Take charge of your music and stride along to the beat. High-fidelity audio and legendary noise cancellation work their magic by sealing you in, eliminating distractions, and letting you dive deep into your own rhythm. Toggle between Quiet and Aware Modes, or create a Custom Mode and adjust outside sound to the moment. The design is iconic and the comfort lasting, while an optional audio cable with an in-line microphone plugs you into sound as bold as you, even without a Bluetooth® connection.
Legendary noise cancellation
Seal yourself in with high-fidelity audio, eliminate distractions, and dive deep into your music.
Modes for any musical moment
Shut out the world with Quiet Mode, enjoy full transparency with Aware Mode, or blend the two with a Custom Mode in the Bose Music app.
High-fidelity audio
All-day comfort
Up to 24 hours of battery life*
Adjustable EQ
Audio cable with in-line mic
Customize with Bose Music app

Bose QuietComfort Headphones

3.8 out of 5 Customer Rating
$479.00
color White Smoke
90-day risk-free trial

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Take charge of your music and stride along to the beat. High-fidelity audio and legendary noise cancellation work their magic by sealing you in, eliminating distractions, and letting you dive deep into your own rhythm. Toggle between Quiet and Aware Modes, or create a Custom Mode and adjust outside sound to the moment. The design is iconic and the comfort lasting, while an optional audio cable with an in-line microphone plugs you into sound as bold as you, even without a Bluetooth® connection.
Legendary noise cancellation
Seal yourself in with high-fidelity audio, eliminate distractions, and dive deep into your music.
Modes for any musical moment
Shut out the world with Quiet Mode, enjoy full transparency with Aware Mode, or blend the two with a Custom Mode in the Bose Music app.
High-fidelity audio
All-day comfort
Up to 24 hours of battery life*
Adjustable EQ
Audio cable with in-line mic
Customize with Bose Music app
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Bose QuietComfort Headphones
color White Smoke
$479.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Bose QuietComfort 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
Cushions Removable Cushion
Microphones Built-in Microphone
Noise Cancelling Yes
Noise Control Type Active Noise Cancelling
Audio cable included Yes
Case Carry, Storage
Headphone 19.51 cm H x 15.7 cm W x 8.0 cm D (0.24 kg)
Product Material Metal, Plastic, Leather (Protein)
Product Case Material Leather (Hard)
Ear Cushion Material Protein Leather
Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 24 hours
Battery Charge Time 2.5 hours
Charging Accessory included Yes
Charging Interface(s) USB
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version 5.1
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.

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 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.

Aware Mode turns on the external microphones of QuietComfort Headphones and feeds ambient sounds into the headphones, enabling awareness of the sounds in the environment, such as cars and emergency vehicles, while still enjoying audio content.

These headphones were designed to maximize all the features that contribute to comfort, especially when you’re using the headphones for extended periods of time. All materials have been selected for their comfort and lightweight properties. Protein leather is used for its comfort, durability, and acoustical properties. The earcups rotate easily for a uniform, comfortable seal. And most importantly, stability is achieved with minimal clamping force, allowing for hours of comfortable wear.

Yes. Bose QuietComfort 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 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 or speak to your voice assistant anywhere you go — knowing you will be heard clearly and naturally.

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.

Yes. Multi-point technology allows Bose QuietComfort Headphones to maintain a connection to two devices at the same time — for example, an iPad and a smartphone. So while you’re watching video on the connected iPad, the headphones will automatically pause the video to answer a call from the connected smartphone. When the call is finished, the headphones switch back to the video on the iPad.

Bose QuietComfort 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 4 hours of play time from a quick 15-minute charge.

Bose QuietComfort Headphones use a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 24 hours* of audio playback with noise cancelling turned on.

Yes. You can continue to listen to your source even if the battery power is depleted. Without power, the headphones operate in a passive mode and neither active noise cancellation nor Active EQ is able to function.

Bose QuietComfort 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.

The larger middle button on the right earcup is the Multi-function button. It initiates play/pause and other track controls for videos and music, answers and ends calls, and also provides access to your phone’s default virtual assistant, like Siri. The buttons on either side of the multi-function button are volume +/– buttons. They allow you to easily adjust volume in an intuitive up/down vertical orientation.

On the left earcup there is a single Action button. This toggles between Quiet Mode (noise cancelling), Aware Mode, and your Custom Modes. This is also a shortcut button; when you press and hold the button for approximately 2 seconds, your shortcut, such as battery life status or Spotify Tap, will activate.

Using the Multi-function button on the back of the right earcup, QuietComfort Headphones give you access to your phone’s default virtual assistant, like Siri.

No. In general, the audio/video delay will be excessive and most noticeable in games where action and audio are supposed to be synchronized.

Spotify Tap allows Spotify users to access their music with a single tap on a designated control on their headphones. Press and hold the “Action” button on the left earcup to start your listening session and press down again for Spotify to offer up recommendations for other music you might like. You need a Spotify account and can configure the shortcut control to activate Spotify Tap using the Bose Music app.

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Owner's guide
Quick start guide

Take over the tempo


Customizable legendary noise cancelling, comfortable fit, adjustable EQ, and striking colours — all in one pair of iconic headphones. Go beyond the beat with sound that puts you on top of the world.

QuietComfort Headphones Moonstone Blue

Take charge of your style

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Meet your newest statement piece

Available in Black, White Smoke, and an all-new limited-edition Cypress Green colour option, QC headphones connect to bold sound with a bold look.

Iconic, comfy design.

Plush earcup cushions softly hug your ears, while a comfortable yet secure band works to keep the headphones comfortable and in place.

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Cypress Green Bose QuietComfort Headphones

Legendary quiet

For diving deep into your own rhythm

Quiet Mode

Seal yourself in with full, legendary noise cancellation so you can block it all but the beat.

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Man wearing Bose QuietComfort Headphones outside

Aware Mode

Need to pay attention? Get full transparency to hear your surroundings, or engage in a conversation.

Custom Modes

Adjust your noise cancellation as you see fit, add Wind Block to tune out breezy environments, and revisit your custom noise cancelling setting at any time.

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Own the beat. Drop the bass.


Adjustable EQ allows you to crank the bass, tweak the treble, and balance the mid-range to get the sound that best suits you.

Woman wearing Bose QuietComfort Headphones using the 3.5 mm to 2.5 mm audio cable

Plug into the sound


These over-ear headphones bring an optional audio cable with an in-line microphone to plug you into sound as bold as you, even without a Bluetooth® connection.

Bose Music app

The app walks you through setup, lets you choose your voice assistant, group compatible Wi-Fi-enabled products, and more.

Battery life

Keep your marathon playlists playing with up to 24 hours¹ of battery life on a single charge using a USB-C®. A quick, 15-minute boost gives your Bluetooth headphones up to 2.5 hours of play time.²

SimpleSync

Pair your headphones and a Bose smart soundbar to binge your favourite show without disturbing others.

Features

Bose QuietComfort Headphones in Moonstone Blue
  • Legendary noise cancellation
    Seal yourself in with high-fidelity audio, eliminate distractions, and dive deep into your music.
  • Modes for any musical moment
    Shut out the world with Quiet Mode, enjoy full transparency with Aware Mode, or blend the two with a Custom Mode in the Bose Music app.
  • Comfortable for as long as you listen
    Plush cushions softly hug your ears, while a comfortable yet secure band works to keep the headphones in place when you’re on the go.
  • So go ahead, listen longer.
    Keep your marathon playlists playing with up to 24 hours of battery life.*
  • Own the beat. Drop the bass.
    Adjustable EQ allows you to crank the bass, tweak the treble, and balance the mid-range to get the sound that best suits you.
  • Enjoy private listening
    With SimpleSync technology, pair your headphones and a Bose smart soundbar to binge your favourite show without disturbing others.
Woman wearing Bose QuietComfort Headphones in Moonstone Blue outside

Go beyond the beat

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

Why buy from Bose

*Testing conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and audio playback at a loudness of 75dBSPL. Battery life varies based on settings and usage.

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features except, too short cord for non blue I purchased these recently while recovering from a severe sinus/ear infection in which I suffered hearing loss. These through the Bluetooth hook up allowed me to adjust my volume up while the rest could listen to the TV volume at normal levels.
Date published: 2024-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose, the best sound on the planet. I have always used , and loved, Bose products. My Bose glasses changed my life and practice. However, the QuietComfort headphones, which I use when I want total immersion are amazing. Bose has the best sound on the planet. I wouldn't wear anything else. (But, I still love my Bose glasses, which I wear all day every day.)
Date published: 2024-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Happy with my purchase. Comfortable and sleek with great sound. This is my second pair.
Date published: 2024-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic improved noise canceling feature! Noise canceling is wonderful. My older generation Bose headphones don’t cancel as much noise as my new ones. I hear my Roomba as a very low purr when it’s time to vacuum. Will be a godsend during summer - I work from home and they cancel grandkid noise very nicely.
Date published: 2024-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Headphones Ever By far the Best Headphones I've ever bought. The first pair I've been satisfied with.
Date published: 2024-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Stars! Great noise cancellation headphones!! I bought this headphones about 1 month ago and still standing in a good shape, when I first tried them I was left gasping, surprised how great these headphones sound and how great the bass is especially how extremely comfortable they fit on my head and covering my ears. Greatest purchase I made and they much better then the $500 Apple headphones and Beats studios. Went ahead and bought 2 more for my siblings.
Date published: 2024-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quiet comfort ultras I switched to the quiet comfort ultra head phones,had more features and more bass, than quiet comfort, was worth the extra money
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome, noise cancelling is superb, fit is amazing, sound is perfect.
Date published: 2024-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sound quality second to none. I have Bose corded headphones that are outstanding but wanted the freedom of cordless headphones offer. Bose again exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them. Extremely comfortable.
Date published: 2024-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good noise reduction I needed a way to block noise so I could sleep and these headphones are doing a 99.9% job of that. I just wish they were smaller so I could sleep on my side but I am very glad that I purchased them. When Bose figures out a way to make smaller ear covers then I’ll buy another pair. Until then I’ll very happy with these.
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose number 1 Wow!, the sound is very incredible. Excellent product.
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthday gift Best birthday gift I have received ever and the audio quality is too good
Date published: 2024-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I bought these a couple of weeks ago but haven t used them yet. They came highly recommended by my daughter and grandchildren for on the plane. Can't wait to try them.
Date published: 2024-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly! I bought these at the airport for a long trip, they were perfect! Once I figured out how to turn the noise cancelling on/off it made my multiple flights enjoyable!
Date published: 2024-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great noise blocker I received my Bose on Mother's Day from my son. I.LOVE.IT. There is really no background noise that I experienced. It came in clear and I could understand what was said. Go figure. Great product.
Date published: 2024-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second Set of Bose Headphones. Received then two weeks ago. This set replaces the original Bose noise cancelling headphones I bought in 2002. Of course these are a nice improvement over what I had but they still work well. I find this set to be of high quality and comfort with simple, easy to use controls. Recharges fast and the charge last just about all week.
Date published: 2024-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why Didn't I Buy These Sooner? I recently purchased the Bose QuietComfort headphones, and I couldn't be happier with my decision! These headphones are a game-changer. First off, the noise-canceling feature is outstanding. Whether I'm on a noisy flight, in a bustling café, or simply at home, the QuietComfort headphones create a serene listening environment. It's like having my own personal sanctuary of sound. The audio quality is superb. The bass is deep and rich, the mids are clear and well-balanced, and the highs are crisp without being piercing. Whether I'm listening to music, watching movies, or taking calls, the sound is always impeccable. Comfort is another area where these headphones truly excel. The ear cushions are incredibly soft and provide a perfect seal without feeling too tight. I can wear them for hours without any discomfort, which is perfect for long listening sessions. The battery life is impressive as well. I can go days without needing to recharge, even with heavy use. And when I do need to charge, it's quick and hassle-free. Additionally, the build quality feels premium and durable. They are lightweight yet sturdy, and the foldable design makes them easy to carry around in the provided case. Overall, the Bose QuietComfort headphones have exceeded all my expectations. They are a perfect blend of comfort, quality, and performance. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for top-notch headphones that deliver on all fronts!
Date published: 2024-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Deal I bought these at Costco for a great deal. The headphones are super comfortable and do a great job cancelling external noise. The sound quality was rich with a lot of depth. I sometimes watch movies with them on, not because I have to, but because I want to. Scoop up a pair of these at Costco before they are gone.
Date published: 2024-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most comfortable quiet I'm autistic and rely on some of kind of noise-cancelling to calm my nervous system. I'm also easily irritated by anything I wear. When I first put these headphones on my eyes welled with tears because they were so comfortable and the world got so quiet. Then I actually turned them on and I did cry happy tears for a few minutes. Then sense of relief was immense. I've spent the past few weeks wearing them to listen to music, to watch movies, to play sound machine noises like thunder and brown noise, and just to muffle the sounds of everyday life when my nerves start to get fried. Aware mode let's me soften the noise around me while still being able to hear well enough to hold a conversation or hear a knock at the door. They are currently favorite possession.
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features and a very nice app i bought these a month ago and they are very good quality i love the way bose sounds in my ears and the noise canceling is perfect but i would say they stay less on my head than the beats headphones i do have a pretty small head. for working out and doing very fast bodu move my and jumping around they are not good for but other than that i love them. kinda disappointed tho but it’s not their fault i have a small head 😭
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the sound Best sounding headphones I've ever owned. Incredible sound
Date published: 2024-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome features i bought this a,most a month ago and absolutely love these headphones. And I love the color options. I got the cypress.
Date published: 2024-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just do it 2nd pair I have owned in the last 8 years. 1st the sound and quality are way worth the price. Bose is just all around great product
Date published: 2024-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost mine and ordered new pne I lost or they were stolen my first set after only few weeks of use. I liked them enough to order a replacement set.
Date published: 2024-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the quiet comfort headphones about a month ago and they are excellent noise canceling headphones and sound quality is excellent also
Date published: 2024-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I used my new headphones on my flight recently and the noise canceling was great.
Date published: 2024-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best headphones on the market Great headphones. Sound is incredible. Noise cancellation works great. Multiple adjustments for a perfect fit.
Date published: 2024-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Headphones Phenomenal product. These are the best headphones on the market. My last pair of Bose lasted 8 years and I only got a new pair because I lost my old ones.
Date published: 2024-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and features The sound is amazing and they are lightweight. Perfect for working out as well.
Date published: 2024-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with these headphones The sound quality and ease of using the headphones is outstanding. I downloaded the Bose headphones app on my iPhone and iPad, which adjusts volume, base, and other controls.. They also connect with my MacBook Pro which employs the standard MacBook controls for volume. I have used them for music mostly, but also listening to seminars in my field. With music, I am hearing clearly subtle nuisances of different instruments, obscured earlier with my old headphones.
Date published: 2024-04-13
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