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

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones

4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersion is best Fiance bought these for us two months ago to work out in. Best purchase!
Date published: 2024-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for every moment Amazing settings for every situation. Very comfortable and light weight. Definitely worth every penny.
Date published: 2024-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing noise cancellation Absolutely incredible for long flights. You can just melt into the music and everything else is gone like it doesn't exist.
Date published: 2024-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from overall experience The Bose QuietComfort Ultra headphones have been awesome so far. I have been able to hear different sounds that I normally would not be able to hear in other headphones. Between all the features and the lightness of the headphones I am really pleased that I purchased them. I use them everyday!
Date published: 2024-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They are quite confortable, sound great, and fairly easy to synchronize to your phone or tablet. Glad I purchased them.
Date published: 2024-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound quality, ANC, & very comfortable Bought these mostly for my PC to deal with noisy neighbors, and they work incredible. The noise cancelling is awesome, and is very comfortable to wear. I sometime wear them up to 12+ hours a day, and I sometimes forget I'm wearing them (like a cloud sitting on top of your head). And of course the sound quality is amazing. Oh phone calls the mic also doesn't pick up any background noise as well (wind, ambient noise etc).
Date published: 2024-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable for large heads! LOL Fantastic as usual! Very happy with purchase. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2024-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Bose headphones My first pair of Bose headphones and want to reflect on how comfortable they are. I recently used it on 4r flight and the noise cancellation feature is impressive. The sound is exquisite as Bose product promise to be.
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing-buy now! These headphones are absolutely amazing. I work from home, as does my partner, and we are both on calls for most of the day. I had been using AirPods, but they were causing sores in my ears. No more sores or painful ears!! These headphones are soft! I wear glasses and they don’t cause the glasses to push into my head! And these are the only over the ear headphones I’ve found that allow me to hear myself in aware mode-no more sounding like I am in a fishbowl. So pleased with my purchase. Thank you for making quality headphones.
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best of the old QC35 with great new spatial! Overany years this is my third pair of QCs. My first pair lived a very long life with minimal care. After the QC35, I purchased the QC700. Here Bose introduced us with control over the noise cancelling from a 0-10 scale. This was huge for someone like me who likes to crank some tunes while I get some work done at home or the office. They allowed minimalization of ambience, but allowed you to hear someone call out for you at a reasonable volume. However, I was not too happy with the quality of the 700s. After a shorter life than their predecessor, I picked up the QC Ultra last weekend. By far the nicest pair yet. I'm very happy with moving back to the collapsible model with the tougher case. These headphones are remarkably intelligent in the most passive ways. I love being able to just show them away and they go to sleep. Immersion has been a nice step up in interesting quality adjustments. They don't quite get as much respect as a well tuned Dolby ATMOS system. But for headphones, they actually make you forget your wearing them. In addition to the immersive spatial feature, they're incredibly light. Wearable for hours without becoming annoying. Excellent job on the Ultra! Side note - also cool how they can group with my Smart Ultra soundbar. Nice for late night TV. Great product!
Date published: 2024-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money Love the sound and quality and the anc is by far the best!!!!
Date published: 2024-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose QuietComfort Ultra's Immediately fell in love with these. I would highly recommend. Comfortable & sound is epic. The only issue I have is, the app is required to use the headphones.. I don't want another app on top of another app to listen to music.
Date published: 2024-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersive Mode is king on these headphones... Great noise canceling. The Immersive Mode is phenomenal. Overall sound could be clearer and crisper.
Date published: 2024-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound. Intuitive controls. I purchased the headphones about a month ago. I have never had noise cancelling headphones before. They are amazing. I use them for watching tv and while using my iPad, and listening to books on Audible.. I bought them in anticipation of a long plane flight. I can't wait. Slight learning curve.
Date published: 2024-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensitive Hearing My mom bought this headset a month ago, for my sensitive hearing and since then I haven't had as many migraines! Best headset I've ever had.
Date published: 2024-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great response time . Very professional . Technical support was very good . The technician spent a lot of time with me troubleshooting which I appreciate very much .
Date published: 2024-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great headphones, love Bose! These are great headphones and I really love the noise cancelling feature.
Date published: 2024-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent headphones High quality and easy to use I highly recommend them Also excellent customer service
Date published: 2024-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Best sound, best customer service, best look, the best, the best, the best. Buy them, and change your life.
Date published: 2024-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Immersive technology I have purchased more than ten different Bose products in my time. The Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra are elite. Amazing sound and quality!!
Date published: 2024-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Music to my ears Three weeks in and these headphones are nothing short of incredible! I love how the headphones have three different modes - Quiet, Aware, and Immersion to cater to different settings I am in. The headphones themselves are very comfortable and the battery lasts an incredibly long time. Receiving calls on the headphones is a great experience. I like the noise that pops up when someone answers the phone and when the call ends. The quality of the calls is great. My only critique is the headphone case where the headphones have to be folded in to fit.
Date published: 2024-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW. Awesome Investment! Super cool...2 devices at once. Phone and computer. Great for zoom meetings. Crystal clear audio and folks on the phone don't realize when you change from device to headphones. Audio is perfect on music or streaming TV ( tested Amazon prime, Netflix and youtube. SUPER INVESTMENT. COMFORTABLE: You can wear them all day and not realize you have them on, it even stays sealed around your ear with glasses on! Not cheap looking (I have the grey). The case is really nice. I'll be updating soon as I have a long airline flight and am interested to see if the battery lasts with noise canceling and music, books, video...as long as has been claimed. Feature rich. IT IS SUCH A GREAT INVESTMENT! Thanks to the folks who have really nailed this product. Superior in all respects.
Date published: 2024-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use great style The sound these give you is incredible I've spent many hours with them
Date published: 2024-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased....better than the old Sony XM3 I had Love the Bose Quiet Comfort Ultra headphones. I bought two pairs, one for at work for Zoom, and one at home. Noise Cancelling is amazing. I don't have any experience with the mics though since I use an separate podcast microphone.
Date published: 2024-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Upgrade! Purchased these as a gift and upgrade for my hubbies older QuietComfort headphones. He loves them! The newer features only add to the brilliance and function of these headphones! Definitely worth the$$$!
Date published: 2024-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top dawg They are the best on the market, very user friendly with the bose app...
Date published: 2024-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Immersion Audio I received these as a gift from my family. I had been toying with whether or not I should get the Sony equivalent or the BOSE. I love these, so far. I really like the immersion audio. Honestly, I did not think I would but I do. The only thing I do not like is the single button for power and bluetooth mode. It is not always clear if I actually turned the headphones off correctly.
Date published: 2024-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING FEATURES YOU'LL WANT TO SHOW OFF Coolest and best quality headphones I have ever owned.
Date published: 2024-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality! Used it for 2 weeks and its fantastic! I have used it on a plane and it drowns out the sounds so easily!
Date published: 2024-02-21
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