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These iconic Bose headphones just hit $199, a record low — save 40% for Black Friday

Could 15,000 five-star reviewers be wrong?

If you haven't yet treated yourself to a pair of top-notch noise-cancelling headphones, the moment has come. Right now, Amazon is offering the popular Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones at a hefty discount — down from $329 to $199, for a savings of $130 (!!). This is an all-time low, and one of the best Black Friday tech deals we've seen so far. Whether you're ramping up for a bit of air travel, wearing them while you work, or upgrading your fitness routine, these beauties will take you to the next level. Plus, they've already earned thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon. Snag yourself a pair now!

On sale in black and White Smoke, these cans are perfect for office workers and frequent travelers.

$227 at Amazon
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$329 at B&H Photo

Why is this a good Black Friday deal?

This pair is fantastic for blocking out unwanted sound, and can you really put a price on silence? You can, and it's $199 — the lowest price on record for this model.

Why do I need these?

The Bose QuietComfort 45 is a Bluetooth headset that features a ridiculous 22 hours of battery life, which should get you through your round trip and then some. Need a top-up? You can get three hours of battery life with only a 15-minute charge. These headphones can also be plugged in, which will help the battery last even longer.

Bose Quiet Comfort 45 headphones, black
Take calls, mellow out with some tunes or simply enjoy the silence.

What reviewers say

Those features have earned the QuietComfort its fair share of fans, like this gentleman who did "much research" and said, "They live up to the hype, [noise canceling] is great, but I just like faithful reproduction of sound, and these do it. I almost want to cry, the music is so clear. My only gripe is they aren't loud enough for my old ears, but the reality is they are probably saving my ears! Man, these sound amazing. No regrets!!"

A longtime Bose fan wrote, "These headphones are the lightest I've ever used, and that directly translates to comfort when wearing them for hours on end. ... The sound is super clear and crisp."

One shopper found them great for keeping a happy household: "I purchased these headphones for my husband so he could watch movies after I go to bed without disturbing the rest of the house. He loves the sound quality, the ability to add or remove devices at will and the fact he is not 'tethered' to the sound system by a cord. Worth the price!"

Ultimately, Bose QuietComfort 45 made a convert out of a longtime Beats user, who wrote, "As soon as I put these headphones on, I knew they were going to be amazing! The noise cancellation alone is outstanding, but the comfortable over-the-ear design is magical. After years of being loyal to Beats, I was done with their low quality. Bose, simply put, makes a high-quality product that delivers on all aspects for those who enjoy over-the-ear design."

These truly are worth every cent — grab them while they're on sale for Black Friday.

Black Friday did not disappoint — these incredibly comfortable, high-quality headphones are at a record-low price. 

$199 at Amazon
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$299 at Adorama$329 at Walmart

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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