Sony Electronics which already is one of the leaders in wireless headphones, is releasing two new headphones in their already amazing catalogue of over-ear headphones. The noise cancelling over ear Sony WH-CH720N and the WH-CH520 a lower end model without active noise cancelling. The Sony WH-CH520 is also available in white. These headphones join one of the world’s most impressive lineups of headphones made by Sony. These include the groundbreaking WH-1000xm4 otherwise known as the Mark 4s and the WH-1000xm5 which is the newer improved version of the WH-1000xm4 over the ear headphones and the WH-CH710n which the new WH-CH720N is a slight upgrade over.
Sony Electronics are constantly trending on the internet. With their innovative and amazing sounding headphones and these two new entries just add to their reputation as a class leader in the wireless headphones industry.
Whether you are looking for a more basic pair of over-ear headphones without noise cancelling like the WH-CH520 or an bit of a higher up model with noise cancelling and ambient sound mode built in like the WH-CH720N, Sony electronics has what you need.
Sony WH-CH520 Design and Battery Life
The Sony WH-CH520 is lightweight and comfortable for all-day and multi-day use. The weight is approximately 147 grams, and the ergonomic earcups make the Sony WH-CH520 comfortable for all day and multi day use. Battery life is rated at up to 50 hours of power. USB Type-C quick charging is included and will give the user approximately 1 1/2 hours battery life of music play back from 3 minutes of charging. Now you’ll have enough power for multi-day trips without needing a charge.
With an adjustable headband, soft earcups for an over ear headphones and super lightweight design, comfort is just around the corner.
Features for Music and Calls
Increase the sound quality of compressed music files with high quality sound through DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) which restores harmonics usually lost during music compression. You can set the taste and sound of your music with the EQ settings on the Sony Headphones Connect app which is available for both Apple and Android smartphones.
Utilizing third party voice assistants like Siri, Alexa are a breeze. The voice assistants can be set on your iPhone or Android device (such as the Samsung Galaxy s23 ultra) to control and listen to different music effects, notifications and more. You can even set alarms and daily reminders.
Utilizing the voice assistants you can use messaging, e-mails and interact with friends and colleagues with e-mails in Outlook or Microsoft Teams collaborations.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) restores the harmonics and liveliness lost during typical music compression, for a more authentic performance. You can even tailor music to your own taste with EQ settings on the Sony | Headphones Connect app, for a personalized listening experience.
Bluetooth 5.2 technology with a great range of approximately 30 feet is included which allows for seamless integration with your devices.
Sony WH-CH720N Design and Battery Life
The Sony WH-CH720N comes with an integrated processor V1 chip. Enjoy natural vocals, crystal clear sound and balanced tuning with the processor chip and DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine).
This is Sony’s lightest Wireless Noise-canceling headband ever providing all day comfort. Weighing at approximately 192 grams.
The Sony WH-CH720N is an over-ear wireless headphone and not an on-ear wireless headphone. Many people may find this more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.
Up to 35-hours of battery life with noise cancelling on and up to 50 hours of playback with noise cancelling off. With quick charging built in, and 1 hour of playback with just a 3 minutes charge, make for ease of use without constantly having to look for a charger.
USB-C charging port included.
Crystal clear hands-free calling and voice assistant compatibility with Alexa built in and with Siri and Google Assistant with Precise Voice Pickup technology.
Multipoint connection allows you to quickly switch between two devices at once. Many competitors do not offer multipoint connection at this price point.
Features for Music and Calls
Adjustable Ambient Sound mode tailors the sound to suit the environment you are in. Like the Sony WH-CH520 DSEE, the Sony WH-CH720N can be found with (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine).
The amazing noise cancelling of these headphones do not utilize ANC which is found in some earbuds but they extremely diminish background noise when noise cancelling is activated.
Tailored sound of your music with the EQ settings on the Sony Headphones Connect app which is available for both Apple and Android smartphones is an absolute joy.
Exceptional call quality especially at a great price point. The call quality will shine through even when noise cancelling is activated giving you a huge reduction in ambient noise. When getting noise cancelling headphones, these are must haves.
With two microphones in each earcup and Dual Noise Sensor technology to isolate and stop ambient sound, you can block outside noise easily in many different environments from walking down the street to sitting in a busy coffee shop.
If you chose Ambient Sound mode versus Noise Cancelling, the WH-CH720N headphones can capture more of the ambient sound around you thanks to the mics, so you can enjoy a natural listening experience. In addition the fantastic Sony Headphones Connect app allows you to adjust the ambient sound in 20 levels, or use the Focus on Voice setting to chat without removing your headphones.
Amazing noise cancelling offering tremendous noise reduction so your call quality and music listening experience will be top notch.
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing. The over ear headphones then adjust the ambient sound for the best listening experience. The Sony WH-CH520 even recognizes different locations that you frequently visit, for example your office, the gym, or a even a favorite restaurant, and switches the sound modes that suit the situation.
Precise Voice Pickup Technology utilizes beamforming microphones to allow WH-CH720N headphones to pick up voices clearly and accurately for hands-free calls.
Which One is Right for You
Both of these new Sony headphones are available for purchase as of March of 2023. So which pair of these great on-ear wireless headphones is right for me?
Are you looking for a budget friendly pair of amazing over-ear headphones that don’t require noise cancelling? If you want great call quality, the benefits of wonderful audio quality further enhanced by the Sony Headphones Connect app then the Sony WH-CH520 is the right pair for you.
If you are looking to spend some more on an investment like a great pair of noise cancelling over-ear headphones, without breaking the bank, than the Sony WH-CH720N over ear is the perfect pair for you. These are a great alternative to traditional noise cancelling ear buds and can provide noise cancellation and an ambient sound mode that can rival competitors. At the price point set for these headphones you are sure to enjoy all of the features like great call quality and lifelike music.
Once again Sony Electronics has proven they are an industry leading company in the wireless headphone market. We highly recommend you take a look at both of these amazing options.
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