For years, the Bose QuietComfort 35 and the subsequent 35 II’s were considered some of the best over-ear headphones that you could buy. But after seeing the massive success that Sony has enjoyed with its XM series of headphones, Bose tried to do something a bit different. Unfortunately, the Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones didn’t quite hit the mark, leading to the company bringing back the iconic QC 35 design with the QuietComfort 45’s.
If you’ve been waiting until Black Friday to get your hands (or ears) on a new set of noise-canceling headphones, you’re in luck. The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones can be had for just $279 from many of your favorite retailers. This is a $50 discount off of the retail price of $329, which is pretty great considering these cans were only just recently released.
With the QC 45’s, you’ll enjoy Bose’s noise-canceling technology, along with “TriPort acoustic architecture” to provide high-fidelity playback. These headphones are also equipped with different modes, as Quiet Mode enables ANC, while Aware Mode makes it so you don’t have to constantly take your headphones on and off when someone wants to have a conversation.
Battery life is rated for up to 24 hours on a single charge, which is a bit disappointing, but Bose finally brought USB-C charging to the headphones. Plus, you can enjoy an additional three hours of usage when charging for just 15 minutes. And if you want to customize various aspects of your headphones, just download the Bose Music app to get started.