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Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones

Current Price $249.00
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WORLD-CLASS NOISE CANCELLING

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AWARE MODE

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HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO

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ADJUSTABLE EQ

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NOISE-REJECTING MIC SYSTEM

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LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT

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RELIABLE BLUETOOTH® CONNECTIVITY

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24 HOURS*

Overview

INTRODUCING

MIDNIGHT BLUE AND ECLIPSE GRAY

Two new limited-edition colors, Midnight Blue and Eclipse Gray, join classic Black and White Smoke. Emblazoned with brushed bronze logos, these new colorways are as striking as their sound.

Get them before they’re gone.

Iconic quiet, comfort, and sound.

That’s the power of Bose QuietComfort® headphones: a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling, audio performance, and comfort. Add in Adjustable EQ so you can tune your music to your liking, and it’s love at first listen.

What others are saying

PCMag Editors’ Choice award badge

“Simply put, this is the best active noise cancellation you can find in over-ear headphones.”

– September 2021

Tom’s Guide Editor’s Choice award badge for Bose QuietComfort 45, October 2021

“Elite active noise cancellation, refined sound signature, increased battery life, and fantastic comfort and connectivity.”

– October 2021

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WORLD-CLASS NOISE CANCELLING

Feels magical. But it’s not magic.

It’s our Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ technology. The product of more than 50 years of research, it cancels outside noise using an opposite signal, resulting in more quiet and more of your music. You can choose from Quiet Mode for full noise cancelling or Aware Mode to let in some of your surroundings when needed.

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For the best experience, wear quality headphones and make sure your volume is at a comfortable listening level.

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AWARE MODE

More music. And awareness.

Aware Mode brings in the outside world when you need to be aware of your surroundings, letting you hear your music and your environment at a balanced volume.

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HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO + ADJUSTABLE EQ

Your music, the way you like it.

We engineered QuietComfort® 45 headphones with exclusive Bose technologies like TriPort acoustic architecture to produce everything in high fidelity. Meanwhile, Adjustable EQ allows you to tune your music to exactly how you like it by adjusting the bass, mid-range, and treble.

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NOISE-REJECTING MIC SYSTEM

Clear conversations — indoors and out.

With four external microphone, these headphones isolate and focus on your voice, while a noise-rejecting algorithm filters out environmental sounds for clear conversations, even in windy, noisy conditions.

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LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT

Comfort in the details

An incredible listening experience demands a level of comfort to match. With QC45’s smooth pleatless ear cushions, luxuriously plush synthetic leather, and minimal clamping force, you’ll almost forget you’re wearing them — even after hours of listening.

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Impact resistant
Glass-filled nylon reinforces the headband to protect against falls and maintain its shape.

Custom cast metal
Each pivot point is built with a cast-metal hinge, so they’ll stay strong and durable.

Luxuriously plush
Synthetic leather on the earcup cushions and top of the headband ensures all-day comfort.

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RELIABLE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY

Wireless freedom for mulitple devices

Bluetooth 5.1 provides a strong, consistent connection up to 30 feet. Connect to two devices at once and seamlessly switch between them.

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24 HOURS*

Listen longer

QuietComfort® 45 headphones give you 24 hours* on a single charge, enough to keep going on even the longest red-eye flight. They recharge fully in just 2.5 hours, and a 15-minute charge will give you up to 3 hours of use. For even longer play time, plug in the included audio cable to use in wired mode.

* Battery testing was conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and in continuous audio playback at 50% volume. Battery runtime is based on a typical use and may vary based on usage.

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Built for all-day listening

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Bose Music app

Guided setup makes it easy to get started and introduces you to everything QuietComfort® 45 headphones have to offer.

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Info in an instant

Press and hold the multi-function button to access your phone’s voice assistant. Learn more

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SimpleSync™

With Bose SimpleSync™ technology, you can pair your QC45 headphones with select Bose speakers and soundbars for a personalized listening experience. Learn more

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QuietComfort® 45 headphones or Bose Headphones 700?

See how they’re different.

QuietComfort® 45 headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Noise cancelling
Quiet & Aware Modes

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Buttons

Battery life
24 hours

Voice control
Native voice assistant

Adjustable EQ

Spotify Tap playback

Noise cancelling
Adjustable (11 levels)

Controls
Capacitive touch & buttons

Battery life
Up to 20 hours

Voice control*
Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant built in; native voice assistant

Adjustable EQ

Spotify Tap playback

*Voice services (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant) may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries.

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Specs

What’s in the box

  • QuietComfort® 45 headphones
  • Carry case
  • 12" USB-C charging cable
  • 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm audio cable
Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, audio cable, USB-C changing cable, and carry case

  • Headphones:7.25" H x 6" W x 3" D (8.5 oz)
  • Carrying case:8.3" H x 5.7" W x 2" D (6.64 oz)

  • Bluetooth range: up to 30 ft (9 m)
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1

  • Battery life: Up to 24 hours*
  • Battery charging time: Up to 2.5 hours
  • Quick 15-minute charge: For up to 3 hours
  • Battery charge method: USB-C

* Battery testing was conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and in continuous audio playback at 50% volume. Battery runtime is based on a typical use and may vary based on usage.

  • Microphone array for voice pick-up built-in

  • Black
  • White Smoke

  • Bose Music app
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose QC45 Wireless noise-cancelling headphones I have owned several headphones. I'm not fond of the in-ear kind; even the smallest earpiece tends to hurt after an hour. I have two sets of noise-attenuating aviation headsets which I can wear for a couple of hours. These BOSE QC45 headphones are quieter and more comfortable than any, and the music and voice quality is better than any I have used before. They are more expensive than the cheap ones, but they are a better value, especially if you get them on sale.
Date published: 2022-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, clear, reliable, simple Purchased three weeks ago. Have spent hours walking along busy streets, riding in trains. Great sound and great noise cancelling function. Very easy to use across multiple devices. I used the wired QC Bose headphones for years. They always worked well ... but the ease and control afforded by these Bluetooth headphones is just so much better. Highly recommend.
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FAQs

What is the difference between Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones and Bose Headphones 700?

While both provide world-class noise cancelling, high-quality audio performance and a comfortable fit, there are a few key differences. QuietComfort® 45 headphones have 2 modes of noise cancellation — Quiet Mode and Aware Mode. Bose Headphones 700 offer more customization, with 11 levels of noise cancelling. Bose Headphones 700 also offer the convenience of capacitive touch controls and hands-free access to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and your phone’s native voice assistant, like Siri. For battery life, you’ll enjoy 24 hours with QuietComfort® 45 headphones and up to 20 hours with Bose Headphones 700.

What is TriPort acoustic headphone structure?

Proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure utilizes external ports to vent the earcups and effectively enlarge the acoustic volume, without increasing the size of the earcup. The result is better audio and active noise reduction from a smaller, lighter, more comfortable headphone. 

How is the total noise cancellation in Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones achieved?

Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones utilize both active and passive noise reduction technologies. They use a sophisticated proprietary electronics approach for active noise reduction, placing microphones both inside and outside the earcups. The electronics system senses the sound in almost any environment and then measures, compares, and reacts — instant by instant — to produce an opposing cancellation signal. Meanwhile, passive noise reduction is achieved by the combination of earcup fit, design, and clamping force of the headband.

What is Aware Mode?

Aware Mode turns on the external microphones of QuietComfort® 45 headphones and feeds ambient sounds into the headphones, enabling awareness of the sounds in the environment, such as cars and emergency vehicles, while still enjoying audio content. 

How comfortable are Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones?

These headphones were designed to maximize all the features that contribute to comfort, especially when you’re using the headphones for extended periods of time. All materials have been selected for their comfort and lightweight properties. Protein leather is used for its comfort, durability, and acoustical properties. The earcups rotate easily for a uniform, comfortable seal. And most importantly, stability is achieved with minimal clamping force, allowing for hours of comfortable wear. 

Can Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones take calls?

Yes. Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones have an adaptive microphone system that allows you to use the headphones during calls when connected to any smartphone. In addition to traditional calls, the headphones will work with many apps that use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), such as Zoom or FaceTime. The microphone system adapts to your environment to isolate your voice from competing background noises and wind so that you can confidently take a call or speak to your voice assistant anywhere you go — knowing you will be heard clearly and naturally. 

How do I pair Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones with my mobile device?

First, make sure your headphones are turned on with the slider switch in the middle “On” position. Next, slide and hold the switch to the Bluetooth icon until the Bluetooth LED flashes blue or when the voice prompt indicates the headphones have entered into pairing mode. Please note, if this is your first time connecting the headphones, they will automatically turn on into pairing mode. Voice prompts will provide you with additional guidance. We recommend using the Bose Music app to complete the pairing process, however, Bluetooth settings on your device can be used to complete pairing.

Can Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones be simultaneously connected to two mobile devices?

Yes. Multi-point technology allows Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones to maintain a connection to two devices at the same time — for example, an iPad and a smartphone. So while you’re watching video on the connected iPad, the headphones will automatically pause the video to answer a call from the connected smartphone. When the call is finished, the headphones switch back to the video on the iPad. 

What is the range of Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones?

Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones have a range of up to 30 ft (9 meters) from the source device. This range may be reduced by physical obstructions, such as walls and doors, or by interference from other electronic devices. Pops or a cracking noise may be heard if there’s interference with the Bluetooth connection. If that happens, move away from wireless routers or microwaves and bring your headphones closer to the Bluetooth device.

How do I charge Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones?

The headphones can be charged using the USB-C cable supplied in the box and plugging into a USB port on a PC, laptop, or wall charger. Allow up to 2 hours for the headphones to fully charge. The battery light indicator will show an amber light while the headphones are charging and turn green when fully charged. When you don’t have time for a full charge, the fast-charge feature provides up to 3 hours of play time from a quick, 15-minute charge.

How long will the battery stay charged?

Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones use a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides 24 hours of audio playback with noise cancelling turned on.

Can you listen to music when the battery runs down?

Yes, you can continue to listen to your source even if the battery power is depleted. Without power, the headphones operate in a passive mode and neither active noise cancellation nor Active EQ is able to function.

Can I charge Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones from my PC/laptop?

Yes. Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones come with a USB-C cable that allows the headphones to be charged from your PC or laptop. Please note that the PC or laptop must be on and awake in order to charge over USB.

Can I change equalizer settings on my Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones?

Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones also give you two options when it comes to audio EQ. Do nothing and the bass, midrange, and treble of whatever you’re listening to will be adjusted automatically to make it sound great. Or choose Equalizer in the settings of the Bose Music app to change the audio levels yourself to however you like them best. Either way, you’ll enjoy immersive sound at any volume.

What are the buttons for on the back of the right earcup?

The larger middle button on the right earcup is the multi-function button. It initiates play/pause and other track controls for videos and music, answers and ends calls, and also provides access to your phone’s default virtual assistant, like Siri. The buttons on either side of the multi-function button are volume +/- buttons. They allow you to easily adjust volume in an intuitive up/down vertical orientation. 

What are the buttons for on the back of the left earcup?

On the left earcup there is a single Action button. This toggles between Quiet Mode (noise cancelling) and Aware Mode. 

How do I use my phone’s native virtual assistant?

Using the Multi-function button on the back of the right earcup, QuietComfort® 45 headphones give you access to your phone’s default virtual assistant, like Siri.

Can Bose QuietComfort® 45 headphones be used for gaming?

No. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronized. 

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