The very best Bose has to offer when it comes to noise cancelling headphones

Bose announced the introduction of a new generation of Smart Noice Cancellation Headphones. They come to improve on the current QuietComfort 35 II headphones and are said to offer not only better performance and noise canceling abilities but also a touch of more modern tech, like the integration of Google Assistant.

Bose Smart Noise Cancellation Headphones 700 - The Essentials

Bose Smart Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
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Now, Bose calls its Smart Noise Cancellation 700 "the biggest leap forward in headphones since the iconic QuietComfort." PR talk aside, the new 700 Series will join the QuietComfort range - which won’t be discontinued for now - yet they’ll cost more. Bose will charge you $399.95 for a pair, but you’ll have to wait until June 30 to get your new headphones. In the meantime, pre-orders are open.

The future is here. Introducing the #new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, featuring 11 levels of our world-renowned noise cancellation, your choice of voice assistant, and an unrivaled four-microphone system that makes your voice sound crystal clear even in noisy environments. Pre-order the newest #BoseHeadphones now: https://bose.life/2I75WmT

Posted by Bose on Friday, May 24, 2019

Bose 700 vs QuietComfort 35 II

Bose 700 vs Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose 700 Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Battery life 20 h 20 h
Quick charge 15 min for 3.5 h 15 min for 2.5 h
Size 8 inches x 6.5 inches x 2 inches 7.1 inches x 6.7 inches x 3.2 inches
Weight 8.96 oz 8.3 oz
Bluetooth range 33 feet (10 meters) 30 feet (9 meters)
Price $399.95 $349.95

The company says it engineered the new headphones from the ground up around an eight-microphone system. Out of these, six microphones are used to cancel the surrounding noise, with two of them combining with other two microphones to improve voice pickup. We’re not done yet.

The headphones have a battery life of up to 20 hours and touch controls for answering/ending calls, changing volume, pausing/playing music, and skipping tracks. Physical buttons were not eradicated - you can still use a couple of those for turning the headphones on and off as well as for navigating the noise cancellation levels.

On top of that, you can add around 3.5 hours of battery life by charging the headphones for 15 minutes.

They’re compatible with the likes of Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant and users can interact and change various parameters through the Bose Music app available for iOS and Android. You can check the battery level, select the amount of noise cancellation, access Bose AR, and play songs that are already downloaded on your phone.

Oh, and besides the traditional phone calls, the headphones will also work with and take calls from apps such as Skype or FaceTime.

Plus, when needed, you can connect the headphones to two of your devices - think of an iPad and a smartphone - and they’ll make the swap automatically from, let’s say, a phone call on your iPhone to listening to music on the iPad.

As we mentioned above, you can’t have the Bose 700 headphones just yet, but if you’re not decided and in urgent need of a pair, perhaps you’ll want to take a look at the QuietComfort 35 II headphones. They’re available on Amazon for $349.

And just in case you’re shopping outside Bose’s range, then you could check out Sony’s similarly-priced WH1000XM3 headphones, available on Amazon for $348.

Bose Smart Noise Cancellation Headphones 700 specs

Bose 700 headphones specs
Size 8 inches x 6.5 inches x 2 inches
Weight 0.56 pounds (254 grams, 8.96 oz)
Carry case 8.6 inches x 7 inches x 2.4 inches
Audio cable 42 inches
USB cable 20 inches
Bluetooth range 33 feet (10 meters)
Battery charging time 2.5 hours
Quick charge time 15 minutes for 3.5 hours of use
Battery life 20 hours
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