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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good but not great

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    I really want to love these, but it was hard to say that they were the best. They have lots of great perks but also a lot holding them back. The box will contain some warranty information, large and small ear hooks (they are almost the same size) and a total of four different size ear buds. The device itself is a cable, two ear pieces and a control on the left side. I like that there is no excess cord and it is just long enough to reach around your head with a little slack to spare. All the controls are on the remote on the left side. The earbuds look pretty cool when wearing them and the curvy design kind of blends into your ears in my opinion. NFC pairing is present to make your Bluetooth pairing experience much easier. The controls are pretty useful once you get the hang of them but I felt they were somewhat poorly designed. The buttons are a small volume rocket on the top of the flat side with a play/pause button at the bottom. The side has a tiny button for ANC settings (on, off and ambient) and the middle has a power button. It just feels strange using these buttons on the side and takes some thinking/getting used to. There are not buttons on the earbuds which is fine but they would probably be a better place for volume controls. There are two things on each headset that look like buttons but if you touch them while music is playing you will hear static, this is where a lot of the tech for the ANC is housed. The ANC itself does a pretty good job and it is very subtle but works well with drowning out gym noise. Ambient mode works very well actually as I have tried headphones that do this but the outside sound is usually artificial sounding and overpowering, this one makes it sound very natural. One large problem I had with the remote location is that it drags on the left side of the headphones resulting it in getting caught when I turned my head or extra weight on one side affecting the fit of the earbuds. Speaking of the earbuds, this is where it will either shine or go poorly for you. When I found a good combination of sizes to fit my ears, it sounded extremely good. There is lots of Sony’s bass in these and it does a great job with the other ranges of audio. Connections were maintained with my phone via the AAC Bluetooth codec which I feel sounds much better than SBC. There is no APTX, APTX HD or LDAC compression here though. But… when I turned my head I consistently had a hard time maintaining a seal on my left ear resulting in audio that just was annoying since I have to push it back in my ear each time. Most of the time it wouldn’t be an issue but it would occur often enough I was annoyed by it. Some uses will not have this issue I am sure since it is all dependent on ear design but I have seen many other companies do better with the fit aspect. Battery life was pretty good with close to the advertised 6 hours which was enough time for a few gym visits. These are very water resistant as well with all ports covered nicely so sweat and rain will be zero issue for most people. So, if I could break it down, 5 stars for appearance, sound quality and ease of use. For fit and practicality, I would give it somewhere between 3 stars for me so I will give the total score of a 4 for these. I like them but don’t love them as much as I had hoped. If they fit your ears right I think most people would rate it a 4 or a 5

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Noise Canceling On The Go

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    ---SETUP--- The setup for the SP600N headset was simple but does require that you download the free SONY headphones app from your Android or Apple Store. Following the instructions within the app, I was able to pair up my headset immediately. This pair of headphones doesn’t come with a fully charged battery, so you will have to charge them out of the box prior to an extended period of use. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this headset (as it’s called on the box) is that it has a noise cancellation mode and an ambient sound mode. The former allows you to reduce most external noise to a certain degree but it doesn’t drown it out completely. The latter allows you to mix in external sounds you may need to hear, like people speaking to you and traffic. The headset also touts 6 hours of use on one charge. One feature it lacks compared to other similar products is that there is no clip that can hold onto your shirt from the back neckline. This would have prevented it from falling off without your knowledge when not in use. They did fall off once when I was driving back home and I didn’t realize it until I had gotten off and was looking for them. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of the noise cancellation is great but if you have tried noise cancellation headphones that fully cover your ear, then it’s not to the same degree. What noise cancellation does with this set is it drastically reduces all sounds around you, but you will still hear them in the background if loud enough. At the gym, this is perfect. At a park with traffic, it works moderately ok. The ambient mode purposefully picks up the noise and mixes it in with your audio. I was able to have a conversation with my wife while listening to music exercising around the park. This headset has an IPX4 rating (a scale that goes from IPX 0-8). This means that is is resistant to splashes of water or sweat for at least 5 minutes. Great for exercising but make sure to wipe them when finished. They are not waterproof, so keep that in mind. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. If you mess around with the app, you can find a sound that works for you. For example, I listen to mostly podcasts, so there are two settings to take advantage for me, SPEECH or VOCAL. I do listen to Mexican Rock as well as Electro-House, both of which make good use of bass. When you set it to BASS mode within the app, you can hear the extra bass that the box proudly displays. However, for that to work, you need to use the app, as you can’t make that change with just the headset itself. ---VALUE--- The price for the headset in terms of value is very competitive for what it can do. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for people who will exercise in both the gym or in the outdoors. The headset is best put to use if you have it in one place consistently, but I don’t recommend you going about your entire day with them around your neck at the risk of them falling off without you noticing. The left side that houses the controls tends to slide down because of the weight.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bass, nice design

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    Sony WI-SP600N Full disclosure: A Sony WI-SP600N was give to me in exchange for a timely and honest review. I have used headphones and earbuds of various types and quality levels for over 50 years. My primary set for the past several years has been the Bose QuietComfort 20 noise cancelling earbuds which are not wireless. I chose to try the WI-SP600N as a wireless alternative, since wires can be a pain in some situations. I started by fully charging the battery which takes about 1.5 hours according to the documentation. That seems about right from my experience. I had no trouble pairing the earbuds with my iPhone X. It was very easy and they worked immediately. The rubber ear inserts fit well for me and offered good physical sound isolation. The set came with three other ear inserts which was a little puzzling. I’m accustomed to receiving small, medium and large sets with earbuds. Two looked like the smaller size, but the single third looked a bit larger, so perhaps one was missing. Either that or it was a direct replacement for the size that came installed on the earbuds. I checked out the app for controlling the earbuds and read the reviews, then I downloaded it. Sony offers both Android and iOS versions of the app (I used the iOS version). The app allows us to control the behavior of the earbuds. The app seemed to have some low reviews, but I found it worked just fine and does what it needs to do. It is nice to have options for noise cancelling and audio style. The noise cancelling modes are: “Noise Cancelling” or “Ambient” with “Normal” and “Voice” as sub-options on the ambient setting. I tested the noise cancellation next to my kitchen sink. I turned the water on, listened and then cycled through the noise cancellation modes. Noise with the 600s in cancellation mode, was reduced, but not eliminated. When I did the same test with my Bose earbuds, noticeably more noise was cancelled. I could hear a reduced level of splashing in the sink in both cases, but with the 600s I could still hear the water going down the drain whereas the Bose earbuds managed to make that particular sound imperceptible. Perhaps being wired, the Bose set can dedicate more compute power to the task. There are ten settings for the frequency equalizer, counting “off” as a setting. So we can choose various acoustic profiles for the various types of audio and our personal preferences. Lots of base, lots of treble, voice optimized, and several others. The difference was obvious as I went through the options. Again, I did side by side tests. The 600s offer far more options and stronger base than my Bose earbuds, but my Bose earbuds offered a cleaner/clearer and seemingly broad range of sound. Personal preference will matter here. The physical buttons on the side are intuitive and wisely designed with different sizes and shapes to see them easier to discern by touch alone. Kudos to the designers here. With the earbuds in my ears, pressing the power button for a few seconds turned on the power and a voice reported the “Power On” and then “Bluetooth Connected”. Once on, if you press the power button briefly, a voice will report the battery level. Press it a bit longer and the voice will say “power off” and the set will power down. I won’t replace my Bose earbuds for travel. IMHO the audio is significantly better on my Bose earbuds, for my personal taste and listening preferences. Since the Bose earbuds are 60% more expensive, that seems reasonable. However, there will be times when I will want wireless earbuds and I will happily use the WI-SP600s on those occasions. I gave the product four stars because I have clearly been spoiled by the incredible audio clarity and superior noise cancellation of my current earbuds. It may be unfair due to the price difference. I believe Sony offers another model up from the 600, so the audio performance may be exactly what one should expect for this model in their lineup. Overall, I think the WI-SP600N is a good head set. If you like base, these have plenty of it...more than I would have expected for wireless earbuds and I like having the tether between the two earbuds so I will have less chance of losing them. I would recommend this to someone looking for wireless sports earbuds at this price point.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Decent Noise Cancellation

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    lambda100
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    Here's what I liked about the Sony WI-SP600N... 1. Excellent audio quality. Although it is marketed as part of Sony's Extra Bass line up, I never felt the bass was over the top and did not compromise the mids and the highs. Vocals are well represented, and the highs were clean and clear. In fact, the audio was quite well balanced. Sony did a great job squeezing as much out of these 6mm drivers as they could. 2. Comfort. If the ear buds are not comfortable, there is no point in purchasing them no matter how good the audio quality is, since the discomfort would deter you from using them. Well, with the Sony WI-SP600N, I didn't feel any discomfort even after wearing them for hours. Just make sure you try on the various sizes of ear tips and wingtips that Sony includes in the package to find the right fit for your ears. I also like the fact that the earbuds don't fall out during exercise. They stay firmly in place in my ears even with sweat dripping down. 3. Sony Headphones Connect app has good features. The app allows you to view the remaining battery life, adjust the preset equalizers, select between noise cancellation, ambient sound, or turn off noise cancellation. 4. The earbuds have decent noise cancellation, but don't expect them to eliminate all noise. Low frequency machine noise is reduced when the noise cancellation feature is turned on. Keep in mind that all other noise will still be heard, albeit a little bit muffled. In a gym environment where there are a variety of audio frequencies, the noise cancellation is just able to eliminate a fraction of the sound. Since these are sport earbuds, it was also good that Sony included an option to allow ambient noise to be heard in instances where it is important to be aware of your surroundings, such as when you are exercising outdoors and need to be aware of street noise. If you really want to seal out as much noise as possible, I would suggest replacing the eartips with Comply foam tips for some superior passive noise isolation. Here are some things about the earbuds that I disliked: 1. The inline controller is a bit bulky. If you wear the wires behind your neck like most people do, the weight of the controller, which is located on the left side, will cause the entire wire to hang to the left behind your neck. I like having equal amount of wiring to the left and right. An easy fix for this would be a collar clip positioned midway along the connecting wire between left and right earbuds, but Sony neglected to include this probably to shave off a few pennies in the manufacturing costs. 2. The Sony app, although it has a number of preset equalizers, does not allow user customization of the equalizers. As much as I like to use the presets, I would also like to be able to adjust the equalizers to my personal taste. I hope that a future app update will correct this oversight. Recommendation: Dislike #1 above bothered me enough for me to deduct one star from my rating, otherwise it is a five star product. The WI-SP600N wireless earbuds really impressed me with their well balanced sound quality with enough low end bass to keep the rhythm going during my exercise routines. And with pretty decent noise cancellation, I think these earbuds prove their worth.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good sounding headphones

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    jago
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    The Sony SP600N Sports Wireless headphones are a solid headset that sounds great and looks great too. Fit: They fit snug in my ears and they do not feel like they want to fall out. Sony includes 4 different size ear gels and two sets of ear ‘holders’ that go into the crevice above your ear canal to help secure the devices. I had to play around with the different combinations until I found the right solution for me. Sound: They sound really good once you find your perfect fit. The extra bass is awesome and the treble is clear and I am very happy with the way they sound. Battery: Enough to last through just about any workout for sure and possibly a few. I only had to charge mine back up after about a 5 hour session of constant use and I am happy with that. I did have Noise Cancelling off with that time. They seem to charge back to full in just over and hour and 15 minutes. App: The Sony connect app is pretty good. It’s the same app that you use for the new line of portable BT speakers that Sony has out now. You can fine tune a lot of settings in there and check battery level, Ambience, and Noise cancelling options and of course and EQ function. Device Buttons: Each ear bud only has one button that will do different functions. The left ear bud button toggles between Noise Cancellation/ Ambience sound/ OFF. The Right will Play/Pause, answer phone/ activate your phone’s digital assistant, also, a double press will of the right button will skip forward and a triple press will skip back. Not the best use of the buttons IMO, I wish they would have just added more buttons. Cons: I was not able to find a way to use the ear buds to adjust the volume and skipping back and forward is not great.. I had trouble getting google assistant to do that for me using the Right ear bud button. That is my biggest gripe with these though. Also, NC didn’t seem to have that much effect that I could tell. Verdict: They are pretty good for wireless headphones, they don’t have the greatest battery life, but are good enough for most people. Sound is awesome and call quality is really good as well with the HD feature. NC feature is more of a gimmick on these than anything and ambient sound needs a little work also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some odd choices. But solid overall.

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    First, let me say I am giving this a 4 star review based solely on the sound quality and comfort. I believe those to be the two biggest factors in any headphone/headset purchase. Second, let me give a major gripe I have with Sony headphones and headsets. Why no carrying case? Every headset or headphone I have purchased within recent memory have come with a case or a bag except for most Sony headsets. The exception, when the case also charges them. Anyhow, if you like the sound Sony is known for, you will be happy with these headphones. The Headphone Connect app includes a equalizer and enough controls to get the sound just where you want it. ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) is done pretty well. I would estimate 80-90% of background noise is eliminated. But this comes at a cost, battery life is probably cut in half. There are 3 modes, OFF, ANC and a pass thru mode that will play ambient sounds through the headphones. Battery life is quite good with ANC turned off. I have not completely drained them yet, but I would estimate a good 10-12 hours with ANC off. WIth ANC on, you can probably get about 5 or 6 hours. Your milage may vary. On Android, the mic works pretty well drowning out background noise. On an iPhone, there must be something odd happening with the firmware. The mic was picking up all kinds of background noise and amplifying it. I had to go on mute and disconnect from BT. Initially I thought ANC was part of the issue, but nothing I did rectified the background noise being amplified. Overall these headphones are really comfortable, the cord connecting the earpieces is weighed about perfect to give durability and comfort. You don't notice the cord wrapped around the back of your neck. An odd choice by Sony, the controls are on the left hand side. Most other headsets I have used have the controls on the right. It takes a little getting use to, and I still am fumbling with the controls. Charging time is quite fast, between 2 and 3 hours to get a full charge. The industry standard charger seems to be micro-usb for most headsets. I am looking forward to the first USB-C charging headphones I come across. It will be nice to get rid of my old cables. Wireless range might be the best I have come across. I can go a good 30-40 feet away before they start losing connection. IP rating is currently said to be IPX4 for splash and sweat resistance. For "sport" headphones I would expect a higher rating. In conclusion. If you are a Sony fan and like their sound, then you will be quite pleased with these headphones. They are comfortable and very durable. The drawbacks are not enough to rate them poorly. I would recommend them to most anyone.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable with Awesome Sound for Music

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    The first day I got them, after charging for an hour and a half, I just paired them directly to my Samsung Galaxy S6+ via Bluetooth which couldn't have been easier and was found instantly. Since I had to got to work and I really just wanted to see how they sounded using my phone as an mp3 player, I just used the Samsung music. After making a few adjustments in the app through the equalizer and wow, I couldn't believe how good my music sounded on the Sony SP600N and they sound as good as the Sony WI1000X headphones and slightly better than the JBL Under Armour Flex Wireless behind-the-neck headphones. I believe that the sp600n headphones are more comfortable than the behind-the-neck headphones with the slightly annoying controller box wired into the wire on the left side and pulls towards that side. It's not a deal breaker but it is worth noting. I didn't download the app for a few day's and when I finally did was before going to work driving a truck so I could test out the noise cancellation. When I installed the Sony headphones app, they also give you the option of installing the Sony Music app which I did along with some other apps but these we're the only two that I downloaded. So that night through the next morning I tried calling 3 different people and it didn't seem to matter who I called or which settings I turned on or off. Every call was terrible and had static that I was unable to correct whether or not I used the noise cancellation or not and so I decided to try my JBL Under Armour Flex Wireless behind-the-neck headphones and they sounded perfect to both myself and whoever I was talking to on the line. I have not yet tried uninstalling the app's yet but will be doing that today before going to work in order to figure out where the static problems are coming from but i'm pretty sure that one of the app's are causing the static, so unfortunately I can only give the Sony SP600N semi wireless headphones a 4 until I can figure out what is causing the static during calls and the short battery life when using the noise cancellation. The battery life wasn't to bad before installing the app when I was only listening to music they lasted for a little over 5 hour's but after installing the app's and only using them for phone calls with using noise cancellation for 4 of the 7 calls and I was only able to get 3 1/2 hour's which isn't very good and once the static problems are solved then I'll try them again for calling without the NC to see how much difference that makes and if I am able to solve the static and battery issue's then I'll post an update.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional sound, comfortable, rugged, & flexible

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    Exceptional sound in a comfortable, rugged, flexible form. These earbuds sounded really good from the moment they connected to my phone. When I felt I could use a little bit more of . . anything . . . I could go into the SONY Music Center App (or directly to the Headphone Connect” App and change the sound profile with the equalizer presets, or change the Ambient Sound pass-through. or select some very effective Noise Cancellation. Those latter controls are also on the wired control/microphone. SETUP/ CONTROLS/ COMFORT: These earbuds are designed for heavy action. They look like they’ll tolerate some abuse and they have IPX4 rating. The ear gels include extended arcs that keep them in your ears. The controls are simple to find on the small controller after an easy learning curve. The lightweight, inconspicuous wire connecting the earbuds and the small, accessible controller/microphone make them really easy to live with. I found the controller to be among the smaller, if average weight, designs in this category of headphones. A collar clip accessory would give me greater confidence I won’t lose them. The startup guide is the now familiar ALL pictures, no words and oversized diagrams. Is there any chance SONY could use some words or at least loan me a teenager with more patience for cryptic icons? BT connection is fuss-free and reliable at good distances. My phone call testing was easy to hear for both me and other parties. SOUND and NOISE CANCELLATION: The sound balance on these earbuds as they come out of the box is heavier in the bass with a generally nicely balanced sound. The Equalizer presets offer a way to modify the sound to my taste, but I would have liked a manual mode so I could do my own contouring. Some more expensive models do allow this. Or, at least offer a Bass Enhancement defeat option in the APP. Once I got the sound balance right, the combination of noise cancellation and very comfortable earbud fit and finish let me forget they are on. You will want to try these out to be sure you can get the sound balance right for you. Those who want big, uncompromising bass will have no doubt that these are right for them. These earbuds easily meet the needs of travelers, serious exercisers, or those just looking for the least intrusive way to move with their music or other media. I’m less enthusiastic about bass emphasis which I equalize out and it’s why I’m lowering the score a little. Everything else is easy to love.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Sound, Bulky Control Bud

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    If you like small headphones with impressive sound, you should really check out the Sony SP600N Sports earbuds.  When I first tried the SP600N, I was immediately impressed with the rich sound. These are the best earbuds I've ever heard. Let's be clear about that upfront. This is even my favorite form factor for earbuds. I've alway prefered earbuds with a cable between them. It makes them harder to lose. It also makes it very convenient to drape them around your neck when you're not using them.  Unfortunately, the neckbud control on the SP600N is large and heavy, much heavier than other control buds I've used. For someone like myself (bald, no hair to help the cable stay more fixed) the weight on the left side was a substantial problem. The cable kept shifting and pulling due to he weight. This would easily be a strong 5-star review love it review if the control bud if not for this issue. Otherwise, these buds have a lot going for them. They are IPX4 rated, so they can handle pretty much any moisture short of immersion.  The Sony music app is very helpful. You can choose a sound profile. Unlike some other earbuds, the sound profiles actually make a noticeable difference. Also, the app lets you control the degree of noise cancelation, which I really appreciate. Of course, the SP600N comes with a variety of size options for the tip that inserts into your ear as well as two different size wings to help keep the fit secure. I'm very pleased with the comfort and fit in the ear. Due to the neckbud design, battery life is better than other earbuds that are just the buds themselves. You can count on about 6 hours of use.  Volume is excellent, and the sound is very well-rounded. The bass can be punched up via the app. Regardless, the sound is rich and clear across all spectrums.  And phone calls work well due to dual microphones and strong software.  Overall, these earbuds offer tremendous sound and are a good value. If the control bud was about 40% lighter, they'd be perfect. 

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sport Headphones / Noise Cancelling a Miss

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    The Sony SP600N Sports Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones are stylishly designed and come nicely packaged. They have two size of ear hooks (they hook on the inside of your ear, not outside) and four sizes of silicone tips so you should be able to find a good fit for almost any ear. I like that these headphones don't have an excess of cord. It's just enough to drape around your neck and go up to your ears. I have other headphones where there's some sagging of the cords on the front side and that can get in the way. One thing that would be nice is some sort of clip to clip part of the wire to your shirt or necklace just for added security. As soon as you turn the power on, they'll pair up quickly and easily with your phone. As with most Sony products, these headphones produce a nice quality sound. With the Extra Bass feature, they also pack a nice punch with bass. They also have good mids and high range sounds so your workout jam will be clear and crisp. What's really key is that you get the right fit with the silicone tips so that the sound is all sealed in. Unfortunately, I felt that the noise cancelling was pretty unremarkable. I have a pair of Sony's 1000XM2 headphones and they truly cancel the outside world. I realize these headphones serve a very different purpose, but I could barely tell that NC was activated. Ambient Noise does a good job of amplifying surrounding noise to allow you to remain aware of your surroundings. Battery time is rated at approximately 6 hours. I was able to confirm this over multiple days of use at varying levels. Quick recharge within an hour provides easy use and reuse. Overall, I think these are a good pair of sport headphones (sweat and 'splash' resistant. I always judge headphones based on their main purpose which is sound. I think these have really good sound for the size. As far as noise cancelling, not so much. I really found that feature to be pretty much useless but then again, I don't consider noise cancelling to be an important feature for sport headphones. They have a good design and mostly good features. Overall, I think they are a good product. Pros: -Size/Design/Quality -Battery Life -Sound -Price Cons: -Noise Cancelling

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sport-based Headphones with Clunky App

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    Having tested a bunch of different Sony-based speakers recently, I firmly believe that they've figured out their speaker game. Gone are the days of Sony being a cheap brand that cannot produce quality sound. This is transmitted to their newest sport headphones, with them having good overall sound quality, solid connection, and fine NC. The design is pretty straightforward, and the headphones sit snug in the year. There are three sizes of plugs and two different ear pockets as well. The only drawback to the packaging is that there's no case to hold the headphones in. Considering this is almost a standard, I found it quite shocking. Pairing up the headphones to two different phones was easy, although having to download yet another app to control them with (EQ, Bluetooth quality, etc) gets annoying. I found the app also had some issues which stayed persistent throughout my week with them. As for performance, the headphones sound pretty good, giving a warm tone to most music tracks. The extra bass functionality can be nice, but also can be turned off if not wanted. The only real performance hiccup is the noise canceling feature. It works okay for my tastes, but most of it is ambient noise canceling, so it won't help much with sound on plane rides, etc. Battery can be a bit of an issue as I only found a seven hour average across the week I've had them, but this was with NC on all the time which would drain the battery quicker. That all said, during my runs in 75 degree weather, I never had an issue of comfort, nor did the headphones fall out of my ears. This is key for me and any sport headphones, as I primarily use them for this purpose. Overall, the complete package is a solid offering into sport headphones. The sound and build qualities are great, with no connection issues. NC could be better, along with the application used and battery life, but these are a solid product nonetheless. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product - Audio Quality is Subjective

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    Overall I am pretty pleased with this system. It checks all the boxes most people would want in a sport headphone system. For the record, I primarily use my mobile device with an android app (G-Mad) for playback. With these ear bud based headphones, and playing back with the equalizer set to 'Flat', the Extra Bass functionality is exceptional and performs as I would expect from Sony. That said - the sound quality aspect of anything audio based is totally subjective and is influenced by variations in the human ear. Although not horrible, I did find these ear phones to be slightly muddied in playback quality compared to another set I will be writing a review for shortly. Again, not horrible - but noticeable to my ears and listening preferences. YMMV ! Pros: This system comes with 4 sets of ear pieces varying in size so finding the perfect fit shouldn't be a problem for most people. I find the smallest size the most comfortable and they stay put even during a lot of activity & motion. Extra Bass functionality is solid! The audio guidance system is great. The controls on the in line module are easy to adapt to once you've used them for a day. In other words - very intuitive. Battery performance is excellent. Cons: The interconnecting wire between the buds and the control unit could be a tad bit longer for those with bigger upper body structures. The Ambient function needs a little tweaking. It works but not as well I had anticipated. The same goes with the noise cancelling - but then again - these aren't structurally designed like the more preeminently available, top-of-the-line models from the leader in the noise cancelling headphone segment. The "B" company. Sound is slightly muddy at times but your mileage (experience) may vary. Not consistently horrible but a little noticeable. That's all. All this said, I would still recommend these to friends, families and just about anyone else. Give 'em a try!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good sounding, nice companion apps

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    The Sony SP600N Sports Wireless Noise Canceling headphones are solid Bluetooth earbuds with a single wire connecting each of the buds. Closer to the left earbud is the battery/control block which has the standard buttons for power/pairing, noise canceling mode selection and USB charging input, these are all on the side of the block. Volume, pause/play are on the top of the block. I do like how there are numerous controls on the block (more on that later) so you don’t have to get inventive with multi-press sequences out of just one or two buttons. Initially I had an issue fitting the earbuds in my ear, however I figured out the trick is to insert and twist into each ear slightly, then they become pretty secure. As for the sound, it is clear and crisp, with punchy bass. I really do enjoy how these sound and with a choice of Sony mobile apps (Headphones and Music Center) you can really configure your sound preferences by using the equalizer, adjust noise cancelling mode and even audio track control. There is also a setting within the app to power off the headphones. Overall, I am really enjoying these earbuds, a combination of quality hardware and pretty good mobile apps produce a fine listening experience. The battery life appears to be what is stated at approximately 6 hours. Active noise cancelling built into these earbuds has minimal effect when turned on, much like the experience I had with a pair of Sony totally wire free earbuds, not sufficient to counteract noisy environments like planes, trains or automobiles. Pros: - High quality, true to source sound reproduction - Good companion mobile apps - Multifunction control block Cons: - Control block is large - Noise cancellation is poor

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    sound great, fit so-so

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    So I have gone to these new style of earbuds with the flexible wings that hold the buds in your ear snugly. I use them while shooting baskets at the gym. I previously used the kind with the hook piece that went over the ear but I think those look very nerdy. These little wings that go on the inside of your ear hold the buds in place just as well as those hooks maybe even better. The only reason I gave them a 4 star is because the cord that goes around your neck is very short and I have a big head. There is not much play in the cord so often if I turn my head quickly I feel the earbud being pulled out of my ear. The sound is awesome. While shooting baskets I turn it to noise canceling and can barely hear myself or others dribbling the ball next to me. When I am out walking my dog with them I turn it to ambient sound and can still get high quality sound but can also hear if others are approaching me on the trail or hear if a car is coming. It's nice to have both features. I like that all the controls are on 1 little bar. Once you learn which button is for what it's easy to navigate between phone calls, volume, and changing songs. Tap the play button twice to move to the next song, 3 times to back one song. Very simple. The Bluetooth connected very easy but when I used them around the house I left my phone in a central place and if i wondered 15 to 20 feet away or went behind a closed door I lost the signal or it cut in and out. Not a big problem, I just have to carry my phone in my pocket while cleaning the house. Overall the sound is excellent i just wish Sony gave an option to lengthen or shorten the neck cord to fit individual comfort.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid headphones with some strange choices

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    1. Good audio quality.This is a part of Sony's Extra Bass line up,While not the usual booming bass that we know Sony provide its still there which is quite incredible as it only has a 6mm driver. Vocals come through clean and the highs are sharp. As with most Sony XB the mids suffer a little but overall a pretty good balanced sound. 2. Sony Headphones Connect app helps a lot with balancing out the audio. With preset equalizers and options for ANC It's simple to use and does what it says it will. 3. I feel the inline remote is a weakness on this device. It's big but the buttons seem small and spacing is odd. It can also be a distraction when running as you do feel it tapping you. Its a cumbersome piece that i feel is not needed in that size. It also makes the balance of the wire hang to the left and you can feel it. 3. The earbuds are comfortable once you find the right size. They may look a little odd but they fit firmly in my ears and didn't drop out while working out. They also created a good seal. 4. ANC works ok, It's nothing amazing and wont block out everything. Dont buy these expecting ANC that you get out of over ear $350 headphones as you will be disappointed. It does the job though. Overall these are quite nice but let down by the big bulky inline remote. Battery life is pretty good with ANC turned off, turned on however pretty much cuts the life in half. They sound well and fit well and i found they didnt fall out during workouts. Calls came through clear and the people on the other end could also hear me fine. Not bad and is you are looking at something like this then they are certainly worth a try

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound. Reliable Bluetooth connection!

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    Review for Sony - SP600N Sports Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones - White These earbuds sound great, but I think the best thing about them is their reliable connection to Bluetooth. I’ve tried so many Bluetooth wireless headsets and the running theme is they only maintain a good audio connection if you hold your phone in the right place. Not these buds. Rock solid connection! The bass is very good and the battery life is impressive. My first reaction to the one-button control for play/pause and forward/back was suspicion, but I have to say upon use, I like it better than a headset with too many buttons. Play/pause is a single click, forward one song is a double click, and back is a triple click. Since song navigation is easy on your phone (or watch, if you’re lucky), simplifying the controls for the most common features is a great idea. In the same way. the noise cancelling features rotates through noise cancelling, ambient sound, and off with each state clearly spoken in your ear. To be honest, as with most earbuds I’ve tried, the noise cancelling is not very effective. If you’re buying these buds for that feature, stick to over-the ear type headphones. If I could change one thing, it would be to move the controls about an inch down the wire from it’s current position. While not as heavy as some controls, I found the unit pulls on your left ear too much because of the short distance between your ear and the controls plus the overall weight of the controls. OK, maybe two things: I’d add a small clip to attach the cord to your collar; I’ve found these to be very useful during a workout.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding earbuds

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    Following my purchase of SONY set of WH-1000XM2 headphones, and finding myself in the market for earbuds after my Beats PowerBeats 2 literally disintegrated, I started doing some research on what was out in the market place after three years of using the Beats. Liking the sound and sound-cancelling capabilities of my SONY headphones, I was leaning toward the SONY brand. These earbuds don't disappoint. I use them primarily while exercising, so light weight, sweat-resistance, and the ability to stay in my ears is crucial. On those points, these are excellent. What I did find was, that for me, getting the absolute correct fit in my ear was of utmost importance. The silicone earpieces that came with the SONY earbuds actually didn't quite work for me. Once I installed the large silicone adapters from my Beats earbuds, the sound (especially the bass) was perfect. To be honest, the noise-cancelling ability of these earbuds don't hold a candle to the SONY headphones, but it does work well enough in the gym to satisfy me. The build of these and the wire gauge/flexibility used between each earpiece, is of high quality and I expect they will last longer than my old Beats. I've had them for about a month or so now and I'm very pleased overall. Plus, they were on an introductory sale - great value in their class. One down side - they don't come with a case. Can't figure out why that was left out, but I have my old Beats case that outlived those earbuds, so I'm set.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good fit, decent noise canceling

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    The key to good noise canceling in an in-ear bud is to get the "in-ear" part to stay, well...in your ear. I found that these Sony SP600N buds stay in better than most in-ear buds I have owned in the past. Plus, the cord is relatively lightweight (compared to other bluetooth in-ears) which goes a long way to preventing tugging when moving your head. There are multiple in-ear tips to choose from. I have found the medium in one ear and one step smaller for the other ear works best for me. They stay in quite nicely and noise cancel well in dry conditions. The earbuds still stay in when sweating but the slightest break in the "seal" between your ear and the bud kind of cancels out the noise canceling feature. Wear these around the office or on a train or in the house and you will be happy with the noise canceling. Wear them at the gym and you might not get the same effect if your ears sweat. Battery life is good, volume is good, and audio quality is great. Very pleased with the overall audio balance and depth once the EQ is tweaked. Use the app to see remaining battery life, set the EQ, control the music player, or adjust the noise canceling settings. (The app is not required to use the headphones--and there is a QR code to help you locate the app.) The phone quality is very good and people said I sounded just fine when talking. I did struggle getting used to the feel of the controls on the earbuds--occasionally skipping or pausing instead of voluming. All-in-all, these are some pretty good in-ear buds with good noise canceling features if you can keep a good "in-ear seal."

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice

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    Sony - SP600N Sports Wireless Noise Canceling In-Ear Headphones Included- 1 wireless noise cancelling headset, micro-USB cable (about 20 in. long), silicone rubber earbuds in 4 different sizes, arc supporters in 2 sizes, and instructions. Pros- I like the white clean color. It's nice and neutral. The bluetooth pairing was easy to do. Depending on your viewpoint, there is a Sony app that works with your headphones. It's not required but if you're trying to see what settings your headphones are, it will show you. They are water resistant. As far as the noise cancelling, it's great they have different canceling modes so you're able to notice when someone is speaking to you if you need or want it. I used the headphones while cutting my lawn, which didn't completely cut that noise out but it did lessen it. They are pretty comfortable too. You can find the best fit with the different size earbuds. I also don't have any complaints about the sound quality. Cons- I wish the controls were on the right side. Since I'm right handed, it's a bit awkward for me to control the headphones with my left hand. I also wish the headphones came with a travel case. It would have been a nice touch for transporting or storing everything. You also cannot use these on airplanes due to the radio waves possibly affecting the instruments. Overall, these are pretty nice. I also own a pair of Bose soundsport wireless headphones. They're super similar and I do slightly prefer my Bose pair, but if you are looking for the noise cancelling and wireless sports headphones this is a great alternative.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound and Fit

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    I have used about 6 different pairs of wireless earbuds over the past couple years and this set ranks near the top. As always, Sony sound quality did not disappoint. This set features extra bass, which was very impressive. Battery life was fantastic for the small size. They come with a variety of gel inserts to ensure that you get the perfect fit for your ears. I also appreciated the design of the in-line control module that allows you to easily answer phone calls, increase/decrease the volume, or pause the music you are listening to. What I would have liked to have seen was a case included with this set of earbuds. If you are going to the gym, you don't want to just toss these loosely into your bag and risk damage. Even a cheap faux leather pouch would do the trick. Those of you that really want a case should spend a little more money to get the SP700 model. They are similar in sound quality but are completely wireless and come with a case that charges the earbuds on the go. Overall, these are great for the price and a solid option for anybody looking for good workout headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend