Bose has a new pair of wireless, noise-cancelling cans coming out dubbed the '700'. Like the beloved QuietConfort range, they promise to transform almost any environment into a private audio sanctuary. Here is the Australian price and release date.
The Bose 700's main claim to fame is a new voice interface that purportedly isolates a user’s voice during phone calls and spoken commands to Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
This is achieved via four microphones that work in tandem to improve voice pickup and suppress all other audio. The headphones also come with rejection-array software that tracks and blocks specific sounds — from automobile traffic to noisy crowds.
"Noise cancelling headphones have always helped us hear better — but we need to be heard better too," Bose's headphone director, Brian Maguire, explained in a statement. "No mobile device has solved that problem. No phone, no headphone, and no combination of the two. But the Bose Noise Cancelling 700 changes that and we can’t wait for people to experience the difference it makes.”
Needless to say, this all happens automatically, with the voice interface adjusting to suit environment changes in real-time.
That's cool and all, but unless you frequently make phone calls, you're probably more interested in the headphone's input performance. On paper at least, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700s are equally impressive when it comes to music and noise reduction.
Crucially, Bose reckons it has got rid of the subtle hiss that can mar noise-cancelling headphones - with the highest setting providing total silence. A switch lets you open up the earcups to external audio - handy when you need to hear what's going on. (There's also a 'Conversation Mode' that provides a happy medium.)
Bose's patented active equalization software purports to provide the listener with the most faithful audio reproduction possible. The headphones are also compatible with the Bose Music app which lets you customise and change preferences to suit your music habits.
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 Australian pricing
Now here's the rub. The Bose 700 range will set you back $599.95. That's $100 more than the QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II. Our advice? Keep your eyes peeled for a flash sale on Amazon - Bose headphones tend to appear quite regularly.
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 Australian release date
The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 will be available in Australia from August 15. You can currently pre-order them from Bose's Australian website.