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Updated January 10, 2024·

If price is a major concern, the Sony WH-CH520 may be more appealing as it is less expensive than the 7hz Timeless. However, the 7hz Timeless often provides superior sound quality favored by audiophiles and those seeking a more detailed listening experience, which justifies its higher price tag. The Sony WH-CH520 could be more convenient for casual use, as it may offer features like wireless connectivity, which is great for on-the-go listening without worrying about cables, while the 7hz Timeless is typically wired, which can limit mobility but often results in a more stable audio connection. Consider how you will be using the earbuds or headphones—7hz Timeless for critical listening and Sony WH-CH520 for everyday, versatile use. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
Advantages of the Sony WH-CH520
  • Very good for gaming
  • Very good for TV and video
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
WH-CH520
7.6
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Sony WH-CH520 is good.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
WH-CH520
8.8
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for gaming, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
WH-CH520
6.7
The Sony WH-CH520 is only fair for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
WH-CH520
8.0
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
WH-CH520
4.6
The 7hz Timeless and Sony WH-CH520 are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
WH-CH520
52.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Sony WH-CH520 has 52 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
WH-CH520
$38
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Sony WH-CH520 costs $38.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
WH-CH520
7.0
The 7hz Timeless has very good build quality, while the Sony WH-CH520 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
WH-CH520
8.2
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Sony WH-CH520 to be very good for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Sony WH-CH520 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessSony WH-CH520
7hz TimelessSony WH-CH520

GENERAL

Price
$200
$38
Brand
7hzSony
Release Date
August 1, 2021April 1, 2023
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/107.7/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/106.8/10
Gaming Score
6.7/108.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/108.2/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A52 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1.9 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/104.6/10
Virtual Surround
N/AYes
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/107/10
Comfort score
7/1010/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams147.41 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Sony WH-CH520

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Sound Guys

Christian Thomas | September 2023
"If you’re looking for headphones that simply do what you ask them to: the Sony WH-CH520 is a decent option, even if it isn’t very exciting. Sony’s WH-CHXXX line fits this role quite well, and the WH-CH520 offers a decent raft of quality-of-life updates over its predecessor that should keep listeners happy. If the Sony WH-CH520 were a car, it’d be the boring-but-safe commuter compact."

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About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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