Bose wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 feature the biggest leap forward in headphones since the iconic QuietComfort. The Bose 700s introduce a revolutionary new voice interface that redefines mobile communication the way Bose noise cancellation redefined mobile audio. They’re built off the legendary performance of QCs to transform the most demanding environments into private sanctuaries for listening. They debut new, pioneering technologies to magically transform the same public spaces into private rooms for talking with friends, family, and virtual personal assistants.
With their exclusive innovation, the 700s isolate a user’s voice from 360 degrees of unwanted sound. And that lets Bose 700 owners do what’s never been done. Surrounded by competing conversations, rush-hour traffic, and loud subway platforms, they can share their quiet, and not the noise around them — for crystal clear calls to home and work, and unprecedented accuracy from VPAs. Siri for iOS is easily accessible, the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both built-in — and now, Alexa is just a wake word away.
The 700s kick-off a trio of headphone innovations from Bose. The truly wireless Bose Earbuds 500 are super-compact, versatile, and available this year. The breakthrough truly wireless Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 will follow next year. And the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are available on June 30th for $399, can be pre-ordered starting today, and join the iconic QuietComfort 35 II in the Bose around-ear headphone line.
At its best, technology should make us more human, not more dependent on devices. One’s bucket list does not include more time on a touchscreen, but right now, millions of people are looking down, swiping and typing on a 3×5 display. Pairing our phones and headphones have given us more freedom for calls, and lets us use our personal assistants to get things done. But there are still barriers, and we’ve all experienced them.
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have been engineered from the ground up as an integrated system, with a new acoustic and electronics package, new digital signal processing, and a new eight microphone system for the most complete, effortless headphone experience ever. Six microphones dramatically cancel noise, so it doesn’t reach your ears. Two of those microphones combine with two others to dramatically improve voice pickup. A beamform-array isolates your speech, suppressing everything else that’s audible.
A rejection-array adds a second line of defense, tracking then blocking the most disruptive remaining sound from a coffee grinder to other dialogue nearby. It all happens in real-time adapting as you move, turn your head, and your environment changes. It works with any VPA, any phone paired to the 700s, or any phone or phone/headphone combination on the far-end.
It works from anywhere, whether you’re talking to people or machines. On audio and video calls, they’ll hear what you’re saying not the TV behind you, or the person next to you. For voicemails, your voice is recorded, not theirs. And whether you’re asking for directions or a playlist, dictating a text or email, or need your home alarm turned on or your heat turned off, Siri, the Google Assistant, and Alexa will help you — because now, they can hear you.
The Bose 700s use the next-generation Bose noise cancellation for improved noise reduction, and sophisticated electronic circuitry that eliminates the “hiss” regularly heard in other headphones. Combined, they enable the 700’s new adjustable noise cancellation feature, including a full-transparency experience that gives the term “off” an entirely new meaning.
While the highest setting delivers the most powerful silence, the lowest lets your surroundings pass-through the ear-cups fully so with the flick of a switch, you hear yourself, others, and everything else like you aren’t wearing a headset at all. Conversation Mode lets you gain the same awareness while enjoying content — so you can pause entertainment and noise cancellation simultaneously, chat face-to-face or listen for announcements, and resume where you left off when you’re done.
For streamlined control, capacitive touch works for common commands, like answering and ending calls, muting audio, changing volume, pausing your music, or skipping tracks. There are three buttons — one for powering on and off, one to access noise cancellation levels, and one for your chosen VPA. The Bose Music app lets you customize and change preferences, update software, access additional features and features to come.
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 work with any native VPA. The Google Assistant and Alexa are already integrated for faster, easier access. An out-of-box software update is also available for wake word access to Alexa. Once downloaded, just say “Alexa” like you would with a smart-speaker at home.
The 700 headphones are also Bose AR-enabled to use with a developing ecosystem of apps that add a layer of audio over the real-world based on where you are, and what you’re facing. And other software features are on the horizon, including noise-masking tracks that add a layer of soothing sounds over the blank-canvas of Bose noise cancellation for intense relaxation and focus.