Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

New Products

Bose QuietComfort 45: When and What You Need to Know

Do you fly a lot? Desire a pair of premium noise cancelling headphones for those long trips? The Bose QuietComfort 45 are almost here.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones White on Woman Lifestyle

New headphones from Bose create a lot of consumer buzz; which is a fail on the part of the high-end industry because there are so many other alternatives from great brands like Sennheiser, Master & Dynamic, Sony, and 1More. The reality is that most consumers know Bose and that explains the interest surrounding the forthcoming Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones in Black and White
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones

Their award-winning QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones have been around for almost 5 years and they are the best-selling headphones in the category. Bar none.

Audiophiles love to bash Bose and we’re starting to wonder if that level of fervent hatred is based on anything real. Why do you hate Bose?

The Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones may not be our favorite based on sound quality alone (we give the nod to the Sony WH-1000XM4), but let’s give credit where credit is due.

Bose has done a fantastic job with the noise-cancelling aspect and need to be considered the leaders in this category.

Apple has also taken a sizable chunk of the market with its AirPods Max so Bose is no longer running away with the title.

But with the new Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones on the horizon with an official launch date of September 23rd in N. America — it felt like the perfect time to take a closer look.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones Black on Man Around Neck Lifestyle

They don’t look very different from the previous model — but you will notice that that the ear cups are not the same. There are vents designed into them to improve the soundstage width and depth when listening.

The Bose QuietComfort 45 feature synthetic leather on the cups and headband for a more comfortable wear, while glass-filled nylon reinforces the headband to protect against falls from your head or hands while running through the airport and to help maintain the shape.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphone Black Touch Controls Ear Cup

Bose claim that the new QuietComfort 45 headphones are good for 24 hours of use before needing a recharge, a full one of which will take two-and-a-half-hours.

A quick 15-minute charge will give you two-and-a-half hours of playback. They can also connect to two devices at once, so you can switch from listening to music on your tablet to taking a handsfree call on your phone.

Bose has earned the right to claim that the QuietComfort Series are the “most popular headphone for frequent flyers” and they have maintained the foldable design that fits nicely inside your bag.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones White in Carrying Case

The brand has rejected fancy colors over the years so it’s either Black or Smoke White still.

Listeners will be able to fine tune the tonal balance to their liking using Bose’s Active EQ app and battery life has gone from 20 hours to 24 hours with the new model.

Phone call clarity has also been improved with a new “beam form array” that helps with external noise rejection.

We plan on reviewing a pair in September. Stay tuned to see how they compare to the Sony and Apple AirPods Max.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Bose QuietComfort 45 will run $329 at Bose.com (USD) or $449 at Bose.ca (CAN) in black or white smoke.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Over-Ear Headphones

Portable USB DACs are a new category that can take well regarded headphones from Meze Audio and Audeze to the next level when listening...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Music listeners are living in the golden age of Hi-Fi. The $1,595 Rotel A14MKII Integrated Amplifier is proof positive of that reality.

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

An amplifier that has flown under the radar for far too long. The Vincent SV-737 Integrated Amplifier is the real deal.

Reviews

$200 for a soundbar with Dolby Atmos? Does the Monoprice SB-300 Soundbar deliver the sonic goods or fall flat on its face?

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

$99 true wireless earbuds are worthy of consideration thanks to long battery life, app tuning and firmware upgradability.

Reviews

Looking for a serious taste of moving coil phono magic? The Sumiko Blue Point No.3 might be the affordable cartridge you need.

You May Also Like

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

Yet another pair of true wireless earbuds? The Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless Earbuds add ANC and other features for an additional $50.

New Products

The Bose Smart Soundbar 900 is their first model to feature Dolby Atmos and we suspect it's going to be very popular this Christmas.

News

A new feature of Snapdragon Sound Technology, Bluetooth aptX Lossless is designed to deliver CD quality 16-bit 44.1kHz lossless audio quality.

New Products

The Meze Audio ELITE flagship headphones have fallen from the sky which means Christmas has come early this year.

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.