Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

(8 customer reviews)


Brand Bose
Model Name QuietComfort 45-Headphones
Color Black
Form Factor Over Ear
Connectivity Technology Wireless, Bluetooth

  • NOISE CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES: The perfect balance of quiet, comfort, and sound. Bose uses tiny mics to measure, compare, and react to outside noise, cancelling it with opposite signals. Bluetooth range-up to 9 m (30 feet).
  • HIGH-FIDELITY AUDIO: The TriPort acoustic architecture offers depth and fullness. Volume-optimized Active EQ maintains balanced performance at any volume, so bass stays consistent when turned down and the music remains clear when turned up.
  • QUIET AND AWARE MODES: Choose Quiet Mode for full noise cancelling, or Aware Mode to bring the outside into the around ear headphones and hear your environment and your music at the same time.
  • UP TO 22 HOURS BATTERY LIFE: Enjoy 22 hours of battery life from a single charge. A quick 15-minute charge offers 3 hours when you’re on the go, or plug in the included audio cable to listen for even longer in wired mode.
  • PERSONALIZE YOUR AUDIO: Adjustable EQ allows you to set the bass, mid-range, and treble levels to your personal preferences or select one of several preset options.
  • BOSE SIMPLESYNC TECHNOLOGY: SimpleSync pairs your Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones with select Bose smart soundbars for a personal TV listening experience. Independent volume controls allow you to lower or mute your soundbar while keeping your headphones as loud as you like.Away from your phone. Press and hold the Bluetooth button on each device to sync their sound. Already got a group going. Link by pressing the Action button to connect at a moment’s notice. Includes 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm audio cable
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The first noise cancelling headphones are back, with quiet, lightweight materials, and proprietary technology for deep, clear sound and adjustable EQ so you can tune your music to your liking. Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones aren’t just an icon reborn – they’re the perfect balance of quiet, comfort, and sound. Plus, everything that made the first around ear headphones an icon is still here. Just refined. Like an updated design with smooth cushions and a clean look. Plush synthetic leather, impact-resistant glass-filled nylon, and cast-metal hinges were all selected for their comfort as well as their durability. Add in minimal clamping force, and you’ll almost forget you’re wearing Bluetooth wireless noise cancelling headphones. Enhanced Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ technology produces the true quiet needed to hear every detail of your music in high fidelity. Or, choose the new Aware Mode to hear your music and your environment together. TriPort acoustic architecture and Bose’s innovative Volume-optimized Active EQ add depth and clarity while maintaining balance at any volume. And lightweight materials such as synthetic leather and glass-filled nylon were meticulously selected for comfort and durability. The headphones offer 24 hours of play time*, charge via USB-C®, and feature six microphones for clearer calls. Bluetooth® 5.1 maintains a strong connection, and the Bose Music app guides you through setup, lets you personalize settings, and keeps your headphones’ software up to date.

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Weight 15.5 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 7.24 × 6 in
Product Dimensions

3 x 7.24 x 6 inches



Item model number



‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Date First Available

August 31, 2021

Charging Time

2.5 Hours

Item Weight

0.44 Kilograms, 15.5 ounces


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8 reviews for Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Black

  1. Scott Moser

    I realize the QC45s have some slight shortcomings in certain areas but their strengths are why I chose them. I have watched so many reviews on the top N/C headphones it irritates my wife, but here is what you can learn from my OCD (hopefully). First the competition and why I didn’t select these.Airpod Max – Cost, weight and the stupid, stupid, stupid case.Sony XM4/XM5 – Bulky and didn’t want gesture controls (just my preference).Bose NC700 – Didn’t like the style and band adjustment, didn’t fold up small enough and gesture control.There are other headphones in the consumer space but these are the big players and my top 3 reasons for picking QC45s were,1. Space, these fold up into a small case, big, big plus. My main use will be for travel and I wanted the smallest footprint for my carryon.2. Noise cancelling, I tried and compared these to Sony and the NC700 at an electronic shop in an airport and I thought these were the best. This was before the XM5s, from reviews they might have a slight advantage but not significant.3. Comfort, all the reviews said the weight, clamping force, cabin pressure, cavity size and breathability were the best of any of the N/C top picks. Smart move by Bose to have another iteration of the QC35s, the comfort is unrivaled.I will use these mostly for travel, I had QC15s I bought for a wedding anniversary for my wife and I when we were flying for a cruise. They served us well, even bought a Bluetooth adapter for them, still working great and gave them to a family couple. That was 10 years ago, so another anniversary seemed like a reasonable purchase. The other players have features that surpass the QC45s, better sound, more bass, more adjustments but none of these were that important to me. For me comfort was very high on the list and I just like physical buttons and the sound is very good so no complaints there.UpdateComfort – After almost 1 month I can confirm the comfort of these headphones. My wife’s sleep schedule is different than mine so I have been using these connected to our Apple TV while she is sleeping. 2 or more hours with no fatigue, pain or any discomfort at all. As I stated in my original review, comfort was probably my top priority and I am so happy with them.Noise Cancelling – I give the noise cancelling 5 out of 5, absolutely amazing and no hissing or cabin pressure. Adjustable NC just isn’t that important to me, I just want it on or off. In this case it would be ambient, it would be nice to have the option to just turn NC off. Hoping a firmware will be coming to give that option but not a big deal.Sound – EQ’d the sound in the app and I am very happy with how they sound. I’m not a bass junkie or a audiophile but I like upper scale speakers (2 Sonos 5s in my living room for example) and these headphones do not disappoint.Battery – I haven’t measured the actual time but the claimed 24 hours seems pretty close and that is more than adequate.2nd UpdateMy adult daughter flew home for Christmas and she had replaced her Bose QC 25s that had stopped working with the Sony XM4s. So I got to spend some time with the XM4s, played with the app, listened to music, tried the noise cancelling and wore them for a while to test the comfort. I was very impressed, not surprising given the reputation of the XM4s but my personal opinion is the sound was very comparable to my Bose QC45s. I didn’t A/B switch the headphones but I have been listening to the QC45s for a couple of months now so that gave a good reference point. Noise cancelling of the XM4s was excellent, I still think the Bose have the edge but only a very slight advantage, it was cool to have the ability to turn off NC and get better battery life and still wish the Bose had this feature (still holding out hope a firmware will come to give this) but it isn’t a big disappointment for me. The comfort was again excellent, the ear cushions were super supple and gave a great seal. The Sony app had a lot more options than the Bose, if your an app nerd you could geek out on it, if your not it could seem complicated, for me I wouldn’t spend time in it so it’s not a significant advantage but that’s me. As I said in my original review adjustable NC isn’t something I would use so that feature isn’t for me but the Sony’s have it if you would like it.Summary of the XM4s from my perspective is they are comparable to the Bose in many ways, comfort, sound, noise cancelling, case size and better in some aspects like the app and the ability to turn NC off. It comes down to personal preferences and I like physical buttons but wow if you like the features of the Sony they are a top of the line headphones and you would love them. I still would choose the Bose but it was fun playing with the Sony XM4s.3rd UpdateThere were some references to wind noise with the QC45s in comments and reviews because the 45s don’t have the ability to turn off NC (if I remember correctly). I was letting the dog out the other day and had my QC45s on and there was a mild wind. Yes you do get wind noise, so if you are going to use headphones outside consider this. I don’t see this being an issue for me, guess only when I let the dog out, yeah first world problem. I keep mentioning the firmware update that could fix this (and added battery when not needed) with some hopes that a Bose rep will take notice (might have a better chance of winning the lottery) but for now this is a narrow circumstantial issue. For me it’s the comfort that trumps the advantages that the competition has over the QC45s.

  2. TWM

    These are a 5 out of 5 for wearing comfort and the ability to fold down small and fit in a small case. They are also a 5 for being lightweight for an active, noise cancelling headphone. Battery life also seems to be 5.The noise cancellation is a 4.5. Nothing comes close to the Apple Airpods Max in this respect. I use a very loud vacuum cleaner and these Bose reduce the noise I hear quite well, but not nearly as hushed as the Apple.I’d give the sound quality a 4. It’s very good, and I’m comparing the sound not only to other wireless Bluetooth headphones, but also to the best TOTL headphones costing 20 times what these cost, such as the TOTL Stax electrostatics. Among active noise cancelling bluetooth phones, the PSB M4U 9 reign supreme in sound quality, but are not nearly as comfortable and are much heavier and less compact.In quiet environments you can hear that the active electronics of these produce a bit of audible hiss through the earphones. This is not annoying or even audible at reasonable listening levels, however, so I don’t downgrade the sound for that. The sound quality is natural enough to satisfy me, especially for the price, and I’m picky about sound quality. These have fine bass. The midbass is just a tad excessive. The midrange is fine, very natural sounding. The upper two octaves are a bit down in level, but that is preferable to bright and screechy which so many headphones are.

  3. Amazon Customer

    I’m a casual when it comes to sound. All I know is that when I put these on and enable noise cancellation, I forget where I’m even located. Further, the sound is great – it’s notable when you plug in using the audio input jack rather than Bluetooth. It’s a world of difference.With a USB-C charger port, it aligns very well with other Bose products and Android users as these will typically all be USB-C charging.If you’re Apple, stick with Apple products if you want quality of life, convenience factors.

  4. Geet

    I recently purchased the Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones in black, and overall, I’m quite impressed with their performance. The noise cancellation feature works exceptionally well, providing a truly immersive and peaceful listening experience. The sound quality is top-notch, delivering rich and clear audio across different genres of music and media.However, there is a minor drawback that I’ve encountered. Occasionally, the microphone doesn’t perform as well as expected during calls. While the headphones excel in delivering superb audio, the mic’s performance can be a bit inconsistent, leading to some issues during voice calls or virtual meetings.Despite this minor concern, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones still manage to stand out as a fantastic choice for those seeking exceptional sound quality and noise cancellation capabilities. They’re perfect for enjoying your favorite tunes or diving into your media without distractions, making them a worthy investment for any audiophile or music enthusiast.

  5. DrWatson

    I buy a lot of headphones, but this is my favorite pair. First, and most important, the sound is crisp, clear, and accurate. I also found the app used with the phones is easy to use. One complaint I have had with other head(or ear) phones, is the difficulty with Bluetooth connections–not with this headphone! The controls were easy and convenient, and the charge is long-lasting. I got a great price (prime day) and couldn’t be more satisfied with the purchase. There are, obviously, better headphones, but for the price they are better than all the others I’ve had.

  6. Shane O’Flaherty

    I am not a sound expert, but wanted some nice over ear noise cancelling headphones to use when taking naps in my loud chaotic house, when traveling, etc. I previously had a pair of Cowen E7’s and they were pretty decent for the price I thought, until I got these. These are super light, fold up to be very compact, super comfortable on your head and the sound is great. These are also very durable. My E7’s looked like a pair of $.010 garage sale headphones after about a year of daily use, the leather on the ears was flaking off, the plastic on the outside was all scratched up, one of the buttons on the side collapsed into the headphones never to be seen again. I have been using the Bose for about 6 months daily, with the same handling and they are mint still. Was initially worried that they were too nice to buy for me because I am too hard on my things. These are a great all around purchase. Very expensive though. You get what you pay for

  7. John Locke

    First of all, these are great headphones, likely the best there is IMO. I particularly like how they fold up to fit in small spaces, like luggage. However, these QC45s are not as good as the QC35 in the past. They look identical, except the QC45 has L and R printed on the insider of each earmuff. The problems are the battery doesn’t last as long, and it takes twice as long (11 sec vs. 5 sec) to boot up and connect to your device. The noise cancelling is excellent, matching the QC35 performance. Sony is known for good noise cancelling, the QC45 excels with that. Would I buy them again? Yes, but I’d recommend to buy the QC35 model if you can find them. It’s better. This is a case where Bose failed to improve the newest model, reducing the performance for boot time and battery life. Go figure.

  8. Jonathan

    I’ve never been a huge fan of over the ear headphones, they always just felt clunky and the sound wasn’t really any better than my earbuds, but these are the tiddies. I love them. Noise cancelling is really good, but I can still hear some stuff. When music is going though I can tune out a busy cafe or airport or whatever with no problem. I can wear them comfortably for several hours and easily crush a 4+ hour study session and still have 90% battery left.

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