Most of people want to know the difference in between these two QC noise cancellation models by BOSE, and many websites write pages on them without understanding that you need a crisp summary on basic differences as well as main features without any complex jargon of words ?
So here I have simplified things for you in this review, with simple specs and features comparison table, where the cells are merged obviously both models share the same specs and where they differ I have highlighted them
Bose QC20 vs QC20i Difference and Review
|Best buy sale discount price||Best Buy QC20||Best Buy QC20i|
|Recommended use||Highly comfortable and powerful noise-canceling earbuds on the market recommended for those who does lot of traveling or spend a lot of time in crowded room|
|Designed for||for Blackberry, Android or Windows Phone||for IOS devices (Apple)|
|Design||The lightweight, solidly built Bose QC20i earbuds are finished in muted tones of gray and silver, with sturdy cabling, an inline mic/controller and slim battery pack near the gold-plated stereo mini-plug|
|Remote Control buttons||One control button to answer a call, end a call, start the music or stop the music||with 3 control buttons (for iOS devices)|
same as QC20 + the additional 2 buttons perform skip and rewind
|“Aware Mode”||Slider switch on the control module to turn noise cancelling ON and OFF.|
It simply uses the noise cancellation microphone to allow you to hear someone talking to you without having to take the headphones off
|Microphone||Bulky inline mic/controller|
|Smart Assitant access||Provides access to voice-recognition apps, like Siri or Google search.|
|Advanced ear tip technology||Proprietary StayHear+ silicon ear-tips create a soft, secure fit with no need to force them into your ears, Extremely comfortable and stable fit.|
Further the cone shape at front evenly spreads across the ear for maximum comfort, and forms a gentle seal
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|Sound Signature||Not intended for an audiophile|
|BOSE Sound signature tuned for pop and rock music, produces a clean low end bass response, but for sure it can’t deliver heavy base like the Dr Dre products.|
|Noise Cancellation||Fantastic noise cancellation from engines and voices|
|Music all the time||Improved:|
The QC20 /20i can play music even when the battery dies
|Call Quality||Great call quality and audio performance|
|The Battery||USB rechargeable battery lasts 14-16 hours of use|
|takes 2 hours to charge fully|
|Battery size 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Battery is rubberized coated for good grip|
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|Indicator lights||Two indicator lights to keep you informed about the battery life and noise-cancellation mode|
|Clothing clip||Facilitates headphone cable attachment to your cloths|
|Sweat Resistance||Please note that Bose does not make any claims about the QC20i being sweat-resistant.|
|Manual Download||Bose QC20 Manual Download|
|Warranty||Limited Warranty for a period of 1 year (2 years EU)|
Finally BOSC QC20 & QC20i are the smallest ever Acoustic noise cancelling headphones works excellant even during the air travel or busy rooms.
Believe me the powerful battery support for 16 hours is more than enough for any air travel and in case the battery dies, they can work on direct wires ! so no issues at all ??
Further they are the most comfortable headphones I have used so far .. super for hours of long flight without any issues.
And luckily, BOSE has thought of giving both worlds the best, I mean Apple one and rest of the world !
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling earphones are available in two versions – QC20 model for Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones, and the QC20i model for Apple iPhone and iPod.