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Jun 5, 2020

NC 700 - No way to switch devices using the headphones

I bought the Bose NC 700 Headphones yesterday, in Australia.


A feature I thought would be great would be to be able to connect 2 devices, and to be able to play one device, then pause it, in order to play the other device, etc., thus alternating between my laptop and my iphone.


I tried to do this, and could not.


For example, despite connecting both my iphone and laptop to the headphones (even my headphones say they are connected), I start playing on my iphone (eg., a podcast), then pause it, then when I try playing the laptop (eg., youtube) there is no sound from both the laptop and headphones.  This also occurs the other way round: if I start playing sound from my laptop first, pause it, then try my iphone there is no sound on the iphone or headphones.  So despite Bose's claim that the headphones "can seamlessly move from one device to another", this does not work!  Then after doing this, when I try to just use one device, there is no sound from it either!


I regularly have to switch off the headset, in order for it to pair and connect with the devices again, but am able to use only one device with the headset.


Do you have an easy  solution for this problem please?


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Jun 7, 2020

Re: NC 700 - No way to switch devices using the headphones

You are correct. The 700 Headphones cannot switch between different devices and what I have also found is that pairing them with Bluetooth devices can be very difficult.

i was a huge Bose fan until I got the Bose700 headphones. The noise cancelling is good, but after paying about $400 for these headphone, I expected to get a premium product after paying a premium price. The Bose 700 headphones are NOT a premium product.