Sony is introducing its newest set of actually wi-fi earbuds in the present day. The WF-SP800N earbuds price $199.99 and at the moment are out there to order. They slot into the lineup as the center choice between the $230 WF-1000XM3 earbuds on the excessive finish and Sony’s comparatively new WF-XB700 earbuds ($130), which lack noise cancellation.
The SP800Ns are designed to your exercises and runs: they provide IP55 water and sweat resistance and as much as 9 hours of steady battery life with noise cancellation enabled (18 whole with the case) or 13 hours (26 with case) when you flip off the NC. The case doesn’t embody wi-fi charging, sadly, however 10 minutes of fast charging will get you an hour of playback in a pinch. Comfortable stabilizer arcs are a part of every earbud’s design to maintain them seated in your ears throughout health exercise, however they’re detachable.
Sony says the SP800Ns borrow the identical Bluetooth chip from the 1000XM3 earbuds for a steady connection. Just like the cheaper XB700 earbuds, these function Sony’s “Additional Bass” sound profile. So whereas they’re under no circumstances impartial and never fairly as detailed because the 1000XM3s, these ought to add loads of kick to your exercise playlist.
Apart from noise cancellation, the opposite major distinction between these and Sony’s entry-level earbuds is that with these, you’re in a position to make use of the companion smartphone app to regulate EQ and arrange profiles for various situations (residence, work, outdoors, and many others.) with customized noise cancellation and ambient sound settings for every one. Sony is updating that app in the present day to permit for location-based profiles, so as soon as we’re all in a position to repeatedly enterprise out into the world once more, you’ll be able to robotically set NC to kick on once you arrive on the health club, as an example.
The SP800Ns use contact controls and have Sony’s “fast consideration” function, which helps you to maintain a finger on one among them to quickly flip down your music and pump in outdoors audio. For audio codecs, they assist the usual AAC and SBC combo, and your coloration selections are black or blue.
Sony’s acquired loads of competitors for this similar goal market from the likes of Jaybird and Jabra, however the SP800Ns do appear to be a stable package deal for the cash and I’m trying ahead to testing them out.