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Bose QuietControl 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 844 reviews of Bose QuietControl 30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and noise isolation are generally positive. The comfort and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietControl 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Bose QuietControl 30 review

 

Think of Bose's QuietControl 30 ($300, £230 or AU$449) as the ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth headphone. (That's the style that looks like a horseshoe draped around the back of a person's neck, which LG pioneered with its top-selling Tone series .)

The Bose QuietControl 30 is well-built, very comfortable to wear, offers variable noise-canceling and excellent sound quality for a Bluetooth headphone. It's also sweat-resistant and can be used as a sports headphone. Works well as a headset.

Pricey. Noise-canceling isn't as effective as QuietComfort 20 or QuietComfort 35. No wired option to plug into airline entertainment systems.

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.

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Bose QuietControl 30

 

The Bose QuietControl 30 earphones combine Bluetooth connectivity and effective ambient mics with industry-leading noise cancellation technology.

Unbeatable noise cancellation. Wireless connectivity. Solid audio performance with rich bass and crisp highs. Ambient mics allow you to monitor your surroundings.

Neckband design is not for everyone. Expensive.

Conclusions From an audio standpoint, you can describe the Bose QuietControl 30 as exciting and vibrant—it's just not going to be used for reference or critical listening scenarios. From a noise cancellation standpoint, it's at the top of the heap,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (techhive.com)

Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones review: A nearly perfect set of active noise-cancelling earphones

 

One minor shortcoming kept us from giving these headphones a perfect score.

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...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Christen Costa (gadgetreview.com)

Bose QuietControl 30 Hands On: Most Advanced In-Ear Phones Ever?

 

Bose QuietControl 30 Hands On: Most Advanced In-Ear Phones Ever?

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Bose QuietControl 30

 

As alluded to by their name, Bose's QuietControl 30 headphones are the company's first active noise-cancelling headphones that give you granular control over the level of noise blocking. This means that, unlike with Bose's other ANC headphones, such as...

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Nov, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Bose QuietControl 30 review

 

Impressive noise-cancelling and excellent sound quality make the Bose QC30s the real deal...

Insightful sound ; Spacious ; Impressive noise cancellation ; Punchy bass

The neckband isn’t to everyone’s tastes

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

May, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Bose QuietControl 30 review: In-ear noise-cancelling doesn't get any better than this

 

With Bose you expect audio and noise cancelling to be great, and the QC30 deliver on that reputation. They're pricey, but the sound quality and the

Brilliant noise-cancelling ; Great sound quality ; Useful app

Design could be improved to make the neckband more balanced

With Bose you expect audio quality and noise-cancelling to be great - and the QuietControl 30 definitely deliver on that reputation.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Bose QC 30 review

 

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

Excellent, variable, noise cancellation ; Comfortable earbuds that stay put ; Long-lasting battery

Sound isn’t great for this price point ; Neckband will be divisive

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. Life is full...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Bose QuietControl 30 review: Great sound but uncomfortable to wear

 

Superlative noise cancellation and good sound quality, but there's too much wrong with the design of the Bose QuietControl 30

Great noise cancelling ; Good sound quality ; Compact and lightweight

Uncomfortable, awkward design ; Mediocre battery life

Ultimately, for £230 I expect better. Impressive though they are from a noise-cancelling perspective, there’s too much wrong with the QuietControl 30 for a wholehearted recommendation.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Bose QuietControl 30 (review): Wireless in-ear noise canceling headphone is great but expensive

 

Bose in-ear wireless canceling is a great everyday headphone so long as you don't expect the most powerful noise-canceling.

The Bose QuietControl 30 is well-built, very comfortable to wear, offers variable noise-canceling and excellent sound quality for a Bluetooth headphone. It's also sweat-resistant and can be used as a sports headphone. Works well as a headset.

Pricey. Noise-canceling isn't as effective as QuietComfort 20 or QuietComfort 35. No wired option to plug into airline entertainment systems.

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.

Oct, 2016