50points

Sony WH-CH520

72points

Sony WH-CH720N

Comparison winner
Sony WH-CH720N
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50 facts in comparison

Sony WH-CH520 vs Sony WH-CH720N

Sony WH-CH520
Sony WH-CH720N

Why is Sony WH-CH520 better than Sony WH-CH720N?

  • 45g lighter
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    147gvs192g

Why is Sony WH-CH720N better than Sony WH-CH520?

  • Has active noise cancellation (ANC)
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  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
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  • Has a mute function
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  • Has ambient sound mode
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  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Price comparison

Sony WH-CH520

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User reviews

Overall rating

Sony WH-CH520
8.0
2 User reviews
Sony WH-CH520
8.0/10
2 User reviews
Sony WH-CH720N
10.0
1 User reviews
Sony WH-CH720N
10.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.0/10
2 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

9.5/10
2 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

9.0/10
2 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Comfort

9.0/10
2 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Noise isolation

6.5/10
2 votes
10.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Hamza

Hamza

25 days ago

8 / 10

One of the best in under 60€ tier

Hamza

Hamza

25 days ago

8 / 10

I recently bought these headphones and have used them for a few weeks, they're far more comfortable than my previous headphones that I bought at a similar price because they fit without putting pressure on your ears and are wearable with glasses because of the padding. They also provide great sound quality for Bluetooth headphones but you can't use them with an aux cable so Bluetooth is your only option.

Pros

  • Comfortable ear pads
  • Equaliser app
  • 360 audio on some apps
  • 1.5 hrs for 3 mins charging

Cons

  • Bluetooth only
1 users found this helpful
Carlos

Carlos

2 months ago

8 / 10

The sound is awesome

Carlos

Carlos

2 months ago

8 / 10

The sound is awesome. The battery life is awesome. The noise cancellation was terrible. I was in my home, there was noise in the street, the noise cancellation focused on the noise from the street and lowered my voice to almost nothing. The Bluetooth had trouble a couple of times for a stable connection but it does something automatically to force connect and everything is good.

Pros

  • Sound quality
  • Comfort
  • Battery life
  • Muti device connection

Cons

  • Noise cancellation
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Design

Fit

Over-ear

Over-ear

The fit of the headphones.
weight

147g

192g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
has a detachable cable
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

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The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
can be folded
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Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
has a tangle free cable
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
travel bag is included
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The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has an open-back design
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The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.
is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Sound quality

has active noise cancellation (ANC)
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
impedance

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony WH-CH520)

31 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
sound pressure level

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99dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
has a neodymium magnet
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
has passive noise reduction
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The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

Power

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
charge time

3h

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Has USB Type-C
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The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
has a battery level indicator
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has wireless charging
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Wireless

Wireless & wired

The connectivity type of the headphones.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
has aptX Adaptive
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aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Low Latency
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
aptX Low Latency is a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag (e.g. when playing games).
has aptX HD
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Lossless
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
has AAC
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
AAC is a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.

Features

has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–Sony WH-CH520
βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
has ambient sound mode
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
Ambient sound mode uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re jogging but still want to be able to hear traffic.
has in/on-ear detection
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
Sensors can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused, saving battery life.
number of microphones

1

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a mute function
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
control panel placed on a device
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
can be used as a headset
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βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Has an in-line control panel
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βœ–Sony WH-CH720N
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Miscellaneous

has a 3.5mm male connector
βœ–Sony WH-CH520
βœ”Sony WH-CH720N
This audio plug allows you to connect to a range of devices which use a standard 3.5mm jack.

Price comparison

Sony WH-CH520

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