While most audio companies are working hard to keep outside noise out for better quality when it comes to listening to music, podcasts and more, the Bose Quietcontrol 30 does the opposite. It boasts controllable noise cancelation in order to keep a better tab on the real world when navigating it on the way to work or elsewhere.
According to the Bose Quietcontrol 30 press release, "From needing awareness on a busy sidewalk, to complete isolation for work, to taking a call from home in a crowded cafe — the QC30 lets owners choose what they hear." This is an important feature as people continue to shut out the world thanks to the prevalence of portable technology. There comes a point when a person needs to find a better balance.