Sony WH-CH720N headphones with super-light body, active noise cancellation launched in India: price, features

The Sony WH-CH720N headphones are nearly 30 grams lighter, and Sony claims that it is their lightest ANC headband to date.

  • Sony WH-CH720N is a replacement to the mid-range CH710N headphones
  • The new pair offers similar specifications of audio and features
  • However, it is significantly lighter than before

Sony India has announced the launch of a new pair of headphones in India that will replace the outgoing WH-CH710N mid-entry level pair of active noise cancellation headphones. Called Sony WH-CH720N, the headphones are the next generation of Sony’s third tier of over-ear headphones — after the flagship 1000X series and the mid-premium 900 series of headphones. While Sony also launches an ‘XB’ labelled ‘Extra Bass’ pair of headphones simultaneous to the ‘CH’ line, the latest launch caters to those who prefer a more balanced sound output, and not extra bass.

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Sony WH-CH720N: India price, availability

The Sony WH-CH720N pair of mid-entry level headphones will be available to purchase in India starting Friday, March 17th. The headphones are priced at Rs 9,999, and Sony has announced that the device will be available across all offline and online single- and multi-brand retailers, including all popular e-commerce portals and offline shops.

Key features

The key takeaway is the lightweight design of the Sony WH-CH720N, which Sony says in a media release is its lightest ever over-ear headphone design with active noise cancellation. The headphones are rated to weigh 192 grams, while the CH710N predecessor weighed 223 grams.

Despite this, the features have remained the same. The Sony WH-CH720N features dual noise sensors and the V1 noise processor for 20 levels of customisable active noise cancellation that can be adjusted through Sony’s Headphones Connect mobile app. This also enables an active ambient sound mode, and automatic adjustment of the noise cancellation levels based on a user’s surroundings.

Users will also get Sony’s signature DSEE audio upscaling engine, while the closed 30mm dynamic drivers remain the same as its predecessors. Instead of Bluetooth 5.0, the new CH720N headphones are powered by Bluetooth 5.2 — however, the codecs and audio formats supported by the headphones remain the same. It also gets beamforming microphones for clearer audio calls.

While the audio frequency support remains the same, the Sony WH-CH720N appears to offer higher impedance of 320 ohm, although it isn’t clear why this would be the case.