- Powerful noise-canceling headphones: 11 levels of active noise canceling let you enjoy music, podcasts, videos & calls without distractions
- Astonishing sound: Crisp, clear details. Deep, full bass. These wireless headphones produce an exciting, lifelike sound that's full and balanced at every volume level
- Unrivaled voice pickup: A revolutionary microphone system adapts to noisy and windy environments so your voice always sounds crystal clear on calls
- Keep your head up and hands-free: With easy access to voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant for music, navigation, weather, and more, and intuitive touch control on the earcups you can stay connected without reaching for your phone
- Premium design and comfort: With a lightweight stainless steel headband and earcups tilted for the perfect fit, you can comfortably wear these Bluetooth headphones for hours
- Up to 20 hours of non-stop music: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life on a single charge
- One-touch to listen to Spotify: Instantly listen to your last Spotify session or discover new music by tapping and holding the right earcup. Currently only available when using iOS devices with your headphones
These are beautifully constructed headphones. I chose the silver color. Bluetooth sound quality is getting close to excellent. I had no problems setting these headphones up and running right from the box using the Bose Music App. I set mine up after their first update. I see that today 8-7-19 they have made a second update to the app. These headphones are on par with wired units. I also own a pair of Bowers and Wilkins P7 wired headphones Using a Sony DAC with it. Up until now they were my headphones with superior sound. These Bose headphone match it. I also have the Bose Soundlink II headphones. They are lighter than this unit but no noise counseling. I really like this new design. Bose put some thought into this unit with design and quality. No more of that fabric material on the headband that disenegrates over time. The ear cup material is soft and appears sturdier too. They function well. The app is not perfect but adequate at this time. I haven't had time to test the second update. They really need to add an equalizer to the app with presets and customization like the Sony units. The unit has crystal clear highs, very good midrange and decent bass. The noise cancelling is great. I think the app will get better and better. So at this point I am very pleased with them. As a note, the luxe silver is beautiful but the black will probably look better aesthetically in the long run from showing normal wear marks.
The distinguishing attribute of the Bose 700 is the crystal clear call quality, not only for you, but also for the person on the other side of the call. I have tried other noise-cancelling headphones, but the one thing those were not good at was call quality - noise from traffic, crowds, and the blowing wind (the worst offender) interfered and made using those headphones for calls unbearable. with Bose 700, I have made calls from crowded Times Square, windy Central Park, and noisy Sixth Avenue - the people on the other side did not have any problems hearing me, and I felt like I was in an shut-door office.The other excellent feature is the notifications (I use Google Assistant) that allows one, at a click of the button, to listen to notifications, texts, messages, and email headers. One can also use the assistant to reply to messages and texts.Cons: Price; wish it were similarly priced to the QC 35IIs or the Sony 1000s. But I do not regret spending the $400!
I read a lot of reviews before buying these headphones for my wife and was slightly concerned by some of the negative comments, but WOW these are amazing headphones.The design is very sleek, easy setup with the app took no time at all and the sound quality is exactly what you’d expect from Bose, excellent and evenly balanced across the range straight out of the box. Noise cancelling is superb with the ability to control, but isn’t adaptive, although I am not sure this is a huge miss. And of course the headphones have what you’d expect with regards to voice control and ability to answers calls etc. switching between music to calls seamlessly.I have the Sony WH-1000XM and I love them and there is not much between the two. Both have a hefty price tag, but both are worthy premium headphones, however I feel the Bose 700 just about pips them across all aspects.Great product, highly recommend!!
I have Sony 1000X, Bowers and Wilkins PX, Dolby Dimensions, and bought this Bose NC700.Bose is the most comfortable headphone for me. And noise canceling ability is one-step ahead of others. Sounds good, but I should admit that bass is somewhat flattened. It makes plain sound over all range. But new design is simple and elegant. In addition, voice pickup capability is unbeatable. I have no choice but buy Bose NC700.Bowers and Wilkins has well balanced sound with a little lack of NC capability. And slightly heavy. It makes me uncomfortable for prolonged use.Dolby looks great and virtualization is superb. But NC capability and running-time are below my expectation. It is designed for indoor use only.Sony, as you already knew, is one of the greatest NC headphones in the world. Looks great and sounds great, also. The only problem is voice pickup.
I tested both these and the Sony xm3. The Sony sounded a bit better in my opinion but the mic on the Sony was awful. I couldn't use it for a call even in a quiet room.The mics on the Bose, on the other hand, sound amazing even in a loud coffee shop.This is also quickly apparent if you activate the noise pass through on each set. The Bose sounds like you don't have anything on and the Sony sound all echo-ey and awful. Again a symptom of terrible mic(s)I found the noise cancelling on both to be equivalent and generally indistinguishable in all environments I tested (airplane, airport, mostly quiet house, coffee shop).Finally, having multi point Bluetooth is really nice as I almost always have my phone and either my iPad pro or laptop connected at the same time.The app is complete garbage but I never really use it once set up. It rarely connects properly.Comfort is equivalent to the xm3 and styling is subjective. I prefer the xm3 flatter look.Can't go wrong with either, but the deciding factor for me was the mic system.