Sony is about to launch a new pair of mid-range headphones, the WH-CH720N, which will feature high-quality sound and active noise cancellation (ANC) at a price well below the flagship model. The new on-ear headphones borrow some technology from the $400 Sony WH-1000XM5, including the V1 chip.
The new WH-CH720N boasts a battery life of up to 35 hours with ANC enabled and supports Sony Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), which can improve the sound quality of compressed music files on services such as Spotify or Apple Music. The headphones also offer multi-point connectivity and two microphones in each earcup, which together provide 20 levels of noise cancellation/surround sound. Users can customize their headphone settings using the Sony Headphones Connect app.
Sony has a proven track record with mid-range headphones, usually borrowing features from its premium models while keeping the price low. While the WH-CH720N doesn’t get as good noise cancellation as more expensive counterparts, the V1 chip should still deliver impressive ANC performance at its $150 price tag. Headphones will be available in black, blue and white colors. Will be out this spring.
In addition to the WH-CH720N, Sony also announced a new pair of WH-CH520 entry-level on-ear headphones that offer up to 50 hours of battery life, albeit without noise cancellation. The WH-CH520 headphones will also feature DSEE and multipoint connectivity and will be released this spring in black, blue and white at an affordable $60 price.