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Walking earbuds:Sony wf c700n earbuds review

Nov 14,2023 | David

The Sony WF-C500 introduced app support to the budget earbuds lineup last year. With the WF-C700N, Sony has added noise cancellation (NC), enhanced battery life and sound quality, and retained the physical button controls. Initially, there were some omissions, such as multipoint connectivity and volume control (with the other two sets of controls), but both of these features have been added through a software update. As a result, these earbuds now stand as one of the best options in the segment.There are many review articles from third parties or brands on the Internet, which are reviewed from a professional perspective. In this article, we will change the angle: sorting out the real review of users.

Basic information of Sony wf c700n earbuds:
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Product Dimensions:3.91 x 2.13 x 3.16 inches

Item Weight:1.09 ounces

Water Resistance:IPX4

Form Factor:In Ear


Item model number:WFC700N/B

Batteries:1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)


Item Weight:31 Grams

Units:1 count

Number Of Items:1


Sony wf c700n earbuds review from users:

Product name: wf c700n  Price: $119.99

Rating: 4.3 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.


User review 1:

User:whyborg   Nation:United States

Got the XM5 2 weeks ago and loving them. Fantastic sound, lighter than the XM4, better bass, more comfortable. But again the tips don’t fit. Airtight seal is critical on noise cancelling earbuds. The app is the same for The 700’s and XM5 but the 700’s do not have the feature enabled that checks for a seal. I discovered the left bud on the 700’s and the new XM5 just won’t quit seal. I found a hack to make the tips moldable. If you get Sugro glue (kind of like clay) roll a bit up, pull up the mushroom part of the ear tip, take the rolled up piece of Sugro and wrap it around the fitting to the bud, roll the tip back down and now you have a moldable tip. Insert in your ears and make sure they a good seal. You may have to reshape it a bit with your fingers if you work it too much. Once you have a good seal let it set a few hours and now you have a fitted tip. Works with my big ear holes…

I have to reiterate, the 700’s have a very pleasing sound once you get the equalizer and clear bass setting adjusted to your taste. I just finished using them for 4 hours straight on loud during a 2 hour indoor cycling session, walking the dog, and making my lunch. Enjoying music I haven’t listened to for too long. They were comfortable (almost forget they’re in) sound excellent, and just put them away with 50% battery left.

I really think most people would like these and would not be disappointed in any way, especially at the price. The XM5 are better, but to most people probably not $200 better (but I love them too!).

User review 2:

User:Kindle Customer Nation:United States

“Good, but not great for city walking/talking.

These earbuds are comfortable, the sound is good and the battery life is great - It's good all day. Oh, and the noise cancellation is very good. I also like the controls: touching the left turns on/off the noise cancellation and the right accepts/hangs up on calls and pauses music.

The only problem is the microphone doesn't block the noise you experience if you walk int the streets which makes it bad for the person you are calling.”

User review 3:

User:Lunchbox Nation:United States

“These earbuds have a great noise cancelling feature. When noise cancelling is turned off it is easy to hear things going on around you which is great for situations where you need to be able to hear your surroundings while you are listening to music. The case is very small. The earbuds are comfortable. There are three earbud tip sizes to choose from. They stay in my ear well. So far the battery life has been very good. People can hear me very well when using for calls. I highly recommend these, great job Sony!”

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User review 4:

User: Timothy I Magill Nation:United States

“I got my earbuds and followed the Sony app to set them up. I was happy with the sound quality, battery life, and the fit to my ears. I got them on Tuesday last week, and here it is Monday and they don’t work. No reason I can figure for this either. I was listening to them most of the morning while I was running errands. I put them in my pocket and they wouldn’t connect to my iPhone when I got them back out of the case. I restarted my phone at least half a dozen times, put the earbuds in their case in an attempt to reset them just as many times, pushed the different buttons, and eventually deleted and reloaded the Sony app as well. The app would try to connect to the device but could not. I told my phone to forget the connection, I figured I’d put the earbuds in pairing mode and just reload it. It won’t pair. My phone cannot find it and I cannot get it to pairing mode. The Sony app does not detect them either when the phone is literally inches from the phone. None of Sony’s guides have been helpful, and of course they operated on Eastern Time So they’re closed. I am beyond frustrated. If Sony can’t help me with this, it will be my first and last purchase of their Bluetooth earbuds.”

User review 5:

User:Oluwapelumi Nation:United States

“Some things I like about these headphones are that they fit nicely into my ear and don't necessarily fall off. The app used to control them is nice and flexible. It allows you to choose the function of each ear. So I can use the left ear to pause and play music, switch between ANC vs ambient vs off, or control the volume of whatever I'm playing. This is honestly nice so that even if one is lost, the headphone's functionality isn't totally lost

Some things that could be better:

It is honestly hard to tell the difference between noise canceling and off. When I put on the headphones, they block out a good amount of sound and I honestly wouldn't advise using both of them when riding a bike or walking on the street. I know it throws off my balance because the ambient sound is almost totally gone. I have used the headphones a couple of times for a Teams call and the sound quality is piss poor. With every word someone says there's a static that follows even though this isn't the case with a regular phone call/facetime. The app feels very invasive as well; asking about location details and access to background noise for the adaptive sound control. For this feature, it wants to hear everything in the background so it can adaptively switch the sound mode. I don't think I want another piece of technology eavesdropping on my conversation lol

The battery life is decent, I think the first few times I used it, it kept asking me to charge the case with the slightest drop in battery percentage but I haven't seen that as frequently now.”

User review 6:

User:Leftie80126 Nation:United States

“A great pair of earbuds! I was anxious to get these as a replacement to my existing Sony earbuds and they impress greatly. The sound is crisp and clear. I've always been concerned about earbuds that don't have a tether, but I was willing to give these a shot. They don't disappoint! The pair fits perfectly in my ears without a need to change the ear pieces to the included larger or smaller ones. The in-ear headphones stay in my ear, even while walking or running. As far as sound quality, there is an app that can be downloaded to work with Sony headphones called "headphones". I was able to adjust to the various predefined sound settings. Top bass is loud, not head-rattling. Top treble is just shy of being "tinny" and provides crisp high-end sound. Through the various sound settings on the app, the sound was crisp and clear and very enjoyable to listen through.

These are also noise canceling with multiple settings through the app. A really cool feature is that the app tracks where you are and relative movement and adjusts the noise canceling effects in response. If I'm relatively stationary, noise canceling is on full, removing all distractions. When I'm walking or running, the adaptive ambient sound control allows for sounds to come through for safety.

I highly recommend this pair of in-ear headphones.”

User review 7:

User:Follow Trend Nation:Canada

“Sony WF-C700N are great set of ear piece. Sound quality is excellent. Noise cancelation works good. Fits in my ears perfectly. Unlike other earphone if the fitting is not good, it doesn't secure well and also hurts on ear. The very good thing I like is that there is manual button to change the settings which makes it very easy to operate. There is an app that you can install on phone to keep an track of your settings.

Overall it's a very good ear buds, but just one thing that I find is when you are on call the settings of noise cancelation changes to normal and this way both side finds it difficult to ear. (I am not sure if there is anything I am doing wrong).”

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User review 8:

User:RobWLINY2 Nation:United States

“These headphones sound good - if I wasn't used to higher quality buds I might say these were terrific. There is a good bass sound, and other sound is acceptable, but the overall sound is not as crisp as I'm used to from other earbuds at a similar price.  

If there is one advantage of the Sony WF-C700N Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones, it's that the fit is very comfortable (I may continue to use these earbuds regularly because they feel very good in my ears).  There are three sizes of earbud tips included (one on the earbuds by default, which fits me fine, and two additional pairs, larger sized and smaller).  

The charging case has a USB-C port, and included in the package is a short USB-A to USB-C adapter, but it lacks the power adapter itself (chances are these days you already have USB-C chargers from other devices that should work with it).  Like most other true wireless earbuds, the earbuds themselves hold a charge (7-8 hours), and there is a charging case that also holds a full recharge and can charge the earbuds whether it is plugged in or not.  

The noise canceling feature works well (blocks out unwanted sounds), but fortunately it can be turned on and off because I sometimes like to be aware of sounds around me when I'm wearing earbuds (i.e., if I'm walking outdoors and want to hear approaching vehicles).  

I do like these earbuds, but I'm not sure if I'd recommend them to a friend, it might depend on how picky they are about sound quality versus comfort.”

User review 9:

User:mstanleynh Nation:United States

“I've been looking for true wireless noise canceling headphones for a while now and haven't been able to find a pair with great sound, comfortable to wear, affordable and are packed with features.  The hope was the Sony WF-C700N Noise Canceling earbuds would be the answer…and they are!

Sony’s packaging is top-notch and well thought out to protects the product and it’s all recycled material. The first thing I noticed upon opening the box was the small size of the WF-C700N earbuds.  I’ve tried a number of other earphones and have found some to be too large for everyday use/running/biking.  These earbuds are very small in comparison.”   

User review 10:

User:FutureP Nation:United States

“I got these Sony headphones about a week ago and have been testing them since then. I primarily got these since I had lost my previous workout headphones.  I usually don’t get the earbuds since they tend to fall out when I workout, but thought I would give them a try.  

My previous headphones had an ear loop to ensure they stayed in place while working out. Despite these being earbuds, they stayed in place very well, though I did have to push them back in from time to time…usually after doing fast motions like jumping.  The buds come with multiple silicone tip sizes so I tested out multiple sizes until I found one that was comfortable and stayed in place pretty well.

What I was really impressed with for these earbuds was the noise canceling.  I really wasn’t expecting them to work as well as it did.  The first time I tried the earbuds was while watching tv in the background. I had forgotten about the active noise canceling (ANC) until I put them in and couldn’t hear the tv any longer.  Wow! Best noise canceling headphones I’ve ever used.  I usually use over the ear ANC whenever I fly (which is just about every week) and these worked better than those high dollar headphones. I tested them on my last flight and was really impressed.

The only reason I didn’t give them 5 stars is that I could not get them to connect to the app (connected to phone without a problem).  I tried multiple times, deleting then reloading the app, resetting the earbuds, restarting the phone, etc.  I searched online for a solution and tried multiple ideas with nothing working. I kept getting an error that said “Cannot connect to YY2968. Check that the power of the device is on.” That was really the only downside to these headphones and they work fine without the app.  

These Sony earbuds exceeded my expectations for comfort, ANC, and staying in place for most workouts. I recommend these earbuds highly, especially if I can figure out how to get the app to connect to the buds.”


These are some real reviews from Sony wf c700n earbuds users. On the whole, it is a good product, but there are still some problems, such as its  in-ear design is prone to discomfort after prolonged wear. There are some products with equivalent performance and more comfortable wearing in the market, such as Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphone, which is a good substitute.

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Wissonly's team has been researching headphone products that don't hurt the ear as early as 10 years ago and introduced bone conduction technology into the field of headphones. Their products have powerful performance, high-cost performance, and are very strong in core performances such as sound quality, sound leakage reduction, and waterproof level.

Hi Runner sports bone conduction headphones are open-eared and worn directly on the temples, so your ear canal is completely open, which makes it easy for you to hear the sound of cars and traffic lights outdoors in sports scenes such as running and walking, making you safer to use.

In terms of fit and comfort, the whole frame of Wissonly Hi Runner is made of adjustable aviation grade titanium steel, which can adapt to different sizes of head circumference and ensure the stability of wearing. Its earphone surface is made of high-tech low-sensitivity silicone material, which contains no chemical components to avoid allergic phenomena. The overall touch of the earphone is as silky as baby's skin, avoiding uncomfortable situations when worn for a long time. Moreover, its weight is very light, less than 30g, and it will not feel heavy when worn. After wearing it, I took it off at the end of the run. This Hi Runner didn't let me have any extra adjustment. As the flagship model of outdoor sports of Wissonly brand, it is the most comfortable and cost-effective one among all bone conduction at present.

r/HeyNewGadget - Walking earbuds:Sony wf c700n earbuds review

When you sweat a lot when running or doing other sports, or when it suddenly rains when you run or exercise outdoors, then the waterproof performance of sports headphones is very important.As the flagship model of Wissonly,the waterproof grade of Wissonly Hi Runner Sports Bone Conductivity Headphone reaches IPX8 waterproof grade higher than the industry standard. It allows the wearer to work normally when swimming or diving, not to mention sweat prevention or ordinary waterproof.

It is also equipped with 32G body memory, which can store 5,000 songs, and supports Bluetooth and MP3 working modes. You can use it as a Bluetooth MP3 player for underwater sports or scenes without a mobile phone.

Hi Runner is the flagship product of Wissonly, and its overall function is also the most perfect. In terms of sound quality, this bone conduction earphone uses the latest research results of wissonly laboratory, which increases the vibration area of the vibrator by 35%. At the same time, it also optimizes the sound transmission direction to make the sound more concentrated and the music more spatial, and it has a good performance in both high and low notes.