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Bose on Wednesday revealed a successor to the QuietComfort 35 II, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, shipping on June 30. [Updated with corrections from Bose]
The 700 includes 11 levels of cancellation for better customization of how much ambient sound to let in, Bose said. For quick interruptions however the headphones sport a button-triggered Conversation Mode, which simultaneously kills noise cancellation and pauses music.
Also on the upgrade slate is a better microphone system, with four mics for both improving pickup and eliminating noise. Combined with motion sensors this supports a platform called "Bose AR," in which compatible mobile apps can detect head position and offer custom-tailored audio. Some current titles include Bose Connect, Bose Music, and the on-foot navigation app Walc. Bose AR is already available for owners of Bose Frames or the QC35 II.
Other specifications include touch-sensitive controls, built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant support, and a 20-hour battery. The last offers up to 3.5 hours of listening with a 15-minute charge.
Update: Bose says that the NCH 700 is merely a successor to the QC35 II, not a replacement.