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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Black

Last Updated: September 26, 2019 (Refresh Now)
5.5
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Sound
 25
noise, noise canceling, cancelling, volume, sound quality
+96%
-4%
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" ...  These are my first pair of noise cancelling headphones, so I have nothing to compare the noise cancellation to, but they are excellent in noisy areas.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  6) Noise cancelling is superb and no ringing noise from Bose.  ...  "
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" ...  After years of interest, the features of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 tipped the scales and I took the plunge. ... In the meantime, I started testing some of the other features, especially the microphone noise canceling.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise cancelling seems about the same as QC II but have not used on plane.  ...  "
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" ...  + Noticeably better noise canceling and a range of 11 levels you can choose from (0 to 10) ... + Can disable noise canceling altogether (set to level 0) in wireless mode  ...  "
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" ...  the noise cancellation is really good, and they seem to have better base then the QuietComfort 35 II I replaced with these.  ...  "
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" ...  These headphones specialize in noise-cancellation, which I must say makes you seem like a superhero. ... Bose didn't say it has industry-leading sound, but the noise cancellation is killer.  ...  "
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Sound / Noise Cancellation
 24
noise, noise canceling, cancelling, sound quality, noise cancelling headphones
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The noise cancellation works wonderfully and almost too well, leaving me at a "5" setting more often than a "10" as complete cancellation feels too isolating and uncomfortable to feeling the lack of "air" around me.  ...  "
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" ...  + Noticeably better noise canceling and a range of 11 levels you can choose from (0 to 10) ... + Can disable noise canceling altogether (set to level 0) in wireless mode  ...  "
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" ...  The noise-canceling works great and I can't hear moat of the noise going on around me.  ...  "
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" ...  Used them while mowing and the noise cancellation is impressive.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these with high expectations as Bose has built a reputation for engineering great noice-cancelling headphones. ... Possibly the best noise cancellation in the market as of their release date.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound quality, great noise cancellation, finally bose got caught up with the new technologies (ambiance amplification and touch)!  ...  "
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" ...  the noise cancellation is really good, and they seem to have better base then the QuietComfort 35 II I replaced with these.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancelling clearly not as good as the QC-35 II.  ...  "
Body
 22
uncomfortable, design, qc35, pressure, cushions
+64%
-36%
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" ...  quality matte plastic moulding, amazing comfortable faux-leather surfaces on your skin, and a synthesized voice and audible feedback to assist with your navigation of the three hardware buttons and touch controls make these headphones easy to wear during work sessions, public transit commutes, or in a crowded home with loud kids. ... A few gripes about the design and ergonomics of the device: ... - the direction of earcup rotation: when placing the cans around the neck/shoulders, the earcups rotate up (into the air) rather than down (onto your chest). ... - the synthetic leather matte black surface inside the top of the headset and on the earcups attract oil and will certainly show for those of us with that sort of skin.  ...  "
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" ...  After that, they are far and away the most comfortable headphones I have ever had on my head. ... I a big guy with a fat head, and they feel awesome for extended periods. ... They are also an exceptional choose if you wear glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the small compartment with magnetic closure for storing cables.  ...  "
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" ...  They look and design is very sleek and cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Bose is the most comfortable headphone for me. ... But new design is simple and elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  3) Bose metal actually feels nice to grasp as opposed to plastic. ... 5) Fits on my ear perfect. ... To everyone, be cautious of reviews on comfort. ... Sony was always pressing my ear. ... Bose QC35 and 700 didnt press my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  They are well made and feel premium and sturdy. ... The cushions are roomy and comfortable, and I expect to be able to wear them for a longer period of time (like on a long flight). ... + More futuristic design and premium looking ... built with more metal and less plastic ... - Slightly less comfortable ... the head cushion is not as wide and supportive as QC35  ...  "
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" ...  They also definitely do make your ears sweat. ... As far as design, they look good wearing them, but they look not so great on their own. ... QCs are better comfort and fit wise but these have the tech you'd want in them.  ...  "
Usage
 21
calls, button, call quality, call, buttons
+62%
-38%
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" ...  Since I started using them, people I make phone calls with noticed a great improvement in call quality and reduction of surdounding sound and noise.  ...  "
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" ...  An added bonus for me was the best call quality of any headset I have ever used.  ...  "
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" ...  - Voice Assistant is AWESOME (I’m using Google Assistant but it works great so far). ... - FINALLY AMAZING CALL QUALITY!!! ... - Not sure how I feel about the capacitive touch pad for volume control yet. ... If own the original QC35’s and have always wished you could use them to make calls without everyone on the line being able to hear your in a coffee shop and have always desired the QC35 II’s voice assistant feature then I would at this point recommend pulling the trigger on these bad boys!  ...  "
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" ...  A test using the headset for phone conversation over bluetooth yielded very nice results. ... I don't know that name, who would you like to call? ... - the button placement: very easy to accidentally active these buttons which adjusting the placement of these cans if not aware/careful.  ...  "
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" ...  Calls are no problem and I have yet to have someone complain about the microphone.  ...  "
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" ...  The on off button is poorly located and it is easy to turn off or on by accident.  ...  "
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" ...  + Touch controls as opposed to physical buttons  ...  "
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" ...  I used to use my Apple Watch to switch songs and lower/raise the volume but I don’t need to anymore thanks to the touch controls.  ...  "
Body / Comfort
 17
uncomfortable, qc35, pressure, cushions, comfort
+65%
-35%
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" ...  After that, they are far and away the most comfortable headphones I have ever had on my head. ... I a big guy with a fat head, and they feel awesome for extended periods. ... They are also an exceptional choose if you wear glasses.  ...  "
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" ...  5) Fits on my ear perfect. ... To everyone, be cautious of reviews on comfort. ... Sony was always pressing my ear. ... Bose QC35 and 700 didnt press my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m no audiophile, and my ears are old, but I am impressed with the sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  They also definitely do make your ears sweat. ... As far as design, they look good wearing them, but they look not so great on their own. ... QCs are better comfort and fit wise but these have the tech you'd want in them.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, the basic form of the headphones is good: reasonably comfortable-- though just slightly less comfy than my Sony WH-1000XM3-- and with good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  quality matte plastic moulding, amazing comfortable faux-leather surfaces on your skin, and a synthesized voice and audible feedback to assist with your navigation of the three hardware buttons and touch controls make these headphones easy to wear during work sessions, public transit commutes, or in a crowded home with loud kids. ... A few gripes about the design and ergonomics of the device: ... - the direction of earcup rotation: when placing the cans around the neck/shoulders, the earcups rotate up (into the air) rather than down (onto your chest).  ...  "
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" ...  The cushions are roomy and comfortable, and I expect to be able to wear them for a longer period of time (like on a long flight). ... - Slightly less comfortable ... the head cushion is not as wide and supportive as QC35  ...  "
Connectivity
 16
connected, app, usb, devices, 700
+44%
-56%
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" ...  First, even though I was connected to two Bluetooth devices, neither one would play sound while the other was connected.  ...  "
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" ...  4 - Pairing them is a hassle!  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting this headphone to PC is mad. ... It takes ages to connect and when it does, if you turn up the volume, the music starts cutting off. ... Also, some users will take up to 30 minutes to connect via phone.  ...  "
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" ...  You will randomly get disconnected and even if your phone is connected you won’t get any sound without app that is not recognizing your headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Spent an hour working on this using multiple devices. ... Of course, USB that comes with the 700 is useless for MacAir.  ...  "
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" ...  - Didn’t come with a USB adapter .  ...  "
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" ...  I can't even connect these to my phone. ... It constantly says "ready to connect" and my phone says "connection unsuccessful".  ...  "
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" ...  I connected them to my iPhone 7. ... The Bose Music app failed to connect at least half the time  ...  "
Connectivity / Device Compatibility
 15
connected, app, devices, paired, bluetooth devices
+47%
-53%
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" ...  First, even though I was connected to two Bluetooth devices, neither one would play sound while the other was connected.  ...  "
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" ...  4 - Pairing them is a hassle!  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting this headphone to PC is mad. ... It takes ages to connect and when it does, if you turn up the volume, the music starts cutting off. ... Also, some users will take up to 30 minutes to connect via phone.  ...  "
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" ...  You will randomly get disconnected and even if your phone is connected you won’t get any sound without app that is not recognizing your headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Spent an hour working on this using multiple devices.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't even connect these to my phone. ... It constantly says "ready to connect" and my phone says "connection unsuccessful".  ...  "
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" ...  I connected them to my iPhone 7. ... The Bose Music app failed to connect at least half the time  ...  "
Usage / Calling
 12
calls, call quality, call, voice pick, voice assistant
+58%
-42%
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" ...  An added bonus for me was the best call quality of any headset I have ever used.  ...  "
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" ...  Calls are no problem and I have yet to have someone complain about the microphone.  ...  "
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" ...  - Voice Assistant is AWESOME (I’m using Google Assistant but it works great so far). ... - FINALLY AMAZING CALL QUALITY!!! ... If own the original QC35’s and have always wished you could use them to make calls without everyone on the line being able to hear your in a coffee shop and have always desired the QC35 II’s voice assistant feature then I would at this point recommend pulling the trigger on these bad boys!  ...  "
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" ...  Since I started using them, people I make phone calls with noticed a great improvement in call quality and reduction of surdounding sound and noise.  ...  "
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" ...  A test using the headset for phone conversation over bluetooth yielded very nice results. ... I don't know that name, who would you like to call?  ...  "
Usage / Controls
 10
buttons, volume, touch controls, touch, controls
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I no longer had access to the setting and was stuck listening to the voice prompts anytime a button was pressed. ... Other quirks that happened while I was waiting for the next app version included random power cycles, buttons inexplicably not working any more, and choppy audio while playing music from my computer even though I was 2 feet away.  ...  "
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" ...  Can not get the touch control to either pause, forward, or reverse.  ...  "
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" ...  The power button doesn’t power off the headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The NC 700s have similar touch buttons . ... The button lay out is a little confusing and the band sticking out as it does is not so great as in an airplane you are probably leaning on things and its a little more concerning than the QCs were but the same time these have the cusion on the outside too at some portion.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch controls seem fine, though I wish I could disable the battery status control, and this is currently impossible.  ...  "
Body / Build Quality
 7
sturdier, feels, small, magnetic, like
+71%
-29%
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" ...  3) Bose metal actually feels nice to grasp as opposed to plastic.  ...  "
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" ...  - Although not rated for any moisture protection the headband material seems like it’ll hold up better in a gym type situation.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the small compartment with magnetic closure for storing cables.  ...  "
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" ...  They are well made and feel premium and sturdy. ... built with more metal and less plastic  ...  "
Service
 6
return, would, week, returned, going
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall and there was no way I was going to miss the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  After one day I’m returning them.  ...  "
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" ...  20 minutes into this train wreck and decided to return the item.  ...  "
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" ...  0/10 would return again  ...  "
Usage / Ease of Use
 5
super, touch controls, setup, ios app
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Set up was done in under five minutes and it was super easy!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
going, week, use, returned, headphone
+40%
-60%
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" ...  I never turn them off correctly!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Could be due to a defect.  ...  "
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" ...  These are useless.  ...  "
Service / Returns
 5
return, would, week, returned, going
-100%
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" ...  Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall and there was no way I was going to miss the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  After one day I’m returning them.  ...  "
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" ...  20 minutes into this train wreck and decided to return the item.  ...  "
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" ...  0/10 would return again  ...  "
Body / Design
 5
look, sleek, looks
+100%
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" ...  But new design is simple and elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  They look and design is very sleek and cool.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as design, they look good wearing them, but they look not so great on their own.  ...  "
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" ...  A few gripes about the design and ergonomics of the device:  ...  "
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" ...  + More futuristic design and premium looking  ...  "
Connectivity / Ports
 3
usb c, port, charging, cable, c
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Of course, USB that comes with the 700 is useless for MacAir.  ...  "
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" ...  - Didn’t come with a USB adapter .  ...  "
Body / Cable
 3
cables, also, usb c, thought, small
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Also, the supplied 3.5 mm cable is short and flimsy.  ...  "

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