Bose QuietComfort 45 will give you the silent treatment with better noise cancellation
Priced at ₹32,900
These days, it’s not difficult to find a brand offering a pair of noise-cancelling headphones or earphones. But the Bose QuietComfort 35 II continues to be among the best of the lot. And now, the audio giant has brought its sequel – Bose QuietComfort 45 – to India, priced at ₹32,900.
In terms of the design, the new headphones look very similar to its predecessor. Instead Bose has focused on improving the headphone’s capabilities in terms of noise cancellation, voice isolation, and battery life.
There are two modes to switch between Quiet and Aware. The former, as the name suggests, activates noise cancelling. The latter enables the transparency mode, so you’re more aware of your surroundings. The NC Headphones 700 were good at isolating the wearer’s voice, and the QC 45 promises the same with built-in noise cancelling microphones to isolate the speaker's voice during calls.
While most brands have switched to gesture or tap controls, Bose is going old school by sticking to buttons. There are four on the right earcup for volume control, Bluetooth pairing, power, and a multi-function button to control calls, music and summon a voice assistant. A single button on the left ear cup toggles between ANC modes and mutes the mic during calls.
Bose says that these cans are good enough to last up to 24 hours on a single charge. They can be fully charged using USB-C within two hours, and a quick 15 minutes charge can offer up to three hours of playback.