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Review of Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Today we are looking at the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. Here is the review.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

So from a pro perspective the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones have excellent noise cancelling, I Have used these regularly over the last year on many, many flights and can’t say enough of how good the noise cancelling system is on these, not only do they cancel out the engine noise, but also will mostly drown out any crying babies as well, #justsaying. Also these are very comfortable for extended wear, have worn them on ten plus hour flights. these will keep working even when the Battery dies, you just loose the noise Cancelling ability.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

On the Con side of these, I do a lot of Web conferences and the inline Mic on the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones is  sensitive and picks up a lot of the background noises so have to be extra conscious of it. Also I would prefer a wireless option, and if possible a noise cancelling mic would be a great addition, but so far have not found a headset that does both noise cancelling and a noise cancelling Mic…Anybody else know of one would love to try.

I think overall for if you need a noise cancelling headset for  travel the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones is excellent, as I said I would prefer something with a noise cancelling mic given all the web conferences I do, but these definitely are excellent sound quality and noise cancelling for long flights, I will cover a few more headsets that tick a few more boxes for me personally.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Here are the details from the Manufacturer.

IN THE BOX

Included items

  • QuietComfort 20 headphones
  • 3 pairs StayHear+ tips (S, M, L)
  • Clothing clip
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (built-in)
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying case

What you hear is up to you

Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music–or let the world in. It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music. Or, at the touch of a button, activate Aware mode to hear what’s happening around you. Proprietary StayHear+ tips provide a soft, secure fit. The inline microphone and remote let you switch easily between calls and music on your iPhone.

  • Bose noise cancelling technology reduces noise so you can focus on your music
  • Aware mode lets you hear what’s around you at the press of a button
  • Deep, clear sound from Active EQ and TriPort technology
  • Control your music and calls on Apple devices with inline mic/remote
  • StayHear+ tips provide a comfortable, secure fit for hours and hours

For Apple devices

Engineered to work optimally with most iPod, iPhone and iPad models. Talk on your phone hands-free and control various music functions with the inline mic/remote.

Lose yourself in your music

Enjoy your music on the go while the noise around you is diminished–from the comfort and convenience of an in-ear headphone.

Tune into your environment

When you need to hear what’s around you–crossing busy streets, listening for airline announcements–just switch on Aware mode.

Engaging sound

Enjoy lifelike, digital-quality sound you wouldn’t expect from in-ear headphones, thanks to Bose Active EQ and TriPort technology.

Advanced ear tips

Proprietary StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit. Cone shape spreads contact evenly for maximum comfort and forms a gentle seal contributing to full-spectrum noise reduction.

Convenient control

All functions are right at your fingertips: on/off on the slim control module, calling, Aware mode and music functions on the inline remote.

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Review of Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Today we are going to cover the Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.

Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones

On the pro side of things, the Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Wireless Headphones have excellent Battery life. The Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Wireless Headphones can get over 2-3 days of use out of them between charges.

As well the audio quality is excellent as you would expect with most the Sony Headphones. They have the extra bass button which enhances the bass on any tracks you are listening to. there are no wires to get tangled or caught on things.

One benefit is the Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Wireless Headphones will still work if the battery dies. The included audio cord will give you . But this is also a con which I will cover below.

Another big plus is how easy they are to pair, they are NFC enabled so all you need is a tap to pair them up to a new device, no messing with holding buttons to get into pairing mode.

Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones

On the Con side of things, I do a lot of Web conferences and the mic is extra sensitive and picks up all the background noises so have to be extra conscious of it. As well you can’t use this with two devices at the same time, as you can with some other headphones I have used and will review HERE.

As well it can only keep a couple of paired items in memory at a time and I have found I usually have to re-pair to get it to connect with a device I have used before.

An additional issue is when the battery does  die you can still use them but only as regular headphones, not sure why they would not have included an inline Mic with the provided cable.

I think overall for a Sub $200 set of headphones you get a good bang for your buck with the build quality as well as the sound quality, but there are a few areas which could be improved in a future version, as well there are some other options which I will cover that tick a few more boxes.

Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones

Features:

Extended comfort

Lush, wrap around ear cushions provide a comprehensive, acoustic seal-for an intimate listening experience, in long-lasting comfort. And when it’s time to roll, the swiveling ear cups fold flat for enhanced portability.

Make and take calls on the go

Enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling thanks to the integrated microphone and Bluetooth profile connectivity. Once your phone is paired, simply press the phone button on the earpiece to accept incoming calls then press again to terminate the call. Music playback will automatically resume once the call is completed.

Wireless freedom

Enjoy high quality Bluetooth audio streaming and simplified connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. Simply align your compatible devices and touch the NFC logos to activate or deactivate pairing. For the ultimate wireless audio streaming experience, aptX & AAC codec support ensure maximum signal quality, or listen to your favorite playlist conventionally, in passive mode, without relying on the battery.

Enjoy long battery life

The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of continuous, wireless music playback. For hands-free calling, you can speak freely for up to 20 hours or up to 200 hours on stand-by. When your battery runs low, passive mode, using the supplied cable, allows for continued listening in a conventional fashion.

Ready to go!

A Micro-USB charging cable and conventional 1.2 m audio cable are included, perfect for plugging into your digital music player or computer when your battery runs low.

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