Sony WH-H900N vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sony WH-H900N review
vs
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC review

I have chosen two pairs of pretty popular headphones for this comparison. Let's find out what is the difference between Sony WH-H900N vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC. Speaking of similarities, both of them are closed-back and over-ear.

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Features

Their sensitivity is 10 dB different, as Sony WH-H900N has 103 dB and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC has 113 dB. When it comes to frequency response, the first appliance has a range of 5 Hz and 40 kHz, while the second one works in a range between 18 Hz and 22 kHz. The impedance is 32 Ohm in the case with the model WH-H900N and 18 Ohm in the case with HD 4.50 BTNC.

Charging of the battery of Sony WH-H900N takes 6 hours, whilst Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC can be charged in 2 hours. The first one works 28 hours after full charging and Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC — 19 hours. If the noise-canceling option is off, their battery life is 34 and 25 hours respectively. The battery-free listening mode is available for both appliances.

Sound

Sony WH-H900N produces a well-balanced sound that has a good amount of bass that thumps and rumbles without overpowering the instruments and vocals in the mid-range. The ANC does not have a noticeable effect on the audio quality, which is good, as some headphones with ANC lose range within the low-end of the spectrum with the feature switched on.

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC provides a very balanced sound with a decent level of bass and very clear vocals and instruments. The sound signature is amazing and works with different music genres.

Comfort and design

These headphones can be used either as wireless or wired. The audio cable that you get with Sony WH-H900N is 120 cm long, while the wire of Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is 140 cm long. The second device is lighter since its weight is 238 g, while the headphones made by Sony have 290 g.

The headband is adjustable in both cases. Also, these headphones are portable as they come with a carry case and can be folded.

Sony WH-H900N pros and cons

Sony WH-H900N pros and cons

Pros

  • Equipped with a battery level indicator
  • Fairly easy to use
  • The over-ear headphones sit well on your head and are comfortable for extended listening periods

Cons

  • The passive isolation — the materials of the headphones acting as a physical block to noise — are not great

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC pros and cons

Pros

  • The noise-canceling is pretty strong and does a great job to muffle out the sound
  • Although made of plastic, the construction is sturdy
  • Comes with a detachable cable

Cons

  • The earpads covered in synthetic leather which makes them not breathable

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Sony WH-H900N
9.3
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
8.1
10
10
10
8
8
7
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Common

Product

Sony WH-H900N
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Model

WH-H900N
HD 4.50 BTNC

Brand

Sony
Sennheiser

Reviews

220
4835

General

Wearing style

over ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5
32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

32
18

Frequency response, Hz

5Hz-40KHz
18Hz-22KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.5

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

103
113

Magnet type

neodymium

Weight (headphones), g/oz

290/10.2
238/8.4

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9
140/4.6

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri
Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling, voice assistant
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

28 (34 without noise cancelling)
19 (25 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

6
2

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Sony WH-H900N
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-H900N
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.3
  • 8.1
  • 9.3Sony WH-H900N
  • 8.1Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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