SWEAT TO MUSIC AND DON’T BE ROADKILL WITH SONY’S WF-SP700N

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by Rob Follis

10th January, 2018

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SWEAT TO MUSIC AND DON’T BE ROADKILL WITH SONY’S WF-SP700N

The new Sony WF-SP700N wireless noise-cancelling stereo headset is a puzzle. It looks superb, comes in assorted colours and boasts the world's first noise-cancelling and splash-proof (IPX4) functionality in a truly wireless headphone.

But weirdly there is no high-quality Bluetooth aptX codec on board, despite this being present on the latest Sony Xperia phones.

Audio quality is claimed to be good, but without aptX, the quality is limited to standard Bluetooth SBC and AAC.

The battery life is a mere three hours, although as usual with this type of product the case can charge the buds a few times.

So for sports or exercise, you can bop to your favourite music without worrying about outside noise, sweat, or rainwater.

Helpfully the Ambient Sound mode can let in external sound during a workout and might stop you becoming roadkill, but you won’t get the very best in sound.

  • Digital Noise Cancelling
  • Truly Wireless with Bluetooth® streaming
  • Secure fit earbuds sit and stay comfortably in your ears
  • Ambient Sound Mode lets you hear essential sounds
  • Easy hands-free calls at the click of a button
  • Google Assistant coming soon

GadgetNET says: Potentially great for exercise, but the lack of aptX streaming would have us looking elsewhere for the best audio.

Local pricing and availability has not yet been announced. For more information visit Sony.

Posted in: Headphones & Portable Audio
Tags: sony  ces 2018 

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Rob Follis has been writing about tech on and off for over 40 years, is a designer, photographer, information omnivore, gadget-head, Hi-Fi afficionado, owner of far far too many things and sadly an unsuccessful app developer. A born & bred Londoner now happily living in Melbourne. Email Rob.

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