When it comes to drowning background noises, Bose is well known for its excellent active noise cancellation headphones and a pleasant listening experience. Bose QuietComfort 30 and Bose QuietComfort 35 are the two available types of bluetooth noise canceling headphones that have the most active noise canceling technology, with each of them having their unique qualities and features. Both Bose bluetooth noise canceling headphones are ideal for travelers, which is why I happen to own both.
Bose QC30 is built as an in-ear headphone, with very comfortable ear buds. It has microphones arranged in and out of the ear buds to monitor, compare and react to noise continuously. These microphones are used for active noise cancellation, as well as free hands calling. You can hear your callers distinctively, and they can hear you just as clearly.
The ear buds come in various sizes to suit different ears with wingtips that you can lock to ensure that they stay put and firm in your ears. Opposite and equal signals are produced by the system to cancel the noise, creating an active noise reduction.
It has a contoured neckband, made of soft material, designed to provide you with comfortable listening. The wide area of the band provides the headphone with more than enough battery space, providing it with a fantastic battery life.
For the control of the headphone, it has control buttons on the neckband, and an inline remote located on the cable, at the place in between the right ear bud and the control buttons.
It is extremely portable and comes with a convenient small hard case that can enable you to carry the headphone in small bags. It is more portable than the QuietComfort 35.
It is light, but not exactly a lightweight as you will classify the Bose Quiet Comfort 35
The noise cancellation is nearly perfect. It can be adjusted for situational awareness. That is, you can decide to turn down the active noise cancellation, probably when you are on a busy street and need to be conscious of your environment. And when you are on a bus or a stable place, you can amp up the ANC, block everyone out, and enjoy your audio file in blissful silence. This adjustment feature is conspicuously lacking in the QC35, but it makes up for it by having a sharper active noise cancellation.
The QC30 is engineered with a Bluetooth and NFC pairing capability and can thus be easily connected wirelessly to other devices. It has a connection cable if there is ever the need for a wire connection.
The inline remote enables the user to receive/reject calls, play/pause your music without reaching for your device when connected wirelessly.
Lower frequencies are managed moderately well, with the bass not quite up to level, as when compared to the Bose quiet comfort 35, which has a far greater depth to sound. Although, It has a volume optimizer that delivers a balanced and very consistent sound at any volume.
The battery promises ten hours per charge.
Good noise cancellation
Comfortable ear buds that stay in place
10 hours battery life
Good sound quality
Excellent voice clarity on calls
Neck band can be constricting
Sound quality not too impressive for the price
It is an out-ear headphone with the ear cups made of metal, and the headband and frame are of plastic. The ear cups, covered in very soft faux-leather makes them luxuriously comfortable. The control buttons are placed in a very convenient location on the right ear cup and are used to play or pause audios, answer and end calls and sends other commands. It is all accessible with your right hand.
They are lightweight and can be worn comfortably for extended hours. The headphones come with a hard case where they can be easily packed and kept when not in use.
Aside from the over-ear cups that helps reduce external noise, this headphone offer an exceptional active noise cancellation and turns everything completely off when the ANC is turned on. It allows you to enjoy your music even in very noisy environments. It has the best noise cancellation technology known to man, although the ANC feature is not adjustable.
It provides smooth and accurate sound, even at low volumes with sound bass.
The headphones work as a headset too, which you can use to make and receive calls smoothly, even in the noisiest of places. This act is substantially enhanced by the excellent noise canceling.
It connects wirelessly but is not compatible with aptX. An audio cable is available to use for wire connection optionally.
It takes about two hours to charge fully, and lasts for twenty hours.
Best noise canceling technology
Great 20 hours battery life
Amazing sound quality with good bass
Has wireless connection
Lightweight and comfortable
Lacks aptX support for Bluetooth
Both Bose Bluetooth noise canceling headphones provide wireless noise cancellation services, but at varying levels. While the in-ear collar-style designed Bose QC30 offers a decent, adjustable active noise cancellation and an excellent sound quality, the out-ear designed Bose QC35 offers the best non-adjustable active noise cancellation with higher sound quality. It has a longer lasting battery, is more lightweight and expensive than the QC30.
Both have inbuilt microphones, long lasting batteries, and are very comfortable in the ears. This enables them to be used for extended periods of time without any discomfort. For disclosure, I own both of these types of Bose bluetooth noise canceling headphones and love them very much – they’re a perfect compliment to each other and each serve their own purpose while traveling.
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