• Driver size: 6mm
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20,000Hz
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Weight: 7.6g
  • Pros:
  • Comfortable and fitting
  • Sound quality
  • Easy to use
  • Cons:
  • None

There’s Only Us

S ome people just want to be alone, isolating themselves from the world. Others just want to be alone with their music, to truly be immersed, unfettered by cables and such. But to live free of all those burdens, you need something wireless, has noise cancelling, and sits snugly and comfortably even when moving.

With Sony’s WF-SP700N, you get just about everything you need in a wireless stereo headset. But do they all work out the way they should? The headset uses both NFC and Bluetooth to connect your devices. Setup is pretty much easy, you just start with both buds in the charging case and remove the left bud to pair with your phone. However, if you’re planning to use NFC, you can just remove both buds from the case and pair it using the charging case instead of the buds.

Putting on the headset was a bit confusing at first, but we’re pretty clumsy people. Once on the buds felt tight, but not in an uncomfortable way. We tested it while jogging and it stayed in place all the way from the beginning of the session till the end. Sweat isn’t an issue as well since it has an IPX4 rating. Getting to the sound quality, this headset sounds great. True to the EXTRA BASS line, it delivers punchy and controlled bass, great for your workout sessions.

Although you get that extra bass, it doesn’t get overpowering, so you’ll still be able to enjoy different genres of music. Also, if you’re using the Headphones Connect app from Sony, there’s an equaliser for you to mess with and save “Quick Sounds”. If you require some quiet time, Noise Cancelling can be used to block out distractions. But if you still want to hear the things around you, use the Ambient Sound mode instead. When fully charged, the headset gives about 3 hours of music playback. It’s not really enough for some cases, but you can charge them easily using the charging case, which holds an additional 9 hours of battery.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A handy companion when you’re on-the-go, it keeps unwanted noise out while giving you the option of letting them in. Sound quality is good and it fits comfortably, so we definitely think you should check out this headset if you’re in the market for one.

(previously published in issue August 2018)