Need a Christmas gift for a tech lover? These top-rated Sony headphones are under £35

Steve May
·2-min read
These headphones are perfect for a tech-lover this Christmas. (Sony)
These headphones are perfect for a tech-lover this Christmas. (Sony/ John Lewis)

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In need of a last-minute present for a tech lover?

These top-rated wireless Sony headphones are under £35 at John Lewis and are sure to be loved by that tech-obsessed family member (especially if they just lost their Apple AirPods, once again).

Why we love them

Cushioned ear pads and adjustable headband make for an easy, comfortable fit, and the stylish design makes them look a good deal more premium than the price tag suggests.

Understandably, there’s no noise cancelling on board, but the on-ear style ensures a comfortable, isolated listen. Adopting a folding-flat swivel design, they’re easy to store away and travel with too.

Sony has a reputation for making some of the best headphones in the world, and with good reason. Its headphones are delightfully musical - here punchy 30mm drivers deliver crisp mid-range and crystal highs.

Battery life is phenomenal at 35 hours. When you do eventually run out of juice, a Quick Charge mode (the headphones use USB C, cable supplied) will give you an additional 90 minutes of play time from just a ten minute top-up.

Functionality is first rate. You can take hands-free phone calls with the built in mic, and the WH-CH510 work with Google Assistant and Siri too. Tactile buttons on the ear cup control volume, select tracks and call up your preferred digital assistant.

Able to work with Bluetooth enabled smartphones, Bluetooth TV streaming sticks like the Amazon Fire TV and compatible Bluetooth TVs, the WH-CH510 are an ideal sonic companion whether you’re inside or out.

What the reviews say

Over 200 John Lewis buyers really like the way these Sony headphones sound, giving them an average rating of 4.2 out of 5.

  • “I never knew how comfortable and how silent things could be until I tried these headphones.”

  • “Pairing was flawlessly easy and the sound is terrific. I have not noticed any lag time between TV dialog and sound from the headphones.”

  • “These are fantastic wireless headphones because they are lightweight and the battery stays charged for quite a long time.”

  • “I LOVE these headphones. So comfy and the sound is amazing.”

Buy it: Sony WH-CH510 Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote | £34 from John Lewis

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