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Bose QC45 Review: Are These Most COMFORTABLE ANC Headphones?

It’s been a while since these headphones were launched, but are they still worth the money now, after almost a year since release? Well, I’d say yes.

Hey guys, we have the Bose QC45 headphones with us today, and even though they’re a little old by tech standards, these are probably going to be the flagship ANC headphones from Bose for quite a while, considering it took 4 years for Bose to go from the QC35 II to the QC45. So let’s see if it has what it takes to stay in the competition.

Let’s talk design first. These retain Bose’s iconic QC headphones design, with the same power and Bluetooth slider on the top of the right earcup. There’s also the volume up button, the multifunction button which controls play/pause with a single press, track skip forward with two presses and track skip backward with three presses, and the volume down button on the right side as well as the ANC toggle button on the left. The biggest change here is that these headphones now use a USB-C port for charging, which is a godsend. MicroUSB should really be phased out from all tech products moving forward. There’s also a 2.5mm port on the left earcup which allows you to use these wired without any problems.

These fold up really compactly, and the carrying case is definitely on the smaller side, which is nice when you’re travelling and you want your gadgets to take up as small a footprint as possible in your bag. Inside the case, you get a USB-A to C cable for charging as well as a 3.5mm cable. No flight adapter here, unfortunately, which is a bit of a surprise, but when you think about the XM5 also no longer coming with an adapter, it seems like a bit of a trend.