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Headphones for walking:Sony WH-XB910N headphones review

Oct 10,2023 | David

In 2021, Sony, an acoustic manufacturer, released the over-ear headphone——WH-XB910N, which is equipped with active noise reduction function, inherits Sony's own DSEE digital sound quality restoration technology, and focuses on the powerful bass of extra bass, and actually experiences the heavy bass listening experience.There are many review articles about it on the Internet, but they are all third parties. In this article, we will review it from a new perspective: the real review of users. Because only people who have used it know how it actually feels.

Product parameters:
r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones for walking:Sony WH-XB910N headphones review

Product Dimensions:7.8 x 2.6 x 10.3 inches

Item Weight:1 pounds

Fit Type:Over-Ear


Item model number:WHXB910N/B

Batteries:1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)


Charging Time:3.5 Hour

Item Weight:16 Ounces

Units:1.0 Count

Number Of Items:1


Sony WH-XB910N headphones review from users:

Product name: WH-XB910N   Price: $148

Rating: 4.5    Where to buy: Amazon or official website.


User review 1:

User:Arturo Nation:United States

“There was also a cool feture that adjusted the sounds depending if you were walking or sitting.

The noise cancelation was okay. I could still hear things in the back but 85% of the noise was muffled.

What made return these was that it was uncomfortable to wear it was hurting the top of my head to the point where I timed myself wearing them and it took less than an hour until I had to start fidgeting with them.”

User review 2:

User:Felicity Isbell Nation:United States

“there is a app u can download & u can create a custom sound. increase the bass even more if u like! treble! speech! etc. u can turn off the touch sensors as well.

i feel like i rly am in my own little bubble again, now that i have these headphones w/ me.

its rly nice to have this sense of personal space

even when im surrounded by others.

the sound is amazing. the bass is amazing.

i 100% recommend !! im in love w/ this pair.”

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User review 3:

User:ADAMS MAGDI Nation:Canada

“Pro - wow Sonys XB910N so far an amazing headphone, sony is very consistent with their headphone design, and this are the same the design from their previous version release product, the all blue matted look is perfect, it’s clean, the whole design seems it’s well thought out. - the ability to fold each earpiece for better storing compatibility is always a nice thing to have - from inside the box you do receive a case for the headphone with Aux cord for USBC for charging. - so far I have zero issue with comfort when wearing this wireless - I love all the quality of foam from the top of your head through the main headphone as well - on the main headphone speakers there ain’t much button to deal with, you have the power button that also the pairing button for bluetooth. NC/AMB button is the button for your ambient sound control. you be able to switch up to 2 setting by pressing the button - would highly recommend downloading the Sony headphone app after opening this product, so far my impression of the app is great this is where you will need to update to the latest version. - this app is very robust, it’s obvious Sony understand and know what their doing for what customers might need. - I have tried some over price headphone before and the app is bare bones. doesn’t come close to what sony offer in the app itself. - the app have options for multiple things first is the ambient control that you can turn off to save more battery life, but again this wireless headphone could go up to 30 hrs so turning off this setting could reach up all the to the max battery life, either way you should have any issue with battery life coming from this headphone - ambient setting have multiple section to choose from depending on your activity, from staying at home, walking, running or traveling each have their own space to adjust your preferred setting to maximize your listening quality - another feature that cannot be missed is the 360 reality audio setting inside the app, this will give you that 3D audio effect that you might be interested, another great feature to have but more about this later - Xb910N also have the ability to be connected to 2 devices if you have it connected to laptop you can also connect this to your phone so you will never miss any calls. - it support voice assistance features like Amazon, google and you can also use Siri - about the audio quality of Xb910n, again you shouldn’t worry much because it sounded amazing without me adjust my own audio setting, bass, tremble sounded top perfect for me, does sound overpowering. having noise canceling also help alot for audio immersion - this headphones with apple music spatial audio/atmos is pure enjoyment, audio quality makes me just want to relax and take it all in, hearing tiny bit of effects simply gives me the enjoyment I need - headphone control is touch sensitive you’ll have the ability to swipe up and down for volume and left and right for previous/ next music, double tap to pause and play music, and you also can use this feature to pic up phone calls Cons - headphone update took atleast 30 min, i’ve never had a headphone that took that long, it’s a surprise to me since i’m - used to seeing update takes less than 1 min. - 360 audio does support some apps including Tidal, but it doesn’t support major music applications people that are used to, I have apple music and spotify sadly I can’t use it on these applications but i’m doesn’t bother me much since both have amazing audio and apple music latest spatial audio update, with this headphone it sounds amazing - I do wish ring tones goes straight to the headphone, testing calls did not do that, was ringing on my main phone but the tone wasn’t transferring on the headphone itself, also adjust the volume on call cause me to hang up without meaning to do so, there’s definitely a learning curve using this to make sure you are not hanging up each calls”

User review 4:

User:Seana Michelle Steiner Nation:United States

“When listening in 360 mode, the sound quality is great. I like that the app allows you to control different metrics within your music. What I don’t like is that the volume isn’t very loud, and especially when it is advertised as “Extra Bass,” I expect to rattle my skull every now and then. Don’t expect that with these headphones. You’re in for disappointment. As far as noise canceling goes, I’ve only ever tested it in my home and it was fantastic. The real test will be when I travel later this week on a noisy plane. Overall, they aren’t terrible headphones. But would I pay $200 again for them? Definitely not.”

User review 5:

User:Skanda Rajesh Nation:India

“For the price I picked this up, this is an absolute steal. The ANC is great, the sound quality is splendid (especially if you're a bass head, even audiophiles will appreciate it if you tweak the EQ) and the battery life is amazing.

Getting into details about the ANC because that is probably the sole reason you're looking at this.

The ANC is great, albeit not as good as the XM4s but it's on par with the XM3. I have both the XM4s and XM3s, and i thought the XB910n will be a great addition to it and it is. I'll say it blocks out 85% of what the XM4s manage.

Sound quality and connectivity

The audio is amazing especially if you like bass. The clear bass slider makes you feel the bass making it a really immersive experience when you're listening to music .

The connectivity is something that might be bothersome to people. If you're an iOS user, nothing to worry as the best audio codec you'll get is AAC, but if you use Android you get support for LDAC. LDAC sounds much much better than AAC and you can actually hear the difference. The only trade off is your connectivity. LDAC needs a lot of resources so it cuts down on your connectivity. Even walking through a door leaving your phone in the other room will cause the audio to stutter, but if you don't mind that LDAC is the way to go.

Overall, if you're budget is limited and you cant afford the XM4s or XM5s, go for this i promise you won't regret.”

User review 6:

User:Karen Bytes Nation:United States

“I have had several cheaper pairs of headphones that broke after several months of near continuous and vigorous wear (I wore them while walking around town, threw them in my very full backpack, etc).

I needed a pair that either were very sturdy or had a good protective case. I needed a pair that provided good noise cancellation. I wanted a pair that... well, I wanted good sound since I spent so much of my time wearing headphones!

I read review after review and, finally, bought these since they seemed to check all the boxes. Also, they were on sale! :-)

I've had them for a few months now and ( knock on wood ) am very happy with them so far. The noise cancelling is great, better than any of the cheap models I've had and, also, it has a button that toggles between noise cancelling and ambient sound. This means that when I'm standing in line I can enjoy the benefits of noise cancelling and then, without taking the headphones off, switch to ambient sound. In that mode I can hear well and so can carry on a conversation. Afterward, with one push of a button, the noise cancelling is on again.

Some have complained that there is too much base, but I almost never use the headphones to listen to music so I can't really comment on that. I have listened to some of my favourite songs--as well as many movies, podcasts, audio books, etc.--and haven't been disappointed.

Overall, so far, I am very happy with them.”

User review 7:

User:Shyam Nation:India

“Awesome experience with the headphones. Packaging includes the necessary goodies like 3.5mm headphone jack, USB c cable. The case is a different level experience. Hardshell case made it easy for traveling.

Sound: As we can expect from Sony. Clear vocals, great instrumental seperation, good base as it is xtra base model.

For best experience of music of all categories keep the sound profile in bright in Sony headphones connect app.

Noise cancellation: It is great in cutting small crowd noises, but don't expect it to deliver XM4's or XM5's level of NC.

Call quality is good and the connectivity is great....

Multi device connectivity works superfine, but the headphones will work on AAC codec during multi device connectivity enabled. For single device it supported for LDAC codec on my pixel 6a.

Over-all the device is a bang for buck. Price to performance ratio is perfect.”

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User review 8:

User:Sankalp Gupta Nation:India

“I loved the premium feeling of the Sony headphone. I just have below 2 issues.

  1. When walking the flexible cups of the headphone keep stricking. Our every step creates a sound of cups stricking with cushion.

  2. When I am working on my desk with these headphones under a ceiling fan, the cushions are very sensitive and keeps creating unwanted crackling noise due to sensitive nature.”

User review 9:

User:RefreshingJoy Nation:United States

“I generally think this set of headphones is ok. One major complaint: I stretch my arms out a lot. Straight up. So, each time, my biceps/shoulders hit the right control and turn off my music. It's happening over and over and it's super annoying. The touch controls are kind of unintuitive. There are no guides on the shell so you have to go read instructions and remember how to do everything. That's honestly very weird. So...that's why this puppy gets 4 stars.”

User review 10:

User:Katie Nation:United States

“If you are looking for an uncomplicated headphone look else where. These come with an app. If you listen to music and want to be able to dial your headphones in like a soundboard then these are the headphones for you! You can do that with the app. If you want them to simply listen to audiobooks there are easier products. I did return these for something more simple. They were very comfortable. I could tell the difference with the noise cancelling. They were not like ear plugs but muffled loud sounds. My test was vacuuming. The swipe up and down for volume was a bit annoying as it did not always work. Especially if you want to volume up or down quickly. Loved the double tap for pause. Ultimately, for me the price was not worth what I was using them for.”


Through the real user review of Sony WH-XB910N headphones, it can be seen that it is a good product that can satisfy users, but it also has shortcomings, such as overpriced and its heavy earmuffs are not comfortable enough to wear. There are many headphones in the market, and the most comfortable design is bone conduction headphones, because it is not plug into your ear. Therefore, if you want to find a headphone with a more comfortable wearing experience, Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphone is a good substitute.

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones for walking:Sony WH-XB910N headphones review

Hi Runner is a bone conduction headphone.The advantage of this type of headphone is that the ears are free and you can hear the surrounding noise. Safe, light, comfortable, sound quality, easy to use... It is really an ideal headphone for sports and daily life.

Wissonly is the fastest-growing brand in the past six months. Their team is a technical expert in the field of bone conduction headphones. As early as 10 years ago, it began to develop bone conduction headphones that do not hurt the ears. With the excellent bone conduction vibration unit optimization scheme, it has been recommended by many ear doctors and has been recommended by many YouTuber.

Wissonly is a wireless bone conduction headphone with Bluetooth and MP3 modes. You can use the Bluetooth mode when you are in a place with a Bluetooth signal, and you can use the MP3 mode in places where it is not convenient to carry a mobile phone such as underwater sports. They are also very powerful in MP3 mode. They have 32G built-in memory and can store 5000 songs. Their battery life is strong, and they can listen to music for 10 hours, which makes up for the disadvantages of wireless headphones.

In terms of fit and comfort, the overall frame of the Wissonly Hi Runner is made of adjustable aviation-grade titanium steel, which can adapt to different sizes of head circumference and ensure the Fit and comfort of wearing. The surface of their headphones is made of high-tech hypoallergenic silicone material, which does not contain chemical ingredients to avoid allergies. The overall touch of the headphones is as silky as a baby's skin, which avoids uncomfortable situations when worn for a long time. And they are very light, less than 30g, and they will not feel heavy when worn.

r/HeyNewGadget - Headphones for walking:Sony WH-XB910N headphones review

When you sweat a lot when running or doing other sports, or when it suddenly rains when you run or exercise outdoors, then the waterproof performance of sports headphones is very important.As the flagship model of Wissonly,the waterproof grade of Wissonly Hi Runner bone conductionHeadphone reaches IPX8 waterproof grade higher than the industry standard. It allows the wearer to work normally when swimming or diving, not to mention sweat prevention or ordinary waterproof.

Due to the special technical principle of bone conduction headphones, it is more difficult to improve the sound quality. The Wissonly Hi Runner subverts the traditional sound quality solution and uses a large wire-frame vibration unit as a breakthrough. Through structural optimization, the effective vibration area is increased, so that the sound has a good performance in both treble and bass.

It only costs $99.99. Generally speaking, it is a powerful, cost-effective and practical sports bone conduction headphone.