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Bose QuietComfort 20i

Bose QuietComfort 20i
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Shure SE535 (Metallic Bronze)

Shure SE535 (Metallic Bronze)
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Sony XBA-4

Sony XBA-4
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Price $369 to $505 at 7 stores $299 at 2 stores $299 to $299 at 9 stores $499 to $499 at 3 stores $269 at 1 store
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Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date December 16, 2011 September 02, 2010 June 04, 2013 September 02, 2010 January 30, 2012
The Bottom Line The Shure SE425 sound-isolating earphones are an excellent choice for eclectic listeners who demand stellar audio and a high-quality design. Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15. Anyone looking for ultracompact headphones with top-notch sound quality should consider the Shure SE530 Sound Isolating Earphones. This set will cost you a pretty penny, but it'll be worth it. Sony's audiophile-grade XBA-4 in-ear headphones deliver highly refined sound, with potent bass, airy treble, and excellent noise-isolating performance.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Info unavailable Metallic silver
Warm gray
Metallic bronze
Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Active Noise Canceling Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable On-cable
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Recommended Use Digital player
Cellular phone
Tablet
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Digital player
Cellular phone
Digital player
Portable audio system
Portable audio system
Headphones Form Factor Convertible
In-ear
In-ear
Info unavailable In-ear
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
1 year warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wired
- Wired
Headphones - Wired
Remote Control None
Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Info unavailable
Product Description Sennheiser IE 80 - Headphones
Shure SE425 - Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headset
Shure SE535
Sony XBA 4 - Headphones
Audio Specifications Frequency Response 10 - 20000 Hz - Sensitivity 125 dB - Impedance 16 Ohm
Frequency Response 20 - 19000 Hz - Sensitivity 109 dB - Impedance 22 Ohm
Info unavailable Frequency Response 18 - 19000 Hz - Sensitivity 119 dB - Impedance 36 Ohm
Frequency Response 3 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 108 dB/mW - Impedance 8 Ohm
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