Amazon just slashed $130 off the Bose QuietComfort 45 in awesome Black Friday deal

Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones with a Black Friday deals tag
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Given the discounts I've been seeing on the Bose 700 in the run up to Black Friday, I've been anticipating a similar price drop on the popular Bose QuietComfort 45 noise-canceling headphones, and the big one is finally here.

Right now, the Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Headphones are just $199 at Amazon. That’s a best-ever 40% off the full retail price of $329. 

This astonishing discount brings the ANC headphones down to their all-time low price — the lowest price previously was $229 in October's Amazon Prime Big Deals Days according to the deals website CamelCamelCamel

Similar discounts can be found at Best Buy, Walmart and Crutchfield.

Don't forget to follow my Bose Black Friday sales page to get the best discounts right now.

Bose QuietComfort 45:was $329 now $199 @ Amazon
$130 off! Price check:$199 @ Best Buy | $199 @ Walmart | $199 @ Crutchfield

Bose QuietComfort 45: was $329 now $199 @ Amazon
$130 off!
Stylish and comfortable to wear, the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones offer exceptional noise cancelation, along with excellent sound quality packaged inside a great-looking set of headphones. Even better, this $130 saving brings the headphones down to an all-time low price and deserves to be snapped up before the offer ends.
Price check: $199 @ Best Buy | $199 @ Walmart | $199 @ Crutchfield

The Bose QuietComfort 45 may have been quietly superseded by the new Bose QuietComfort Headphones — to find the full list of differences check out our Bose QuietComfort headphones vs. QC45 face-off — but they're still available to buy and continue to rank among the best noise-canceling headphones we've ever tested. They block out sound in a way that only Bose headphones can and never compromise sound quality in the process.

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 the high-end active noise canceling really impressed. 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 is battery life. On a single charge, the QuietComfort 45 can deliver 24 hours of listening with ANC enabled. That’s an increase of 4 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, and you can't turn off ANC to save even more battery life, but overall you'll be very happy with these headphones. 

We thought the Bose QuietComfort 45 were a good deal at full retail price, so at 40% off in Black Friday sales, it's even easier to recommend a purchase. 

For more savings, check out my round up of all the best Black Friday headphone deals right now. 

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.