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Quick Sony WH-XB700 Review | Sony Wireless Headphone

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A pair of Sony wireless headphones are designed for listening to EDM. The Sony WH-XB700 features an additional bass for deep and powerful bass. And the 10-minute charge time is lightning fast. Due to their extensive and lightweight cup sizes, they are pretty comfortable.  

Specs

Headphone type: Dynamic, On-ear

Driver unit: 30 mm (Dome Type)

Input: Stereo Mini Jack, Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini-plug

Frequency Response Bluetooth: 20–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)

Cord length: Approx. 1.2 m (47 1/4 in.)

Cord type: Single-sided (detachable)

Volume control: Tact switch

Features 

In addition to providing fantastic sound and speech clarity, the WH-XB700 extreme bass headphones also provide total wireless freedom through Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth connectivity and unsurpassed comfort and convenience. It features a built-in microphone for making hands-free calls, a battery life of up to 30 hours, and it charges quickly.

Price:  Black – $49.99, Blue – $128 at Amazon; $129.99 at Sony

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Sound Quality

You can expect to hear some thud when listening to music that has even the tiniest indication of a bassline. However, it must draw the headphones carefully, between being boomy and overbearingly boomy. Fortunately, the WH-XB700 steers clear of the latter’s faults and strikes a beautiful mix between bass that’s rich and powerful and crystal clear vocals.

Remember that it does not feel bloated when used in moderation and with caution. Considering that this appears to be its primary feature, it’s difficult to disregard it for being excessive.

While there is a noticeable increase in low-bass volume, the deeper notes aren’t as accentuated as they should be because they are more challenging to reproduce and necessitate bigger drivers and amplifiers. Even in genres where the bass is prominent, like hip-hop, rap, and rock, the XB700’s mid-bass enhancement gives each track an extra kick. Although it can be a success or a failure, and dependent on the music streaming service, this has a higher success rate. 

Microphone

Despite their microphone’s shortcomings as far as wireless headphones are concerned, these weren’t terrible. Others could tell that a person wasn’t speaking on their phone, but the other party never had any difficulties comprehending what that person said. Nevertheless, it enables you to change the music and calls without hassle since it has a built-in mic. 

Also, it’s easy to see that while the earbuds’ frequency response graph doesn’t capture every note in the vocal range, it does an adequate job of picking up what matters. You’ll recognize that your voice’s lower tones don’t sound as loud because of a slight de-emphasis in this graph’s sub-100Hz region.

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Comfort and Style

Despite its simple design, the Sony WH-XB700 is exceptionally light and comfortable. There aren’t any glitzy details or metal decorations to give the headphones a more expensive appearance. 

The ear cups and the part of the headband that lies on top of the head are well cushioned. People with sensitive ears may have issues with on-ear headphones because of the pressure they put on their ears. Depending on your tolerance, you can wear the headset for a few hours or no more than 30 minutes.

Nevertheless, the Sony WH-XB700 is still comfortable to wear for long periods, whether you’re traveling or relaxing in your own home. Some external noise will still get through the headphones’ ear cups because they don’t wholly seal around your ear, but they still provide excellent isolation.

Battery Life

The battery life of the Sony WH-XB700 is predicted to be 30 hours. However, it could only play music for about 25 hours at 80% volume. There’s also a USB Type-C port on the headphones, so you can charge them up quickly and have them ready to go in under 15 minutes.

Final Verdict: WH-XB700 Sony Wireless Headphone

When it comes to extra bass, the WH-XB700 does not disappoint! Although if you have the WH-XB910N and WH-XB900N, you might feel this is a downgrade. Still, if you don’t have a good pair of bass-bussin headphones, this is definitely worth getting.

Still undecided? Here’s a 10-minute video for additional insights.

What do you think?

Written by Stephanne Alfaro

Stephanne Alfaro is a writer with a heart for R&B and Soul music. She appreciates underrated yet beautiful songs from independent artists and supports local artists through writing.

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