Sony WF-SP800N Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sony WF-SP800N
  • Sleek, comfortable design
  • Strong active noise canceling
  • Excellent battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Sony WF-SP800N are a very good pair of premium sports-oriented truly wireless headphones. They're more versatile and capable than many premium earbuds, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a better workout companion. Solid noise cancellation, powerful audio performance, and a water-resistant build make them a strong contender in this price range.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
Sony's WF-SP800N are true wireless noise-canceling earbuds. They stick out from your ears a fair amount, but they're comfortable to wear. You get nine hours of battery life on a single charge and up to 13 hours if you turn the noise canceling mode off.
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Pros[**]
  • Top-notch sound quality
  • Water-resistant and dust-resistant
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't sound as good as the 1000XM3

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The WF-SP800N follow the same general design that Sony has used for all of its earbuds. They pack an impressive nine hours of battery life with their ANC function turned on and an enormous 13 hours when it's turned off. At nine hours with ANC, they come in just one hour shy of Master and Dynamic's MW07 Plus.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful passive sound isolation
  • Excellent call quality
  • Strong battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Sony WF-SP800N are a $179 pair of truly wireless earbuds. The buds boast an estimated nine hours of battery life, making them the longest-lasting buds on the market. They're a great choice for the gym or the street, but subpar call quality is a serious Achilles' heel.
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Pros[**]
  • Extremely durable
  • Long battery life
  • Good active noise cancelling
  • Good call quality
Cons[**]
  • Subpar call quality

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Sony's WF-SP800N earphones offer solid ANC and several other features that ought to put them on the radar of any prospective Airpods Pro buyers. A companion app provides user-adjustable EQ, in addition to built-in support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Sony estimates battery life to be roughly 9 hours with ANC on, or a truly impressive 13 hours with it off.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with rich bass depth and sculpted highs
  • Comfortable fit
  • Supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Cons[**]
  • ANC only delivers a single full charge

phonearena[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
Sony WF-SP800N headphones are truly wireless and conveniently feature adjustable noise cancelling. They also have an IP55 rating, meaning not only vague water and dust resistance, but that you can literally rinse them when needed. With up to 18 hours of battery life and clear sound and bass, they are quite the good purchase, particularly for use at the gym.
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Pros[**]
  • IP55 water and dust resistance
  • IP55 rating
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

rtings[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Sony WF-SP800N are a very good option if you're looking for a versatile pair of sports-oriented truly wireless headphones. They feel sturdy and have a comfortable, stable fit, not to mention a decently comprehensive companion app and punchy sound profile. Unfortunately, their ANC system isn't as impressive as that of the Sony Wf-1000XM3 Truly Wireless and they don't last as long on a single charge as the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Truly Wireless.
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable, stable fit
  • Good battery life
  • Good companion app
Cons[**]
  • Audio latency is too high for wireless gaming

techradar[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Sony WF-SP800N are Sony's newest true wireless earbuds on the market. They use an ovular design that points down toward the mouth with a small touch capacitive control panel on each side. It's a tight fit if you're not used to wearing in-ear headphones and can become uncomfortable over time. The design creates a tight seal that's great for sound quality and really holds the headphones in place.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Active noise cancellation and active noise cancellation
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
Sony's WF-SP800N earbuds have a more subdued design that clearly takes after the 1000XM3s. The charging case is rather chunky — not to the level of the Powerbeats Pro. The mids are a bit hollow, though this can be evened out some with the Headphones Connect app.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • IP55 dust and water resistance
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't sound as good as the 1000XM3s

tomsguide[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Sony WF-SP800N offers ANC and Sony-like sound in a durable, water-resistant package at a relatively affordable $199. The buds do a surprisingly good job of minimizing sound leakage as well. Sony's Ambient Sound mode has also been improved, allowing you to hear what's going on in your vicinity.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent active noise cancellation
  • Durable, water-resistant case
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Sony WF-SP800N are true wireless in-ear headphones with active noise-cancellation. Built up to IP55 standard, meaning they're resistant to dust, sweat and water. Control is available via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. Sony's 360 Reality Audio format intends to put you in the centre of the sonic action.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive battery life
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Excellent noise-cancellation
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review: Wireless sports earbuds deliver a mostly winning combo. Cnet. 07 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review: Elite earbuds for every athlete. Digitaltrends. 04 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony WF-SP800N Earbuds Review . Laptopmag. 07 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Sony WF-SP800N Review. Pcmag. 03 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review. Phonearena. 07 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Sony WF-SP800N Truly Wireless Headphones Review. Rtings. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review. Techradar. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review: noise cancellation for your workouts. Theverge. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review. Tomsguide. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ Sony WF-SP800N review. Whathifi. 15 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  12. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  13. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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