Bose QuietControl 30 review

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  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30
  • Bose QuietControl 30

Specs / Features


Overview
Type In-Ear
Volume Control Yes
Playback Control Yes
Noise Canceling Yes
Specification
Release date -
Size 15 x 17 x 2 cm (5.9 x 6.7 x 0.8 in)
Weight 64 grams
(2.26 ounces)

Critic Reviews


RTINGS

Good for commuting

from RTINGS

The Bose QuietControl 30 are above-average wireless earbuds for most uses cases, that deliver a satisfying sound quality. They're decently portable and offer more control over their noise cancellation than other Bose headphones we've tested so far. However, the noise canceling is not as strong, a...More

The Bose QuietControl 30 are above-average wireless earbuds for most uses cases, that deliver a satisfying sound quality. They're decently portable and offer more control over their noise cancellation than other Bose headphones we've tested so far. However, the noise canceling is not as strong, and although they're stable enough to exercise with the around-the-neck design won't be for everyone.

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The Wirecutter

A great wireless choice

from The Wirecutter

The QuietControl 30 offers great noise cancellation with no wire to tether you to your phone.

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The QuietControl 30 offers great noise cancellation with no wire to tether you to your phone.

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What Hi-Fi

By blocking outside noise, you can focus on the QC30s’ great sound

These headphones hit all their targets: great sound quality, impressive noise-cancellation and good comfort (for those that like their design). It’s another five-star pair of chart-topping headphones from Bose.

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These headphones hit all their targets: great sound quality, impressive noise-cancellation and good comfort (for those that like their design). It’s another five-star pair of chart-topping headphones from Bose.

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Pocket-lint

In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

from Pocket-lint

With Bose you expect audio quality and noise-cancelling to be great - and the QuietControl 30 definitely deliver on that reputation. The only thing holding them back from in-ear perfection is the high price point and the neckband design and controls placement not feeling as balanced as, say, the...More

With Bose you expect audio quality and noise-cancelling to be great - and the QuietControl 30 definitely deliver on that reputation. The only thing holding them back from in-ear perfection is the high price point and the neckband design and controls placement not feeling as balanced as, say, the likes of the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Wireless.

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Sound Guys

Just missed the mark

from Sound Guys

Overall I think Bose was just slightly off the mark with the QuietControl 30’s. There are just enough cons to make you really question whether these are worth $299. On one hand, I do like the design and the StayHear+ tips have always fit my ear perfectly, but on the other hand I’ve had issues...More

Overall I think Bose was just slightly off the mark with the QuietControl 30’s. There are just enough cons to make you really question whether these are worth $299. On one hand, I do like the design and the StayHear+ tips have always fit my ear perfectly, but on the other hand I’ve had issues with skipping music even when the phone is within arms reach.

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TechHive

A nearly perfect set of active noise-cancelling earphones

from TechHive

Aside from their inability to be used without battery power, there’s precious little to dislike about Bose’s QuietControl 30 headphones. Lightweight, comfortable, beautifully designed, and offering excellent sound, they deserve the consideration of anyone interested in a new set of ANC headphones.

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Aside from their inability to be used without battery power, there’s precious little to dislike about Bose’s QuietControl 30 headphones. Lightweight, comfortable, beautifully designed, and offering excellent sound, they deserve the consideration of anyone interested in a new set of ANC headphones.

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Expert Reviews

Great sound but uncomfortable to wear

from Expert Reviews

 On the one hand, they’re brilliant at cutting out background noise and they sound good. But boy do they come with a list of issues. They’re uncomfortable to wear around your neck, whether you’re walking, jogging or just sitting on the train. The cables get snagged too easily, battery life isn’t great.

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 On the one hand, they’re brilliant at cutting out background noise and they sound good. But boy do they come with a list of issues. They’re uncomfortable to wear around your neck, whether you’re walking, jogging or just sitting on the train. The cables get snagged too easily, battery life isn’t great.

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TechRadar

In-ear noise cancelling as good as any from over-ear cans

from TechRadar

If you want a pair of wireless in-ear headphones with great battery life and excellent noise cancellation, the Bose QC30s might be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s just unfortunate that they’re not the best-sounding headphones around.

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If you want a pair of wireless in-ear headphones with great battery life and excellent noise cancellation, the Bose QC30s might be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s just unfortunate that they’re not the best-sounding headphones around.

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TrustedReviews

Earbuds are very comfortable and portable

from TrustedReviews

The QuietControl 30 are a decent alternative to more traditional active noise-cancelling headphones.

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The QuietControl 30 are a decent alternative to more traditional active noise-cancelling headphones.

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Cnet

The ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth headphone

from Cnet

So long as you don't expect the most powerful noise-canceling, the QuietControl 30 works really well as an everyday headphone. You can use it at the gym or for running.

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So long as you don't expect the most powerful noise-canceling, the QuietControl 30 works really well as an everyday headphone. You can use it at the gym or for running.

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