Sony WHXB900N Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones - Black

Model Number: WHXB900N/B
Web Code: 13654034

Sony WHXB900N Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones - Black


Rock out all day long with the Sony WHXB900N headphones. Boasting an over-ear design for long-wearing comfort, they feature Bluetooth and NFC technologies to pair wirelessly with your device. They are equipped with easy-to-use touch-sensor controls and an EXTRA BASS button to boost your bass when you really want to feel your music kick.


Rock out all day long with the Sony WHXB900N headphones. Boasting an over-ear design for long-wearing comfort, they feature Bluetooth and NFC technologies to pair wirelessly with your device. They are equipped with easy-to-use touch-sensor controls and an EXTRA BASS button to boost your bass when you really want to feel your music kick.

  • Bluetooth technology and NFC compatibility let you easily connect to your devices to enjoy wireless music
  • EXTRA BASS enhances low-end frequencies to unleash the deep power on every track with the touch of a button
  • Advanced digital noise-cancelling technology provides an immersive audio experience
  • Touch-sensor controls allow you to start and stop the music, adjust the volume, answer phone calls, and more
  • Built-in mic allows you to take calls with hands-free convenience and interact with a smart assistant like Siri, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant
  • Up to 30 hours of wireless playback on a single charge so you can listen all day long
  • Folding design offers maximum portability, ideal for travel and commutes
Headphone Style
Primary Headset Usage
Music Playing
Band Style
Noise Cancelling Type
Active Noise Cancelling
Noise Cancelling
NFC Ready
Charge Time
2 h
Built-in Mic
Works with Google Assistant
Works with Amazon Alexa
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz
100 g
  • Headphones
  • Manual
  • Cords
  • Case

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Of the 2205 reviewers who responded, 2039 would recommend this product.

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  • My new favorite headphones!
    Reviewed by Samson - July 23, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Out of the box I put these on and immediately loved the way they felt while on... They are lightweight, not too hot, and don't put a ton of pressure on my ears. I've been using the Bose QC35 now for several years, and I already like these way better. I used them while outside doing yard work and the noise cancelling worked great! Its been super hot out lately so I wondered how these would feel while on, but i noticed they are cooler, lighter, and put less pressure on my ears than the Bose. Music through these sounds great, and I love the controls on the side of the ear cup... no switches, just responds by touch. Overall I love these, highly recommended.

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great But Still Inferior
    Reviewed by hitsuyoo - July 19, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] These are really good headphones. I mean really good. I liked the comfort. And The controls are what you'd expect from Sony.The only thing is, if you've ever tried the big brother to these, it's hard to settle. But honestly, these are some top notch headphones. Just remember to download that app. That makes the whole experience worth the bucks. The design is the same as the predecessors before it, so you know that's a positive thing. Ii just wish they were water resistant. That would make them great for workouts and rainy days. If you're remotely interested or intrigued by these, I have to say, you won't be disappointed. There's simply obvious room for improvement. As is the norm, here's a link to my full online review, if you care to get my full opinion.

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Wonderful sound quality
    Reviewed by Bobtil - August 6, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] After having the headphones for two weeks I have found them to have a wonderful depth of sound to include fantastic clarity/bass and great features. I have found they are very comfortable on the ear, even after several hours use they haven't made my ears sore like other headphones can do. The sensor controls on the right side of the ear are very easy to use and a great idea. The Bluetooth hasn't disconnected at all when in use so the signal seems to be of very good strength. The headphones are very easy to use and with the easy to follow instructions you can be listening in just a few minutes once out of the box. The battery life of the headphones is also excellent and I have got around 30 hours (as advertised) from a single charge. If you do run out of battery there is also the option to plug them in but when using the headphones wirelessly you realise how much of an advantage it is to be wireless with a set of headphones. The phone app which accompanies the headphones is a great feature as it gives a lot of advanced options such as a graphic equaliser to give even more sound features. Another great feature is how easy the headphones fold together so they can easily be packed for travel. The quality of build is also very good and typical of Sony to make a quality product that feels like it will last for years.

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

    Verified BuyerReviewed by OutFewHundredDollars - December 5, 2020

    I would strongly advise against getting these or any other sony headphone. They cracked in half and if you google, this is clearly a common problem. Sony will not honor this defect, they just keep claiming it is not covered under warranty. They are useless cracked in half. They don't stay on. And just for reference, i handled my headphones with extreme care. Never dropped them, never even folded them or put them in a bag. Just put them on my head and off. After about 10 calls the most they offered to do for me was send them to be repaired which would cost me about $100, or they offered me a $10 discount. I'd suggest finding another brand as this problem seems to be a common occurrence in several different of their headphone models.

    Review originally posted on

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Detailed sound with powerful bass and noise cancel
    Reviewed by emiliosic - July 26, 2019

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Design: These are over the ear headphones, completely covering the ears. The earcups are quite thick at about 2/3 inch and very soft. The headband is also plush. The headphones also fold flat and inside the headband making it easier to carry. While it's on the larger side, the earcups are very comfortable to wear though the day. Construction is mostly solid, quality plastic with parts of the headband covered in leatherette. It comes with a soft-lined carrying bag, a short charging cable and 3.5mm audio cable. Sound quality: Full-bodied sound, very crisp and clear. Enhancing bass levels do not distort the sound. These phones are labeled as Extra Bass, and while it delivers, the bass level is completely adjustable, producing detailed, neutral sound, with a punch, when called for. Noise Cancelling: While the Noise Cancelling circuitry on this model, unlike the 1000 series, does not account for changes in air pressure, which would be applicable to air travel, it's otherwise as good as it gets. When paired with a phone, either iOS or Android, it also uses the sensors on the phone to detect is one is sitting, traveling or walking/running, and adjusts noise cancelling accordingly. It can also be set manually to play back noise from its mics for better situational awareness, or to filter all noises except voices, which I prefer. Battery life is excellent, with a rating of 30 to 45 hours depending on use. I managed to use them for over a week at work, on and off, and by the end of the week, the battery was still at around 50%. Bluetooth: The major negative is that it still uses Bluetooth 4.2, while other brands had Bluetooth 5.0 for some time. The advantage of BT 5 is not sound quality, but is more efficient in power consumption on both the headphones and the phone. Other than that, this is one of the few headphones that provides every Bluetooth codec available today. I used this with both iOS and Android phones, and it supports SBC and AAC on iOS, and additionally, also supports AptX and AptX HD on Android phones. If using a recent Sony device, like a Sony Receiver (I my case, the STR-DN1080), it also supports the LDAC codec, which is Sony proprietary. While this phone doesn't have Sony's HD Audio label, both AptX HD and LDAC support 24bit audio streams. It also supports NFC pairing, which makes setting up the headphones slightly easier. Mic: Has mics on both sides All the functions of the headphones can be controlled via an app "Headphones Connect" (iOS or Android), which works about the same way on either platform: - Battery level and BT codec in use. - Equalizer: 5 bands plus bass control and several presets. - DSEE HX: This appears in different Sony products and it helps in restoring heavily compressed music. I leave it on and it does sound better without creating distortion (Disabled if equalizer is on, except for bass levels). - Sound position control: This is a creates the illusion that sound comes from a side or behind, but disables the equalizer. Not sure how this is useful, but it's there. - Surround: Like on many receivers, it creates different echo/ambient effects. Nice for show but I end up leaving it off. - Controls for noise cancelling: It has an interesting feature where the app uses sensors on the phone and GPS to guess the level of activity and adjusts the amount of ambient sound mixed within the noise cancelling, or it can be set manually. The headphones also includes a headphone cable that can be used as a wired headphone. Controls: The best part is that covering the right ear-cup with one hand turns off echo cancellation and turns the volume very low. This is so when someone wants to talk to you, don't need to pause and remove the headphones. This works great. The left side has a power button that's also used for pairing and another button to select the noise cancellation mode, and from the app can be changed to launch the voice assistant. The right ear-cup has touch-sensitive controls: Double-tap for play/pause Swipe up/down for volume Swipe left/right for prev/next track Hold with one finger for Siri/Assistant or controlling calls. The touch-sensitive controls work but not the best choice for me. I wish it had more actual buttons. Sometimes when I think I'm swiping up or down, end up changing the song. The double-tap for play/pause isn't intuitive enough. Takes longer than pressing a button to react. It's not very responsive. It takes about 2 seconds to pause the phone using the controls. I used other Sony headphones and it seems to be the same across all of Sony's headphones with touch-sensitive controls. Also, it does not detect if someone takes the headphones off: It does not pause the phone. The power-off settings are configurable, so it's possible to set the headphones for noise cancelling, and stay on, without being connected to the phone, once set up. If used with the 3.5mm cable, the headphones also work while off. Voice assistants: While there is no additional setup needed for using Siri on iOS or the assistant on each Android device, these, like other newer Sony headsets, provide integration with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant (One the two, but if using these, the noise cancelling settings have to be changed from the app).

    Review originally posted on

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Product Category
Headphones, earphones, and ear buds (of any kind including AirPods)
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30 days
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