Sony WF-SP800N Sports Earbuds Review

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Quick Points

  • Fit: In Ear
  • Enclosure: Closed Back
  • Connectivity: Wireless
  • Best For: iOS & Android
  • Noise Canceling: Yes
  • Microphone: Yes


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What Comes Inside The Box

  • WF-SP800N Truly Wireless Headset
  • Charging Cable
  • 4 X Hybrid Silicone Earbuds
  • 2 X Arc Supporters
  • Charging Case
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Our Score

  • 8.3

Reasons Why You Should Buy Them

  • Sony WF-SP800N are one of the best sounding sports headphones that have a wide and deep sound stage. Their dynamic and powerful bass with clear and detailed vocal delivery keeps the energy high during workouts
  • They are really good at active noise cancellation, better than other sports headphones, most external sounds won't bother you during workouts
  • Thanks to the IP55 dust and splash-resistant design, they are perfect for outdoor activities, just wash them after a sweaty workout
  • There are four different sizes of silicone tips and two different sizes of arch supporters that help you find the perfect and secure fit
  • All controls are operated via touch-sensitive areas on the earbuds like music play/pause, skip tracks, answer calls, adjust volume levels, ANC/Quick Attention mode on/off or connect with Google Assistant or Alexa
  • Using the smartphone's sensors, they automatically adjust audio settings and noise-cancelling levels based on the user's location, such as office, gym, room, or busy street
  • Quick Attention mode is a nice feature that allows you to listen to external announcements at any time without having to pull out your earbud
  • You'll appreciate solid battery life of up to 9 hours on a single charge and 13 hours if you turn off noise cancellation. Plus, their charging case also holds a single full charge, in case you need it on long trips
  • There is a fast charge technology as well which provides 1 hour of music playback with only 10 minutes of charge
  • The call quality of the Sony WF SP800N truly wireless sports headphones is one of the best among the true wireless headphone models. Microphones are quite effective at reducing background noise even in moderately noisy environments
  • With the dedicated Sony Connect app for iOS and Android, you can select EQ presets, check battery status, reset built-in touch controls, set up noise cancellation and ambient mode, update firmware, and select the voice assistant for a personalized listening experience
  • Like other premium models, SP800N have built-in proximity sensors to pause music when an earbud is removed and automatically resume when you insert it again

Reasons Why You Should Avoid Them

  • They're fairly large earbuds that protrude from your ears and can pick up some wind noise on windy days
  • Many users may feel uncomfortable due to their weight. At 9.5 grams they are almost twice as heavy as other true wireless models
  • The WF-SP800N's charging case is on a larger side, although it only holds one additional full charge, and it's not easy to fit into jeans pockets
  • These Sony's true wireless headphones are not suitable for vocal-centric music, they are tuned for heavy bass music like EDM, Metal and Rap
  • It is very important to get a tight seal, otherwise they don't sound so great because you lose a lot of bass and treble
  • The all plastic construction of the headphones and case is just average, looks generic and doesn't feel premium at all
  • Sony WF SP800N earbuds have IP55 water-resistance rating, whereas Jaybird and Under Armour offer completely waterproof models in the same price range
  • There is a slight delay of one to two seconds from tapping the touch panel to performing the action
  • Their noise cancellation is best among sports earbuds, but if you want true wireless earbuds for traveling, then you should go for WF-1000XM3
  • It would be very convenient if Sony offered Qi compatible wireless charging to the case like Apple Airpods Pro and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
  • Sony WF SP800N truly wireless have Bluetooth 5.0, but it's still not possible to connect two devices at the same time to play music on one and take a call on another


  • True wireless design lets you listen to music without any cables
  • The three-dimensional curved design and arch supporter ensure a secure and comfortable fit
  • Thanks to the EXTRA BASS feature, your favorite bass lines have never looked so good
  • Digital noise-cancelling technology eliminates the distraction and leaves only you and music
  • Combined 18 (9+9) hours of battery life with the charging case
  • Enjoy 1 hour of music playback with a 10-minute quick charge
  • Thanks to IP55 protection, no need to worry about sweat or splashes from rain
  • Intuitive touch controls to pause/play/skip tracks, control volume, connect with voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Instantly listen to important announcements with Quick Attention mode
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free crystal-clear calls

The Specs That Matter


  • Headphone Fit : In Ear
  • Enclosure : Closed Back
  • Weight Gm/Oz : 9.5 g (0.33 oz)
  • Foldable Design : No


  • Connectivity : Bluetooth
  • Connect Multiple Devices : No
  • On Device Controls : Call, Pair, Volume, Play/Pause, Skip Tracks, Ambient Mode, ANC On/Off, Voice Assistant
  • In Line Mic & Controls : No
  • Voice Assistant : Google Assistant + Siri + Alexa
  • Companion App : Sony Headphones Connect App


  • Noise Cancelation Type : Digital Noise Cancellation
  • Sound Isolation : Yes
  • Echo Reduction : No
  • Sound Mode : Stereo


  • Water/Sweat Resistant : Yes
  • Waterproof : No
  • Heart Rate Monitor : No
  • Step Tracking : No


  • Battery Life : Up To 9 Hours (Up To 18 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Battery Life With ANC Off : Up To 13 Hours (Up To 26 Hours With Charging Case)
  • Auto Pause & Play : Yes
  • Auto Shut-Off : Yes
  • Quick Charge : Charge 10 Minutes = Up To 1 Hour Playback

Technical Data

  • Driver Size : 6 mm
  • Driver Unit : Dynamic
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 90 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion @ 100 dB : Less than 0.5%
  • Supported Codecs : AAC, SBC


  • Bluetooth Version : 5.0
  • Bluetooth Profiles : A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Radio Frequency : 2.4 GHz
  • Wireless Range : Up To 10 m (33 ft)
  • NFC : No

Noise Canceling

  • Noise Canceling Adjustment : Automatic
  • Noise Canceling ON/Off Switch : Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing : No
  • Ambient Sound Mode : Yes

Audio Cable

  • Audio Cable Length : N/A


  • Microphone Feature : On-board Dual MEMS, Omni Directional Microphone


  • Battery : Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
  • Charge Time : 3 Hours
  • Charging Cable : Type-C Cable
  • Battery Indicator : Yes
  • Operating & Storage Temperature : 41°F - 95°F


  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes


  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Yes


  • Connection : Wireless
  • Audio : Yes
  • Microphone : Yes
  • Controls : Limited


  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No


  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

TV & Home Theater

  • Connection : No
  • Audio : No
  • Microphone : No
  • Controls : No

User Manuals

Service & Support Info

  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Parts : 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Warranty on Labour : 90 Days Limited Warranty
  • Helpline : 1 (239) 245-6362
  • Contact : Click Here


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