Bose Reinvigorates Its Noise-Canceling Tech With New 700 Wireless Headphones

A breakthrough from its QuietComfort line.

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Taking a departure from their staple QuietComfort lineup, Bose‘s new 700 wireless noise-canceling headphones breath new life into the category with an array of modernized technology paired with a sleeker look.

Aesthetically, the 700 headphones are offered in two color options: black and silver. While the ear cups are largely reminiscent of the QC range, Bose has reimagined the headband, this time opting for a thinner stainless-steel band with a soft padded underside for added comfort. Sizing is now adjusted by sliding the ear cups up and down the arms of the headband, instead of the old mechanical approach of the QC models.

Aside from redesigning the look of the headphones, Bose has integrated an array of new tech as well. New drivers enhance your audio experience, whilst the old physical buttons of the QC range have now been replaced with touch-sensitive areas coupled with minimalist physical buttons for cleaner, more intuitive functioning. Users can simply adjust their volume by swiping up or down on the right ear cup while swiping forward and backward to skip tracks. A double-tap will toggle between play and pause, and a long hold on the area will instruct the headphones to tell you how much battery life remains. Also on the right cup are three buttons for Bluetooth-pairing, powering on and off, and to initiate Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. Finally, a physical button on the left ear cup allows you to toggle through 11 different noise-canceling levels, and holding down the button will activate Conversation Mode, whereby your music will be automatically paused and noise cancellation dialed down to the lowest setting. Each ear cup also boasts four microphones, ensuring the best voice quality when you’re talking to someone on the phone.

Battery life-wise, Bose states that the 700 headphones can run for 20 hours on maximum noise cancelation, while a 15-minute charge will give you three-and-half hours of listening time if you find yourself in a rush. As with other Bose models, the 700 is compatible with the company’s AR app and Bose Connect.

For those interested, the Bose 700 wireless noise-canceling headphones are now available over at the company’s online store or at select retailers for $399 USD.

Elsewhere in tech, the upcoming Apple Watch could release with ceramic and titanium options.

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