48points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

92points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Bose QuietComfort 20i
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Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • 177.1g lighter
    44gvs221.1g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Bose QuietComfort 20i?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

2.has an over-the-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

44g

221.1g

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4.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has an in-ear form
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

3.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

4.number of microphones

1

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

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