Successor to Bose’s wildly popular QC35 headphones leaks early

Bose looks set to release a successor to its much-loved QuietComfort 35 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, judging by the look of a FCC Declaration for a QuietComfort 45 model, WinFuture reports.

It will be a major release for Bose, who launched the QC35s five years ago in 2016 and have since released only a minor update with the addition of a Google Assistant button the following year. It’s been so long since the QC35s still come with a micro USB port instead of USB-C, which WinFuture Notes seems to be changing with the new headphones. In the intervening years, Bose has released the more expensive Noise Canceling Headphones 700, but it has kept the QC35s as a more affordable alternative.

Otherwise, the photos accompanying the FCC filing suggest that Bose has stayed fairly close to the existing design for the upcoming headphones. We’re fine with that – the QC35s’ featherweight and comfortable, if slightly conservative, design doesn’t need to be repaired – because it’s the inside of the Bose headphones that could use a refresh.