New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 09, 2022) follows:

Bose is one of the most reputed brands in the audio industry. Founded in 1964, the company makes different types of headphones including over-ear and in-ear and headsets for aviation and the military.

The company’s QuietComfort headphones are designed for those who want comfortable headphones and want to wear them for a prolonged period. They support both wired and wireless playback and are compatible with the Bose Music app.


While the audio quality and ANC are good, the Bose QuietComfort 45 lacks support for adjustable EQ in the app.

Even though the lack of an equalizer is not a dealbreaker for many, some say that it is one of the main reasons why they don’t prefer headphones.

Below are some reports (1,2,3) from Bose QuietComfort 45 owners who are bummed about the lack of adjustable EQ support.


Do you think we will get EQ on the QC45?
I have been playing around with my QC buds a lot the last 2 days, and man they almost/do sound better than my QC45 with the EQ I like applied. It seems silly that the buds would be the superior product, but without EQ I think the 45 is just a little too bright and could use a little low bass boost.

I have been bummed that Bose hasn’t done any updates for the 45 adding EQ or anything. I started using the EQMac app wired off my MacBook and it’s been awesome. You can make these bass heavy no issue. Sadly can’t do it on an iPad or iPhone due Apple restraints… Hope it helps others.

But it is not big of an issue since Bose can easily add adjustable EQ support for the QuietComfort 45 in a software update.

Thankfully, the Bose Service Twitter handle has commented on the matter and said that they will be bringing adjustable EQ support for the QuietComfort 45 in a future update.

We hear you loud and clear. You want Adjustable EQ for the @Bose Quiet Comfort 45s. So that’s what we’re working on! Coming early 2022. More details to come.

However, they did not share any timeframe on when the feature will be added. We hope Bose stick to their word and add the feature in the first half of the year.

Rest assured, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space when the developers add adjustable EQ support on the Bose QuietComfort 45 so make sure you stay tuned.

Update 1 (February 18)

05:01 pm (IST): Bose has released a new firmware for it’s QuietComfort 45 headphones with version 2.0.4 which finally brings EQ support.

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