Full Specifications and Features


Size & Weight

Approx. 254 g (8.96 oz)

General Features

Headphone Type
Driver Unit
Impedance (Ohm)
50 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on), 25 ohm (1 kHz) (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
PET 25 μm
Frequency Response (Active Operation)
2 Hz–20,000 Hz
Frequency Response (Bluetooth® Communication)
20–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling)/20–40,000 Hz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling, 990 kbps)
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
101 dB/mW (when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned on) , 103 dB/mW(when connecting via the headphone cable with the unit turned off)
Volume Control
Touch sensor
Cord Type
Detachable Single-sided type
Cord Length
Approx. 1.2 m (47 1/4 in.) (supplied headphone cable)
L-shaped stereo mini plug (supplied headphone cable)
Wearing Style
S-Master HX
Passive Operation


Battery Charge Time
Approx. 7 hrs
Battery Charge Method
Battery Life (continuous music playback time)
Max. 30 hrs (NC ON), Max. 35 hrs (NC OFF)
Max. 30 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 32 hrs (NC OFF)
Battery Life (Waiting Time)
Max. 50 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 300 hrs (NC OFF)

Bluetooth® Specification

Bluetooth® version
Version 4.2
Effective Range
Line of sight approx. 10 m (30 ft)
Frequency Range
2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
Supported Audio Format(s)
SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
Supported Content Protection

Noise Cancelling

Noise Cancelling ON/OFF Switch
Automatic AI Noise Cancelling
Personal NC Optimizer
Ambient Sound Mode
Quick Attention

Colour Options


What's In The Box

  • Headphone cable (approx. 1.2 m [47 1/4 in])
  • USB cable: Type-CTM (approx. 20 cm [7 7/8 in])
  • Carrying pouch


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EXTRA BASS™ for impressively deep, punchy sound

As part of the EXTRA BASS™ range from Sony, the WH-XB900N noise cancelling headphones enhance all your low-end frequencies for exceptional bass. A dedicated bass duct on the headphone housing and increased air-tightness between the driver units and eardrums help to create precise, punchy rhythms that lift every track. Yet the headphones also maintain vocal clarity for a wonderfully rich, well-rounded listening experience.

Digital Noise Cancelling logo

Noise Cancelling technology

Shut out the world and enjoy your own party for one with noise cancelling plus EXTRA BASS sound quality.

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Enjoy wireless freedom with NFC and Bluetooth® technology

Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth® wireless technology remove the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled device to the headphones for a quick, seamless connection, then start streaming your music collection. No NFC? No problem. Connect via Bluetooth® and you're ready to go.

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Long battery life for all-day power

A charge of around 4 hours keeps you powered all day with approximately 30 hours of play time, so you can keep on listening, track after track, mix after mix.

Quick charging when you’re pressed for time

If your headphones are running low on power, a 10-minute quick charge will give you up to 60 minutes of play time. Ideal if you’re rushing around from place to place.

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Sleek, foldable design and long-listen comfort

Whatever your look, the simple, sleek, sophisticated design of the WH-XB900N noise cancelling headphones with a one-colour accent on the housing is the perfect match. Soft, cushioned ear pads offer long-lasting comfort, ideal for listening to your favourite albums, back-to-back. Finished listening? Simply fold them up for easy carrying.

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Built-in mic for easy conversation

It’s easy to talk, even with your headphones on — a built-in mic enables you to take hands-free calls from selected smartphones. Just double tap the housing on the right-hand headphone to answer a call and swipe up or down to adjust the volume.

WH-XB900N headphones with touch controls

Control at your fingertips

Change the track, turn the volume up or down and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the touch panel on your headphone housing. For the Quick Attention function, just touch the right housing and the music volume is instantly reduced, enabling you to hear ambient sounds — from someone asking you a question in a cafe to announcements at a train station.

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Sony | Headphones Connect app

Download the Sony | Headphones Connect app to customize your listening experience. Features include Adaptive Sound Control, which automatically detects what you’re up to—such as travelling, walking or waiting—then adjusts ambient sound settings to suit the situation. The app also lets you customize these to your preferences, adjust sound levels with the equalizer and more.

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Be smarter with Voice Assistant

Manage your day by connecting to your smartphone voice assistant through the headphones’ built-in mic. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, set reminders and more.

Man sitting on sofa in living room listening to headphones using wireless transmitter

360 Spatial Sound Personalizer

With the Sony | 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer app, you’ll enjoy a sound experience that’s optimized for you. The app captures and analyzes your ear shape, allowing these headphones to create your own personal spatial sound field when paired with BRAVIA XR TVs.

WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter with headphones on a cupboard, connected to a wall-mounted BRAVIA TV

Dolby Atmos Experience

With a Sony WLA-NS7 wireless transmitter connected to a BRAVIA XR TV, your headphones create the ideal arrangement of phantom speakers all around you so you can enjoy a Dolby Atmos experience. Be immersed in the scene and feel right at the heart of the action.