Sony WH-H900N Review

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The Sony WH-H900N is packed with cool features including noise cancellation, booming sound quality and good battery life. However, is it worth your money? That is what we are here for.


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If there is anything that the WH-H900N is best at, it is the abundance in features. Just take a look at how many it includes:

High-resolution audio lets you experience digital music in a heightened experience as long as you are connected via a cable. It uses an enhanced integration for crisp and clear audio quality.

It uses a transmission called LDAC: a Sony-exclusive audio technically which, according to the official page, is Unlike other Bluetooth compatible coding technologies such as SBC, it operates without any down-conversion of the Hi-Res Audio content*1, and allows approximately three times more data*2 than those other technologies to be transmitted over a Bluetooth wireless network with unprecedented sound quality, by means of efficient coding and optimized packetization.

Noise cancelling is also added to the earphones in order for you to enjoy audio without the worries of background noises whether you are inside a public library or in a crowded train. Basically it blocks low-frequency noises outside the earphones, making your listening sessions more enjoyable.

If you need a quick call or someone is calling you, the headphones include a hands-free calling mode with just one touch.

Another unique feature found in the WH-H900N is the music controls via touch sensors. This feature makes the whole headphone design look quite minimalist and “cleaner”, giving it a futuristic vibe. You can do this by tapping or swiping the ear cups, which makes it more convenient to do than memorizing where the Play, Rewind, Forward and Stop buttons are located.

Its battery life lasts up to 28 to 30 hours. You may either charge it with the battery pack included in the box or use separate alkaline batteries instead.

The earpads themselves are very comfortable, resulting in a pillow-like feel on your ears.


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The WH series is Sony’s most stylish headphones in their product line, and the WH-H900N is one of their most fashionable ones. There are no buttons found on the headphones since it utilizes touch sensors rather than a separate control panel. This gives the headphones a very minimalist and chic design that looks like it came straight out of a sci-fi film.

The earpads are quite large – much larger compared to other earphones within its price range. Whether this is good or bad for you, this is quite a plus for headphone designs, especially if you are the type that prefers style over substance.

You can choose between 6 colors but we will leave the palette reference up to you.


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In all honesty, it is a double-edged sword. On one hand, the ear pads themselves are very fluffy to the ears that feels oddly satisfying when you touch it. On the other hand, the frame is very stiff, which results in clamping in between your head. That causes a bit of compression in between your ears but if you are used to it, then this is no problem. But if that happens, you should just readjust the angles of the pads and everything will be fine since it’s really just a minor issue.

Noise Cancellation 

While it does pride itself as feature-heavy, the WH-H900N’s noise cancellation is just fair. Not too effective yet not to unreliable either. It’s just… okay. Well, it does work better on quieter areas but highly-crowded locations may test how much the headphones can cancel.

Sound Quality 

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But, while the WH-H900N noise cancellation feature may just be fairly decent, its sound quality and performance is spectacular. The bass is consistent, the treble is on par, the mid-range is very well-balanced. Its low frequency is good on its own but the high frequency sound will solely depend on the music you select.

For its price, it is quite impressive, especially if you compare it to its rivaling headphones from other brands today.

Battery Life 

One of the best perks of the WH-H900N is definitely the battery life. This pair of headphones can last up to 28 to 30 hours straight (with noise-cancelling), making roadtrips and commuting all the more tolerable. But if you don’t mind deactivating noise-cancelling, the WH-H900N can last up to exactly 48 hours.

The charging time is fairly quick of around 30 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes, but you also have the option to use disposable batteries too.


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In summary, the WH-H900N is an excellent pair of headphones especially for one that costs less than $200. It may not be the most exemplary audiophile headphones right now, but if you like a no-fuss mid-range headphones that makes every travel and commuting sweeter, it is definitely a great deal.

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