Good quality headphones like the Bose 700 are very important to us.
We both use them extensively while we travel, especially on airplanes. Listening to music and watching movies on our iPhone or on the entertainment system on an airplane is far more enjoyable with comfortable headphones.
It is also very useful as a noise reducer when you feel like taking a nap when flying.
This is our objective opinion of the Bose 700, keeping in mind each important criterium to choose a good headphone for digital nomads like us.
This headset supports Bluetooth 5, which ensures perfect connection speed, especially if you compare it to a bluetooth 4 headset like the Bose QC35.
The sound quality of the Bose 700 is excellent, absolutely fantastic.
Remarkably better to the sound of the Bose QC35 for example. Absolutely every sonic detail of music and sound is discerned with remarkable clarity. You will try on soft 80s music, you can hear absolutely everything, breathing, piano pedals, clothing movements.
The active reduction is undoubtedly better than on the Bose QC35.
We can’t compare it to the Sony WH-1000XM3 (probably the Bose 700’s biggest competitor) as we haven’t tried that one, but it would be hard to believe that it could be even better.
Bose has mastered headphone technology from the very start and therefore probably has a more experience.
The battery of the Bose 700 easily lasts for 20 hours in bluetooth mode with maximum sound insulation, nothing more to say. What an achievement!
The app is functional but there is still room for improvement we think. It takes a long time to successfully connect to the headset in the beginning even though it is already connected to the device.
Before you do anything, let your headphones charge first, and yes that can take a while the first time. Otherwise it will take even longer after that.
A classic USB to USB C cable is provided. This is extremely practical, because you can use the charger of your phone (if it is a relatively recent model) to charge the Bose 700.
A jack cable to the headset is also provided to make a classic wired headset.
This removes all the latencies linked to bluetooth today.
Bose 700 design
Quite a few reviews on the Bose 700 headphones complained about the bad grip and fragile look it gets due to its design.
However we really don’t know what people are talking about here.
These headphones are so beautiful, very neat design and it feels very soft. It feels really comfortable and light around your head, it holds very well.
The noise reduction coming from the headphones is also extremely well done, definitely better than the Bose QC35 for example. We can listen to very loud music without the one sitting next to you hear it as well.
The touch controls on the Bose 700 are extremely intuitive, so in no time you get used to it.
A small invisible touch room allows you to change the volume with a tap of your finger to your right ear, go to previous / next music and pause with simple swiping gestures and surprising fluidity. A button also allows you to pause the music and deactivate the noise reduction if you need to talk to someone, without you having to remove your headset.
Great feature, we use it all the time and it is so convenient.
Are these Bose 700 headphones really worth €300?
Ask yourself this question: can you and do you want to spend €300?
If not, buy the Sony WH-1000XM3 we mentioned earlier. It is €100 cheaper for quite an equivalent value and it is therefore a very good choice as well.
If you are a Bose fan at heart, then you won’t regret buying the Bose 700 for €300.
We have to admit that this headset is the best headset on the market at this moment, whatever you want to use it for.
You won’t be disappointed!