In-ear. Noise cancelling. Better sound.

Consider them your go-to headphones, wherever you go. The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or, choose Aware mode and let some of it in—all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive with lifelike Bose® sound. Wherever your day takes you, QC®20 headphones keep you connected. To the beat of your music, and the pulse of what's around you.

  • Impressive audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies

  • Advanced noise reduction rivaling any full-sized headphone

  • Aware mode for hearing what's around you while enjoying your music

  • Long-lasting comfort plus stability from proprietary StayHear®+ ear tips

Lose yourself in your music

QC20 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.    

QC20 headphones bring your music to life in a way most earbuds can't

Engaging sound

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's front and center.

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.  

StayHear+ eartips stay comfortably secure for hours

You're in control

Controls are all at your fingertips. Use the slider switch on the control module to turn noise cancelling on and off. The inline remote/microphone houses Aware mode and call answer/end buttons. The 2-button remote (QC20 model) is designed for your Android, BlackBerry or Windows phone. The 4-button remote (QC20i model), customized for use with your iPhone or iPod, adds volume, music control and voice commands.

QC20/20i headphones come with an inline control module and inline microphone/remote
Control module houses electronics and noise-cancelling on/off switch

Rechargeable battery

The environmentally friendly built-in 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 similar to that of our regular in-ear headphones.

When not in use, simply store your headphones and cables in the included carrying case.

Details

QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

QC20 headphones dimensions

Dimensions

QC®20 headphones (including cable and StayHear®+ tips)

  • Length: 52 in (132 cm)
  • Weight: 1.55 oz (44 g)

StayHear®+ tips

  • Height: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
  • Width: 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • Depth: 0.5 in (1.3 cm)

USB cable

  • Length: 12 in (30.5 cm)

Clothing clip

  • Height: 1 in (2.5 cm)
  • Width: 0.25 in (0.3 cm)
  • Depth: 0.5 in (1.8 cm)

Control module

  • Height: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
  • Width: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)
  • Depth: 0.375 in (0.95 cm)

Case

  • Height: 0.5 in (1.8 cm)
  • Width: 2.75 in (7 cm)
  • Depth: 1.25 in (3.2 cm)

Additional details

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Battery life: 16 hours per full charge

To find additional views and connection instructions, see the manuals section below.

In the box

Included items

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones with 3 pairs of StayHear®+ tips (S, M, L)
  • Clothing clip
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in)
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying case

Owner's information

Visit our online product support center for setup instructions and other useful information. Bose Product Support »

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 QC20 headphones?

QC20 headphones are specifically designed to work with most Android™, Windows® and BlackBerry® smartphones. 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 QC20 headphones in the rain or snow?

It's not recommended. Bose® SIE2/SIE2i sport headphones, however, are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor weather.

Ear tips

Bose® StayHear®+ tips - small (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i headphones

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Color: White

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Bose® StayHear®+ tips - medium (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i headphones

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Color: White

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Bose® StayHear®+ tips - large (2 pairs)

Two pairs of StayHear+ silicone tips designed for improved in-ear stability, increased noise reduction and a lasting, comfortable fit. The tips sit securely inside your ear with no need to push them into place, and use the ridge of your ear for added support.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i headphones

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Color: White

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Cables and cords

Bose® USB cable

Replacement USB cable for charging Bose Bluetooth headphones and headsets from your computer or with a USB wall charger. Cable length 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth headset

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Color: Black

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Bose® wall charger

Wall charger charges Bose headphones and headsets using regular house current. Simply connect the headphones control module to the wall charger using the supplied USB cable. 100-240V. Cable length: 12".

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;  
  • QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones;
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones;  
  • Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2;
  • Original Bose Bluetooth headset

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Color: Black

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Bose® headphones airline adapter

Replacement adapter lets you connect to in-flight entertainment systems with dual or single output 3.5 mm jacks.

Compatible with: 

  • All QuietComfort® headphones
  • All SoundTrue™ headphones
  • FreeStyle™ earbuds
  • AE2w Bluetooth® headphones
  • OE2/OE2i audio headphones
  • SIE2/SIE2i headphones
  • IE2/MIE2/MIE2i headphones

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Color: Black

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Carry cases

QuietComfort® 20 headphones carrying case

Replacement neoprene case provides a convenient way to carry the headphones, USB cable and other accessories in a durable, compact design.

Compatible with:

  • QuietComfort® 20 headphones;
  • QuietComfort® 20i headphones

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Color: Gray

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