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Bose QuietComfort 45

Bose QuietComfort 45
alaScore 95

40 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Bose QuietComfort 45. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The comfort and noise isolation also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the soundstage and price.

sound, noise isolation, comfort, portability, usability

price, soundstage

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 95/100 = 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.

Poor passive soundstage. Mic struggles to separate your voice from moderate ambient noise. Bulky and can fall off your head with more intense movement.

The Bose QuietComfort 45 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. Luckily, if you want to adjust their sound, their...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : W. Jennings (ecoustics)

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless ANC Headphones: Review


Do the Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless ANC Headphones claim the Iron Throne in 2022? Sony and Sennheiser might have something to say about that. Do the Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless ANC Headphones claim the Iron Throne in 2022? Sony and Sennheiser might...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Nicolette Accardi (VICE)

These Bose Headphones Helped Cure My Airplane Ear


The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are plushy, noise-canceling, over-ear headphones that block out all sorts of air travel annoyances—including roaring engines and screaming babies. You can jet off (silently) into the sunset by flipping the...

I was never a huge fan of over-ear headphones because of the bulkiness, and I’ve been hooked on earbuds for quite some time, but they don’t match up to the QuietComfort 45s when it comes to saving my precious ears during a flight. Bose is known for...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Michael Aulia (

Bose QuietComfort 45 Review - Superior Noise Cancelling


Bose QuietComfort 45 Review – It's been a few years since we had the popular QuietComfort 35/35 II Active Noise Cancelling from Bose. With the release of Bose Headphones 700, I thought it was the end of the QuietComfort series – but apparently I was...

Really good ANC compared to many others ; Comfortable to wear ; Aware mode ; USB-C, 3.5mm audio option ; Hard travel case included ; Bluetooth 5.1

No auto-pause/auto-resume ; No EQ and Noise Cancelling customisations ; No airplane adapter included ; No aptX

Bose’s upgraded QuietComfort Series comes with superior audio noise cancellation and perfected design

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

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