On the heels of a previous leak that saw a slew of new Sony audio products spring from cover, here are some pretty cogent details on the Japanese brand’s brand new WH-CH720N wireless headphones.
As reported by Notebook Check (opens in new tab)the latest leak, which includes renders, spec sheets and pricing of the upcoming over-ears, comes courtesy of German retailer MediaMarkt, which appears to have taken a leap by releasing details on its website ahead of an official Sony launch.
The accidental leak seems to confirm that the new model will be a direct successor to last year’s Sony WH-CH710N, with the updated headphones adding Bluetooth 5.2 support and multipoint connectivity as key new features.
Noise-cancellation, meanwhile, is said to come via the Sony V1 chip, which is the same MediaTek MT2822-based processor found in the brand’s flagship Sony WH-1000XM5 cans and the Sony WF-1000XM4 buds, which we call the best wireless Classify earbuds by.
In terms of comfort, too, there appear to have been improvements over the WH-CH710N, with the new, lighter WH-CH720N weighing just 192g compared to the 223g of its predecessor. That weight loss comes despite what appears to be more padding around the earcups and under the headband, based on the pictures.
As with the WH-CH710N, battery life is around 35 hours with noise canceling on.
No release date has been announced in the MediaMarkt leak, but a price of €149 (around $160 / £131) has been revealed on the site. Really, with so much information on a retailer’s website, launch must be weeks away at most.
Analysis: Updates could beat the Sony CH720N over its price
The fact that this latest Sony leak has surfaced on a reputable retailer’s website gives us a lot of confidence that the WH-CH720N is indeed genuine, while the advertised specs are true, especially when compared to the WH-CH710N.
Fortunately, Sony seems to have listened to some of our criticisms in our review of the previous model. Our biggest gripe was the WH-CH710N’s mediocre noise-cancellation, something that should certainly be addressed by the inclusion of Sony’s V1 chip – after all, it powers some of the best noise-cancelling headphones in the world.
Couple this with the improved ANC with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and the WH-CH710N’s fun, energetic sound, which we really reviewed, and Sony should have their hands on a winning pair of headphones that can compete with far more expensive cans currently on the market are available.
We will share more details as soon as we receive them. Stay tuned for more on the best cheap headphones and the best wireless speakers.