Sony Announces Two New Headphone Models: The WH-CH720N Over-Ear and WH-CH520 On-Ear Wireless Headphones
WH-CH720N in Black, White and Blue
WH-CH520 in Black, White, Blue and Beige
- Get all day comfort without the noise with the WH-CH720N thanks to Dual Noise Sensor technology and Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 from the award-winning WH-1000XM5
- Stay powered up for longer with up to 50 hours of battery life on the WH-CH520
(KUALA LUMPUR, 23 February 2023) – Sony has announced two new headphones – the WH-CH720N and the WH-CH520 – giving music lovers the option of on-ear or over-ear wireless headphones packed with Sony’s critically acclaimed audio technology.
The over-ear WH-CH720N wireless headphones incorporate Dual Noise Sensor technology and Sony’s Integrated Processor V1 chip to provide noise cancelling. In addition, a lightweight design and up to 35 hours[i] of battery life let you enjoy music for longer without background interruptions.
The on-ear WH-CH520 wireless headphones provide up to 50 hours battery life with all day comfort and enhanced call performance to meet the demands of your day. Plus choose from four colours – black, blue, white and beige – to match your style.
Both models also feature Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) to produce high-quality sound exactly as the artist intended as well as Multipoint connection for easy connectivity between devices.
Multipoint connection on the WH-CH720N Black
All day comfort, without the noise
Whether you’re flying long-haul or relaxing in a café, the over-ear WH-CH720N headphones deliver Sony’s advanced noise cancelling performance thanks to the Integrated Processor V1 chip and Dual Noise Sensor technology, so you can enjoy more music and less background noise.
Noise cancelling on the WH-CH720N White
The Integrated Processor V1 helps eliminate external sound, with a low processing delay to make the noise cancelling more effective than ever. The WH-CH720N also features two microphones in each earcup which, coupled with Dual Noise Sensor technology, captures ambient sound. This lets you block outside noise everywhere you go, so the only thing you hear is your music.
Plus with the Sony| Headphones Connect app, you can adjust the ambient sound across 20 different levels for when you’re on the move.
Stay comfortable, however long you listen
You’ll never need to take a break from your favourite music with the WH-CH720N. The over-ear headphones are ergonomically designed to be comfortable for even longer periods. At just 192g, the WH-CH720N are Sony’s lightest overhead wireless headphones with noise cancelling. Comfortable synthetic leather and urethane materials combine with optimum ear pad structure and dimensions for exceptional wearability. With up to 35 hours battery life with noise cancelling on, you’ll have enough power to keep listening all day and into the night.
Lightweight design with the WH-CH520 Beige
The WH-CH520 have also been carefully designed with everyday use in mind. You can stay powered up for days with up to 50 hours of battery life. So you can listen to your favourite music without worrying about running out of charge. Plus the on-ear headphones feature an adjustable headband with padding, soft earpads and lightweight design so you can find the perfect fit and stay comfortable for longer.
Superb sound for every song
Enjoy natural vocals, crystal clear sound and balanced tuning on both the WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), producing a high-quality sound exactly as the artist intended. When the original music is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add details and richness to a track. Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.
Superb sound on the WH-CH720N Blue
The Integrated Processor V1 included within the WH-CH720N also produces an authentic listening experience by reproducing the detail in your music with minimal distortion. The sound tuning is intentionally designed to be well-balanced from low to high frequencies with natural and clear vocals.
Whether you’re listening to electrifying pop or bassy rap, the WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 allow you to tailor your sound using the Equaliser in the Sony | Headphones Connect app. You can choose from a variety of settings to match sound quality with the music genre you’re listening to or even create and save your own settings.
Superb sound on the WH-CH520 White
Crystal clear conversations
Improved technology features on the WH-CH720N mean you can enjoy even better call quality. Beamforming microphones with Precise Voice Pickup technology are smartly positioned to pick up your voice more clearly and accurately in a range of environments. A newly developed Wind Noise Reduction Structure around the microphones reduce background noise for you, keeping conversations and music clear and uninterrupted.
Great call quality on the WH-CH520 Blue
Whether you’re joining an online class or a work meeting, the WH-CH520 also provides easy hands-free calling and great call quality. Simply answer calls with one click of the buttons on the earcup so there’s no need to take your phone out of your pocket. Built-in high-quality microphones and noise suppression processing mean the WH-CH520 collects sound and reduces ambient noise during calls so you can make clear calls even in noisy environments.
Multipoint connection on the WH-CH520 Black
Both the WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 feature Multipoint connection, easy button operation and can be controlled with your voice[ii]. Since the connection is easy with Swift Pair and Fast pair, these headphones are ideal for everyday use.
Designed with sustainability in mind
Sony has designed these headphones with the environment in mind. There’s no plastic in the WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 packaging[iii], which is designed based on low toxicity design principles and towards Sony’s “Road to Zero” environmental plan. Both headphones also use recycled plastic materials[iv].
Pricing and availability
The WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 are available in Malaysia from 1 March 2023.
About Sony Malaysia
Sony (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. began operations in Malaysia on 31 October 1973. The company specializes in marketing, sales and services for a wide range of consumer electronics products as well as broadcast & professional products and solutions. There are in total of 2 Sony Stores and 35 Sony Centre outlets nationwide, which offering consumers the latest Sony products and services.
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and responsible for the Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business. With the vision of “continuing to deliver Kando and Anshin to people and society across the world through the pursuit of technology and new challenges,” Sony will create products and services in areas such as home entertainment & sound, imaging, and mobile communications. For more information, visit: www.sony.net.
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[i] When connecting via Bluetooth®, battery life is up to 35 hours for music playback usage when DSEE is turned off and codec is AAC, up to 35 hours for communication time usage. Please note usage hours may be shorter depending on the Codec and the conditions of use.
[ii] Voice assistant on the WH-CH720N allows you to get hands-free help just by saying “Ok Google” or “Alexa”. WH-CH520 supports voice control – press the play/call button to get help from Google or Siri.
[iii] Coating and adhesive materials excluded. This varies by region.
[iv] Recycled plastic is used in multiple parts of the headphone body, which is subject to change.