Sony WH-XB900N | Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review


Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review:- The Sony WH-1000XM3 and Bose QC35ii are wide considered the gold normal for wireless noise cancelling headphones, however each these models value run over Rs. 20,000 in India.

Cheaper headsets do exist, providing similar options and good sound quality, however there’s a substantial distinction in performance as you come backdown the worth ladder. Sony hopes to alter that with its latest product, the Sony WH-XB900N.

There’s a lot on offer here, including most of the features seen on the Sony WH-1000XM3 at a lower price, along with more premium bass. Can all of this make the Sony WH-XB900N an acceptable and more affordable alternative to the WH-1000XM3? Just Check out their review.

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony WH-XB900N

Sony WH-XB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones Designing

  • The Sony WH-XB900N features a mainly plastic exterior, and is roughly a similar form and size because the WH-1000XM3; the variations are mostly within thetexture and colours. The lower elements of the headband and also the ear cups have a similar color and texture.
  • The higher part of the headband has foam padding on the undersurface, that is comparable to the foam padding round the ear cups. The color of the padding is nearlya similar as that of the plastic elements.
  • There are two buttons on the headset — one for power, and a second button that can be customised to either control the active noise cancellation .
  • The Sony WH-XB900N also have a USB Type-C port for charging and a 3.5mm socket for wired connectivity.
  • The Sony WH-XB900N is an extremely comfortable pair of headphones. We were able to use the WH-XB900N for many hours at a stretch without feeling any discomfort.

Sony WH-XB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones Sound Quality

The Sony WH-XB900N has similarly good technical specifications, supports advanced Bluetooth codecs.

Having Amazing sound quality

While wired connectivity is a great thing to have, the Sony WH-XB900N is meant to be used wirelessly. Regardless of which of our devices we used, the Sony WH-XB900N sounded excellent.

When used wirelessly with the iPad mini and the AAC Bluetooth codec, the headphones sounded decent enough. However, the best performance was when the WH-XB900N headphones were connected to the OnePlus 7 Pro, with the LDAC or aptX HD codecs enabled.

Sony WH-XB900N Active noise cancellation

Sony WH-XB900N

The Sony WH-XB900N features active noise cancellation, but the actual implementation is a bit simpler than what the Sony WH-1000XM3 offers.

While the more premium pair of headphones lets you improve noise cancellation by adjusting parameters such as atmospheric pressure optimisation and customise the effect based on your head size, hair, and other factors.

Quick Review of Sony WH-XB900N active noise cancellation

Price: Rs. 16,990


  • Technically advanced, with excellent Bluetooth codec support
  • Aggressive yet refined bass
  • Detailed and composed sound, good tuning
  • Comfortable
  • Very good battery life
  • Good app


  • Noise isolation isn’t ideal
  • Bluetooth 4.2 instead of Bluetooth 5.0
  • Connection stability issues with 990kbps LDAC
  • Powerful bass can cause listener fatigue

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Design/ comfort: 4
  • Audio quality: 4.5
  • Battery life: 4.5
  • Value for money: 4.5
  • Overall: 4.5
Antra Koul
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