Product Comparison: Bose QuietControl 30 vs Sony WI-1000X

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General Specifications
QuietControl 30
About the Product
Listen like never before with QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. Powerful technology from Bose lets you set your own level of noise cancellation, so you can decide how much of the world you want to let in, or how quiet you want your surroundings to be.
Lose yourself in music, whenever and wherever you are, with industry-leading noise cancellation, effortlessly smart features and a neckband for comfortable all-day wearing. Hear music that stays true to the original recording with High-Resolution Audio.
Key Specs
Min. Frequency Range
20 Hz
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
20 kHz
20 kHz
Battery Life
10 hours
10 hours
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • Audio quality is better than the QC15s and they were good. The frequency range feels balanced and enjoyable.
  • The sound quality is great, and the range is also very good. I like the app which allows the noise cancelling level to be changed.
  • With nice base range and high end. It was almost like it was just me and the music. Very impressed.
  • Frequency range is hopeless my cheaper ones have better frequency range.
  • Frequency range is not very good either with many cheaper ones doing much better in frequency range. The other issue is battery life.
Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones with Activity Recognition
  • The sound is very decent, not as linear as my XD:20 but detailed and not lacking in any frequency range.
  • Mid-range voices are also really well handled. I also find them comfortable and unobtrusive to wear.
  • I tested with a range of classical music including piano, voice and violin and they all sounded beautiful.
  • I keep these at mid base and they are perfect, I can turn up the base from there if need be, highs are good as well, they have a good overall frequency response.
  • Battery life is fine, I've never hit the limit but have no reason to believe it wouldn't last the advertised duration.
Size & Weight
6 in.
7.68 in.
6.5 in.
8.46 in.
0.75 in.
2.36 in.
2.25 oz.
2.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • A well made compact case is provided for storage of the headphones and accessories.
  • Nice fit, light weight. Noise canceling is better than in QC35 and QC20.
  • Headphones and the neck band are really light, very comfortable hardly notice anything is around your neck.
  • Sound quality is great and they are so light! For my commute, they are perfect.
  • Wirelessly sit on your neck, super light and comfortable.
Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones with Activity Recognition
  • It is very light and puts the weight in that, as opposed to a connecting collar that hangs behind and then puts the weight on the headphones themselves within your ear.
  • The collar design is definitely the way to go. You get more battery life and better quality components without much weight in your ears.
  • Would recommend this product very easily. Oh the neck band is very light so won't notice wearing it.
  • Total weight is heavier than other neckband headphones that you can feel the press on your neck.
  • Headband is quite heavy and thick and really wasn’t comfortable on my neck after a few hours.
Pairing Interface
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
Fit And Convenience
The StayHear+ tips provide a comfortable and stable fit
Various sized silicone ear tips to help you find the best fit
Connection Range
33 feet
30 feet
Carrying Case
Water Resistant
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomic neckband design, Active noise reduction, Bose Connect app, Dual Microphone, Controllable noise cancellation, Volume-optimised EQ
Smart Listening, Adaptive Sound Control, Virtual surround sound, Works with Google Assistant, Alexa built-in, Hands-Free Calls, DSEE HX™, S-Master HX™, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Truly authentic sound
What customers say about "Features"
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • The noise cancelling in noisy environments was good and robust - especially for low and high frequencies.
  • The microphone was always good on calls even though most professional reviews criticised it for picking up background noise.
  • The range on these is alright being able to wander around the house quite comfortably but this will be dependant on your device.
  • Pairing via bluetooth or NFC is very straightforward and the range seems to be between 3 and 5 metres depending on the environment.
  • Unfortunately microphone is useless. Everybody who ever had call with me is complaining that my surrounding is louder than me.
Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones with Activity Recognition
  • The added noise isolation from the in-ear form factor helps squash the higher-frequencies noise at times which is an added bonus.
  • These headphones are incredibly comfortable and unobtrusive. I have full range of motion of my head, without tugging on wires.
  • Sony provide sizes from extra small to large, textured pie smooth bud tips. For me it turned out to be the textured medium tip that best fit my ears.
  • The earphones connected to my phone and laptop quickly, so that was good.
  • They sound really nice but they were upper uncomfy and for me the Bluetooth kept dropping randomly, just for a very small time but I found it highly annoying and returned them.
Battery Type
Battery Charge Time
3 hours
3.5 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
  • The battery life is really good, I've only ran out of battery when I've forgotten to put them on charge overnight but I use them all day most days without running out of battery.
  • It is a great product and i love it. Battery life it is also great 10h no problem.
  • The battery lasts usually about 10 hours with using noise cancelling. If you don't use noise cancelling, they will last longer than 10 hours.
  • Well, the earphones sound great, bit after 4 months after the purchase the battery doesn’t want to charge, I tried different ways to do it and it’s not letting energy come in.
  • The battery is not so good, it runs down faster than seems reasonable for a pair of headphones and also you can't listen and charge at the same time.
Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones with Activity Recognition
  • I had these running for a 9hr flight + approx 4/5hrs on top of that before they cut off, so almost 14-15hrs of battery life with noise cancelling is great and exceeded what I expected.
  • The noise cancelling just works. Battery life is excellent. When noise cancelling is not needed, battery life gets even longer.
  • Like it. Sound quality great as bluetooth and battery life amazing.
  • Outstanding sound quality. Headphones hold charge surprisingly well. Very comfortable to wear.
  • You can't charge them and listen to music at the same time.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
299.95 $
199.99 $

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