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The Bose QuietComfort line of headphones are known for their tremendous noise cancellation and all-day comfort. In a first Black Friday deal, Amazon is offering the latest model in this range, the , on sale for $249. That’s $80 off the regular price of high-end wireless cans.
The Bose QC45 was released last year with some of the best ANC , and they’re super comfortable to wear throughout a long flight or day at the office. They’ve got the battery life to support that, with our review unit lasting over 22 hours on a single charge. If you forget to charge them before you leave, Bose includes a quick charge feature that gives you three hours of use after just 15 minutes of charging.
While their “Business Dad” design might look a little dated, you can choose from black, white, gray, and blue color options to find a variation that matches your style. They also deliver impressive sound with Bose’s signature warm, crisp and balanced that can work well with just about any musical genre. At launch, we criticized the Bose QC45 headphones for their lack of EQ controls, but the company added EQ tweaks in a firmware update earlier this year.
The QC45 still has some notable omissions. For example, they don’t automatically pause your music when you delete them, and they don’t automatically switch playback between paired devices. They also lack conversation and don’t automatically adjust noise cancellation based on your activity or location. If these features are deal breakers for you, you might want to check out the excellent currently on sale for $350.
Amazon’s QC45 deal isn’t quite a record price – they dropped to $229 during the Prime Early Access sale last month – but it’s still a bargain on one of our main recommendations for wireless headphones.