Save 44%! Bose QC45 wireless headphones drop to their lowest-ever price

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Bose's popular QuietComfort 45 headphones are on sale at Amazon for just AU$279, the lowest price we've seen them drop to in Australia. If you're in the market for a new pair of wireless noise-cancelling over-ears, now's the time to checkout.

We awarded them four stars in our Bose QC45 review, complementing their effective ANC, punchy sound quality, and comfortable build. They were decent value when they launched at AU$499.95 in 2021, so now that they are almost half price, they are nothing short of a bargain.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Amazon deal

Bose QuietComfort 45 was AU$499.95now AU$279 at Amazon

Bose QuietComfort 45 was AU$499.95 now AU$279 at Amazon
These decent Bose wireless headphones are great on the go, offering top-class noise-cancelling and a punchy, exciting sound to go with it. At this knockdown price, they are a veritable steal.

The QC45 are veteran members of Bose's long-standing QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones range, which has made a name for itself over the years for its class-leading active noise cancellation technology combined with competitive sound and street-smart design. The QC45 happily continue that legacy, though you should note that the three-year-old pair has recently given way to their successors, namely the QuietComfort Headphones. We haven't gone twelve rounds with the newcomers yet, though they appear to be an evolution of, rather than a revolution over, the QC45 – and cost AU$365 at Amazon (also thanks to a hefty discount).

Still, while a few years old, the Bose QC45 offer up-to-date functionality, including Bluetooth 5.1, multi-point pairing and a 24-hour battery life. As with previous Bose headphones, the QuietComfort 45 are built with travel in mind; their double-hinge design means they can be folded up for easy storage in the included carry case.

Bose's brilliant noise-cancelling is once again the main draw here, though. It works superbly in the case of the QC45 and holds its own against several of its closest Sony and Sennheiser rivals. The only downside is there’s no scope to tweak the levels of noise cancellation and no ‘aware’ (otherwise known as 'transparency' or 'ambient') mode – something the new QuietComforts do offer. You can also get better sound quality from rival Sony pairs such as the WH-1000XM4 and newer XM5, but you pay for it.

Still, there's plenty to love about the Bose QuietComfort 45, especially at this price. If you want a set of premium, travel-friendly wireless headphones that can block out the world better than most, they're a terrific buy.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.