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Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Top 50%657 points
Top 50%
Top 61%520 points
Top 61%
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
Top specs and features

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

1. weight

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

2. 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
45% have it

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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
35% 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
46% 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
43% have it

6. 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
75% 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
13% have it

8. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
43% have it

9. travel bag is included

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

10. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
49% 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
30% have it

12. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
14% 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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
81% have it

14. cable length

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

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

16. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
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.
Bowers & Wilkins C5
Bose QuietComfort 20i
4% have it

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