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Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Top 63%484 points
Top 63%
Top 52%638 points
Top 52%
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Top specs and features

Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Bowers & Wilkins C5: 17 facts in comparison

1. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
44% have it

2. weight

24g lighter.
44g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
20g

3. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
36% have it

4. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
76% have it

5. can be 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
47% have it

6. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
47% have it

7. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
15% have it

8. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
64% have it

9. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
44% have it

10. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
48% have it

11. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
30% have it

12. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
18% have it

13. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
80% have it

14. cable length

A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.
1.3m
Pioneer SE-A1000: 6m
1.2m

15. 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
37% have it

16. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
6% 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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5
5% have it

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