Sony launches cheaper noise-canceling wireless headphones with extra bass

Sony launches cheaper noise-canceling wireless headphones with extra bass
If you're in the market for a pair of premium noise-canceling headphones, there aren't a lot of options in the $300-$350 price range. Two companies have distinguished themselves for bringing top-notch products to audiophiles: Bose and Sony.

Still, if you can't afford to pay for a pair of Sony WH-1000XM3 or Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II, a new pair of noise-canceling headphones will be available for purchase for a much lower price.

Announced earlier today, Sony's WH-XB900N offer a more accessible alternative for those who need noise-canceling technology. They cost just $250 and offer similar features as the company's premium 1000XM3 headphones, plus extra bass (hence the XB model name).

Design-wise, they feature a foldable design and touch panel controls on the headphone housing. Of course, Sony's WH-XB900N Extra Bass wireless headphones include a built-in microphone for use with Google Assistant. They also pack NFC (Near Field Communication) and Bluetooth connectivity.

As far as battery life goes, Sony claims its new headphones should offer up to 30 hours of playback time on a single charge. Also, a charge of around 4 hours will keep the headphones powered all day, which is quite impressive.



1. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I bought the WH-1000XM3's almost 2 months ago for around $400 and since then I've seen nothing but sales for them - my typical luck. They're amazing! I wonder how the sound quality and noise cancellation will be with these budget-friendlier ones

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1511; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Mehhh at best.

2. Valdomero

Posts: 683; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Dude... $250 it's still expensive... I know they come with all the noise cancellation and sound quality stuff, but damn I can't afford that thing without sacrificing something else. They must be cool tho. I'm happy with my dirt cheap $50 (back in the day I bought them) JBL T450BT Headphones, they work well for me.

3. John23

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2019

Wow... $250 ain't cheap.!!

4. shoaibar

Posts: 1; Member since: May 08, 2014

In the beginning the 300-350 price is mentioned as expensive, then later on these new headphones are praised by saying they'll be available with a 'much lower price'. And finally we know that the new price is 250. What's going on here?

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1229; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Good to see a update to the Sony x950n1 which are my favorite headphones.

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