Sony wireless Extra Bass headphones with Alexa voice control, now 40% off

Sony wireless Extra Bass headphones with Alexa voice control, now 40% off
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On the market for a set of affordable wireless headphones? How does a Sony deal sound? This particular set of wireless on-ear headphones has just been reduced by 40 per cent as part of Amazon's summer sale, and will currently set you back just $78. Not bad, given they'll deliver around 30-hours of battery life from a single charge. 

The Sony WH-XB700 isn't a model we've tested thoroughly, but as part of Sony's popular Extra Bass (or XB) range, the build is solid and battery life impressive and you get a USB-C charger (a 10-minute charge gives you an extra 90 minutes of playback), NFC pairing, Alexa built-in, and sound customisation through the Sony Headphones Connect app.

Sony WH-XB700 wireless headphones $130 $78 at Amazon

Sony WH-XB700 wireless headphones $130 $78 at Amazon
Sony feature-packed wireless headphones are now available with a tempting 40% saving. Be quick, we don't know how long this particular offer will last.

A quick scan of Amazon's customer reviews reveals that comfort is another area in which these on-ears score high marks, thanks to the cushioned earcups which also swivel to lie flat for easier storage. 

Our advice? If your wireless headphones budget maxes out at $80, it's an awful lot of headphone for little money – including a mic for call-handling and EQ adjustments via the Sony Headphones Connect app. No, you won't get the class-leading noise cancelling found in Sony's flagship headphones, but if that's not high on your list of priorities, this appears to be a great little deal.


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.