Posted on 23rd September, 2019


Bose appears to be breaking its 13-year old naming convention by not slipping the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 under the QuietComfort brand. 

And judging by the marketing shots, the old name isn’t the only thing that Bose is dropping. The new noise cancellers have a definite modern aesthetic, something that its previous QuietComfort line started to lack in our opinion.

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones

Naturally, you still get Bluetooth connectivity and noise-cancellation along with 20-hour battery life after a 2.5-hour charge.

Bose Smart Noise Cancelling Headphones 700Bose claims it has improved upon its noise-cancelling tech for the new cans. The headset also boasts a four-microphone system with 11 increments of noise-cancellation to choose from. For instance, activate Conversation Mode, which will allow you to hear your boss asking if you’ve finished the job yet or, more usefully, announcements from the cabin crew or Tube driver.

The 700s are slated as being a ‘Bose AR’ product. Basically, Bose tells us that the headphones are equipped with motion sensors that detect the orientation of your head and body movement. The tech then enables the compatible Bose Music app to tailor audio to your activity. Bose is calling Bose AR “first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform”.

The company goes on to state:

Bose AR unlocks the potential to experience fundamentally new ways to travel, exercise, learn, play and more by augmenting your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes.

Bose also says the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 works with any native voice assistant. Google Assistant and Alexa are already integrated for faster, easier access and Siri can be accessed on an iPhone.

An out-of-box software update is available for wake word access to Alexa. Once downloaded, just say “Alexa” — as you would with a smart speaker at home.  Other software features are on the horizon including noise-masking tracks that add a layer of soothing sounds over the blank-canvas of Bose noise cancellation for intense relaxation and focus. 

Finally, the 250gram Bose 700 also possesses a new touch interface that’s said to provide intuitive gesture-based controls.

The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are available now, and sell for $599.95 in Australia, and $689.95 in New Zealand.

For more information, visit Bose.


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StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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