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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

from  $399+
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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Bose is no longer at the top of the noise cancelling headphone race, but the 700 is an excellent option with powerful ANC. However, Sony’s WH-1000XM3 has better overall audio, and arguably better noise cancellation -- all for $100 less. The 700 isn’t the best, but it’s still really damn good.

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Pros
  • Outstanding noise cancellation
  • Better design than previous Bose models
  • Touch controls are easy to use
  • Super comfy
  • Impressive voice clarity in noisy places
Cons
  • Treble can be harsh at times
  • No EQ adjustment in the app
  • More expensive than some of the competition
  • Bose AR isn’t a compelling feature just yet
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

90
Navdeep
Best for noise cancellation.
90
Adam
I barely used this, so far so good. But lastly, I got this Headphone, Just incredible...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average Critic Score
 
90
PC Mag
The wireless Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offer terrific audio performance, hands-free voice assistant access, and the best active noise cancellation you can buy.
 
80
Gizmodo
They are the best for phone calls, and that’s a big deal. They’re a formidable competitor to the Sony 1000XM3 in terms of noise canceling. They’re comfortable, attractive, and easy to use. They don’t fold though, and they’re not my favorite-sounding headphones. It’s a bummer there’s not much you can do to tune them to your own preferences.
 
80
The Verge
Bose’s noise cancellation is about the best you can get, they sound good, and multi-device pairing is something you’ll quickly appreciate. And you’ll never want to go back to talking to people on other headphones.
 
90
Tom's Guide
Buy the Bose 700 Headphones if you want the ultimate in active noise-cancelling cans that do music and talk well.
 
80
CNBC
If you’re someone who uses their headphones often and wants to maximize comfort and ease of use, the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 are the best option. They offer fantastic noise-canceling, incredible comfort and a seamless user experience.
 
90
CNN
Bose's 700s are coming out on top. The classic noise cancellation has gotten updates, and you can now have 10 levels of control. The improvement for voice calling and virtual assistants is truly an impressive feat. And 20 hours of battery life is certainly less than 30, but quick charging can help you get through the day.
 
90
SoundGuys
While the Bose 700 headphones don't beat the Sony WH-1000XM3 at active noise cancelling, they still do a great job. This is exactly the upgrade that Bose needed to make and I think doing so has made the Bose 700 headphones the most desirable pair of ANC cans on the market.
 
90
CNET
While not a quantum leap forward over the QC35 IIs, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offers slightly better noise-cancelling, sound and call quality.
 
80
Digital Trends
If you are a businessperson who takes lots of phone calls with their headphones on, and/or you do a lot of airplane travel, then absolutely buy the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 – they will be worth the $50 upgrade.
 
80
What Hi-Fi
Impressive noise-cancelling and design, but imperfect sound quality doesn’t justify the significant outlay.