Are the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 water resistant?

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700
Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 (Image credit: Bose)

Best answer: No, unfortunately, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are not water or sweat resistant. If you need some quality headphones to take to the gym, then your better bet will be the Jabra Elite 85h.

Don't take a chance with these

While there are some who were hoping that Bose's latest noise-canceling headphones would be sweat or weather-proof, that's just not the case. The Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are great for just about any other situation, provided that you don't get stuck in a rainstorm.

That's not to say that they won't work fine for those who build up a sweat while doing some housework. However, we do not recommend taking these for a run around the neighborhood, let alone a full workout session at the gym.

A big reason why you may not want to even take a chance on using the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is due to the limitations in Bose's warranty. The company offers a 1-year limited warranty, but this does not cover any water or sweat damage. You'll have to shell out some more cash if the headphones stop working.

Look at the Elite 85h

There are times where you just want over-the-ear headphones regardless of the situation, and Jabra understands that. The company recently launched the Elite 85h wireless headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, 36-hours of battery life, and access to your favorite digital assistant.

Perhaps one of the most intriguing factors is the water-resistant coating that allows for the company to offer a 2-year warranty against dust and water. This makes the Elite 85h a great option for those who want some over-the-ear headphones that you can take to the gym, out for a run, or to relax with some music at the end of the day.

Get the best headphones for your needs

While the Noise Cancelling 700 are great for just about every situation, you won't be able to use them at the gym or if there's a downpour. For those other cases, the Elite 85h are fantastic and will give you up to 36 hours of battery life, while costing $100 less.

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks and tablets

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.