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Bose 700 Headphones Wireless Headphones Review

Tested using Methodology v1.4
Updated Nov 17, 2020 at 03:01 pm
Bose 700 Headphones Wireless Picture
7.3
Mixed Usage
7.0
Neutral Sound
7.9
Commute/Travel
7.1
Sports/Fitness
7.6
Office
6.0
Wireless Gaming
7.6
Wired Gaming
8.0
Phone Calls
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Type Over-ear
Enclosure Closed-Back
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling Yes
Mic Yes
Transducer Dynamic

The Bose Headphones 700 Wireless are comfortable, well-built noise cancelling over-ears. They have an outstanding ANC feature that can easily block out background noises like bus and plane engines, and their long continuous battery life is suitable for long days on-the-go. Unfortunately, they don't have any sound customization features, and their touch-sensitive control scheme isn't always the easiest to use. That said, their integrated microphone has a good recording quality that makes them a great choice for phone calls, too.

Our Verdict

7.3 Mixed Usage

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are decent for mixed usage. They're comfortable and have an outstanding noise isolation performance that makes them ideal for listening to music during your commute or in a noisy office. However, their sound profile is suitable for lots of audio content, but it may be too bass-heavy for neutral sound, and they aren't stable enough to wear during your workouts.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Outstanding noise isolation.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
  • Bulky design.
7.0 Neutral Sound

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are decent for neutral sound. They have a slightly bass-heavy and warm sound profile since their treble is underemphasized. That said, they're still fairly well-balanced as they have a neutral mid-range, so vocals and lead instruments are clear and present. Unfortunately, there aren't any sound customization features.

Pros
  • Impressive imaging performance.
Cons
  • No sound customization features.
7.9 Commute/Travel

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are very good for commute and travel. They're comfortable and have a long battery life that's ideal for international flights and long days on-the-go. They can also block out the sound of bus and plane engines and chatter from other passengers. However, their bulky design isn't the most portable.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Outstanding noise isolation.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
7.1 Sports/Fitness

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are satisfactory for sports and fitness. They're decently stable, but they may not stay on your head during intense exercises. They're comfortable, but they're also a bit bulky and may make you sweat more than usual.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
Cons
  • Bulky design.
7.6 Office

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are good for office use. Their over 20-hour continuous battery life is more than enough to get you through your workday, and they're comfortable enough to wear for long periods without a lot of fatigue. They can also block out typical office noises like voices and AC units, but unfortunately, they leak a bit of noise.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Outstanding noise isolation.
Cons
  • Leak some noise.
6.0 Wireless Gaming

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs, but their latency is likely too high to be suitable for wireless gaming.

7.6 Wired Gaming

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are good for wired gaming. You can plug them into your Xbox One or PS4 controller, but you can only receive audio, so you can't communicate with your teammates. They're comfortable and have low latency, and their bass-heavy sound adds thump and punch to action-packed scenes.

Pros
  • Comfortable fit.
  • Low latency over wired connection.
Cons
  • Can't use mic over wired connection.
8.0 Phone Calls

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are great for phone calls. Their integrated microphone has a good recording quality, and it can separate speech from background noise even in crowded environments. They can also block out background noises so you can focus on your call.

Pros
  • Outstanding noise isolation.
  • Excellent noise handling.
  • Good recording quality.
Cons
  • Voice may sound thin.
  • 7.3 Mixed Usage
  • 7.0 Neutral Sound
  • 7.9 Commute/Travel
  • 7.1 Sports/Fitness
  • 7.6 Office
  • 6.0 Wireless Gaming
  • 7.6 Wired Gaming
  • 8.0 Phone Calls
  1. Update 11/17/2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Update 2/5/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.4.
  3. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.1.
  4. Update 11/21/2019: Converted to Test Bench 1.3.
  5. Update 8/22/2019: We've updated the Noise Isolation score and text.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a futuristic look that stands out among Bose’s more traditionally designed over-ears. They have a distinctively shaped headband that integrates directly into the earcups without any visible hinges. They're available in 'Black, 'Silver', 'Triple Midnight', and 'Soapstone' color variants.

8.0
Design
Comfort
Weight 0.58 lbs
Clamping Force
1.0 lbs

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are impressively comfortable. They're lightweight and very well-padded, so you can wear them for long periods without feeling a lot of fatigue. However, the ear cups are a little bit shallow, which may not be ideal for some listeners.

7.4
Design
Controls
OS Compatibility
Not OS specific
Ease Of Use Decent
Feedback Okay
Call/Music Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Microphone Control No
Channel Mixing
No
Noise Cancelling Control On/Off
Talk-Through
On/Off
Additional Controls Voice Assistant

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have decent controls. There are two buttons on the right ear cup that control power, Bluetooth, mic muting, and your device’s voice assistant as well as one button on the left that controls ANC/talk-through. You can tap the touch-sensitive surface on the right ear cup to manage your calls and music. The controls cover a lot of functions and feel complete but can be a bit tricky to use at times due to the small touch-sensitive surface. They also don’t provide very much feedback besides occasional audio prompts. If you're looking for headphones with easier-to-use controls, check out the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 Wireless.

6.6
Design
Breathability
Avg.Temp.Difference 5.4 C

Like most closed-back over-ear designs, the Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones aren’t very breathable. They create a good seal around your ears which helps with isolation but prevents a lot of airflow. This shouldn’t be too much of an issue for casual listening, but they won’t be ideal for physical activity since you’re more likely to sweat much more than usual.

5.5
Design
Portability
L 8.0 "
W 6.5 "
H 3.6 "
Volume 187 Cu. Inches
Transmitter Required No

The Bose 700 Headphones have middling portability. They’re not particularly bulky, but unlike the Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless, they don’t fold into a more compact format, which is a bit disappointing. They won’t fit in your pockets and are a bit too large to carry around comfortably, but on the upside, the cups swivel inwards to slide easier into a bag and take up a bit less space.

8.0
Design
Case
Type Hard case
L 8.6 "
W 7.2 "
H 2.0 "
Volume 124 Cu. Inches

Update 06/04/2020: You can now purchase a wireless charging case for these headphones. However, we haven't tested it.

The Bose 700 Headphones come with a great hard carrying case that’s designed a bit differently than that of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018. It’s less bulky and has a slightly more premium feel with a magnetic pocket to store the provided accessories in.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have an impressive build quality and feel better-built than the Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018. They have a more premium look and are constructed with materials that feel higher-quality. While we originally reported that the headband was plastic, it's actually made of stainless steel. Also, the plastic used in the ear cups feels solid. Since the headband attaches directly to the ear cups, there are fewer mobile pieces that could break. The point where the ear cups and headband join feels like a potential weak spot, but it doesn’t seem like it could be a problem unless the ear cups are pulled apart with great force.

7.0
Design
Stability

The Bose 700 Headphones have decent stability. They're stable enough for casual listening sessions, but they may fall off your ears during more intense physical activities. If you're looking for stable over-ears for working out, the Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless would be a better option.

Design
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Design
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Design
In The Box

  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 1/8" to 1/16" audio cable
  • Hard carrying case
  • Quick start manual

Sound
Sound
Sound Profile
Bass Amount
1.07 db
Treble Amount
-2.93 db

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a slightly bass-heavy and warm sound profile. They have a bit of extra boom which can please fans of bass-heavy genres like hip-hop and EDM. Their balanced mid-range makes them suitable for vocal-centric content like podcasts, too.

6.9
Sound
Frequency Response Consistency
Avg. Std. Deviation
0.65 dB

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have okay frequency response consistency. There’s hardly any variation in the bass range across users, which may be due to their noise cancelling feature checking for bass consistency. However, their treble delivery may vary depending on their fit, seal, or positioning on your head.

Sound
Raw Frequency Response
8.4
Sound
Bass Accuracy
Std. Err.
2.31 dB
Low-Frequency Extension
10 Hz
Low-Bass
0.46 dB
Mid-Bass
2.43 dB
High-Bass
3.29 dB

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a great bass accuracy. The range is a bit overemphasized, so audio has extra boom and punch that can please fans of bass-heavy music genres.

9.2
Sound
Mid Accuracy
Std. Err.
1.13 dB
Low-Mid
0.85 dB
Mid-Mid
0.12 dB
High-Mid
0.13 dB

The mid-range is exceptional. The range is very balanced and even, so vocals and lead instruments are clear and present in the mix.

6.6
Sound
Treble Accuracy
Std. Err.
4.51 dB
Low-Treble
-0.99 dB
Mid-Treble
-5.05 dB
High-Treble
-6.4 dB

The treble accuracy is alright. The low-treble is very balanced, so vocals and lead instruments are present and detailed. However, the underemphasis in the mid-treble can make sibilants like cymbals dull or lispy.

8.0
Sound
Peaks/Dips
Peaks
1.15 db
Dips
1.42 db

These headphones have impressive peaks and dips performance. There's a slight dip in the low bass, so they lack a bit of thump, but the peak in the high-bass adds a boomy quality to the mix. The small dip in the mid-mid range can nudge vocals and lead instruments towards the back of the mix, while the peak in the high-mid makes those same instruments honky or harsh. The dip in the mid-treble makes sibilants like cymbals dull and lispy.

8.0
Sound
Imaging
Weighted Group Delay
0.38
Weighted Amplitude Mismatch
0.88
Weighted Frequency Mismatch
2.55
Weighted Phase Mismatch
5.93

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have an impressive imaging performance. Weighted group delay falls mostly below the audibility threshold, resulting in a tight bass and transparent treble. The L/R drivers of our test unit are well-matched in amplitude and phase, however, there's a bit of frequency mismatch. As a result, some objects like voices or footsteps may not be accurately placed within the stereo image. However, these results are only valid for our test unit, so your experience may vary.

3.6
Sound
Passive Soundstage
PRTF Accuracy (Std. Dev.)
5.83 dB
PRTF Size (Avg.)
5.01 dB
PRTF Distance
3.23 dB
Openness
1.0
Acoustic Space Excitation
3.0

These headphones have a poor passive soundstage performance. Their soundstage is a bit unnatural or odd, so audio seems like it's coming from inside your head, rather than from speakers placed all around you.

0
Sound
Virtual Soundstage
Head Modeling
No
Speaker Modeling
No
Room Ambience
No
Head Tracking
No
Virtual Surround
No

These headphones don't have a virtual soundstage feature.

7.4
Sound
Weighted Harmonic Distortion
WHD @ 90
0.374
WHD @ 100
0.149

The Bose 700 Headphones have a decent weighted harmonic distortion performance. There's a bit of distortion in the treble range, but the rest of the range should reproduce clean and pure audio.

Sound
Test Settings
Firmware
Unknown
Power
On
Connection
Bluetooth 4.2
Codec
SBC, 16-bit, 48kHz
EQ
No EQ
ANC
Maximum
Tip/Pad
Default
Microphone
Integrated

These are the settings we used to test these headphones. Our results are only valid when using these settings.

Isolation
9.0
Isolation
Noise Isolation
Isolation Audio
Overall Attenuation
-27.56 dB
Bass
-17.32 dB
Mid
-24.67 dB
Treble
-41.24 dB

Update 08/22/2019: We've retested the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700's noise isolation after noticing a flaw in our testing methodology.

The Bose 700 Headphones have an outstanding noise isolation performance. They can easily block out most background noises, including bus and plane engines, voices, and the hum of nearby AC units. They actually have better passive isolation when they're are completely off than when the ANC is set to "0". It appears that the lowest levels of ANC control seem to feed some mic input to the headphones, providing a bit of talkthrough. You can consult our more detailed noise isolation graph here .

7.4
Isolation
Leakage
Leakage Audio
Overall Leakage @ 1ft
37.33 dB

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a decent leakage performance. They leak a bit of sound across the range, but it may not be noticeable under the noise level of an average office.

Microphone
Microphone
Microphone Style
Integrated
Yes
In-Line
No
Boom
No
Detachable Boom
No

These headphones have an integrated microphone. Unfortunately, there are multiple reports online saying that it can't be muted when used with computers.

7.5
Microphone
Recording Quality
Recorded Speech
LFE
232.91 Hz
FR Std. Dev.
4.27 dB
HFE
6933.79 Hz
Weighted THD
0.036
Gain
17.77 dB

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 have a good microphone recording quality. Your voice sounds natural and understandable, but also a bit thin.

8.8
Microphone
Noise Handling
Speech + Pink Noise
Speech + Subway Noise
SpNR
39.83 dB

The Bose 700 Headphones have excellent noise handling performance. The mic can separate your voice from background noises, even if you're calling from a noisy environment like a train station.

Active Features
8.4
Active Features
Battery
Battery Type
Rechargable
Continuous Battery Life
20.7 hrs
Additional Charges
0.0
Total Battery Life
20.7 hrs
Charge Time
2 hrs
Power-Saving Feature
Auto-Off Timer
Audio While Charging
No
Passive Playback
Yes
Charging Port USB-C

Update 06/04/2020: There's now a wireless charging case available for these headphones, advertised to provide up to two full additional charges. However, we haven't tested it.

The Bose 700 Headphones have an impressive battery performance. They provide nearly 21 hours of continuous playback on a charge, and they charge in about two hours. They can also be used passively with the provided audio cable when the battery is dead but can’t be used while charging. They have two auto-off timers, one that can’t be disabled and turns the headset off after 10 minutes of undetected motion, and another one that you can adjust in the app that will power off the headphones after a set time while you’re still wearing them.

The fixed auto-off timer made testing battery life challenging, therefore we suspended the headphones from a fixed surface with a bungee cord and pointed a fan in their direction to make them move continuously during our discharging test.

7.0
Active Features
App Support
App Name Bose Music
iOS Yes
Android Yes
macOS No
Windows No
Equalizer
No
ANC Control
Adjustable
Mic Control No
Room Effects
No
Playback Control
Yes
Button Mapping Yes
Surround Support
No

These headphones are compatible with the Bose Music app, which is different from the Bose Connect app that many of this manufacturer's other models use. The new app has a sleek interface that’s fairly easy to use. You can control ANC levels, activate talk-through, adjust the auto-off timer, change voice assistant settings, and access a list of Bose AR-enabled apps. However, you need to create an account to use the app, which can be frustrating for some. If you're looking for something with an EQ, consider the Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless.

Connectivity
8.3
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
5.0
Multi-Device Pairing
2 Devices
NFC Pairing
No
Line Of Sight Range
235 ft
PC Latency (SBC)
192 ms
PC Latency (aptX)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX HD)
N/A
PC Latency (aptX-LL)
N/A
iOS Latency
117 ms
Android Latency
133 ms

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are Bluetooth 5.0 headphones that can pair simultaneously with two devices but don't support NFC. Their PC latency is likely too high for gaming without noticing a bit of delay, and even though it's a bit lower on iOS and Android, it may still be too high for streaming videos. Consider the Shure AONIC 50 Wireless, which support the aptX-LL codec, if you're looking for a pair of premium wireless over-ears and intend to watch a lot of movies. That said, some devices and video content apps offer some sort of latency compensation, so your real-world experience may vary.

0
Connectivity
Non-Bluetooth Wireless
Non-BT Line Of Sight Range
N/A
Non-BT Latency
N/A

These headphones don't support non-Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

9.5
Connectivity
Wired
Analog Audio
Yes
USB Audio
No
Detachable Yes
Length 3.5 ft
Connection 1/8" TRS
Analog/USB Audio Latency
0 ms

The Bose 700 Headphones use a 1/8” TRS to 1/16” TRS audio cable, which is pretty common but can be a bit trickier to find than a regular 1/8” to 1/8” cable. They come with a USB-C charging cable, which can't be used for audio.

Connectivity
PC / PS4 Compatibility
PC/PS4 Analog
Audio Only
PC/PS4 Wired USB
No
PC/PS4 Non-BT Wireless
No

When used wired with the analog cable, only audio is supported on PC and PS4 due to the TRS connector. If you want to use them for meeting calls on PC, you need to use them wirelessly connected to your PC via Bluetooth, but there are reports online that mention that you can't mute your microphone on computers, which is unfortunate. There's a workaround that's been shared by a Bose user on their forums , though it's quite complex and can be tedious to do every time you need the mic-mute feature.

Connectivity
Xbox One Compatibility
Xbox One Analog
Audio Only
Xbox One Wired USB
No
Xbox One Non-BT Wireless
No

You can plug these headphones into your Xbox One controller, but you can only receive audio.

0
Connectivity
Base/Dock
Type
No Base/Dock
USB Input
No
Line In
No
Line Out
No
Optical Input
No
RCA Input
No
Dock Charging
No
Power Supply
No Base/Dock

The Bose 700 Headphones don’t come with a base or dock.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 come in four different color variants: 'Black', 'Soapstone', 'Triple Midnight', and 'Silver'. We tested the 'Black' variant, but we expect the other variants to perform similarly. If you come across another version, let us know in the discussions.

Compared To Other Headphones

Comparison picture

The Bose Headphones 700 are decent noise cancelling headphones for most uses that set themselves apart thanks to their impressive integrated microphone, outstanding isolation performance, and stylish, futuristic design. Unfortunately, they don’t sound quite as balanced as other high-end competing models we’ve reviewed and lack NFC compatibility. See our recommendations for the best headphones, the best noise cancelling headphones, and the best wireless headphones.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless

The Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless are better headphones than the Bose 700 Headphones Wireless for some listeners. The Sony have a better noise isolation performance and a longer continuous battery life. They offer more talk-through controls, ideal for users who want to stay aware of their environment while listening. The Sony have a graphic EQ and presets to help you customize their sound to your liking, too. The Bose have a more neutral, less bass-heavy default sound profile, and their integrated microphone performs better than the Sony's.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II/QC35 II Wireless 2018 and the Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are both good wireless noise cancelling headsets but serve slightly different purposes. The Bose NC 700 have a significantly better-integrated microphone which makes them great if you take a lot of calls on-the-go. The QC35 II, on the other hand, are more comfortable and have a more balanced, neutral frequency response, which makes them better if you want something ultra-comfortable to enjoy your favorite tracks with. In addition, the QC35 II have NFC pairing, which the Bose 700 are lacking, and have a physical control scheme that’s easier-to-use. That said, the Bose 700 Headphones feel better-built and offer mic muting, which makes them handy during conference calls.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless and the Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless are both good wireless noise cancelling headsets that share a few similarities. Both are comfortable, feel well-built, and have touch-sensitive controls wrapped up in a sleek monochromatic design. The Sony are easier to use since the touch-sensitive surface is larger and can fold up into a more portable format. Both headphones have a more bass-heavy sound profile, but fans of customization are more likely to prefer the Sony due to their compatibility with the highly customizable Sony | Headphones Connect app. That said, the Bose have a vastly superior integrated microphone and even feature a mic mute button, which makes them slightly better for business users.

Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless

The Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless are very similar to the Bose 700 Headphones Wireless. The Bose are slightly more comfortable, feel a bit better built, and have better ANC. On the other hand, the Sennheiser feel more stable on the head, breathe better, and have a very similar sound profile.

Jabra Elite 85h Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones and the Jabra Elite 85h Wireless are both decent noise cancelling headphones that are good for business users thanks to their improved Bluetooth microphone performance. The Bose mic performs even better than that of the Jabra, though, with even better noise handling. However, their touch-sensitive control scheme can be a bit tricky to use at times, so some people may prefer the physical controls of the Jabra. The Jabra also have a more balanced sound profile with customization options and better battery life than the Bose, but they don’t isolate noise as well. Both headsets have a unique design, so ultimately the difference lies in personal taste.

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are slightly better-performing headphones than the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, have better controls, and have noticeably better noise isolation and microphone performances. On the other hand, the Sennheiser have a slightly better audio quality and a good parametric EQ inside their app. The battery performance is better for the Bose 700, but on the other hand, the Sennheiser are compatible with lower latency codecs.

Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017

The Astro A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro 2017 and the Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are designed for different uses, but they're both great at what they do. The Astro are wired gaming headphones that come with an amplifier designed for mixing audio channels while streaming. The Bose are Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones geared towards business professionals who need good mic quality on-the-go.

Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless and Jabra Evolve2 85 Wireless are evenly matched over-ear office-oriented headphones. The Jabra have more intuitive controls, a longer continuous battery life, and are easier to carry around. They also provide a more customizable listening experience, as only the Jabra have a graphic EQ and audio presets in their companion app. However, the Bose are better-built, have lower Bluetooth latency, and an integrated microphone that's more effective at filtering out ambient noise than the Jabra's boom mic.

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are noticeably better headphones than the Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, have a more neutral and accurate sound signature, and a better isolation performance thanks to their great ANC feature. They also have a great microphone for calls. On the other hand, the Bowers & Wilkins have a sturdier feel and a longer battery life. They can also be used while charging thanks to their USB-C cable, but need power to function, meaning you can’t use them wired with an analog audio cable if their battery is dead, which you can do with the Bose.

Beats Solo Pro Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are better than the Beats Solo Pro Wireless. The Bose over-ear design is noticeably more comfortable and won't be as tight as the Beats. Their ANC feature is also better for blocking out noise in noisy environments and they have one of the best microphones we've tested on Bluetooth headphones. On the other hand, the Beats have a bit more battery on a single charge, although they don't have any power-saving feature, and don't have a real app. The Beats take advantage of the H1 chip, which may result in better overall connectivity performance, but we couldn't test this. 

Shure AONIC 50 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are better headphones for mixed usage than the Shure AONIC 50 Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, have a better-balanced sound profile, a longer battery life, and a much better-integrated microphone. They also do a better job of blocking out ambient noise. However, the Shure provide a more consistent listening experience, easier-to-use controls, a more feature-packed app, and aptX-LL compatibility, so they’re better suited for streaming videos wirelessly with low latency.

Razer Opus Wireless

The Razer Opus Wireless are better headphones for mixed usage than the Bose 700 Headphones Wireless. Both headphones are equally comfortable, but the physical controls on the Razer are easier to use than the touch-sensitive controls found on the Bose 700. Both headphones have a very well-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, but while the Bose have a bit more bass, their companion app doesn't feature any EQ options like the Razer's does. The Razer's battery also lasts significantly longer at over 32 hours. On the other hand, the ANC of the Bose 700 works quite a bit better, especially against very low engine rumbles. The Bose also have a significantly better microphone, which can be important if you take a lot of phone calls.

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are slightly better headphones for commuting than the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 Wireless. The Bose are slightly more comfortable, they can isolate more noise, and they have a better-balanced sound profile. They also have a great performing integrated microphone, and their battery life lasts longer too. However, the Microsoft have a companion app with a graphic EQ plus presets, they have full audio and microphone support with PS4 and Xbox One, and they have easier-to-use controls.

Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are better headphones for most uses than the Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless. While the Bowers & Wilkins feel better-built, the Bose are much more comfortable and have more modern features, like voice assistant support. They also sound better than the Bowers & Wilkins, which have a rather muddy, cluttered sound. The Bowers & Wilkins do have better noise isolation performance than the Bose, though, and their leakage also sounds less full. That said, their microphone performance isn’t as good, and they take four hours to charge, which is disappointing for a premium headset and swings the balance in favor of the Bose in terms of overall performance.

Jabra Evolve2 65 Wireless

The over-ear Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are better for office use than the on-ear Jabra Evolve2 65 Wireless. The Bose are more comfortable, better-built, and have a more comprehensive control scheme. Conversely, the Jabra have a boom microphone that outperforms the Bose's impressive integrated mic, lasts roughly three times as long on a single charge, and have a better companion app.

Logitech Zone Wired

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless are better office headphones than the Logitech Zone Wired. The Bose are substantially comfier, block out more ambient noise, and can pair with two devices at once, which is helpful if you tend to listen to content on your phone and computer. That said, the Logitech are smaller and lighter and deliver a more consistent listening experience, not to mention a specialized control scheme that offers a little more native functionality with conferencing software like Microsoft Teams.

TOZO T6 Truly Wireless

The Bose 700 Headphones Wireless and the TOZO T6 Truly Wireless are designed to serve different purposes. The Bose are noise cancelling over-ears with excellent microphone performance for taking business calls on-the-go, while the TOZO are truly wireless in-ears for more casual use. The earbuds don't have the same level of mic quality, nor are they as comfortable, but they're a lot more portable.

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