For the price, you could do a lot worse than the Sony WF-XB700 True of a Wireless headset. They are a definite improvement on the original WF-1, 000X, and the WF-SP700N, and, without a doubt, is the second favorite for the Sony-True Wireless headset. They are the result of years of hard work, the Sony is the audio of the project team, which began its efforts with a division of Sony WF-1000X, and in a sports-oriented, the Sony WF-SP700N before you make a near-perfect Sony, the WF-1000XM3 with active noise cancellation. This is our Sony WF-XB700 Review.
The saints are still the best in a true wireless headset, Sony has yet to do so. But, the WF-XB700 (discussed here), it’s the most affordable, most accessible, and, potentially, more extensive and eye-catching earbuds that can compete with Apple AirPods in a lot of ways. I’m not sure if the earbuds with a snug fit and a cool, bass-heavy sound, and an IPX4 rating, and a total of up to 18 hours of battery life between the headphones and the case will be the right one for you? Here, it is what it is, how do you use them for about a week.
The Sony WF-XB700 Review: Design
The way that Sony has made these headphones, it makes them feel a little bit more space-age than any other true wireless earbuds have been produced in the past, which in turn have been trying to be lean and competitive. This is because Sony has especially chosen the round and elongated ear headphones, which look like small beans. The Sony WF-XB700 certainly, it shares some of its design language with its predecessors, but on the outside, it almost looks like a satellite, such as a disc-circle.
On the outside of the disk there is a button on the left side, the headphone jack, do you have the volume up/down, and to the right, you have play/pause and skip. You can also use them to activate the voice assistant and receive calls, but it’s not very clear how to do this.
If you let them boil until the nuts-and-bolts, there are three crucial parts to these headphones, the end of which fits into the ear canal, the middle part, where the drivers are located, and that it is in the ear, and the outer part, where the battery is located. This design is not particularly space-saving and, most likely, it’s incredibly polarizing for people who just want stylish headphones, but it has a number of advantages.
Because of their size, they will need to fill up as much of the ear canal and the outer ear where they rest. Feeling safe, secure, in addition to its low weight makes it surprisingly comfortable and easy to wear for long periods of time, and the tight seal helps to sound great. Sony also has a variety of headphones in the box with the standard earbuds that don’t fit properly, which is a nice bonus.
A further advantage of the design is that they fit a little larger than the average of the battery in the headphones themselves. According to Sony, the battery life is around nine hours on a single charge, more than nine hours a day, and with a charging case, which carries a total of 18 hours. This is about the best on the market. By way of comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Buttons Plus provides up to 11 hours of playback out of the case, as the price is similar to Apple AirPods to play for only about five hours of music before they have to go to the back of your case.
Speaking of cases, the plastic case that comes with the Sony WF-XB700 is very thin, and the use of a translucent case that allows you to view the status of the charging of the headphones, the inside of the case. The beginning of the process of charging is as easy as packing a set of headphones into your mini-pin dock, and waiting for the red light to come on. To charge the case and the headphones, simply plug them into an open USB port on your computer using the included USB-to-USB-C cable.
The Sony WF-XB700 Review: Performance
So, how do they sound? Well, that is part of the Extra Bass series, we were afraid that they’d sound bloated and muddy, and it stuck. Fortunately, however, they are not. The first thing you’ll notice when you listen to it on the bottom – it’s there, but it’s done in a way that feels tight and dialed in because of the muddy and bloated. The result is a song that is a lot of fun to listen to, even if it’s not exactly the sound that the artist wanted to say.
The downside to this is that the medium does not bring the fight here: Listen to the YouTube video that is noticeably quieter across the board than to listen to the music, and it is the least powerful of the medium-that is, without a doubt, and guilt. This doesn’t mean that YouTube or Netflix, it’s impossible to listen to, aren’t they, but it would be nice if there was a way to change the EQ depending on the type of content that is being played at the moment, for example, the Sony Headphones from the app.
Of course, Sony seems to want to focus on the music, which is why they are IPX4 sweat-and water-resistant. They also seem to have a fairly stable connection, if you walk around our house with our phone in the room, we didn’t have any clue as to the crashes – but they are not made to absorb the sound, so you have to be prepared to listen to the majority of the calls in the area.
Admittedly, Sony is still room for improvement in the level of the sound from these headphones (they sound a bit limited) and support for aptX. The higher the resolution, the audio codec, you can stream high-definition audio. These factors, along with a few other audio files and loops, that could prevent them from reaching the absolute peak of sound quality, but I think a lot of people are going to like the sound that they produce.
The good news is that they have an incredibly long battery life After you listen to them for a period of eight hours per day for three days in a row, they still have a “battery 100% full” message every time I put on a set of headphones. However, that number drops to a 30% increase, so you have to be careful). Sony has announced that the battery life is about 18 hours in between the earbuds and the collection of the case, and we find that the number is pretty neat, and maybe even a little conservative.
The price and Launch Date
The Sony The WF-XB700 is the most recent addition to Sony’s Extra Bass range of headphones and earphones, and it was released in April, in the year 2020. The in-ear headphones have been announced along with the Sony T-CH710N Noise-Canceling Headphones and hit the shelves at around the same time. In terms of pricing, the Sony WF-XB700 is one of Sony’s most inexpensive genuine wireless controller, a headset, and comes in at $129 (£130, about$200). That is a significant saving compared to the $199 (r $ 169, AU$319) and the Sony WF-1000XM3, but don’t forget that it has active noise cancellation, while the former does not.
Compared to the other true wireless headset for the Sony WF-XB700’s in the middle of the pack, and it’s a little more expensive than the $139 ($159 to $239) Apple AirPods, which dominates the form factor in terms of sales. Which one of these headphones to go for, it probably comes down to which mobile operating system you are using AirPods to have good tricks for iOS users and on which of the two options you would prefer.
The Sony WF-XB700 Review: Conclusion
While it’s easy to focus on some of the negatives, such as the bias of the design, and the lack of sparkle in the middle of the area, and the lack of noise cancellation, these headphones have a lot to offer. Quite frankly, this is a decent Apple AirPods competitors, they are at a fair price, it has the right sound, and even has better battery life.
They are not perfect, and it can also be improved with some simple adjustments, such as adding aptX support, and the addition of an auto-pause feature in order to save the life of the battery. However, even without these features, these are still our second favorite of Sony’s true wireless earbuds, and the ones that are worth buying if you want solid sound and long battery life.
That’s it for our Sony WF-XB700 Review.