More comfort for Boses ANC headphones Noise Canceling Headphones 700 – with a firmware and an app update, the manufacturer extends the capabilities of the headphones and eliminates a nuisance. In our test for Noise Canceling Headphones 700 we criticized the motion detection in the headphones, which was previously not switched off. That was one of the main criticisms of the Bose headphones, which otherwise offers very good Active Noise Canceling (ANC), delivers an excellent hear-through operation and also reduces noise during telephone calls.
Using motion sensor in the headphones detects the product when it is not moving. Previously, the headset always turned off after ten minutes if no movement was registered. This also happens when music is played on it. Anyone who listens to music while listening to the headphones while relaxing, must expect the headphones to switch off.
It can be particularly annoying on the plane if you use the headphones to reduce the noise and to rest. So far, users were suddenly startled by the crash when the headphones turn off and thus the noise reduction. But it is also impractical if the headset is used for telephone calls and is sometimes placed on the table for more than ten minutes. When a call comes in, it can not be picked up by the headset.
Motion sensor can be configured
Bose fundamentally reworked this behavior. On the one hand, the motion detection can be switched off completely and on the other hand, the switch-off time of ten minutes has been extended to one hour. When wearing the headphones, it is much less likely that there will be no movement for an entire hour, so the headset only turns off when it's really lying around unused.
Thus, it is now possible to leave the headphones lying around for a long time and still use for phone calls. The new option is in the Bose Music app in the Headphone Settings section "On / Off for automatic shutdown" to find. There, the motion detection can be disabled, the turn-off time is not changeable, but the 10-minute time is no longer used.
Headphones can be connected to smart speakers
With the update of the Bose Music app, the Noise Canceling Headphones 700 can be used in a music group with other smart speakers from Bose. Bose himself mentions only the Soundbar 500 and the Soundbar 700 as supported devices. Golem.de was also able to perform the music grouping with the Home Speaker 500. When used as a music group, there is a music output on both the speaker and the headphones. For this, the headphones are connected via Bluetooth with the Bose speaker, so the headphones should be used in Bluetooth range.
Actually, the group function is provided for the multiroom use of Bose speakers and then there is only the local WLAN for the speakers involved as a spatial restriction. The multiroom function of the headphones can be useful if a person wants to have a different volume under the headphones than is set on the speaker.
Bose has so far only the Bose Music App for iOS updated. But it can be assumed that the update of Bose music app for Android will be submitted soon.