Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 can now be pre-ordered in India from today, two months after the sale in the States. The headphones are integrated into Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri, all of which can be activated at the touch of a button. “Think of these headphones as smart headphones that give you easy access to voice assistants,” explains Bose. The smart headphones are also “Bose AR” capable, which, according to Bose, is a unique audio augmented reality program.
Black and silver headphones have a rating of 3.6 / 5 stars on the US website (including 201 reviews). The top rated features in the customer reviews are noise cancellation and appearance / design, both averaging 4.5 stars. It comes as no surprise that noise cancellation is the highest-rated attribute, with each set containing six microphones that “dramatically suppress noise so they do not reach your ears”. The voice recording was 4.3 stars. The lowest rated feature is 3.4-user-friendly, as customers have reported app connectivity issues.
Language assistants in India have much to do
There have been many voice-controlled devices and software updates added to the Indian market this summer, starting with Alexa, which announces the expansion of support for Hindi and other Indian languages. This is Bose’s second device launch this summer in India. You are not the only company that wants to expand its presence in the country. JBL beat Bose to India when it came to headphones when they launched a new series called LIVE in June, which also features support from Alexa and Assistant. Maybe Bose was waiting to release the noise canceling headphones because they released Bose Frames in June, an audio pair of sunglasses with the Bose AR feature. Last month, the Hyundai Venue SUV in India launched SoundHound-supported voice enablement. These big brands see India as a lucrative market, with a population of 1.4 billion and a growing technology industry, it is a preferred place for companies to increase their international presence.
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