Bose Noise Cancelling Wireless Alexa Bluetooth Headphones

Last updated: August 7, 2023

With these headphones, you get high-quality sound and top-of-the-line noise cancellation. The headphones are lightweight, which makes it easy to wear them for hours without fatigue. It also comes with USB-C charging capabilities and great-sounding calling capabilities.

We looked at the top Wireless Headphones and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Headphone you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: These headphones provide superior noise cancellation, which is adjustable from level 1 to 10.

In our analysis of 68 expert reviews, the Bose Noise Cancelling Alexa Bluetooth Headphones placed 9th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect — and things you never imagined possible. Think of them as smart headphones that let you keep your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants. Or confidently take a call with the most powerful microphone system for voice pickup. And then there’s Bose AR*, a first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The best pair of headphones that Bose has ever released. They offer the superior noise cancellation that Bose is known for, plus more adjustability than on any noise-cancelling headphones we’ve tested. You can adjust the active noise cancellation (ANC) level on a scale from 0 to 10. These headphones also have a lightweight design that is comfortable to wear for hours, and they feature an easy-to-use combination of touch controls and physical buttons that you can access without looking.
Are very comfortable, have excellent noise canceling and work really well as a headset for making calls. They sound better than the Quiet Comfort 35 II, are loaded with features, including the option for hands-free Alexa and Bose AR. Noise-canceling levels are adjustable, they work without power.
The headband is designed to evenly distribute weight, which makes for a more comfortable fit. I've worn the 700s for a week now, and I have found them to be immensely comfortable. Bose didn't load the 700 up with a ton of buttons, which I appreciate. The buttons that are present are slim, slightly raised and positioned along the back of the ear cups. Bose headphones have always delivered some of the best call quality available on a pair of headphones. With the 700s, the company's taking it up a notch. Hidden within the headphones' rather svelte frame are eight individual microphones. Six of those block incoming noise.
The new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is a complete redesign of their iconic product. The Bose 700 have a new design, improved sound quality, a touch-sensitive gesture pad for playback controls, and even USB-C charging. In short: these headphones are a delight to use. They’re lightweight, easy to use, well-built, and I’d say are objectively gorgeous.
Premium build, even more effective (and adjustable) noise cancellation, far better voice call quality, and yes, a long-awaited move to USB-C charging. Bose says it has improved both noise cancellation and overall sound quality with the NCH 700s, and that checks out with my experience using them so far. When the adjustable noise cancellation turned up to 10 — this can be done by tapping the NC button or through the Bose Music — the isolation is more powerful than the QC35 IIs and neck and neck with Sony.
Bose has taken a completely different design approach with these wireless headphones, and overall, the one-piece aesthetic looks very sleek indeed. Bose has really outdone itself with the Headphones 700 – and a big part of these cans’ appeal, is the sophistication of the noise cancellation they offer.
Bose is boss when it comes to noise-cancelling headphones and the 700 is proof of that. With a much higher degree of build quality, comfort and ANC adjustment compared to the QC35 II model, along with impressive sound and battery life, we struggle to think of a better pair of ANC over-ears.
The work hasn’t just gone into ensuring your music listening is noise-free, but also into guaranteeing your voice and video calls are as intelligible as possible. The 700s use a ‘beamform-array’ of mics that work to isolate speech and suppress everything else, while a ‘rejection-array’ acts as a second line of defence for tracking and blocking any remaining sound. The microphone design is adaptive, so it automatically adjusts to your changing environment.
Out goes the segmented headband and folding arms, and in comes a slimmer, seamless metal band terminating in two arms that slide smoothly through the outside of the ear cups for height adjustment. It’s a sleeker design that removes harsh lines, junctions and breaks. Even the bunching of the ear pads has been smoothed out.
Most significantly, the 700 jump out of the crowd with two-way noise cancellation—signal processing that clamps down sonic distractions on both the listening and the speaking sides. Most significantly, the 700 jump out of the crowd with two-way noise cancellation—signal processing that clamps down sonic distractions on both the listening and the speaking sides.
Bose's new headphones stand out with a sleek redesign, a slew of useful features and improvements to noise cancellation (for calls and music) and audio quality.

What reviewers didn't like

Expensive. The sound quality is good but not as crisp as on the best over-ear headphones we’ve tested, and the app can be vexing. The battery life isn’t industry-leading, but at 20 hours it’s more than sufficient.
$50 to $100 more than their closest competitors; QuietComfort 35 II is slightly more comfortable; battery life isn't as good as the of some competitors; the accompanying mobile app isn't fully baked.
No folding hinges. Expensive. Microphone cuts off lower notes so people with deep voices won't come across as loud.
At $400, they don’t come cheap. Not quite as feathery light and comfortable as QC35 IIs. Bose Music app in dire need of fixes. Accidental button presses are common. Tradeoff to this sleeker style from Bose is that these headphones can’t fold away for compact storage.
Battery life could be better. More expensive than the Sony WH-1000XM3s.
Non-folding design may put some off. No equaliser (EQ) within the app. The name is a bit excessive.
Rivals have better battery. Expensive. At this price, the sound quality also needs to be more or less peerless, and Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700s just fall short.
Expensive, no aptX etc, bugs with PC connectivity, don’t fold.
I’ve also discovered an issue with the shortcut tap feature, which is useful for either activating and deactivating the wake word or for informing how much battery charge time remains. I’ve repeatedly programmed it for battery tracking, but the single-tap trigger keeps reverting to wake-word duty.
Pricey. I'm also mystified as to why the 700s' ear cups rotate outward. Yes, it helps them fit in the case, but when you're wearing the headphones around your neck, you want the flat, soft earpads to press against your collarbone, not the headphones' hard plastic exterior. To make matters worse, I accidentally pressed the touch controls and turned on my audio every time I wore the headphones with the ear cups facing outward.
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