It will come as no surprise to those that have had the pleasure of using Bose’s much-loved QC35s that the new Bose 700 series noise cancelling headphones are excellent in nearly every way. Bose hits the ball out of the park again with the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
Some notable improvements over previous Bose noise cancelling headphones include the addition of a USB Type-C charging port as well as fairly intuitive touch controls. While the much needed upgrade to USB C is certainly a welcome addition, I’m not the biggest fan of headphones with touch controls. One of my favorite pair of cans, the B&O Play H9i, includes touch controls as well, and I always find myself accidentally pressing pause or play while simply adjusting them or taking them on or off. No exception here.
The Nintendo Switch does not allow for Bluetooth headphone connectivity (without a 3rd party device), but the noise cancellation works just as well wired. Just plug the 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable into your Switch and enable Bluetooth/noise cancellation with one button press. When the 700s see a device plugged in physically they automatically disable Bluetooth (which should give you more than 20 hours of noise cancellation). Still disappointed to see Bose went with a 2.5mm stereo cable for these new headphones, but that’s only a minor complaint so long as you leave the cable in the carrying case.
One thing I found myself rather upset by is the change from a folding design to what they have now. While these are certainly great looking headphones, the fact that they’re no longer so easy to bring travelling with me will likely end up making me leave these at home or the office more often than not. The simple folding design on the QC35s is just impossible to beat.
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Note: Best Buy and Bose provided Nintendeal with this product for review purposes.
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