Japanese tech major Sony recently came out with the WF-XB700 set of truly wireless earphones. The XB700 will be available in black and blue colours and is priced at Rs 9,990.
Look and feel
The Sony WF-XB700 wireless earphones come in a compact charging case that lights up through an LED when on USB charging. This is a new feature that isn’t commonplace yet. Its sleek design gives it a look and feel way above its price point. The driver length is 12 mm and each of the buds weigh around 8 grams. The weight of the charging case is 46 grams.
The Sony WF-XB700 is quite easy to use. Both sides pair seamlessly with any device. Two small buttons on the buds help you control volume and navigate your music on the wireless earphones. Volume controls are on the left and skip and pause on the right. The button on the right side also lets you receive a phone call and connects the voice assistant on the relaying device.
This pair of Sony earphones is water resistant for everyday use. With the monsoons starting, you don’t have to worry about the rain gods while going out for a walk with the XB700. Since it’s splash proof, even sweat beads aren’t going to be a problem amid rising temperatures across the country.
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One common problem with wireless earphones is that they tend to mal-adjust when you are moving at a brisk pace. The XB700 has ergonomics that takes care of the problems. As such it is a good pair of wireless earphones to consider if you like music during your workouts.
The WF-XB700 operates in the range of 50 Hz to 8000 Hz which lets you enjoy both soft and operatic music. This pair of Sony earphones uses Bluetooth 5 with minimum latency. The microphone with this set of wireless earphones is omnidirectional and comes with an electret condenser. It’s a closed dynamic pair of wireless earphones with no specified wearing directions.
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How it sounds
The WF-XB700 is a treat for those who like extra bass in their music. One good thing is it doesn’t whiz in your years even when you listen to softer jazz or blues which doesn’t happen with most peers that have the extra bass feature. However, it doesn’t have the noise cancellation feature. So if your music listening space has a lot of ambient sounds, you should take this factor into consideration. It might not be a great idea to take Zoom calls with this set of wireless earphones as the voice on the other end might sound a bit thin and dispersed.
Another miss is the lack of gesture control, but one can’t really complain with the audio profile this pair gives at the price point. The extra bass claim to fame works wonders as you won’t miss a single drum beat while climbing the Stairway to Heaven (sic!).
You can get up to 18 hours of listening with this set of Sony earphones — the earbuds provide a whopping 9 hours of music playback and one additional full charge on the case. And if you’re in a hurry, 10 minutes’ quick charging gives you up to 60 minutes of music playback. It takes around two hours for charging the device to 100%.
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The Sony WF-XB700 set of truly wireless earphones is definitely a good choice given its price segment. Its peers in terms of pricing would cost you at least a hefty Rs 5000 more. If you want to buy the pair and have second thoughts about financing, you might want to consider a consumer durable loan from Tata Capital. It might be difficult to shell out the amount at one go. However, work from home requires that you also invest a bit in your well being and entertainment behind closed doors. As such a consumer durable loan from Tata Capital would help fulfill your electronics needs with competitive interest rates starting at 0%.
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