Best Sony products in the Headphones category

On this page you'll find a ranking of the best Sony products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've already ranked the most important information about the products for you.

1. Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony has taken industry-leading noise cancelling to the next level. Four microphones in each ear cup detect ambient noise even more precisely to reduce high-frequency noise to a much greater extent. The integrated V1 processor fully exploits the potential QN1 HD processor for noise cancelling and offers an unprecedented quality in noise reduction. Sony's unique technologies include a high-quality lead-free solder with gold for excellent conductive properties, a Fine Sound Resistor for even power distribution, and optimized circuitry for improved signal-to-noise ratio for clear, rich sound.
With LDAC, High-Resolution Audio and High-Resolution Audio Wireless are supported. This transfers about 3 times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio for outstanding sound quality. These headphones promise industry-leading call quality, so you'll be able to hear clearly when you're on the phone and hear the person you're talking to clearly. Precise voice pickup technology with four beamforming microphones and artificial intelligence-based noise reduction algorithm accurately isolates your voice. Wind noise reduction structure also minimizes wind noise during phone calls. Intelligent adaptive noise control detects where you are and what you are doing, and adjusts ambient noise settings accordingly for an ideal listening experience. Intelligent Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and switches to ambient sound when you're talking to someone. This is especially handy when you don't have a hand free. Take off the headphones and the music stops playing. A sensor detects when you're wearing the headphones. For maximum convenience, these Bluetooth headphones can be paired with two devices at once. The headphones detect the device when a call comes in and automatically select it. With support for Google's useful Fast Pair feature, you can quickly find your headphones if you ever misplace them: either via the audible signal or via the "Find My Device" smartphone app. Swift Pair makes it effortless to pair the headphones with a laptop, desktop PC or tablet running Windows 11 or Windows 10. With a long battery life of 30 hours, you can listen to music even on long trips. Need to charge quickly? After 3 minutes of charging via the compatible USB-PD power adapter, you can use the headphones for another 3 hours. The WH-1000XM5 come with a foldable soft case for easy storage.

Sony WH-1000XM5 (ANC, 30 h, Wireless)

Sony WH-1000XM5

ANC, 30 h, Wireless

2. Sony WH-XB910N

Stay as close as possible to the music you love. With its exceptional bass and enhanced noise-canceling system, WH-XB910N headphones reproduce the feel of a festival or club. The WH-XB910N noise-canceling headphones enhance all your low-frequency sounds for exceptional bass. The special Bass Duct design of the diaphragms helps create an energetic sound with every song. These wireless headphones help maintain vocal clarity for an exceptional audio experience. With dual-microphone noise detection technology, the WH-XB910N takes digital noise cancellation to another level. Now you can truly cut yourself off from your surroundings and enjoy your music like you're in a bubble. With Precise Voice Pickup technology that combines two integrated microphones and advanced audio signal processing, the WH-XB910N delivers crystal clear calls. When the music source is compressed, the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to the song are lost. DSEE technology faithfully reproduces these elements for high-quality sound, close to the original recording. Customize the sound to your liking. Choose from several presets and find the right audio quality for the genre you're listening to, or create your own with Sony's Custom EQ │ Headphones Connect. With dual direct and feedback microphones, the WH-XB910N picks up more ambient noise. Enjoy a natural audio experience while staying open to your surroundings. Adjust noise reduction with the Sony app | Headphones Plug in to reduce noise while listening to important sounds. Adaptive Sound Control is a smart feature that detects your environment and activity to adjust noise reduction settings for the perfect audio experience. Over time, Adaptive Sound Control detects the places you frequent, like your office, gym, or favorite coffee shop, and adjusts the sound to match the environment. The included carrying case is durable and includes a cable for wired listening. 

Sony WH-XB910N (NC, 30 h, Wireless)

Sony WH-XB910N

NC, 30 h, Wireless

3. Sony WF-C700N

"The WF-C700N True Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones from Sony are designed for your comfort. They feature an ergonomic surface design that fits perfectly to the ear and ensures a secure fit.

The pocket-sized case makes it easy to take these headphones with you wherever you go. You can also choose from several colours to suit your taste.

With our digital noise cancelling, you can block out unwanted distractions or alternatively use the ambient sound mode to better perceive your surroundings and hear important things like traffic or announcements on public transport.

Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) upscales your digital music for near fidelity, while the 5mm driver unit ensures powerful bass sounds and clear voice quality. Plus, these headphones are 360 Reality Audio certified - for an immersive music experience.

You can customise your sound in the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

The everyday design offers long battery life, fast charging, IPX4 splash protection, smart features and easy button control. With the multipoint connection, you can even pair two Bluetooth devices at the same time.

Taking calls is also no problem with these wireless in-ear headphones. Even outdoors, you'll enjoy clear voice quality thanks to a reliable structure that reduces wind noise."

Sony WF-C700N (ANC, 7.50 h, Wireless)

Sony WF-C700N

ANC, 7.50 h, Wireless

4. Sony WF-1000XM5

Amazing sound quality. Experience richer vocal sound and more detail thanks to the new Dynamic Driver X, a specially designed driver unit to reproduce a wide frequency spectrum. The diaphragm structure combines different materials for the dome and rim of the headphones, ensuring low distortion and clear sound quality.

For less distortion, HD Processor for Noise Cancelling QN2e and Integrated Processor V2 have been combined to integrate precise 24-bit audio processing and powerful analogue amplification. The result is minimum distortion and crystal clear audio reproduction.

Thanks to LDAC, our industry-recognised audio coding technology, the WF-1000XM5 support High-Resolution Audio as well as High-Resolution Audio Wireless. You'll also enjoy precise upscaling with these headphones. Using Edge AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme upscales compressed digital music files in real time, including those from popular streaming services.

These Sony headphones are also certified for 360 Reality Audio. Optimise your listening experience by analysing your individual ear shape with the Sony | Headphones Connect app for the optimal, immersive music experience.

Sony WF-1000XM5 (ANC, 6 h, Wireless)

Sony WF-1000XM5

ANC, 6 h, Wireless

5. Sony WH-1000XM4

The technology with two noise sensors and two microphones on each ear cup detects ambient noise and sends the data to the HD noise minimization processor QN1. Using a new algorithm, the QN1 then processes and minimizes noise for different acoustic environments in real time. Together with a new Bluetooth Audio SoC (System-on-Chip), it detects music and sound signals over 700 times per second, as well as acoustic characteristics between the driver unit and the ears. The WH-1000XM4 headphones use two technologies to maximize noise reduction performance. Unique Air Pressure Optimization ensures optimal sound at high altitudes, while Personalized Noise Cancelling analyzes specific sound-affecting characteristics such as head size, glasses and hair, then adjusts the sound specifically for you. LDAC transmits approximately three times the amount of data (at a maximum transfer rate of 990 Kbps) as conventional BLUETOOTH audio, so you can enjoy high-resolution audio content at nearly the same quality as wired connections. Built into the QN1 HD noise reduction processor is an analog amplifier for unmatched signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion, and superior sound quality for portable devices. Featuring 40mm drivers with liquid crystal polymer diaphragms, these headphones reproduce powerful bass as well as the full frequency spectrum up to 40kHz. Recover all compressed files in real time . DSEE Extreme (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) optimizes compressed music files in real time through Edge AI (artificial intelligence) developed with Sony Music Entertainment. Dynamic detection of instrumentation, musical style, and other characteristics of each track restores high frequencies for rich sound. Absolutely everyday with Speak-to-Chat. Intelligent Speak-to-Chat automatically pauses the music and switches to ambient sound whenever you talk to someone. So you can talk with headphones on, for example, when you don't have a hand free. Precise Voice Pickup technology, five built-in microphones, and advanced audio signal processing detect and respond to your voice. When you have finished the conversation, the music continues automatically. 

Sony WH-1000XM4 (ANC, 30 h, Wireless)

Sony WH-1000XM4

ANC, 30 h, Wireless

6. Sony Linkbuds S

Sony LinkBuds S - the smallest and lightest True Wireless Hi-Res headphones with Noise Cancelling

Weighing around 4.8g, LinkBuds S are the smallest and lightest
True Wireless headphones with support for Noise Cancelling and High Resolution Audio Wireless.

In designing the headphones, we drew on extensive data on ear shapes gathered since the first in-ear headphones were introduced in 1982. We also used an evaluation of the sensitivity of different ear types. The result is a shape that perfectly fits the human ear and provides comfort throughout the day.

Adaptive noise control is an intelligent feature that detects where you are and what you're doing, then adjusts ambient noise settings for optimal listening pleasure.

A new 5mm driver unit delivers powerful bass and crystal clear vocals. So you get the best out of any music.

LDAC transmits around 3 times more data than conventional Bluetooth audio, so you can enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in outstanding quality.

Need to make a call?

These headphones with microphone feature our precise Voice Pickup technology for crystal clear conversations - even in noisy environments. Our noise cancellation algorithm was developed with machine learning based on artificial intelligence using over 500 million voice samples. It suppresses ambient noise and filters your voice clearly.

Smart features make listening effortless with these Sony wireless headphones.

You can set up Speak-to-Chat to automatically pause the music when you're talking to someone. This is especially handy when you don't have a hand free. When you've finished talking, the music continues automatically.

As soon as you take the Bluetooth earphones out of your ears, the music stops - a proximity sensor detects whether you're wearing both earphones or just one. Once the earphones are back in your ears, the music continues to play.

The LinkBuds S also score with intuitive touch control.

With 6 hours of battery life, you can use the headphones throughout the workday. The charging case delivers another 14 hours. That's a total of 20 hours of listening pleasure.

Are you in a hurry?

5 minutes of fast charging provides up to 60 minutes of playback time.

Don't let that stop you from enjoying your music: With IPX4 protection, even splashing water and sweat can't harm these Bluetooth headphones from Sony.

Sony Linkbuds S (ANC, 6 h, Wireless)

Sony Linkbuds S

ANC, 6 h, Wireless

7. Sony WH-CH720N

"Great sound for every song.

The integrated V1 processor and the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) ensure natural voices and crystal clear sound with balanced
tuning in high quality in line with artistic ideas.

The integrated V1 processor, which also powers our award-winning WH-1000XM5 over-ear headphones, reproduces your music in rich detail with minimal distortion for authentic listening pleasure. The sound tuning is well balanced from low to high frequencies, so voices sound natural and clear.

If the original music source is compressed, the high-frequency elements that give your favourite music its detail and nuance are lost. Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these elements, creating a high-quality sound closer to the original recording.

Customise the sound to suit your preferences: Choose from a variety of presets that adjust the sound quality to the style of music you're listening to. You can also configure and save your own settings with the EQ function in the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

Certified for 360 Reality Audio - With an analysis of your ear shape via the Sony | Headphones Connect app, optimise the sound and immerse yourself in thrilling sounds. "

Sony WH-CH720N (ANC, NC, 35 h, Wireless)

Sony WH-CH720N

ANC, NC, 35 h, Wireless

8. Sony WH-CH520

Listening pleasure made just for you. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) restores your music with high frequencies and gradual fadeout, creating an authentic sound. The EQ function in the Sony | Headphones Connect app also lets you customise music for your own personal listening pleasure. If the original music source is compressed, the high frequency elements that give your favourite music its detail and nuance are lost. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these elements, creating a high-quality sound closer to the original recording.

Customise the sound to suit your preferences. Choose from a variety of presets that adjust the sound quality to the style of music you're listening to. You can also configure your own settings with the EQ function in the Sony | Headphones Connect app. Certified for 360 Reality Audio - With an analysis of your ear shape via the Sony | Headphones Connect app, you can optimise the sound and immerse yourself in thrilling sounds."

Sony WH-CH520 (No noise suppression, 50 h, Wireless)

Sony WH-CH520

No noise suppression, 50 h, Wireless

9. Sony LinkBuds S

Which colour do you choose?.Thanks to four premium colours - including the colour of the "blue marble", Earth Blue - you can give the headphones a personal touch. Of course with matching case.Small, light and always comfortable.At approx. 4.8 g, the LinkBuds S are the lightest and smallest Hi-Res True Wireless headphones with noise cancelling in the world. With the compact driver and Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip) and a high-quality processor for noise cancelling on the same chip, they are also ultra-small. They are 40% smaller than the WF-1000XM4 headphones. Comfortable and secure, LinkBuds S fit perfectly with an ergonomic shape that fits the ear. We designed LinkBuds S with extensive ear shape data gathered since we introduced the world's first in-ear headphones in 1982. We also evaluated the sensitivity of different ear types for an ideal shape that is comfortable for many people.Transparent ambient noise or high-quality noise cancelling.These headphones are unbeatable in every way: They offer Sony's best transparent ambient noise in True Wireless headphones to interact with the world around you, and high-quality noise cancelling when you need to concentrate. LinkBuds S automatically switch between Ambient Sound mode and Noise Cancelling depending on where you are and what you're doing.Matches ambient noise to your activity for all-day wear.Intelligent Adaptive Noise Control senses where you are and what you're doing, and adjusts ambient sound settings accordingly for ideal listening pleasure. Over time, it learns your behaviour and recognises places you frequent, such as your workplace or regular café, and adjusts the sound to suit the environment.Sony's best call quality in True Wireless headphones.Precise Voice Pickup technology to control the outside and inside microphones and advanced audio signal processing ensure ultra-clear conversations in ambient noise. The noise reduction algorithm is developed with AI and machine learning from 500 million voice patterns and suppresses ambient noise - for clearly intelligible voices. 

Sony LinkBuds S (ANC, 6 h, Wireless)

Sony LinkBuds S

ANC, 6 h, Wireless

10. Sony MDR-RF855RK

Wireless sound transmission for TV shows, movies and more. Closed headphones with rechargeable batteries, 40mm neodymium drivers for clear audio quality and bass sounds. More freedom of movement without annoying cables. Easy charging at the stylish docking station
Soft head and ear cushions provide the necessary comfort. The volume can be adjusted using the volume control on the headphones. Enjoy the freedom of movement of wireless headphones with 100 m range. The battery is charged by docking the headphones to the docking station.
On/Off function.

Sony MDR-RF855RK (18 h, Wireless)
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Sony MDR-RF855RK

18 h, Wireless