The Bose QuietComfort 45 are very good for wired gaming. Using their 1/8" to 1/16" TRS audio cable, you can connect them to PCs as well as Xbox and PlayStation consoles. However, you can only receive audio, which may be disappointing if you want to chat with others while you game. On the upside, they have a very comfortable fit, and their neutral sound profile is suitable for most kinds of gameplay.
The Bose QuietComfort 45/QC45 Wireless are better headphones for most uses than the Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless. The Bose's ANC blocks out more of the low rumble of bus and plane engines, but the Sony do a better job of cutting down ambient chatter. Their neutral sound is also a lot more versatile than the Sony too and their fit is more comfortable. That said, the Sony have a few extra features over the Bose. The Sony support LDAC for hi-res audio and they have a virtual soundstage feature to help give you a more immersive sound, though you need to subscribe to services that support it.
The Bose QuietComfort 45/QC45 are more versatile headphones than the Apple AirPods Max Wireless. The Bose are lighter and more comfortable, and they deliver audio more consistently. Their ANC does a better job of blocking out background noise as well. Their integrated mic offers a significantly better overall performance, they support multi-device pairing, and they can be used wired via their 1/8" to 1/16" TRS cable, though you can only receive audio. However, the Apple feel better built, and have a virtual soundstage feature.
The Bose QC45 come with a 1/8" to 1/16" (3.5 mm to 2.5 mm) TRS cable that you can use to passively listen to audio. However, you can't use their mic with this connection. These headphones also come with a USB-A to USB-C charging cable.
The Bose QuietComfort 45 Headphones can connect to Bluetooth-enabled PCs with full audio and mic compatibility. You can also connect them to your PC using their included 1/8" to 1/16" (3.5 mm to 2.5 mm) TRS cable, but you can only receive audio. 2b1af7f3a8