Sony Bluetooth Headset WH-XB900N: Know everything about the model before you buy

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WH-XB900N is a Bluetooth headset from Sony that is on sale in Brazil for R $ 1,199, according to the manufacturer’s official store. The model was elected the best of the category in 2019 by the TechTudo Best of the Year award, largely because of the battery, enough for up to 30 hours of music, and the powerful bass. In addition, its minimalist and compact design also drew attention. Check out more details about the Sony WH-XB900N below and find out if the headphone is a good option for you.

Datasheet
Price: $ 1,299.99
Weight: 255 grams
Colors: black and blue
Drivers: 40 mm
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 40 kHz
Impedance: 50 ohms
Sensitivity 101 dB
Battery: up to 30 hours
Maximum recharge time: 7 hours

Design
Available in black or blue, the WH-XB900N weighs 255 grams and has a touch-sensitive surface, allowing you to control playback and answer calls without having your phone in hand, among other functions. According to our tests, the device is very light, as it has a plastic finish – which also may not give the user so much confidence. Its minimalist design with few buttons pleased, but it was not enough to raise the 7 note in this regard.

Sound quality
According to the specifications released by Sony, the WH-XB900N stands out for its frequency range from 20 Hz to 40 kHz and 40 mm drivers. This must mean a high capacity to reproduce sounds of different frequency ranges, with well defined bass, mid and treble. Sony also added the Extra Bass system, which, along with the 50 ohm impedance, ensures good quality in bass sounds.

Overall, the device has a sensitivity of around 100 dB, which indicates a good volume, in addition to bringing an active noise cancellation system. The feature works with the presence of an internal microphone, which captures the ambient sound and neutralizes it, increasing the user’s immersion.

Functionalities
Regarding the functionalities, the device allows to activate Google Assistant and Alexa through voice commands on Android phones, in addition to Siri, Apple assistant, when connected to an iPhone (iOS). The model is also compatible with Sony’s Headphone Connect app, through which the user can configure the best equalization, select predefined sound modes or even make adjustments in noise cancellation.

Drums
One of the most important points to be analyzed in Bluetooth headphones is the battery. According to Sony, the WH-XB900N can play up to 30 hours of music on a single charge. In addition, the device promises to fully recharge in a maximum of seven hours, which may disappoint some more demanding users.

Price and competitors
The suggested price of the Sony WH-XB900N is R $ 1,199 in the Brazilian market, already in a promotion on the manufacturer’s website. Unlike other models found on the market, its value in online stores remains in the same range. One of the main competitors of the headphone is the JBL Everest Elite 750NC, a device with balanced sound and not so prominent in deep tones. The headset can be found on e-commerce for as little as R $ 958.54, according to Compare.


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