Sony is officially taking its first major stab at offering noise-canceling headphones for under $200. The new WH-CH720N is a versatile pair of over-ears that borrows a great deal of tech from the flagship WH-1000XM3—namely its noise-canceling chops.
The headphones are equipped with Sony’s V1 chip, which should deliver some audio upgrades over similar models. They also have a cable-control system that lets you wind the cable up to prevent tangles. But the real highlight is their active noise cancellation support. ANC comes in at an ideal 20 levels and can be enabled or disabled using Sony’s Headphones Connect app. You’ll also find two 40mm drivers, call assistant features, and up to 35 hours of battery life with ANC enabled.
Sony says the WH-CH720Ns are also compatible with Apple’s new AirPods and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. That makes them a good option for pairing with Apple’s new line of wireless earbuds, which are set to release later this year.
The WH-CH720N is available now for $150. If you’re still in the market for a great pair of affordable headphones and love the idea of active noise canceling, you won’t want to miss this latest Sony model.