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The QuietOn 3 Active Noise Cancelling earbuds provide you with your much-needed portion of ‘Nordic Quietude’, if their Finnish marketing slogans are to be believed. That said, there’s no denying that the QuietOn 3 earbuds actually do excel with it comes to their noise-cancelling performance, and their ridiculously small size and fit is also something to be commended also. Their minute size ensures you don’t have to worry about them falling out or being pushed into your ear when sleeping on your side.

QuietOn 3 Earbuds with a 5c coin for scale

The QuietOn 3 Earbuds with a 5c coin for scale

Functionality & ANC Quality

Now, these particular earbuds aren’t like your average pair as the The QuietOn Sleep Earbuds don’t have any Bluetooth or a separate app. You simply put them in your ears and their ANC capabilities work right away. They then block out a significant amount of external noise which, as you’d imagine, helps you get to sleep, if you’re a light sleeper in a noisy environment. The sound blocking is amazing, and blocks out road noise and any significant external sounds sources like the nearby construction site that kicks into gear each morning at 7am!

QuietOn 3 earbuds & charging case

QuietOn 3 earbuds & charging case

Given that these earbuds come with foam eartips to ensure a better noise cancelling seal, I recommend that you should wait around 30 seconds for the earbuds to “expand” into your ears and create the seal. Quieton offer a great guide on how to get them installed properly.

Battery Life

I was also extremely impressed by the battery life, I was able to get around 25 hours from these on a single charge. Thankfully, the charging case is USB-C, so you get also get fast charge, which is great in an emergency. I found charging took around an hour and I get around 28h battery life. The case is small and light and can top up the earbuds 3 additional times, bringing the overall battery life to a staggering 112 hours.

As you’d imagine, the QuietOn 3 earbuds are a lot smaller than earbuds that play music, as they lack drivers etc. They fit right inside my ear and allow me to sleep on my side without any discomfort. You will have to play around with the eartips as you need the best fit to get the most of the noise cancellation.

The QuietOn 3 switches on automatically when taken out of the charging case, so there are no buttons needed. There is no battery indicator but given their incredibly long batter life, you don’t have to worry too much about them running out of charge for the first few uses anyway.


Overall, if you are disturbed by sounds in the night, the QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds are a great choice.

Pricing & Availability

The QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds are available now for €239.00 from 

QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbud

QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds packaging and contents

REVIEW: QuietOn 3 Sleep Earbuds
  • Functionality & ANC
  • Battery Life


The QuietOn 3 earbuds are the perfect sleeping accessory for anyone that needs that extra level of silence when sleeping and their tiny form factor means they won’t get in the way of a good night sleep either.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.