Which earphone is the No.1 on the market? If there are a thousand fanciers, then there will be a thousand answers. Some people like Sennheiser, some people like AKG, and some people like Sony. Different groups have different answers.
The traditional Hifi market contains all kinds of earphones. It is hard to say which brand governs the whole market because customers have different personalities and interests and they choose their earphones out of subjectivity. The situation may be worse if there is a real governor in the earphone market.
That’s why earphone fanciers have different views upon the question of which earphone is the best. Of course, it is fine not to seek the answer.
However, this question can be easily answered if we only talk about denoising earphones. Although Sony has been trying to get better in this aspect by producing NC series, people still agree that the No.1 on the denoising earphone’s market is Bose.
I have tried many denoising earphones and I think Bose and Sony are the best.
Maybe my experience is not enough and I’m also writing out of subjectivity, but I won’t betray my perspectives.
The denoising earphones of Bose are the QC20/30 in-ear earphone and four QC25/35 headphones of the earmuff style. QC20 and 25 have wires while QC30 and 35 are wire-free.
All I want to say is that I need a denoising earphone and I bought QC20 which is the cheapest and has the relatively highest quality.
I got the earphone a few days ago and I want to use one sentence to describe it:
This may be the best denoising earphone for the common people.
Let me show you in case that you don’t believe me:
The leading role for this time–Bose QC20.
【Open the box and examine the other accessories】
I don’t have much to say about the packaging—it is simple and beautiful.
QC20 has just enough accessories for the daily use, and I feel satisfied when opening the box.
A storage bag is given for free. Unlike other earphones, QC20 has an extra charging wire.
The storage bag looks fine.
I also got three silicone cases. QC20’s silicone case has been used for Bose’s in-ear earphones since the Bose IE series was produced, and fanciers always call it “shark fin”. Many people comment that this silicone case is comfortable to use and convenient to change.
Details are very important for in-ear earphones like QC20 because an earphone can be frequently used in the daily life. Although Bose is an American brand, we still hope that QC20 is of high quality.
The wire and the control buttons.
The denoising box’s switch.
The outside appearance of the earphone.
The voice web.
The “shark fin” silicone case.
The deniosing box, on which a layer of plastic is sprayed, is easy to get dirty and would adsorb dust. However, the annoying fingerprints can no longer be shown, and the feeling of holding the box in hand is pretty good.
Overall, QC20’s details are neither too exquisite nor too blunt. Most of American products don’t put emphasis on the outer appearance, so fake products is produced in a huge quantity as a result(like the fake Bose that was once showed on SMZDM, and the fake In the Ear and On the Ear series on Taobao, which is extremely popular since seven or eight years ago). Anyway, it is important to find a trustworthy way to buy official Bose earphones.
The white one looks simple and modest. Although QC20 is not so showy like QC30, it is also important to find an appropriate earphone for yourself, right?
First, let’s talk about two things that is intimately related with the using Experiences.
I worried a lot about QC20’s battery because its battery box is too small. But QC20 can respond to your expectation once fully charged–you can use it for at least ten hours. If you are going to travel and bringing the QC20, the battery may not be
enough, but you can conveniently charge it through a USB wire.
QC20’s comfort degree is really satisfying. The “shark fin” silicone cases make the earphone comfortable and can denoise very well.
QC20 can maintain its comfort degree even during a long sleeping time. The silicone cases can also enhance the denoising capacity.
I suggest that you choose the silicone cases according to the size of your ears. Although Bose has been using this silicone case for years, it’s still comfortable and you can write a lot about it.
【Voice and others】
The QC20 I bought is QC20i (for iPhone), so I use my iPhone6 as a testing sound source. The bass sounds beautiful and rich. The relation between three frequencies is also very well. Overall, QC20 is great with some slight flaws.
The voice is relaxing, well-balanced and warm. QC20 won’t make the voice too rich because of the flaws, but it can still give you comfortable listening experience.
The other point you should notice is that when the battery of QC20 is used up, you can still use it as an ordinary earphone instead of a denoising earphone.
The using experience may differ according to the change of the situation–maybe it is because that the battery box is also a earphone amplifier.
【Denoising result and my feelings】
Thanks to the advantages of the structure, QC20 appears to be the best denoising earphone on this planet.
It has a double denoising function. If you turn the denoising switch on, you can hardly hear any noise from the outside. This will be a beautiful experience for those who use the denoising earphone for the first time.
Also you will find that the songs are more “clear” when you use QC20.
QC20 can work at least for 10 hours when the battery is fully charged. Someone has done an experiment and found that it can last for 13 hours, and the official data tells that it can last for 16 hours. This is much better than QC30 whose official data shows that it can last only 10 hours.
QC20 is overall better than QC30 and QC 25.
Without a doubt, QC20 is the best denoising earphone in the world.
1. It is made by Bose
2. It is comfortable to wear
3. It has great denoising ability
4. You can use it as a common earphone when the battery is used up
1. If you use iPhone7 and newer versions, it will be a little weird to use an earphone with a wire
2. The outer appearance and details are not so exquisite
If you want a denoising earphone and you don’t care too much about whether the earphone has a wire or not, you should definitely choose QC20 because it has low price and high quality.