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Bose QuietComfort 45

Bose QuietComfort 45
alaScore 98

18 reviews

Dec, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 45. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The comfort and noise isolation also get good comments. There are some critical views about the price.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, portability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Bose QuietComfort 45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: More (and less) of a very good thing


Bose has updated its QuietComfort headphones with a bigger battery and Bluetooth 5.1, but are the QC 45's higher price and fewer features a deal-breaker?

“Bose's most popular headphones get a bigger battery, but drop some features.”

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Bose QuietComfort 45 Review


Best-in-class noise cancellation ; Sculpted audio with rich bass and crisp highs ; Exceptionally comfortable

ANC can’t be adjusted ; No EQ ; Sound signature isn't accurate for true audiophiles

Though the competition is stiffer than ever, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones continue to lead the industry with the best active noise cancellation you can buy.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones review


The Bose QuietComfort 45 offer simplicity, longevity and great audio

Comfortable, sturdy design ; Great audio quality ; Good ANC ; Excellent battery life

Expensive for non-flagship headphones ; Missing a few features

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Dagobiet Morales Alfaro (

Bose QuietComfort 45/QC45 Wireless Review


The Bose QuietComfort 45/QC45 Wireless are the next generation of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018. They have a very similar look and feel to th...

Good build quality. Over 21 hours of continuous playback time. Very good recording quality. Excellent noise isolation performance. Very comfortable.

Mic struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise. No EQ. Bulky and can fall off your head with more intense movement.

The Bose QC45 are good for neutral sound. They have a very neutral sound profile with a touch of extra thump, rumble, and boom in the bass that doesn't overwhelm vocals or lead instruments. However, the passive soundstage seems closed-off and as if...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Geir Nordby (

TEST: Bose QuietComfort 45 | QC45 | Minor Adjustments From Bose Bose QuietComfort 45


Bose QuietComfort 45, or just QC45, is essentially a QC35 II with ambient sound - and USB-C.

Among the most comfortable headphones we know of. Good noise reduction and ambient sound. Neutral sound balance.

The sound is perceived as slim, noise reduction has a bit of a hiss and can also not be turned off without simultaneously activating ambient sound. Not waterproof.

If you like the Bose QuitetComfort 35, you will like the QuietComfort 45 even better. They are basically the same headphones, only with USB-C, ambient sound and multipoint.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (

Bose QC45 Noise Canceling Headphones Review


Bose's QC45 headphones retake the noise canceling headphone throne.

World-beating noise canceling ; Detailed sound ; Ample battery life

Limited features ; No adjustable EQ

If you want a luxurious pair of ANC over-ears for a fair bit less money, you should also look into the

Oct, 2021

Expert review by (

Bose's New Headphones Are Exactly What You'd Expect From Bose


It's a tried and true formula, and it works, if you're into it.

Comfortable. USB-C! Excellent sound (if you like Bose's sound signature). Excellent noise canceling. Adds transparency mode. Improved battery life.

No EQ. Some interference when you simultaneously connect multiple devices.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review


The $325 Bose QuietComfort 45 is an excellent upgrade with enhanced ANC, sound, and battery life. Find out more in our full Bose QuietComfort 45 review.

Elite active noise cancellation ; Refined sound signature ; Increased battery life ; Fantastic comfort and connectivity ; Bose Music app support ; Can use ANC in wired mode

Can’t turn off ANC ; Lacks several features found on previous Bose headphones ; Dip in call quality

and the sibling 700, makes the QuietComfort 45 praiseworthy.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Kob Monney (

Bose QuietComfort 45 Review: Sound of silence | Trusted Reviews


The Bose QuietComfort 45 feature excellent noise cancellation but are surprisingly short of features for their premium price

Excellent noise cancellation ; Good comfort ; Improved battery life

Rather sparse for features ; Lacks musicality of rivals

Bose’s latest effort in the QuietComfort series offers excellent noise cancellation, good audio, and an updated design. In that respect, they’re as good as they’ve ever been. If you’re in need of smarts and customisable features though, the QC 45 are...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: the king of wireless headphones is back


The Bose QuietComfort 45 are some of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy right now

Impressive noise-cancelling ; 24 hours of battery life ; Sound you can listen to for hours ; Lightweight and comfortable

Can’t turn off noise-cancelling entirely ; No manual EQ settings ; No aptX codec support

Keeping things simple and comfortable, the Bose QuietComfort 45 are excellent noise-cancelling headphones that will keep you fully immersed in your favourite songs. There aren’t loads of extra features to speak of and the sound won't blow your mind but...

Oct, 2021

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