Headphones are more important than ever and having a great pair will make your life a lot easier. Whether it’s trying to concentrate on an important video call meeting while working from home or trying to get some personal headspace while out and about, the new Bose QueitComfort45 are perfect for the job and here’s why.
The QC45 builds on the already excellent QC35 II bringing improved noise cancelling, upgraded sound quality, a supremely comfortable design and more. Let’s dive in and see why they should be your next pair of headphones.
Bose is the brand that springs to mind when you think of noise cancelling. It all started with the original QuietComfort headphones and the QC45’s Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology is the result of more than 50 years of research.
This best-in-class noise cancelling uses an array of microphones to listen to the sound happening around you, then using enhanced signal processing, an inverted signal into your ears to cancel the noise out leaving you with a blissful sanctuary no matter if there are kids making a racket in the next room or you’re sat in a busy coffee shop trying to concentrate.
Top-notch noise cancelling also means hear your music, podcast or phone call a lot clearer.
Furthermore, Bose has added a new Aware Mode to the QC45 so at the touch of a button you can allow sound from around you to be heard meaning you don’t need to take the headphones off to have a conversation or hear an important announcement.
Bose is also a leader in audio performance and the QC45 do not disappoint with a range of exclusive audio technologies bringing your music or other content to your ears the way it should be heard.
For starters, the proprietary TriPort acoustic architecture adds vents to add depth and fullness to the sound and without making the headphones any bigger. And Active EQ technology boosting low or high frequencies keeping things balanced no matter what volume you are listening at.
You won’t lose bass at quiet levels and music remains crystal clear even if you’re pumping it like a house party.
The built-in microphones – now totaling six – are also used for voice calls and using improved voice pickup technology can focus on what you’re saying better than ever. Plus, a noise-rejecting algorithm means whatever is going on around you doesn’t get in the way of the conversation.
Iconic comfortable design
Existing Bose fans and new users alike will be bowled over by the design of the QC45, keeping the iconic look from over the years which is timeless and maintaining an otherworldly level of comfort.
No detail is too small for Bose so the QC45 have an impact resistant glass-filled nylon headband and custom cast-metal hinges for strength and durability. The headphones are also incredibly light at a miraculous 240g and the synthetic leather cushions are plusher than ever.
You’ll barely notice you’re wearing them and when you take them off, they neatly fold down into the included carry case.
There’s no faffing about with unnecessary touch controls that don’t work in the rain here, so a selection of reliable and easy-to-use buttons allow you to switch ANC modes, adjust volume, control playback and more.
Wireless headphones are great unless they run out of battery halfway through your day, but that won’t happen with the QC45. With even more play time that the last model, you can go for 24 hours straight before needing to charge meaning you could even take multiple flights without running out of juice.
And even if you do find yourself running on fumes, a 15-minute charge using the new USB-C port will give you three hours of play time. Need to extend the battery life? Just plug in the included 3.5mm headphone cable for even longer listening.
This also means you can use the headphones with devices that don’t have Bluetooth, whether it’s an old airplane or stereo system, the QC45 are more versatile than rivals.
Smarter than smart
Even if you’re new to wireless headphones, the Bose QC45 are supremely easy to use. As well as the physical buttons, the Bose Music app will guide you through initial setup and then can be used for things like controlling the noise cancelling setting and managing Bluetooth connections.
You can pair two devices at once, seamlessly switch between them and the QC45 now have SimpleSync technology. It means you can pair the headphones with selected Bose speakers and soundbars for wireless personal listening so that action film you’ve been waiting to see doesn’t wake the kids up.
The Bose QC45 are available now for £319.95 in two colours: Black or White Smoke.
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