Sony WH-CH700N Review : Active Noise Cancelling in Budget

sony wh-ch700n review

Our Verdict77

An overall Sony WH-CH700N review would suggest that it is definitely value for money if you are looking for wireless headphones which are great in terms of sound, calls, voice assistant support, and massive battery life. The in-box accessories also include a 3.5 mm audio cable which makes it quite versatile across devices. However, the disappointing noise cancellation capacity has led us down; it may also depend on your ear size and fit. Anyhow, this still won’t make a huge difference. Therefore, if you are often in noisy surroundings and you need good sound isolation you may go for other rivals. If this is not a big issue for you, then these Sony headphones are one of the best deals in the market.

For

  • Good audio profile
  • Graphic EQ
  • Voice assistant support
  • Lightweight
  • Huge battery life
  • Versatile

Against

  • Plastic doesn\\\\\\\'t feel very sturdy
  • Poor noise cancellation
  • Underwhelming bass
  • Not so comfortable

Sony is a shining star in the market of electronic devices with headphones being one of their fortes. No doubt the Sony WH-CH700N lives up to the name and is one of the finest noise-canceling headphones which are wireless too. For a seamless hands-free experience, the headphones also offer voice assistant support like Google Assistant and Siri.

While you get good sound quality and great battery life, these headphones are quite easy to travel with. However, the best part is you won’t be spending a hefty amount on this package. Yes! This marvelous pair of headphones is one of the best budget deals. Here is a detailed, unbiased Sony WH-CH700N Review for a better insight into this Headset.

Sony WH-CH700N Key Features

Style On-Ear
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1
Drivers 40mm neodynamic
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity 97 dB at 1 kHz (Active) 98 dB at 1 kHz (Passive)
Impedance 22 ohms
Noise-cancelling Yes
Battery life 35 hours
Weight 240.98 grams

Sound Quality

Rating: Rating:
Audio Clarity
Excellent
Bass & Tone
Good
Gaming Sound Enhancement
Good
Frequency Response (Hz)
20-20000
Noise Cancellation
Yes
Surround Sound (7.1)
No

With powerful 40 mm neodynamic drivers, the headphones deliver great sound quality. The audio profile is neutral with a good tonal balance as well. This means you won’t get the super crisp and punchy bass but it still good for regular audiophiles. The overall bass emphasis is average but doesn’t make the music sound too flat or boring. While low frequencies may sound a bit underwhelming, the headphones perform quite well in mid-range and high range minus the booming bass effect. This audio profile makes the vocals sound crystal clear.

Also, these headphones offer a noise-canceling feature that can be easily enabled and disabled through a dedicated button on the right earcup. The feature blocks most of the ambient noises but it is not that great. Also, there is no virtual sound support, however, that’s too much to ask at this price point. The headphones sound awesome for those who are more into vocal-heavy genres. Whereas, for electronic or pop/rock lovers, the audio may be a bit underwhelming. Overall, the sound quality is decent enough for the daily music listening experience.

Microphone

Rating: Rating:
Available
Yes
Voice Clarity & Compression
Good
Sound Isolation
No
Detachable
No
Mute Button
Yes

The impressive voice assistant support is possible through the integrated microphone on the headset. Apart from this, the microphone does quite a good job while receiving calls. The voice clarity is good, there is nothing remarkable about it. You won’t face any difficulty in hearing the person on the other side and vice versa.

Design

Rating: Rating:
Look & Shape
Good
Colour
Black, blue, grey
Material
Plastic
Headphone type
On-Ear Headphones
Earpads Replaceable
Yes
Earpads Material
Foam
Durability
Good

The Sony WH-CH700N carries a prime sleek look which most Sony headphones possess. The headphones come in an all-plastic body with a slight shimmery appeal on the earcups. Currently, the pair of headphones are available in three colors, namely black, blue and grey. The ear cups themselves are foldable and have oval-shaped cushions but are not so comfortable. This is mainly due to the less thickness of the ear pads which doesn’t prevent the driver grill from rubbing the outer ear. Therefore, the Sony WH-CH700N isn’t as comfortable as we expected them to be. 

The control buttons are housed on both the earcups with volume rockers being on the left cup and the noise-canceling button and power button on the right. The right ear cup also comes with a MICRO USB port and a 3.5 mm jack port. Also, the headphones are quite sturdy and lightweight, weighing just 240 grams.

Compatibility

Compatible Devices
Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Smartphones
Plug & Play
Yes

The headset supports both wired and wireless connections and is compatible with most devices including Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, Smartphones. The audio cable available with the headset is a 3.5 mm jack cable which enables the plug and play action across devices.

Connectivity

Rating: Rating:
Wireless
Yes
Length/Range(m)
9.1
Type of Jack
3.5 mm mini-jack
Playtime(hours)
35
Charging time (min)
420

The headphones can be connected through both wired and wireless connections. It supports Bluetooth 4.1 which offers a seamless music experience. Sony claims the headphones have a whopping battery life of about 40 hours on a full charge with active noise cancellation on. Surprisingly, the WH-CH700N is indeed the cream of the crop when it comes to battery life. The headphones had a real-life playtime which was close enough to the claimed one. Sadly, the headphones don’t come with fast charging support and need an insane 6 hours to charge fully! However, with a 10-minute charge, you can use them for 1 hour easily. 

Control & Comfort

Rating: Rating:
Comfortable to Use for Long Hours
No
Volume Wheel
No
Earpads Memory Foam
Yes

The Sony headphones can be connected through both wired and wireless connections. The sound is clearly better with higher resolution audio files. The Bluetooth pairing is fast and easy and is indicated by a small LED which gets lit up when paired. 

Coming to the array of buttons, you also get a skip/rewind button too along with classic power, volume buttons. Interestingly, the wireless connectivity also supports your favorite voice assistants like Google, Alexa, or Siri. You will be able to enjoy your text being read aloud while you are meters away or even in another room. Thanks to its broad connectivity range of about 9 meters! Even when you are out of juice, you can use the audio cables provided in the box to listen to music.

Warranty & Support

Rating: Rating:
Headphones
1 year
Wire
1 year

The headphones are supported with a 1-year manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use these with Ubuntu?

These Sony WH-CH700N are guaranteed to work only on Windows or MAC operating systems respectively.

2. What is the manufacturer’s warranty?

It comes with 1-yr limited warranty.

3. How are these headphones for watching action movies?

They sound great for watching TV, movies and listening to music.

4. Do these headphones have noise-canceling?

Yes, you can turn on/off the ANC feature with the dedicated button on the headphones.

5. How can I turn off Alexa?

Press the NC button to use Amazon Alexa then press once to cancel the voice command.

6. Does it connect to MacBook air via Bluetooth?

Turn off your headphone. Then turn it on again but long-press the power button. This will trigger pairing mode on the headphone. Release the power button and the headphone has already been paired. You’ll have to do this on all devices while connecting the first time

About Nikita Swargiary

Hi, I’m Nikita from Delhi, India. I am a content writer and a Tech enthusiast who acquires good knowledge of an array of gadgets and devices. I am working on writing technical reviews on products that all of us rely on in our daily lives. I aim towards quality content and unbiased reviews to come up with a reliable platform for all. Nevertheless, I am willing to explore beyond my comprehension and looking forward to embarking on entrepreneurial marketing.

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