Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
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Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

The Swift Summary



  • Impressive 35 hour battery life
  • Quick charge feature
  • Voice assistant compatible
  • Available in colours other than black
  • No noise-cancelling system

Features list for the Sony WH-CH510 on-ear headphones

  • Compact and lightweight
  • On-ear style
  • Fold flat design with swivelling ear cups
  • Up to 35 hours of battery life
  • Quick charge feature – 90 minutes of playback from 10 minutes of charging
  • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity
  • Connect to your smartphone’s voice assistant
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free calls
  • Available in black, dark blue or white
  • Adjustable head strap
  • 1 year manufacturers’ warranty

Swift Thoughts


Like many Sony audio products the WH-CH-510’s headphones have a clean, simple, understated design. They have a pleasing unfussy ergonomic aesthetic.

The playback control buttons around the ear cups have subtle 3-D detailing so your fingers can easily register what they are.

The ear cups swivel neatly into a flat position, although they don’t fold in on themselves like some other models.

Audio Performance

The audio quality of the Sony WH-CH510’s is pretty good for the price. There is a decent range from high to low frequencies. The sound feels rich, clear and sharp which is more than ample for most people. Admittedly though, if I’m being picky, I did feel there was a lack of depth in the bass.

Build Quality

The build quality of the WH-CH510’s is reasonable given the price. There shouldn’t be any worries if you take good care of them. Personally, I’d recommend getting a case for them, especially for holidays. With non-folding ear cups they won’t last long thrown into the bottom of a rucksack. 🙂


I found the headphones very comfortable, which is somewhat surprising given that the headband isn’t padded. Their lack of padding is made up for by the lack of weight. The WH-CH510’s are impressively lightweight, which makes wearing them for long periods of time a pleasant experience.


The Sony WH-CH510 headphones have an impressive battery life of ‘up to 35 hours’, which given my tests, I’d agree is very likely. They also have a Quick Charge feature that gives you 90 minutes of playback from 10 minutes of charging.

The playback buttons are intuitively positioned and work seemlessly. Device pairing is quick and easy. Making hands-free calls is also a nice bonus feature that works well.

If you’re looking for a simple, no-nonsense pair of wireless headphones with a clean unfussy design then I would say the WH-CH510’s are a worth consideration.

Swift Scores

Audio Performance
Build Quality
Battery Life


Q: Are they suitable for running in?
A: Yes, absolutely!

Q: Are they comfortable to wear with glasses?
A: Yes. I find them extremely comfortable. Their light weight helps a lot.

Q: Can I use them for watching movies?
A: Absolutely. Connect them with your TV, tablet or mobile device and away you go.

Q: Can I connect to my music via a 3.5mm audio cable or is it wireless only?
A: They are wireless only.

Q: What version of Bluetooth do the WH-CH510 headphones use?
A: Bluetooth version 5.0.

Q: Do they have volume control buttons?
A: Yes.

Q: Are they waterproof?
A: No.

Q: How do I know when the headphones are fully charged?
A: The indicator light will turn off when they are fully charged.

Q: Will they connect with my Alexa?
A: No.

Q: Can I pair these headphones with multiple devices?
A: Yes, but not all at the same time. You will need to unpair them from one device before pairing them with another.

What’s in the box?

  • Sony WH-CH510 Headphones
  • USB charging cable
  • Instructions

You want it? We’ve found it.

The Sony WH-CH510 headphones are available in three colours: black, white and dark blue.

Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones - Black
Sony WH-CH510 Black
Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones - White
Sony WH-CH510 White

Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones - Dark Blue
Sony WH-CH510 Dark Blue

Read the Sony WH-CH510 User Manual (Help Guide)

Here’s a helpful guide for the Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Headphones.

Alternative headphones

DOQAUS Care 1 headphones in black

A excellent alternative to the Sony WH-CH510’s are the extremely popular DOQAUS Care 1 headphones.

Useful accessories

Case for the Sony WH-CH510 wireless headphones

Protect your Sony WH-CH510 headphones with this perfectly sized protective case. It’s shockproof, dustproof & semi-waterproof.