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Bose QuietComfort 45

Bose QuietComfort 45
alaScore 97

35 reviews

Jul, 2022

We have collected and analysed 34 expert reviews and 1 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is 09-07-2021. We have compared these reviews to 1712628 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 03-07-2022.

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Expert review by : Kob Monney (

Bose QuietComfort 45


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. However, if you’re in need of smarts and customisable features then the QC...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review


Intuitive and powerful, but also missing some key features at the moment

Fantastic noise cancellation ; Intuitive control scheme ; Lightweight and comfortable ; New ambient aware mode

Missing a few features ; Lackluster clarity ; Call quality isn’t great ; Occasional dropout

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review


Small tweaks mean a solid step up in noise cancellation, but what can the Bose QC45 do for your music?

Effective noise cancellation ; 24-hour battery life ; Comfortable build

Sparsely featured comparatively ; Beaten for dynamics and timing ; No aptX Bluetooth

The QC45 have solid noise cancellation, but they're bettered in sound quality by the class leaders

Oct, 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

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: Top travel headphones


The de facto noise-cancelling travel headphones are back for 2021, with tweaks including improved battery life, a USB-C port, and enhanced ANC.

Super sound quality with thumping bass ; Always-on active noise-cancelling (ANC) - the noise reduction is stupendous ; Foldable design and case included - ideal for travel

Forget to switch them off and the battery will drain - really needs an auto-off option ; Bose 700 NC look and feel and sound better ; Control button too close to volume up/down

Great comfort, super sound, spectacular active noise-cancelling. These are ideal travel headphones. The only thingnot to love is the competition - which has grown stronger over the years, including from Bose itself.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Andy White (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review: Still the kings of comfort but lacking innovation


The Bose QuietComfort 45 deliver on their promise of quiet and comfort but are light on smart features

Class-leading comfort ; Highly effective noise cancellation ; Aware mode works well

ANC can’t be adjusted

Following their February 2022 firmware update, the Bose QuietComfort 45 are a step closer to the headphones I'd hoped they be at launch. They continue their predecessor’s legacy of delivering best-in-class comfort along with highly effective noise...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review


It's been a five-year wait for new over-ear QuietComfort headphones but has Bose kept the QC45 too simple for the flagship price?

Light and comfortable ; Effective noise cancelling ; Solid battery life

No ANC adjustment ; Lacking smart features ; Plasticky build

While the QuietComfort 45 are good in many ways, particularly comfort and noise cancelling performance, they are missing a lot of features we'd expect from a pair of flagship headphones.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Matt Tate (

Bose QuietComfort 45 review


Silence still golden?

ANC still fantastic ; Very durable design ; Good all-round sound ; Great battery life

Similarly priced alternatives offer more features for the money ; Can’t turn noise-cancelling off without activating Aware Mode

Lacking a few features we’ve come to think of as standard, but Bose are still right up there when it comes to no-nonsense noise-cancelling

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Richard Goodwin (

Bose QuietComfort 45 Review: Better Than The 700? Bose QuietComfort 45 Review: Better Than The 700?


Bose returns with its classically designed Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless headphones. But are they a better option than the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700? Let's find out… Bose has been at the forefront of the headphone market for as long as I can...

Jun, 2022

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

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