Bose Quietcomfort 35 II vs Bose Quietcomfort 45: The incumbent keeps the throne

Newer isn't always better.

Bose Quietcomfort 35 II vs Bose Quietcomfort 45: The incumbent keeps the throne

Comparing the Bose Quietcomfort 35 II to the Bose Quietcomfort 45 is like comparing oranges to oranges — there’s very little difference between these two active noise-cancelling (ANC) headsets. True to the series name, both Quietcomfort headsets are very comfortable and great for travelers. However, Bose includes some new hardware and a “unique” sound profile in its latest headset.

Bose took four years between the QC 35 II and QC 45, so it must have cooked up something good in the lab, right?