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Sony adds WF-SP800N to its Truly Wireless line-up

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Goh Beng Yeow
Goh Beng Yeow, the Founder / Editor at Porta-Fi™, is a recipient of the IT Youth Award in Singapore. Twice nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Beng Yeow has previously founded startups such as PDALive.com, Coded Pixels Consultants and was a Tech writer for TODAY, a national daily newspaper under MediaCorp. Since 2017, he has been writing, editing and producing commentaries, interviews, news and reviews on Porta-Fi™. In 2019, Beng Yeow was appointed Advisor to LHDC™, the industry's latest low latency and high-definition Bluetooth audio codec.

Sony has introduced the WF-SP800N truly wireless headphones, designed for individuals with an active lifestyle. It is a long-overdue update to the WF-SP700N which was introduced in 2018.

Sony WF-SP800N
Photo Credit: Sony

Adopting a design similar to the WF-1000XM3, the IP55 water-resistant headphones sport a three-dimensional curved design while retaining the soft-cushioned arc support, which is a feature for Sony’s active lifestyle offerings. These ensure that the headphones will secure and comfortable even when doing a tough workout. The soft-cushioned arc support is removable should one prefers to go without it.

A mid-range offering, the WF-SP800N offers an array of features from the company’s entry-level and Flagship offerings. These features include the EXTRA BASS™ that delivers robust, punchy, low-end sound, Advanced Adaptive Sound Control that automatically detects where one’s location, and activity to adjust ambient sound settings to the environment. The WF-SP800N also features digital noise-cancelling, touch control as well as up to 18 hours of music playback with noise-cancelling switched on and up to 26 hours without while 10 minutes of quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of music playback. The headphones also feature wearing detection, which automatically detects and pauses the music when one takes the earbuds out while resuming it when the earbud back in place. Voice assistant support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa is also integrated.

Sony WF-SP800N
Photo Credit: Sony

Equipped with the same Bluetooth® chip, which was implemented in the award-winning WF-1000XM3 truly wireless headphones coupled with optimised antenna design, the earphones ensure a stable connection pairing with support up to Bluetooth 5.0.

The WF-SP800N also offers 360 Reality Audio, the company’s proprietary technology which offers an immersive audio experience utilising object-based spatial audio technology when combined with an Android™ or iOS™ smart device.

The WF-SP800N is available in black, blue, orange, and white, priced at EUR 180 / GBP 150 / USD 199.95. Product and colour availability might differ in the respective markets.

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