- The Sony WH-CH720N headphones were recently launched in India as a mid-range wireless headphone option with noise-cancelling capabilities.
- These are currently available in three colour options: White, Black and Blue.
- The headphones feature Bluetooth connectivity, touch controls, and up to 35 hours of battery life.
- They also include advanced noise-cancelling technology with two different modes and adaptive sound control for a personalized listening experience.
- In this review, we are taking a closer look at the product, its features, hands-on experience and pros & cons.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone, the recently launched over-the-ear wireless headset, promises high-quality sound with a rather effective Noise Canceling technology.
With a built-in microphone for hands-free calling and voice commands with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, these are perfect for professional and personal use.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone price in India is Rs. 9,990 and it is currently available in Blue, Black and White colour variants.
The Dual Noise Sensor technology and an Integrated Processor V1 take Noise Cancelling to the next level. The Integrated Processor V1 and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) produce a high-quality sound providing natural vocals, crystal-clear sound and balanced tuning.
These are perfect headsets to immerse yourself in the music. The ergonomically designed headphones are lightweight and comfortable. Moreover, Sony claims up to 35 hours of battery life with Noise Cancelling on.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone also offers improved voice technology for better calls. The precise voice pickup technology, a beamforming mic, and wind noise reduction structure give a clear and natural conversation throughout the call.
For connectivity convenience, these headphones come with the feature of a multi-point connection feature and can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
In this blog, we are taking a closer look at the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone in our in-depth hands-on review. However, before we get to the details Sony WH-CH720N Headphone review, let’s take a quick look at the key features and pros & cons based on the first glance at the product.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Key Features
- Lightest Wireless Noise-canceling headband
- Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 for the noise cancelling to immerse yourself in the music fully
- Ergonomically designed – Super comfortable and lightweight design
- Adjustable Ambient Sound mode
- Adaptive Sound control features tailors sound to suit the environment
- Up to 35-hour battery life with quick charging (3 min charge for up to 1 hour of playback)
- High sound quality
- Well-balanced sound tuning
- Crystal clear hands-free calling and voice assistant with Precise Voice Pickup technology
- Multi-point connection for quick switch between two devices at once
- Boost compressed music files and enjoy streaming music with high-quality sound through DSEE.
- Alexa enabled voice access to music, information, and more. Activate with a simple touch.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Pros and Cons
|● Good sound profile
● Good build quality
● Multipoint support
● Decent ANC
● Sleek and stylish design
● Long battery life and quick charging time
● Voice assistant support
● Easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing
|● Lacks depth in the bass
● No auto-off feature when not in use
● Ear cups may not fit all head sizes comfortably
● No carry case included
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Unboxing
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone comes in a premium white packaging box that neatly details all significant features at the back with product branding on the top.
When you pull the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone out of its rather eco-friendly packaging which has no plastics whatsoever, you’ll find a rather smartly designed headphone.
Inside the pack, the headphones come nicely packed in a soft white cloth cover. Along with the headphones, you get a USB Type-C charging cable, a 3.5-mm audio cable and some essential paperwork.
We had the white colour variant for the review, which gives off an extremely premium feel and comes in a nice finish.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Design
The 720N ear cups are protected by a smooth urethane shell. The previous Sony model had a gritty textured finish which some users complained about. Sony has added a few nice touches to the design departments.
For example, the metal headband has a coloured matching strip protecting the metal which helps it from rattling and keeps the extension nice and strong.
The headphone also comes with headrest cushions for ultimate comfort. When you twist and pull these apart you won’t notice any cracking or creaking noises so it is safe to say they’re well built in that respect.
The buttons on the ear cups are of a tactile and clicky variety. They consist of the volume up, volume down, and play & pause. Moreover, a long push on the Play/Pause button can wake your AI on whatever device you’re using. It supports Siri, Google Assistant and even Bixby. So this means you can control the Sony WH-CH720N easily with just your voice.
There’s also the noise cancelling button that toggles between noise cancelling and ambient awareness which allows the exterior sound to pass through.
On the other ear cup, we have the analogue input and it is an audio jack provided in the box. There’s also a USBC port for fast charging and of course the power button. Interestingly, if you tap the power button it will trigger the headphones to tell you how much power is left.
Also, if you want to put the headphones into pairing mode, a long push and hold on the power button will facilitate that.
Another design improvement has been added keeping inclusivity in mind. While there are markings on the inside to indicate the left and right ear cups, Sony has also added a raised Braille dot on the left ear cup where your thumb would rest if you don’t want to use your eyes.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Sound Quality
The Sony WH-CH720N headphones offer exceptional sound quality with deep bass, clear midrange, and crisp treble. These headphones are equipped with 30mm drivers that deliver powerful and dynamic audio. Whether you’re listening to music, watching videos, or taking calls, the sound quality is consistently high and immersive.
Sony has also incorporated the Integrated Processor V1 and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) for producing “high-quality sound exactly as the artists intended.”
In addition, the advanced noise-cancelling technology of the WH-CH720N headphones ensures that external noise is effectively blocked out, allowing you to focus on your audio content without distraction. This feature is especially useful for people who work or study in noisy environments, or for those who simply want to enjoy their music without any external interference.
The headphones also support a range of audio codecs, including SBC, AAC, and aptX, which ensures high-quality wireless audio streaming. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable, and there’s no lag or delay when watching videos or playing games.
Furthermore, the Sony Headphones Connect app allows you to customize the sound settings to your preference, with EQ presets and manual adjustments available. This feature enables you to tailor the audio to your specific listening preferences and make the most out of your headphones.
One thing that anyone who is investing in premium headphones needs to know, which is something any experienced audio expert will also tell you, is that you need to run speakers and drivers in for 40 hours before they peak. This is what’s known as the burn-in process. It loosens the diaphragm on the drivers.
Out of the box, the flat EQ profile is good in particular the high-frequency range and the base output is quite substantial. We did find initially that the mid-range sounded a little bit muddy but after the burn-in process, the over 40 hours of playing Lo-Fi girls live stream on YouTube, the mid-range has improved significantly.
Now, with the EQ options from our tests and experimenting with all the different audio genres and presets within the app, the best EQ by far for modern types of music is the excited EQ. It makes the bass a bit more bouncy but it keeps the clarity nice and crisp but not too sharp.
For the more classic styles of music that involve traditional instruments and powerful vocals, the bright EQ offers the most balanced sound signature.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Noise Cancelling Feature
The Sony WH-CH720N headphones are equipped with advanced noise-cancelling technology that effectively blocks out external noise, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your audio content. The headphones offer two different noise-cancelling modes: Ambient Sound mode and Noise Canceling mode.
Ambient Sound mode lets you hear external sounds while you’re wearing the headphones, which is useful if you need to stay aware of your surroundings. This mode is ideal for use in public places or when you’re travelling.
The headphones also have an Adaptive Sound Control feature that adjusts the level of noise-cancelling based on your surroundings. This feature is especially useful if you’re moving between different environments, as it ensures that the noise-cancelling is always optimized for your surroundings.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Battery
Let’s talk about power. We are sure you would approve of the 50-hour battery life on the 720N. Yes, 50! And that’s with noise cancelling off because with noise cancelling on, the battery life adds up to about 35 hours.
So, do you realize what this means? This means, just 10 per cent of the battery in these Sony headphones can give you 3.5 hours of playback and Sony say just 3 minutes of charge can give you up to 1 hour of playback. Sony also claims that Sony WH-CH720N Headphones can go from 0 to 100 per cent in around 3.5 hours of charging time.
We ran some ground tests on the Sony WH-CH720N and tried to get it to the last phase of the battery with the indicator blinking red. To achieve this, we had to leave these playing at 100 with ANC on all of the night and some of the day. So, more than 20 hours easily.
One of the nice things about these headphones is even if you’re in this circumstance where headphones are out of power and let’s say you’ve got no way to charge them, you still have the option to use the headphone jack, which some experts would say sounds batter than the wireless setting.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone User Experience
The Sony WH-CH720N headphones offer a user experience that is both intuitive and customizable.
First of all, the headphones are wireless, which means you can move around freely and not worry about getting tangled up in cords. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable and quick to set up, and the headphones have a range of up to 30 feet.
The battery life is also impressive, with up to 35 hours of playback time on a single charge.
In addition, the headphones offer advanced noise-cancelling technology, which is incredibly effective at blocking out external noise. You can switch between two different noise-cancelling modes depending on your environment, and you can also adjust the level of noise-cancelling using the Sony Headphones Connect app.
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Verdict
Sony as a brand is well aware of what it takes to make good-quality wireless headphones. The fundamental formula when it comes to over-the-ear headphones consists of four parts – good sound, comfortable design, ideal battery life and some extra features to flaunt.
A bonus would be a good active noise cancelling feature and to be able to deliver all of this under 10K (which is the launch price) is impressive. Overall, we do believe Sony has delivered on all those fronts.
The Sony WH-CH720N headphones offer an exceptional listening experience with high-quality sound and advanced noise-cancelling technology, making them an excellent choice for music lovers and audio enthusiasts alike.
Reason to Buy Sony WH-CH720N headphones
- Balanced Sound Signature
- Ideal for travel and long flights
- Ideal for the workplace
- Ideal for taking calls
- Bluetooth with SBC & ACC
- Active Noice Cancellation
- Up to 50-hour battery life
- Multi-point connection
- 1 Year Warranty
Sony WH-CH720N Headphone Price and Availability
The Sony WH-CH720N headphones price in India at Rs 9,999, making them an affordable yet high-quality option for those looking for wireless headphones with noise-cancelling capabilities.
They are widely available at major retailers and online stores, including Amazon, Flipkart and the official Sony website.
The headphones are available in three colour options: black, white and blue. All variants offer the same features and specifications, including Bluetooth connectivity, up to 35 hours of battery life, and advanced noise-cancelling technology.
SONY WH-CH720N KEY SPECIFICATIONS
|Box Contents||Headphones, USB Type-C charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable|
|Open or closed back||Closed Back|
|Fit||Over the head|
|Max frequency response||20000 Hz|
|Min frequency response||7 Hz|
|Driver type||Dynamic Driver|
|Colours||Black, Blue, White|
|Call control||Answer / End|
|Music control||Volume Control|
|Bluetooth features||Auto Pairing|
|Playback time||35 Hours|
|Charging time||3.5 Hours|
|Compatible Models||Mobile Phone, PC, Tablet|
Q1. What is the warranty period of the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone and how do I claim the warranty?
Answer. The warranty period on all Sony products including the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone is 1 year from the date of purchase. In order to claim the warranty, please visit the Sony warranty page on https://help.headphonezone.in/support/solutions/articles/6000198325-sony-warranty-claim-service-in-india The 1 Year warranty from Sony that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer’s warranty.
Q2. Where can the firmware be downloaded from?
Answer. You can use below link to download firmware – https://www.sony.co.in/electronics/support/wireless-headphones-bluetooth-headphones/wh-ch720n/downloads
Q3. How much time does it take to the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone?
Answer. As per the claims made by the brand, it takes approx 3.5 hours to fully the Sony WH-CH720N Headphone.
Q4. Are the Sony WH-CH720N Headphones compatible with Sony | Headphone Connect App?
Answer. Yes, the Sony WH-CH720N Headphones are compatible with Sony | Headphone Connect App. You can download the app from below links –
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sony.songpal.mdr&hl=en&gl=US
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sony-headphones-connect/id1168502924
Q5. How is the natural ambient sound & adaptive sound control ideal for listening?
Answer. In Ambient Sound mode, the WH-CH720N headphones capture more ambient sound around you thanks to the feedforward and feedback mics, so you can enjoy a natural listening experience while staying connected to your environment. Plus, the 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.
Adaptive Sound Control is a smart function that senses where you are and what you’re doing, then adjusts ambient sound settings for the ideal listening experience. It even recognises locations you frequently visit, such as your workplace, the gym, or a favourite café, and switches the sound modes that suit the situation.
Q6. How to pair your Sony WH-CH720N headphones with another device?
Answer. Follow the 2 steps to pair with the headphones:
Step 1 – Enter the headphones into pairing mode
Step 2 – Operate a device and complete the pairing
Q7. What are some features of Sony WH-CH720N headphones?
Answer. The over-ear headphones are lightweight and contribute towards a sustainable environment as no plastic has been used in their packaging. They feature 30mm drivers and Sony’s signature Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), which keeps the high-quality elements of a song even when compressed. The audio-tuning by Sony ensures a balanced output and the V1 chip further reduces distortion. The DSEE Ultimate upscaling is available for both downloaded and Wi-Fi-streamed songs.
Q8. Are Sony WH-CH720N headphones waterproof?
Answer. The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged in water.
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