After first appearing in July in an FCC filing and again earlier this month, Progress Bose QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones with 24 hour battery life.
The headphones come in at $329.95 and go on sale September 23. The QC45 headphones offer enhanced active noise cancellation and a transparency or ambient sound feature that the company calls Aware Mode.
Voice calling performance has been upgraded and battery life extended which can now be charged up to 24 hours.
The company is placing a lot of hopes on the release of this product, claiming to update the headset that has redefined headphones.
Available in black or white, the headphones are very similar to their predecessors, the QuietComfort 35 II, with a more fluid design than the company’s other premium headphones, the Noise-Canceling Headphones 700.
But that does mean it can be folded up for easy storage in the included carry bag or case. The company says it has improved the design by removing folds and creases from soft materials, and replacing the gaps between components with smooth transitions.
The controls are very similar with four buttons on the right ear and one on the left to switch between noise cancellation and transparency modes.
Speaking of which, the company claims that the QuietComfort 45’s noise canceling does a better job than the QuietComfort 35 II headphones when it comes to eliminating mid-range frequencies, which are those typically found in commuter trains, crowded office spaces, and coffee shops.
And while the noise-canceling headphones 700 allow you to customize how much noise-cancelling is applied, the QuietComfort 45 offers only two modes: Quiet and Aware.
The QuietComfort 45 is also improving in terms of microphone performance. Bose has incorporated a beam array to improve sound isolation in calls. There is also a rejection matrix designed to prevent distracting voices from picking up and getting to whom you are speaking.
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Bose announces QuietComfort 45 . headphones
Battery life is rated for up to 24 hours of continuous operation. The QuietComfort 45 has a USB-C port.
The company says the full charging process takes two and a half hours. But you can get three hours of playback on a short 15-minute charge.
Like its predecessors, the QuietComfort 45 headphones support multi-point pairing of two connections simultaneously.
The QuietComfort 35 II is being discontinued and replaced with the QuietComfort 45. But you can still find older headphones while retailers run out of stock.
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