After several leaks, Bose's new ANC headphones are now official. The central innovation is the longer battery life of the QuietComfort 45. Otherwise, the manufacturer relies on a classic design and tried-and-tested controls.
Back in August, a leak revealed all the technical details of the new ANC headphones from Bose. The information has now been subsequently confirmed by the manufacturer by presenting the Bose QuietComfort 45 (QC45).
Classic design and familiar functions
The new over-ear headphones feature the manufacturer's classic headband design and physical buttons on the ear cups to control the QuietComfort 45. Compared to the Headphones 700 from Bose, the QC45 only offer two instead of eleven levels of noise suppression: Quiet mode and Aware mode.
In silent mode, ambient noise is suppressed as well as possible. In Aware mode, on the other hand, the wearer can perceive ambient noise well, as the external microphones of the headphones are activated and recorded external noises are played back via the headphones.
Better battery life
The unique selling point is the battery life of 24 hours – with the Headphones 700 and the predecessor QuietComfort 35 II it is only 20 hours each. According to the manufacturer, this playback time can be achieved with activated noise reduction and uninterrupted audio playback at a music volume of 50 percent.
The headphones should also be fully charged within two and a half hours. The quick charge function charges the battery within 15 minutes for 2.5 hours of music playback. The scope of delivery includes an audio cable that can be used to operate the headphones when the battery is empty. The connection works wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.1.
The QuietComfort 45 can be pre-ordered immediately and in stores from September 20 for 349.95 euros. Buyers can choose between a black and a white model.