Besides TWS, which is currently increasingly popular, headphones that incidentally have larger dimensions are no less interesting. For certain reasons, such as sound output, convenience, and battery life. Like the device that we will discuss this time, namely the Bose QuietComfort 45.
This vendor from the United States, which has been around since 1964, has indeed released various types of audio devices. This time, Bose decided to update the QuietComfort 3 II series which was released four years ago.
Bose QuietComfort 45 Design
In terms of appearance, this device is indeed similar to its predecessor, the QuietComfort 35 II. However, there are some parts that have changed. The earpads are now ventilated for added sound quality. Synthetic leather on the ear cushions and the head is now designed for more comfort. The head pad has to line nylon and glass so it can maintain its shape. Using plastic material makes its weight quite light, which weighs 440 grams.
Comes in two color choices, namely Triple Black and White Smoke, the placement of the buttons is still the same. The earcups on this device are now rotatable. On the left earcup, there is a special button to change ANC mode and a mute button to turn off the microphone. While other controls such as lift/hang up the phone, play/pause, power and volume are on the right. On the Bose QuietComfort 45, connectivity needs are even more flexible with the USB-C port. unlike the previous generation which uses a MicroUSB port.
Has ANC Features and Fast Charging Technology
Another advantage that this device has is two Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) modes. QuietComfort 45 can activate Quiet mode to completely eliminate noise. You can also activate Aware mode to make ambient sounds audible without needing to remove the device. The control is still not able to use touch gestures on the earpads like the Sony WH-1000XM4. However, the microphone is capable of picking up the user’s voice and also canceling out ambient noise.
This device is suitable when used when you make virtual meeting calls, video chat to send instructions to the voice assistant. Using the Bluetooth 5.1 standard, the QC 45 can be connected to more than one device. It can even be paired with the Soundbar from Bose via the SimpleSync app to listen to songs from two devices at once.
Another thing that has improved is the battery life, from 20 now to 24 hours. Fully charging takes 2 hours. In just 15 minutes you can use this device for up to 3 hours. Although it’s official, the new Bose QuietComfort 45 is available for pre-order in the United States at the end of September. The price itself is even cheaper, which is around $330.