► Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earphones
The Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones are one of the few earphones in the market that offer acoustic noise cancellation technology. You will get an amazing music listening experience with this device. These headphones are also famous for durability and comfort. However, to get a pair of these, you will have to spend a whopping amount of 25200 rupees.
Great Comfort: Silicon made ear tips does not cause any type of pain, but the condition is you will have to pick the one with a right size. The earpieces are lightweight and designed in a way to eliminate fatigue over long music listening sessions. It becomes much easier to control the device with the inline remote. Use a special button on the side to toggle instantly between ANC modes.
Impressive Active Noise Cancellation: The noise cancellation performance of these headphones is similar to that offered by QC 25 over the ear headphones. This device exceptionally blocks the low frequencies and its effect extends to mid frequencies up to a certain level. However, you will still hear higher frequencies. So, if you want to isolate fully yourself from surrounding environment, pick a pair of true in-ear headphones.
→ High Capacity Inbuilt Battery
It just takes two hours for the inbuilt battery of this device to get fully charged. Unfortunately, the USB charging cable does not come with a wall adapter. A single charge offers 16 hours of power backup, which is really an exceptional feature. Another surprising thing is these headphones will produce sound even if the battery dies. However, in that scenario, the active noise cancellation feature will not work.
Premium Quality Audio: Users are getting what they are paying for. Wide frequency response range and low impedance result in a phenomenal performance. The wide end of the ear tips seals the ear canal to provide some sort of isolation.
These headphones also offer high-quality stereo imaging. I did not find any distortion at higher volumes. In addition, it was much easier for me to separate different audio channels. Treble levels are not annoying and the vocals are reproduced with absolute clarity.
→ Poor Design
The looks of these headphones will certainly disappoint many customers. The most heartbreaking thing is that this device is available in only two colors i.e. black and white. Moreover, there is no way you can personalize the feel. Users will also find that this product is a little difficult to handle.
The battery compartment is huge and it will cause problems if you want to listen to music while holding the phone in hand.
- Gives immersive experience
- Exceptional noise cancellation performance
- Frequency response range is quite wide
- Battery life is great
- Ear tips come in three sizes
- Easy to use
Cons: Bulky setup
Verdict: Although these headphones produce, great audio but I would still recommend you that go for a pair of over the ear headphones if ANC feature is top priority. Earphones are meant to offer easy handling and great portability and this device fails on both these fronts.
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► Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones
Over the head, earpieces can become a little tricky to wear while doing work because they do not hold the head firmly. In addition, most people do not like to wear these types of bulky headphones most of the time. A better solution for those users like to enjoy personalized music outdoors will be a simple earphone.
The Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones are the best option to go for as they offer great audio quality and better comfort while doing outdoor activities.
Available for Both iOS and Android Devices: Earlier Bose used to focus only on iOS devices, but with the launch of this special device, Android smartphones have also become a preference of the brand. The price of both versions will be the same because the only difference that one can find will be of onboard connectivity system.
Inline Microphone: The Bose SoundSport headphones also feature an inline microphone. It records high-quality audio and is great for making calls. The sensitivity of this microphone is also phenomenal as it catches voices even if your head is positioned in the other direction.
→ Moisture-Proof Circuitry
Bose has made sure these headphones are not damaged in spite of rugged usages. The remote control unit has been secured with covers on both sides, which do not allow water droplets to enter. Therefore, the headphone will not be damaged even if your body sweats a lot. Use of rubberized material on the ear buds offers durability.
Fits Every Ear: The specialty of this device is it supports all sizes of ears. Bose ships three ear tips of different sizes, all of which are made of high-quality materials. These ear tips are flexible so they do not cause any pain. Bose also ships a carrying case along of this product, which is much compact and lightweight.
Superb Sound Quality: Low impedance allows these headphones to produce loud audio without consuming high amount of power. This device offers impressive frequency response range and users will not notice any kind of audio distortion. Bass levels are deep and give an immersive experience. Mids and highs are crisp, but not enough to cause annoyance.
The only problem these headphones face is of imaging. It becomes much more hard for the listener to locate various instruments as well as position of the singer. However, for a normal user, this problem will not matter.
- Comes along with 3 ear tips of varying sizes
- Color matching carrying case made of high-quality materials
- Durable and moisture resistant build
- Wide frequency response range
- Produces loud audio
- Inline microphone
- Onboard volume and track controls
- Fails to isolate the listeners
- Poor imaging
Verdict: Considering the price point, users are getting great features on this in-ear headphone. The gadget is durable, moisture resistant and produces good quality audio. One can go for cycling or running and these headphones will never fall of his ears, which is an amazing thing. However, I do not recommend using this device in the crowd because it will not isolate you.
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► Bose SoundTrue Ultra Earphones
Bose is good at upgrading its old products with new features. Last year it launched the SoundTrue In-Ear Headphones that had many problems. Therefore, learning from mistakes, the brand upgraded those earpieces with the phenomenal sounding SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear Headphones. Currently, both these devices are available in the market now. The old generation is still present because the new headphones are priced a bit higher.
Moisture and Weather Resistant: The new headphones are made with reinforced materials for a better durability. The manufacturer claims that this device is both moisture and weather resistant. People with sweat problems can wear these without any worries. However, users should understand this product is not made for rugged usage. Bose sells another pair of headphones called SoundSport for those like listening to music during a workout.
Better Design: These headphones are still made of plastic, but it is actually a good thing. Plastic materials provide a good insulation and are comfortable wearing, as they are not heavy. Moreover, you would not want to wear metallic earpieces in winters because they conduct heat at a fast rate. The T-shape splitter stops the wires from being tangled and eliminates the annoying rustling sound. In the box, users get two extra ear tips of different sizes. The rectangular carrying case is compact in size and keeps the headphones safe in the case of a shortfall.
→ Natural Real Sound
As the name implies, these headphones are designed to generate natural sound. In fact, most of the audio products manufactured by Bose produce life-like audio. The driver units of this device are powerful and can achieve much more high volumes.
Frequency response range is wide, but bass lovers will not like the experience because the product does not generate immersive vibrations. However, it offers exceptional performance when it comes to mid and high frequencies. You can listen to music on it all day without experiencing any kind of fatigue.
The new SoundTrue Ultra headphones are also great at isolating users from the surrounding environment. Bose has adopted a hybrid design for the ear tips. Now, there has been placed a typical rubber ring at the end of the tip that secures the ear canal and does not allow outside sounds to enter. This results in better isolation and immersive audio listening experience for the users.
- Lightweight and looks attractive
- New ear tips to isolate the users
- New design stops moisture and sweat from entering the circuitry
- Offers life like audio production
- No distortion at higher volumes
- T-joint design of splitter eliminates rustling
- Inline remote control with high-quality microphone
- Color matching compact carrying case
Cons: Bass levels are not that impressive
Verdict: I agree that the SoundTrue Ultra is priced significantly higher than earlier generation headphones. However, you are also getting a number of features for those extra bucks. These headphones are offering better durability, better sound production, and better isolation.
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