Are you looking for affordable, high-quality True Wireless Earphones with Active Noise Cancellation? Recently, Sony introduced a new, reasonably priced TWS model in the Indian market. This one is the WF-C700N, and in our opinion, it is the brand’s most budget-friendly pair of ANC earbuds. In this review, we’ll see how the Sony WF-C700N ANC earbuds performed.
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Sony WF-C700N Review: Design
There are four colour variations available for the Sony WF-C700N truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones. sage green, lavender, white, and black. For this review, we have this stunning shade of sage green. We were tired of seeing the same variations in black, white, and grey colouring, so the pastel tint of TWS earbuds is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air.
To allow you to take the earphones everywhere you go, it comes with a cylindrical charging case that is simple to carry in a pocket or backpack. Its case boasts a geometrically patterned material for a fashionable, opulent appearance. It is less likely to get scratches and smudges thanks to the faint matte texture on it. The entire structure is composed of polycarbonate, which has an excellent build quality.
The lid’s top has a Sony logo on it. It sports a small status LED indicator on the front and a Type C charging connector, and a Bluetooth pairing button on the back. It has a lid that shuts tight magnetically and provides pleasant feedback both when you open and close it.
For a more secure fit, the WF-C700N boasts an ergonomic surface design. The company claims that these were created using enormous ear shape data collected since it released the first in-ear headphones in the world in 1982, as well as testing the sensitivity of various types of ears.
The buds also have a matte texture, which prevents long-term accumulation of any kind of fingerprints. It has physical buttons for simple operation that let you quickly switch between the Ambient Sound and Noise Cancelling modes.
The Sony Connect app allows for complete customisation of the buttons. Additionally, feedforward microphones are available for use in improved ambient mode. In addition, Sony branding has been applied here.
The buttons are labelled with left and right indicators and have charging contacts. The ear tips themselves are of good quality. Users get an extra set of tips and these feel sturdy and soft. Additionally, the earbuds have an IPX4 rating for resistance to sweat and splashes.
Sony WF-C700N Review: Performance
We will now talk about our experience with them, beginning with the comfort level. Regarding comfort, they are quite lightweight and have a very ergonomic design. When you wear them, they are quite comfy.
Talking about controls, physical buttons have made using them incredibly simple. Personally, we think touch buttons sometimes lack the feedback that physical buttons do because they actually let you know when your instruction has been received and the feature is functioning properly.
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The dedicated app makes it simple to tailor the functionality. You may quickly switch between ANC/ambient sound on the left earbud, which is the default setting, and music control shortcuts on the right earbud. As needed, you can even use voice assistance.
As said, these earbuds have an IPX4 splash-proof and sweat-proof design, so there’s no need to worry if you work out while wearing them.
Many people keep searching for high-quality Truly Wireless earbuds with features like Active Noise Cancellation, Ambient mode, long battery life, and many other things. But nowadays, these earphones are less expensive than they used to be including the ones we are reviewing today.
The good news is that these earbuds have a tight grip and don’t slip off too easily, even while jogging, and they offer a respectable level of noise cancellation at all times.
You can utilise noise cancellation to block out ambient noise or the Ambient Sound Mode to maintain contact with the outside world. By capturing more of the ambient sound around you when in ambient sound mode, the feedforward mics allow you to have a more natural listening experience while still being aware of your surroundings.
The C700N’s main selling point is its support for active noise cancellation with adaptive sound control and ambient mode. The noise cancelling on the smartphone is actually rather effective. It was able to eliminate almost 80 to 85 percent of the unneeded background noise. However, the active noise reduction capabilities don’t work as well as they do on the more expensive TWSs.
You can switch between ambient mode and other settings by using the left earphones. This allows you to hear better and gain awareness of your surroundings, which is useful for conversations and hearing important announcements without having to remove your earbuds. Additionally, using the app, this function may be completely customised.
Although the device is reasonably priced, the firm has not compromised on the sound quality, which is the major reason people purchase pricey TWS. Since we have been using them for more than three weeks, we have been really pleased with the sound quality in this area.
Whatever genre of music or movie you are watching, the mids are clear and crisp. The words spoken had excellent clarity and were crystal clear, with flawless audio. All types of frequencies are clear to hear and differentiate. Regarding the treble, it performs admirably here as well as there are no harsh tones to be heard.
Knowing the small drivers it has, we initially were a little dubious about the bass department, but they once again did not let us down. These earbuds contain about 5mm drivers, you are sure to get high-quality music from them. When we heard the deep, punchy bass, we were actually bowled out. Their excellent bass profile really had that thud.
Over that, these also have support for the SBC and AAC audio codecs.
As we near the conclusion, let’s also talk about endurance. So the battery life was adequate here. We were able to get roughly 8 hours of battery life with ANC off when using the device on average with the volume at 70%. Up to 5 hours of endurance is possible when ANC is enabled. With ANC turned off, your combined battery life (with charging case) can reach up to 15 hours. The best feature of this TWS is that it allows fast charging; after just 10 minutes, you may play it for around an hour.
This concludes our review of the Sony WF-C700N. We had a great time using these TWS earphones, which are really affordable, and we can confidently state that they have the best sound quality and Active Noise Cancellation available right now. The WF-C700N earbuds, which cost about Rs 9,000, are also the nicest premium earphones. You can definitely go buy them.
Sony WF-C700N Pros
- Small and compact
- Excellent sound quality
Sony WF-C700N Cons
- Average battery life
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