69points

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS

51points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS vs Bose QuietComfort 20i

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i
69
points
51
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS better than Bose QuietComfort 20i?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 18g lighter
    26gvs44g
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS?

  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.weight

26g

44g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

4.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS
Bose QuietComfort 20i

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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