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Bose 700 takes on Sony, but at a higher cost

The headphone impresses with noise-cancelling but lacks progress in noise quality.

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The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 has replaced the traditional volume buttons with a touch-sensitive swipe area on the right earcup which controls both volume and song tracks.

BOSE has always been one of the top names in active noise-cancelling headphones. For a long while, QuietComfort headphones were all you would see on flights, as their owners plugged in and tuned out the drone of the plane's engines. That is, until the arrival of Sony's MDR-1000X series in 2016,...