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Sony WH-CH700N

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

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Overview

Our take on the Sony WH-CH700N

Convenience, comfort, and noise cancellation

When it comes to on-the-go headphones, Sony usually delivers. I always enjoy the company's relaxed, well-padded fit when traveling. And these WH-CH700N 'phones feature both Bluetooth and active noise cancellation to make your trip even easier. Music plays wirelessly from your phone, and a full battery charge gives you up to 35 hours of listening.  Press an on-ear button and the headphones choose the appropriate level of noise cancellation for your surroundings. 

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

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)
Reviews

Sony WH-CH700N Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Very Good, Unless Noise Cancelling is Important to You.

Paul from Rio Rancho, NM on 3/29/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would likely have rated these a little higher had I not simultaneously tried/compared them with Sony WH-1000MX2 and Sennheiser PXC 550. My thinking was that I don't really need the extra bells and whistles of the 1000MX2's and 550's. So if the sound was decent and the noise cancelling was at least close to the pricier units, I might opt to save $100. The CH770N's sound good. In fact I struggled to decided which set I liked best sound-wise, though the 770's are a bit bright. However, the noise canceling isn't even on the same planet as the other two. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the 770's in active mode struggled to compare with the 1000MX2's in passive mode (noise cancelling off)! If not for the huge disparity in noise cancelling effectiveness, I would have gone with these. They're comfortable, even over several hours. They sound good. Build quality seems good and comparable to the Sennheiser's, but neither are in the same league as the 1000MX2's. So if noise cancelling is important, I'd recommend scraping up the extra $$$.

Pros: Good sound Well designed (Functionally and Ergonomically) Comfortable even over several hours

Cons: Noise cancelling? What noise cancelling? Expensive considering the poor noise cancelling. Look and feel a little cheaper than I expected given the price.

Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 3.323" x 3.979"
Noise-canceling Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 7-20k Hz
Sensitivity 98 / 97 dB
Impedance 22 / 48 Ohms
Weight 8.2 ounces
Cord Length 48"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage No
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

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 with 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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Q & A

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advisor's recommendation [ TOM  Mar 27, 2018 ]
Value for the money in the purchase of wireless bluetooth over ear headphones and Sony quality expectations. Already own Bose soundlink non noise canceling on ear set, very pleased with Bose but budget can't justify $350 for Bose QC II saving $150 for this comparable unit [ JOHN  Mar 25, 2018 ]

1 question already asked

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 ]
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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