If you’re looking for a new pair of noise-canceling headphones, you’re in luck, because Bose’s popular QuietComfort 45 ANC Headphones are now on sale at Amazon (opens in new tab)bringing the price down from just $249 to $329.
In our review of the QuietComfort 45 headphones, we gave them four stars, complementing their effective ANC, excellent battery life and comfortable build. Simply put, if you need ANC headphones, the Bose QC45 are a strong choice.
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The QC45 is the successor to the hugely popular QC 35 II in the long-established QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, which has made a name for itself over the years for its industry-leading active noise-cancelling technology combined with competitive sound and street noise . smart design. The QC45 happily carries on that legacy, and upgrades over its predecessor include a reinforced glass-filled nylon headband, Bluetooth 5.1 for multi-point pairing, and improved battery life (24 hours up from 20 hours).
As with previous Bose noise-cancelling headphones, the QuietComfort 45 is built with travel in mind; thanks to their double hinge, they can be folded and easily stored in the included carrying bag.
However, Bose’s brilliant noise-cancellation is again the main draw here. It works brilliantly in the case of the QC45, holding its own against some of its closest rivals, including the Sony WH-1000XM4 and WH-1000XM5.
The only downside is that there’s no room to adjust noise-cancelling levels, and there’s no ‘aware’ (otherwise known as ‘transparency’ or ‘ambient’) mode. If you want a more bespoke noise-cancelling experience where you can adjust the levels or an auto-pause feature that kicks in when you remove them, you might want to consider the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 instead.
Still, there’s plenty to like about the Bose QuietComfort 45. If you want a set of quality, travel-friendly wireless headphones that can block out the world, then this is a great buy. And for a third of the price, a real bargain too.