Sony unveils WH-CH700N headphone with AI noise-cancelling technology

  • Sony claims that, the new headphones come equipped with built-in microphone for hands-free calls and using voice assistant commands.
  • The WH-CH700N is also backed by a lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable through USB and depending on the music settings, offers up to 35 hours of power.

Sony India has reportedly expanded its portfolio of noise cancelling headphones with launch of its latest product WH-CH700N in the country at a price tag of Rs. 12,990. The headphone consists of Artificial Intelligence noise cancellation (AINC) technology for analyzing background sound and adjusting it for optimal performance on airplanes and other environments that are noisy, the company informed in its statement.

It said that the headphones boast of a quick charge technology, giving 60 minutes of playback time after just 10 minutes of charging. Sony mentioned that the WH-CH700N will be optimized for Google Assistant via an update. The headphone also includes the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) feature.

Sources with knowledge of the matter stated that the audio formats supported by the WH-CH700N include AAC, aptX, aptX HD and SBC. Speaking on the design aspect of the headphone, it comes with an adjustable slider headband which enables users to adjust headphones for a perfect fit. The WH-CH700N is being sold in Black color.

Equipped with Bluetooth version 4.1, the WH-CH700N allows for wireless connectivity over an effective range of up to 10 meters, the sources added. The headphone comes with a 40mm driver unit size and its sensitivity value is reported to be 97dB/mW, with a 22 ohm impedance rate and 7Hz to 20,000 Hz frequency response range.

For allowing users to start streaming content using the Bluetooth connection, the WH-CH700N also comes with NFC connection support which enables fast and seamless connectivity. Starting December 26, the headphone will be available for sale across all Sony Centers as well as major electronic stores in India.