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Sony MDR-AS700BT

Wireless sports headphones with Bluetooth® (Orange)

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  • Sony MDR-AS700BT

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  • Sony MDR-AS700BT

    Made for exercise

  • Sony MDR-AS700BT

    Made for exercise

Item #: 158700BTO
 

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by David Brown
Sony

Wireless workout companion

Music is a great motivator when you're working out. Dangling wires, however, can be a real drag. Cut the cord with these Sony wireless sports headphones while fueling your workout with your favorite iron-and-pavement-pounding playlist. While your smartphone remains safely stowed in an armband or pocket, you can keep the music playing from up to 30 feet away with these Bluetooth headphones. Their strong bass response is sure to keep you moving when you need it most.

They can get a little wet

Like to run in the rain? Don't sweat it. These headphones are water-resistant, so a little rain isn't going to hurt them anymore than it will you. Just make sure the cover is on the USB jack. That's how you charge up the built-in battery, for up to nine hours of playback time. Though you may not want to burn through all nine hours in a single workout.

"Noooooo, not this song!"

Ever been running when, somehow, a power ballad sneaks into your queue? It's like a punch to the chest when you're trying to maintain a steady pace as you start to tire. Fortunately, it's easy to skip those slow tunes using these headphones' earcup controls. The multi-function buttons let you play, pause, skip and search through tracks. They also offer volume control for music and calls. Calls? Yep, you can also take calls using the built-in microphone. Although a phone call in the middle of a workout is almost as demoralizing as a power ballad.

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Highlights:

  • closed-back, on-ear headphones with behind-the-neck band
  • water-resistant, lightweight design
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and A2DP connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
    • NFC-compatible for one-touch pairing with compatible smartphones
  • built-in microphone for taking calls with a smartphone
  • earcup controls let you answer calls, play/pause music, skip tracks, and control volume
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 9 hours of run time and 120 hours of standby time
  • maximum charging time: 1.5 hours
  • 30mm dynamic drivers
  • wireless range: 30 feet (line of sight)
  • includes USB cable for charging with a computer or AC adapter (not included)
  • frequency response: 10-24,000 Hz
  • weight: 5.5 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Fit Style
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On-ear
Earcup Type
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Closed
Noise-canceling
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No
Bluetooth
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Yes
Frequency Response
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20-20k Hz
Sensitivity
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N/A dB
Impedance
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N/A
Weight
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5.5 ounces
Cord Length
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N/A
Airline Adapter Included
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No
iPod Control
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Yes
Volume Control
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Yes
Built-in Microphone
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Wireless Bluetooth sports headphones (black/orange)
  • 20" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and a Micro USB on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng/Fren/Span)
  • Reference Guide (Eng/Fren/Span)
  • Warranty sheet (US)
  • Warranty sheet (Canada)

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Features

Overview: The Sony MDR-AS700BT Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones are designed for those on the go. You can stream and control your music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled music player or smartphone, or take a phone call. The built-in rechargeable battery gives you hours of listening time. The behind-the-neck headband and water-resistant design can withstand a rigorous workout and stay in place without sweat and water getting to the drivers or internal electronics.

Bluetooth: The headphones are equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 with a range of approximately 30 feet along the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The headphones can be paired with up to 8 devices. Compatible Bluetooth Profiles include:

  • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile: Transmitting or receiving audio content content of high-quality.
  • AVRCP: Audio Video Remote Control Profile: Controlling A/V equipment; pausing, stopping, starting playback, etc.
  • HFP: Hands-free Profile: Talking on the phone/operating the phone.
  • HSP: Headset Profile: Talking on the phone/operating the phone by hands-free.

Near-Field Communications (NFC): With certain compatible devices, you can easily pair the headphones with Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. By aligning the NFC logos on the two devices and tap them together, you can power on the headphones, activate Bluetooth, pair the two devices, and begin listening to your music. The NFC function is compatible with smartphones running Android 2.3.3 or later (excluding Android 3.x). You must first download and install the Sony NFC Easy Connect app from the Google Play Store, or by using the URL or QR Code found in the Quick Start Guide.

Rechargeable Battery: The AS700BTs have a built-in 3.7V Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, which provides a maximum of 9 hours communication time and 120 hours standby time on a full charge. You can check the remaining battery power by the number of red LED indicator flashes. The battery charges in approximately 1.5 hours via USB (Micro USB cable supplied). USB charging on your personal computer requires one of the following operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3), or Mac OS X 10.3 or later.

Drivers: The headphones uses 30mm closed-type drivers with strong neodymium magnets.

Microphone: The AS700BT has an embedded electret condenser microphone for hands-free conversation from your Bluetooth-enabled phone. It has noise suppression and echo cancellation functions to give you the best sound quality for your phone call. The mic has an omni-directional pickup pattern and an effective frequency range of 100-4000 Hz.

Controls: On-board controls let you control your music playback, phone calls, and headset volume. The right earcup has a multi-use button that will turn on the unit (press and hold for 2 seconds), pair with your Bluetooth device (press and hold for more than 7 seconds), pause and play your music (press and release while listening to music) and answer or hang up a phone call (press and release when a call comes in or during a call). While listening to music you can press the Volume Control rocker-type switch to raise or lower the volume, skip to next or previous track (press and hold until a beep sounds), or fast-forward or fast-reverse (press and hold down until you get to the desired portion of the song).

Sound Quality Modes: In standard mode, the headphones are set to SBC high quality mode. When using an AAC compatible device, you can switch to the "Priority on Sound Quality" mode. If the wireless connection becomes unstable, you can switch to "Priority on Stable Connection" mode. You can switch the sound quality mode by operating the power button and the volume button simultaneously. The blue LED indicator light will flash a pattern corresponding to the selected sound quality mode.

 
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wireless headset

Written By tyd, menands ny on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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I enjoy the wireless headset .the charge on the battery is 9 to 10 hours,I can go all day with charging it all day long.the sounds are better then any wireless I very ever had.and the sit comfortable on ears .you can workout without them falling off.I love the set,I came back and brought 3 more for ,my family members
Pros:
Concert on the go.no wires.you can take a phone call as well.Bluetooth to cell phone,smart TV,xbox.
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I haven't found one con on them .it does everything as wireless headset supposed to do.good product
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Sony MDR-AS700BT

Written By Anonymous, POMONA, CA on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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works good with iPhone while working out in gym. a little heavy but acceptable.
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Sony MDR-AS700BT

Written By Anonymous, Huntsville, AL on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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i'm not happy at this price. with my iphone in my hip pocket, the signal breaks up if i turn my head the wrong way. they are not very comfortable, and they don't block any sound.
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1 question already asked

How does it stay on? [ Mary  Jun 01, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • Hi Mary, What a nice Crutchfield service! This email inspired me to call and find out why mine wasn't working and it turned out it was my IPhone updates that caused the problem. (FYI). Anyway, the earphones fit on the back of your neck with the ear pod black plastic looping over the top of the ear. Hope this helps. [ ANNE   Jun 02, 2014 ]
  • They actually stay on pretty good. The only drawback I had was when you wanted to listen to music loud, they are a bit wimpy. I know you shouldn't listen to it that loud but some recordings are weak. [ RONALD   Jun 02, 2014 ]

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