Sony WH-CH500 is the newest and most affordable Wireless Headset by Sony at a very interesting price tag of Rs 3999 only. The Wireless headset is NFC enabled for instant connectivity, has 1.18-inch drivers and battery back up offering 20 hours of playback time. On the specification front, it surely seems very interesting but let’s check out how it really performs in our review period.
What Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset offers:
Headphone Type – Closed Dynamic
Driver Unit – 11.82 In
Frequency Response – 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 KHz Sampling)
Volume Control – Yes
Wearing Style – Circumaural
NFC – Yes
Battery Life (Continuous Music Playback Time) – Max. 20 Hrs
Bluetooth® Version – 4.2
Effective Range – Line of Sight Approx. 30 Ft (10 M)
Frequency Range – 2.4 GHz Band
Design and Built:
The design of Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset is attractive and minimal. It has swivel flat earcups and can be easily slipped into a bag. It is very slim and lightweight in sizes, offering adjustable headband and soft earpads for better. However, I found the earpads to be bit itchy if used for a longer period.
The Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset can be easily connected by NFC or Bluetooth Pairing Mode. Just press the power on button for a bit longer and it directly jumps to the pairing mode.
The Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset offers great audio quality for the entry level Headphone. It has a good amount of clarity and composition. However, the bass seems missing as the sound output is not very high compared to the others. Overall it has a balanced sound output which is good but I expected a bit more bass from the drivers.
It offers easy hands-free calls connectivity with great audio quality. It also offers connectivity to android assistant directly from the headphone play button. There are few buttons on the right side of the headset for play/pause, volume up/skip and volume down/previous for better usability.
The battery life on the Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset lasts for 15+ hours depending on your usage. It has a built-in Li-ion battery which is charged by micro USB port. It takes about4-5 hours to fully charge the headset.
It is a good and effective headset with the given specifications. At a price of Rs 3999, Sony WH-CH500 Wireless Headset is very good option to go with. It offers good audio playback, lightweight design, and long battery life.