Bose introduced the QuietComfort 35 II II headphones in 2017, and despite introducing the star Bose 700 model in 2019, the company believed the QC line would not go away. Now there is a suitable replacement for the QC35 II: QuietComfort 45. When it comes to sound quality, comfort, reliable handling and more, Bose says that these headphones “retain the features of their predecessor.” As you can see, the QC45 retains the same design as the QC35 and QC35 II at the same time. And at $ 329.95, they will debut at a lower price than the previous two QuietComfort models.
While the company has gotten an updated look for the Bose 700, it has largely retained the aesthetics of the QuietComfort line for the QC45. Bose says he retains the design elements that make the QC35 and QC35 II a “recognizable classic,” but gets rid of the wrinkles in the headphones and closes some gaps to create “smooth transitions.” You still have to wait for them to be light and comfortable, as none of the changes will affect QuietComfort’s travel companion status. The QC45 still folds straight to keep the ears in place thanks to the return of the rotating headphones and hinged headband.
It is the place where the most remarkable changes take place. Bose says the combination of internal and external microphones combined with a “special digital chip” improves noise cancellation. The company explains that when you activate Silent Mode, this device can detect and mute more mid-range frequencies — things like the noise of a train, office, or coffee shop. QuietComfort 45 has an Aware setting that provides complete transparency for your surroundings. Unlike other Bose models, there is no level adjustment for active noise cancellation (ANC), you only get the two modes listed above separately.
These two sound settings can be accessed with the QC45’s controls. The left headset has a special button for them, which can mute the microphone during a call. All the main functions – sound, sound / pause, voice assistant, power and pairing – are on the right. As with previous models, they are all physical buttons, not touchscreen, so they must be made securely.
Bose also extended battery life with the QuietComfort 45. The company says you can wait up to 24 hours to listen with a charge. This is more than 20 hours in QC35 II. Fast charging feature, three hours of listening time in 15 minutes and a QC45 charger with USB-C cable.
The QuietComfort 45 headphones will go on sale on September 23 in black and light gray for $ 329.95. Pre-orders start today.
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