Bose has announced the new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 equipped with an eight-mic array and preinstalled with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
From the look of things, it's being positioned as the new flagship noise-canceling headphones that succeeds the QuietComfort 35.
Bose's New Cans
The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is made to be comfortable, but it's also designed to look modern — more modern than the QC 35, at least.
Now noise-canceling is among its biggest selling point, and it's housing eight mics for that purpose. As Bose puts it, six of those mics "dramatically cancel noise." Meanwhile, two of them "combine with two others to dramatically improve voice pickup."
The level of noise-canceling on it can be adjusted to 11 different settings as well. In addition, there's a new Conversation Mode that allows the wearer to hear people talking to them and a new "full-transparency experience" that basically lets the user hear all outside noises as if they weren't wearing headphones at all.
It features capacitive touch controls to answer or end calls, adjust volume, and pause or skip songs. It also has three physical buttons: one to turn the headphones on or off, one to change the noise-canceling level, and another for Alexa or Google Assistant.
Per The Verge, the headphones come with a USB-C port for charging. According to Bose, it should last 20 hours on a single charge.
Pricing And Availability
The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is priced at $399.95 a pop and comes in black or Luxe Silver. It's already up for preorder as well for those who are already sold on it, and it's set to start shipping out on June 20.
It's also worth mentioning that the manufacturer also has two pairs of truly wireless earbuds in the cards called Bose Earbuds 500 and Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700. The former is slated for a late 2019 release, while the latter is scheduled to roll out sometime in 2020.