The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is known to be the most anticipated successor of the QuietComfort 35 II model, hence, it has a lot of expectations to live up to. The QuietComfort line has already existed for nearly 2 decades and is considered to be one of the premium standard for active noise cancelling headphones. In fact, the Bose QC series is a favorite among open-office residents and airline travelers for their ability to effectively shut out a significant chunk of external noise and distractions. 

In short, the Bose QC35 models are quite difficult to upstage, which makes it easy to understand that its successor, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, is really in for a lot of pressure. 

Pressures and expectations aside, we think that the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 perform and sound better than their predecessor and even excel as a headset for making voice calls and virtual business meetings or conference. 

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Design

Basically, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is much better viewed in a light of it being a totally new headphone rather than comparing it to its predecessors. It comes with new drivers and comes with not just one microphone but eight. The microphones are said to support Bose’s evolved and upgraded noise canceling function. 

One of the major changes in terms of aesthetics that can be noticed in the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is the headband. While the QC35 II comes with a high quality resin or plastic headband while the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 has a single, seamless stainless steel for a headband that feels sturdier. 

However, because of the new design, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 comes with no hinge, so you can’t fold them up. You simply lay the headphones in its protective carrying case, which is a bit bigger than the QC35 II’s case. 

Again, the case of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is another point of debate and comparison. Some users like the fact that they don’t have to bother folding the headphones while some prefer the smaller headphone case. In our experience, we like that there’s a tiny compartment in the case and we also like that the door closes magnetically. By the way, the small compartment is for storing the short cable for wired listening and the USB-C charging cable. Take note that the port on the headphone is smaller, belonging to the 2.5mm variety. Hence, the included cable is a 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable. 

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Comfort

Before, Bose tried to get some weight off the headphones. On the contrary, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is actually half an ounce heavier than the QC35 II. If you’ve used the Bose QC35 II before, you’ll feel the weight differences.

Some users have also been sharing their experiences that have something to do with comfort. The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 reportedly tend to clamp down on the heads more forcefully than the QC35 II, giving a bit more pressure. 

The inner material of the headband of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is also different. The material has a rubberized, soft to the touch feel that’s added with extra cushions. Unlike the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II, the rubber of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 doesn’t absorb sweat, which is actually good. However, some may still prefer the padding and cloth quality of the QC35 II. 

In short, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 has a comfortable design but if you compare it to the QC35, the latter is more comfortable. Its stiff competitor, the Sony WH-1000XM3 also feel better. However, the overall package of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 feel and look more durable. Just don’t get too cocky and always remember to keep the headphones in the protective case when not in use because the finish on the band’s metal part is slightly susceptible to scratches when rubbed against metal objects while in a bag or backpack.

Who are the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 for?

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are for travelers who want to block out sounds from trains, planes and other noisy environments. Since this headphone has an impressive active noise cancelling feature, this will surely be great for travelers who want some peace and quiet. 

Students can also benefit from the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. The chatty people in the library or in your dorm room will surely be drowned out by the ANC in a jiffy, making it a popular choice for students who don’t have a quiet place to study. Yes, the price tag may be a bit steep for a student but it’s definitely worth it. 

Basically, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is for individuals who want top tier active noise cancelling headphones with a durable build. 

How to connect to the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700?

This is one of the top FAQs that we get. We highly recommend that you download the Bose Music app if you want to get the most out of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. The said app will walk you through the setup process and is actually pretty simple to use – a rare gem when it comes to headphone apps. 

For Android users, a tiny drop down card will be presented to help them quickly pair with and hook up Google Assistant. Once the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and the device are connected, a user can adjust pretty much everything – from renaming the headphones down to adjusting the level of ANC which has a 1-11 level. 

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700: Engineered to Communicate

Each headphone has its own story and for the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, it’s built to communicate. It’s not just for casual listening nor is it just for accessories, its features really mean business. 

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 excel when used as a headset for taking a call. Now, more than ever, people are resorting to calling rather than meeting personally, so it’s good to invest in a pair of decent noise cancelling headphones. The new microphones of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are designed to make your voice sound better, thanks to the beam forming mics. Plus, the microphones also significantly reduce noise so you can be heard and understood better when making calls in noisier environments. This also applies for voice assistants like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa. With the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, voice assistants can hear and understand you better.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones Battery Life

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones is one of the rare ones in the market that offers an ‘always-on Alexa’ technology. This may take quite a toll on the battery life but according to Bose, this feature has no impact on the battery life. Whether you are using the Bluetooth or wired mode, playback time remains the same. Speaking of wired mode, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 can still be used if the battery dies on you. In terms of sound, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 doesn’t sound as good unplugged but the audio still sounds great, though the bass isn’t that strong.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Touch-Sensitive Controls

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is pretty special because it is the first Bose headphone to be equipped with touch controls. The said touch controls are located on the right earcup and as per Bose, this feature was engineered with the negative feedback of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 touch controls in mind.