Reviewing Sony’s Wireless H.ear On
While Sony has released several wire-free headphones in the past, none of them have been particularly mind-blowing. The new H.ear On Wireless NC headphones however, are undoubtedly Sony’s best offering till date.
Weighing at 290 grams, the H.ear On headphones also known as, model MDR-100ABN is one of the more comfortable over-head headphones across multiple brands. This means that even if you’re using them to watch a movie marathon, the headphones should not weigh you down with discomfort.
Available in five striking colours including blue, red, black, yellow and purple, the H.ear On headphones have a matte finish. While the carry on case which is included in the box is well padded to protect your headphones, the somewhat metallic look is likely to be prone to blemishes if not cared for delicately. An unfortunate feature of these large headphones is that they do not fold into a flat compact carry-on and they are ultimately quite bulky when in the case.
Now down to business and the technical aspects of the headphones. Fitted with a micro-USB port, the package includes a wire-adaptor with a 3.5 mm jack that can be plugged into the left earphone, if you run out of power and wish to use the headphones with a wire. When fully charged, the headphones have a battery life of up to 25 hours. Track controls and volume are fitted into the right earphone.
Sony has also made the noise cancelling feature optional. Meaning if you choose to turn it on, the Automatic All Noise Cancelling feature analyses the ambient sounds of the environment and according to the external noise, it selects the most effective mode.
Reportedly not as good as the noise cancelling function of Bose headphones, the H.ear On NC have a minimal hissing sound, that can be heard when the noise cancelling function is on and no music is playing.
With two inbuilt microphones-one on the outside as well as one on the inside of the earphone- the H.ear On Wireless NC are a good option even for making phone calls. Priced at 21,990, the headphones are certainly a more premium offering from Sony, however there are several other options in the market that are less expensive and better in quality.
Picture courtesy – pcadvisor.co.uk
by techtalks @TechTalks September 20, 2016 5:05 AM UTC