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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Item # 018NC700SL

Bose pioneered and popularized this entire category...and they continue to evolve and reshape what headphones can do.

Bose pioneered and popularized this entire category...and they continue to evolve and reshape what headphones can do.

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About the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Classic Bose noise cancellation with groundbreaking features

Many of our customers immediately associate noise-cancelling headphones with Bose. Makes sense. Bose pioneered and popularized this category. And with the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — complete with audio-based Augmented Reality — they continue to evolve and reshape what headphones can do.
Woman wearing Bose noise cancelling headphones 700 on train.

The sleek, durable Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offer customizable noise cancellation and a host of other state-of-the-art features.

Classic Bose noise cancellation with groundbreaking features

Many of our customers immediately associate noise-cancelling headphones with Bose. Makes sense. Bose pioneered and popularized this category. And with the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 — complete with audio-based Augmented Reality — they continue to evolve and reshape what headphones can do.

These sleek over-ears offer customizable noise cancellation, and some innovative, on-the-go features (some originally developed for wearable tech products, like the Bose Frames). Of course, music and podcasts play wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth. But you also have one-touch access to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa via your smartphone. Ask questions, dictate texts, or control your tunes by voice — with no awkward delays. 

Manually adjust your noise cancellation

The Headphone 700s offer Bose's legendary noise cancellation, but with a convenient twist. You have precise control over how much external noise they block out. Just tap a button on the left earcup to select low, medium, and high levels of noise cancellation. Or use the Bose Music app to step through 11 discrete levels of the noise-cancelling effect.

In a quiet office, a lower setting may be enough to knock out the hum of the HVAC system. While on a plane, you'd probably use the highest level to make the super-loud engine drone melt away. 

Augmented Reality for your ears 

Man wearing Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and looking at building

The audio-based Bose AR platform can serve up information on nearby landmarks based on your location and head movement (optional feature of the Bose Connect app for iPhone).

These headphones also feature motion detectors that can be employed when you download the Bose Connect app to your phone. This free app includes an augmented reality platform known as Bose AR. The GPS in your mobile device works together with the Headphones 700 to serve up audio cues and content based on your location and head movement. In certain places, you can play augmented reality games, get walking directions, or even learn facts and information about the buildings and landmarks you see.

Bose AR is currently in its infancy, but Bose has opened the platform up to third-party app developers. I expect the audio experiences to get better and better. We've already seen it enhance some special events. At this year's Coachella, concert-goers received real-time audio notifications and updates through certain Bose headphones — like alerts when their favorite band was about to take the stage.

(Bose AR is currently available for iPhone® and iPad® users only; Android™ apps in development. Bose AR availability and functionality varies.)

Touch controls and a convenient way to hear others 

Woman wearing Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 at restaurant.

"Conversation mode" quickly turns off noise-canceling so you can hear other people or your surroundings.

The right earcup also has a touch-sensitive panel. You control music, volume, and calls with a simple tap or swipe of your finger. Bose has a powerful four-microphone system built in to ensure your calls sound clear in loud or windy places. 

You can also use those mics to let in important ambient noise or voices. "Conversation mode" will temporarily turn off the noise-canceling technology so you can hear a co-worker or in-flight instructions. Simply hold the noise cancellation button on the left earcup, and the built-in mics will pick up external sounds and voices.

20 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation

The Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones have a built-in rechargeable battery and include a charging cable. On a full charge, you can get up to 20 hours of wireless listening with noise cancellation on. A voice prompt tells you how much battery life you have left every time you power them on. It will also tell you when you're paired with your Bluetooth® device. 


Product highlights:

  • lightweight, over-the-ear design
  • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless music listening and phone calls
    • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible devices
  • active noise cancellation uses internal circuitry to block out external distractions
    • noise cancellation level is manually adjustable
    • 11 levels of noise cancellation available through the Bose Music app
Free, optional Bose® Connect app for Apple and Android:
  • offers seamless toggling between multiple Bluetooth devices
    • the app can also control the amount of noise cancellation
  • customize the sound based on music type, external surroundings, and more
  • Bose AR offers audio-based augmented reality games, navigation cues, and more
    • works with motion sensors inside the headphones to detect your head and body movement
    • Bose AR currently available for iPhone and iPad users only; Android apps in development
    • Bose AR availability and functionality varies
Easy controls:
  • dedicated earcup button summons Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa on your smartphone or tablet
    • ask questions, dictate texts, and control music by voice
    • available for Apple® and Android™
  • earcup touch controls let you answer calls, play/pause music, skip tracks, and control volume
  • tactile button for toggling through levels of noise cancellation
    • press button quickly to toggle through, and hold button for one second to activate "conversation mode"
    • "conversation mode" turns off noise-canceling so you can hear your surroundings
  • built-in microphone for making calls with a smartphone
    • four-mic system filters out wind and background noise for clearer calls
General info and accessories:
  • durable stainless-steel headband with soft foam underside
  • soft, angled synthetic protein leather ear pads provide long-lasting comfort
  • rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation
    • passive mode allows continued listening when the battery runs out (noise cancellation requires battery power)
  • voice prompts provide information on battery life, device connection, and caller ID
  • includes USB-C cable for charging
  • 42" detachable miniplug cable for wired listening
  • earcups rotate and fold for compact storage
  • carrying case included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 794297-0300

What's in the box:

  • Over-ear noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones (Luxe Silver)
  • 42" Audio cable with 2.5mm sub-mini plug on one end and 3.5mm straight plug on other end
  • 20" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
  • Zippered hard storage case
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features & specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.16" x 3.87"
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance Not Given
Weight 9.2 ounces
Cord Length 42"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Overview: The new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 bring together the latest technology in noise cancellation and sound quality, as well as smart technology and Bluetooth, to provide a total personal listening experience. The headphones feature touch controls for playback and phone call functions, plus access to Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, or other voice control for your mobile device. The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 come with an audio cable, USB-C charging cable, and a hard zippered carrying case.

Bluetooth 5.0: The NC 700 features Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology that lets you listen to your favorite music and make phone calls while your phone stays in your pocket or purse. Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet (10 meters). Multi-point technology allows the headphones to be actively connected to two devices at a time, however you can only play audio from one device at a time. Each time you pair the headphones to a new device, that device is stored in the internal memory for easy reconnection. Up to 8 devices can be stored in the headphones' device list.

Voice Assistant Options: The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 can be programmed to quickly and easily access your favorite voice assistant, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Setup is performed in the Bose Music app (compatible with iOS 10.3 or later and Android 5.1 and up), and the headphones have a dedicated Voice Assistant button for easy activation.

On-board/Touch Headphone Controls: The NC 700 wireless headphones feature a combination of on-board hard controls and touch controls. There are two buttons on the right earcup (Power/Bluetooth and Voice Assistant/Mute) and one on the left (Noise Control). In addition, the front half of the right earcup has a touch surface that is sensitive to tap and swipe action to play/pause music, skip forward/backward, change volume, and perform basic phone call functions.

Voice Prompts: Voice Prompts in the headphones guide you through the Bluetooth pairing process, powering on and off, call notifications, and for battery status updates. Voice Prompts are available in multiple languages. You can manage Voice Prompts in the Bose Music app.

Noise Cancelling: The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 offer improved noise cancellation over the Quiet Comfort 35 II, utilizing both active and passive noise reduction technologies. Six microphones are used for noise cancellation--four outside and two inside the earcups. The microphones pick up environmental sounds, then measures, compares, and instantly reacts with an opposite cancellation signal. A new acoustic design and premium materials help to achieve improved passive noise reduction. There are 11 levels of noise cancellation, from near silence (10) and full transparency (0). You can select three levels as Favorites, which you can cycle through using the Noise Control button. The Favorites can be customized using the Bose Music app.

Conversation Mode: The Conversation Mode lets you instantly pause your audio and switch Noise Cancellation off by pressing the Noise Control button for 1 second. This allows you to have a quick conversation with someone, or instantly become aware of your surroundings. When you're ready to resume listening, simply press any button or tap the touch surface to exit Conversation Mode. The headphones return to the previous noise cancelling level and your audio resumes playing.

Phone Calls and Self Voice: The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 utilize four microphones for phone calls resulting in optimum voice pickup. There are two dedicated mics for calls, plus two that are also used for Noise Cancellation. When you answer a call, the headphones remain at the current noise cancellation level, and Self Voice activates to help you hear yourself more naturally on the call. You can press the Noise Control button to increase or decrease the noise cancellation during the call.

Bose AR: Bose AR is an audio Augmented Reality platform that combines Bose headphones, your mobile device, and special mobile apps to give you an enhanced audio experience while you travel, work out, enjoy music, or go about your day. Motion sensors in the headphones can detect your head orientation and body movement while you wear them. Bose AR-enabled apps use this information, along with location data from your mobile phone or tablet, to provide custom audio content for your current location and activity. Bose AR is currently compatible with iPhone and iPad. There are also Bose AR-enhanced apps available for Android users in development.

Note: Bose AR may require a firmware update of your headphones.

Battery Powered: The headphones have a custom-designed Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which powers both Bluetooth and active Noise Cancellation. To save power, the Auto-Off feature uses motion detection to automatically power off the headphone when you have not moved the headphones for 10 minutes. The battery charges in about 2.5 hours via the supplied USB-C cable. A fully charged battery will power the headphones for up to 20 hours. A 15-minute Quick Charge will provide enough power to operate the headphones for up to 3.5 hours. An LED battery indicator on the right ear cup shows the charging status. You can also get an immediate Voice Prompt with the battery level by tapping and holding the touch surface. Even when the battery is depleted, you can still listen to music by plugging in the supplied 42" audio cable.

Folding Ear Cups: The NC 700s feature hinged ear cups that rotate and fold flat for compact storage in the supplied carrying case.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
Saw the tv ad, love thats its wireless and bluetooth along with Alexa built in! [ Peter  Oct 09, 2019 ]
Superios Noise Cancellation for listening and calling [ Klaus  Sep 21, 2019 ]

1 question already asked

Are the Bose 700 able to actively play 2 sources at the same time? ie. if I'm using them with Bluetooth to watch my TV, will I be able to take a call on my phone and still have TV audio playing in the background? Or if I'm listening to music wired into my computer, can I take a call through Bluetooth on my phone and still have music playing?
[ Jonathan  Sep 05, 2019 ]
1 answer
Hi Jonathan, thank you for your question. The Bose 700 headphones are capable of having multiple Bluetooth devices paired to them at once, however, only one of those devices can be used as a source. If you are watching TV via Bluetooth connection on your headphones, and you receive a phone call, the audio from your TV will be muted during that call. This will be the same outcome if you are listening to your headphones via a wired connection. If a phone call is received to the headphones while in use, whatever audio that is being delivered to the headphones will be paused until the phone call is disconnected. Chat online with an Advisor or give us a call at 1-800-324-9695. They will be happy to help answer any other questions you may have.
[ Jess  Sep 26, 2019 ]  Staff

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