Posted on Feb 15 2015 - 1:34am by Anurag Kumar
RATING
  • Audio Quality
  • Design
  • Dedicated Functionality
  • Comfort
  • Compatibility
  • Call Quality

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset made its first appearance at IFA 2014 event along with Sony BSB10 Bluetooth Speaker. Sony SBH60 falls in the category of on-ear wired cum wireless headset bringing back retro style look, compatible with wide range of smartphones/tablets.

It is available in white and black, priced at $91/£79/Rs 4752 from Mobile Fun. We tested it with our Xperia Z2, Nexus 7 2013 & Lumia 830 with no issues at all in performance. Check out our hands on Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset review in below post

[ REVIEW ] Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Let’s take a closer look at Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset.

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Review

Box Contents

  • 1 Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset.
  • 1 micro USB cable for charging ( EC300 ).
  • 1 3.5 mm headset connector ( multipoint ).
  • Manuals.

Sony SBH60 Box Contents

Specifications

  • Headband width – 9 mm.
  • weight – 125 grams.
  • Battery – 145 mAh.
  • Speaker type – 30 mm dynamic.
  • Speaker frequency range – 30Hz – 18000Hz.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported – A2DP/AVRCP/HFP

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset – Profile

On left headset of Sony SBH60 we have power button, LED light, microphone, volume up/down button, call take/end button, micro USB port, 3.5 mm connector port and NFC.

Sony SBH60 Headset - NFC

Below you can see 3.5 mm jack port and volume keys.

Sony SBH60 3.5 mm headphone jack

Below you can see call taking/ending button ( also used to pause any music track ).

Call taking button on Sony SBH60

Below you can see micro USB port, used for charging.

USB port on Sony SBH60 headset

In below pic you can see the power button ( LED light is beside it ) and 3 pin holes for microphone.

Power button on Sony sBH60

Right headset doesn’t have any buttons.

Sony SBH60 Review Hands On

Frame used in headband is flexible.

Sony SBH60 Hands On

In below pic you can see headband frame.

Sony SBH60 Headband frame

Wire inside headband stretches as you move the ear headsets.

Sony SBH60 Headband

Sony SBH60 Headband Review

Foam used in headset is very comfortable.

Sony SBH60 headset cushion foam smooth

How to Pair it ?

It supports one connect pairing via Bluetooth & NFC. To power on, Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, press the power button ( present on left headset ) for 5 seconds. LED light present beside it will glow to green once your device is paired.

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Download Sony Smart Connect app to check the battery status of the headset including music playback and standby time. Creating dedicated events functionality is also available via Smart Connect app.

Bluetooth range is usual 10 meters for the headset.

Use the 3.5 mm headset connecting cable which is given inside the box if you want to use headset as wired.

Sony SBH60 3.5 mm cable connector

How to pair Sony SBH60 headset

Connect Sony SBH60 Headset with Xperia Z2

How to Charge it ?

It supports charging via micro USB connector only. Connect the AC Adapter to it, red light glows once charging starts and green light glows once it is charged fully.

Sony SBH60 LED Red Light

Charging/Playback Time

Charging Period

It takes around 30 minutes ( less than even ) to charge fully via 1.5A Sony AC Adapter, which in Sony’s Smart Connect app shows around 17 hours of music playback time ( which is completely false ). It can also be charged via PC ( connecting with USB cable ).

Music Playback Period

Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset give music playback time of 9-10 hours easily.

Call quality

With the presence of microphone very near in left headset and with HD voice technology, call quality is great. Caller on other end gets very crisp and clear voice.

Music quality

It is simply great, do use the audio settings of Sony Walkman app if you are using it on Sony Xperia handset.

Compatibility

It is compatible with wide range of handsets ( supporting Bluetooth, NFC or 3.5 mm connector jack ). We tried it with Xperia Z2 & Lumia 830; it worked fine.

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Sony SBH60 Headset with Lumia 830

Sony SBH60 with Lumia 830

Pros

  • Superb battery life 9-10 hours+ music playback ( paired via Bluetooth ).
  • Comfortable, foam material of headset is soft.
  • Sound quality is great.
  • Inbuilt microphone with great voice receptivity – HD Voice and noise blocking tech.
  • Light in weight.
  • Compatible with other smartphones like Lumia, Motorola etc.
  • Wired cum wireless.
  • Fast charging time with LED indicator.
  • Premium look with retro style.
  • Call taking/ending button on headset.

Cons

  • No dedicated Next/Previous music playback key on headset – Volume keys on headset are to be long-pressed for this.

Note : Retro look of Sony SBH60 headset may not be acceptable by many users so it is a pro as well as a con.

If you are looking to buy Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, check out the listing at Mobile Fun ( both white and black colors variants ) available, shipping worldwide.

Conclusion

We have been using the Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset from past 2 weeks and it is stands pretty well on everything as said by Sony. If you are looking for a wireless cum wired headset with great battery life and HD voice technology then it is worth.

Are you using Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, let us know your views on it. Share your experience with us. Drop your comments below.






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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Marco M. April 1, 2015 at 12:57 am - Reply

    I would not call it “retro look” – it is simply the shape that a very light headphone has and it is incredibly light. It is not everyone’s pleasure to walk around with huge headphones (which are retro because already oldfashioned in the 80s) like an idiot with princess leia’s haircut. Also disturbing heavy?
    I love this headset and it is one of the best purchases ever!

  2. raja May 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    i have this almost 3 weeks already. it works on my xperia v , xperia sola , xperia c and my iphone 5 . but didnt work on my asus zenfone6 and my vaio Fit e laptop if I using via bluetooth.

    can u explain to me why i cant use it to my Zenfone and my vaio 🙂

    your comment will help me a lot

    semper fi bro !

  3. decaldeorest May 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I have this almost 3 weeks already. it works on my xperia v , xperia sola , xperia c and my iphone 5 . but didnt work on my asus zenfone6 and my vaio Fit e laptop if I using via bluetooth.

    this headphone is really great and light love it so much
    can u explain to me why i cant use it to my Zenfone and my vaio 🙂

    your comment will help me a lot

    semper fi bro !

    • Anurag Kumar May 10, 2015 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      As far as the official product info says and I know, it should work with every device powered with Bluetooth. I have tried it with Nexus 7, Lumia 625, Lumia 830, MacBook Pro, Acer Aspire Laptop, Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, SP, Lumia 1020, Moto G and it worked with all.

      Maybe if there is any issue, it might be related to some “Bluetooth Profiles” associated with your device.
      Turn off your device and headset and then try connecting again.

      Is your SBH60 comes in Bluetooth available listed devices when you try to pair it?

      • Decaldeorest May 10, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

        Its not listed on the list 🙁 ( Zenfone6 and My vaio ) . How to make the blue light again? Cause im trying to connect it but stil can’t find it how to make the blue light again 🙂

        Im going to restart those device and try to pair it

        • haqeem June 21, 2015 at 9:31 pm - Reply

          press the power button on SBH60 for 5 second, it will produce a bleeping green light. when it happens try to connect it with ur asus device. it works on my zenfone.

  4. Rajeev October 28, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

    It worked well on iphone6 plus. Now after 3 weeks it is not pairing and phone fails to detect it. I did multiple times restart but it is not recognising it any more. When i start i notice it is showing white beeping light not gree . Green shows up when tapped once after the headset is already powered on. Feeling helpless.

  5. pthayek July 5, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I guess the connection to older bluetooth devices is the issue with this model. It does not connect to my Samsung S3 but it does to my new ipod touch. I am trying to get a bluetooth 4 dongle to see if it works with my PC

  6. Srisrao March 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I was wondering if the ear pieces can be detached from the frame altogether or fitted back as and when required.
    I am a biker and want to assess if I can remove only the pods and insert into the provision provided in lining of a helmet.
    Also, what is the dimension of only the ear pieces? Diameter and thickness?

    • Anurag Kumar March 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      No, they can’t be removed. Dimensions I’ll let you know.

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