While you might have been on the hunt for some AirPods Max this Black Friday season, Bose QuietComfort 45’s are a much more affordable and equally capable option. They don’t boast the sleek styling or the wow factor of AirPods, but they’re a really solid set of noise cancelling headphones, Bluetooth, 24 hours of battery life, and more. Check it out.
Bose QuietComfort 45 for Black Friday
The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are comfortable over-ear headphones with noise cancelling. Bose’s TriPort acoustic architecture delivers great sound and they have Active EQ so there’s no distortion for loud listening and good balance across a range of genres.
These are definitely less premium in finish and feel compared to AirPods Max, but that also makes them a bit sturdier and more rugged. 24 hours of battery life on a single charge is extremely competitive, as is the 15-minute quick fuelling time for 3 hours of listening. They also have a much nicer carrying/storage case compared to the AirPods Max.
If these are still out of your price range, another cheaper alternative is the Sony WH1000-XM4s, reduced to $228 on Amazon. These also have active noise cancellation and great comfort.
If you’re heart set on the AirPods Max, you can still save some money, with the current best offering $100 off at Amazon, now just $449 instead of $549 in all colors.