There’s a lot of reasons to invest in noise cancelling headphones. If you are a frequent traveler, headphones are a must. And if you are a business traveler, headphones can help you avoid distractions while working on the go. In this Bose noise cancelling headphones review, I’ll explore why these headphones are so great as well as find a few pitfalls you’ll want to be aware of. But first, let’s find out a little about Bose.
Bose has a reputation for producing high-quality sound products. The company has been in business since 1964 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. They are the leader in audio technology starting with speakers for stereo systems.
Let’s talk first about the main features of these headphones and what makes them different from other headphones.
- The Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones has a four-microphone system that isolates your voice while it cancels out noise around you.
- Wireless and comes with a built-in voice assistant to connect to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
- Alexa speaks both English and Spanish and now Italian
- You can control distractions with 11 levels of noise cancelling
- Up to 20 hours of wireless battery life. Keep in mind that this will all depend on how loud you have the headphones.
- Connects to iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Be sure that your devices have up to date firmware.
- Bluetooth connectivity allows you to also connect to your PC or Macbook. If you have trouble pairing your bluetooth devices, click here.
- Stainless steel headband, lightweight and comfortable
- These headphones are more expensive than other similar headphones such as Bose QuietComfort 35 or the Bose SoundLink headphones.
- You have to download an app in order to use these noise cancelling headphones. And according to customer reviews, there have been a few problems with the firmware. As of November, Bose released a firmware update that you can find here.
- Bluetooth connection can drop off but can be quickly reconnected.
What’s In the Package
Your Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones comes with a USB charging cable, audio cable, quick start guide, and carrying case. Available in silver or black.
Bose QuietComfort 25
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have been compared to the Bose QuietComfort 25. These headphones are less expensive but they do not have the scope of features that the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones have. The features of the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones include:
- Multi-directional motion sensor: this feature allows the headphones to provide contextual audio based on where you are.
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Range up to 30 feet or 9 meters
- Alexa enabled and Google Assistant
- Up to 20 hours of battery life
- Pre-installed languages include: English, German, Korean, Swedish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch
- Items in package include: headphones, USB cable, audio cable, and carrying case
Additional Support and Information
Amazon’s free, over the phone product support is available for up to 90 days with your purchase. Here you can get help with setting up your headphones or troubleshooting issues.
Amazon’s monthly purchase program allows you to make monthly payments over five months so you don’t have to pay all at once.
If you have trouble with your headphones, you can contact Bose Product Support here.
The Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones have some pretty awesome features at a premium price. Luckily, you don’t have to pay all at once. You can stretch out payments over five months so you don’t have to take a huge hit on your budget. And there are other similar Bose headphones you can check out if you are looking for something a little less expensive.
These headphones do have a few issues but it looks like Bose has addressed them with firmware updates. I’m especially impressed with the four-microphone system that allows you to isolate your voice while cancelling out excessive noise around you.
These headphones can also be paired with not only your iPhone or Android phone. They can be paired with a number of different devices as long as they are Bluetooth devices.
All in all, these headphones tick a lot of boxes for anyone who is a frequent traveler, a business traveler, or simply wants to drown out excessive noise while out in public.