World-class noise cancellation, quieter than ever before. Breakthrough spatialised audio for immersive listening, no matter the content or source. Elevated design and luxe materials for unrivalled comfort. It’s everything music makes you feel taken to new highs. Bose Immersive Audio pushes the boundary of what it means to listen by taking what you’re hearing out of your head and placing it in front of you. It sounds so real it’s almost like you can reach out and touch it.
Breakthrough Bose Immersive Audio
World-class noise cancellation
Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
Sound tailored to you
Unrivalled comfort
Plays up to 24 hours*
Modes for any musical mood
Amazingly clear calls
Customize with Bose Music app
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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

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World-class noise cancellation, quieter than ever before. Breakthrough spatialised audio for immersive listening, no matter the content or source. Elevated design and luxe materials for unrivalled comfort. It’s everything music makes you feel taken to new highs. Bose Immersive Audio pushes the boundary of what it means to listen by taking what you’re hearing out of your head and placing it in front of you. It sounds so real it’s almost like you can reach out and touch it.
Breakthrough Bose Immersive Audio
World-class noise cancellation
Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
Sound tailored to you
Unrivalled comfort
Plays up to 24 hours*
Modes for any musical mood
Amazingly clear calls
Customize with Bose Music app
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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
color White Smoke
$549.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
  • Carry case
  • 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm audio cable
  • USB-C® (A to C) cable (12")
  • Safety sheet
Headphone Fit Around Ear Circumaural
Headband On Head Adjustable
Cushions Removable Cushion
Microphones Built-in Microphone
Noise Cancelling Yes
Noise Control Type Active Noise Cancelling, Echo Reduction, Adjustable Noise Cancelling
Audio cable included Yes
Case Carry
Headphone 19.56 cm H x 13.97 cm W x 5.08 cm D (0.25 kg)
Product Material Plastic, Aluminum, Leather (Protein)
Product Case Material Plastic (Hard)
Ear Cushion Material Protein Leather
Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 24 hours
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Charging Accessory included Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB C PORT
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth, A2DP Bluetooth Audio Streaming, HFP Bluetooth, AVRCP Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Version 5.3
Bluetooth Range 30'
Bose App Bose Music App

Bose QuietComfort Headphones are the successors to QuietComfort 45 Headphones. They deliver high-fidelity audio performance and world-class noise cancellation that allow you to hear more of your music and movies — while travelling, at the office, or at home.

QuietComfort Ultra Headphones offer our most premium design and our most advanced technologies, for the best Bose listening experience in a headphone. With QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, you will enjoy our best headphone noise cancellation, audio quality personalized with CustomTune, and voice pickup, among other premium features.

Immersive Audio allows you to hear audio as if it were coming from beyond your QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, thereby allowing for a more spacious, natural listening experience. Your music and other audio will have a wide sound stage in front and to the sides, just as if you were listening to a pair of stereo speakers and seated at the sweet spot between them.

Bose CustomTune technology is a proprietary Bose technology that optimizes the audio playback you hear based on the unique physical properties of your ear and ear canal. It works by playing a specially designed calibration tone as the welcome chime each time you power on the headphones while wearing them. It then measures how the shape of your ear uniquely modifies that sound. The headphones use that information to adjust their sound to your ears, creating a more balanced, authentic audio experience.

Proprietary TriPort acoustic headphone structure utilizes external ports to vent the earcups and effectively enlarge the acoustic volume, without increasing the size of the earcup. The result is better audio and active noise reduction from a smaller, lighter, more comfortable headphone.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones utilize both active and passive noise reduction technologies. They use a sophisticated proprietary electronics approach for active noise reduction, placing microphones both inside and outside the earcups. The electronics system senses the sound in almost any environment and then measures, compares, and reacts — instant by instant — to produce an opposing cancellation signal. Meanwhile, passive noise reduction is achieved by the combination of earcup fit, design, and clamping force of the headband.

QuietComfort Ultra Headphones have three controls on the right earcup: a Bluetooth/power button at the bottom, a multi-function button in the back, and a capacitive volume strip along the edge. Additionally, the headphones are equipped with on-head/off-head detection, which is another way to control the product.

• The Bluetooth/power button is used to power the headphones on/off, put the headphones in pairing mode, cycle through paired devices, and more.

• The multi-function button supports audio playback (e.g., play/pause/skip), telephony (e.g., answer/decline calls), mode switching (e.g., Quiet, Aware, Immersion), and more.

• Swiping along the volume strip changes volume, and pressing and holding on it activates a user-configurable shortcut.

• Putting the headphones on and taking them off controls wake/sleep/auto-off and resume/pause. Auto-off can be customized in the Bose Music app.

Listening modes are collections of headphones settings that you can name and access with a single action. You can combine the following settings in a mode:

• Noise cancellation level

• Wind Block on/off

• ActiveSense on/off (applicable only in Aware mode)

• Immersive Audio setting

Three modes are provided by default:

• Quiet: noise cancellation set to maximum; all other settings off

• Aware: noise cancellation set to Aware; all other settings off

• Immersion: noise cancellation set to maximum; Immersive Audio set to Motion

With the Bose Music app, you can create your own custom modes as well as switch between modes.

ActiveSense listens for very loud outside sounds and selectively applies noise cancellation briefly during those sounds. This way, you can remain aware of your surroundings without having your music drowned out by interruptions like passing vehicles and loud appliance motor noises such as a coffee grinder or blender. ActiveSense can be enabled and disabled in the Aware mode setting.

Wind Block is a setting you can use when your environment is windy. Wind Block mutes the microphones on the outside of the earcups used for noise cancellation so that gusts of wind do not cause system responses that become noise disturbances in themselves. Note that the exterior microphones used for voice pickup are not muted, so if you’re on a call, the person on the other end will still hear the wind.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones also give you two options when it comes to audio EQ. Do nothing, and the bass, midrange, and treble of whatever you’re listening to will be adjusted automatically to make it sound great. Or choose Equaliser in the settings of the Bose Music app to change the audio levels yourself to however you like them best. Either way, you’ll enjoy immersive sound at any volume.

Yes. QuietComfort Ultra Headphones have an adaptive microphone system that allows you to use the headphones during calls when connected to any smartphone. In addition to traditional calls, the headphones will work with many apps that use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), such as Teams, Zoom or FaceTime. The microphone system adapts to your environment to isolate your voice from competing background noises and wind so that you can confidently take a call, knowing you will be heard clearly and naturally. In addition, self-voice allows you to hear yourself naturally, as if you weren’t wearing headphones at all, so you can monitor the volume of your voice and minimize the effects of speaking while wearing headphones.

First, make sure your headphones are turned on with the slider switch in the middle “On” position. Next, slide and hold the switch to the Bluetooth icon until the Bluetooth LED flashes blue or when the voice prompt indicates the headphones have entered into pairing mode. Please note, if this is your first time connecting the headphones, they will automatically turn on into pairing mode. Voice prompts will provide you with additional guidance. We recommend using the Bose Music app to complete the pairing process, however, Bluetooth settings on your device can be used to complete pairing.

Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones have a range of up to 30 ft (9 metres) from the source device. This range may be reduced by physical obstructions, such as walls and doors, or by interference from other electronic devices. Pops or a cracking noise may be heard if there’s interference with the Bluetooth connection. If that happens, move away from wireless routers or microwaves and bring your headphones closer to the Bluetooth device.

The headphones can be charged using the USB-C cable supplied in the box and plugging into a USB port on a PC, laptop, or wall charger. Allow up to 2 hours for the headphones to fully charge. The battery light indicator will show an amber light while the headphones are charging and turn green when fully charged. When you don’t have time for a full charge, the fast-charge feature provides up to 3 hours of play time from a quick 15-minute charge.

No. QuietComfort Ultra Headphones feature proprietary Bose active EQ to provide incredible, life-like sound, in conjunction with a personalized listening experience enabled by CustomTune technology. To enable this, the headphones must be powered on during use, including when using the auxiliary audio cable.

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
The Best: WIRED recommends 2023

“These headphones offer the most silence, and some of the best features, we’ve ever heard”.

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Sound just got real

These spatial audio headphones with Bose Immersive Audio push the boundary of what it means to listen. For you it means music that sounds realer than ever before.

Welcome to the acoustic sweet spot

What you’re hearing is placed just in front of you, so it seems like you aren’t listening with headphones at all.

Mind-bending natural sound

It’s a ground-breaking experience with sound so real you’ll almost try to reach out and touch it.
Man wearing Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones Limited Edition

Surrender to the feel

Dive into multi-sensory experiences with audio and visual demos, stories, and more.

World-class quiet. Better than ever.

A mode for your musical mood

Quiet Mode

Highs hit harder and bass drops the deepest with the quietest quiet of any Bose over-ear headphone yet.

Aware mode

Want the best of both worlds? Hear your music and surroundings with full transparency.

Immersion Mode

Combine full noise cancellation and Bose Immersive Audio to listen like never before. It’s the realest sound you can get.

The sound is all you

CustomTune technology auto-adjusts the sound performance to your ears’ liking. So everything hits just as it should.

TAILORED SOUND IN THREE STEPS:

1. They analyse the unique shape of your ears

2. They adapt to any distortion

3. They personalize to always give you the best sound quality

QuietComfortUltra Headphones Limited Edition

Elevated design

Modern, sleek, sophisticated.

Luxe materials. Max comfort.

It’s like a soft hug for your ears that fits like no other headphones.

Bose Music app

Personalize almost everything to your liking in the app with Adjustable EQ, custom modes, and a shortcut you access right on the headphones.

Long battery life

Go ahead, press play on even your longest marathon playlist with up to 24 hours of battery life (up to 18 hours with Immersive Audio).

Amazingly clear calls

Hear and be heard clearly on calls with a revolutionary mic system.

*Testing conducted by Bose in June 2023 using production-representative Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones and a variety of music tracks using A2DP Bluetooth audio streaming at RSSI signal strength of 75dBm. Volume set to playback loudness of 75dB, 3-band EQ set, to zero in Quiet Mode (full noise cancellation). With Immersive Audio off, playback time was up to 24 hours before battery depletion. With Immersive Audio on, playback time was up to 18 hours before battery depletion. Battery life varies based on settings and usage.

Features

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
  • Spatial audio headphones
    What you hear is placed just in front of you, so it’s like you’re listening without wearing headphones.
  • World-class noise cancellation
    Quiet Mode engages full noise cancellation so you can focus. Aware Mode feels as if you aren’t wearing headphones at all.
  • CustomTune tech shapes sound to you
    The headphones analyze your ears, adapt to the shape, and auto-adjust to personalize the sound so it all hits just right.
  • Go ahead, listen longer.
    The headphones play up to 24 hours on Quiet or Aware Mode (up to 18 hours with Immersive Audio).*
  • No more “huh?” when you want to say “hello”
    Hear and be heard clearly on calls with a revolutionary mic system.

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Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless Best sound of them all!! Noise cancelling is second to none.
Date published: 2024-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought the Ultra headphones about a month ago. These are the first headphones I’ve ever purchased. Prior to this I had been using the Bose Quiet Comfort earbuds. I now like having both products for different applications. The sound and noise reduction of the Ultra headphones is awesome. They are very lightweight and comfortable to wear. So glad I made this purchase.
Date published: 2024-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Bose Headphones are definitely worth upgrade Definitely an upgrade from my previous QC 45’s…headphones are comfortable, sound is crystal clear and noise canceling is the best I have experienced in an over the ear headphones by far.
Date published: 2024-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound I purchased the headphones as a gift. Couldn’t be happier
Date published: 2024-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound. Wow! I am very impressed with these headphones. I have the Sennheiser Momentum 4 and I didn’t think anything in this price range could touch the sound and quality of them. I was so wrong. The QC Ultra headphones sound so much better and are very comfortable. A pleasure to wear for long periods of time. Shipping was fast. I highly recommend purchasing directly from Bose. I can’t wait for my next purchase from Bose.
Date published: 2024-04-03
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