Anyone gonna give the new Bose Wireless 700 cans a try?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by zipur, May 31, 2019.

  1. zipur macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
  2. Larrupin macrumors member


    Apr 18, 2010
    Nice! I’m curious how the two earbud models mentioned are when they come out.
  3. yegon, Jun 1, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019

    yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Not keen on the design, look like a big step back from the current QC’s.

    Earcups look fine, but the headband looks thin, and this will impact comfort and fragility. Headband adjustment externally (down the stems) seems like a downgrade on internally. I imagine they’ll also look dated fast. Current ones just look like cans, timeless, classic.

    The cups rotate, but the whole thing doesn’t fold, meaning a bigger case.

    Same battery life as current QC’s.

    Touch controls - matter of opinion, but I much prefer buttons. You can’t see what you’re doing, so buttons are better imo for their tactility.

    Seem like a lot of compromises to make them more “fashionable” to me. Of all the things the QC35 needed changing, the physical design wasn’t it. A spin on the current design, more HD codecs, better battery life and better NC to match the XM3’s is what I’d have hoped for.

    Disappointing, but lets wait for reviews.

    I’ve the QC35 II and the XM3’s. They’re both great, the Sony’s (to my ears) having marginally better sound and significantly better NC.

    Of the two, I actually prefer the Bose due to the simultaneous BT connection, and I like physical buttons like I’ve said. Using them with iPhone and iPad is a pretty delightful experience due to the simultaneous BT connection. The XM3s don’t handle multiple connections well, but maaaan the NC is brilliant.
  4. zipur, Jun 1, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2019

    zipur thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    I agree totally, I like the QC35 design, they are wonderful for me...but I like these.

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  5. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2012
    I am! I’m a huge Bose QC fan and will replaced my QC35 II’s probably around the holiday season with the 700’s
  6. Zigman macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2012
    I didn't see them mention of improved audio quality. Would be great to get your thoughts when you get yours. I have always been a Bose fan, but when I tried out Sony

    I currently have the Sony ‎1000XM3, and was blown away at the audio quality vs. previous gen and Bose. Not sure people know this, but I think they added an analog amplifier in their new chip. Clear highs, balanced mids, tight though tad heavy on bass. Also, the wired connector is 3.5mm so you can upgrade it to a better cable. In my opinion, it gives some headphones double the price a run for their money.
  7. TorontoSS macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    I got really excited when I saw them announced. I think they look great personally. I think a few features are already on the Sony XM3's such as being able to change the amount of noise cancelling, swiping gestures, etc. But I find Bose does these things better, they always roll out a more finished product and their build quality is excellent.

    I have the XM3's and my husband has the QC35. I find the QC35 comfort is a tad better and their ANC is a tad better. Sony has better sound.

    It would be good to see how comfy these are.

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