Sony WH CH720NSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Apple AirPods MaxSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 3.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WH CH720N||Apple AirPods Max|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✗|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✗|
|has an over-the-ear foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (anc)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|sound pressure level||99dB/mW||✗|
|driver unit size||30mm||40mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✗||✓|
|has a rechargeable battery||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✓||✓|
|has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||9only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✗|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|can be used as a headset||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✗||✓|
|has dolby atmos||✗||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Sony WH CH720N have a weight of 192g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Apple AirPods Max, at 384.8g weigh more than the Sony WH CH720N with a difference 192.8g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sony WH CH720N are one of those.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Sony WH CH720N's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to bends in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or completely damaging your headphones.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Sony WH CH720N comes with a 1.2meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Sony WH CH720N have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Apple AirPods Max with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Sony WH CH720N have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WH CH720N's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Apple AirPods Max also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Sony WH CH720N allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Apple AirPods Max too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Sony WH CH720N sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Apple AirPods Max isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sony WH CH720N's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well an audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sony WH CH720N's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sony WH CH720N's measurement is 99dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Sony WH CH720N driver unit is 30mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Apple AirPods Max driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WH CH720N by 10mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a conductor, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a wire is measured in ohms. Sony WH CH720N's impedance is 31Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Apple AirPods Max have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Sony WH CH720N's battery life is 50 hours
Apple AirPods Max's battery life is 20 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WH CH720N's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Apple AirPods Max takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery
Apple AirPods Max have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your headphones.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Sony WH CH720N's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Apple AirPods Max too have a rechargeable battery.
Sony WH CH720N can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Apple AirPods Max also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Sony WH CH720N has a v5.2
Apple AirPods Max has a Bluetooth version of v5. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WH CH720N support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Sony WH CH720N support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Sony WH CH720N can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Apple AirPods Max can connect at a 10meters distance via Bluetooth
Sony WH CH720N support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WH CH720N have only 2 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Apple AirPods Max microphones are only 9.
Sony WH CH720N use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Apple AirPods Max too use a noise-canceling type of microphone.
Sony WH CH720N support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Apple AirPods Max support ambient sound mode as well allowing you to hear the ambient sound even while wearing them.
Sony WH CH720N have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
Sony WH CH720N support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the Sony WH CH720N body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Apple AirPods Max too have a control panel on them.
Sony WH CH720N can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Apple AirPods Max can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Apple AirPods Max have a warranty period of 1 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Apple AirPods Max come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Apple AirPods Max have Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.