Excerpt: I purchased these from B&H because I left my original set on a plane (UGH!) - so I already knew what a great job these do - they are comfortable to wear and they really do block out MOST of the plane noise (whenever I put them in my ears and then turn them on, it feels aaahhhhh!) and they also do a good job on my husband's snoring.
Excerpt: I travel every week to NA, EMEA, and APJ, and have enjoyed my Bose overear headphones for several years. I thought they were great until a friend told me to try his new in-ear headphones. I ordered them that night. Here is what I've found: They are better at noise cancellation; I really like the button you can push so that you can hear a flight attendant, etc.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight
Excerpt: Really works as well as the larger variety. Small form factor that makes it convenient to take on trips. Great sound. Turn on the noise cancellation and cuts the airplane ambient noise by 90%, without playing music. Very comfortable.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Lightweight
Summary: I was very hesitant to spend almost $300 on ear buds even they said "noise cancelling". But I went ahead and ordered. The real test? Listening while riding a large lawn tractor. I understand white noise but was not prepared to have the engine noise virtually eliminated. Amazing product and so worth the money. I traveled out west last week and used them on the plane. Perfect. I highly recommend this product.
Pros: Delivers as advertised. You hear music not background noise. Very comfortable. Long battery life after charge, over 12 hours.
Cons: I wish the battery unit separated for charging.
Summary: After reading countless positive reviews, I finally bought these, despite the price. The main reason for my purchase was the noise reduction, which is startlingly effective. I found the sound quality superlative, though truly discriminating audiophiles will not want to trust my judgment on such matters. The large earpieces gave me the best sound quality and noise cancellation, but were too tight for prolonged use.
Summary: I travel a lot. I purchased this product specifically for this reason. This Bose works superbly by isolating unwanted noise. Also you can switch to a normal background noise with a switch, no need to take them off. Well built, convenient. As far as a sound, it satisfies my taste quite well.
Pros: noise reduction, well built. sound
Cons: Price. Cord from the battery to a USB Port could be longer.
Summary: I replaced my Bose Quiet Comfort 2 over the ear head phones with the Quiet Comfort 20 ear buds due the size of the head phones. I did not expect the ear buds to be as effective in noise cancelling, however, I was wrong. I believe that the head phones are more comfortable but not enough to out weigh the size and pack-ability of the ear buds.
Pros: Smaller size, great noise reduction.
Cons: Not as comfortable, Rechargeable battery not as flexible as AAA battery. Length of wire between plug and electronics is too short.. Too expensive but effective
Summary: Five stars all the way! I bought these for the noise canceling feature, which is excellent, but the ear bud fit was the best surprise for me. I've had numerous different types of ear buds but these are the best fitting and most comfortable of them all. The noise canceling feature is pretty amazing considering they are just ear buds. I'm sure an over the ear style headphone would be better, but I did not want to lug them around.