About the Sony WI-SP500 Wireless
Safety first! Stay aware while you workout
Safety first! Stay aware while you workout
In our article on choosing headphones for running, Crutchfield writer (and runner) Deia Z says, "when you're running with headphones, it's important to be aware of what's going on around you." The sweatproof Sony WI-SP500 Wireless sports earbuds have an open-air driver design. They let in some ambient sounds to keep you tuned to your environment during workouts.
Music and podcasts play wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth. So there's nothing holding you back from your training. The large, 13.5mm drivers deliver clear, detailed sound to keep you moving.
Comfortable "stay-put" fit
I've learned that in-ear sports headphones are only as good as their fit. You simply can't get a good workout in if you are constantly adjusting your earbuds. Sony has included two sizes of their open-ar ear tips to help you get a comfortable, secure fit. The headphones rest just inside your ear rather than further down the canal, so ruberized raised "dimple" help grip the earbuds into place.
- Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless music and phone calls with compatible smartphones
- open-air driver design keeps you better aware of your surroundings
- 13.5mm drivers deliver clear, full-range sound
- IPX4-rated sweatproof design
- two sizes of silicone ear tips for a customized, comfortable fit
- rubber "dimples" create a grip that helps stabilize the earbuds
- on-ear remote for controlling music playback, volume, and calls from your phone
- built-in microphone for making calls or voice commands with a smartphone
- built-in rechargeable battery offers 8 hours of listening
- 15-minute quick charge provides enough power for 1 hour of listening
- USB charging cable included
- compact carrying holder for storing headphones
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- weight: 0.6 ounces
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # WISP500/Y
What's in the box:
- In-ear headphones (yellow) with attached 21" connecting cable
- 2 Pairs of ear tips (1 pair installed)
- 21" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Carrying holder
- Operating Instructions
- Limited Warranty (US + Canada)
- USB connecting sheet
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Features & specs
|Earcup Width x Height||0.692" x 1.728"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Sony WI-SP500 wireless in-ear sport headphones have an open design to let you hear what's going on around you as you work out. The headphones have an IPX4 waterproof rating, so it resists sweat and water splashes. The WI-SP500s feature Bluetooth 4.2, with an 8-hour battery life on a single charge. These in-ear headphones have a 21" connecting cable between the ear buds that rests on the back of your neck (and out of the way). When you're finished listening, you can snap the ear buds into the supplied carrying holder, wrap the cables, and pop them into your pocket or purse.
Drivers: The WI-SP500s are equipped with 13.5mm dynamic drivers to make your workout more enjoyable. The open design lets in ambient sound to safely help you stay aware of your surroundings, especially during outdoor runs and training. Two sizes of ear tips are included so you can find the most comfortable and secure fit. The rubber dimples on the ear tips are designed to grip your ear and stay in place while you work out.
Bluetooth 4.2: The wireless headphones feature Bluetooth 4.2 with a range of approximately 30 feet. They are compatible with the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP. The headphones support SBC and AAC codecs for improved sound quality. For NFC-enabled devices, you can easily pair the headphones to the device by simply touching it to the "N-mark" on the right ear bud.
Battery: The WI-SP500 has a built-in 3.7V Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which charges in approximately 2 hours via USB (with at least 0.5A output). A fully-charged battery provides up to 8 hours of music playback or talk time, and up to 200 hours standby time. A 15-minute quick charge will give you approximately 60 minutes of music playback/talk time. Usage hours may vary depending upon the Codec you use.
- Bluetooth Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz (@ 44.1kHz)
- Driver Size: 13.5mm
- Battery: DC 3.7V
- Charge Time: Approx. 2 hours
- Talk/Music Playback Time: 8 hours max
- Standby Time: 200 hours max
- Ear Buds: Width 0.692" Height 1.728" Depth 1.118"
- Weight: 0.6 ounces
- Type: MEMS
- Directivity: Omni-directional
- Effective Frequency Range: 50Hz - 8kHz
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