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New Bose noise-cancelling headphones feature augmented reality

Bose's latest noise-cancelling line of headphones boast augmented reality technology.

Published onMay 29, 2019

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 in Luxe Silver and black.
Bose The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are available for pre-order and retail for $399.95.

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are Bose’s latest audio endeavor. These carry listeners into the future of mobile audio with the promise of Bose AR, the company’s audio augmented reality platform. What’s more, the headset includes 11 levels of active noise cancellation, which could give Sony’s flagship ANC headphones a run for its money.

Bose AR keeps users engaged in reality while providing auditory information to enhance an experience and was used by the Coachella 2019 app. This gave attendees with Bose Frames access to select audio content. Bose asserts this technology will facilitate new ways to travel, exercise, and learn with our ears rather than our eyes. It’s not just limited to the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, though. Bose QuietComfort 35 II owners can also use it via the proprietary app. Functionality, however, may vary across devices.

Other features of the already anticipated headset include Conversation Mode, which pauses music and allows external noise in. This way users can respond to a train conductor with minimal disruption. Additionally, they include a four-microphone array to simultaneously transmit your voice while cancelling ambient noise. As it stands, the Sony WH-1000xM3 mic setup outperforms the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. The Bose Headphones 700, however, seem promising.

Listeners also benefit from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration, touch controls, and a streamlined design with stainless steel components. The Headphones 700 retain a portable design as the ear cups can lay flat or rotate upward for storage in an included tapered case. Battery life is listed at 20 hours, and the headphones will be available in black and Luxe Silver.

Pre-orders are open now, priced at $399.95. The headphones will be available on June 30. This is the first of three new Bose noise cancelling headphones. The true wireless Bose Earbuds 500 are expected to be available this year, while the Bose Noise Cancelling Earbuds 700 will be available next year. We’ll be sure to keep you updated regarding future announcements.