News: Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

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The New Bose Headphones 700 // Image Bose.

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

The Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 is the most anticipated audio launch of 2019!

Last year Sony shook up the headphone market with the 1000-XM3s and claimed the crown of ‘Best Audio’ in my list of Top Travel Gadgets for 2019.

So what do the new 700s have to do to return the best headphone title to Bose?

Bose 700s in Black or Silver // Image Bose.

Features

Bose has claimed the new 700s are the beginning of a new era for Noise Cancelling headphones. A claim I really do hope they can live up too. They are not a re-engineered pair of QC 35s, they are brand new inside and out.

From the earcups to the new headband with tapered arms, the styling change is fairly dramatic. I can see it splitting opinions, but so far it is growing on me.

The Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 have been engineered from the ground up as an integrated system, with a new acoustic and electronics package, new digital signal processing, and a new eight microphone system for the most complete, effortless headphone experience ever.
~ Bose

Improved Noise Cancelling

But what matters most is the audio performance, and Bose has made some big enhancements here. There are now 11 different levels of noise cancellation! Giving the user flexibility over the amount needed for the environment they are in and should save on battery life.

The New Tapered headband // Image Bose.

Bose AR is a new feature that will combine the power of the 700s with mobile apps on your smartphone or tablet devices. Bose promise this will be a first of its kind audio experience for travellers.

By augmenting your world with content for your ears is the tagline!

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Although additional to most users needs, Bose AR can only be used with select products and apps! Not useful for most but the potential is huge!

Motion sensors in these AR-enabled devices detect the headphones and the movement of your head. Then with the use of your smartphone, provide tailored content.

Better Control

Another useful addition is Conversation Mode. The sceptics among us would just call it Pause, but it does do a little more than that.

When activated it does pause your content but also cancels out Noise Cancelling. Bringing you straight back into the real world when needed.

Touch-Controlled Right Earcup // Image Bose.

There are 3 physical buttons (power, voice assistant, Noise cancelling) and a touch control pad on the right earcup. The controls for the touchpad appear to be basic but for good reason.

Swipe up/down for volume and forwards/backwards to skip tracks. Perfectly simple!

Enhanced Hands-Free

A feature many brands brag about but rarely get right is Hands-Free calling. It’s one I rely on and find many never deliver what’s promised. As the 700s have both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant functionality, I’m hoping these headphones could be different.

Inside the Bose 700s are four microphones that are designed to pick up and isolate your voice. Providing you with a clear noise-free call.

Beautifully crafted 700s // Image Bose.

You can download the latest Bose app now for Android and Apple devices.

Specifications

In the time it has taken to write this article, I’ve gone from not liking the look of the 700s to, they are lovely to look at! But it’s what’s inside that matters the most!

  • Dimensions – 20.3 x 16.5 x 5.1cm
  • Weight – 250g
  • Colour Options – Black or Grey
  • Charge Time – Up to 2.5 hours
  • Up to 20 hours Battery Life
  • In The Box
    • Audio cable
    • USB Charging Cable
    • Carrying Case
How Much do the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Cost?

The Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones are due to be released on June 30th. They will retail at £349/$399. You can preorder the 700s now with Bose.

You will also be able to purchase from your local Amazon store. Interestingly, the UK Amazon site has the launch date of June 20th.

// Media Bose YouTube Channel.
Join the Conversation

After Sony stole the crown, I was eager to see the response from Bose. I’m glad they have delivered on a new pair of headphones and not an updated pair of QC35s.

But is the styling an acquired taste? Will the 11 stages of Noise cancelling be better than that of Sony?

What side are you on and will you be investing in the new Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones?

Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe you should leave the verdict on these to people who actually have some understanding of audio engineering. You’re just copy-and-pasting specs from Bose’s marketing, not making any measurements of your own (frequency response? THD? impedance and phase? efficiency? etc?)

    • This is a news article to raise awareness of the product, not a hands-on review. Thanks for reading.

  2. Eliminate exclamation points! They diminish the impact of what you are saying! And your credibility! And they are annoying!

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