Sony invites you to sweat as much as you want. OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration to make a point, and may not actually be true—please observe good hygiene—but that could be the underlying message with their new WF-SP800N earbuds. Sony put these new buds together specifically for people with an active lifestyle.
The truly wireless earbuds are slightly larger than other models, but that bigger size comes with the added benefit of a bigger battery for longer playback time. The earbuds have up to nine hours of battery life with active noise cancellation on. The case boosts that battery life to 18 hours. That means you’ll be able to use these headphones for your workouts and even for your longer runs. Of course, those gruelling workouts will be happening without the stress of worrying that your profuse sweating will damage the earbuds. Sony’s WF-SP800N earbuds have an IP55 water and dust rating. The rubber ear wings add to that protection while also providing a more secure fit. Those wings also contribute to the sound quality and active noise cancellation. Sony provides different size wings that come with the buds so that regardless of your ear size—big, medium, or small—you’ll get the right fit. With the proper fit, you’ll be able to better experience the full scope of Sony’s Extra Bass.
As mentioned, the earbuds are on the bigger side of the spectrum, which means the case is slightly larger as well. They do offer touch-sensitive controls, and the bigger size makes that easier to accomplish. You can access your voice assistant—Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Siri—and the earbuds support both SBC and AAC codecs. Using Sony’s Headphones Connect app, you can access advanced controls and reconfigure the touch commands on the earbuds. The app also lets you control the Ambient Sound Control feature, which means that you can adjust how much the Active Noise Control blocks out the noise around you. If you need to let some through, you can set that here. Sony has priced the WF-SP800N earbuds at $199.99. Get them now and start sweating without stressing about your earbuds.