World-class noise cancellation, quieter than ever before. Breakthrough spatialized audio for immersive listening, no matter the content or source. Elevated design and luxe materials for unrivaled comfort. It’s everything music makes you feel taken to new highs. Bose Immersive Audio pushes the boundary of what it means to listen by taking what you’re hearing out of your head and placing it in front of you. It sounds so real it’s almost like you could reach out and touch it.
Breakthrough Bose Immersive Audio
World-class noise cancellation
Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
Sound tailored to you
Unrivaled comfort
Plays up to 24 hours¹
Modes for any musical mood
Amazingly clear calls
Customize with Bose App

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

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World-class noise cancellation, quieter than ever before. Breakthrough spatialized audio for immersive listening, no matter the content or source. Elevated design and luxe materials for unrivaled comfort. It’s everything music makes you feel taken to new highs. Bose Immersive Audio pushes the boundary of what it means to listen by taking what you’re hearing out of your head and placing it in front of you. It sounds so real it’s almost like you could reach out and touch it.
Breakthrough Bose Immersive Audio
World-class noise cancellation
Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
Sound tailored to you
Unrivaled comfort
Plays up to 24 hours¹
Modes for any musical mood
Amazingly clear calls
Customize with Bose App
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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
color Sandstone
$429.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
  • Carry case
  • 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm audio cable
  • USB-C® (A to C) cable (20")
  • Safety sheet
Headphone Fit Around Ear Circumaural
Headband On Head Adjustable
Cushions Removable Cushion
Microphones Built-in Microphone
Noise Cancelling Yes
Noise Control Type Active Noise Cancelling, Echo Reduction, Adjustable Noise Cancelling
Audio cable included Yes
Case Carry
Headphone 7.7" H x 5.5" W x 2.0" D (0.56 lb)
Product Material Plastic, Aluminum, Leather (Protein)
Product Case Material Plastic (Hard)
Ear Cushion Material Protein Leather
Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 24 hours
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Charging Accessory included Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB C PORT
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth, A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming, HFP Bluetooth, AVRCP Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Version 5.3
Bluetooth Range 30'
Bose App Bose Music App

Bose QuietComfort Headphones are the successors to QuietComfort 45 Headphones. They deliver high-fidelity audio performance and world-class noise cancellation that allow you to hear more of your music and movies — while traveling, at the office, or at home.

QuietComfort Ultra Headphones offer our most premium design and our most advanced technologies, for the best Bose listening experience in a headphone. With QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, you will enjoy our best headphone noise cancellation, audio quality personalized with CustomTune, and voice pickup, among other premium features.

Immersive Audio allows you to hear audio as if it were coming from beyond your QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, thereby allowing for a more spacious, natural listening experience. Your music and other audio will have a wide sound stage in front and to the sides, just as if you were listening to a pair of stereo speakers and seated at the sweet spot between them.

Bose CustomTune technology is a proprietary Bose technology that optimizes the audio playback you hear based on the unique physical properties of your ear and ear canal. It works by playing a specially designed calibration tone as the welcome chime each time you power on the headphones while wearing them. It then measures how the shape of your ear uniquely modifies that sound. The headphones use that information to adjust their sound to your ears, creating a more balanced, authentic audio experience.

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.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra 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.

QuietComfort Ultra Headphones have three controls on the right earcup: a Bluetooth/power button at the bottom, a multi-function button in the back, and a capacitive volume strip along the edge. Additionally, the headphones are equipped with on-head/off-head detection, which is another way to control the product.

• The Bluetooth/power button is used to power the headphones on/off, put the headphones in pairing mode, cycle through paired devices, and more.

• The multi-function button supports audio playback (e.g., play/pause/skip), telephony (e.g., answer/decline calls), mode switching (e.g., Quiet, Aware, Immersion), and more.

• Swiping along the volume strip changes volume, and pressing and holding on it activates a user-configurable shortcut.

• Putting the headphones on and taking them off controls wake/sleep/auto-off and resume/pause. Auto-off can be customized in the Bose Music app.

Listening modes are collections of headphones settings that you can name and access with a single action. You can combine the following settings in a mode:

• Noise cancellation level

• Wind Block on/off

• ActiveSense on/off (applicable only in Aware mode)

• Immersive Audio setting

Three modes are provided by default:

• Quiet: noise cancellation set to maximum; all other settings off

• Aware: noise cancellation set to Aware; all other settings off

• Immersion: noise cancellation set to maximum; Immersive Audio set to Motion

With the Bose Music app, you can create your own custom modes as well as switch between modes.

ActiveSense listens for very loud outside sounds and selectively applies noise cancellation briefly during those sounds. This way, you can remain aware of your surroundings without having your music drowned out by interruptions like passing vehicles and loud appliance motor noises such as a coffee grinder or blender. ActiveSense can be enabled and disabled in the Aware mode setting.

Wind Block is a setting you can use when your environment is windy. Wind Block mutes the microphones on the outside of the earcups used for noise cancellation so that gusts of wind do not cause system responses that become noise disturbances in themselves. Note that the exterior microphones used for voice pickup are not muted, so if you’re on a call, the person on the other end will still hear the wind.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra 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.

Yes. QuietComfort Ultra 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 Teams, 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, knowing you will be heard clearly and naturally. In addition, self-voice allows you to hear yourself naturally, as if you weren’t wearing headphones at all, so you can monitor the volume of your voice and minimize the effects of speaking while wearing headphones.

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.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra 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.

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.

No. QuietComfort Ultra Headphones feature proprietary Bose active EQ to provide incredible, life-like sound, in conjunction with a personalized listening experience enabled by CustomTune technology. To enable this, the headphones must be powered on during use, including when using the auxiliary audio cable.

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
The Best: WIRED recommends 2023

“These headphones offer the most silence, and some of the best features, we’ve ever heard.”

Sound just got real

These spatial audio headphones with Bose Immersive Audio push the boundary of what it means to listen. For you it means music that sounds realer than ever before.

Welcome to the acoustic sweet spot

What you’re hearing is placed just in front of you, so it seems like you aren’t listening with headphones at all.

Mind-bending natural sound

It’s a ground-breaking experience with sound so real you’ll almost try to reach out and touch it.

Man wearing Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones Limited Edition

Surrender to the feel

Dive into multi-sensory experiences with audio and visual demos, stories, and more.

World-class quiet. Better than ever.

A mode for your musical mood

Quiet Mode

Highs hit harder and bass drops the deepest with the quietest quiet of any Bose over-ear headphone yet.

Aware mode

Want the best of both worlds? Hear your music and surroundings with full transparency.

Immersion Mode

Combine full noise cancellation and Bose Immersive Audio to listen like never before. It’s the realest sound you can get.

The sound is all you

CustomTune technology auto-adjusts the sound performance to your ears’ liking. So everything hits just as it should.

TAILORED SOUND IN THREE STEPS:

1. They analyse the unique shape of your ears

2. They adapt to any distortion

3. They personalise to always give you the best sound quality

QuietComfortUltra Headphones Limited Edition

Elevated design

Modern, sleek, sophisticated.

Luxe materials. Max comfort.

It’s like a soft hug for your ears that fits like no other headphones.

Bose Music app

Personalise almost everything to your liking in the app with Adjustable EQ, custom modes, and a shortcut you access right on the headphones.

Long battery life

Go ahead, press play on even your longest marathon playlist with up to 24 hours of battery life (up to 18 hours with Immersive Audio).

Amazingly clear calls

Hear and be heard clearly on calls with a revolutionary mic system.

¹Testing conducted by Bose in June 2023 using production-representative Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones and a variety of music tracks using A2DP Bluetooth audio streaming at RSSI signal strength of 75dBm. Volume set to playback loudness of 75dB, 3-band EQ set, to zero in Quiet Mode (full noise cancellation). With Immersive Audio off, playback time was up to 24 hours before battery depletion. With Immersive Audio on, playback time was up to 18 hours before battery depletion. Battery life varies based on settings and usage.

Features

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
  • Spatial audio headphones
    What you hear is placed just in front of you, so it’s like you’re listening without wearing headphones.
  • World-class noise cancellation
    Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
  • CustomTune tech shapes sound to you
    The headphones analyze your ears, adapt to the shape, and auto-adjust to personalize the sound so it all hits just right.
  • Go ahead, listen longer.
    The headphones play up to 24 hours on Quiet or Aware Mode (up to 18 hours with Immersive Audio).¹
  • No more “huh?” when you want to say “hello”
    Hear and be heard clearly on calls with a revolutionary mic system.

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Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous I bought these a month ago and the audio quality is so clean and crisp. It makes everything sound beautiful.
Date published: 2024-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific, 2nd Pair! I bought these a month ago and the quality is outstanding. In addition to listening to music, I use them on the plane to prevent my ears from plugging which is painful. Not sure why the delivery takes so long because most retailers send 2-day, not 7-day!
Date published: 2024-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound system. I love my headphones completely silent love the quality of the sound long lasting battery life.
Date published: 2024-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I've been waiting to get a headphone that is not only comfortable but has great audio. I'm so glad I waited and got these because they're so comfortable and love using it. Music sounds so clear!
Date published: 2024-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's Best, Then There's Best of the Best I bought these headphones after visiting a national big box retailer. So I listened to which about to the what I thought were the best 3. I decided on the Ultra after reading reviews and in store testing. One week later I was off from DFW to Brazil via Miami. My first use was while an infant was uncomfortable on the aircraft. Let me just say that these are THE BEST since the invention of the wheel! When Ultra Bose says cancel, they mean it. These headphones are simply awesome!
Date published: 2024-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersion proof I really do love these headphones. Although I’m not a fan of how they power off, the sound is exquisite.
Date published: 2024-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort says it all Before I bought these, I had a competitor's headphones. I couldn't wear them for more than half an hour before my ears would start to hurt, and they were heavy and clunky. After spending so much on them, I was reluctant to buy another set of expensive headphones, but I need headphones for my classes, both to hear videos and to block our the noises from my family. I finally bit the bullet and forked out for the Quiet Comfort Ultra. First - the different modes are amazing. Aware mode is wild, because it's almost like sounds are channelled into the headphones for you. Quiet mode makes the rest of the world completely disappear, and combined with some ambient music has helped me focus on my post-grad homework for hours. I just wish there was an easier way to switch between modes than opening the app and navigating to the page for modes. A mode button or shortcut on the headphones would be helpful. And COMFORTABLE! I have worn these all day (8+ hours) for five days straight attending a virtual conference, and my ears are not even a little sore. The ear cups are large enough to completely circle my ears, so they aren't squashed painfully against my glasses. The battery life is shorter than some, but it's plenty unless you literally sleep with them in or something. The app leaves something to be desired, because I have to delete the widget and reapply it every time the headphones are turned off, but that is more an inconvenience than a real complaint. TL:DR these are the most comfortable headphones I've ever put on my head and the ANC is wildly good.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose is still the top dog for great Quality The frequency response and overall sound quality Truly the best . After 40 years of being a Bose customer I still say they are the best Sound comfort and quality is the best at any price. Don't believe the hype from other manufacturers with their paid reviews, Just go for it you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for music I love the headphones, it is great for stereo listening. I still like my Bose 700 for TV. But for music, WC ultra is excellent.
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Star Product Amazing Sound and Noise Cancellation. Comfortable Fit. Great Design. Everything I wanted in a pair of over the ear headphones.
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy use I bough a month ago this has goog sound and beautiful designs.
Date published: 2024-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny Great headphones, love the Bose clarity, comfort and noise cancelation. These beat every other brand out there.
Date published: 2024-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Excelent sound, Excelent confort, decent battery. Made me buy a pair of bose clip on
Date published: 2024-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Received these for a gift and I love them. Sounds fantastic and so comfortable.
Date published: 2024-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these headphones Love these Headphones. Love the fit and the different modes of audio
Date published: 2024-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Few weeks ago I love it Bose is a great product I have other Bose products in my house
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST GREAT Upgraded from QC 45s. I just love the noise canceling ability of these. Only problem is my Samsung S24 only uses AAC with these.
Date published: 2024-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compre uno nuevo hace un mes y lo recomiendo es muy bueno su sonido espectacular y la calidad asombra lo recomiendo 👌
Date published: 2024-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous sound and comfort. Love the extra feature A month later and these headphones are incredible, they are a comfort to wear and cannot fault them.
Date published: 2024-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best headphones The best headphones I've ever had! Got these as a graduation gift to myself to help against the loudness of stores and nyc in general, and I feel so much calmer with these. Plus the music sounds so incredible it's just blows my mind away all the time!
Date published: 2024-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QUALITY product Amazing sound and incredible noise cancelling!! I couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2024-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound excellent Very comfortable to wear. The noise cancelling and spatial audio make these worth the price, way to go BOSE!
Date published: 2024-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Great sound the best head phones I've ever used 👌
Date published: 2024-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! My headphones are totally awesome. The sound is incredible. Comfort is unbelievable. Thank you for such a quality set of headphones. Thank you.
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bose quietcomfort ultra I really liked this specially for the noice canceling and comfort but I would like for bose to implement a power of button for the noice cancelation and a set number for when you change the volume in the headphones that combined with the addition of more codecs would make this the perfect headphones
Date published: 2024-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL!!! Just purchased these headphones from Bose. Shipping was fantastic and the headphones are AMAZING. If you have not ever experienced noise canceling products, you deserve it to yourself to give these headphones a try. What have you got to lose? If you don't experience a remarkable product you can return them. But I bet you won't.
Date published: 2024-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best features Absolutely the best headphones I ever had. I have had lots of them
Date published: 2024-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands Down The Best Highly skeptical, nothing works, as I live with legit medical needs. These are superior by far to any other product; Bose or competitor. The sound deadening is pretty good; again superb to any thing else. They are comfortable which is important. For a comparison, I also have the Bose ear buds. Comfort and Battery trade off. I rotate between both types frequently for both reasons.
Date published: 2024-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hooah These headphones are the bomb, I think I'm in love again, hooah!!
Date published: 2024-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and Quiet Noise canceling has been fantastic and they are overall the most comfortable headphones I've had in awhile. A bit of a learning curve figuring them out, but in pretty sure that's a me thing.
Date published: 2024-05-01
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