QuietOn’s snazzy earplugs don’t quite suck the noise out of the room like the Bose headsets but the combination of strong passive noise isolation and moderate active cancellation produces some great results. Moreover, they effectively block noise without the sense of pressure exerted by the more aggressive ANC solutions I’ve come across, creating a more comfortable environment. Combined with their exemplary battery life and hyper-portable case, the QuietOn’s make for effective noise relief wherever and whenever. If you are comfortable with their steep entry price, after all, they are quite a feat of miniaturisation, the QuietOn’s conveniently combine active and passive noise attenuation to produce a much more comfortable if not perfectly silent environment.
Verdict – 7/10, What’s most impressive about the QuietOn earplugs to me is that they feel like more than just a proof of concept and rather a technology that’s convenient and practical to use in daily life. While the price is honestly too high when considering the inherently limited functionality of an earplug; if you are a frequent traveller, they do offer class leading battery life and a great combination of portability, convenience and functionality.