Getting a lot of attention in the audio market today is the new neckband-style headphone from Bose. If you are looking for a wireless headphone to satisfy your ears with amazing sound, then consider the Bose QuietControl 30 (now sells at a price of $300).

The Bose QuietControl 30 is a neckband-style headphone. The wireless headphone is also an in-ear model, which is similar to its predecessor, Bose QuietControl 20 (that started with a list price of $300 and now sells at $250). Since the QuietControl 20 was popular for its wired design, built-in noise cancellation feature, and is considered as Bose’s smallest model, it should be noted that the QuietControl 30 is not exactly like that because the neckband-style headphone is more similar to the Bose SoundSport Wireless, especially when it comes to its noise-cancelling feature.

Speaking of that feature, the Bose QuietControl 30’s noise-cancelling is designed to be accessible, controlled, or adjusted. This is why it is called “QuietControl”. To customize the quality of noise-cancellation, you can raise or lower it by pressing the buttons on the inline remote or controlling it with the Bose Connect app in your Android or iOS devices. Some people want the level of noise cancellation to be at its peak but if you want to be safe while walking or running in the streets, then this feature may be useful.

For its connectivity, the neckband-style headphone can be connected via Bluetooth so this is surely compatible with any of your smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled devices. This makes the Bose QuietControl 30 technically as a wireless headphone or a Bluetooth headphone (which any other neckband-style headphones are supposed to be).
In terms of design, the build quality of this wireless headphone seems to be durable and sturdy. Its semi-open ear buds provide a perfect fit in our ears making it very comfortable in use. If you’re not that familiar with its semi-open ear buds, it means that the QuietControl 30 comes with the Bose Stay-Hear+ ear tips that come in three sizes and remain to be positioned loosely yet securely in your ears. For the semi-open design, do not worry with any ambient sound leaks that might impact your audio experience because that is when the noise-cancelling feature comes in handy.

The Bluetooth headphone stays perfectly longer than other models available in the market with its battery life that rates up to 10 hours.


While Bose does not promote the QuietControl 30 to be resistant to sweat, it is a trivial fact that this wireless headphone is indeed sweat resistant so you can use it well in your jogs, runs, or workouts without worrying that it might get damaged due to sweat.

As mentioned, the Bose QuietControl 30 sounds pretty similar with the Bose SoundSport Wireless. The QuietControl 30 delivers a very pleasant sound quality with enough clarity and details, as well as a full bass that does not sound bloated or constricted at all. For a Bluetooth headphone, this one does sound natural and dynamic.

Overall, the Bose QuietControl 30 really works well as a neckband-style/wireless headphone/Bluetooth headphone for your daily music listening experience. It has a nice and sturdy build quality that offers comfortable in-ear fit, a battery life that is longer than any other wireless headphone out there, a sound quality that is pretty decent in spite of wireless or Bluetooth connectivity, and a noise-cancelling feature that truly works well in isolating ambient noise all around.