Are the Bose 700 Headphones the worst product Bose has ever produced?
I've worn nothing but Bose headphones since sometime around 2004. I've owned every top of the line noise cancelling product they've made since then. I purchased the Bose 700 Headphones about 5 months ago and I'm stunned that this is an actual Bose product. Here are a few of my complaints.
Connectivity. They simply won't reliably connect - to anything. I get them to connect intermittently to phones, tablets, and computers, but often they simply won't connect - even when they show as connected. Even when they connect to the phone, they will rarely ever connect to the application (iOS or Android).
Ease of use. I honestly think the controls were designed by a deranged madman. I've gone through the manual, the online help, the app, etc. Swipe here, tap here, etc. Its extremely counter intuitive and the control surfaces are very, very imprecise rarely providing the desired output from the touch input. There is no reset button - anywhere.
Comfort. Any pair of headphones will get uncomfortable after a while but these are like having two pine cones strapped to the side of my head. Almost no give to the foam earpieces and and adjustment mechanism that doesn't appear to have been designed for an actual human head. These things are more than uncomfortable, they hurt.
I've gone back to my QC-35s for now. They are a little beat up but at least they actually work. I'm also looking at other non-Bose sound products for the first time in 20 years or so. I recently replaced a Bose Sound Bar with a Sonos. I think I'm going to try a pair of Sony's WH-1000XM3 and a set of Apple Ear Buds and see how that goes.
I just have no idea how Bose launched a product that is this bad.