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QuietControl® 30
wireless headphones




Decide how much of the world to let in

You can't control how noisy your environment is. But you can control how much of it you hear. Set your own levels of noise cancellation with QuietControl® 30 earphones, and get balanced audio performance at any volume. A lightweight neckband design conforms to your body for all-day wearability, and a Bluetooth® connection keeps the wires out of your way.

Be the master of your environment

Listen like never before with new breakthrough technology: now you can control how much of the outside world you want to let in. Noisy commute to work? Block out the distractions. Waiting at the terminal? Let some in, and hear your boarding call. Then turn it back up after take-off. Throughout the day, noise won’t get in your way. Unless you let it.

Ergonomic neckband design

A lightweight, contoured neckband conforms to your body. It’s designed with soft materials to stay comfortable—perfect for listening all day.

Active noise reduction

Noise is a constant. So we have a precise arrangement of microphones inside and outside the earbuds to continuously measure, compare and react to it. The system then produces an equal and opposite signal to cancel the noise. The StayHear®+ QC tips also form a gentle seal for additional passive noise reduction.

Wireless sound without compromises

Leave the wires behind—without sacrificing performance. The volume-optimised EQ delivers consistent, balanced sound at any volume. If you're on a busy street and need to turn it up, the sound stays true to your music. And they're re-engineered with Bluetooth® and NFC pairing, so connecting to your devices wirelessly is quick and easy. An inline remote lets you take/end calls, skip/pause tracks and control volume without reaching for your device. So you can focus on the music.

An app can make the difference

We want you to get the most out of your headphones. So we designed this free app that makes connecting and switching between devices easier than ever. It also provides product tips and lets you personalise your settings, so you can make them all yours. See how a simple, intuitive app makes all the difference.




Dimensions/weight without the cable

  • Headphones:15.2 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 1.9 cm D (28.4 g)
  • Case:16.5 cm H x 17.1 cm W x 3.6 cm D
  • USB cable:30.5 cm

Additional details

  • Bluetooth ® range: 10 m (33 ft)
  • Battery charging time: Less than 3 hours
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours per full charge

What's in the box?

  • QuietControl® 30 wireless headphones
  • Carrying case
  • 3 sizes of QC tips: S, M, L
  • USB charging cable
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost flawless! 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!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QC 30 Wireless Headphones The QC 30 headphones are in keeping with the high quality expected from Bose products. The sound reproduction is outstanding and there is superb clarity through the bass, treble and mid range notes. The quality of the sound is never in doubt with abode products but what makes the QC 30 stand out is the quality of the design and the sturdy build, which give you the confidence that you have purchased a product that will last and give give continual high performance. The headphones are easy to set up especially given the app that downloads onto mobile data devices. The app give you full and clear operating instructions and has a section on troubleshooting in the unlikely event you encounter problems. I particularly like the in ear notification informing me of which devices are connected. I had no problem connecting to my iPad and my android phone. the phones come with a sturdy carry case that protect them when you a r on the move. The ear pieces fit comfortable in the ear and the unique ergonomic design ensures that they stay put and don't work loose. I tried all thre sizes to ensure I hadn't th right fit. Read the instructions before changing the ear pieces as the twist fit design means pulling the ear pieces off without twisting could result in damage. I have used the phones while running in all weathers and found that they not only stay firmly and comfortably in the ear but they are not effected by heavy rain or adverse weather. This is a definite bonus. While running off road the noise reduction was not a problem but I found it disorienting in built up areas when I had to cater for traffic. However it is easy to adjust the QC 30's to allow environemtnal noise in to give greater awareness of the surroundings. Again this worked well for me. I did find I had to tuck the cradle under my shirt collar when running to keep it in place but this is not a big issue and did not cause discomfort. On public transport the noise reduction allowed me to listen to music or watch movies without background interference. This allowed for a better experience and less distractions. I am impressed with the absolute quality of the sound, the design and robust build of these headphones and despite putting them through their paces in all sorts of conditions I could find no fault in them. If you are looking for in ear headphones that look stylish, feel robust and deliver high quality sound these are an outstanding choice. I don't think you will regret going with Bose. They are in a class of their own.
Date published: 2017-02-17
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What is the difference between QuietControl 30 wireless headphones and QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones?

While both headphones offer noise cancelling in an in-ear headphone, QuietControl 30 headphones have the added benefit of controllable noise cancelling, which allows the user to adjust the level of noise cancelling. The neckband design is comfortable enough to wear all day. The headphones offer volume-optimised EQ, which ensures Bose quality audio at all volume settings. In addition, QuietControl 30 offers features like a dual-microphone communication system, voice prompts and intuitive controls. All of these features come in a convenient, wireless headphone. QuietControl 30 headphones do not have a wired backup for either noise cancelling or passive audio, so they cannot be plugged into in-flight entertainment systems like QC®20 headphones can.

What is controllable noise cancelling?

Controllable noise cancelling is the next generation of the industry-leading noise cancelling for which Bose is renowned. It gives the customer fine control over the level of noise reduction—from full noise cancelling to fully open and anywhere in between—with the push of a button or a touch of the Bose Connect app.

What if I have difficulty hearing a change in the level of noise cancelling when I make changes using the buttons on the remote or the Bose Connect app?

As with any headphone, the signal from the audio source can dominate the ability to hear your surroundings. Lowering the source volume or temporarily stopping the music will make it easier to hear each steps in the level of noise cancelling as adjustments are being made.

What is electronic noise floor?

Noise floor is the electronic “hiss” that may be heard with some noise reduction headphones. This noise can be annoying and can take away from listening enjoyment. QuietControl 30 headphones use sophisticated electronic circuitry to minimise noise floor and make it virtually undetectable.

How much noise do QuietControl 30 wireless headphones cancel in full noise cancelling?

Bose doesn’t make claims about percentage noise reduction because it is difficult to establish one number that is valid for all the different environments and situations where the headphones can be used. In full noise cancelling, QuietControl 30 headphones compare favourably to other noise-reduction headphones and reduce unwanted noise to a level that is noticeably more comfortable when compared to the same situation without using the headphones. We encourage consumers to try the headphones for themselves in a variety of situations, both with and without an external audio source.

What is the range of QuietControl 30 wireless headphones?

QuietControl 30 headphones have a range of up to 10 metres (33 feet) from the source device. It is realistic to describe the range as being the room the user is in and the adjacent room. This range may be reduced by physical obstructions, such as walls and doors, or by interference from other electronic devices.

How do I charge QuietControl 30 wireless headphones? How long will they take to charge?

QuietControl® 30 wireless headphones can be charged using the USB cable supplied in the box by plugging the micro-USB into the neckband and the USB into the USB port on a computer or a wall charge (sold separately). Allow up to three hours for the headphones to fully charge. (If the battery is depleted, a quick 15-minute charge provides approximately one hour of play time.) While charging, the power status indicator will flash amber. Once fully charged, the power status indicator light will turn solid green.

What is the typical battery life per charge?

The battery will provide up to 10 hours of use per charge.

What are the buttons on the right cable?

There are a total of five buttons on the remote located on the right cable. Three buttons are grouped together on the right face of the remote. The larger middle button is the multi-function button. It initiates play/pause and other track controls for videos and music, answers and ends calls, and also can initiate voice commands such as Siri or voice dial. The buttons on either side of the multi-function button are volume +/- buttons. They allow the listener to easily adjust volume in an intuitive up/down vertical orientation.

Additionally, two buttons are located on the back of the remote. These buttons control the level of noise cancelling. To increase the amount of noise cancelling, press ▲ (the top button). To reduce the level of noise cancelling and hear more of your surroundings, press ▼ (the bottom button).

Where is the power button? Where is the Bluetooth® button?

There is a single button for both power and Bluetooth® functions. It is located on the inside of the neckband. While wearing the headphones, the power button is on the right side, facing the neck.

How are the StayHear+ QC tips included with the QuietControl 30 wireless headphones different from the original StayHear tips?

The StayHear+ QC tips are made of the same soft silicone material as the original StayHear tips, but they utilise a unique umbrella shape to create a gentle seal at the entrance of the ear canal.

Are StayHear+ QC tips compatible with other Bose in-ear headphones?

StayHear+ QC tips are compatible with QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, but should not be used with other Bose in-ear headphones.




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QuietControl® 30 wireless headphones