“Noise cancelling” is one of those technology buzzwords that gets thrown around too much in modern marketing, rendering it almost meaningless (like “atomic clock” or “money back guarantee”). But leave it to Bose to restore meaning to the term, and with a pair of in-ear headphones, no less. It’s the Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.
The reason “Noise Cancelling” is capitalized is because it’s an actual technological process developed by Bose, not just hype. It works by way of not just one but two tiny speakers built into the Bose QuietComfort 20i – one on the inside to deliver music, and one on the outside to identify and analyze the ambient noise level around you, so whatever you’re listening to can be adjusted to compensate.
The Bose QuietComfort 20i headphones are available in a version compatible with Apple devices and one compatible with all the other guys, both of which cost just a little under $300. You can get some more information, as well as buy a pair for yourself, at the official Bose online store right here.