Sony’s WF-1000XM3 is rated one of the most useful sets of real wireless noise-canceling earbuds. However, it lacked any water resistance, to some people’s fear, making it unsuitable for sports. It took a while, but now we assuredly have a new true wireless noise-canceling sports model from Sony: The WF-SP800N ($200, £180, AU$450).
This isn’t the WF-1000XM3 by a water-resistant build. Though It has the all-new Sony’s QN1e processor, there’s still much to fancy regarding it, and it’s a nice upgrade over the WF-SP700N, which got out in 2018.
We reviewed the black version, but it additionally comes in blue color, and the device is sleeker than its competitors. It also fits the ears a way better. That version had an IPX4 water-resistance evaluation. This unit is IP55, which proposes that it’s dust resistant and can hold a packed splash of water.
The situation is related to the 1000XM3’s, but it doesn’t appear really as premium. Users have preferred its shape and overall appearance more, and it is somewhat shorter. You can’t hold it up on a flat cover, and the tip isn’t flat, so you should place it down toward its rear.
Sony’s WF-1000XM3 fits in the pocket just accurately, but clearly, several wireless earbuds in the market have smaller cases. But it doesn’t feel huge.
Can Sony WF-SP800N be Wirelessly Charged?
There’s no option to wirelessly charge the earphones. A USB-C type cable is compulsory. You get a great nine hours of battery time on a single charge and up to 13 hours if you turn the noise-canceling off.
The case provides one full additional charge, and a 10-minute fast charging gives you up to 60 minutes of song playback. That’s great for pure wireless. By contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus gives around 11 hours of battery time on a single charge.
The buds themselves are somewhat bigger (about 1 gram) compared to the 1000XM3s and are similarly shaped. They come out of your ears a good amount, but they’re convenient to use, even though they do weigh more than your usual actual wireless earbuds.
One of the most important design differences is that these earphones come with several different-sized stabilizing curves, which assist lock the buds into your ears. The 1000XM3 fits my ears comfortably, but the sports fans feel like protection. And they work well if you’re running.
Users checked by running three-mile with them without difficulty. Because they come out a bit, they can pull up some wind sound at breezy times, but multiple earbuds do that.
The more open curve acted well for most customers, but the customers also stated that they couldn’t find an ear tip between the three sizes that enabled me to get a strong seal, so I had to place a set of my own more extensive tips on.
All the customers are demanding Sony include extra-large tips for the little portion of customers who may want them, but it hasn’t occurred till now. Perhaps they’ll come with the rumoured WF-1000XM4 whenever that reaches out to the market.