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
I feel like my original review was thorough, informative, and pointed out some areas for improvement. And I gave it 5 stars. Very , very , very put off that I couldn't submit it because you censor what I cover in my review... I wasted a lot of time! The last sentence below may not apply anymore.
Great in every way imaginable but to put it frankly the app is total garbage, I would think that after spending $400 on a pair of headphones that it would be absolutely perfect. Disappointed in Bose but still semi-happy.
I purchased these headphones a couple weeks ago. Should have read the reviews. They should great when working. I spend 5 to 10 mins to connect them to my Mac and Iphone for every use. I could never get them working in the car. Great idea - poor execution.
I bought the silver ones 3 months ago and been only using them at the gym (indoors) and on the plane. So not too regularly, but they are becoming a horrible colour and look cheap. If only I knew this could happen I would’ve opted for either black ones or the rose gold ones. So utterly disappointed for getting such poor quality for the price.
I purchased in December while traveling in Missouri and the second time I turned them on they wouldn't activate. It took some research online to figure out how to reset them by plugging them into a wall outlet while holding the power button and that solved that issue temporarily. This still happens about 2-3 times per week and is super annoying when I'm out and not near a wall outlet. Dead weight until I do. Now come the fun problems, appx 5 times per week I experience the audio temporarily cutting out like there is an obstruction between them and my phone. I can literally just be holding my phone scrolling while this is happening so no actual obstruction. It is on par with audio buffering issues but I know that isn't the case.
Three times since I have owned them I have experienced a loud glitchy noise 'screaming' at me randomly interrupting the music I'm playing. This literally causes me pain and I have wait for the high pitch ringing in my ears to stop.
There have also been a few times that it just randomly pauses my music as well. I know it's far too easy to accidently activate the touch controls as I have turned the volume up too loud for comfort by just stretching and bumping the slider with my arm. This however is not the case with the random pauses that require me to double tap to play again. Those slider controls are also a bit of a pain as it sometimes takes multiple tries to get it to recognize I'm trying to skip a track.
Yes, I have repeatedly tried to unpair all Bluetooth devices, repair... App says headphones are up to date, I have deleted and reinstalled the app as one post suggests. I cleared the Bluetooth list. Paired again... Rebooted my phone, it is also up to date. On one plus 6t. Also does this on my Galaxy S7 and old iPhone 5s that I just use for music when I don't want to worry about hurting my everyday phone.
Anybody want to buy some gently used headphones I got you. I am over these things but stuck with them until I can sell them to afford a different pair... From a different company.
I’ve these headphone for just a couple days now, and I love them. Bose addressed their lagging behind in the aesthetics department – these headphones look great, and sound even better. The noise cancelling is superb. My only criticism is that as an iPhone user the voice assistant is terrible, when you hold the touch pad down for Siri, she doesn’t come up. It only works if you download the app for google assistant or Alexa. I would love to see an update that addresses this.
I regret buying these due to the lack of equalizer
I recall Bose promising that they'd provide a software / firmware upgrade to enable EQ adjustments on this very expensive pair of headphones.
Almost a year later, and they haven't.
As someone with moderate hearing loss, particularly in the upper registers, it's incredibly frustrating that -- while headphones HALF the price of this set offer EQ options -- this headset lacks this very basic feature.
It's especially a shame because they are really good in so many other ways. Comfortable, USB-C compatible, and with both decent sound and good noise cancellation.
But I plan to sell the Bose pair and purchase the slightly-less-comfortable but EQ-adjustable Sony noise-cancellation headphones.
Bought these headphones on Sunday 1st feb from John Lewis, with my money I have been saving from Christmas and my birthday. Was really excited when I bought. However it took all evening to get them connected to the Bose Music app as it would not find the Bose 700 headphones, eventually it did. When I finally got to try them, the headphones are so painfully after just 5 minutes of wear, it’s like a vice on my head. Painful on the top of my head where the headband sits and painful just below my ears that it makes my jaw ache. I tried to return them to John Lewis today 4th February, but they would not let me return them!!!!! Now I am stuck with a pair of £300+ headphones that I cannot wear as they cause me so much pain! I am so upset
It's quite ironic that bose developed supposedly prime headphones, which themselves generate noise due to their ill-designed earcup hinge and cheap hard plastic earcup material. This causes rattling when on the move. This is so unaccectable for prime headphones. What were the developers thinking when putting the pieces together - and did they ever walked with their product on their head?
Another ill-developed feature is the app. More often than not it won't connect. It also messes up other bluetooth connections and settings. I needed to reconnect my watch after I set up the headphones.
For a supposedly prime product there are just too many compromises one has to make to enjoy the sound and noise cancellation, which both are really good.
I've had my aging AE the AE2 forever and didn't like the bulkier options Bose have released in the last few years. Bose 700 is finally THE replacement for anyone with AE/AE2. Sound is very precise and clear and the noise canceling is on another level!
I feel this is a phenomenal product. The sound is great and just as the signature Bose style. I love the product for its ease of use with "just a tap away" (on the earcup) controls. Voice Assistance is an excellent feature too. The app has a simple interface with everything that's needed and nothing that's not. :)
I bought these headphones after trying them on and having prevoius experience with Bose headphones being great! I was super excited because I was going to medical school, and I would have good headphones to help me study. I bought them and 3 days later the sound went out on the left head phone!!!! I was devistated. I went to Best Buy and told them of the issue, and they took care of me and replaced them. I thought it was just a defective pair or something because Bose is typically a good company with great products. It worked for the next week, and then I flew off to Saint George's Grenada for medical school (out of the US). The same issue happened while I was at the airport before my flight!!! I was completely dishearted! I can't return them because I'm not in the states anymore and now I don't have good noise cancelling headphones. Luckily, I still have my airpods, but still. I am really disappointed in these headphones. I started looking at more reviews, and it looks like I'm not the only one to have this issue. I would be careful about purchasing these headphones, or at least purchase the 2 yr warranty because this is a real possibility! I hope Bose will help me out when I get back in the states in May :(
Cannot cut off motion detection. I’ll listen to my Bose headphones while I am listening to a guided meditation and after 10 minutes of meditating they shut off abruptly ruining the meditation. I purchased this product for meditation and would not recommend it if you’re going to use it for meditation.
I bought these a few weeks ago. i got them for air travel and have yet to use them. I found it easy to get started learning how to work the features. I am over 75 but still didnt have a problem i dont think i will use the phone feature. I have a friend who is working on the glasses and was quite impressed.
The sound is great, easy to use. My only negative comment is the foam pads are abut warm. Every time I take them off the foam pads are wet with sweat. They seal the sound out nicely, but it would be nice if the foam was more breathable.
Got these as a gift for my birthday and they surpassed my expectations! The sound quality and noise canceling are state of the art. The technology and engineering lives up the BOSE name. You can’t get this type of product anywhere else. These are a must have!
These are amazing headphones in relation to the sound and overall functiality. However, why put so much money into the innovation of the headphones if you are going to rely on a difficult to use app for the iPhone? Once you get the headphones set up things work pretty smoothly. However, if you accidentally cancel out the Bluetooth connection to the phone, this sends you into undue complexity reconnecting.
After much debate and trying to convince myself to spend this much on headphones, I'm glad I did as I cannot believe how good they are at noise canceling. Fit and comfort are outstanding. Sound quality and hands free talking are excellent.
I've always enjoyed the sound of Bose, so when I upgraded my phone to one without a headphone jack, I had to say goodbye to my QC25 and upgrade. I appreciate the looks and design of the 700s. I think the features are premium and worth the expense. The sound is noticeably better, and I think I will always love the crisp, balanced sound of Bose.
As for the features, I like them. It's a bit of an adjustment from my previously wired headphones, so I may be slightly negatively biased toward the touch gestures, but I think it is clear and easy to learn those gestures. The multi level noise cancelling seems handy, though I personally do not have much use for it in my suburban lifestyle.
For cons, I mark them as an "average upgrade". To me, the build specifically has remained average although this new set of headphones feels slightly sturdier with a sleeker design.
Overall, I get Bose products because I enjoy their sound. This particular product seems to be durable, comfortable, and it fits my needs. I expect when this pair wears out, I will come back to Bose -- who hopefully has a better than average upgrade!
Loved everything apart from having Alexa built in. Have decided not to use anymore as a result. Also the app was super sloppy and didn't want to pair, overall a I feel like a missed shot considering the cost. I expected more but still a fantastic headphone.
I wanted to like the Bose 700 enough to keep them but there was one major problem for me. The ear cup material chosen is in my opinion a deal breaker due to the squeak I hear anytime I slightly move or turn my head. When head motion causes minor rubbing ear cup against skin, the noise is kind of like rubbing a moist finger over a whiteboard. PROS: great audio frequency range, excellent noise cancellation adjustment, nice command adjustment by tapping and swiping exterior cup while wearing, good iPhone app controls, lightweight. CONS: cup material causes squeak with head movement, clamping design too tight for larger heads (like mine), cost
I received them as gift from my company. These are the best headphones for phone calls period. They sound extremely clear and do not pick up background noise at much higher level than your voice like everything else on the market. They are also very comfortable and light. Sound quality of music though is very low.
Bought these at John Lewis for £300 and feel cheated. Having payed out all that money and then have to download an app the requires my location and doesn't let me use them to their full potential. Without the use of this app i cant use them to full volume or the noise cancellation is appalling. Definitely don't buy this product. Its absolute rubbish and a complete con.
I am bus driver. When I hit any bump in the road, the music skips or jumps with the bumps. I'd imagine it's basically when the noise cancellation is being tested hard. However, this does not occur with my qc 35 headphones. If anyone remembers the CD Walkman, you'll also remember when you were active and had a CD skippimg with every bump. Basically the same experience with the 700's. Very disappointed as I'll most likely have to return these.
I bought these about a month ago. Sound quality and noise cancellation was not like others reported. Sound was not your usual Bose, it was weak compared to Sony's. Noise cancellation, AirPods pro destroy these. The design is great, and if you never have owned a pair, you wouldn't really understand. I have an early Quiet Comfort that has much more powerful bass.
I owned Bose headphones since QC25. I still have my QC 35 II and I'm probably return back to them. So here is a thing: I like pretty much everything about 700, except maybe touch controls(I'm more of a buttons guy). I really like new slick design, improved noise isolation and new turn on button, which I think would last more than switch on my QC35 II. However there exactly 2 things that I don't like about these headphones and one of them is so critical for me that I would have to sell these: 1. Bose enforces you to use their app, it's bad that they force me to use it(later I found out that I could still use all the functions without that app), but worst part is that for some reason I have to register in it. 2. And this is the worst part, this is the reason I'll try to replace my pair or sell it: They do make noise when you walk in them, noise is so loud I could hear it through the music with ANC feature on. One thing worth mentioning: Usually I don't listen to music on a high volume, but still. I mostly buy headphones with ANC feature to keep surrounds quiet. Sounds these headphones make while I walk around wearing them are extremely annoying. It looks like cups hit the headband and as a result noise is being produced. My QC35 II don't have issues like that.
I have loved all genres of music all my life and these headphones bring a whole new world to my love of music and with 3 kids the noise cancelling feature is the best. It even completely drowns out a vacuum. I have been a Bose consumer for years and they just keep getting better! #boseforlife
Bose does it again. Just when I thought they possibly couldn’t make a better noise cancelling headphone they come out with this set and they don’t disappoint. First, they are lighter weight and solidly constructed and does not have a cheap feel or look anywhere in these headphones. The sound quality is what you expect of a quality Bose products when playing back your music which really comes in crystal clear with no artifacts or interference. Using the headphones to make or answer calls is what really amazed me. This headset has 8 different microphones on it and has no problem picking up your voice and transmitting over the phone as if you were in a quite environment. For me it was when I was listening to my music on this headset while mowing the lawn and I received an incoming call and was able to take the call without having to turn off my lawn mower! No kidding. I had my wife put them on and stand by the mower and went into the house and called her and when she picked up the call in the headset I couldn’t even hear the lawn mower running! Wow. I like the fact that Bose has integrated more on the earphone control via swiping forward on the headset itself will forward a music track or swipe back to go to previous one, for example. Many more controls to master but not hard to learn and allows you not to have to open your music app to skip around to tracks of music. Another big hit for me was I never had to take off my headphones while talking to others. When you pause the music the microphones kick in and you can hear everything clearly, actually better than what your own ears would normally pick up. I used this feature more than once when ordering a coffee or meal. The battery life is excellent and you have the option to listen wireless or plugged. Pricey? Sure. But it’s Bose. You truly are getting what you pay for here. Buy these. You won’t be dissappointed.
Have the 700’s a month now. The pro’s: excellent sound, especially bass. What you would expect for the price. Noice cancellations is also excellent. Easy to operate once you get the hang of using them. Which will come with the more you use them.
Cons: I found them very hot. Especially here in FL where you spend most of your days and nights outside. I think they’re overpriced but I’ve always been a Bose fan and expect to pay for good quality sound. Overall, I’m enjoying them.
I was really happy to receive my Bose Noise-cancelling headphones. These are some of the most comfortable headphones I've had the pleasure of using. The noise cancelling is amazing with or without music on. When I was listening to music it was like I was there live. The only thing I wasn't impressed with is the App and the set up of the "buttons". I got confused a few times and it would do something I didn't want. It's great these can link with your assistants such as Google, Siri and Alexa. There are some glitches though, with the app that I didn't care for, I had a hard time reconnecting to the Bose app and had to use the wire a few times as well. Other than that these are some amazing headphones.
Let’s start by saying I’m a pretty big Bose fan. I have the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless headphones. I have Bose Soundbar, and now I have these... they claim to be noise canceling and I can tell you that they are nowhere near noise canceling. I swear mine picks up noise and amplifies it if it’s on anything other than 10 for noise canceling. I am actually wearing them right now just with the noise canceling on and I can hear people outside (I’m on the second floor). I compared the noise canceling of these to my boyfriends Beats Studio headphones and I can tell you his noise canceling was way better than mine. Save your money and don’t buy these or maybe go to a store and try them out before you buy them.
As far as the sound/music goes - it’s good but not sure it’s worth the price
Not that happy I have to say. Music quality & noise cancelling are terrific, and you can test that at the store. But I've had connectivity and functionality issues, for instance when I was flying on the plane with them connected via the cable with the noise cancelling on to the entertainment set, all was great, but then on my next flight randomly I couldn't have the noise cancelling on and connected via the cable at the same time. Tried the seat next to me same issue, so was a problem with the headset. And just today I tried to take a call on my iPhone with them, sound was working, but microphone decided not to work. Because they are so expensive I kind of expect to have a near flawless experience but it's just not that case, only had them for 3 weeks and I'm considering returning them.
The sound is good and sound cancelling works well enough (probably not as good as Sony's). However, the touch buttons on the actual headphone are truly AWFUL - its unusable. They need to take a page off Sony's headphone, such as, the button that stops music and noise cancellation by simply holding your finger on the left headphone (called "conversation mode"). I bought these instead of Sony's due to better fit on my ears, but I am slightly regretting that decision especially given price point. Also, wish they were a bit louder...
I have a $40 pair of noise cancellation headphones that I use for shooting that work better than these. They actually mute the sound of a gunshot, then let me talk and hear at near normal volumes. These things are comfortable, yes, and the music sounds nice, yes, but they don't cancel any noise unless you consider drowning sounds out by music "cancelling". There are no instructions. There is a 20 page book of the warranty written in 15 languages, absolutely nothing useful. I have been a Bose fan since 1979- had 901's, bookshelf speakers- all awesome. To say I am disappointed in the "noise cancellation" aspect of these is an understatement. If they had just advertised them as music headphones, I could have lived with it, since it was a gift. Now that I know how much my wife paid, I will have her return them and try something else. And yes, I found the adjustments setting- doesn't make a difference in what I hear or don't hear, regardless of being set at 10 or at 1 or at 0.
Cancels out any sound. Stays on while I’m going for a run or working out at the gym. Great sound quality. The best headphones I have ever owned! Easy to use and the battery lasts a long time per charge.
Its easy to fall in with these headphones. NC is the best I have tried so far on any headphones. It hurt a little at the price point but I just have to put them on and set the NC to 10. Everything else just fades away..
I've been using the Bose 700 headphones for roughly a month, and I've been mostly pleased. The design and build of the headphones are amazing. The fit is good, and I 've found that they can be worn for hours comfortably.
Unboxing and set-up: Bose always delivers with their packaging and presentation. It's always exciting to unbox their products. Set-up and installation of the Bose Music app is relatively pain-free and the headphones are up and running within minutes. Charging is easy (USB C) and the voice prompts announce the remaining time after powering up. I'll cover the major features below.
Sound: The sound quality is very good, but not exceptional. I 've been a little surprised that the bass isn't stronger, especially considering that these are over the ear headphones. My understanding is that Bose will be updating its app to include EQ settings. I strongly believe that the update will help.
Noise Cancellation: I've been very pleased with the feature. I live downtown, so traffic noise is constant, as well as train noise. The headphones do a great job of reducing the noise and letting the music shine. The noise cancellation is adjustable through the Bose Music app, but I find that keeping the setting maxed out is best for my needs.
Touch Control: The Bose 700 features touch control for major operations, including phone calls. It takes a little bit of practice to learn the various touch control gestures, but it's worth the effort. Definitely reference the online tutorials for guidance. Bose has a wide variety of training videos available.
Bose AR: I tested the feature using the Bose provided Star Wars AR video. It was enjoyable, but not groundbreaking. It could be that the source material for testing is too limited to properly test and review the feature, so I'll wait for future releases and try again.
Bose Music app: Apps are Bose's Achilles Heel. I wish they would spend more time and money on R&D for their apps. They are functional but glitchy. Today's technology depends heavily on apps for control of products, so please test the apps before releasing them.
Bottom Line: Good product, good quality, a bit expensive. Lower the price a bit and raise the app quality a bit for a winning combination.
Excellent quality headphones but for the price I wanted them to be perfect. I’ve owned noise cancelling Bose headphones before but these were just an upgrade. I do get a little bit of feedback with mine, not sure if I got a faulty pair or what. Sound quality is really good. I have used these mostly while working in a public place or traveling. Carrying case protects the headphones well but is pretty big and bulky. Headphones were very easy to set up/use and the app walks you through it all. Giving these four stars for the great sound quality but knocking one star off for the price.
No gripes about this - upgraded from a QC25 and haven't looked back. I suspect that the non-stellar reviews are mostly due to a learning curve that comes with these, but once you're comfortable with them, you'll be very happy you have them!
I have several upper midgrade wired headsets and the 700s are my first high end headsets. The sound difference is stunning - very notable drop off in quality when I go to an older pair. Listening to 8D audio made me appreciate the soundstaging of the 700s - very immersive. The microphone design is great too - I frequently use them on conference calls too.
These noise cancelling headphones are a great product. The sound quality is absolutely amazing. They are comfortable, but in my personal experience, they slip off my head. I like that they come with a good sturdy case to keep them safe in.
I never really could tell the difference with products that say noise canceling but these are fantastic. I put them on with no music or input turned tried each setting on the feature and with each increase I could here less of the outside noise at ten I could hear nothing outside the headphones. The perfect sound of the music and audible book was perfect Bose is true to their word. These are the best headphones I have ever used.
I was lucky enough to get to try this product for free as a test opportunity. They are the most amazing headphones I have ever listened to. The sound quality is perfect. I wish I didn't have to return them. Listening to music is what relaxes me after work every day. These headphones are simply perfect. Thank you.
I have used this product for a month for almost everyday, so that I can give justice on my review. This Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is very comfortable and a step up of what I have been using for the last 3 years, which is the Bose Quietcontrol 30 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones. They sound is way better than the Quiet 30, and this are loaded with diff features, including the option for hands-free Alexa and Bose app. Noise-canceling levels are adjustable. The packaging is amazing, which I always expect it with Bose Product. All I can say is this is worth buying and I highly recommend this to all music lovers and an avid You tube watchers. 5 stars for me.
I’ve had these for a months now after upgrading from the QC35II. Both are excellent as you’d expect from Bose but the 700s take noise cancelling to the next level!! Add in the touch pad ear cup and these truly excel! Brilliant over ear headphones. Battery life is exceptional as well. Well worth the money. Obviously don’t need to mention the sound as it’s a Bose product. When it comes to sound nothing is than Bose. FACT!!
I bought this as soon as it came out and I love them. I had the previous version and I loved it as well. The quality of both are amazing. I love music and I like to have great headphones to listen to all genres of music. This headphones compare to Beats, I will go with Bose headsets every single time. I had the previous version for 3+ years and it lasted for a long time before it started to show signs of wear compare to Beats which didn’t last long they will always break easily. Every time I listen to my Bose headphones ill find a new instrument or new sound every time. This is my experience with both headphones so it will be up to the buyer to decide which is best for them
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