Sony – H700 Hi-Res Wireless In Ear Headphone Review
Sony - H700 Hi-Res Wireless In Ear Headphone
Whether you use headphones during your workout sessions or commuting, HD audio and superior comfort is necessary for a truly satisfying experience and the Sony H-700 Hi-res In-ear headphones come to the rescue as it offers a truly authentic sound with wireless connectivity options.
Design And Build Quality
These in-ear headphones have a minimalistic and sleek design in place. Individual earphones are connected to the neckband that you can connect to your device wirelessly. The earbuds are designed to fit snugly into your ear without causing any discomfort.
The headphones are available in a range of different colors and you can choose one according to your preference. You can choose from Horizon Green, Grayish Black, Pale Gold, Twilight Red and Moonlight Blue. You will find the volume rocker and other buttons on the neckband which also includes the battery and other hardware to power the device.
Sony’s LDAC Bluetooth technology makes additional data bandwidth available which squeezes out extra bits of data to enhance the audio quality of your soundtracks. Sony also uses DSEE(Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) HX which considerably restores the richness and depth of the audio streamed over a network.
It also makes up for the loss of quality that occurs while digital conversion from the original source during recording. Replicating the true sound captured in the recording studio is what headphone companies aim to achieve. DSEE technology might have a scope for improvement, but it takes you closer to the studio sound.
You can expect the Highs, Mids, and Lows to be adequately balanced. The bass is unobtrusive, but it is there in the healthy amount to enhance your listening experience. Sony uses H-Master HX to reduce the distortion from the soundtracks. It improves the bit rate accuracy and audio samples per second to let you listen to the obscure details of the soundtracks clearly.
LDAC support also assists several transmission rates according to your environment. It allows the transmission of the audio at a rate up to 990kbps. It gives you an exceptionally good wireless listening experience.
You might need some time getting used to the touch of the neckband lying behind your head. The neckband applies almost no pressure so you will easily forget that it is lying there. The earbuds are very soft to touch and you can use ones that you find aptly sized for your ears.
It is easy to forget that you are wearing the headset since they weigh just 1.41 oz. You can always reach out for the volume rocker or next button right at your color. Unlike many other wireless headsets that have volume rocker at the back of one of the earphone, the neckband offers a more convenient option.
The wireless headset is compatible with Bluetooth and NFC. To activate NFC, you just need to press the wireless button on the headset. This will allow you to discover available wireless connections nearby and you can select the wireless headsets from the list.
You don’t need to repeat the process every time you want to connect all you need to do is turn on the devices and they will discover and connect with each other automatically afterward.
No matter how good a wireless headset sounds, if it does not have a long enough battery life, using it will always remain a hassle. Sony H-700 comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery that can last for eight hours at a stretch. You will need to charge the battery for two hours to juice it up completely.
However, in case your battery dies and you are nowhere near to a power source, you can still use your headphones. You can use the supplied auxiliary cable and continue using the headphones.
The neckband vibrates lightly to notify you about the incoming calls and you don’t have to worry about listening to a loud ringtone while the headphones are plugged in. It is a unique feature and it works great for receiving calls on the go. Talking over the phone hands-free wirelessly is very convenient.
You don’t have to do anything to enable this feature. If your headphone is connected to your smartphone, your headphones will vibrate when you receive an incoming call. You just need to accept the call and the communication will be established.
Android and iOS users can use the Sony Connect App to tap the full potential of the headphones. You can customize the settings of your headphones, change the equalizer settings and adjust bass using the app. You can save these settings in audio profiles and switch them according to the track, your environment or your mood. The app is easy to use and does not take much time to learn to use.
Sony H700 includes custom-designed 9mm dome drivers with a frequency response of 5-40,000 Hertz. The headphones support Bluetooth 4.1 with an effective range of 30 feet. Objects such as walls can interfere and reduce this range. However, most people keep the connected device much closer to thirty feet, so this range is good enough.
Sony H-700 Hi-Res In-Ear headphones excel in many areas with the audio enhancement technologies such as DSEE, LDAC, etc. that aim to produce the perfect highs and lows for the audiophiles. Connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and auxiliary cable let you connect your device to the headphones in every scenario.
With an eight hour of battery life, these headphones don’t bug you with the low-battery beeps too often. You can recharge your device as per your convenience without worrying about it dying away midway. Moreover, even if the battery dies, you can always use the aux cable to continue using the headphones.
Headphones are comfortable to wear and they are very lightweight. You won’t have any problem while using the headphones in most scenarios. If you use them during workouts that involve a lot of movement, you can use a clipper to keep them in place.
The headphones are not water resistant beyond a certain level, so you will have to make sure that you don’t use them too roughly. These feature-packed headphones can make you fall in love with your favorite songs all over again.
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