Sony - WF-C500

Truly Wireless Earbuds With IPX4 Rating

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Designed in
Japan

Balanced Sound Signature

True Wireless Earbuds with a Balanced sound signature presents a precise sound and an enriching listening experience, where sounds are naturally presented without extreme emphasis on any region. With a pair of headphones with this sound signature, you can hear audio with clarity and detail. The sound is vivid and revealing, a perfect mixture of instruments and vocals, lows, mids, and highs. This sound signature works for most music listeners who like switching between various music genres like Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop.


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Ideal For Casual Music Listening

These True Wireless Earbuds are your go-to when you want to sit back and relax.If you’re someone who is looking to listen to music without worrying too much about the technicalities, then these are the perfect fit for you.


You can expect these TWS to work conveniently and pair with most devices like smartphones and laptops.


These offer the ultimate convenience, but we believe that if you care about an immersive listening experience and audio quality, these are not for you!


Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of headphones.


These TWS allow you to listen to your favourite track, make that important call on the go or even block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience.


You can expect these TWS to offer a seamless connectivity experience. They are lightweight in design and provide noise isolation as an added functionality.


Ideal for Taking Calls

These True Wireless Earbuds are designed to present how audio tech, typically associated with listening to music, can be used for two-way communications.


If you're someone who is working from home and needs to do a conference call or have a video call, you'll benefit from a pair of True Wireless Earbuds with a mic.


You can expect these True Wireless Earbuds to offer good microphone quality and clear audio without having to connect additional peripherals. Just plug them in, and express yourself!


Ideal for Sports & Gym

If you are someone who enjoys listening to music while you exercise, train or play sports, these are designed just for you. These True Wireless Earbuds are engineered with design traits that make them particularly well-suited for an active lifestyle.


You can expect these True Wireless Earbuds to offer rain and sweat protection with an IPX rating and offer a substantial battery life with quick charge capabilities. These True Wireless Earbuds are comfortable to wear with a snug fit for the ultimate convenience.


Bluetooth with
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Battery Life

True Wireless Earbuds have built-in batteries in the earpieces as well as in the case that they come with. These together offer easy operation.


Battery life is a measurement of battery performance. It is the amount of time your True Wireless Earbud or its case will still have enough power. It can be summed up; as how long a battery will last before your True Wireless Earbuds and its case need to be recharged.


Nothing interferes with your music, thanks to the high-performance and long-lasting battery. No interruptions, just pure sonic bliss!


IPX4 Sweat & Water
Resistance

Works with Android & iOS

One thing all of our phones have in common is that they have replaced the portable media player. These headphones and devices are perfect to pair with your Android and iOS devices and offer functionality previously unknown. If you’re someone who usually switches between a variety of devices with different OS, then these are suited for you. You can expect these headphones and devices to connect seamlessly without any hassle and even offer OS-specific functionality depending on the device. Headphones and devices designed to work with Android and iOS come in wired and wireless formats. Quite often you will also find Hi-Fi equipment offering direct connectivity to devices with Android and iOS to simplify the connectivity process.


Wireless Range

You must have most likely noticed that wireless signals do not travel an infinite distance. The farther a wireless signal goes, the weaker it gets. This loss is known as path loss, and it defines the range of connectivity. This range of connectivity is dependent on the wireless protocol in use like Bluetooth. Three classes offer standard ranges of connectivity with Class 1 devices transmitting at 100 mW with a range of 100 meters or 328 feet. Most Bluetooth headsets and headphones are Class 2 devices that transmit at 2.5 mW with a range of 10 meters or 33 feet. Lastly, Class 3 devices transmit at 1 mW with a range of fewer than 10 meters.


The Sony WF-C500 makes for a comfortable commuting and workout companion. They're very portable, have a long continuous battery life, and offer decent isolation and snug fit, so they should stay in place during a run. They're well-built and rated IPX4 for resistance against being splashed with water.
RAGHAV SOMANI

About RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

ENJOY A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE WITH THE DIGITAL SOUND ENHANCEMENTENGINE

Sony introduces the all-new WF-C500 true wireless earbuds. Designed with the latesttechnology and embedded with Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), the WF-C500 deliver high-quality soundthat's rich in detail and clarity. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) restores high-frequency soundand fine fade-out sound to the track for a more authentic listening experience. This is supported by the5.8mm driver and Neodymium magnets embedded in the earbuds to truly deliver an immersive listeningexperience with pristine sound and low distortion.

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TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR SOUND WITH THE DEDICATED APP AND EXPERIENCE 360 REALITYAUDIO

Sony WF-C500 has been designed to deliver an immersive and crystal clear audioexperience. Along with the DSEE tech, you can also tailor your sound to your preference with the SonyHeadphones Connect App. Through the app you can choose from a variety of presets to match the sound qualitywith the genre of music you're listening to or create and save your own presets using the EQ Custom featureon the Sony Headphones Connect app. The WF-C500 earbuds also support 360 Reality Audio. With this feature,you can submerge yourself in sound all around you with a concert experience.

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STABLE BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY WITH SUPPORT FOR VOICE ASSISTANT FOR CONVENIENCE

Sony WF-C500 headphones come equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology forconnectivity with various devices. The Bluetooth chip utilised in the WF-C500 offers reliable connectivityby transmitting sound to the left and right ears simultaneously. This is further supported by an optimisedantenna design embedded in the earbuds to ensure the transmission has low latency and a highly stableconnection. The WF-C500 now come with support for Voice Assistant feature with one button press, connectingyou instantly to your smartphone’s voice assistant so you can find directions, play music and much more.

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FEATURES A HIGH-QUALITY MICROPHONE FOR COMMUNICATION WITH EASY ONE-BUTTONOPERATION

The Sony WF-C500 has been engineered not just for listening to music but as ahigh-quality communication device too. The WF-C500 features a high-quality built-in microphone that picks upvoice very efficiently and allows for conversation to flow freely with easy and clear hands-free calling.This is truly useful as you don’t have to worry about removing the buds to answer your calls. The SonyWF-C500 features a button on the buds to elevate the functionality of the earbuds. This button lets youplay, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume and access your smartphone’s voice assistant andmake and receive calls hands-free.

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FAST PAIR, SWIFT PAIR AND SINGLE BUD OPERATION FOR EASY CONNECTIVITY ANDMULTI-TASKING

Sony WF-C500 comes with Fast Pair tech that makes it easy to pair your headphoneswith your Android devices. Also, you can easily locate where you left your headphones by ringing them orchecking their last known location on your smartphone. You also get Swift Pair to easily pair your WF-C500headphones with your Windows 10 computer via Bluetooth. Pop-up pairing guidance appears on nearby Windows 10devices when pairing mode is selected. Now with the WF-C500, you can use a single bud to enablemulti-tasking and allow the other bud to charge on the case.

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10 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE + ADDITIONAL 10 HOURS ON THE CASE WITH QUICK CHARGINGCAPABILITY

Get up to 20 hours of battery life with the Sony WF-C500 earbuds. These earbudsoffer up to 10 hours of continuous playback with an additional 10 hours on the handy charging case. Thecylindrical charging case is extremely small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so you can takeyour earbuds everywhere you go. Its translucent lid with a texture like frosted glass gives the case astylish, luxurious look and feel. The WF-C500 also offers quick charging capability. The Quick chargingfeature gives you up to 60 minutes of playback on a 10-minute charge.

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LIGHTWEIGHT AND ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED WITH AN IPX4 RATING FOR EVERYDAY USE

The team of product designers at Sony have studied and surveyed huge amounts ofdata relating to ear shapes from around the world to design the WF-C500. The WF-C500 headphones is aproduct of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with a new ergonomic surfacedesign for a more stable fit. Designed to be lightweight, these buds fit securely and comfortably inyour ears. The rounded shape without edges makes them a pleasure to wear, leaving you free to focus onwhat matters – your music. To elevate the design even further the WF-C500 features an IPX4splash-resistant design. This allows you to wear the WF-C500 when you go out for a walk or at home whenyou’re getting some chores done, without the worry of sweat or getting splashed with water.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Sony - WF-C500 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Sony that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Sony's warranty in India.

The Verge

"Battery life has also improved slightly to an impressive 10 hours of continuous playback, and the C500s offer easy-to-use controls with large buttons on each earbud."

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Headfonia

"Sensible compromises make these Sonys real competitors in the budget true wireless earbuds arena. Compact and comfortable design Spirited, well-balanced sound, Fine control app."

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What Hi-Fi

"The Sony WF-C500 makes for a comfortable commuting and workout companion. Decent isolation helps account for a bit of that while the lightweight design is easily worn all day long."

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Inner Fidelity

"Yes, making the WF-C500 so affordable has led to compromises - but Sony’s kept them to a minimum, and delivered a very perky sound from very comfortable earbuds. Informative, organized and lively sound."

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The Verge

"The no-frills Sony WF-C500 true wireless earbuds deliver excellent audio you can tune to your liking for a relatively low price. Excellent audio with rich bass and crisp highs."

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Headfonia

"The Sony WF-C500 are great for sports and fitness. They're very portable, have a long continuous battery life, and are decently stable, so they should stay in place during a run."

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What Hi-Fi

"Sony WF-C500 truly wireless earbuds come with IPX4 water resistance. It can withstand both splashes and sweat. The earbuds feature a comfortable, compact and stylish design."

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Customer Reviews

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Pramod K N (Bengaluru)
Design and Comfort:
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Sound Quality:
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Value for Money:
Bang On!
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Serves the purpose, No Nonsense choice in that budget range

I have always been using wired earphones from German brands like Sennheiser and Beyer dynamic so far and they were exceptionally good(esp the latter) for the kind of music I listen to but wanted to go for TWS this time following the trend.

German brands were way above my budget this time so I was confused between this and few Jabra models in and around that range ,did some research over the internet and found some connectivity issues and other complaints with Jabra .SONY being reputed brand had good reviews for this model so found this to be a wise choice.

Reviews are as below .

Pros

1.)No connectivity issues so far all the functions are working fine and smoothly Devices connected-Iphone, Amazon fire TV.

2.)Sound quality is decent for wireless and that price range

3.)Fit is good.

4.)Battery life is great.

5.)It is SONY so hope we need not worry about reliability.

Cons :

1.) Material quality and finish could be a little better .

2.)Tap function instead of physical buttons on earbuds (This is kind of out of fashion ,at least for me it is difficult to use).

As always Headphone Zone was perfect in their work, cheers:-)

HI Pramod K N,
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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Swathy Raj (Kollam)
Good for casual listening and work-out

This is my first truly wireless earphones. It sounds pretty decent. I have been using the Sony XB75AP and this doesn't come close to that except this one is wireless. If you're a basshead then you should prolly go for the XB700.

We appreciate your honest review & ratings, Swathy Raj!

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Johnson Gonsalves (Mumbai)
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Value for Money:
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Receiving calls

Picking up calls with both pods in ears sounds unclear

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Subhradip Saha (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
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Value for Money:
Bang On!
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Best in price bracket and some more!

I generally use a wired IEM, KZ DQ6 with my Macbook and Airpods Pro with iPhone.
With respect to others reading this, I'm not bragging, I just want to convey that I'm more of a pseudo Audiophile at the moment, hehe.
I am just a beginner at this long journey :))

I got Sony WF C500 because I wanted to replace the wired IEM, with a good TWS with long battery life.
After much research, I found this one, with good reviews and great battery life!

I received the earbuds within 2 days (no kidding! o_o)
The earbuds are great, looks awesome, battery doesn't die.
But the audio was a bit average when using it with Macbook, but with iPhone and the Headphones Connect app initiated, it was really good.
The features are stripped down, like there is no button on the case for bluetooth pairing, instead it was auto when I took out the buds.
Also doesn't support multiple device support, I had to remove and then connect with other device.

But the audio has been really good, as I said earlier, iPhone and Headphones Connect app, works awesome!!!!
Later when I connected to Macbook, I used eqMac to boost the audio, that worked as well! It got really loud!

But I returned it after a day, even tho the buds are awesome, it didn't feel right.
I mean, this is a really, really good earbuds, with great battery, and probably the best audio in this price bracket and then some!
But maybe I wanted a bit more, or maybe I am expecting the unexpected.

Anyway, I requested a return, it was promptly responded, and within a day got returned as well!

I will get store credit soon, and altho I am still contemplating on WF XM4 or WH XM4 (I like earbuds more than headphones), it's not decided yet!
Maybe I will ask one of the gurus from headphonezone :))))

Hi Subhradip Saha
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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Sidd (Mumbai)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
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Value for Money:
Bang On!
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Good value for money

Instant pairing with phone or laptop
Stable connection
Crisp and clear sound
Light weight
Good for conference call also