Bose’s latest noise-cancelling headphones are back down to their lowest price

Bose’s latest noise-cancelling headphones are back down to their lowest price

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Bose’s latest noise-cancelling headphones are back down to their lowest price

Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, which are down to $299 on Amazon. The deal only applies to the white “Soapstone” model, but the deal matches the lowest price we’ve seen for the wireless noise-cancelling headphones to date. This discount is $100 off Bose’s MSRP and about $80 off the device’s typical street price online.

While we haven’t formally reviewed the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 on the site, we have tested them for various gift guides over the past year. Generally speaking, they’re a strong option for those in the market for a premium pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Their metal design has a higher-end feel than competing pairs like Sony’s WH-1000XM3 or Bose’s own QuietComfort 35 II, and while they’re slightly heavier on the head as a result, the ample padding on their ear cups and headband keeps them comfortable to wear for longer periods. In terms of audio quality, they have a more bass-forward sound than the more neutral QuietComfort 35 II, which results in a bit less treble detail but still sounds sufficiently “fun” for those who like punchy bass. They also average around 20 hours of battery life.

As is typical of Bose headphones, the quality of the active noise cancellation here is excellent. Though they’re slightly less powerful than the WH-1000XM3 in raw measurements, they’re still more than capable of muting ambient sounds and low-end droning. And unlike Sony’s pair, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 give you the ability to customize the strength of their noise cancelling effect on a 10-point scale, so if you only want to partially tone down outside noise, you can.

There are a few caveats worth noting, though. The first is that we still find the WH-1000XM3 to be a better overall pair if you don’t need the more premium design and customizable noise cancelling: they’re lighter, their sound is slightly more well-rounded and customizable, their design folds up, and they give more room for their touch controls. It’s also worth keeping in mind that Sony is expected to launch the follow-up to those headphones in the coming weeks, potentially bringing improved sound, call quality, and multi-device connections with it.

Beyond that, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are more reliant than usual on a companion app for feature control. Some users have reported issues with updates to that app in the past, to the point where Bose recently pulled a firmware update completely. These issues don’t appear to affect the majority of users, and we still think these are commendable headphones on the whole, but if you’d prefer a more straightforward pair, you might want to look elsewhere.

If you don’t need a new pair of noise-cancelling cans, though, we also have deals on Amazon devices, Samsung’s Galaxy S10e, Fitbit activity trackers, and more. Have a look at the full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon (normally $380).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (32GB, ads) for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $110).
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K HDR media streamer for $34.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Aukey PA-D5 USB-C wall charger – 63W total, 60W USB-C PD, 18W USB-C PD, GaN for $21.19 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon and use code: OF8T636T – normally $40).
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (256GB) unlocked smartphone for $499 at Amazon (normally $700).
  • 23.8-inch Lenovo L24q-30 monitor – 2560×1440, IPS, 75Hz, FreeSync for $149.99 at Microsoft (normally $200).
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $159.98 at Amazon (normally $175).
  • Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker for $69 at Amazon and B&H (normally $100).
  • Control (PS4, digital) for $20.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $30).
  • Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) smartwatch for $169.99 at Amazon (normally $185).
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet.

Enlarge / The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet.

Ron Amadeo

Amazon device deals

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K HDR media streamer for $34.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube 4K HDR media streamer for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $120).
  • Amazon Fire TV Recast (500GB) over-the-air DVR for $149.99 at Amazon (normally $230).
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 (32GB, ads) tablet for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $150).
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition (32GB) tablet for $149.99 at Amazon (normally $200).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (32GB, ads) for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $110).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB, ads) tablet for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (16GB) tablet for $89.99 at Amazon (normally $140).
  • Amazon Fire 7 (16GB, ads) tablet for $34.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (16GB) tablet for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $100).
  • Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) smart speaker + Philips Hue White Ambiance smart LED bulb for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $130).
The Samsung T7 portable SSD.

Enlarge / The Samsung T7 portable SSD.

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • 23.8-inch Lenovo L24q-30 monitor – 2560×1440, IPS, 75Hz, FreeSync for $149.99 at Microsoft (normally $200).
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $159.98 at Amazon (normally $175).
  • Samsung T7 (500GB) external portable SSD for $89.99 at Amazon (normally $105).
  • Samsung 970 Evo Plus (500GB) NVMe internal SSD for $96.99 at Amazon (normally $120).
  • Samsung 970 Evo Plus (2TB) NVMe internal SSD for $349.99 at Amazon (normally $435).
<em>Control</em>, our 2019 game of the year.

Enlarge / Control, our 2019 game of the year.

Remedy Entertainment

Video game deals

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $55).
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4) for $48.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $27).
  • Shenmue I & II (PS4) for $17.97 at Amazon (normally $23).
  • Shenmue III (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • Nioh 2 (PS4) for $30.51 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • Dreams (PS4) for $25.23 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition (PS4, XB1) for $14.95 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Devil May Cry 5 (PS4) for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • Hitman: Definitive Edition (PS4) for $12.69 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Borderlands 3 (PS4, XB1) for $9.99 at Best Buy (normally $18).
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PS4, digital) for $4.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Judgment (PS4, digital) for $23.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $45).
  • Control (PS4, digital) for $20.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $30).
  • DOOM (PS4, digital) for $5.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Metro Exodus (PS4, digital) for $13.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $25).
  • Dirt 4 (PS4, digital) for $4.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Switch, digital) for $22.49 at Nintendo eShop (normally $30).
  • The Evil Within 2 (PS4, XB1) for $9.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered (Switch) for $24.54 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch) for $25.57 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Pre-order: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4, XB1) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • Pre-order: Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4, XB1, PC) for $49.94 at Amazon (normally $60).
<em>Final Fantasy VII Remake</em>.

Enlarge / Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Gaming deals

  • PDP Nintendo Switch Deluxe Travel Case Elite Edition – works with Switch and Switch Lite for $12.12 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • Hori Multiport USB PlayStand – 4x USB 2.0 for Nintendo Switch for $28.41 at Amazon (normally $35).
  • Hori Mario Kart Racing Wheel Pro Deluxe racing wheel + paddles for Nintendo Switch for $82.94 at Amazon (normally $100).
  • 8Bitdo Gbros. Wireless Adapter controller adapter for Nintendo Switch for $14.42 at Amazon (normally $20).
Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

Enlarge / Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

Bose

Electronics deals

  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (256GB) unlocked smartphone for $499 at Amazon (normally $700).
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon (normally $380).
  • Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) smartwatch for $169.99 at Amazon (normally $185).
  • Apple HomePod smart home speaker for $199.99 at Best Buy (normally $300).
  • Fitbit Inspire HR fitness tracker for $69 at Amazon and B&H (normally $100).
  • Fitbit Charge 4 fitness tracker for $129.95 at Amazon and B&H (normally $150).
  • Bose SoundLink Color II portable Bluetooth speaker for $99 at Amazon (normally $129).
  • Bose SoundLink Micro portable Bluetooth speaker for $79 at Amazon (normally $99).
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless noise-cancelling earphones for $178 at Amazon (normally $215).
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $278 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • Marshall Kilburn II portable Bluetooth speaker for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $230).
  • Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $49.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon – normally $60).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS200 (3-pack) smart Wi-Fi light switch for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS200 smart Wi-Fi light switch for $16.99 at Amazon (normally $20).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS103 (3-pack) Wi-Fi smart plug for $20.99 at Amazon (normally $31).
The Fitbit Charge 4.

Enlarge / The Fitbit Charge 4.

Fitbit

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Eufy Smart Scale P1 wireless digital scale for $35.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Aukey PA-D5 USB-C wall charger – 63W total, 60W USB-C PD, 18W USB-C PD, GaN for $21.19 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon and use code: OF8T636T – normally $40).
  • Anker PowerPort Atom PD 1 USB-C wall charger – 30W USB-C PD, GaN for $20.99 at Amazon (normally $28).
  • RavPower RP-PC105 USB-C wall charger – 61W USB-C PD, USB-A for $22.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon – normally $30).
  • RavPower RP-PC104 USB-C wall charger – 45W USB-C PD, GaN for $13.99 at RavPower (use code: PC50 – normally $26).
  • Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $329.98 at Amazon (normally $349).
  • Brydge 10.2 Keyboard for 10.2-inch Apple iPad for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $130).
  • Philips Wake-Up Light HF3520 alarm clock + light for $87.50 at Amazon (normally $120).

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