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Sony XBA-4

Sony XBA-4
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Bose QuietComfort 20i

Bose QuietComfort 20i
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Price $296 to $449 at 3 stores $299 to $348 at 3 stores $299 to $299 at 9 stores $1,499 to $1,599 at 6 stores
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.5 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date December 16, 2011 September 02, 2010 January 30, 2012 June 04, 2013 January 12, 2009
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. Sony's audiophile-grade XBA-4 in-ear headphones deliver highly refined sound, with potent bass, airy treble, and excellent noise-isolating performance. 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. Sennheiser's exquisite HD 800s sound more like listening to full-size speakers than any other headphones we've heard to date.

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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Color Info unavailable Metallic silver
Info unavailable Warm gray
Info unavailable
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Active Noise Canceling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable
Microphone Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable On-cable
Info unavailable
Headphones Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Headphones - Stereo
Recommended Use Digital player
Cellular phone
Tablet
Portable audio system
Info unavailable Portable audio system
Digital player
Cellular phone
Info unavailable
Headphones Form Factor Convertible
In-ear
In-ear
In-ear
Full size
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
2 years warranty
Product Type Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Headset - Wired
Headphones - Wired
Remote Control None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Product Description Sennheiser IE 80 - Headphones
Shure SE425 - Headphones
Sony XBA 4 - Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling - Headset
Sennheiser HD 800 - 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
Frequency Response 3 - 28000 Hz - Sensitivity 108 dB/mW - Impedance 8 Ohm
Info unavailable Frequency Response 8 - 50000 Hz - Sensitivity 102 dB - Impedance 300 Ohm
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