Sony INZONE H9 Wireless Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset
Soft headband cushion and smooth nylon ear pads for wearing comfort
Boom microphone for seamless team communication
Wireless connectivity with USB transceiver and Bluetooth
Up to 40 hours long battery life
Sony INZONE H9 Wireless Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset
- Take action first with precise target detection : Hear them before they see you. With 360 Spatial Sound for Gaming and our proven hardware technology, you can detect where your opponents are and how far away. Even players hiding in shadow, or behind walls and obstacles, can’t stay hidden for long.
- Every gaming sound, authentically reproduced : Developed from our expertise in music headphones, the diaphragm of the INZONE H7 has a unique shape that allows it to reproduce extremely high frequency sounds with high compliance, as well as authentic low frequencies, for an immersive gaming experience.
- Powerful bass frequencies : Ducts on the housing of the INZONE H7 control and optimise low frequency sound reproduction for powerful bass that makes deep sounds like explosions and engines seem incredibly real. Hear the drama and intensity of your gaming world all around you.
- Fits snugly around your ears : Smooth nylon ear pads are shaped to minimise pressure on your ears by optimising contact with the side of your head. This extremely comfortable earpad material is designed for stability and sound insulation.
- Boom microphone, voice-focused : The high quality boom microphone, shaped so it can be brought closer to your mouth, ensures you’ll always be heard clearly. Because the microphone is bidirectional, your voice is picked up cleanly even during the most frenetic moments of a game.
|BATTERY LIFE(CONTINUOUS MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME)||Max. 32 hours(NC OFF)|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||5Hz-20,000Hz (JEITA)|
H9 Inzone Gaming Headset Worth Buying?
Inzone are Sonys foray into the high-end sector of gaming headsets, and while they are targeted at PC & PS5 personally I think their main audience is going to be PS5 gamers like myself. My review is solely based on PS5 use not PC.
The H9 model is the top end of the Inzone gaming headset range and for the extra cost you get Sonys noise cancelling/ambient sound technology. But is it worth paying out extra for them?
Packaging in all new branding for this the outside of the box looks good its bold and colourful but inside the box its your usual headset set up and honestly theyve missed a point by not at least supplying a dust bag to keep them in.
Build quality and yes its all made of plastic and only available in one colour but its good quality plastic, tough and durable and thats a good thing because it keeps the weight down. They feel solid and well built with the soft leatherette ear cups and adjustable headband for a comfortable fit that allows players to use them for hours at a time. Yes the ear cups are big but fit well and even with my small head and ears they sit comfortable and honestly you dont feel they are there and they dont move around or are uncomfortable at all. I love the pivoting and swivel hinges on the cups allowing them to sit flat when not in use either on your neck or on a table surface, wish they had done this with the 3D Pulse headphones. The LED lights by the hinges are a nice touch; they are white when connected to your wireless dongle and blue when connecting via Bluetooth. The microphone is a bit on the big size but doesnt get in the way when either in use or pushed up out of the way and again its reasonably well made and solid with a little bit of pliability to allow you to move it towards your mouth when in use and yes I know its not removable but for me thats not an issue. And the flip to mute makes life so much easier and you have the added click sound to know when its off.
Controls on the cups are well placed, solid and are not intrusive apart from the volume wheel, which is more prominent to make life easier. So on the left side is the volume control wheel, which is a great idea its easy to reach and works well, then on the same side is the noise cancelling and ambient sound button and everyone knows how good this works on Sonys headphones and this is no exception it works very well on these. Finally on the left side is the USB C charging port and the microphone is also situated on the left side cup.
On the right side is the power button, the game and chat button and the Bluetooth button and while where mentioning the Bluetooth button I have got to say well done Sony for allowing me to connect these headphones to other Bluetooth devices and the ones I have tried have connected without any issues.
Sound quality is what you would expect from Sony I have had no issues while gaming or using it to listen to music or making calls the controls for volume and noise cancelling are quick to respond with no distortion or dropouts. And the microphone is crisp and clear while either gaming or on phone calls. The easy to reach volume wheel make life easier to quickly adjust the volume especially while gaming if things get a little hectic and loud. The ANC works great especially while making and receiving calls and if you are gaming with other external noise in the background and the quick on and off button access allows seamless interaction with anyone when required.
Battery life is pretty good at 32 hours although I have been getting just under 30 hours which is pretty decent, the only down side is no low battery indicator on the headset and once onscreen its just a guesstimate of what is left a proper battery percentage would be much more preferable.
So to answer the question are they worth the cost? If money is no object to afford them then yes they are but me personally I would go for the H7 version you get nearly all the same benefits bar the ANC the build quality is pretty much the same apart from cloth instead of leatherette head band & ear cups. No difference with the sound quality and the battery life is better due to the lack of ANC capability. So it all comes down to personal choice and what you would prefer from your headset and what else you might use them for, battery life over ANC?
Saying all that its a good first attempt at the high end gaming headset market for Sony and we know they never get it 100% right the first time so lets see what the future brings and the tweaks they will apply for their next generation and hopefully a selection of colour choices rather than just white?
Purchased the Inzone H9 headphones around a fortnight ago. To be honest, I was expecting them to be of superior sound quality, based on Sony's marketing and reviews I read online, hence the purchase. But now I own them I can only give them a "GOOD +" rating and not a 5 star rating.
I own a PS5 and connecting them to the unit was simplicity itself. I also paired them to my Sony tv. Again, there were not any issues with that either.
Getting back to the sound quality. I was expecting the headphones to deliver a real great quality sound after connecting them to the PS5 and playing Horizon Forbidden West. Instead, I though at times, it delivered a flat base and the dialogue was also muffled (maybe it is my hearing). The noise cancelling works very well.
I purchased these specifically for my PS5 and not for gaming on a PC, where you can download an APP to fine tune the sound to your own liking. But it is not transferable back to the PS5 when have done that.
I can only say that I would not recommend these, as can only base the rating on my own experience.
Ive never owned a gaming headset but do own a pair of Sony over-ear headphones so was pleased to receive this pair for review. As with any Sony product (and Ive owned many), the quality out of the box was obvious, it felt sturdy and well built and designed to fit very comfortably on any head. My ears tend to get sore after a couple of hours with over-ear headphones but I was able to wear these for hours at a time, the padding is soft and very comfortable. What I love about them is the ability to connect to more than one device at a time which is very convenient and versatile allowing audio from multiple sources at a time and the Bluetooth pairing itself is very simple and quick. I dont game online much, so didnt fully test the mic but I did do a test call and the person on the other end said the sound was a bit faint, though the raising the mic up to mute feature is pretty cool, which is where I mostly position it. The battery life is impressive, Id go 2-3 long sessions without ne
The Sony Inzone H9 Headset has been one of the best headsets I have ever tried.
Starting with the packaging, the box has a cool purple colour scheme and is easy to open and put the headset back in.
The well designed padding on the frame makes it very comfortable and enjoyable to use.
The entire headset just fells very smooth and refined.
The fact that it can connect to a PlayStation, PC and also use Bluetooth is amazing.
The noise cancelling has 3 different modes: one beep is full, two beeps is medium, and three beeps is off. The noise cancelling isnt as strong as other headphones and is more like noise dampening but really helps block out unwanted sounds.
The sound comes out the speakers extremely clearly and brings a new level of depth to the game.
The claimed 32h battery life is amazing. I have not had to charge the headset and have been using it for over a week. If your battery runs out, you can charge it while playing and 10 minutes of charging will give you about an hour of pla
I was looking at new headphones, primarily for gaming and online collaboration. I was considering the WH-1000XM5 headphones for their ability to connect 2 devices, so I could toggle between phone & PC for work. The WH-1000XM5 are audio listening focussed, whereas the H9 with its fold down mic, looked better suited.
I use the H9s to connect simultaneously to mobile via Bluetooth for Discord or calls and wirelessly (with the included USB dongle) to PC to hear those separate gaming sound channels, simultaneously on the headset. These H9 headphones are really comfortable to wear for hours, and the soft leather padding doesnt make my ears hot and sweaty. For convenience and comfort, the H9s are superb. One microphone feature I like is the mute. No button to fiddle to find, instead an easy flip-to-mute system. Flip the mic up and the microphone is muted. Pull it back down, it is un-muted.
If I have a gripe, its about the minimalist PC desktop app. Though I can customise the H9s sound pr
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