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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.

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 is the newest staff writer on What Hi-Fi? and can most-often be found writing, reviewing and drinking coffee in the listening facility, or at her desk next to a stack of mags. (She is probably wearing in-ears, so don't be put off if she's unresponsive.) She supports Chelsea even when it hurts, and her other half is a football writer whose skill both amazes and irritates her.