Sony is launching its latest truly wireless earbuds today. The WF-SP800N earphones cost $ 199.99 and are available to order now. They’re offered as a mid-range option between the $ 230 high-end WF-1000XM3 earphones and the relatively new Sony ($ 130) WF-XB700 earphones that lack noise cancellation.
The SP800Ns are designed for your workout and your run: they offer IP55 water and sweat resistance and up to nine hours of continuous battery life with noise cancellation enabled (18 total with the case) or 13 hours (26 with the case) when you use the device switch off NC. Unfortunately, the case does not contain wireless charging, but after 1
According to Sony, the SP800Ns borrow the same Bluetooth chip from the 1000XM3 earbuds to make a stable connection. Like the cheaper XB700 earphones, they also have the “Extra Bass” sound profile from Sony. While in no way neutral and not as detailed as the 1000XM3s, these should add a lot of kick to your workout playlist.
Aside from noise cancellation, the other main difference between these and Sony’s entry-level earphones is that you can use them with the companion smartphone app to customize the EQ and profiles for different scenarios (at home, at work, outdoors, etc. ) Set.) With custom settings for noise cancellation and ambient noise. Sony is updating this app today to enable location-based profiles. So if we can all regularly venture into the world again, you can automatically set NC so that it is activated, for example, when you arrive at the gym.
The SP800Ns use touch controls and have Sony’s Quick Attention feature, which you can use to hold your finger on one of them to temporarily turn down your music and pump in audio from the outside. For audio codecs, they support the standard combination AAC and SBC, and you can choose between black and blue.
Sony has a lot of competition for the same target market as Jaybird and Jabra, but the SP800Ns seem like a solid package for the money, and I’m looking forward to trying them out.