The Bose QuietComfort 45 is proving to be a serious upgrade to the company’s 2019 flagship model, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. The QC45 is missing a few features like an EQ and their audio performance isn’t audiophile-quality, but thus far they’re looking like long-lasting, comfortable and incredibly intuitive headphones that are well-deserving of the QuietComfort legacy.
The Bose QuietComfort 45 have been a long time coming. Unlike other headphone makers out there who put out a new flagship pair of cans every year, Bose waits until it can really add something new to its lauded over-ear headphones.
In the new QuietComfort 45 model, those upgrades are an Ambient Aware mode that allows you to hear sounds around you at the press of a button as well as upgraded noise cancellation tech that’s more responsive than before.