Bose® QuietControl™ 30 Wireless Headphones

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  • Overview

    Bose® QuietControl™ 30 wireless Bluetooth headphones let you listen to the music on your iPhone or iPad in an entirely new way. Breakthrough technology allows you to set your own level of noise cancellation, so you can control how much of the world you want to let in - or how quiet you want your surroundings to be. Volume-optimised EQ gives you balanced audio performance at any volume, whilst a noise-rejecting dual-microphone system provides clear calls, even in windy or noisy environments.

    Connect easily to your devices with Bluetooth pairing. QuietControl 30 wireless headphones feature a lightweight neckband design that conforms to your body for all-day comfort and wearability. A lithium-ion battery gives you up to 10 hours of wireless listening per charge. And the Bose Connect app helps you manage your paired devices and gives you enhanced control.

    Highlights

    Advanced new technology lets you control your own level of noise cancellation

    Bluetooth pairing so you can connect to your devices wirelessly

    Volume-optimised EQ gives you balanced audio performance at any volume

    Lightweight neckband design conforms to your body for all-day comfort and wearability

    Lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 10 hours of wireless listening per charge

    Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system provides clear calls, even in windy or noisy environments

    Bose Connect app helps you manage your paired devices and gives you enhanced control

    Did You Notice?

    Built-in technology lets you control your own level of noise cancellation throughout your day.

    Apple Recommends For

    Wirelessly listening to the music on your iPhone or iPad with superb clarity.

    What’s in the Box

    Bose® QuietControl™ 30 wireless headphones

    Small, medium, large StayHear+ QC tips

    USB charging cable

    Carrying case

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth, Charging, With Mic, With Remote and Mic, Inline Volume Control, Wind noise reduction

    Form Factor: In ear, Neckband

    Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 2.1, Bluetooth 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0

    Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Battery life: Approximately 10 hours

    Charge Time: Approximately two hours

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 761448-0010

    UPC or EAN No.: 017817731560

    Warranty

    Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

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  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 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 ha 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.

      • Written by Pete A from Surbiton

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not up to usual Bose standards

    • 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 tr 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!

      • Written by Spencer G from Loughborough

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fuller base than Apples wired premium versions

    • 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 ha 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.

      • Written by Pete A from Surbiton

      10 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not up to usual Bose standards

    • 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 tr 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!

      • Written by Spencer G from Loughborough

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fuller base than Apples wired premium versions

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