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Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Top 51%2,062 points
Top 51%
Top 36%2,721 points
Top 36%
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Top specs and features

Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2: 20 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 Series 2
44% have it

2. weight

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

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.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
66% 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 Series 2
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 Series 2
47% have it

6. 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 Series 2
15% have it

7. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
23% have it

8. 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 Series 2
47% have it

9. 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 Series 2
64% have it

10. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
44% have it

11. 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 Series 2
48% have it

12. 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 Series 2
30% have it

13. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
1

14. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
18% have it

15. 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 Series 2
80% have it

16. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
14% have it

17. cable length

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

18. 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 Series 2
37% have it

19. 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 Series 2
5% have it

20. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
6% have it

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