Sony WH-H900N Review and Comparison to the Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-H900N Review – Are They Worth The Money?

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This is an in-depth review of the Sony WH-H900N Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Headphones and comparison to the more expensive Sony WH-1000XM2.

To see how the Sony WH-H900N compare to brands like Bose or Sennheiser, check out my round-up of the best noise-canceling headphones in 2018.

Reviewed Brands & Products

Sony WH-H900N


Sony WH-1000XM2


Sony WH-H900N Review

Sony WH-H900N h.ear on 2
Sony WH-H900N h.ear on 2
  • Excellent sound, thanks to DSEE HX and LDAC
  • Touch sensor for playback controls
  • Available in various colors
  • Good active noise cancellation
  • Quick Attention feature to hear what’s going on around you
  • 28-hour battery life

I picked up a pair of the Sony WH-H900N headphones the other day and was excited to give them a try because I had never owned noise-canceling headphones from Sony before. The Sony WH-H900N Bluetooth headphones feature a slick design without any visible playback controls that you would find on most other noise-canceling headphones. That’s because Sony decided to make smart use of touch sensors that they built into the right earcup. Using those touch controls, you can:

  • Play or pause a song,
  • Skip a track,
  • Change the volume, or
  • Activate Siri (or other digital voice assistants) by tapping or swiping on the earcup.

That may sound confusing at first but Sony implemented those touch controls very well, and I found them to be intuitive.