Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BKBose QuietComfort 20i
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Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK vs Bose QuietComfort 20i: 19 facts in comparison

1. weight

76g lighter.

2. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
35% have it

3. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
73% have it

4. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
45% have it

5. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
31% have it

6. is used as a headset

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
34% have it

7. has an L-shaped plug

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
31% have it

8. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
44% have it

9. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
74% have it

10. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
55% have it

11. has active noise canceling / noise reduction

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
13% have it

12. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
65% have it

13. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
8% have it

14. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

15. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
22% have it

16. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
7% have it

17. has an earbud form

The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
4% have it

18. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
87% have it

19. has an in-ear form

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.
Audio-Technica ATH-ES55BK
Bose QuietComfort 20i
33% have it

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