The frequent flyers’ favourite set of headphones is getting a successor. Bose has unveiled a follow up to the popular QC35 II headphones which offer improvements across the board.
Dubbed the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, you have to hope the company has invested more in the technology than brainstorming a memorable name. Fortunately it looks like they have as the headphones are packed with new features, as well as a boost to sound quality.
Alongside a more modern design, Bose introduces touch controls and USB-C charging – which is handy for anyone who was stuck holding onto a dated microUSB charger just for their headphones.
More importantly, Bose has substantially upgraded the built-in microphones. There are now four built in to isolate your voice and “dramatically improve” the quality. That’s useful for making calls without taking off your headphones, but it’s even more handy for chatting to your virtual assistant, be it Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.
Noise cancellation is Bose’s main calling card, and the company reckons that it’s better here than ever with 11 different intensity settings to match your environment. Most intriguing of all, the company has introduced a Bose AR platform, which will allow apps to give you audio cues about the world around you.
While we don’t have a UK release date, we do have a price: £349.95 on the Bose site. Given they’ll be on sale in the US from June 20, you don’t imagine we have too long to wait, but in the meantime you should read up on our guide to the best wireless headphones around.