Sony’s WH-XB900N headphones have always lived in the shadow of the company’s mighty WH1000-XM4, as a cheaper alternative to the premium model. But you shouldn’t ignore them — the specs are good and now, the price is even better.
The spec sheet exceeds what you would expect from a pair of cans at this price point — 40mm drivers pushing a deep and detailed soundstage with Sony’s Extra Bass technology, keeping you immersed with advanced digital noise cancellation that doesn’t come with that faint hiss you get from some ANC systems.
30-hour battery life keeps you fuelled throughout the day and connecting these is really easy with the latest Bluetooth/NFC connectivity standards built-in.
All of this tech is stuffed into a comfortable, premium design that is lightweight and great for long listening sessions. You may not think they’re essential for staying at home, but take it from someone who works in close proximity to their partner in the living room: a good pair of noise cancelling wireless headphones is critical.
And they don’t come much more highly recommended (or at a better price) than Sony’s WH-XB900Ns.
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Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.