Silence is precious to me. When the symptoms from my PTSD ramp up, I find that blocking out the outside world with a little bit of white noise or some music can bring me back to myself like nothing else, short of my partner's embrace. So, having a great set of headphones that are compact enough to take with most places I wander is a big deal.
I've relied on Jaybird's earphones in the past--they offered reasonable sound quality in a compact, wireless package. But after three years of service, they died on me. I own a pair of Bose's QuietComfort 20 earphones, too. I bought those on a trip to Costa Rica in 2015 to help me survive an insane layover at an airport terminal between flights. They sound amazing, but their long wire and battery/ANC pack kept getting snagged on everything.
Enter Bose's QuietControl 30 earphones. They have much of the portability of the Jaybird buds I enjoyed, with the noise cancelling capabilities and audio properties of the QC20 earphones I adore. I've spent a lot of time with these headphones since November and only recently got around to reviewing them recently. Busy, busy.
If you're interested in reading my take on them, you'll find my review here.