Posted on 3rd June, 2019


Bose is taking pre-orders for its top-flight noise cancelling headphones snappily titled the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

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. Is this the shape of things to come from Bose?

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 the QuietComfort line started to lack in our opinion.

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones

Naturally, you still get Bluetooth connectivity and noise-cancellation along with a Trans-Atlantic bashing 20-hour battery life after a 2.5-hour charge. Additionally, there is also Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice control optimisation.

Bose Smart Noise Cancelling Headphones 700Bose claims it has improved upon its noise-canceling 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.

What got my gadgety glands going, however, is that 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 “a 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.

To me, this kinda sounds like what the Audeze Mobius headset does but will wait until we’ve tried the new Bose before commenting. 

Finally, the 0.25Kg Bose 700 also possesses a new touch interface that’s said to provide intuitive gesture-based controls.

Price and Availability

Pre-orders for the £349.95/$399.95 Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are open now over in the US of A with shipping commencing on June 20th. Word is that we can expect pre-orders to open in the UK and Europe very soon.

For more information, check out Bose.


Jay Garrett's avatar

Jay Garrett

StereoNET UK’s Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He’s captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

Get the latest.

Sign up to discover the best news and reviews from StereoNET UK in our FREE Newsletter.

Posted in: Headphones
Tags: bose