Bose announces $ 399 Noise Canceling Headphones 700

The world of noise canceling headphones is shaken today with the news that Bose has a brand new flagship model called Noise canceling headphones 700. They cost $ 399.95, are nothing like the existing QC35 II & # 39; s and will not actually replace those more affordable looks. This is Bose who indicates that it intends to increase in price, functions and, presumably, quality. In addition to the new ear version, the company also unveiled real wireless Bose Earbuds 500, which we can expect at the end of 2019, followed by Bose Noise Canceling Earbuds 700 in 2020. The route map has been displayed for us.


The design of the NCH 700s (I call it from now on, I decided) looks much slicker and more modern than the QC 35s. The shape of the headband is immediately reminiscent of Sony & # 39; s 1000X M3 & # 39; s, which remain the most comfortable NC headphones that everyone has thought of. But it's the inside that Bose is proud of, because the company has made voice assistants a key feature of the NCH 700s and claims "that you can seamlessly connect to your phone without looking at it or even touching it." Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri are ready to answer your call.

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Bose also thinks the & # 39; the world's best microphone system has ever been built into headphones, which is a fun thing to test. There are four microphones and the company makes great promises about their noise cancellation and voice isolation options. There is also a new one Bose AR platform that will serve as an audio augmented reality tool. The examples provided by Bose are pretty cool: just look at landmarks around you while you wear your Bose headphones, and compatible apps tell you more about it, or you get context-specific directions such as: "Turn left at McDonald & # 39; s. "

The noise reduction in the headphones themselves is now adjustable, with 11 different intensity settings. One thing I'm on my guard is the addition of touch controls, which Bose says are now housed in front of the right NCH 700 earcup. I have yet to experience commendable touch controls on headphones.

You can prior order the noise-canceling headphones 700, in a choice of black or white, now for a delivery date of 20 June.

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