Stay in the zone with Sony's noise-canceling wireless earbuds

Sep 10, 2019

Equally important to working out in dri-fit training apparel and lightweight running shoes is a trusty pair of earbuds.

One has to have a meticulously curated playlist or tailored fitness podcast in the background when trying hard not to pull a muscle. These days, a longer cord and defeaning bass just won't cut it for those who do their exercise routine especially at a jam-packed gym or busy business district.

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SPIN Life recently tried out Sony's noise-canceling wireless WF-SP700N sport headphones and found more proof that AirPods are overrated.

Getting "in the zone" during a workout and staying there can be difficult, unless you have your own personal gym. The WF-SP700N's Digital Noise Cancelation blocked off all sorts of distraction, from someone else's panting to the beeping noise of equipment. Not being anti-social or anything, but it was easier for the wearer to focus on the fitness program without the sound of the facility's collective exhaustion.

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On the other hand, the Ambient Sound Mode was ideal for outdoor training — in this case, one quiet night run. The special feature made it possible to jog (and walk briskly) to BALLADS 1 by Joji, while still having enough awareness to avoid a wayward biker and a couple of stray dogs. Despite their built-in Select EXTRA BASS, the earbuds allowed the wearer to perceive what was going on in his surroundings.

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The problem with wireless headphones is that a bit of distance and movement can cut off the streaming signal. What set the WF-SP700N apart from counterparts is its effective range of approximately 10 meters (30 feet). The wider range, which can be connected via Bluetooth or NFC, proved valuable during a pre-game shootaround at a local basketball court, when the wearer didn't have his running armband.

The compact carrying case didn't only keep the units secure, but also fulfilled the significant power requirements. The pair holds two full three-hour charges or six more hours of music playback.

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The buds settled just right in the ears, despite the considerable amount of motion that the all of the physical activities entailed. Whether the wearer was sprinting or failed to do a burpee, the extensively tested accessory stayed firmly put. For such a bulky looking pair, they don't feel like it. The WF-SP700N can be adjusted to three sizes for a more comfortable fit, with the help of the unique silicon support.

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The headphones also have a IPX4 water resistance rating, which means they're sweat- and splash-proof. Overall, they're the perfect workout buddy for those who can afford to shell out a few extra bucks for the chance to exercise in peace.

Score Sony's Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones (WF-SP700N) for Sports for P9,499

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