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Sony WH-CH700N

Over-ear Bluetooth® wireless noise-canceling headphones (Blue)

Item # 158WC700NL

When it comes to on-the-go headphones, Sony always seems to deliver.

When it comes to on-the-go headphones, Sony always seems to deliver.

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Item # 158WC700NL

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About the Sony WH-CH700N

Convenience, comfort, and noise cancellation

When it comes to on-the-go headphones, Sony always seems to deliver. I've auditioned the Sony WH-C700N wireless noise-canceling headphones, and they are no exception. They boast a super-convenient feature set and a relaxed, well-padded fit that works well for travel, commute, and the office. 
Man wearing Sony WH-CH700N headphones on plane

The Sony WH-CH700N headphones play music wirelessly and offer active noise cancellation.

Convenience, comfort, and noise cancellation

When it comes to on-the-go headphones, Sony always seems to deliver. I've auditioned the Sony WH-C700N wireless noise-canceling headphones, and they are no exception. They boast a super-convenient feature set and a relaxed, well-padded fit that works well for travel, commute, and the office. 

Music and podcasts play wirelessly from your phone. And Sony's active noise-canceling circuitry helps knock out external sounds. They succesfully canceled out the constant, low-end rumble of the HVAC system near my desk — so I'm confident they could handle the drone of a plane engine.

Long-lasting battery

You get up to 35 hours of wireless noise-canceling use on fully charged battery. That was good for me — I'm horrible at remembering to recharge my headphones. In the week I tested these headphones, I never had to charge them up. 

Good news if you do run out of juice: 10 minutes of recharging provides enough power for over an hour of listening. In fact, I went "old school" a few times and plugged them into a headphone jack with the included 3.5mm audio cable. 

Pleasant fit and sound

I always dig the way Sony over-ears fit. The WH-CH700N felt lightweight on my head and didn't clamp too tightly against my glasses. Yet they stayed in place no matter how I move my head. I could easily wear them for long periods at a time.

The 40mm drivers offer a spacious, well-rounded sound. For the price, they perform very well. They are particularly strong in the mids and low-end, so expect clear vocals and hard-hitting bass.    

On-ear controls of the Sony WH-CH700N

A dedicated button on the right earcup scrolls through different levels of noise cancellation

Free mobile app for Apple® and Android™ phones

Download the free Sony Headphones Connect app to your phone, and you can customize the sound to suit your listening preferences. Tweak the equalization, sound presets, and more. You can even choose MORE bass. 

Easy earcup controls for music, calls, and noise cancellation

Press a button on the left earcup to choose the appropriate level of noise cancellation for your surroundings. Buttons on the right earcup let you control your music and volume. If a call comes through, simply hit the answer button and talk through the built-in microphone. Your phone can stay in your pocket the whole time.

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Product highlights:

  • closed-back, over-ear design
  • active noise-canceling circuitry to minimize external noise
    • Sony's AINC technology analyzes outside noise and optimizes noise-cancellation
  • Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • aptX™ and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
    • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible Android™ devices
  • 40mm dynamic drivers tuned for deep, tightly controlled bass
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 35 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation
    • 10 minutes of recharging provides enough power for 70 minutes of listening
  • well-padded headband and soft oval earpads for comfort
  • built-in microphone for making calls with a smartphone
  • earcup controls let you answer calls, play/pause music, skip tracks, and control volume
  • free Sony Headphones Connect app for Apple® and Android allows you to adjust sound levels
    • select from sound presets like Outdoor Stage, Club, Hall, or Arena
  • 4-foot detachable cable with 3.5mm miniplug connector for wired use
  • includes USB cable for charging
  • frequency response: 7-20,000 Hz (Bluetooth), 20-20,000 (wired)
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
  • impedance: 22 ohms (when connected via headphone cable with noise-cancellation "on")
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # WHCH700N/L

Fit FactorsSM

  • Relaxed fit
  • Lightweight
  • Good for work/office

What's in the box:

  • Wireless over-ear headphones (blue)
  • 4' Audio cable (straight and right-angled 3.5mm plugs)
  • 20" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • Reference Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited Warranty (US and Canada)

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Features & specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.323" x 3.979"
Noise-canceling Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant Yes
Siri Yes
Connectors
3.5mm Yes
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Specs
Frequency Response 7-20k Hz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance 48 Ohms
Weight 8.2 ounces
Cord Length 48"
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones give you the freedom to listen to your music without wires or distractions from ambient noise. The large 40mm drivers deliver deep bass and a wide frequency range. The headphones include a USB charging cable, and an audio cable for listening when you can't go wireless.

Bluetooth/NFC: The WH-CH700N has Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless listening from your smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth music player. The headphones are compatible with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP profiles, and feature SBC, AAC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs for improved wireless sound quality. For NFC-enabled devices, you can easily pair to the headphones by simply touching the device to the N-mark on the left earcup of the headphones. The Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 30 feet.

DSEE: Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) is used to makes your compressed audio files sound better. When audio files are compressed, much of the high-frequency sounds are lost, making your music sound flat and lifeless. DSEE restores both high-frequency signals and fine fade-out sound, giving your music a more natural and expansive quality.

Artificial Intelligence Noise Cancelation: The headphones are equipped with built-in microphones on the top of the earcup that captures outside noise and sends and equal-but-opposite canceling signal to the unit. You'll be able to hear more of your music and less of the outside distractions. The Sony Headphones Connect app has a Noise Canceling Optimizer that takes into account the shape of your face, whether or not you wear eyeglasses, even the atmospheric pressure, to make the noise Canceling effect even better.

Sony Headphones Connect App: The Sony Headphones Connect app gives you control over the sound of your headphones right on your smartphone or tablet. The app lets you select from available presets for the Surround VPT, such as Arena, Club, Outdoor Stage, and Concert Hall. The 5-band Equalizer lets you manually adjust each frequency band (400, 1k, 2.5k, 6.3k, and 16k) by +/- 10dB, and save the settings in one of two Custom presets. You can also choose from Bright, Excited, Mellow, Relaxed, Vocal, Treble Boost, Bass Boost, and Speech preset EQ curves. The Sony Headphones Connect app is compatible with iOS devices (iOS 10.0 or later) and Android devices (Android 4.4 and up).

Rechargeable Battery: The Sony WH-CH700N over-ear headphones are equipped with a 3.65-volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery to power the Bluetooth and Noise Cancelation functions. The battery fully charges in approximately 7 hours via USB using the included Micro USB cable. With a 10-minute Quick Charge, you can get about 60 minutes of music playback. (See battery life estimates below in Specifications.)

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response:
    • Wired: 7Hz to 20kHz (with or without NC)
    • Wireless: 20Hz to 20kHz (with or without NC)
  • Sensitivity: 97dB/mW (wired, NC on); 98dB/mW (wired, NC off)
  • Impedance: 22Ω (wired, NC on); 48Ω (wired, NC off)
  • Full Charging Time: approx. 7 hours
  • Battery Life (estimated):
    • Music Playback:
      • 35 hours (wireless, NC on)
      • 40 hours (wireless, NC off)
      • 50 hours (wired, NC on)
    • Communications:
      • 35 hours (NC on)
      • 40 hours (NC off)
    • Standby:
      • 35 hours (NC on)
      • 200 hours (NC off)
  • Dimensions:
    • Earcups: Width 3.323" Height 3.979" Depth 1.896"
    • Headband: Width 1.15"
  • Weight: 8.2 ounces (w/o cable)

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12 questions already asked

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USB A X USB?
[ John English  Jan 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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USB micro B is for charging and it also has an aux port
[ Joshua  Jan 27, 2020 ]
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Can I charge Sony's WH-CH700N headphones from a charger plugged into the wall? or am I only allowed to charge them off a computer?
[ Arthur  Dec 25, 2019 ]
2 answers
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I have always charged mine with a wall charger.... never a problem
[ William  Dec 25, 2019 ]
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I only ever charge mine plugged into the wall. It works fine.
[ Siu-Sing  Dec 25, 2019 ]
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Can I use a 2.5 amp wall charger?
[ Will  Dec 13, 2019 ]
4 answers
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The data sheet states a "commercially available USB AC adapter capable of feeding in more than 0.5amps (500ma)" It does not specify a maximum.
[ John  Jan 07, 2020 ]
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No
[ Victor  Jan 06, 2020 ]
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Yes you may. I did that and it charged fine.
[ Martin  Jan 06, 2020 ]
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I would not. But i am not an electronic expert
[ Reaz  Jan 06, 2020 ]
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Will this work with iPhone X?
[ Justin  Oct 19, 2019 ]
4 answers
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Yes, it is a blue tooth device.
[ LUDMILA  Oct 19, 2019 ]
A
I have the iPhone XR the Bluetooth connection works fine.
[ John  Oct 19, 2019 ]
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I don't have the iPhone X, but it worked with my iPhone 8 and it works well with my iPhone 11Pro
[ DAVID  Oct 19, 2019 ]
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Yes should pair with any apple models that have Bluetooth
[ Marlio  Oct 19, 2019 ]
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Will Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Bluetooth Headphones work with a Windows 10 desktop PC without integral Bluetooth but equipped with a TP-Link UB400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter?
[ Strand 3D  Oct 16, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Search google for wh-ch700n pairing and connecting with a computer. You will find a SONY page with instructions.
[ Hector  Oct 29, 2019 ]
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No idea. I bought them as a birthday gift for my son in law
[ TOM  Oct 17, 2019 ]
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Sorry .. I only use mine with bluetooth on my television. Have never tried hooking anything to bluetooth on a PC.
[ William  Oct 16, 2019 ]
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will these headphones work with my LG 65" Class (64.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD OLED TV bluetooth tv?
[ Don  May 31, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Your LG is most likely Bluetooth 5.0, which is backward compatible, so yes.
[ Will  Dec 13, 2019 ]
A
Well it has Bluetooth version 4.1 it should be able to connect to another device with BT 4.1 version or older.
[ Hector  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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Suggest you talk to the Crutchfield group (Techs). Have had great assistance from them... That's why they are my main source when I purchase or upgrade. VC
[ VINCENT  May 31, 2019 ]
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Are these compatible with a LG 4K TV that has bluetooth capability for sound output?
[ Steven  Mar 20, 2019 ]
2 answers
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It works with my UM7300.
[ Will  Dec 13, 2019 ]
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They work fine with my Samsung 4K, bluetooth TV .. That is all I can say. I don't have any access to other TV's with bluetooth but I would think they would work.
[ William  Mar 20, 2019 ]
Q
Is this better than beats studio 3?
[ J  Feb 18, 2019 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Feb 19, 2019 ]  Staff
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Compatible with Apple Watch?
[ Susan  Nov 29, 2018 ]
3 answers
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is compatible with Apple and Android but I don't know about Apple watch.
[ Robin  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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Sorry, I bought as a gift for my son-in-law
[ TOM  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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Sorry, I don't know what an Apple Watch is.
[ Ralph  Nov 30, 2018 ]
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Does this work well on an airplane listening to movies?
[ Jerry  Nov 30, 2019 ]
3 answers
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Hi Jerry, thank you for your question. These headphones will be great for traveling. With the added benefit of noise cancellation, these will be an excellent option to block out any unwanted noise from fellow travelers. Hope this helps!
[ Jess  Dec 11, 2019 ]  Staff
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Won't know until next month when I travel to Egypt
[ warren  Dec 11, 2019 ]
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turn up volume to block out background noise and you will be fine . For the $$$$ this product is a deal.
[ Marlin  Dec 11, 2019 ]
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Will the Sony WH-CH700N work with an Android phone?
[ Barbara  Dec 25, 2018 ]
4 answers
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Yes
[ SHAWN M  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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Not from personal experience, but Sony's website states you can pair your iOS or Android device, "Tune your headphones to your perfect sound with the free Sony | Headphone Connect App for Android from Google Play". I bought this model for use with my wife's iPhone 7. Hope this helps.
[ Michael  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Yes. Works with both apple and android phones.
[ Mark  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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I believe as long as your Android has Bluetooth capabilities it can connect wirelessly. Also a 3.5mm wired connection should work as well.
[ Baily  Dec 25, 2018 ]
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Is this better then the Bose quiet 2?
[ Rene  Mar 22, 2018 ]
2 answers
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There is no Bose Quiet 2. Are you asking about the QuietComfort 25? In any case. If you have your choices narrowed down to 2 or 3 models. I recommend taking advantage of Cruchfield's (and/or other companies) generous return policy and order them all to compare for yourself. While it's pretty easy to make an objective judgement about noise canceling, "quality" of sound and construction will be much more subjective. I wouldn't rely on someone else to make a broad judgement that one pair of headphones is "better" than another. Good luck!
[ Paul  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Apr 02, 2018 ]  Staff
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