Sony WF-XB700 Truly Wireless Earphones
Sony WF-XB700

Sony WF-XB700 headphones have fun and lively sound quality, and when you wear them you will feel comfortable during long listening sessions, as they feature a battery life of about 18 hours.

Just a glace

Sony had moderate success with their WF-1000XM3’s, but then after that Sony has obviously found a formula that works for them when it comes to their headphones. 

but their earbuds are not so much. sony in constantly churning out new earbud design hoping that something sticks. 

and now we’ve got the new Sony WF-XB700, the earbuds themselves have an all new sculpt, they have a brand new case that’s completely different from the WF-1000XM3’s, and these earbuds have extra bass to them. 

so these earbuds are so good, and if you like a lot of bass to your music then these earbuds might be your ally. 

you got the very decent case, but it’s a little bit on the larger side cause this case is noticeable when you’ve got it in your pocket. 

it’s a little bit smaller than the WF-1000M3’s case, and size reduction does mean reduced battery life. 

the earbuds themselves, they’re made of the same dense plastic as their carrying case, so they feel very durable but they’re also very light weight, so they do a really good job of staying in place when you’ve got them in your ears. 

and these earbuds have zero latency on both iPhone or Android devices when you’re using apps Netflix,  Disney plus or HBO.

FOR

  • Comfortable fit
  • Strong bass
  • IPX4 rating

AGAINST

  • Strange design
  • No aptX support
  • There is no noise cancellation

Specs

Channels  Stereo
Drivers per ear  1
Connections  Wireless
Inline controls 
9-hour battery
Battery case with one additional charge
USB-Charging
IPX4 water resistance
Specifications Table

Design

Sony chose to design the WF-XB700 with round, rectangular buds that look like small pills, as these headphones seem to have a larger area than other wireless earphones.

These headphones make you feel safe, due to their low weight, as they make them surprisingly comfortable and easy to wear for long periods, and the sealing seal in them helps them look great.

Sony WF-XB700 Design
Sony WF-XB700 Design

There are also similarities between the WF-XB700 headphones and previous versions, but the difference lies in the outer part that almost resembles a satellite circular disk.

The headphones have a button around the outer edges of each of them, where on the left earbud, there is a button through which you can raise or lower the volume.

And on the right there is a button through which you can play, pause, or skip tracks as you like.

You can also use it to activate the voice assistant feature and accept or reject calls.

This design consists of three levels: the outer cover that contains the battery, the end of the ear canal and the middle part between them, but this is space-saving, so it may not be suitable for people who only want thin and elegant buds.

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Sound

As for the sound quality of the Sony WF-XB700 headphones, it really impressed me. Where when you listen to any song or movie, you will notice the smallest details in parts or audio clips that you have not heard with this clarity before.

You will also notice that the songs have a serious and sharp focus at the low end, which made listening to optimistic songs really fun to listen to while running or doing exercise.

For example, the big bass that starts the Circles song and at around 50% volume, the WH-XB700 wireless earbuds ring my eyes.

The added focus really helped keep the bass at the forefront of the listening experience, and the notes in the center actually had a surprisingly flatter and gorgeous response, but with the exception of a small bump of frequencies around 1kHz.

Usually things get stuck at highs, but the big bump in loudness in these headphones at around 13kHz did a good enough job of pretending to have a sense of space when it came to cymbals.

Ports and Charging

As for the plastic case that comes with the Sony WF-XB700, it is fairly thin and has a transparent cover that allows you to see the charging status of the headphones in the case.

Sony WF-XB700 Ports and How to Control
Sony WF-XB700 Ports and How to Control

Starting the charging process is very easy, as it is to pick up the buds in their tubs with small spikes and wait for the red LED to go on.

And to recharge the case itself and the headphones, just connect them to an open USB port on your computer using the included USB-to-USB C cable.

Battery Life

As for battery life, the battery of these headphones gives another advantage to its design,

as it can fit a battery slightly larger than average within the headphones themselves.

And when we tested the battery life, we found that the battery life is about nine hours on one charge only,

in addition to nine additional hours with the charging case, so the battery saves us about 18 hours, which is amazing.

Performance

The bass on the Sony WF-XB700 is performed in a way that sounds tight

and edgy rather than muddy and bulging, providing you with immensely enjoyable music to listen to.

These headphones feature sweat and water resistance, according to the IPX4 standard, and have a relatively stable connection,

but they do not have the noise cancellation feature, so if you are in the street, you will listen to some people’s conversations.

Support for aptX has been added in these headphones,

which is a High-Resolution Audio codec that can stream audio in HD quality.

This, combined with some other sound options, prevents them from reaching the ultimate in audio quality, but we feel most people will enjoy the sound they produce.

As we mentioned, the WF-XB700 has amazing battery life.

After using it for three consecutive days for eight hours a day, the battery was 100% full every time we put the headphones on.

Sony also stated that the total battery life is around 18 hours between the earbuds and its charging case.

Our verdict

As we said, the Sony WF-XB700 is characterized by great sound quality

and powerful bass, and it has also added many adjustments

such as adding aptX support and adding an automatic shutdown feature to preserve battery life.

But it is not perfect, as it lacks range, midrange, and also lack of noise cancellation.

If you want headphones with long battery life and strong and pure sound, then these headphones are perfect for you.

These headphones are the second best true wireless earphones from Sony.

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