The Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones are an excellent improvement to Bose’s renowned model of noise-cancelling headphones. However, it still does not overtake the title as “top product”. This distinction still goes to the Bose Noise Canceling 700 Headphones. The QuietComfort 45 does however offer improved active noise cancellation, sound and battery life all into one. It also presents a more compelling package that it is packed with compatibility for the Bose Music App and the latest Bluetooth technology. You can also use a variety of unique features like SimpleSync in order to sync the headphones with any compatible Bose Smart Speakers.
Continue reading the Smart Speakers official blog review that highlights the most unique selling points of the Bose QuietComfort 45.
DESIGN AND COMFORT
You could easily mistake the BQC45 for any Bose QuietComfort over-ear model. The button and logo locations, as well as the simple and collapsible design made were kept unchanged. Certain alterations, however, are distinctive and noticeable. First, Bose complimented the headphones with pivot points that now have metal hinges in order to increase its durability. Second, they covered the padding of the headband in leather instead of its traditional suede in order to present a more professional appearance. On top of this, Bose makes the fit more reliable with adjustable extenders in order to find the right fit for you. The ear cups also provide a firm and decent grip that sticks to your ears while also leaving enough room for breathability that prevents the unwanted buildup of moisture. Thus, the Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones are arguably one of the most comfortable pair of over-ear headphones out there.
The BQC45’s noise cancelling is on par with the Bose Noise Canceling 700 model. Unfortunately, there is no way to adjust the feature or disable it, as active noise cancellations can consume a significant amount of battery power. However, the BQC45 does offer a premium noise neutralization that you can also use in wired mode. On top of this, the BQC45 now offers a new electronics package that better mutes those unwanted sounds. Along with this, it also offers an “aware mode” that also lets you hear the outside world with slight noise cancellation.
CONTROLS AND DIGITAL ASSISTANT
For hands-free voice commands, Google Assistant, Siri, and Bixby are all compatible. They work effectively, and Bose’s microphone array provides clear understanding that accurately picks up vocals and questions. The QuietComfort 45, however, does not include wake word integration like the Bose Noise Canceling 700 does. The majority of the commands are controlled through the right earphone’s three-button model. The volume button also serves a multi-purpose button, allowing you to play, pause, answer and end calls (1 press), skip track (2 presses), play previous track (3 presses) or activate the built-in assistant with one long press. On the front button, the power/pair button remains present. The left earcup’s allows users to switch between the headphone’s active noise canceling modes.Therefore, it can no longer be delegated to the virtual assistant.