- Bose QuietComfort 45 brings better noise reduction and a more comfortable wearing than before.
- Bose has improved the microphone quality of its new headphones and extended battery life to 24 hours.
- QC 45 earphones are available for pre-order, priced at US$329, which is lower than the older generation.
Bose introduced the QuietComfort 45 headset, which is the successor to the famous and always-existing QuietComfort 35 II. The new Bose QC 45 has a similar appearance to their predecessors, this time Bose has improved audio quality, control, and yes, even comfort. Although Bose raised the bar through these improvements, it lowered the price; the Bose QuietComfort 45 retails for $329.
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QuietComfort 45 has two audio settings, quiet and perceptual mode. After enabling the silent mode, listeners can enjoy high-quality active noise cancellation (ANC) performance.Although we don’t know the noise reduction performance of the new headphones, we can refer to ANC chart of the old modelIt can be expected that the QC 45 will eliminate low-frequency sounds such as the rumbling of jet engines or the noise of train cars, making them at least one-fourth to one-fifth of the sound without headphones. Aware mode has the opposite effect, allowing listeners to listen to background noise without taking off their headphones. This is useful for hearing subway announcements or responding to train conductors.
As the name suggests, QuietComfort 45 aims to be a comfortable pair of headphones. Bose QC 35 II users support these headphones for comfort, so the new iteration should be no different. The company made slight modifications to the ear pads, which will reduce the number of gaps formed between the ear pads and the skull, thereby improving passive isolation and fit. As before, the headset can be folded flat and can be stored in the accompanying carrying case.
Seeing how much time has been spent in virtual meeting rooms in the past year or so, more and more companies are aware of the importance of microphone quality to headsets, and Bose is no exception. Bose QuietComfort 45 has an improved microphone system that actively eliminates distracting background noise, including less predictable noises such as the barking of roommates or the hum of coffee grinders.
Thanks to Bluetooth multipoint support, QuietComfort 45 is an excellent productivity headset. Listeners can connect to two devices at the same time to keep an eye on incoming calls while streaming the conference call. The headset uses Bluetooth 5.1 and has Bose SimpleSync, which can be easily paired with Bose Soundbars for private audio streaming.
The battery life is also longer, because Bose promises 24 hours of playback on a single charge. Modern smartphone users can be happy with USB-C instead of micro-USB charging input. It takes two hours to fully charge, but you can also charge the headset quickly: 15 minutes of charging can provide 180 minutes of playback time.
Bose QuietComfort 45 is now available for pre-order, priced at $329. Bose will start shipping on September 23.