Bose QuietControl 30, analysis of these wireless headphones with noise cancellation

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There are many wireless headphones, but if we want them with noise cancellation, the options are considerably reduced. And if we also want them with good audio quality, then we will have to search really well. Today we want to talk about the Bose QuietControl 30 , wireless headphones with noise cancellation and a very particular design. They are headphones with an in-ear design that will not clash under any circumstances. Some headphones that will allow us to control the level of noise cancellation and avoid annoying cables, all with the excellent sound to which the Bose brand is accustomed .

The Bose company is a benchmark in audio equipment, both fixed and portable. One of the most critically and acclaimed Bose headphone ranges is the QuietComfort series , active noise canceling headphones that have won over users. The company's noise cancellation technology has become a benchmark in the market and now they have led it to a type of headset in which it is not normal to see it. With these earphones we can control the level of noise we want to hear from outside. Let's go over the features of the Bose QuietControl 30 in depth .

Breakthrough design

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The design of the Bose QuietControl 30 headphones does not go unnoticed. We are facing wireless headphones, yes, but they rest on a kind of headband that incorporates the entire noise cancellation circuit. According to the company, the throat is designed with soft materials for greater comfort, thus allowing long listening sessions. Its ergonomic design adapts to the body of each user so as not to disturb, even if we take a long trip with them.

Two cables emerge from the headband, one with the left ear receiver and the other with the right ear receiver. In the cable that remains in our right ear we find a small remote control that includes a total of five buttons. On the right side of the remote control we find a group of three buttons. The largest button in the center is the multi-function button. It is used to pause or start playback and other track controls for videos and music, answer and end calls, and also initiate voice commands, such as Siri, or voice dialing. The buttons on each side of the multi-function button are the volume + and - buttons. On the back of the remote control we will find two more buttons. They are used to control the level of noise cancellation .

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At the end of each of the cables we have headphones with tips StayHear + QC  of Bose . These tips are available in three sizes and are made from soft silicone. They offer an umbrella-shaped design to create a soft seal at the entrance of the ear canal, without getting in the way during long sessions.

Inside the choker we find a button that is used to turn on the headphones and use the Bluetooth function. This button is on the right side, if we look at it while wearing headphones.

Adjustable noise cancellation

In addition to a curious and striking design, the Bose QuietControl 30 stand out for their noise cancellation system. With these headphones we can control how much of the outside world we want to hear. And it is that they include an adjustable noise cancellation system . But how do headphones know what noises to muffle? The company has deployed a precise array of microphones inside and outside of helmets to constantly measure, compare and react to noise. Once detected, the system produces an equal and opposite signal to cancel the noise. In addition to this active cancellation system, the StayHear + QC tips also form a seal to passively reduce noise.

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The noise cancellation system is integrated into the headband, as we have mentioned. The ability to regulate noise cancellation will allow us to block out distractions without completely isolating ourselves. For example, we may want to talk to someone at a specific time, having to lower the noise cancellation level. Or, if we are outdoors or walking around the city, we may want to isolate ourselves a bit from the ambient noise, but without it becoming dangerous. We also have the opposite extreme, for example when we go on an airplane and we want to completely isolate ourselves from the noise of the engines, having to raise the cancellation level to the maximum.

A very practical and adaptable system to our needs at all times. Of course, we must bear in mind that the QuietControl 30 headphones do not have a replacement cable for noise cancellation or passive audio . This means that, unlike other company models such as the QuietComfort 35 , they cannot be used when the battery runs out or connected to on-board entertainment systems.

In addition to the cancellation system, the company has not wanted to ignore the great audio quality that its products usually offer. The Bose QuietControl 30 incorporate an equalization system that optimizes the sound according to the volume . The idea is to always offer a balanced sound, whatever the level at which we are listening to the music.

Connectivity, autonomy and price

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The Bose QuietControl 30 offer Bluetooth and NFC connectivity . The included remote control lets you answer and end calls , pause and resume songs, and adjust the volume, all without having to remove the device. The headphones have a range of 10 meters from the source device, although this can be reduced by physical obstructions, such as walls or doors, or by interference with other electronic devices.

As for the battery, the company ensures that the  Bose QuietControl 30 have a range of up to 10 hours per charge . The headphones are charged with the USB cable that comes with them. The time to fully charge the battery in the Bose QuietControl 30 is about three hours . However, if we are in a hurry, official data ensures that a 15-minute charge provides approximately one hour of playback .

Here's a video in which a Bose manager tells us all the details about the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones  .

The Bose QuietControl 30 are compatible with the Bose Connect app . A free application, available for both iOS and Android , that will allow us to configure the headphones to our liking, switch between devices if we have several and even update them if necessary.

In short, a perfect headset if we are looking for noise cancellation and we do not like large headphones. Some headphones with a somewhat particular design, due to the headband that goes to the neck, but that can be a great option to use both on a trip and for day to day.

The Bose QuietControl 30 adjustable noise-canceling wireless headphones are available in specialized stores with an official price of 300 euros .

Bose QuietControl 30 Datasheet

ModelQuietControl 30


Dimensions15.2 x 16.5 x 1.9 cm

Cable length: 30.5 centimeters

Weight28.4 grams
TypeIn-ear headphones

With headband


TechnologiesUser configurable noise cancellation
Noise CancellationYes. Not available if battery runs out.
Built-in microphoneYes. Precise arrangement of microphones inside and outside the headset


CompatibilityAny device with Bluetooth
ConnectivityBluetooth and NFC
Autonomy indicatorLED battery level indicator


AutonomyUp to 10 hours per charge
Loading timeLess than 3 hours for full charge

+ info

Release dateNow available
Manufacturer's websiteBose

Price: 300 euros