• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love and hated

    I got these for phone calls and to use while traveling.

    however the problem is they would only connect to 1 device and
    no matter what i did they would/could not be discovered by my
    iPad or iPod .

    even with apples help they couldn't be found.

    they were great for noise canceling

    returned them

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spectacularly Awesome!!!

    If you go to the Apple Store they are going to tell you to buy the Beats Wireless or the Apple AirPods. Of course they would! They make the product. And since I am also a fan of Apple products, I bought the Beats 12hour wireless headphones (I always shoot for the best available. Buy right, buy once.). That's when the drama began. I was impressed with the W-1 chip's performance and aiding with a quick Bluetooth connection to both my iPhone and iPad Pro. However, the headphones were very uncomfortabler to wear. I even tried changing the ear buds but that didn't help. So I just kept wearing them because it was more convenient than using my Bose wired headsets. But, in the back of my mind I kept wondering if the Bose might be better eventhough some reviewers had negative remarks. So, after using the Beats for a little more than 2 weeks, I purchased the Bose Quietcontrol 30's.

    Admittedly, I have only used them for about an hour. But, the look, feel and initial operation of these headphones far exceed my experience with Beats. Note the following:

    Comfort: If you have ever worn Bose earbuds, you know how comfortable they are. There are no earbuds that that feel better. These buds and soft and cushiony (if there is such a word).

    Setup/Bluetooth Connection: It was instantaneous! The headphones themselves talk you through the setup procedure! The Beats were easy too. However, I noticed that I sometimes have difficulty getting them to reconnect.

    Versatility: The Beats work with multiple devices. Apple is waiving their own flag on this one claiming that the W1 chip (which is not licensed to any other vendor) is revolutionary. I might be. However, the Bose connection method is 10 times better. With Beats, you have to manually disconnect from one device and manually reconnect to the next. With Bose, it does it automatically. I was playing one song on my iPhone, stopped it, and then began playing another phone on my iPad! It switched automatically!!! There was no need for me to do anything. In addition, when I was ready to add my iPad to the Bluetooth link after initially setting up my iPhone, the Bose Connect App asked through my headphones if I wanted to set up and connect to another device. I was flat out floored! And, the connections took just seconds.

    Sound Quality: First, when I read that some were not satisfied with the sound qualify of the Quietcontrol 30's, I decided that I would risk the $300.00 on sub par ear buds. However, after reading, researching and trying these two headphones I have come to realize one thing. YOU CAN'T EXPECT THE SAME SOUND QUALITY FROM A WIRELESS HEADPHONE THAT YOU GET FROM WIRED ONES!! I believe that some are so accustomed to the extraordinary sound that comes from the Bose wired headphones that they expected to experience the same from the wireless. That is just impossible. I can say that the sound coming from the Bose set is way better than that of the Beats. The Beats have a reputation for delivering heavy bass. However, I played "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground" by the Jacksons to test the two. To my surprise, the Bose "Body Slammed" the Beats on bass! I couldn't believe it. For the record, the sound quality is not as good as my wired headphones but I think the sound is very good.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Hi all, I just purchase above said product , performance is simply superb, voice control simply amazing
    Enjoying a lot with the speakers. Bose has done awesome design and also the comfortable neck band
    Guys just go for it without any second thinking

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    So So

    The sound quality of these earphones is so-so. Bass is amplified but midrange is muted. You won't get a full soundstage effect. The nice feature of the earphones is the ability to set just how much noise cancellation you want to achieve, and the ios app works well. The main problem I have with this set has to do with bluetooth connectivity. I found that when connecting to my MacBook Pro the reception is choppy, the music stutters, and the overall experience is disappointing. Playing music on my iPhone on the other hand was good, and I experienced no stuttering or delays. The active noise cancellation works well. To sum it up, for the price of this set I would have expected better sound reproduction and a more robust connection to my laptop, thus the title of "So So" and the 2 star rating.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gen One = issues

    Great sound quality when they work...

    After using anywhere from a few times to a week or so at the gym - the unit would stop working entirely - either not charge or unable to turn on...I believe there's a design flaw with power storage unit in that both the on/off control and plug for charging rests directly on one's neck / shoulder facing down and prone to collecting 'sweat' - salt and batteries typically don't work well together...

    I returned 3 units to Apple - trust me this was not due to operator error or abuse.

    Suggestion to Bose - really simple locate on/off control & plug on opposite side - facing 'up' - also provide a longer charging cord the 4-5" one is too short.

    Cheers

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Disappointment

    After owning and loving the Bose wired QC20 active noise cancelling headphones and Bose (Bluetooth) SoundTouch Mini speaker I was really excited to hear the noise cancelling headphones are now available in a wireless Bluetooth version. Unfortunately these headphones have not lived up to my expectations. They do not offer the sound quality of the significantly cheaper QC20 and they do not offer the seamless bluetooth experience of the SoundTouch range. The key points of disappointment: (1) phone calls sound appalling (2) audio chops and stutters the moment I leave my apartment and enter a world filled with competing Bluetooth signals (unacceptable given the price tag for this product) (3) the controls are awkwardly placed and difficult to use (4) the charging port is initially difficult to find, has a flimsy cover that feels like it will tear off and the port rejects the USB cable every step of the way - you really need to take some time to get a connection, and to top it all off, tonight the headphones have a glitch other users have blogged about on the web whereby the green light stays illuminated and the headphones will not power off! Just glad I bought this at Apple with its 2 weeks to try a product. After 3 days trial, I'm over it. Gonna take them back tomorrow.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to usual Bose standards

    I really wanted to like these. I am a Bose fan and have many products, most of their wired earphones and headphones, both noise cancelling and not. The QC30s have been disappointing, first the good points; the sound quality was better than expected and an improvement on the QC20s, they can connect to two devices simultaneously so (in theory) you can be listening to music on your Mac and answer a telephone call. Unfortunately the bad points were more extensive; earbud fit was poor, the medium was too small and the large size are painful, the noise cancelling was poor, plenty of traffic noise, on a train almost unusable. I fly regularly but of course these QC30s cannot be used on a plane at all. The neck/battery collar rotates around and becomes uncomfortable. They are also useless for telephone calls, the microphone hangs under the ear and the callers cannot hear very clearly. Mine will be going on eBay soon while I look for alternatives.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch 2 Sync Problem

    I can't seem to pair my Apple watch with these headphones. The watch sees them but it keeps saying pairing failed. I was able to pair them to my phone without a problem but this is frustrating. I tried unpairing the phone and disconnecting it from the phone entirely but nothing helped.

    The earphones themselves are great, sound and quality.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful sound, worth the price

    These headphones are incredible! Full bass, impressive active sound control. I cannot hear someone talking to be in a loud voice with the full active sound suppression on. Magic.

    The sound quality is way better than the Bose QC 20 with wired sound.

    Worth the price. Glad I bought them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I absolutely love these, completely worth the money. These are ideal for roadtrips, being out on the town, just not for working out (heads up). Honestly, the base is better than most stereo headphones, same for the sound quality. Certainly my favorite pair of headphones. The noise cancelling is top notch by the way. Love it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny!

    These are by far the absolute best headphones I've ever owned and I have owned quite a few different headphones. The sound quality is perfect and noise cancelation works better than earplugs, without having to shove something in your ear canal. It's really amazing how you can be in a very noisy environment and you can turn up the noise canceling and all that noise completely disappears. They are extremely comfortable and can be used all day without making your ears sore. I like how I can pair multiple devices at the same time so it's easy to switch back and fourth from my iPhone and Mac. I had to think really hard to try and find some cons so here they are. I wish it came with a longer charging cable and a charging brick. It also picks up wind noise for some reason but I don't use them very much outside so that's not a big deal for me. Something for cord management would be nice because the earbuds dangle when they aren't in your ears. These are small complaints and shouldn't weigh much on a persons decision to purchase. They are definitely worth the price as long as you use your headphones regularly!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!

    One of the best noise cancellation bluetooth devices available. Easy to carry and use while travelling. No issues with the neck band, actually feel it is good given it will not fall or something. Charging socket could have been at a better place. Bose should introduce the multiple bluetooth connectivity and switch from devices to devices easily. One of the best products from Bose!! Good investment

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fuller base than Apples wired premium versions

    I had been a bit worried about the sound quality of these headphones due to some reviews saying the base was too loud and drowned the sharper notes, and its true that the base is much deeper than the premium Apple headphones I moved from but I wouldn't say it drowns the treble that much. I think it's more a matter of taste. If you are into your drum and base then you will love them, if however you like music with a lot of variety and are more keen on a treble bias, these may be a bit bassy for you. However it's probably best to try some Bose can type head phones to get an idea if the sound quality is to your taste. The ear buds are a bit fiddly to get to sit right but are great if you persevere for a short time to get the nack of putting them in. Once warm they are comfortable and secure and should be fine for running but gymnastics may be a bit much��. Noise cancellation from my brief trial seems to take account of loudness, proximity and whether the noise is constant or new / intermittant. Hence the background drone will be reduced but I presume you should be able to hear a person trying to get you attention or a phone although you may need to adjust the level of noise cancellation to suit. Wireless playback sees great when close to a device but occasional skips can occur if you wonder around the house or if you bend down and get the neck band in the fold of you neck, if you skipped the gym in favour of Christmas treats like me!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this product!

    This is by far my best investment! The noise cancelling is so amazing that i wondered if the place was quiet while i was in Starbucks!
    The only thing what i could hear is the music all the time until i unplug from my ears.
    One thing to comment is the bluetooth. It is definitely not often, but i do get glitches once a while. I am not sure if it is disconnecting for less than a half second or due to the interference caused by other bluetooth devices such as apple pencil or apple watch.
    However, i am so pleased that i bought this product. I just forget it is sitting on my neck often. So lightweighted and comfortable to keep on my neck.

    51 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    True pure sound wirelesss

    10/10, simple, easy to manage and powerful sound, deep bass but clear at the same time. Ligth, elegant and confortable in ear headphones. I have both QC 30 and QC 35, both are spectacular, with minimal diferences in noise cancelling. Are Expensive but secure. The BT pairing is fast and the connection solid.

    66 of 69 people found this useful