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QuietControl 30: The ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth headphonehe upcoming QC30, a premium in-ear wireless headphone with adjustable active noise cancelling, is the wireless successor to Bose's highly rated QC20.
[MUSIC] Hey, I'm David Carna from Cnet.com, and this is the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless bluetooth headphones, with active noise cancellation. It ships this September, it is essentially the wireless version of the QuietComfort 20, and accompanies in your noise canceling headphone, that I really like. Now, you probably seen plenty of people wearing this neckband cell wireless headphones which LG pioneered with it's Tone Series but think of the QC30 as the ultimate neck band style bluetooth headphones with impressive sound and a $300 price tag to match it's premium status Not only the bill quality really good but headphone fits very comfortably with an open design. By open, I mean that you don't jam the earbud into your ear. Thanks to [UNKNOWN] stay hear plus ear tips, which come in three sizes. The bud fits loosely into your ear yet remains in place. The only downside to an open design is that ambient sound leaks in, and normally a headphone like this wouldn't be good for noisy environments. But that's where the noise canceling comes in. Even though the design is open, ambient noise gets muffled. And what's a little different from Bose's previous noise canceling models is that you can manually adjust the level of noise cancellation by pressing a button on the integrated remote. Or through Bose's preconnect app for iOS and android devices. Battery life is rated at 10 hours, which is decent for this type of bluetooth headphone and a protective carrying case is included. While Bose doesn't advertise the headphone as wet resistant it is and is suitable for gym use and maybe even running if you don't mind the feel of having something around your neck while running QC 30 was designed to be use as a wireless head set and it's really good one it maples ambient sounds like wind and crowd noise to colors can hear you better and you can hear colors better. There's also a side tone feature that allows you to hear your own voice in the head phone as you speak. So, you don't raise your voice while talking This isn't the only blue tooth noise canceling head phones in Bose's line up there's also the flag ship full sized wireless model with best in class noise cancellation. Given the choice between the two my personal inclination would be to wait for this one but the QC35 has its own appeal.