Sony mx 1000 m4 vs bose 700: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 vs. Sony WH-1000XM4: Which Pair Is Better?

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Which noise-cancelling headphones are best?

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The battle of the ANC titans is officially on, as the Sony WH-1000xM4 has finally launched with its crosshairs set on the long-standing champion, the Bose 700.

Between their elite noise cancellation, stellar sound, adaptive listening modes, strong wireless performance and expensive prices, the Bose 700 and Sony WH-1000xM4 have much more in common than you may think. However, depending on your priorities, you’re likely to pick one over the other.

After a week of testing, we’ve pit these two high-end cans against one another to see which one takes the title of best noise-cancelling headphones overall. Here is our full Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4 breakdown.

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Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Specs compared

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Header Cell – Column 0 Bose 700 Sony WH-1000xM4
Price $399.95; $429.95 (with charging case) $349.99
Size 8 x 6.5 x 2 inches 9.94 x 7.27 x 3.03 inches
Weight 8.95 ounces 8.95 ounces
Battery life 20 hours (ANC on) 30 hours (ANC on), 38 hours (ANC off)
Companion app Yes Yes
Special features Active noise cancellation, transparency mode, adjustable ANC, smart controls, tri-digital assistant support, multipoint technology, Bose AR-enabled Active noise cancellation, adjustable ambient listening, smart controls, tri-digital assistant support, multipoint technology, customizable EQ, NFC, Sony 360 Reality Audio

Bose 700 vs.

Sony WH-1000xM4: Price and value

You will be spending top dollar on either pair of these wireless headphones. The Bose 700 has the higher MSRP ($399.99) and is available in four colors: Black, Luxe Silver, Soapstone, and a limited-edition Black/Copper version with bundled charging case ($449.95). The Sony WH-1000xM4 is currently listed at $349.99 and only comes in Black or Silver.

The question is which of the two offers the most bang for your buck. Answer: the Sony WH-1000xM4. Sony’s insane feature set and spec sheet scream so loudly that they practically echo in your mind upon reading them. At the same time, you do get what you pay for in the Bose 700, which is unbeatable noise cancellation.

Note: Bose and several online retailers have the Black and Luxe Silver versions marked down to $339.95, and the Soapstone version for $229.95 as part of a “special offer.” Is this a coincidence heading into the Sony WH-1000-xM4 launch on August 18? We think not.

Winner: Sony WH-1000xM4

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These are two attractive, luxe headphones that you’ll find sitting in first class or around the neck of your favorite celebrity. As chic as each pair looks, I must give the edge to the Bose 700 for its ultramodern flair, highlighted by a gorgeous unibody design and sleek aesthetics.

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Even though it has most of the same materials and silhouette as the WH-1000xM3, Sony’s newest cans retain the elegant and sophisticated design of the Mark series. The cozy, refined leather used on the headband and earpads feels plush, while the rubberized matte finish is a huge step up from the plastic construction of the previous model. Some of the finer details stand out as well, including the copper accents, embossed Sony logos, and laser-etched model number located above each extender.

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Regarding comfort and fit, the Bose 700 and WH-1000xM4 are at the top of their class. The earcup padding of each model feels fluffy and rests soothingly on the ears without applying unwanted pressure. Both also feel incredibly light for noise-cancelling headphones, though the WH-1000xM4 is the wider of the two.

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Let’s start with the body, which looks as if it was modeled entirely from one piece of metal. Upon further inspection, notice how there is not one screw, nor any seams of threading exposed. The arcs below the earcup and integrated extenders are striking details too, the latter operating on a tracking system to easily adjust length. We also love the multiple colorways Bose has released since launch, specifically the Black and Copper version that remains an Apple.com exclusive. The Bose 700 is a beauty worthy of all the attention in the room.

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Clamp force is more noticeable on the Bose 700, with the headband applying pressure on the skull to cause some slight discomfort, but it’s only an issue when worn past the 3-hour mark. I preferred the WH-1000xM4’s slimmer, cushiony headband for long-term listening, along with its wider earpad cutouts that grant extra room for larger ears and ventilation to prevent moisture buildup.

Winner: Bose 700

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Controls

Each pair of cans comes with physical and touch controls, plus on-ear detection to let you pause music when taking off the headphones and resume play when placing them back on the head. Which noise-canceller does this trio the most service? The WH-1000xM4.

The touch controls were already flawless on the WH-1000xM3, meaning all Sony had to do was transfer them over. The touch panels are smooth operators that make playback, volume, and phone calls a breeze to manage, thanks to responsive tap and swipe gestures. Activating the listening modes (ANC, Ambient) or the digital assistant is simple too, depending on how you map out the control scheme. Users can assign certain commands to either touch panel, or the Custom button located behind the left ear cup. But it’s the lesser known functions that shine on the WH-1000xM4 such as Quick Attention and Speak-to-Chat, which, respectively, pause music when placing your hand over the right ear cup or when speaking out loud. 

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Bose has its own set of intuitive controls to work with. Its mic system demonstrates superior speech recognition and gives the Bose 700 better digital assistant performance. Each of the buttons produce great tactility as well. Tap and slide gestures are responsive for the most part, but you can only execute them on the right ear cup. The touch panel is also smaller, and the built-in extender often gets in the way when performing certain slide gestures.

Winner: Sony WH-1000xM4

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Audio quality

Bose and Sony are responsible for some of the best-sounding headphones in the category, but the WH-1000xM4 is a different beast. Sony’s monstrous 40mm drivers and QN1 are a dominant tag team that help to deliver loud, vibrant, and detailed sonics; distortion-free. Best of all, the WH-1000xM4’s default signature sounds great as is, though you can fine-tune it in the companion app (more on that later).

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To test the WH-1000xM4’s ridiculously powerful bass, I pulled up Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” which placed me in a head-nodding trance with its infectious rat-a-tat production. The jazz-throbbing bassline and suave harmonizing don’t clash, nor does the latter get lost in the rhythmic-thumping soundscape. It was also rewarding to hear the WH-1000xM4 reproduce the pounding drums and snare effects on Prince’s “Gett Off” without masking the singer’s nonchalant vocals.

Sony even added support for its 360 Reality Audio platform that works with several hi-res streaming services (e.g. Deezer, Tidal) to create a spatial audio soundscape. Having tested the feature in the past, I can say it offers a unique experience that makes most listening sessions sound like private concerts. You get a free trial with the purchase, but once it ends, you’re required to have a premium tier subscription for your streaming service of choice.

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I’m a fan of the Bose 700’s sound quality as well, which is mostly warm and delivers balanced results. Just don’t expect the same hair-raising level of bass that the WH-1000xM4 pumps out. The clean vocals and enticing horns on Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” were pleasant to hear, though the bass response didn’t blow me away. This was mainly attributed to the tamed volume levels, which diminished the record’s assertive percussion and bass guitar presence.

Winner: Sony WH-1000xM4

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Active noise cancellation

To call these two headphones ANC powerhouses would be an understatement. They are easily the top two in their class. As much of a magnificent sound-silencer the WH-1000xM4 is, this is a category the Bose 700 refuses to lose.

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Underneath the Bose 700’s ingenious design is an adaptive eight-mic system. Six of those mics are used to cancel out high amounts of ambient sound and they do so superbly. Bose developed smarter algorithms, along with 10 levels of noise cancellation that can be adjusted to control the amount of noise entering the soundstage. It’s a winning combination that makes common sounds like doorbells and loud co-workers nonexistent, while silencing high-frequency noises such as crying babies and police sirens. Having flown with these headphones in the past, I can attest to how well ANC performs on flights; engine droning noises become an afterthought.

The leap in ANC performance from the WH-1000xM3 to the WH-1000xM4 isn’t gigantic. Luckily, very little needed changing, as the simple tweaks Sony implemented was enough to give the Bose 700 a run for its money. Sony’s Dual Noise Sensor technology, HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1 processor, and two feedforward mics work together to make even the loudest distractions sound like subtle peeps. For good measure, Sony also added a Noise-Canceling Optimizer that automatically adjusts ANC to your environment for maximum noise reduction; it works surprisingly well.

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Despite not being able to test Sony’s headphones in-flight, I did so in multiple settings to analyze ANC quality. The results were fantastic. Indoors, the WH-1000xM4 was capable of blocking out household noises such as loud TVs, fax machines, and smart cooking device timers. I barely heard cars whisking down the street or the sanitation trucks collecting trash on the front lawn. Overall, the headphones do an exceptional job filtering out unwanted noises, though the Bose 700 performs slightly better against high-frequency sounds.

The Bose 700 and WH-1000xM4 come with their own ambient listening modes. Each one is well engineered and provides great awareness of surroundings without having to take off the headphones. I’m partial to the WH-1000xM4’s ambient mode since it offers 20 levels of ambient sound and picks up the slightest details, while amplifying sound to identify specific noises around you.

Winner: Bose 700

Bose 700 vs.

Sony WH-1000xM4: Apps and special features

Sony wins on variety alone. The Sony Headphones Connect app is loaded with sound customization options that enhance the listening experience in multiple ways. Let’s start with the EQ, which can be adjusted to create your own sound profile or switched out for one of several preprogrammed presets that lend themselves well to multiple music genres. You can also enable the DSEE Extreme feature that upscales compressed digital music files to hear recordings the way they were meant to be heard.

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The Sony Headphones Connect app is cleaner and more organized than the previous version, so you’ll find it easier to navigate and locate special features like NC Optimizer and Ambient Sound Control. Make your way to the System tab and notice the many toggle controls, including some for automatic software updates, on-ear detection, and touch panel functionality just to name a few.

The WH-1000xM4 also has more connectivity options, including Bluetooth 5. 0, NFC, and Android Fast Pair, which instantly pairs the cans and doubles as a Find My Headphones feature; it plays a sound through the headphones to locate them. All of them make connecting to your smartphone seamless, especially NFC, which automatically enables Bluetooth on your compatible Android device and pairs the headphones when placed on top of the right ear cup.

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One new feature added to the WH-1000xM4 that is available on the Bose 700 is multipoint technology, so you can pair the headphones to two devices at the same time. The Bose 700 allows up to three devices simultaneously. It’s an underrated feature that makes switching between your smartphone and laptop an effortless task. I prefer it on the WH-1000xM4 for two reasons: it’s less buggy and the Connect app shows you right on the homescreen which two devices are connected.

Bose Music is nowhere near as extensive as Sony’s app. It does let you adjust noise cancellation and save three ANC levels that you can cycle through directly on the headphones, along with toggle controls, firmware updates, and an Auto-Off feature to put the headphones in sleep mode when inactive for a certain amount of time. There is a Self Voice mode as well that will increase/decrease the volume of your voice on phone calls.

Winner: Sony WH-1000xM4

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Call quality

The Bose 700 is our favorite calling headset in the category for multiple reasons. Its advanced mic system not only makes the speaker’s voice loud and clear during chats, but also does a fantastic job of filtering out unwanted noises. I’ve been using it as my work-from-home headphones since the pandemic started and continue to receive great feedback during Skype sessions; friends and colleagues always mention how crisp I sound. Wind resistance is another key trait that goes overlooked, as these headphones perform very well in gusty conditions.

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Call quality has been the Mark series’ worst attribute, and very little has changed on the latest model. Precise Voice Pickup and Sony’s mics are great for Siri and Google Assistant, but not so much when using WH-1000xM4 for phone calls. Clarity remains the issue; my fiancée mentioned how muffled I sounded on calls. Also, voices on the opposite end aren’t very loud, meaning you’ll have to make and take calls in quiet settings to engage in audible conversations.

Winner: Bose 700

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Battery life

The WH-1000xM4 wins with nearly 30 hours of playtime in ANC mode, 38 hours with the feature disabled. I’ve tested the headphones for 3 hours daily during a week span and have still yet to unravel the bundled USB-C charging cable. I feared indulging in the headphones’ multiple features would drain the battery fast, but that wasn’t the case. Those who constantly forget to juice up their headphones will also be ecstatic to hear the WH-1000xM4 can generate 5 hours of playtime on a 10-minute charge (this requires a 1.5-A or more AC adapter).

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Bose left battery life untouched when transitioning from the QuietComfort 35 II to the 700. That means you’re only given a max of 20 hours with ANC on (and you can’t turn it off). It’s an adequate amount to keep any frequent flyer entertained to and from their destination, though depending on what part of the world they’re headed, they will need to rely heavily on quick charging (15 minutes for up to 3.5 hours) to get some extended playtime on the Uber ride home.

Bose knows it dropped the ball in this area, which is why it decided to release a charging case for the headphones to give users 40 additional hours. Right now, it’s about $50 cheaper to purchase the case as part of a bundle than separately, but the fact you need to spend extra on portable power to earn more playtime is not cool.

Winner: Sony WH-1000xM4

Bose 700 vs. Sony WH-1000xM4: Verdict

There is a new noise-cancelling sheriff in town, and it’s the Sony WH-1000xM4. It didn’t require many upgrades for Sony to win this battle, just the right ones. Audio quality is excellent. The tiny, yet progressive changes made to Sony’s ANC technology make a difference in noise neutralization. And the basic improvements made to the design, along with the addition of more wireless connections and features, elevate this noise-canceller above all others in the market. Had Sony managed to get call quality right, the WH-1000xM4 would have received a perfect score in our full review.

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Header Cell – Column 0 Bose 700 Sony WH-1000xM4
Price and value (5) 3 4
Design (15) 14 11
Controls (10) 8 9
Audio quality (20) 18 20
Active noise cancelation (20) 20 19
Special features and apps (15) 12 15
Call quality (5) 5 2
Battery life (10) 7 8
Total Score (100) 87 88

Still, if you want best-in-class noise cancellation, then the Bose 700 should be your go-to choice. These svelte-looking cans are engineered to handle ambient sounds across the entire frequency spectrum, while delivering amazing sound and overall functionality. 

At the same time, the WH-1000xM4 matches the Bose 700 in nearly every category and offers a lot more for a cheaper price. And that’s why Sony’s headphones are the new category leader.

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A lifestyle journalist with an affinity for consumer products, Alex has over a decade of experience and has worked with popular publications such as Complex, Thrillist, Men’s Health, Gear Patrol, AskMen, and Hoop Magazine. He currently focuses on audio, reviewing the most coveted headphones in the market for both Tom’s Guide and Laptop Magazine.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 vs Sony WH-1000XM4: What is the difference?

71points

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

87points

Sony WH-1000XM4

269

259

269

Comparison winner

259

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49 facts in comparison

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Sony WH-1000XM4

Why is Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 better than Sony WH-1000XM4?

  • Sweat resistance?
  • 3 more microphone(s)?
    8vs5
  • 0. 5h shorter charge time?
    2.5hvs3h
  • Has a mute function?

Why is Sony WH-1000XM4 better than Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700?

  • 6Hz lower low-frequency?
    4Hzvs10Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet?
  • 10h longer battery life?
    30hvs20h
  • Can be folded?
  • Has a battery level indicator?
  • 1.75x more battery power?
    1100mAhvs630mAh
  • Has LDAC?
  • 0.14m longer cable?
    1.2mvs1.06m

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Bose QuietComfort SE

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Price comparison

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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€12

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€7. 90

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Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €269
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Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €274
Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €290

Sony WH-1000XM4

Buy used:

€180

Rent from:

€4. 90

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Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer (30h Akku, Touch Sensor, Headphones Connect App, Schnellladefunktion, optimiert für Amazon Alexa, Headset mit Mikrofon) Schwarz €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer (30h Akku, Touch Sensor, Headphones Connect App, Schnellladefunktion, optimiert für Amazon Alexa, Headset mit Mikrofon) Platin Silber €260
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noi…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer 30h Akku Touch ( €215
Sony WH-1000XM4 Kabellose Noise Cancelli…Sony WH-1000XM4 Kabellose Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer – Platin Silber / Schwarz €243
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois. ..Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer Schwarz NEU & OVP €250
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noi…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer 30h Akku Touch ( €207
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €270
SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-e…SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-ear Kopfhörer Bluetooth Schwarz €351
SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-e…SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-ear Kopfhörer Bluetooth Silber €355

User reviews

Overall rating

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

10 User reviews

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

9. 4/10

10 User reviews

Sony WH-1000XM4

19 User reviews

Sony WH-1000XM4

9.1/10

19 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.4/10

10 votes

8.9/10

18 votes

Sound quality

9.5/10

10 votes

9.1/10

18 votes

Value for money

8.7/10

10 votes

8.3/10

18 votes

Comfort

8.5/10

10 votes

9.1/10

18 votes

Noise isolation

9.7/10

10 votes

9.1/10

18 votes

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don’t have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

lowest frequency

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

highest frequency

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40000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

driver unit size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700)

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

impedance

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700)

16 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

sound pressure level

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700)

105dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

has a neodymium magnet

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

has passive noise reduction

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

Battery life

The device’s battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

charge time

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Has USB Type-C

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

has a battery level indicator

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

has wireless charging

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.

battery power

630mAh

1100mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

has a rechargeable battery

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

has a removable battery

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Wireless

Wireless

The connectivity type of the headphones.

Bluetooth version

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

has aptX Adaptive

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.

has aptX

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.

has LDAC

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.

has aptX Low Latency

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).

has aptX HD

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).

has AAC

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

maximum Bluetooth range

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Features

has a noise-canceling microphone

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

has ambient sound mode

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.

has in/on-ear detection

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.

number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

has a mute function

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

multipoint count

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.

control panel placed on a device

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it’s connected to.

can be used as a headset

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.

Has an in-line control panel

✖Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✖Sony WH-1000XM4

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

has a 3.5mm male connector

✔Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

✔Sony WH-1000XM4

This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3. 5mm jack.

Price comparison

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Buy used:

€12

Rent from:

€7.90

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 – k…Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 – kabellose Bluetooth-Kopfhörer im Over-Ear-Design mit integriertem Mikrofon für klar verständliche Telefonate und Alexa-Sprachsteuerung, Schwarz €269
Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €269
Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €272
Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla…Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €274
Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 bla. ..Bose Noise Cancelling headphones 700 black (794297-0100) €290

Sony WH-1000XM4

Buy used:

€180

Rent from:

€4.90

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Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer (30h Akku, Touch Sensor, Headphones Connect App, Schnellladefunktion, optimiert für Amazon Alexa, Headset mit Mikrofon) Schwarz €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer (30h Akku, Touch Sensor, Headphones Connect App, Schnellladefunktion, optimiert für Amazon Alexa, Headset mit Mikrofon) Platin Silber €260
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noi…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer 30h Akku Touch ( €215
Sony WH-1000XM4 Kabellose Noise Cancelli. ..Sony WH-1000XM4 Kabellose Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer – Platin Silber / Schwarz €243
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Nois…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabellose Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer Schwarz NEU & OVP €250
Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noi…Sony WH-1000XM4 kabelloser Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Kopfhörer 30h Akku Touch ( €207
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €259
Sony WH-1000XM4 black (Wh2000XM4B.CE7) €270
SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-e…SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-ear Kopfhörer Bluetooth Schwarz €351
SONY WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling, Over-e.