Bose QuietComfort 45

ANC, 22 h, Wireless, Cable
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You can already feel it when you put on the headphones. The soft cushions gently enclose your ears. As soon as you switch on the headphones, the world fades into the background and the music begins.
The original is back - noise-cancelling headphones with first-class noise reduction (and Aware mode), maximum wearing comfort thanks to incredibly lightweight materials and exclusive acoustic technology for powerful, crystal-clear sound. The perfect symbiosis of noise reduction, wearing comfort and top sound. It all started with Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology, the result of over 50 years of research. Bose's world-class technology uses tiny microphones that continuously detect, measure and respond to ambient noise. The noise is then reduced with an appropriate counter signal - for less distraction and more music. The button on the left earcup lets you choose between Quiet mode for complete noise reduction and Aware mode for ambient awareness.

Aware mode lets you sense your surroundings. Microphones pick up the sounds around you and the headphones reproduce them faithfully. So you can hear your music and your surroundings at the same time. So everything sounds - and feels - like you're not wearing headphones at all. Music, podcasts, and videos. That's your favorite content. That's why Bose designed the QC45 headphones with exclusive Bose technologies like TriPort sound architecture and volume-optimized Active EQ, so you can enjoy it all with crystal-clear sound. TriPort sound architecture increases the acoustic volume of the earcups for deeper, fuller sound - while maintaining the same dimensions. The result is smaller, lighter and even more comfortable headphones with better audio quality. Volume-optimized Active EQ also boosts highs and lows for balanced sound at any volume. With soft music, the bass remains even, and with loud music, the sound remains clear.

However, unique top-quality sound also requires the right level of comfort. Here too, the QuietComfort headphones impress with their focus on the smallest details. For example, smooth, wrinkle-free ear pads, soft leatherette and low contact pressure. You might almost forget you're wearing them at all - even after hours of listening to music. The speech capture of the QC45 headphones, which now feature a fourth external microphone, is second to none. The headphones isolate and highlight your voice, while a noise-cancellation algorithm filters out ambient noise. All of this happens in real time, so you can trust you'll be heard clearly even in windy, noisy environments. With up to 24 hours per charge, the QuietComfort 45 headphones have an even longer battery life than their predecessors. This means you can enjoy hours of quiet and listen to your favourite music, even on long-haul flights. They can be charged in just 2.5 hours via USB-C. A 15-minute quick charge allows for up to 2.5 hours of playback time. With the included audio cable, you can enjoy your music even longer.

Key specifications

Application range
Business
General
Lifestyle
Travel
Equipment + Functions
Microphones
Headphone type
Bluetooth headphones
Over ear headphones
Signal transmission
Cable
Wireless
Audio Connections
Jack 3.5mm (1x)
Noise suppression
ANC
Isolation
Closed
Item number
16544030

General information

Manufacturer
Category
Headphones
Manufacturer no.
866724-0200
Release date
9/1/2021
Sales rank in Category Headphones

Colour

Colour group
White
Exact colour description
Smoke White

Material

Specific material description
Synthetic leather

Application range

Headphone area of use
Business
General
Lifestyle
Travel

Headphone properties

Headphone output
Stereo
Noise suppression
ANC
Headphone features + functions
Microphones
Music control
touchpad remote control
Universal Bluetooth Remote
Peripheral signal transmission
Cable
Wireless
Compatible voice assistants
Alexa
Google Assistant

Headphone type

Headphone type
Bluetooth headphones
Over ear headphones
Fit
Headband
Isolation
Closed
Adjustability
Foldable

Connections

Audio Connections
Jack 3.5mm (1x)

Audio cable properties

Headphone cable length
0.3m
1.2m

Bluetooth features

Bluetooth version
5.1
Bluetooth feature
Multipoint
Max. range
9 m

Power supply

Power supply
Battery operated

Battery properties

Battery type
Li-ion
Battery life
22 h
Capacity
460 mAh
Charging time
2 h
Charging input
USB-C

Sustainability

Label
SBTi
Sustainability
Sustainable products and raw materials

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
Audio cable
Charging cable
Hardcase

Product dimensions

Height
18.40 cm
Width
15.24 cm
Depth
7.62 cm
Weight
240 g

Package dimensions

Length
23 cm
Width
15.70 cm
Height
6.60 cm
Weight
694 g

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30-day right of return if unused
Return policy

Reviews & Ratings

Overall ratingVery good82/100
Very good80/100Rank 3 out of 5
ImTest Logo
ImTest5 Over-In-Kopfhörer im TestReleaseMarch 2024

Modern over-ear headphones are good sound all-rounders. The Technics EAH-A800 won the test thanks to their long battery life, great sound and a powerful app. The solid Space One from Soundcore deliver a lot of headphones for little money.

This test report belongs to a different type: QuietComfort 45 (ANC, 22 h, Wireless, Cable)
Very good80/100
PC Welt Online Logo
PC Welt OnlineSingle testReleaseJune 2023
  • PositiveLight and comfortable
  • PositiveEffective noise suppression
  • PositiveSolid battery life
  • NegativeNo ANC setting
  • NegativeMissing intelligent functions
  • NegativeA lot of plastic

Although the QuietComfort 45 are good in many ways, especially in terms of comfort and noise cancellation, they lack many of the features we would expect from flagship headphones.