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All of Sony’s latest true wireless earbuds are back on sale

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With all of the competitors within the true wi-fi earbuds market, we’re seeing Sony be extra aggressive about discounting not solely on final 12 months’s WF-1000XM3 however its newest true wi-fi fashions — the brand new WF-SP800N, which is waterproof and options noise canceling and the entry-level WF-XB700 Further Bass (that mannequin is right down to the bottom worth we have seen at $78). We have collected the highest offers beneath.

Learn extra: Best true wireless earbuds of 2020

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The WF-1000XM3 earbuds listing for $230. At $178, they’re one of the best sounding wi-fi earbuds on this worth vary and likewise characteristic energetic noise cancellation know-how to scale back ambient noise.

The one disadvantage is the WF-1000XM3 earbuds aren’t rated as sweat-proof or waterproof headphones. That stated, I’ve used them for gentle exercises with a little bit of a sweat on the fitness center with no downside. They use Bluetooth 5.zero with help for AAC, however not aptX.

Observe that there’s a good probability that Sony will launch the next-generation WF-1000XM4 later this 12 months.

Water resistantNo (lacks IPX certification).

Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review.

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It took some time, however now we lastly have a brand new true wi-fi noise-canceling sports activities mannequin from Sony: the WF-SP800N. Funnily sufficient, I wrote on the finish of my largely constructive overview that I would wish to see them extra within the $160-$175 vary. They’re now $148 for a restricted time, $20 lower than only a month in the past.

This is not fairly the WF-1000XM3 with a waterproof physique. It is lacking Sony’s QN1e processor, however there’s nonetheless loads to love about it, together with superb sound, strong noise canceling and good name high quality. It is positively a major improve over the WF-SP700N, which got here out in 2018, and its “arcs” (sports activities fins) lock the buds in your ears. Simply be sure you get a decent seal from one of many included ear ideas or else each the sound and noise canceling will likely be lackluster.

Water resistantSure (IP55 splash-proof).

Read our Sony WF-SP800N review.

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The WF-XB700 is within the firm’s Further Bass line and lists for $130. I’ve tried them and actually preferred their match. Their sound high quality would not measure as much as that of the WF-1000XM3 or WF-SP800N (it lacks some readability), however in case you like bass, they’re first rate sounding earbuds. I believed they had been slightly costly at $130. At $52 off or $78, they’re a way more engaging possibility.

Water resistantSure (IPX4 splash-proof).

Read our Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass first take.

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First printed final month. Up to date to mirror new sale costs.

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