Amazon isn’t waiting to start until next month to begin offering seriously strong Black Friday deals, and the retailer is now treating us to an excellent discount on some of our favorite Bluetooth headphones.
For a limited time, the Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Headphones are on sale for $249 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s $80 of the full retail price of $329 for a total saving of almost 25%. This deal brings the ANC headphones back down to their lowest-ever price. We last saw this deal in September of this year, and the same discounted price is currently available at Best Buy (opens in new tab).
We rank the Bose QuietComfort 45 as some of the best headphones you can buy. And for very good reason, in our Bose QuietComfort 45 review we labeled the slick headphones a “no-brainer for Bose fans who want to swap out their older QC headphones for something more modern, or shoppers who want first-class Bose noise cancellation for a cheaper price than the 700.”
In our testing we were most impressed by the high-end active nosing canceling. In fact, it’s some of the best ANC we’ve experienced on any set of headphones. We also loved the surprisingly useful Bose Music App that can be downloaded for free. The QuietComfort 45 also packs the excellent sound quality that you’d expect from a Bose product.
Other positives worth noting include the highly comfortable fit and the quick connectivity. The one area where the QuietComfort 45 really surpasses its predecessor os battery life. On a single charge, the QuietComfort 45 offer 24 hours of listening with ANC enabled. That’s an increase of four hours compared to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. And if you do run low on battery, a speedy 15-minute charge will give you three hours of use, which is very handy in a pinch.
The call quality could be better from these headphones, and you can’t turn off ANC to save even more battery life, but overall you’ll be happy with this Bose.
We thought the Bose QuietComfort 45 was a good deal at full retail price, so at 25% off via this Amazon’s early Black Friday sale, it’s even easier to recommend a purchase. If you’d rather look at some alternatives first, make sure to check out our list of the best headphone deals for even more savings.