be working within the next four years. Highly recommend!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By MikenzCO - Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2016
Updated 3/2019 - best w/low frequency noise PERIOD!
March 2019 Update - the first set of these i picked up more than four years ago. i damaged those and replaced them shortly thereafter. since i've dealt with near non-stop perpetual noise from the adjacent mcmanision construction that won't end until our sun turns into a red giant. or at least that's what it feels like at our end of things. so these earbuds were a "save my sanity and get some sleep" act of desperation. these things not only saved my sanity they made doing something so mundane as watching tv with sound possible. yes it gets that bad. i still have the bose over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones but they don't even come close to cutting out the low frequency stuff these do. this last set i've used every day these past couple of years. i have had not one problem and they have out performed by highest expectations. simply put for blocking out the worst noise there is nothing better on the market today based on my own experiences. i have had bose qc15's, still do. however they aren't comfortable to wear for a long period of time and the noise cancellation for lower frequencies was not as good as i needed. that due to a seemingly perpetual construction project going on next door! from jack hammers to the low frequency noise put out by all those running diesel engines. so i tried a couple other under $100 earbuds with active noise cancellation but found none worked nearly as well as my old over-the-ear qc15's. so i begged for a pair of these for Christmas and that was back in 2016. what i found was the professional audio reviewers were right, nothing even comes close to blocking out lower frequency sound that these do. at the top end they are a little less efficient than their over the ear models, like the qc15's but not by much. as for comfort due to the way the tips are designed i can wear these for eight hours and forget i have them in. you'd think again due to the design you wouldn't get a good seal to block out noise but you do. in fact it is good enough that even with noise cancelling off they still block out as much noise as those sub hundred dollar models i tried initially. the sound quality is very good. the 'character' changes with the power off but still not bad. it does exceptionally well with bass, okay with mids and good with highs. as to the battery, even after a couple of years i have noticed no degradation. my sister has a pair she got back in 2012 and her battery is also still good too. the buds comes with three sets, different sizes of ear tips. i purchased spares at the outset but didn't need them until recently. in fact just yesterday while removing one to clean it did the silicone crack. so nearly after a couple years of near daily use and didn't need to replace a tip till as said yesterday. fyi you also get a nice zipper carrying case, usb charging cable. in the end though these earbuds sound very good i only bought them as a means to save my ears from the constant construction noise. they did the job and much better than expected. for lower frequency noise these are nothing short of miraculous in how much they block. i mentioned construction noise and diesel engines but there's more! our neighbors son just got an old harley and put straight pipes on. when he idles it you can hear it easily 1/4 mile off. not exaggerating wish i was. with these powered on i can't hear him idle it. as to quality no complaints just as i've always experienced with bose products. priced a bit on the high side but you get what you pay for. fyi bose has several models of active noise cancelling products. as i found first hand they each have their strengths and weakenesses in how and what they block out. as i mentioned here the older qc15's are better blocking top end noise but the qc20's were much better at the lower end. point being know what sounds you are most wanting to block out prior to choosing which model of active earbuds/headphones you're going to get. in conclusion the longer i have these the more i find them to be more of a necessity rather than a 'splurge.' i'd sooner give up my toothbrush than my bose earbuds, though not long term lol. those sentiments are why i recently purchased a second set to keep on hand for that day in the future when i either accidentally kill mine or they finally die from old age. these are simply the best based on other products used let alone a few thousand hours of personal use. Tip - if you really need EXTREME noise blocking put these on then put a pair of bose qc15 over-the-ear or newer model. with both active noise cancelling systems on you get the best of both worlds so to speak. by double layering in this method you can't get more isolated from noise where extreme situations warrant. *on the chart pictured the BLUE line is noise cancellation for the QC20's the other line is for the QC15 over-the-ear model. surprising to see the 20's perform a good deal better blocking low frequencies than do the older, larger QC15's. sorry no chart with anc23's.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Curley - Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
NC 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 rechargable 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 rechargable bettery, 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.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By James Abraham - Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2019
Terrific sound -- but they Do. Not. Last.
I've gone through three pairs of these headphones. The first one was for an iPhone. It broke after about 5 months, but as I was getting an Android phone, I decided not to deal with fixing them. I ordered an Android compatible pair (this item), which broke in about a year (the pause button just sort of "gave out"). I went through the Bose replacement process. It was a bit arduous, although Bose was nice about it. The replacement set was, if anything, worse -- its pause button also collapsed, in about three months this time, and now the plug seems to be shorted out. If these were $25 headphones I would understand, but the principal reason I spent $250 was that I figured they would actually last several years. In the end, they lasted no longer than my son's $9 headphones. I simply can't afford to keep trying.