My fave headphones in the last 5 years hit their lowest-ever price for Black Friday

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are just £189.95 as part of Bose's Black Friday deals

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Black Friday deal
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I remember back in 2019 when I received the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 – during that meeting I was admiring Jason Statham wandering around a London square below, but that's another story – and was so blown away by the quality of the sound and noise-cancelling ability that, for me, they immediately became the best ANC headphones I'd ever heard.

That message has remained true for me over most of the past 5 years, too, as whilst my job as T3's Tech Editor has ensured I've seen dozens of other pairs of the best headphones for reviewing – and I've been working in technology journalism for 15 years now – it's been the Bose 700 that have remained in my bag as the best travel headphones I've ever owned. 

Bose 700 Headphones: was £349.95 now £189.95 at Bose

Bose 700 Headphones: was £349.95, now £189.95 at Bose

Bose's flagship headphones, originally released in 2019, still remain a master of active noise-cancelling, design and comfort – and for this almost-half-price deal they're a no-brainer if you want impeccable ANC over-ear headphones for a cut of the price. I'd buy them in a heartbeat.

So it's great news that as part of Bose's own Black Friday deals the Bose 700 Headphones are also hugely discounted. Indeed they're almost half price. Considering that many more recent headphones releases are considerably more expensive, I think that makes them a veritable bargain. 

Sure, this year they have been replaced by the Bose QC Ultra Headphoneswhich I tested for 18 hours on long-haul back-to-back flights – and I've said there's no turning back from these new additions now... but that's because my now years-old Headphones 700 are looking a little worn out. 

Okay, so there is a caveat: this deal is for the 'refurbished' version of the Bose 700 Headphones, which means they're sold as new and with the same warranty, but are returned to the manufacturer and, as the name says, refurbed. You can't actually buy 'new-new' Bose Headphones 700 direct as they've ceased to be produced now – and whilst they are in stock elsewhere, you will pay a lot more to purchase (see the widget at the bottom of this page). 

So if you're looking for new ANC headphones that are truly exceptional, I must've been using and wearing the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 for hundreds to probably thousands of hours over the last five years (hence why they're worn). Sure, you could pay much more and buy something even more current with spatial audio compatability, but for under £190 I don't think you can beat this Black Friday deal. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.