Sony WH-CH510 review: cheap Sony headphones with killer battery life
The Sony WH-CH510 aren’t the technological tour de force we might associate with Sony headphones, but they don’t have that kind of price-tag either. They’re not the last word in sophistication, but there’s charm.
- Impressive battery life
- Good spec and ergonomics
- Remarkably assertive sound
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The Sony WH-CH510 review in a sentence: they feel, if anything, even cheaper than they actually are – but the WH-CH510 have half-decent sound quality and entirely decent battery life.
These wireless headphones from Sony are way more budget than the likes of the Sony WH-1000XM4 that have made it such a famous name for portable audio. The WHCH510 may be over-ear headphones, but the lack of feature mean they won’t be troubling our list of the best noise-cancelling headphones.
These are focused on price and battery life, and they excel at both, though with some limitations as you might expect from lower-priced headphones.
Sony WH-CH510: Price battery life
The Sony WH-CH510 are on sale now, and are priced in the UK (by Sony, at least) at £50. You don’t need to be any kind of internet search-engine wizard to find them at a pretty significant discount, though.
It’s a similar story in the United States, where they’re nominally priced at 60 – five minutes in front of a computer will find them with a large chunk of money off. And in Australia, where in theory you’re looking at AU90, discounts can be had too – although admittedly of the slightly more modest type.
The WH-CH510 will go for an impressive 35 hours from a single charge, as long as you’re listening at realistic volume levels, anyhow. You can expect 30 hours ‘communication’ time, but if you’re the sort of person who can stay on the ‘phone for 30 hours at a time, obviously you’re welcome to never, ever call us.
Should the worst happen and the Sonys run flat, they can be fully charged in around four hours. And in extremis, a 10-minute blast should hold you for 90 minutes of listening.
Sony WH-CH510: Build quality design
There’s a lot to be said for usefully compact on-ear headphones – and, no two ways about it, the Sony WH-CH510 are a usefully compact pair of on-ear headphones. And at just 132g, they’re hardly a burden to wear.
The design is unadventurous, because anyone who tries to mess with the function-dictates-form realities of on-ear headphones needs to have a look at themselves. The WH-CH510 are made of mildly textured plastic, hide their expandable headband inside their plastic arms, and feature mildly padded earpads on earcups that swivel through 90 degrees. It’s absolutely par for the course, and none the worse for it.
As far as build quality goes, well, there’s nothing overtly wrong with it. Headband adjustment feels robust enough, and if the swivelling earcups don’t feel damped in the slightest at least they don’t move any further than they’re mean to.
The plastics here are of the thin and hard variety, though, and they make it apparent the WH-CH510 have been built down to a price. Tap the headband with a finger while wearing the headphones and the reverberation is as loud as the music you’re listening to.
Normal Sony service is resumed where specification is concerned, though. The WH-CH510 uses a couple of 30mm full-range dynamic drivers to deliver sound, and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity. This is more than capable of dealing with the highest-resolution files served up by the premium tiers of TIDAL, Amazon, Qobuz and so on. Curiously, though, the only format support is for AAC and SBC – there’s no sign of Sony’s proprietary LDAC format.
As far as an interface goes, the WH-CH510 do pretty well. There are three control buttons on the right-hand earcup, covering ‘power on/off/pairing’, ‘volume up/down’, ‘play/pause’, ‘skip forwards/backwards’ and ‘answer/end/reject call’. Or you can summon Siri or Google Assistant and just issue commands that way – the integrated mic proves sharp-eared.
Sony WH-CH510: Sound quality
It’s all very well having the ability to play back a TIDAL Masters file via Bluetooth 5.0, but we don’t think many people who spend this much on a pair of wireless headphones are doing £20 a month on a premium music streaming subscription. No, the Sony WH-CH510 will stand or fall on how they handle a bog-standard stream from a bog-standard streaming service.
And it turns out the WH-CH510 sort-of stand and sort-of fall all at the same time.
Certainly they want for nothing where drive and attack is concerned. No matter the sort of music you like to listen to, the Sonys will attempt to put a rocket up it. Theirs is an immediate, quite in-your-face presentation – every element of a recording is seemingly shoved to the front of the soundstage, where it engages in a scrap for primacy with every other element. At best, this is a vigorous and energetic listen; at worst, it’s quite shouty.
And within the enthusiasm of the overall presentation, each element of the WH-CH510 tonality is similarly proactive. If the attitude at the top of the frequency range appeals to you, you’ll call it ‘forthright’ – or if you don’t, you’ll probably go with ‘overstated’.
It’s the same story at the opposite end: bass is either ‘fulsome’ or ‘overconfident’. The midrange? ‘Upfront’ or, yes, ‘shouty’. It’s possible to say with reasonable confidence that the entirety of the frequency range is quite well integrated, but that’s because each part of the frequency range thinks it’s the most important and tries to hog the spotlight.
Dynamically, the Sonys leave themselves little room for manoeuvre – if you’re in full ‘attack’ mode during the quieter moments of a recording, you don’t leave yourself anywhere to go when the recording itself decides to get a bit more assertive. The WH-CH510 are an absolutely flat-out listen, all the time.
And yet. Despite all this bluster the Sonys are by no means an unengaging listen. They make a decently detailed sound, with pertinent observations to make about the harmonic variances in a tune even as they absolutely launch it towards your ears. They express rhythms with something approaching expertise, and there isn’t a tempo yet recorded that they can’t keep on top of.
As long as you don’t mind being bossed around by your headphones, there’s a fair bit to like about the Sony WH-CH510.
Sony WH-CH510: Verdict
Sony builds some of the most accomplished wireless headphones around. These aren’t them, admittedly, but then they’re a fraction of the price. And while they may be budget, the WH-CH510 are not without their appeal.
Ignore the rather mean-feeling plastics and they’re a comfortable, stamina-packed and pretty well-specified proposition – and far from a tentative listen.
Sony WH-CH510: The best affordable Bluetooth headphones from Sony?
The construction is not the best, they do not have a 3.5mm jack.
Technical Features Sony WH-CH510:
The Sony WH-CH510 are a pair of affordable Bluetooth headphones that are really great value for money. They have a simple on-ear design, are comfortable and offer great sound.
They don’t have the ANC technology and features of the Sony WH-1000XM5, but they are one of the best budget headphones you can get on the market. In their price range, they have no competition. In this article we tell you about all their features, pros and cons.
These are inexpensive on-ear headphones. This means that the cups do not completely surround your ears, but rather rest on them. The Sony WH-CH510 are more compact and portable than the over-ear models, although they are less comfortable and can also leak sound.
In terms of appearance, they have a simple, sober and functional design, with a straight headband and round cups. The Sony WH-CH510 headphones are available in black, white and blue. Apart from the Sony logo on both cups, there are no additional embellishments.
These are inexpensive headphones and it shows in the build quality. The plastic body doesn’t feel as sturdy as that of the more expensive models. They also do not have a folding structure for easy transportation, although the cups rotate through 90 degrees.
On the plus side, they are very light and compact, so you can take them anywhere. Another good feature is the padding of the cups. They feel great to the touch and are of better quality than those present in any other pair of Bluetooth headphones in this price range.
Controls and battery
The Sony WH-CH510 integrate three easy-to-use buttons to operate playback, volume, change songs and activate your mobile device’s personal assistant, such as Google Assistant. They integrate a microphone next to the buttons that allows you to make calls. The clarity of the calls is not remarkable, but it serves its purpose.
Next to the microphone and controls is the USB-C port for charging. A good thing since the micro USB offered by most cheap headsets is getting a bit obsolete. Unfortunately, they do not have an auxiliary audio port for wired use.
The battery of the Sony WH-CH510 Bluetooth headphones delivers up to 35 hours of continuous playback, an incredible capacity for such an inexpensive headset. In addition, they charge very quickly. You can use them for an hour and a half with only 10 minutes of charging.
They are on-ear headphones, so they do not offer the same sound quality as over-ear headphones. This is because smaller cups do not create as good a seal, and the sonic spatiality is not as wide. That said, it’s truly amazing the audio they offer for such a cheap price.
The bass is perceived as clear and with a good presence, but doesn’t overshadow the other tonalities. The highs sound more dominant than the mids, but overall the sound balance is well achieved. The sound profile of the Sony WH-CH510 is very pleasant and you can use them for hours without discomfort.
In addition, the Bluetooth 5.0 connection works flawlessly. When testing them, we did not experience any sound cut-off or interference. They do not work with the Sony WH-1000XM5 application, but this is to be expected. They are a simple and efficient headset.
Why do we like the Sony WH-CH510?
If you are looking for a cheap Bluetooth headset with good audio quality, this model is one of the best options you can find on the market. All genres of music sound good and are a pleasure to use.
Why don’t we like them?
They do not have an auxiliary audio port for wired use and the build quality doesn’t stand out. However, these are insignificant cons considering the price.
If you are looking for cheap Bluetooth headphones, these Sony are a great choice. They do not have the Smart features of the more expensive models, are made of plastic and do not have an auxiliary audio port. Nevertheless, they sound very good, have an excellent battery performance and the padding of the cups is excellent. Interested? Find the best price on Amazon.
Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphone Review
The WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones are a totally no-frills offering from Sony coming in just under 60. The main selling points are the 35 hour maximum battery life and super-fast charging via the USB-C cable.
These headphones come in a slim box with nothing other than the USB cable and the manual. The way they look reminds me of those headsets you can get on an airplane. Nothing but the essentials. The earpieces rotate so you can lie them flat in a backpack or bag, but they don’t fold up.
There are three buttons on the right earpiece where all the controls are derived. Again, simplicity. Volume up/down, previous/next track, and power/pause. You can also answer calls via the power button, as is standard on most Bluetooth headphones.
I wish the buttons were spread apart from each other, or utilized the left earpiece instead of just the right. When you put your hand to the buttons, it can take a moment to figure out which one you are about to press, as they are all very close and feel the same. Also the previous/next track button makes an odd little chime when pressed that I found distracting. Both very minor complaints.
The USB-C cable can give the headphones a 90-minute charge in just 10 minutes. Charging to the full 35 hour capacity takes 4.5 hours. Definitely good news for someone who, say, sleeps during layovers at the airport, or is on the lamb and can’t stick around too long. Nomads need their music too!
And while you could stay up listening to music for about a day and a half on the full battery charge, my earlobes started getting sore around hour 3. So good luck.
The sound of these headphones is nothing too write home about, but it’s enough to write a blog about. Neither amazing, nor terribly disappointing.
The midrange holds its own pretty well, and is aided by a surprisingly good stereo spread. Guitars, vocals and any layers that are spaced out with panning play off each other in a way that satisfies. Older music that makes use of the whole ‘one instrument for each side’ philosophy comes across well too, like Coltrane or the Beatles.
The high end goes back to sounding what I’d call reserved, on some songs more than others. The ultra-highs come through clearly (and no, not harshly), but certain vocals end up sounding thinned out and robbed of their power. Other vocals (on pop songs especially) come through loud and clear. I feel like there’s a cut somewhere in the upper midrange that is favorable to some vocals styles over others. However, the headphones represent the frequencies above this range clearly.
The Sony WH-CH510s are very straightforward. If your priorities include grab-and-go functionality and a long battery life, these certainly deliver. The sound quality gets the job done, and the minimalism of the design insures that nothing unnecessary will get in your way.
See how they stack up against the original WH-CH500s in this comparison review.
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Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones
Sony WH-CH510 wireless headphones is a lightweight headphone with multiple musical features. It also packs a battery with great health and backup, as well as different attractive features that make it easier to use.
over, its gorgeous outlook and ease to carry feature increase the fascination with it.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Up to 35 hours of Battery Back Up
Stunning Sony WH-CH510 Features
Lightweight and Easy to Carry Design
This Sony Wireless headphone is beautifully made with a very lightweight design. The simplicity of its design increases its elegance and the lightweight makes it very easy to carry. Furthermore, you can choose your Sony WH-CH510 headphone from a bunch of alluring colors.
With these WH-CH510 headphones from Sony, you can enjoy your favorite music and podcasts for longer than ever. With its mega battery, it gives you up to 35 hours of non-stop listening. So you won’t have to worry about running out of battery while on the move.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
It offers you to listen to your favorite tracks wirelessly with Bluetooth wireless technology by pairing your smartphone or tablet. It holds a Bluetooth 5.0 version with a 2.4 GHz Frequency and 10-meter range.
Buttons Make Everything Easy
It carries several buttons with it to make its usage easier. You have to use the buttons to play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume and listen pretty comfortably to what you want to hear.
Voice Assitant and Easy Hands-Free Calling
A simple button press connects you to your smartphone’s voice assistant to get directions, play music, and communicate with contacts.
Conversation flows freely with easy hands-free calling, thanks to the built-in microphone. No need to even take your phone from your
You can check out Sony WH-CH510 specifications from the Specification section.
Sony WH-CH510 Price in BD
Sony WH-CH510 price in Bangladesh is BDT. It was released in 2019 and gained popularity for its user-friendly features.
Where to buy Sony WH-CH510 in Bangladesh?
Apple Gadgets is a reliable and popular name for buying all kinds of electronic gadgets in Bangladesh. You can buy your desired Sony WH-CH510 at the lowest available price in BD. You can make the deal through Apple Gadgets Website or get it from the outlets. Surely you can get the best deal as well as quality after service.
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