Sony WF SP800N Review

Advantage: Our Sony WF SP800N review says that they have an excellent battery life (up to 9 hours with active noise canceling) also it has responsive touch controls has a great sound with strong bass great phone call quality splash proof and dustproof and also has a secure fit.

Drawback: Earbuds stick out from your ears which is very uncomfortable, active noise canceling and sound quality are not as good as the WF-1000XM3’s and no XL eartips in the box.

Conclusion: Sony’s WF-1000XM3 is one of the best sets of true wireless noise-canceling earbuds. But it lacked any sort of water-resistance, making it unsuitable for sports. But now we finally have a true wireless noise-canceling sports model from Sony: The WF SP800N.

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Sony WF-SP800N vs Sony WF-1000XM3

The Sony WF-SP800N s doesn’t sound quite the same or as refined as the Sony WF-1000XM3s, and also they still lack wireless charging and simultaneous pairing with two devices. But they offer plenty of EQ fine-tuning. Unlike Sony’s last gym-focused wireless earbuds, these also have a more subdued design that takes after the Sony WF-1000XM3s.

On the outside of the earbuds, you will see a microphone, Sony logo, and a touchpad for gesture controls. It is very easy to feel when your finger is on that touch area because of its glossy texture and because it is larger than the circular touchpad on the Sony WF-1000XM3s.

There is also a nice downward slope that makes it easy to find by feel. The right earbud handles track controls, and the left earbud is toggling noise cancellation and ambient sound mode.

Sony WF-SP800N vs Sony WF-XB700

Designed with Sony’s Ergonomic Tri-hold structure, both the Sony WF-SP800N and the Sony WF-XB700 earbuds promise comfort even when worn for these extended periods. Both have a robust build, but a noticeable difference in their whole design is the WF-SP800Ns come with ear hooks that provide a more secure fit. While the XB700s fit as well, the added wings on the SP800N earbuds ensure that they stay in place even when engaging in physical activities.

Their accompanying charging cases are both compact, but look different. The Sony WF-SP800N’s is taller, bigger, and also feels more premium than the plastic case of the WF-XB700s. Another major difference in their design is the controls housed in their earbuds. The Sony WF-SP800N earbuds are very touch-responsive while the WF-XB700s only have a multi-function button at the lower side of each earbud.

Sony WF-SP800N vs Jabra Elite 75t

As opposed to Sony’s earphones, the Jabra Elite 75t is very small and stylish. They have the Titanium Black variant, and the dual-color tone enhanced the overall looks by many folds. They also fit into the ear canal with the outer body hugging the ear cavity.

Unlike the Sony WF-SP800N, the Elite 75t bundles physical buttons. They are flexible and also they do not jam into the ear canal when pressed. The buttons are very much customizable and the actions can be in assign mode as per your preference.

Read About: Sony WF-1000XM3 review

Sony WF-SP800N Exclusive Features

Price and Release Date

The Sony WF-SP800N is the company’s first TWS in India after a very long time. It came up along with the Sony WF-XB700. 

In India, it is under Rs 20000 which is higher than its US pricing of $199 (which is Rs 15,000). The WF-SP800N is available on Flipkart, Amazon, and also offline stores across the country starting June 26. 

Sony WF-SP800N Features


This is available in Black, Orange, and White colour options. The white colour attracts a lot of dust and also scratches and even a minor spot/dirt can be noticeable here.

These come in an ovular in-ear design with interchangeable ear tips along with ear fins for a better fit. You also get four pairs of eartips and two pairs of fins in total. On the outside of both the true wireless earbuds, there is a large touch-capacitive control area along with Sony branding and also the microphones.

You get a wear detection sensor inside the earbud, which will pause the music when you take them off your ears. There are also three magnetic pogo pins on the bottom that are to charge them up. The snap and also click of the earbuds and the case is very satisfying. 

The earbuds are quite bulky but they fit quite well in the ear, thanks to the provided ear fins and extra ear tips, almost everyone can get a tight fit with the Sony WF-SP800N.

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Sony WF-SP800N Noise Cancellation
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Does Sony WF-SP800N Support Noise Cancellation?

The key feature of the Sony WF-SP800N is the best active noise cancellation.

You can completely get rid of any of the surrounding noise and also the construction noise which may go on near your house. It does a good job with ANC by eliminating the wide range of worse noise around you. If there are too many people talking in a particular room, you will still be able to hear them but the voice will reach too high a frequency.

With the help of the companion app, you will be able to control the ambient noise and ANC, choosing from 20 levels.

How is the Audio Performance of Sony WF-SP800N?

The sound on them is excellent. You get clear vocals, great mids, and highs. You can distinguish between the vocals and instruments. The bass is excellent here, it is very punchy. The music gets loud and clear, there is no distortion or any of the disturbances. The soundstage on these buds is very wide and music is enjoyable with that additional punchy bass.

With the companion app, you can also listen to music in three modes: Ambient sound on, off, and with noise cancellation on. The app even lets you set the option of equalizer according to your needs. It can set an adaptive sound control system. The app comes with eight presets and you can also set the equalizer and bass.

Sony WF-SP800N Features battery life
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What is the battery life of Son WF-SP800N?

Sony claims that these WF-SP800N earbuds can last up to 9 hours with noise cancellation on and also 13 hours with noise cancellation turned off. The included case should double the battery life in both cases. So, with the case, you get an additional 9 hours and also 13 hours of battery.

The great battery life is almost similar to what the company claimed. With the noise cancellation trend on, it is around 8 hours and with it turning off, I got around 12 hours and also volume was set to 100% all the time. If you listen at 70-80%, you can get an additional 1-2 hours of the battery life.

Carrying Case

The carry case comes in a matte finish. The carry case also acts as a charging station which gives additional juice to the earbuds. It also comes in egg-shaped hardshell design which is pocketable, but the size is big compared to the other earbuds. For instance, the Sony WF- SP800N case is double the size of the Realme Buds Air case. The case is not flat on the bottom and hence it cannot sit flat on a surface. 

Geekria Earbuds Soft Case

Convenient to open and close by the Zipper design, protect your SONY WF-SP800N Earbuds. If the case does not fit or break within one year, Geekria will replace or refund. 

Why you should buy Sony WF-SP800N Earbuds?

  • They have an excellent battery life 
  • It has responsive touch controls
  • has a great sound with strong bass
  • great phone call quality, 
  • splash proof 
  • Dust proof
  • has a secure fit.
  • Earbuds stick out from your ears which is uncomfortable
  • active noise canceling and sound quality are not so good
  • Price is under $200.

So, this Sony WF SP800N review must have given you the full knowledge about the earbuds in depth. What are you waiting for? Click on the below links to buy now!

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Richa loves technology and she covers everything from true wireless earbuds to portable Bluetooth speakers. She gladly helps people without any favor in return. In short, she loves making other's day better.

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