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The Bose QuietComfort series of headphones is known for great noise cancellation and long-lasting comfort. In an early Black Friday deal, Amazon has the latest model in that line, the on sale for $249. That’s $80 off the usual price for the high-end wireless cans.
Released last year with some of the best ANCs, the Bose QC45 are super comfortable to wear on a long flight or day at the office. They’ve got the battery life to back that up, with our test unit lasting over 22 hours on a single charge. If you forget to charge them before you hit the road, Bose offers a quick-charge feature that gives you three hours of use from just a 15-minute charge.
While their “daddy on a business trip” design might look a bit dated, you can choose from black, white, gray, and blue color options to find a variant that suits your style. They also offer impressive audio with Bose’s signature warm, clear and balanced tuning that can work well with virtually any genre of music. At launch, we criticized the Bose QC45 headphones for lacking equalizer controls, but the company added EQ adjustments 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 remove them, and they don’t automatically switch playback between paired devices. They also lack speak-to-chat and don’t automatically adjust noise cancellation based on your activity or location. If those features are deal breakers for you, you might want to check out the excellent ones currently on sale for $350.
Amazon’s QC45 deal isn’t exactly an all-time-low price — they dropped to $229 last month during the Prime Early Access Sale — but this is still a solid deal for one of our top wireless headphone recommendations.