In addition to the high-end 1000X wireless product line, Sony is also trying to “fill in” the gap in the mid-range and low-end wireless headset market, which for a while seems to have been dropped into the hands of companies from China. Country. The newest product in this category is the pair Sony WF-C500.
This pair of headphones has a selling price of VND 2,290,000, featuring a neat design, 20 hours of use, IPX4 water resistance, owns a few exclusive features from Sony and has 4 youthful colors to choose from.
The version we have here has a youthful looking orange color, next to it is Black, White and Mint Green.
Sony’s recent pairs of headphones are all packed in completely paper boxes to protect the environment from plastic waste.
Inside the box, headphones and accessories are neatly placed to save space.
Accessories of the headset include 2 rubber pads (plus 1 pre-installed set of 3) and a short USB Type-C charging cord.
The charging case of the WF-C500 is made in the same color as the headset, with the top cover made transparent so that we can see if there are headphones inside. This design has also been used by the company with the WF-XB700 pair before.
The USB Type-C charging port is located at the back. According to the company announced, the headset can play music continuously for 10 hours and recharge once with this box for a total of 20 hours.
The current 20-hour duration is no longer a long time, perhaps the company also wants to balance the battery life and the compact size of the ear.
The WF-C500 carries the design direction of the WF-1000XM4 pair, which is round and when worn, it will fit in the user’s ear instead of “pointing” out like older generations of headphones.
Combined with IPX4 water resistance, this will probably be a good choice for those of you who like to enjoy music while exercising. It should be noted that this headset does not have a touch-sensitive face, but instead presses on the circle to give commands and according to the writer, this design will help operations such as transferring music, increasing or decreasing the volume when playing sports. Sports will be more accurate, avoid being touched by sweaty hands incorrectly.
The headset is supported by the Headphones Connect application on smartphones, where we can adjust the operation of the buttons on both sides, with a total of 8 different operations including press, double press, triple press and hold. .
The two technologies that are mentioned a lot by Sony for the WF-C500 are 360 Reality Audio – surround sound simulation for supporting applications; and DSEE to upgrade the quality of the music source.
Overall, this is not a pair of headphones with too many outstanding features, but of course this is understandable when Sony will still have to “save” something for more advanced products like WF- 1000XM4 for example. In return, we will have a headset with a more attractive price, the design is still very fashionable and especially with the Sony brand.