Bose has new wireless headphones called the QuietComfort 45. The new product is the direct successor to one of Bose’s most popular wireless headphones, the QuietComfort 35 II.
The design of the Bose QuietComfort 45 looks very similar to its predecessor. The construction still relies on plastic material, but that means it still weighs lightly at 238 grams. Also unchanged is the folding mechanism on the earcups, making them very easy to store and carry.
Bose did not explain in detail what was changed from the ANC system, but what is certain is that the Bose QuietComfort 45 is able to eliminate noise in the mid-range more effectively.
At this frequency, the most common sound is the sound of human chatter. This means that the new headphone is more reliable in places such as commuter trains, offices, and cafes. The intensity in the headphone cannot be changed as needed.
Bose QuietComfort 45 users can only choose between Quiet and Aware modes, which work the opposite way: Quiet will eliminate the sound around the user, while Aware will let outside noises in.
In addition to ANC performance, other improvements that the headphone brings include a more reliable mic, Bluetooth 5.1 with multipoint pairing support (can be connected to two devices at the same time), and a USB-C port for charging.
In a single charge, the Bose QuietComfort 45 is claimed to be able to last up to 24 hours of use. To fully charge the battery, the owner of Bose QuietComfort 45 need to set aside about two hours. But if you are in a hurry, charging for just 15 minutes can provide enough power for 3 hours of operation.
Price and Availability
The new headphone already made its debut in the United States but it is still currently in pre-order period. The Bose QuietComfort 45 retails for $329. There are two color options available, black and white smoke, all with a matte finish.