37points

Bose QuietComfort 20i

85points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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37 facts in comparison

Bose QuietComfort 20i vs Sony WH-1000XM3

Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
37
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Bose QuietComfort 20i
85
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Bose QuietComfort 20i better than Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • 211g lighter
    ?

    44gvs255g
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Has an in-ear form
    ?
  • 0.1m longer cable
    ?

    1.3mvs1.2m

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Bose QuietComfort 20i?

  • Has passive noise reduction
    ?
  • Has an over-the-ear form
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  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • Has a detachable cable
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  • Can be used wirelessly
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 2 more microphone(s)
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    3vs1

Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 20i

Buy used:

$110.98

ProductStorePrice
Bose QuietComfort 20i AmazonBose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black
Amazon logo
$249.00
Bose QuietComfort 20i pricegrabberBose QC20 in-ear noise cancelling headph...Bose QC20 in-ear noise cancelling headphones (black) for IOS
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$249.00
Bose QuietComfort 20i walmartBose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$299.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
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$264.33
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$243.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
Amazon logo
$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$262.15
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
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$171.59
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
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
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.has a detachable cable
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weight

44g

255g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

1.has passive noise reduction
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
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 cancellation (noise control)
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.Has USB Type-C
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
4.has a removable battery
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
3.Has Bluetooth aptX
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
Bluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.Has voice prompts
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Sony WH-1000XM3
With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

Price comparison

Bose QuietComfort 20i

Buy used:

$110.98

ProductStorePrice
Bose QuietComfort 20i AmazonBose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, Apple Devices, Black
Amazon logo
$249.00
Bose QuietComfort 20i pricegrabberBose QC20 in-ear noise cancelling headph...Bose QC20 in-ear noise cancelling headphones (black) for IOS
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$249.00
Bose QuietComfort 20i walmartBose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Canc...Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones II with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$299.00

Sony WH-1000XM3

Buy used:

$199.99

ProductStorePrice
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000X...Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3: Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset with Mic for phone-call and Alexa Voice Control - Industry Leading Active Noise Cancellation – Black
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black WH-1000XM3/B (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$179.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling...SONY WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise canceling Stereo Headset(International Version/Seller Warrant) (Black)
Amazon logo
$249.99
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) Bundle with USB Adapter and More
Amazon logo
$264.33
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise ...Sony WH1000XM3 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Silver WH-1000XM3/S (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$243.60
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Carry Case and in-Flight Adapter
Amazon logo
$279.95
Sony WH-1000XM3 AmazonSony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling...Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones (Black) with Cleaning Cloth
Amazon logo
$262.15
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/B wireless noise-cancelling headphones (black)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 pricegrabberSony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelli...Sony WH1000XM3/S wireless noise-cancelling headphones (silver)
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$348.00
Sony WH-1000XM3 aliexpressNew philips taph-805 headset is universa...New philips taph-805 headset is universal apple/SONY mobile phone headset/wh-1000xm3
aliexpress logo
$171.59
Sony WH-1000XM3 walmartSony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling ...Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones with Google Assistant - Black
walmart logo
$348.00

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