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In my two years working exclusively from home, I’ve discovered Three (3) Inalienable Truths.
- Sweatpants will not change themselves.
- Daylight is your friend.
- Headphones are like sushi—you don’t know how incredible they can be until you have really good ones.
These principles have motivated me to enhance my sweats rotation, commit to mid-day runs, and acquire a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.
(If you want to speak more about my sweatpants game, feel free to DM me, but we’re here to talk headphones.)
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am an unwavering, unapologetic Bose stan. I have been since 2016 when I picked up my first Bose product—the Soundlink Around-Ear wireless headphones that were tragically torn to shreds by my friend’s new puppy in June 2018. Our friendship has since been strained.
Sob stories aside, the sound, quality, and design of Bose is unmatched and I will spend the rest of our time together trying to convince you that the Bose 700s are a gift that keeps on giving.
But first, let’s define you.
YOU /yo͞o,yə/ pronoun: A person who works from home frequently. Or who works in an office with a loud elevator. Or who travels often. Or who just enjoys optimum sound and comfort. This definition thing was a bad idea.
You can be anyone, but here is why the Bose 700s fit best with the oft-unheralded Work From Homer.
Always has to be top priority. Rule of thumb for comfort: If you don’t forget they’re on your head at least once a day, trash them because they’re garbage and unworthy of you.
The Bose 700s don’t skimp on comfort anywhere.
The headband cushion features ultra-soft gel-like foam covered in color-matched silicone and the ear cushions are soft foam covered in protein leather.
ANOTHER DISCLOSURE: I have no idea what protein leather is, but I know I want to bathe in it.
Instead of plastic, the headband features a metal construction that is far less susceptible to accidental breaks that have buried so many weaker headphones.
Pour one out for the homies.
The battery lasts longer than a celebrity marriage.
On full charge, the battery lasts up to 20 hours, and just one quick 15 minute charge will buy you 3.5 hours of juice, which is the equivalent the workday of every summer Friday.
Maybe the 700s most impressive feature. You can personalize your environment with 11 levels of noise cancellation. As you increase the noise cancellation from 1 to 11, you incrementally minimize the most invasive work from home distractions—like the dishwasher, or Jim cutting his grass for the third time this week, or my roommate blabbing about something or another.
BONUS PHOTO: Roommate turned 7 last week.
ELIMINATES AWKWARD PHONE CALLS.*
The Bose 700s unparalleled four-microphone system picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you, so you don’t have to engage in that weird charade where you just keep apologizing for answering your phone in a wind storm.
THE FIRST BOSE HEADPHONES WITH TOUCH CONTROLS.
Touch controls can either be blessing or a curse, depending on the design. Simply by tapping/swiping the right ear cup, you can play/pause, volume up/down, answer calls, reject calls, fast forward, rewind, pretty much everything aside from doing your taxes.
BONUS: You can also summon Alexa simply via voice commands, or use Google Assistant or Siri by pressing the associated button.
Should I be embarrassed that my headphones are the most stylish thing I’ve work to work in two years? Probably.
OH YES, THE SOUND.
You know the old proverb: “Come for the features, stay for the sound.” Or something like that. I was never good with haikus.
Bose has set the standard for incredible sound, and the 700s exemplify that. The sound is so good I actually found myself enjoying Rick’s story on the company call yesterday about baking his own bread.
I think these headphones are making me a better person. If that ain’t reason to buy, I’m fresh out of ideas.
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