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Bose QuietComfort 20 in-ear noise-canceling headphones (pictures)

Despite some downsides, including a high price tag, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise cancellation in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to full-size noise-canceling headphones, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.

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Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable reviewer of mobile accessories and portable audio products, including headphones and speakers. He's also an e-reader and e-publishing expert as well as the author of the novels Knife Music, The Big Exit and Lucidity. All the titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, Kobo e-books and audiobooks.
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Bose QuietComfort 20

Despite some downsides, including a high price tag ($299.95), the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise cancellation in an in-ear headphone, and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to full-size noise-canceling headphones such as the Bose QuietComfort 15. They also come in a version for Apple devices called the QuietComfort 20i.
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