I have trouble keeping up with the amount of wireless headphones that Sony is releasing. So let’s try to simplify. As far as the Sony brand goes, the WH-CH700N is the cheapest pair of noise-cancelling wireless headphones you can get. If $200 is your limit, and noise cancellation is your priority, then keep reading. But if sound is more important to you than noise cancellation, then you should look through some other Sony reviews to get a better deal. That being said, let’s talk turkey in this Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review.
Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
IN the BOX – Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
Sony WH-CH700N headphones
USB charging cable
3.5mm headphones cable
FIT and DESIGN – Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
The fit on the Sony WH-CH700N are one of most comfortable I’ve ever tried. The soft leather ear pads are big and snug enough for great sound isolation. They don’t fold, which is a bummer, but that’s the only downfall I could find in terms of design. And they do swivel flat, which makes them a little more portable. Again, this the first Sony headphone under $200 to offer noise cancelling technology. And the noise cancelling feature can be turned on and off. Pairing with your mobile device is super easy, and all functions can be controlled on the headphone itself. The battery life is impressive, allowing for 35 hours of playback time. It also only takes 10 minutes of charge time for 60 minutes of usage. The WH-CH700 has hands free calling and Voice Assist Function, which is compatible with Google and Siri. The wireless range is a standard 30-40 feet without obstructions. These WH-CH700N also come in black and blue.
SOUND – Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
For wireless headphones, the volume on these puppies is good. The noise cancelling function works well too. The Sony WH-CH700N shows nice clarity and punch, though they’re not incredibly well balanced. Here’s the breakdown.
The bass is enjoyable, but maybe not deep enough for true bass-heads. Still, pop, hip-hop and EDM are fun to listen to because the lows really bounce. They have nice grip, but aren’t too dry. The WH-CH700N probably shines the most in the above genres.
The mids aren’t as emphasized as I’d like. There’s a little hollowness that becomes apparent when listening to rock. The mid range warmth isn’t there. Listening to some rock choruses, I was left feeling dissatisfied and hungry for a burrito. Vocal presence was a little lacking too. Still, the clarity is decent; acoustic guitars showed nice texture and definition.
The highs are well pronounced and show a lot of clarity in this range. I enjoyed listening to classical music. Choirs and strings and woodwinds really come out beautifully in this range, as does percussion.
I listened to some live recordings, and I was pretty impressed, considering these headphones are wireless. It’s not a very wide soundstage, but there was definitely a sense of depth, and the imaging is solid.
SUMMARY – Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
These headphones are great in that they offer pretty good noise cancellation for the price. But if noise cancelling technology isn’t necessary, you can find much better sounding Sony for around this price, like the Sony h.ear on 2 mini wireless. However, if you really need the noise cancelling feature, then the WH-CH700N is quite good value for money.
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SPECIFICATIONS – Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Headphones Review
Driver Unit: 1.57”
Impedance: 22 Ohm; 48 Ohm when connecting via cable with the headphone turned off
Frequency Response: 7Hz-20,000Hz
Bluetooth Frequency Response: 20Hz-20,000Hz
Cord Length: 3.94 feet
Plug: L-shaped stereo mini
Inputs: Micro USB, Stereo mini jack