Hands on: Sony WF-SP700N assessment


In November 2017, Sony rolled out the WF-1000X in India. The Wi-Fi headphones had been the primary to noise cancellation in reality, wireless shape factor while reproducing exact audio.

Sony WF-SP700N

Building on its historical past, Sony has now included IPX4 certification for splash-proofing to give you a greater pair of really Wi-Fi sports activities headphones— the WF-SP700N. The headphones had been released at Rs 12,990.


The SP700N is aimed to be ambitious, fashionable, and colorful, which is not the case with WF-1000X. Instead, they have a sleek and subtle sense to them. Either way, both headsets are at par in phrases of the layout. However, the WF-700N is a lot sportier and barely larger. And I favored it.

The one problem with the headphones is the burden; they are a bit bulky, but in contrast to the WF-1000X, the company has embraced their bulk with a bolder shade scheme, which appears proper.

It has a pleasing pebble-like form with curves around the body. It’s void of extra buttons to maintain it smooth. Faucet styles on unmarried buttons access all the controls. This is a pain, to begin with, as you fumble through several hits and misses, but you’ll get used to it through the years.

Touted as fitness headphones, the pair health well in ears and live positioned at some stage in activities. To do this, I jiggled my frame around while carrying them, and they stayed securely in the region.


They hook up quite well in the ear. Sony always affords more silicon recommendations for exceptional ear kinds and sizes if they don’t. What makes it more sporty is its splash-proof characteristic. That approach, you could wear them when it’s raining. Although I did not get a threat to strive that today, I’m certainly taking them to the bathe to test if their claims are actual.

The best issue I didn’t like was the charging case. Until I failed to pick it up in my hand, I quite preferred it, but things changed after that. It doesn’t open like different instances; it pivots around a factor and appears cool. But it felt flimsy. It has the ‘I might wreck it if I do it wrong’ sense.


WF-SP700N Apart from IPX4 certification, there are now three degrees of noise cancellation modes to pick from. First is total noise-cancellation, the second simplest allows voices, and the ultimate one permits a mixture of ambient sounds in public regions.

We’ve seen Sony’s obsession with NFC, and this pair has it for quick connectivity. It has built-in Google Assistant/Siri help for direct access through voice so that you don’t want to drag out your cell phone to mention a command.

Also, downloading the Sony app for your phone opens up several customization alternatives and functions. The earbuds last 3 hours at an unmarried rate, and the case can recharge them twice as much. The earbuds close for 3 hours on a single charge, and the patient can restore them twice.


When I listened to the audio for a few minutes, I was quite happy with the audio file. From the limited wide variety of tracks I heard, I may want to make out the punchy highs and solid quantity of bass to keep you pumped up at the same time as working out.

The noise cancellation works amazingly well, which Sony has been steady with. The three modes of painting are like magic; however, the final one does not appear as beneficial as the alternative two. The voice mode can suffice to permit ambient sound inside the ears. We’ll spend extra time with the earphones earlier than we supply a complete verdict at the sound pleasant, though.

We didn’t get a hazard to test the battery lifestyles. However, the organization claims it offers nine hours of battery life, the headphones provide 3 hours, and the case incorporates six hours. Meaning they’ll get charged while they’re within the case.

Early verdict

It might be first-rate to look at health monitoring features if Sony attempts to promote it inside the sports activities section. But, it has got them in shape, sound fine, and IPX4 certification to qualify as a superb accomplice at workouts.

Sony has been acing the noise cancellation for quite some time, and they’ve made no mistake here as nicely. Typically, we can reserve the final verdict on the headphones until we spend more time with them.