Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones listed by retailer before release, price and leaked specifications

The Bose QuietComfort 45 may soon be released as the successor to the company’s popular QuietComfort 35 II (aka Bose QC35 II). While official details have yet to be revealed, US retailer Staples appears to have accidentally listed the new headphones along with their pricing and specifications. The Bose QuietComfort 45, which might become known to audiophiles as the QC45, will likely be Bose’s answer to Sony’s WH-1000XM4, released last year. The new headphones appeared with a “surprisingly lightweight” construction made of a glass-filled nylon material, along with cast metal hinges and a faux leather exterior.

Staples briefly listed the Bose QuietComfort 45 on its website. The list was identified by WinFuture, although the retailer removed it shortly after being notified. However, a cached version of the Staples page defining the Bose QuietComfort 45 was still available with Google at the time of this report’s submission.

Bose QuietComfort 45 price (expected)

Staples’ listing suggested that the Bose QuietComfort 45 will be available at a price of $329 (about Rs. 24,400). It is cheaper than the Bose QC35 II, which originally cost $349.95 (about Rs. 26,000) in 2017. These headphones were launched in India for Rs. 29,363.

Last year the Sony WH-1000XM4 was released in the United States for $350 (about Rs. 26,000) and in India for Rs. 29,990.

Specifications Bose QuietComfort 45 (expected)

The Bose QuietComfort 45 will apparently come in a similar design to the previous QC35 II. The headphones would feature ‘Acoustic Noise Canceling’ technology that uses built-in microphones to analyze and eliminate ambient noise with an opposite sound signal, as listed on the Staples website. As with the last generation, there would also be a button on the left earpiece to allow you to toggle between Silent Mode for full noise cancellation and Attentive Mode to get some sounds around you.

As an update to its predecessors, Bose QuietComfort 45 are claimed to offer up to 24 hours of game time on a single charge. The latest generation model had up to 20 hours of battery life.

The Bose QuietComfort 45 also offers fast charging, with 2.5 hours of listening in just 15 minutes of charging via a USB Type-C interface. The headphones would come with Bluetooth v5.1 connectivity. However, you can also use a 3.5mm cable for wired connectivity.

Bose also appears to have designed a new TriPort acoustic architecture to add depth and fullness to the results, without increasing the headphone size on the QuietComfort 45. The headphones are also listed with a volume-optimized Active Equalizer that claims to maintain performance balanced regardless of volume levels. Also, you would be able to adjust the settings on the QuietComfort 45 headphones using the Bose Music app on your smartphone, as per the list now removed.

That said, Bose has yet to officially announce the expected headphones.


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