SONY WI-C600N

Design & Construction

The Sony WI-C600N are the older brother to the WI-C6=400. But other than a major design upgrade and noise-cancelling, they are so much better than the WI-C400. How much better,? Let's find out together! Having a revamped range of colours to a more sophisticated, classy look, Sony is targeting young consumers of today's world. On the left of the neckband you will find the (From Back-Front): LED light, Power Button, Volume buttons and Play/Pause button while underneath,  you will find the USB Type-C port for charging. It takes about 2.5 hours to charge from a dead battery. Pairing via both NFC and bluetooth should be simple and quick. Both sides of the neckband bear the Sony logo and the left side has the NFC. The neckband is very light and will not cause discomfort to those who wear them all day. The in-ears gives off this matte yet bright colour scheme which surprisingly resist fingerprints smudges very well.

Sound Quality

The 6mm headphone drivers sounds great. They produce an extremely bright, clean sound signature that creates a enjoyable sound experience. Bass comes off as boosted giving a reasonable thump while the mids and highs are full of resolution and details. The highs do not sound too sharp and tinging. It also has a decently wide soundstage and some instrument separation. Users can have more control over the sound settings via the Sony Headphones Connect App, available for download on the App Store and Play Store. The first function is the Ambient Sound Control which allows users to change the noise-cancelling modes from full noise-cancelling to ambient sound mode voice or normal. Noise-cancelling is pretty effective as it manage to cancel out about 90% of ambient noise with only a little bit of high frequencies getting through. When listening to music, all the surrounding noise cannot be heard. Secondly, Virtual Surround Sound which include presets like outdoor-stage, club, hall, or arena style sound. However, the presets did not really enhanced the sound and I personally do not use it as it makes my music output rather unnatural and artificial. Next, there is an equalizer inside the app to enable the best output of music. With a large category ranging from Bright, Excited, Mellow, Bass Boost, Treble Boost, Speech Etc. You can also choose to customize your own too! This makes the headphones great for all genres of music ranging from soothing jazz to bass-heavy EDM tracks. Call quality was okay, the caller manage to hear me on the other end but the mics on the headphone do pick up my surrounding noise.

Connectivity & Portability

The headphone operates only wirelessly. In wireless mode, it supports AptX, AAC, SBC codecs, DSEE and Bluetooth Version 4.2 for clear audio transmission. Users cannot charge the headphone and use it at the same time. Users can put the headphone in Bluetooth pairing mode by holding down the power button for 7 seconds when its switched off. The battery life peaks at a low 6.5 hours with noise-cancelling enabled and 7.5 hours without it. The headphones' connectivity to the app is perfect as I never experience it being unable to detect my in-ear headphones. The earbuds features a magnetic end where users can keep them neat around their upper body when not in use. It would be nice to include a carrying pouch but sadly, Sony didn't.

PROS

  • Stylish, Modern Design

  • Clear, Bright Sound Signature

  • Easy Controls For Music Play & Calls

  • Equalizer In App

  • LDAC & AptX Codecs Supported

  • Passive Operation

  • Magnetic Cable Management

  • Vibration For Incoming Calls

  • A Range Of Colours

CONS​​​

  • Not Water-Resistant

  • No Carrying Case

  • Mic and Controls Not Available In Wired Mode

 

The Bottom Line

The Sony WI-C600N is a contender if you looking to purchase a stylish around-the-neck in-ear headphone. Features like crisp audio, no frills stowing and easy to use playback controls makes it an attractive buy, It is highly recommended for daily commutes. A range of colours are available to fit users of different gender and personalities.

WE RATE IT!

9/10

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