Re: Noise Cancelling 700 Firmware Update - 1.7.0 - September 14th 2020
Well, I've taken a bit of a step to see if the 1.7.0 firmware issues are related to my phone rather than the headphones: I bought a new phone. My NC 700s were on the 1.3 firmware (I'd downgraded after previous problems with the 1.7.0 release) and were working great, so I connected them to my new phone, installed the Bose app, connected the headset via Bluetooth, and it prompted me to update. Did the update and all seemed OK.
This morning I went to use my headphones, turned them on, heard the "connected to..." then a pregnant pause, then they said the name of my phone. Started listening to music and after a few seconds I heard the loud buzz and they rebooted. The problem is related to the headphones or the firmware, not the device you're connecting them to and some incompatibility.
Annoyingly it also seems that the usual downgrade route has been blocked by Bose too, so I'm stuck with knackered headphones again. Good work, Bose. PLEASE sort this out for all of us.