Although in 2019, Bose launched the Bose 700 with a very different shape from the brand’s previous noise-canceling headphones, this does not mean the end of the classic QuietComfort series. Today, the QC35 II, which was born in 2017, has finally ushered in a successor. The brand-new QC 45 claims to maintain the same high level as the previous generation in terms of sound quality, comfort, and operational reliability. Its design is only fine-tuned on QC35 II and QC35, and the price of 330 US dollars (about 2,130 yuan) is more affordable.
In Bose’s view, QC45 inherited the “very recognizable classic appearance” of the previous two generations, while removing the wrinkles on the earmuffs and some openings on the device to achieve a “smooth transition effect.” Thanks to the return of the earmuff rotation mechanism and the head beam rotation axis, QC45 is very conducive to storage. For people who often need to go out, this should be an attractive selling point.
In terms of noise reduction, Bose has added a “dedicated digital chip” to the internal and external microphones. This combination can detect and eliminate mid-frequency noise, and it should be effective in scenes such as cars, offices, coffee shops, etc. Not surprisingly, the new product also has a transparent mode, but neither it nor the noise reduction mode can adjust the intensity, which is a pity. Through the special buttons on the left earmuff, the user can switch between these two modes and mute the call, while the volume, play/pause, voice assistant, switch and other buttons are all placed on the right.
The endurance of the QC 45 can reach up to 24 hours (the official does not give the specific duration of use in noise reduction and non-noise reduction modes), which is improved compared to the 20 hours of QC35 II. The new product also supports fast charging, which can charge the power required for 3 hours of territory within 15 minutes, and the interface it uses has also been upgraded to USB-C. In terms of color matching, there are currently traditional black and gray options. Pre-sales will begin today and will be officially launched on September 23.