Sony is expected to bring brand-new TWS earbuds to the market soon. No, it might not be the high-end WF-1000XM5 that previously leaked. Instead, it will likely be the Sony WF-C700N, the successor to the budget-friendly WF-C500. However, according to the latest reports, the new WF-C700N will not be just another average pair of TWS.
Instead, Sony is expected to shake things in the budget-friendly TWS market with the release of WF-C700N. Wondering how? Well, the Sony WF-C500N buds were launched with a $110 price tag. And the new WF-C700N is expected to have the same or close pricing. But at that price, the new buds will bring a lot of high-end features.
Sony WF-C700N Leaked Features
According to a Sony fan site, The Walkman Blog, the new Sony WF-C700N will come with Active Noise Cancellation. Yes, you read that right. Active Noise Cancellation is a budget offering from Sony. Does that sound a little bit familiar to you? Well, you might be thinking about the recently released WH-CH720N.
That was a pair of budget-friendly headphones that offered high-end features. In fact, people compare it against the flagship WH-1000XM5 headphones. And the case might be the same for the Sony WF-C700N. That is, the new buds will be compared to the currently available WF-1000XM4 series flagship earphones.
Nonetheless, the leak from The Walkman Blog also confirmed that the Sony WF-C700N would come with Bluetooth 5.2. Looking back, the Sony WF-C500N came with Bluetooth 5.0. That means that the new pair of buds will offer an upgrade in terms of the wireless range and connection stability.
There were no clear indications regarding the supported codecs, though. However, the Sony WF-C500F buds were limited to SBC and AAC codecs. But as Sony brought support for LDAC in the budget-friendly WH-CH720N headphones, there’s a chance of the same happening with the Sony WF-C700N.
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Design, Battery Life, and Color Options
A brand-new leak from Roland Quandt shed light on the color options and design of the Sony WF-C700N. As per the last leak suggested, the new buds would stick with the same design as the WF-C500N. Well, the claim seems to be pretty valid, as the new leak has just confirmed it.
Still, having the same design as the WF-C500N is not a bad thing at all. That pair of buds were pretty comfortable for the price. And the WF-C700N might improve on it by adding better silicone tips inside the box. The case will also be the same for the charging case, which, again, is not a bad thing. WF-C500N came with a very pocket-friendly charging case.
In addition to that, the new leak offered us color options info of the Sony WF-C700N. As per the pictures, at least four colors will be available. Those are white, blue, green, and green. But unlike the WF-C500N, the charging case of the WF-C700N appears to have a non-transparent lid.
Besides that, the previous leak revealed some important info about the battery life of the WF-C700N. That is, Sony will install a different-sized battery inside the new buds. According to the FCC filing, it will be 7x3x2cm in size. That raises the hopes of getting more runtime from the brand-new affordable buds.
However, you can not forget the fact that the WF-C700N will come with ANC. So, even with a large-sized battery, the battery life might be comparable with the WF-C500N. And that offered up to 20 hours of run time with the charging case included, which is not a bad battery life rating at all.
Overall, things are looking pretty good for the WF-C700N. If Sony keeps the price tag close or the same as the WF-C500N, it will be a great addition to the list of the best cheap ANC earbuds.