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[Amazon Prime] Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (Black/Silver/Soapstone) - $438 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Hey guys,

Received an email from TechRadar regarding a promo for Prime Members only. $438 for the 700's in all colours but in separate product pages. Discounted price shown at checkout. Cheapest I've seen so far. Promo ends on 22 March. Enjoy!

Silver: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07Q4QK379/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i...

Soapstone: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07X5F81JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i...

Details here: https://www.techradar.com/au/news/bose-noise-cancelling-head...

T&C's from Amazon:

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These terms and conditions apply to the offer whereby customers who have an active membership of Amazon Prime and purchase Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 (B07Q9MJKBV, B07Q4QK379, B07X5F81JS) as displayed for that offer on amazon.com.au (“Qualifying Item”), will receive set price of $438, the Qualifying Items (“Offer”). Offer ends at 11:59 PM (AEDT) on March 22, 2020. The Offer only applies to items sold by Amazon AU on Amazon.com.au. Offers do not apply to purchases made from third-party sellers on Amazon.com.au even if fulfilled by Amazon AU. If you do not add any Qualifying Items to your Shopping Cart, the Offer will not apply. If you cancel or return any of your Qualifying Items, you will only be refunded the price paid for those Qualifying Items. This Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offers cannot be used on pre-existing orders. Offer does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click. This Offer is subject to availability while stock lasts and may be withdrawn or amended without notice. This Offer is not redeemable for cash. This Offer is limited to the purchase of a maximum of two orders per customer. This Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. Amazon.com.au’s Conditions of Use and Sale apply. Delivery will be applied to each item in accordance with Amazon AU's standard delivery rates and policies. The 10% discount off Qualifying Items will only be applied at checkout. The promotion is valid for a limited time only. The promotion is valid for Prime Members only. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.

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Comments

  • +13 votes

    The need to sign in to use the Bose app with these headphones really put me off. One shouldn't need to sign in to change the headphone settings!

    • +2 votes

      Create a temporary account. Fill their data swamp.

    • +3 votes

      Agreed. And the app sucks. It is portrait only, at least on Android.

      If your tablet is in a keyboard cover, you're only using it in landscape.

      It also automatically updates the firmware. If Bose borks the ANC like they did the QC35 IIs, the update will be unavoidable.

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        Can avoid the updates but not opening the app in ages and only opening it when your headphones are on low batter. Stopped updating my QC35 since I found out the ANC issue.

  • +2 votes

    Cheapest so far but enough to warrant an upgrade over the qc35s? Probably not.

    • +1 vote

      IMO these have better sound for music, but the phone call and bluetooth side of things don't compare to the qc35 2.

      I'm not a fan of bose headphones, they are good, but I prefer others. As for noise cancelling, as ozb goes, the bose or sony really are the best bang for buck, but the 700's still have some firmware updates to sort out bluetooth niggles and phone call quality.

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        EDIT: I previously said that the 700 had good mic quality and the QC 35 II sounded bad. I corrected myself below. Both have bad quality mics.

        I think it's just the nature of wireless headphones.

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          Apparently the Galaxy buds+ have great mics and excellent call quality? Not all bad though.

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        I can be in my gym with quite loud music pumping and these will cut out all of that and only pickup my voice. They're definitely pretty good for that stuff.

        My only gripe with these is you can't fold them the same as the 35, less compact. Everything else is much better.

        • +1 vote

          100% disagree. The mic audio quality is incredible compared to most headphone, and IMHO better than the built in phone mic (Pixel 4XL… so maybe that's not saying much).

          Maybe some of the Jabra range contends, but not on ANC.

          Here's a good review showcasing it's mic capability https://youtu.be/bK3GMtGeT_U

          • +1 vote

            @pulpfiction: i thought the mic quality was really good too, until I realized that being in close proximity to my phone meant the phone was picking up my voice also. When I stepped away from the phone and recorded using the 700's mics only, I was so soft I could barely hear it. In a loud environment it would be impossible.

            Could you give this a try so I know it's not just me?

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              @lostn: Voice recording apps.will go through the phone mic . It only goes through headphone when you're in a call. Is this the cause of the issue ?

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                @aoeueoa:

                Voice recording apps.will go through the phone mic . It only goes through headphone when you're in a call. Is this the cause of the issue ?

                I don't know, but if that's the case, it shouldn't have picked me up at all because I was quite far from the phone. It does mean more experimenting though.

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              @lostn: Yep, what @aoeueoa said. Maybe there is an app for that (wouldn't surprise me if in the video he uses a BT audio recoding device rather than a phone).

          • +1 vote

            @pulpfiction: I think you're agreeing with me

        • +1 vote

          Don't over-ears get kinda sweaty in the gym?

    • +1 vote

      Yeah bought one the missus as she got me the 35's. The touch controls on the 700 are a little finicky. Aesthetically they look better than the 35s, but not being able to fold it is definitely noticeable.

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      I've only listened to these at the airport but I thought they added a whole extra layer of warmth to music over my QC35s. Depending on your disposable income and want for quality sound they are a good upgrade IMO.

  • +1 vote

    Still overpriced.

  • +3 votes

    white sign soapstone

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    Wow the price of this drops like crazy. RRP is 599

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    Got one. Thanks

  • +1 vote

    How do those compare with Sony’s WH-1000XM3 ?

    • +5 votes

      On par. But XM3 is better value.

      There are some pros and cons to each. XM3 has better battery life (30 hours vs 20 with ANC on) and the app is a lot better. The 700 has better call quality. ANC is a wash. Both are very very good.

      The touch pad is bigger on the XM3. The 700's band splits the ear cup in half, and you only get half the cup as a touch pad. The band also feels flimsy (I have not stress tested it though). It will also scratch.

      I love my 700, but the price difference makes it hard to recommend. It doesn't include an airline adapter either, so that's another thing you have to buy if you don't own one.

      • +5 votes

        Pro-tip: next time you fly Qantas, grab a set of their headphones. It has an adaptor you can unplug and keep

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          Yep good tip - I have acquired several myself - but they aren't gold plated professional extended headroom standard (or some such blah blah drivel that sells gold plated HDMIs and monster-cable), so keep them hidden lest some fellow traveller thinks I have a low disposible income.

      • +1 vote

        Appreciate that information. Will stick with XM3s.

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          A correction. I said that the 700 has better call quality. I just went and tested it again.

          I believed it had good call quality but in my experiment I found that the device's mic was picking up some of my voice. When I walked away from the device to record so that my voice was being picked up entirely by the headphones, my voice was very soft. And this was in a quiet environment.

          Beware any call quality tests on youtube. It's possible their phone was picking up some of their voice, and what you hear in their test wasn't coming entirely out of the headphone's mic.

          That does not mean the XM3 has good mic quality though. It's just as bad or worse.

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            @lostn: I know this was a long time ago now, but I'm confused - how was your phone picking up your voice and picking it up through the headphone mic at the same time? Phones only allow one input at a time, so you're either using your headphone mic, or your phone mic?

            Have I misread this?

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              @Droz: This is simply untrue. During a phone call, it will pick up audio from both mics. At least mine does.

              Test this yourself by calling someone's answering machine with a headset, speak while moving the phone mic close to your mouth and then away again, back and forth. You will notice your own voice becoming softer as the phone is more distant from you and louder as you bring it closer.

              I just tested it right now to make sure I'm not mistaken.

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                @lostn: Something else is happening in this scenario, though I'm not entirely sure what - Phones often use their other mics to isolate particular sounds that coming from where the external phone mic is supposed to be, and they cancel those sounds.

                However, with bluetooth headphones, the mic on the headphones becomes the source.

                Imagine if you left a phone on a table near a child whilst the child is talking, and you're taking a call through the headset about 5 metres away. The other party does not hear the child through the phone's microphone, because you've set the input as the bluetooth headphones mic. If they can hear the child, it's because the child's voice is carrying into the generally shitty mics on the bluetooth headphones - i.e. I've got XM2s and the mic captures every single sound around me in a 360 pattern.

                If you had your phone in your pocket and were taking a call, you'd be giving the other person the rustling noises from your pocket - you select the input on the phone screen, and the phone mic does not send audio to the party you're calling if it's not the selected source for audio for the calling application.

                You're simply drawing the wrong conclusion from your test. I don't deny that it's getting softer and louder, but it's going to be due to different reasons than you've assumed.

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                  @Droz: I don't know. I would presume your phone isolates pocket ruffling as noise, like the noise of people around you?

                  I won't claim to know exactly what's going on here, but there is definitely a difference when moving the phone around. At least when I test it.

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    I have just joined prime to take benefit of this offer however it says
    “ Prime Savings Prime members get additional savings on this item. Amazon Prime cannot be purchased from our app currently. Details”

    Anyone else facing this issue???

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    I hope 28D honors the price protection claim. If they do, I will have paid $368 after cashback and TRS. At that price I would say it's worth it.

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      What cashback are you using and percentage? I've tried to work this out and getting $382.

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        i was using SB, but when I bought it, it was only 4% or so. But I paid $545 initially.

        However, about a week later there was a 12% deal on. If you bought it that time, you would have got 12% of the pre-GST portion of $545.

  • +1 vote

    Is there any know issues while using this with IOS/ iPhone?? Question is based on a review on Amazon “ Incredibly incredibly disappointing!
    Do not buy if you have IOS. It currently is a known bug. How they released this product knowing this is beyond me. Massive breach of trust. Returning them. (BOSE ID: 120 954 0976)‘’

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    Great price for a great pair of headphones. Be aware though that these are nowhere near as comfortable as the QC35II. They clamp down too hard but as always YMMV. I got headaches after wearing them for more than 30 mins and had to sell them off after a month or so of using them. The sound quality and noise cancellation were top class though.

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      100% agree and YMMV depending on ear shape too!

      I noticed these touch my ears whereas QC35 II did not at all.

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    How are these for sound? Are they better than a Sony or Sennheiser pair at similar price point?

  • -1 vote

    Sony WH-1000XM3 is still better in terms of noise cancelling, sound quality and value for money. Bose was just playing catch-up with this model, adding the touchpad on the side and the USB-C port.

    New version of the WH is supposed to come this year.

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    if I'm corect, these can be had for $420 from Myer currently ($495 - %15 cashback)
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/521405 (only 29/02 12-2pm)

  • +3 votes

    so expensive… how any roll of toilet papers we can get instead of this…

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      Just go the Colesworths. Many brands on special. And plenty of stock around the cities, despite the best efforts of the media.
      Oh and they have cheap headphones as well.

  • +2 votes

    the price for these is "TOO DAMN HIGH"

  • +2 votes

    For those without Amazon Prime, I was able to get JB to price match this. Happy to share the receipt

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