Sony WH CH720NSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser HD 560SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 2.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WH CH720N||Sennheiser HD 560S|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✓|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✓|
|has an open-back design||✗||✓|
|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||110dB/mW|
|driver unit size||30mm||38mm|
|has a rechargeable battery||✓||✗|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✓||✗|
|has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has a 3.5mm male connector||✗||✓|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||✗|
|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||✓||✗|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
The 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 consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sennheiser HD 560S, at 240g weigh more than the Sony WH CH720N with a difference 48g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into a source device. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sony WH CH720N are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Sennheiser HD 560S too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
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.
Sennheiser HD 560S too have a cable designed to help prevent tangles.
Headphones that are designed to allow air to pass through their ear cups from the rear of the speaker driver unit are known as open-back. This design provides a very natural and accurate sound, Sennheiser HD 560S have this kind of design which means that resonances and low-frequency that tend to build up caused by the rear enclosure are no longer a concern.
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.
Sennheiser HD 560S comes with a 3meters cable. Almost any cable should be fine in sound quality If you're looking at lengths up to 2 - 3 meters.
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.
Sennheiser HD 560S with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Sony WH CH720N have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sennheiser HD 560S and Sony WH CH720N 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 generates a mirror signal 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.
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 Sennheiser HD 560S isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component 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.
Sennheiser HD 560S's lowest frequency is at 6Hz, this implies that Sony WH CH720N got a juicier bass than the Sennheiser HD 560S
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it. Sony WH CH720N's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Sennheiser HD 560S's highest frequency is at 38000Hz, this means that Sennheiser HD 560S got a clearer and crispier treble than the Sony WH CH720N
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 a way of getting 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.
Sennheiser HD 560S's sound pressure level measurement is 110dB/mW.
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.
Sennheiser HD 560S driver unit is 38mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WH CH720N by 8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better sound.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, as electricity flows through a wire, it faces 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.
Sennheiser HD 560S's impedance is 120Ohms. The impedance of earbuds is the electrical resistance of the driver unit present on the inside.
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
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.
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.
Sony WH CH720N can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
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
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.
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc. Sennheiser HD 560S has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.