Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Excessive Clamping Force
I’ve owned my NCH 700 for a full week now, and my primary complaint is the headband clamping force. After spending all week reading other people’s impressions of the headphone online, it seems that this is one of, if not the most common complaint from anyone who has worn the NCH 700 for more than just a couple of minutes.
Out of the box, it is ridiculously excessive. I didn’t want to return my pair, because I do like almost everything else about them. So, I tried stretching mine out over a box for several nights. It did help, and now comfort is borderline good enough for me.
That being said, I shouldn’t have to do this to a new $400 pair of headphones. Bose, this is literally the most uncomfortable over ear headphone you have ever made. And the discomfort stands out even more when compared directly to the blissful experience of wearing the QC35.
Bose should listen to the majority of people who’ve bought or extensively tested the NCH 700, and do something to remedy this literal and figurative pain point. If at all possible, the next production run of the headphone should be slightly altered to reduce the clamping force of the headband.