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Sony WH-XB900N

Sony WH-XB900N

from  $249.99+
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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Bass lovers will have plenty to like about the XB900N’s emphasis on low-end tone. However, what you can get for $100 more on the 1000XM3 is worth the extra cost, especially in regards to noise cancellation. Plus, the bass-heavy tuning isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking to save some money though, there’s a lot to like about the XB900N.

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Pros
  • Great sound quality for the price
  • Clear voice audio for calls
  • Option for dedicated Google Assistant/Alexa button
  • No quick-charge features
Cons
  • Touch controls are still frustrating
  • Extra Bass can be exhausting
  • Noise cancellation isn’t as powerful as the 1000XM3
  • Takes seven excruciating hours to fully charge

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Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Connections
Wireless
Type
Channels
Connections
Over-ear
Stereo
Wireless

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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johnvl
Near perfect affordable bluetooth headset with 30hour battery life, useful skype/conference...read more
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05.20.19
Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less money
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Sony's noise-cancelling XB900N offer more bass for less money

They’re a more affordable version of Sony's 1000XM3 headphones.

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