Should you upgrade to Bose 700?
Bose has been the trendsetter for Active Noise Cancellation with headphones, but as the market continues to be a competitive one, the challenge is being strenuous along the road for them. For their earlier release of headphones, specifically the QC35 II, it was beaten up by the Sony WH- 1000XM3 with its better noise canceling and sound. But with the new release and redesigned Bose Quietcomfort 700, the story might take a turn or would it be? Well, we will find it out as we review this one.
The Bose Quietcomfort 700 is the long-awaited successor to its QuietComfort 35 II models. Essentially, these earlier generations of headphones have been the gold standard for noise cancellation, for its ability to block unwanted noises and distractions. One huge factor of their disparity though is their price. However, we should expect the price difference as they enhanced the design from the inside and outside of the Bose Quietcomfort 700. The Bose 700 is currently $400 which is a bit costlier than its predecessor and Sony WH- 1000XM3.
As I have been scouring the internet for the specific specs of the new Bose Quietcomfort, I have gathered the pros and cons of the new headphones before trying it myself:
|Excellent Noise Cancellation||Not portable|
|Sleeker Design||No EQ control|
|Easier touch controls||Uncompelling Bose AR|
|Impressive voice clarity||Treble can be harsh on ears|
After some research, I have to experience the headphones itself to get into specific details:
I’m quite the minimalist person and would love to have that compact headphones. So, the Bose Quietcomfort 700 might not be for me as portability speaking. But for its outside design, this can be negotiable. The headphone is available in silver and black. The cushioned ear cups are a perfect fit, making it comfortable in lengthy hour sessions of music marathon. The faux-leather on the sides helps block out the ambient noise even without turning on the ANC.
On the right side earcup, the outer panel has the power pairing buttons, voice assistant button, touch-sensitive control pad, and the status LED. By shifting your fingers on the control panel, you’ll be able to make it easier to change the music and its volume. One convenience you can do with this headphone is you’ll be able to answer and decline calls.
Bose built the Bose Quietcomfort 700 with a slender and seamless piece of stainless steel that will make it look stouter.
Mic and Sound Quality:
I’m impressed with the Bose Quietcomfort 700 whenever I take calls. I can hear the person on the other line with clarity as they can also hear me well on their side. I have been doing a lot of meetings and calls online while traveling and I must say, this headphone is practical. The audio feedback has been richer, cleaner, and more balanced that can span different genres of music. The audio tuning is superior, crisp, and lively. There’s an ample partition between instruments and vocals which gives a depth to the soundstage.
This Bose Quietcomfort 700 works well during gaming live streams. This makes the gamers communicate vividly and get that teamwork in defeating their opponents. Guess there’s no need for us to shout during live streams, are we?
Bose Quietcomfort 700: Bottom Line
The Bose Quietcomfort 700 has undeniably defeated the previous QuietComfort 35 II with its extra features. The Bose company didn’t fail in the competition alongside other brands such as Sony. The comfort is there when it comes to its ergonomic design, noise cancellation, and voice calls. With the battery life of 22 hours, you don’t have to worry about losing juice at any time. However, the only thing that I can pinpoint for an area of improvement is their Bose software app. There have been bugs and glitches on the app, but eventually it will be resolved once the issue is raised.