Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect — and things you never imagined possible. Think of them as smart headphones that let you keep your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants. Or confidently take a call with the most powerful microphone system for voice pickup. And then there’s Bose AR*, a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect — and things you never imagined possible. Bose has redefined what headphones can do, so you can get the most out of your smartphone while it stays in your pocket. Keep your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants — perfect for music, navigation, weather, and more. Plus, you can confidently take a call or speak to your voice assistant anywhere. The headphones feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. It adapts to your surroundings so you’ll hear, and be heard better than ever — even in noisy environments. They’re optimized for the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you can choose the right service for you. And Bose has even improved on what it’s most known for. Instead of one level of noise cancelling, these have 11 — so you can truly master your environment. As you increase the noise cancellation, you incrementally minimize the distractions you hear in loud places. Or, decrease noise cancelling to the point where you hear the world as if you weren’t wearing headphones at all. And for quick interruptions, use Conversation Mode. That will pause the music and utilize the microphone system to let surrounding noise in with the press of the button — perfect to quickly place a coffee order or speak to a coworker.
And these headphones are enabled with Bose AR. It’s a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible by helping you stay connected to your digital world and stay engaged in the physical world at the same time. Combining the power of wearable audio products, mobile devices, and integrated apps, 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. Bose AR features and availability may vary. Bose AR-enabled products have motion sensors embedded inside that can detect your head orientation and body movement while you wear them. Bose AR-enhanced apps can then use this information along with location data from your mobile device to offer you audio content tailored to where you are and what you’re doing.
And your music? Oh yeah, they go that right, too.
Don’t forget about your music. You’ll get an immersive listening experience at any volume with signature active EQ. Whether you’re listening at low volumes or really want to turn it up, your music sounds like it should. It features a sophisticated design with a streamlined stainless-steel headband, and a lightweight, comfortable fit for all-day listening. And the intuitive controls keep everything simple — manage volume, calls, and music just by touching the ear cup. The Bose Music app gives you even more control and ensures your Bose smart products work together for a better listening experience. The headphones feature up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based battery power information.
Easy access to voice control assistants
Unrivaled adaptive 4-microphone system
11 levels of noise cancelling
Bose AR enabled
Active EQ for immersive sound at any volume
The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in
Innovative, streamlined design
Intuitive controls to keep you connected
Personalize with custom controls
App controls Bose smart speakers and soundbars
Future software updates
Up to 20 hours of battery life
Comfortable for all-day listening
Convenient, protective hard case
Headphones:8" x 6.5" W x 2" D (0.56 lbs)
Carrying case:8.6" x 7" W x 2.4" D (6.25 oz)
Audio cable:42 in
USB cable:20 in
Bluetooth range: Up to 33 ft (10 m)
Battery charging time: Up to 2.5 hours
Quick charge time: 15 min for 3.5 hours
Battery life: Up to 20 hours
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
USB charging cable
Quick start guide
Customer Reviews for Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 with Alexa and Google Assistant
This was an upgrade and I have yet to try theM on a long haul flight. My old Bose headphones did a great job cancelling engine noise. Easy to sync with my TV and iPhone. I found I had trouble connecting to the Bose app until I disconnected my VPN.
Tried to "activate"' the headphones for 4 days (several hours a day) before I was successful (iOS). Still have connection problems, lose Bluetooth connection intermittently. Sound just "okay", not great. Love all my Bose products (have dozens), except these headphones.
I have purchased many headphones over the years from Bose. The product is great - with the exception of the battery life. It is not easy to charge and appears not to hold a charge very long. I left the headphone plugged in over night - only to see in the morning that the battery still had not charged to full capacity. Will wait a little longer before contacting customer service.
I really like the noise cancellation and the sound quality I am getting. Well, noise cancellation is great for small noises, but if someone using any louse devices, like vacuum, or lawn cutter, it will not cancel those sounds. The bugs I have with this, destroys my enjoyment using the product. While connected both, my phone and laptop, it lags most of the times. Noise cancellation button does not give feedback sometimes (does not speak what setting it is on). Besides, it disconnects from laptop randomly. Recently, I updates it to the latest update which fixed buzzer sound but that was another issue I had earlier. Without the small bugs, it is an awesome product.
This is my second pair of Bose headphones and decided it was time to upgrade to the wireless. Even though I expected a high quality product; I can’t help but say just how much more I was impressed with my new Bose! I love the sound quality and intensity with every beat of music.
My son and I checked these headphones out at Best Buy. He was there to purchase the Beats brand headphones. I tried these after listening to the Beats and said to my son, these Bose sound better to me! He agreed (to my surprise, because he rarely does) :-) We both own these Bose 700's!
I’ve been using these headphones for a couple of months now. Overall I really like them. They have amazing sound and long battery life. They offer touch controls on the headphones to answer a call and I’m finding that periodically the answer feature doesn’t seem to work. I can answer the call on the iPhone but then it doesn’t automatically connect to the headphones so there is a delay before the caller hears me. Also, they have a fantastic battery life but when you are charging them you can’t use them. Overall I’m happy with the headphones
The headphones are comfortable. It's nice to listen. But connecting to the Bose Music is very strange and very uncomfortable. I can't play music from the app. you have to turn on another application, and then it is not clear why you need this application - Bose Music app. I have not found the sound settings. Only what the phone gives. in general, the app is unsuccessful and unfinished. it's my opinion. As far as I understand, the headphones have only two codecs. This is strange for the price. Nowhere, even on Russian sites, there is no instruction in Russian. Is it really hard to do? I hope you can fix the bugs. it is a pity that the impression of such a wonderful product spoils. Regards, Alex
Hi! I purchased these headphone about a month ago to help with working from home. The noise cancellation features are excellent and absolutely key for me as I spend most of my day on the phone with 3 little girls running around me. The microphones are the truly amazing component. They don't pick up a lot of the noise from the kids!
I originally was only in the market for the Quiet comfort 1 Boise cancelling headphones because I wanted to use them for taking tests at my university and they obviously don’t allow for Bluetooth capabilities but I couldn’t find it for the life of me. I bought this one and it is pretty good. I hate blue took so I don’t use them haha ( basically spent 350$ for noise cancelling haha but it’s ok ) the quality of noise cancelling is amazing. I have the tv on in the room fairly loud to test and I could barely hear the voices .. it was like a whisper. I definitely recommend these for the noise cancelling abilities ( don’t have a review for the Bluetooth/ music aspect of it as I have not tried that).
I purchased my bose NC700 headphones around last year when it was launched. I am happy with sound quality and features, but not with the ear cushion. Please see the photos to understand. I want to know if my warranty covers this? Also is there an option to have different graphic styles on the ear cushions. If so please provide me with the links to purchase them. Serial no. Of my headphone is 079616Y91262839AE. I purchased this in Scotland UK, but now I live in India. Please provide me any information accordingly.
I've been using the Bose 700 headphones for the past several months and noticed the battery no longer fully charges. While they started with a 20 hour charge, after 3 months or so they only get to around 16 hours. I've called Bose technical support and they advised this is due to a firmware issue and that a fix will come out to address this issue. Several weeks have passed since and I haven't heard back. I don't understand why its taking so long to correct this basic functionality and the communication from Bose needs to be better. It seems that there are multiple issues being reported with this series of headphones, some users are reporting that firmware updates have bricked their headphones while others are reporting the same battery issue that I'm experiencing.
I have had these headphones for about a week now - at first i was really excited - music seems good quality and the noise cancelling is great. However i noticed after a day or so of wearing these that they are actually quite heavy and the top of my head has started to become sore and my neck is getting strained from wearing them. Is anyone else having this problem?
I'm kind of hoping i will magically get used to this but if not i may have to return them as i work in an open plan office and really really need my noise cancelling headphones to block out the sound of colleagues making calls etc. so do require to wear them for a large chunk of the day.
I have had these headphones for four months and I have already had to replace them once. I bought these headphones to work for home. The noise cancelling worked well and the sound quality was what you would expect from Bose. The thing that knocked it out of the park was the mic. I was able to do dishes, cook, and clean while having a conversation that was clear and without interuptions even with a running sink. Unfortunately, the first pair had a rining that even after restarting, factory resetting, and updating you could still here a high pitched whining sound similar to a hearing tests. Luckily, Bose replaced them and the exchange was painless and quick. Unfortunately, my new part has a battery issue, I only get 17 hours not the 20 hours even after charging over night. So despite the great noise-cancelling and the phenominal mic the problems with my first pair and the batter problems with my latest pair it is hard to recommend them to others. This is lamentable since my 10 year AE2i headphones are still going strong.
I've had mine for a while and they're the best pair of headphones I've had, very comfortable and quality sound. The only thing keeping them from 5 stars is the battery and the ease of use. I believe I've had them around 8 months, and when I got them they did nearly get 20 hours, but now don't even make 16. I knew it wasn't going to be perfect, that's just the way lipos are, but just something to be aware of. The other real problem I've had is connectivity. Connecting to my phone is flawless, but using them with a PC is finicky. It took me forever to realize that to use them as a headset, you have to connect to the "Headset" connection instead of the "Headphones" like they're two different devices. Also, when using the Headset mode, the audio becomes very tinny and just lacks the quality sound you normally get. Another thing to consider is that when making a call with your phone, the mics do an excellent job cancelling out background noise, however that feature isn't used when using the headphones in the headset mode.
I listen to a lot of music when working in the library, travelling and studying. I also own several expensive headphones, earphones and speakers, yet none of these devices have the same sound quality compared to the these headphones. Of course there are pros for picking other earphones over these, like these are slightly heavier for my head and after a few hours I do get tired of using them nonstop, but I think that's true of portable earphones in general. These are not always comfortable to run in, but probably the best device if you're looking for incredible sound quality for your music, to watch TV, work or move around the house in. Definitely worth the investment. Battery life is significantly better than wireless and bluetooth devices, look better than most other headphones. Also they cancel out airplane noise!
I recently bought the new iteration of the great Bose NC headphones. I own some of the previous NC models like the QC2, QC15, QC20i and QC30 headphones. My initial excitement did last a very short time when I find out that the 700 headphones lack of basic feature for any Bluetooth speaker or headphone, the ability to switch between paired devices with a simple push of a button. This feature is present on other Bose non- NC Bluetooth products like the Soundsports headphones and soundlink speakers. I do not understand why Bose did not implemented this feature on the 700. I use the feature every time I turn on my previous Bluetooth headphones to select from which of my 6 Bluetooth devices I want to stream audio from.
I checked the Bose forums and found a lot of other buyers complaining about the same issue since mid 2019. Today is July 2020 and Bose has not implemented it yet with a firmware update. This is a deal breaker for me. Sadly, I have no other option than returning them for a full refund and hoping that Bose releases soon another NC headphone model that includes this feature..
I bought these and returned them a day after I got them delivered. Everything about them was perfect except for the sound quality. Sadly, I have to admit that Beats sound is still the best thus far but if you want a pair of headphones to make calls only, this is definitely for you.
I just received my 700's and they are amazing! The sound quality is crisp and clear. This is one of the main reasons I chose the Bose 700's because Bose does not know how to fail. The headphones are super comfortable and it doesn't even feel like I have them on. The speakers are very loud and the bass is superb.
I use my NCH 700s every day, especially to help me focus when working from home. I can't imaging living without them, especially during the current pandemic. Note that I am a Bose employee, but that doesn't change the fact that these headphones are amazing!
Left my headphones in the case on the hood of my car they stayed on for a while before falling off while I was going 70mph on the highway both the headphones and the case still work perfectly and there was barely any damage to the case only a little bit of scratches.
I bought them seven months ago. The quality of sound is great. I don't have a reference for noise cancelling performance as this is my first headphone with this feature, but I was expecting a more complete noise cancellation. If my wife is chatting beside me, I can definitely follow the conversation as if without the headphone and have to turn the volume up to follow the recording I am listening too. However the sound cancellation of a background noise, like an airplane or train is very good. Maybe that is why is called 'noise' cancellation. Syncing with my iphone or macbook is very straight forward. The lower rates are because the low performance of the noise cancellation for conversations.
TOOK A LITTLE GETING TO KNOW THE HEADPHONES. I'M REALLY STARTING TO LIKE THEM. ONLY REASON I DIDN'T GIVE THEM 5 STARS THAT FOR SOME REASON MY LEFT EAR GETS UNCONFORTABLE AFTER USING THEM FOR A WHILE. MY OLD WIRED HEADPHONES WERE NEVER UNCONFORTABLE (HAD THEM FOR 20 YEARS ). I ALSO HEARD IN THE REVIEWS THAT ONE PERSON SAID HIS ONLY CHARGED TO A MAXIUM 16 HOURS BUT BOSE RESOLVE THE ISSUE. MINE ARE THE SAME WAY. WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS ISSUE RESOLVED.
I am very pleased with my recently purchased Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. Exceptional features and excellent sound quality. I would highly recommend these headphones to anyone looking to purchase Bluetooth enabled headphones.
Have had my 700's for about a year. My wife has the Sony 1000xm3. Would choose Bose without question. The noise cancelling mic is amazing in a Covid-19 work from home era. If you're on the fence, go with Bose. The quality and service after the sale will not disappoint.
I have bought this headphone 1 month before and I am having such very bad experience with this headphone. I have replaced the first one due to brief cut when connects to 2 Bluetooth device. I am having the same issue with the second one also. I used to connect my iPhone and iPad Pro. I don't see this issue with any other headphone I am using from Bose. I NEVER expected such kind of experience from Bose's premium product.
Great design. Doesn't feel heavy on your head. The cussions feel slightly more pressed to your skull. And with the firmware upgrades I have noticed problems being solved. So I'm an overall happy (new) customer of Bose.
They are my first Bose and really sad that they have a lot of problems with the last software update and we are still waiting for solutions... i can't return it because the store don't accept returns if they are already used.. so, really sad i wasted my money in this headphones.
Before writing this review, I kept asking myself "am I too paranoid or do I have some sort of OCD?" For such an expensive pair of headphones, I'd like to think that the expectations would be as high, and after not seeing my experience mentioned anywhere, I wanted to share some of my thoughts here.
I've tried noice canceling headphones from Sony, Sennheiser and Bose, and Bose 700 definitely has the best sound that is most appealing to my ears – Sony's is too artificial in base, while Sennheiser's is as blend as clear water. Function wise it's also a winner, with all the necessary perks and advantages you'd expect from a modern pair of headphones in these days.
Hence a huge disappointment in terms of design. I watched the design philosophy video and can somewhat understand the move to a more slick and streamlined looks without any visible screws and so on. However, compared to QC35, it's not only heavier, but also unfoldable. When wearing and walking, you can also hear a very distinguishable clunking noise from the hinges hitting the ear cups (this issue was discussed in the support community forum). What's more, after using them for a while, I started to notice that every time after I take them off, the ear cups would slide up the hinges and won't stay at the same comfortable position, which I took time and sliding up and down to find. Unlike the mechanism on QC35 (see pictures), there's no clear indicator of ear cup position and it has become more and more annoying after each time of use. If these are not design flaws, I don't know what they are.
The QC35 is renowned for their superior comfort and looks. Why not just take all the improved sound quality and functionalities and put them into the same body?
I bought my headphones yesterday and was happy with them out of the box. I paired them right away and was able to jump into my work. The noise cancelling was great and they felt excellent while wearing them.
Things changed today. I put them on and was notified that there was a firmware update so I went ahead and did it. My experience went from great to bad almost immediately. Once they came back on there was a very distinct crackling sound coming out of the left cup. The noise cancelling was not as strong -- I could hear my dog's tags jangling, chatting in the background, everything! The only thing that was drowned out was the humming of the AC. Not being able to hear the AC made everything else sound sharper. I dug through the forums and did all of the troubleshooting -- multiple restarts and shutdowns and disconnects -- and nothing worked.
To top it all off, the bluetooth experience is subpar. The voice prompts cut off the audio you are listening to entirely. I was on a conference call on my computer and a spam call came into my phone. The conference call audio totally dropped and the voice prompt proceeded to read out a phone number. I own a pair of Jabra Elite 65ts and was totally jarred by the difference in experience. Although not known for audio in the same way Bose is, Jabra's bluetooth experience design clearly puts the listening first and the hardware second.
I'm going to hang on to these for a few more days and see if I change my mind. I might switch over to Jabra's ANC headset or wait for the Sony MX4s to drop.
I upgraded to these from QC35II because they did not work well with my new LG CX TV. These work perfectly, no lag at all. One of very few headphones on the market with Bluetooth 5.0. Sound quality and noise cancelling are also a noticeable improvement over the QC35II.
Now on my second NC700s having had to get the first replaced. Both failed without warning and displayed a red and white battery issue warning light. The unit is not able to be powered on or charged up. Reviewing the support pages shows this isn't an uncommon issue and it would seem the NC700s are probably not fit for sale and should be withdrawn. The Bose Music app also was clearly not developed properly and has also been widely reported as having use-ability issues.
Expected much better out of Bose- Bought these the last day of April of 2020 and I'm writing this the first week of July 2020. They simply stopped working out of the blue and now I have to get them replaced. Sound quality was fine, but was not impressive. Noise cancelling was very impressive I will admit, people would be yelling at me from right behind me and I wouldn't hear a thing if I had audio playing. The app/interface was good but didn't blow me away considering the price tag. Biggest compliment was that I was able to connect to my laptop and phone simultaneously to be able to seamlessly switch between work video conferences and playing music. However for them to just stop working, and I mean as soon as I turn them on they immediately turn back off, after just 2 months of ownership when they are priced luxuriously is just so bad. Also, the first question customer support asked me after I gave them my info was whether I wanted to opt in to marketing communications with the email I provided... Wish I read the reviews because this is seems to be a common issue. Will say they are being replaced under the warranty but now I will be headphone-less for around 15 business days after paying a hefty price tag for these things.
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