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  • Barely acceptable
    1 day ago
    Unfortunately disappointed from the 6 months I now had these naps. So expensive handsets should be more elaborate, especially with the Bose QC35 in the back. But my QC35II was better than my NCH700 and I regret that I changed. Thinking of selling these and buying Sony's instead.
    + The sound is as good as in QC25 and QC35 but with the great advantage here that noise canceling here also applies to the person you are talking to. So if you have a conversation in a noisy environment, it sounds fine because it sounds like you are in an empty room
    + 10 levels for noise canceling (although you only use two of them)
    + Battery life
    - They sit badly - If you sit forward leaned over your desk or mobile (ie type evenly) the headband slides forward towards the forehead. Uncomfortable with glasses. QC35 set clockwise ...
    - For me it works poorly to have them connected to my two mobiles at the same time. It will be an annoying clicking sound that has not happened on QC35 or SoundSport. Advertising but new headphones have the same flaw. Added hours to trawling forums but without solution.
    - Response to the functions is very slow. I press a button to lowering the noise reduction level I should not need to hear a slippery "Noise cancellation level: six" and then an art break before I get into my level. Takes type 3-4 seconds !? If you are in conversation you pull to use the various functions because you miss what is actually said while the Boser voices give their lecture that mute is now activated.
  • Very good
    29 days ago
    Commutes by train 3.5 hours a day so these really get tired dogs :)

    + Good (best?) Noise reduction
    + Best microphone for conversation what I read. (and no complaints)
    + Good fit and modern look.
    + Flat case .. (flatter than old qc which makes them fit better in the bag)
    + Stable with good coverage.

    - APP! Here we talk cat kits to a whole new level, count on a couple of hours of wear to be able to connect to the handsets (which is required to start using them).
    - The sync. (again the app that haunts I think). If you happen to clear the list of connected units, you have a horse job ahead of them to successfully sync them back together.
    - After six months, the padding on the part above the head begins to show signs of losing tension, really hope that it will not be a problem. Had my QC25 for over 1 year and they didn't have that problem.

    Like most others, I am satisfied with them when they are synced.
    But switched the phone a week ago, took over an hour before I synced them together.

    Happened to clear the list today and took half an hour to figure out that my phone (Pixel 3) needed to be restarted in order to reconnect (again, probably the app was bose that was low and prevented proper connection)
  • Decent
    1 month ago
    Rather buy QC35ii, Bose 700 drawers for the price, Bose 700 has poorer silencing, poorer sound and is just a worse headset. One thing it does have is that it looks finer than the QC35ii
  • Barely acceptable
    1 month ago
    Borderfall on pillowcases!

    At startup the Bose music app is required! There account must be registered etc before product can be used ... * SUCK

    The design feels more like a prototype / workprint rather than a clear build! The covers are not as comfortable as the QC35 and for this price tag you expect more innovation!

    The noise reduction is fantastic though, but the sony wh1000xm3 is snap sharper!

    The sound is out of "flat signature" ie balanced (which I really love) but Bose makes it boring in the long run! Compared to the WH1000XM3, the dynamics are never engaging and the middle register lacks authority, it sounds vague.

    SONY WH1000XM3 all the way!
  • Perfect
    1 month ago
    I have both Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and the previous version Bose QuietComfort 35 II so I will base my judgment on it:

    The Bose NC 700 both look more modern and have a better fit than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II!

    In terms of music playback, the Bose NC 700 is a snap better than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II

    The sound on call is significantly better in the Bose NC 700 than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and, of course, also tremendously better against Sony's corresponding headphones, which I also tested earlier.

    The app for the Bose NC 700 feels more modern and it works great for updating software, playing with noise reduction settings.

    The battery life for me is perfectly acceptable, it could have been slightly better but as long as the headphones have USB Type C then there is no problem when running with the same charging cable as for the mobile. I cannot say that it is better or worse than the battery life of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II then I experience the almost the same.

    One thing I miss, physical buttons! They are more clear to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II ... but that doesn't mean the touch control in the Bose NC 700 is bad, just that you feel better with the hardware buttons instead of the touch.

    Headphones are highly recommended! Do you have today Bose QuietComfort 35 II so wait for the next generation (after Bose NC 700) to buy something then the differences are minimal between these two headphones, otherwise you have plenty of money, so fine, run on o buy them!
  • Very Poor
    2 months ago
    Updated: 2 months ago
    Was disappointed at the battery life. The handsets only charged up to 17 hours against the promised up to 20 hours, 3 hours less directly on brand new handsets. That's bad, for that price. Left them back again. So watch out for the charge.
  • Very good
    2 months ago
    Bought them for NC and there they are best. The sound in general is not that impressive. Comfortable fit. Bladder works well. But I generally think that technology doesn't feel fully developed. Would have been nice if you could jump quickly between different sources like car, plate, mobile etc. The physical buttons work well and I especially like being able to pass through sound completely with just a push. The touch function works but not as accurate as I would like. USB-C is a lift but can be seen by default today. Good battery life. The handsets feel well built.
  • Perfect
    3 months ago
    Came from a pair of QC II and these are better at noise reduction, more comfortable and fit better on the head. Gave away my QC II :)
  • Very good
    3 months ago
    Good noice canceling.
    Questionable design. Appearance before function is a stupid step from QC35 in my opinion.
    Sound wise they are OK.
    Uses on trains, flights and travel in general. They fulfill their purpose with bravur.
    Good not to include low-level codecs. For my part, however, it gets rid of when I use the iPhone and hence it is locked to AAC.
    In hindsight, you would rather buy the QC35 at a discount, but always easy to be afterclock.
    It's good kids with questionable price value.
  • Very good
    3 months ago
    Updated: 3 months ago
    Had a couple of QC 35 II earlier which I unfortunately forgot on one flight ..
    Since I was already in the choice and the qualification to upgrade, I took it as a hint that it was time to take action.
    My judgment after having them a few weeks is the following.

    + ANC is absolutely magically good! In principle, all external sound disappears and it should also be added that it is done without any harsh frequency, so in theory you could use them only to get it quiet and quiet, even in harsh environments.
    +++ Something that the QC35s were extremely useless at was to remove background noise in conversations, ie sounds that come from anything but yourself. With the QC 35s, you basically had to sit in a quiet room to be able to have phone calls or meetings. You do not have to worry about this with the NC 700 - all the background noise is almost blown away and the person (s) you are talking to does not hear disturbing sounds even though you are silent yourself.
    + Comfort is good, albeit a little different from QC 35. But they sit well and nice, but it's probably a taste.
    + I was very skeptical at first from the touch controls. But they are actually really good. Flexible and precise!

    +/- The casing you get is smoother and above all the door that holds the cords is a cruel improvement from QC 35, however, it is a bit unthinkable that you have to bring the jaws back to the "minimum position" to be able to close them. Must create unnecessary wear on the product in the long run.
    +/- The musical sound is more or less exactly the same as QC 35 or equivalent, so no upgrade. The base is even more stripped and in some cases it may be better, but I who like that property sometimes miss the stun. Does not seem to have worked with this bit at all on this model, but as the previous speaker writes, it is Noice Canceling you pay for on this model.

    - The software seems to be quite buggy, has had to pair it a couple of times and had a bit of a mess with especially the phone (Iphone Xs / 11 pro).
    Also (sometimes) have an extremely painful problem when I run dual connection to both the computer and the phone that the sounds coming from the computer (MacBook Pro) add to the noise. The solution is to unplug the phone which is pretty annoying.

    The summary is that there are a couple of really good headphones with absolutely outstanding Noice Canceling (albeit with some bad software that I hope and assumes that Bose is working on and resolves shortly) that you should definitely invest in if you are in open office landscapes, travel a lot or just talk a lot on the phone and appreciate (but is not an audio file) listening to music a lot.
  • Very good
    3 months ago
    Updated: 3 months ago
    Bose Boss.

    Update from previous review where I was less kind to them :)

    First things first: Best noise canceling 2019. Good luck trolling the outside world like no other nap right now. Most ANC kids have problems with phasing or uneven frequency attenuation (usually both) - not so here. Of course, not all the sounds of the focus disappear, but it manages to remove most of the voices and ambient hum in a good way - very impressive as I said. Other positives: Sits tight but comfortable, and maintains good battery life despite its low weight. At first, be skeptical of the touch function that controls volume, play / pause, etc., but the whole thing is very logical with high precision so mistakes are rarely made and in fact faster than fingering for physical buttons. Both phone calls and voice assist work very well - which is not surprising since you have proven to put a lot of work into the function of the microphones.

    When it comes to the sound, however, it is only approved. There are guys who are more musical about the same prices, but it is, as I said, the great ANC you pay for. Have a hard time thinking of something that is just as smooth in everyday life (even though, as I said, I prefer both Sony and Sennheiser).

    TLDR: Smart and well-designed life / work nap with world-class noise canceling.

    Protip: Can be turned off by big voice prompts via the Bose app.
  • Acceptable
    3 months ago
    Updated: 3 months ago
    Half-good noise comparatively in BT-NC-over-ear-lur competition but worse than Dali IO6.

    I have compared B&W PX7, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i, Bose QC35, Dali IO6, Master & Dynamic MW65, Sennheiser Momentum 3 and Sony WH-1000XM3 where Dali IO6 wins easily in sound quality.

    Nice to wear. Good NC but not like Sony.
  • Acceptable
    4 months ago
    It reduces noise very well. But I can't give it 5 stars as the sound in these is disappointing compared to the price.
  • Very good
    4 months ago
    Updated: 4 months ago
    + Really nice, can spend several hours without problems (even with glasses).
    + Very effective noise reduction.
    + Good that you can connect 2 devices at the same time.
    + Touch function for volume, play / pause / next / forward / answer works well.
    + Seems to be good build quality.
    + USB-C
    + Stable signal / connection.
    + Good function to temporarily change the noise reduction to slightly amplify the environment instead.

    +/- The sound is pretty good and balanced but maybe not the strongest side of the headphones, I'm used to better (HD 650)
    +/- The microphone is ok but not as impressive as I hoped. In fact, it sounds a little better when I record with my skullcandy gate wireless, which cost just over a tenth. However, only tested the mic in quiet surroundings.

    - The switching between my 2 connected devices works for the most part, but specifically, the youtube app on my Ipad does not want to let go of the handsets when I pause. There is no manual button on the headphones to bypass this. However, it breaks as it should when a call comes on the phone which is the important thing.
    - You have to go into the app to turn off the noise reduction. However, the sound is basically as good with the noise reduction turned on.
    - Does not support aptX or aptX (LL). However, I do not experience the delay as a problem.
    - Sometimes the first second is cut off when the google assistant talks. Don't know if it's a general problem with bluetooth handsets or just these.
    - When you wear them around your neck, you are slightly bruised. Learn to work better with a slim neck: P
  • Acceptable
    4 months ago
    PLUS
    + Very good noise cancellation
    + Good microphone technology that works when it blows or sounds in the background (ANR)
    + The music sound, all right but not like falling off the chair
    + Stylish design

    MINUS
    - Have a lot of bluetooth stuff. When it rings, the call breaks and I have to connect back to the Bose handset
    - Have also had problems connecting to multiple devices.
    - Hard pillows, aches in the ears due to glasses
    - Scam

    Summary: good product, but probably I got a Monday copy, they at the Bosebutiken also could not make it work so it is not SBS. Therefore, it becomes a low grade. Will try to get the headphones exchanged or the money back. Unfortunately. If you are not using the microphone, I would recommend the QC35 II, Sony or any other brand that costs less.
  • Very good
    5 months ago
    Was looking for a pair of headphones to use in the office and from / to work. These were my criteria:
    -Framtidssäkrade
    -Convenient (Is sensitive upside down)
    - World-class ANC
    -Transparency Mode
    - Really good sound
    -Hypious design

    I tested a variety of headphones: QC35II, Sony 1000XM3, Beoplay H9i and H8i. In my opinion, no one took the prize, but it was always a compromise, if it was not the sound, it was comfort or ANC that had to hit his foot. And to be honest, Sony's was never an option, feels in my opinion mass-produced and impersonal in a way that Bose and Beoplay don't.

    So in the end I realized that none of them were perfect and therefore look at what was most important, namely: ANC, convenience, future-proof and design.

    After I came across a really good deal, I bought the Bose 700 handsets and did not regret it for a second.

    They lived up to basically all my criteria:

    - Future-proofed with USB-C and a brand new model so will be continuously updated, among other things, they will add an equalizer to the app, dynamic transparency mode and noise masking (source: cnet.com)
    - More comfortable than QC35II due to the air-filled silicone "pillow" resting on the head. Which is also easier to keep clean if you have oily hair one day.
    - World-class ANC which is also adjustable. Perfect when you are out and about, set the ANC to 5 and the wind sound disappears and
    Transparency mode linking features. If you set it to 0 it becomes like you don't have the headphones on at all. If you can also press and hold the ANC button, all sound is input, good if you need to double check a thing with the colleague.
    - The sound was the one that got hit on the foot unfortunately. Love the sound of the H9i but comfort and the ANC had to go ahead. The sound in these is 3.5 out of 5.
    - Like the design on these, feels solid but not like the H9i in either build quality or design but much better than Sony's plastic and impersonal design.

    So the upshot is that if you want one the best and don't like Sony, can accept the price and don't care about top notch buy these! I'm super happy and give them 4 out of 5 (1 point deducted due to the sound)
  • Acceptable
    6 months ago
    Updated: 6 months ago
    I have followed Bose over the years and think their QC series is fantastic. The transition to the 700s was obvious. Three reasons for this: USB-C, better microphone and fun design.

    The microphone is a cannon for me that uses the handsets for phone calls. I can really sit in an office landscape without the other party hearing anything from the surroundings. Really good.

    USB-C means I don't have to carry an extra cord with me. Most people do not care about this, but for me it is nice to plug in an adapter and be able to charge a computer, tablet, game console and now also headphones with the same.

    The sound level adjustment works well, but a relatively useless feature. Sure, you hear the environment if you press a button. But you can also just move one handset away from the ear. Then the environment will also understand that you hear them. If you use the button when talking to café staff or flight attendants, you appear to be extremely nonchalant.

    So far, so good. But there are unfortunately a lot of disadvantages. Let's look at some of them.

    *) I bought the handsets at an airport. The app where you make settings required login and registration. That didn't work. So during my entire trip I couldn't change anything, which was annoying after spending just over SEK 4000. Waiting for update, was the support solution.

    *) The app again. Why do I need to have an account to make settings? It is completely absurd that I have to disclose my information to Bose in order to remove the voice in the headphones or change from Siri to Alexa, for example.

    *) The handsets take up more space, the bag is bigger. Moreover, the new solution for folding the handsets is worse. It takes longer to get on them and doesn't get 100 every time.

    *) Starting the handsets and pairing them takes almost 10 seconds. Definitely longer than the QC35s. Bad if it rings and you want to take the call in the turned off handsets.

    *) They fail to connect to the registered devices every time ...

    *) Shut down sometimes. It happens very rarely, but has happened with several units.

    *) Big real difference in battery life.

    *) You can turn off the voice that tells you which device you are connecting to, but you get a loud beep instead. If you set the headphones to turn off after you haven't used them for a while, a sound will occur just when they are turned off. If you have a high volume and you have them silenced for a couple of hours it is easy to bounce off the sound.

    *) Easy to press one of the edge buttons when you put on or off the headphones.

    Then I am not fond of the touch function, but that is what it is. It usually works, although sometimes a few attempts are required. I rarely use the headphones outdoors in the winter, so the habit problem is nothing that hits me.

    The sound I can't say much about. It sounds good. But I mostly run audiobooks and podcasts in them. Noticing no difference to the predecessors.

    I will keep the handsets, but it has only to do with USB-C. Not having to lug around extra cables is very worthwhile to me. But Bose releases an updated version of the QC35s with the same charging capabilities, I switch.

    If you ignore this with charging cords or microphone sounds, the existing QC35s are an incredibly much better buy. Especially now that the new model has pushed the price down to just over a few thousand dollars. Or even the QC25s if you really don't care about cables.
  • Perfect
    6 months ago
    Had Bose QC35 II before these.

    In terms of sound, I think these headphones are quite similar to the Bose QC35 II. If you want a pair of headphones with noise reduction and good sound then I think you get more for the money if you buy Bose QC35 II.

    However, these are clearly better at calls as well as better reach. Be pretty negative about the new touch controls as this often works quite poorly. However, Bose has succeeded well with this and I am pleasantly surprised, nice that it is possible to charge with USB-C in addition.

    If you just want to listen to music, buy Bose QC II 35.

    If you use the headphones to talk a lot over the phone and Skype, these are the bells.
  • Good
    7 months ago
    Updated: 7 months ago
    This review is essentially a comparison between these and Bose QC35 (I / II).

    - Material & Design -

    Initially, I was convinced that I would prefer the look of the QC35 over the more dimmed and minimalist design of the NC700. Something that turned out to change quite soon after shorter use of these. Once on the head, the cabinet design gives the headphones a more slender expression than the QC35 even though the jumper extends slightly further out from the head on the sides.
    The padding in the main pillow is somewhat thicker than on the QC35, which was probably necessary since these are slightly heavier than the previously mentioned. The covers, however, are just like the QC35 made of plastic. The headband itself is built of metal and is enclosed by an almost silky silicone cover. The cover, however, feels slightly fragile, so it remains to be seen how well these stand over time.

    Unlike the QC35, the NC700 has touch controls for navigation instead of buttons. Personally, I don't know if I prefer one in front of the other. The only thing I actually noticed that I appreciate is the ability to hold your finger for a few seconds to get an estimate of battery status in the form of remaining time. Otherwise, I see no direct benefits with touch beyond that it feels a bit more modern.

    In summary, the NC700 feels more premium and well-worked in terms of design and choice of materials. Unfortunately, at the same time I experience these as more fragile than QC35 and I fear that they will visually age much faster.

    - Comfort -

    The NC700, like the QC35, has a pair of very spacious ear cups with soft and comfortable pads that surround the ears. I would give the QC35 a slight advantage as the pillows on them feel slightly softer and more comfortable than on the NC700. It can, of course, be because they are completely new and it could thus be that the pillows are softened with time and that this difference thus disappears.
    In addition to noise reduction, comfort is one of the most crucial parameters when choosing a pair of noise canceling headphones. Based on the, in my opinion, the superior comfort that QC35 has compared to other competitors in the market, I was almost convinced that these would go in the same footsteps. At first use I noticed that the NC700 pressed slightly more towards the head but at the same time that the difference was minimal. After a number of longer sessions with these on the head I could unfortunately conclude that this little difference significantly affected the comfort over time. So to the point that I felt urged to pick them off after a while to rest and air the ears. I also suspect that the increased pressure on the head results in the pillows getting warmer as I experience more discomfort at this point compared to QC35. Unfortunately, despite the thicker padding in the headband, I experience much more discomfort on the top of the head than the QC35, which is probably due to the weight / weight distribution of the NC700.

    - Sound quality -

    The sound is almost identical to the QC35. They therefore have a fairly flat and balanced sound image - something that I personally appreciate. I can experience slightly more emphasis on the NC700's base, even though the difference is negligible. I am far from an audio file, but personally I prefer the sound image in these compared to the one in eg. Sony WH-1000XM3. It is of course a very subjective assessment that probably varies depending on who is listening and what type of music / media is consumed.

    - Noise reduction -

    The noise reduction is also the almost identical to QC35, ie. very good. However, compared to QC35, there are ten different levels to choose from instead of three. Personally, however, I see no direct advantage of having more than three levels (i.e. 0%, 50%, 100%). I would have liked to see an improvement in the filtering of more high-frequency sounds such as voices. This is basically unchanged compared to QC35.

    As far as the microphones are concerned, these are completely magical for conversations and are probably unprecedented in the competitors' offer. This is a big step up from the QC35, especially in more noisy and messy environments. Almost in all the environments I tested these, the other party can hear what you say while filtering out disturbing noise in the surroundings. A big plus if you need to jump into telephone conferences on the go when you get stuck in public transport.

    - Conclusion -

    The NC700 is a couple of really good headphones. For me, the improved microphone technology was the main reason why I wanted to upgrade to these from the QC35. This is when I use them a lot in service. At this point, they deliver as promised, ie. exemplary. Unfortunately, the poorer comfort is so crucial for my part that I will return these to Bose. Unlike the QC35, I am almost always aware that these are on the head and the fact that I need to take breaks to let the head rest makes the improved microphones unfortunately not weigh up the deteriorated comfort.

    + Great for conversation
    + Very good noise reduction (albeit almost unchanged from QC35)
    + Nice and minimalist design
    + USB-C

    - Higher pressure on the head
    - Feeling slightly fragile
    - Virtually unchanged sound quality from QC35
    - The price (4399: - at the time of writing)
  • Perfect
    7 months ago
    Definitely the best kids with NC.
    The only thing that can prevent one is the price.
    Looking for NC lurks, these are a top choice.
  • Excellent
    7 months ago
    Expensive but superb!

    Replace me from Bose QC25 which I have had for 5 years. The sleeves on my QC25 fell off all the time and bluetooth I drove through an external dongle that worked but was a bit limited. It's a stooor upgrade for me with these Bose HP 700.

    What is good:
    1) Cruel ANC!
    2) Noise cancelling when talking is oxa cruel, I can wind and blow without the one I talk to hear the wind noise
    3) Bluetooth 5
    4) USB-C charging
    5) Connects 2pcs at a time, so both can be connected to Mobile Phone and Computer
    6) Works well with the computer when playing, as the ANC suffocates all kind of fan noise or other things that can disturb
    7) Has an analog input via 2.5mm plug which can be useful.

    Less good:
    1) Using analogue cable disable on Bluetooth, so it is not possible to mix 2 audio sources.
    2) Although it can be connected to 2 audio sources via bluetooth, it is only one at a time used. It automatically detects which one.

    Currently at the price of SEK 4400 and it is a good product, but you probably get a lot more for the money if you buy a Sony XM3 (costs 3000 SEK today) or a Bose QC35 II (costs 2690 SEK at present).
    When this drops to SEK 3500 at black friday, it is a better buy.