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Sony launches WF-C500 TWS stereo earphones with DSSE tech for just PHP 4,999!

Sony Philippines today launched its newest true wireless stereo earphones on a tight budget—WF-C500.
Sony launches WF-C500 TWS stereo earphones with DSSE tech for just PHP 4,999!
WF-C500 TWS in Orange colorway

Sony's affordable TWS option arrives in the Philippines

According to Sony, the WF-C500 promises to bring high-quality sound with "unique" sound customization, ease of use, long battery life, and water resistance for on-the-go music entertainment in the sub-PHP 5,000 range. At PHP 4,999, it is several thousand more affordable than the higher-end Sony WF-1000XM4 priced at PHP 13,999.
The Black version
The Black version

The device is boasting a small body with IPX4 water splash resistance and an in-ear design in Black, White, Green, and Orange colorways. It also has a rounded shape and that could fit securely in the ears.

Inside, it uses a 5.8mm dynamic driver with a 20Hz to 20KHz frequency response. Sony is also claiming that it has the DSEE technology designed to restore the high-frequency sound and fine fade-out sound lost in compression.

It also has button controls that could be used to access the voice assistant to get directions, play music, and even send messages. Of course, it has a built-in microphone and Sony said that it is a good quality one.

For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP profiles as well as SBC or AAC audio codec support. It also has Google Fast Pair for Android devices, Swift Pair for Windows 10 PC, and low latency audio.

You can also connect the bud on the Sony Headphones Connect app with a built-in equalizer where users can choose a variety of settings to match sound quality with the music genre they are listening to and even customize it to their liking. It also supports 360 Reality Audio allowing personalized playback to the specific shape and size of the user's ears.

For battery,
Sony is claiming that it can last for 10 hours of playback time or 5 hours of continuous communication time. The charging time of the device is 2.5 hours. It also has a 10-minute quick charge that gives users up to an hour of extra playtime. 

The charging case measures 80.0 x 34.9 x 30.9 mm and weighs 35 grams. It charges via USB-C. Each bud weighs just 5.4 grams.

Lastly, Sony is boasting that the WF-C500 uses zero plastic in the packaging showing they have sustainability in mind.

Price and availability

Sony WF-C500 - PHP 4,999

The new Sony WF-C500 is now available at Sony Centres and Authorized Dealers stores nationwide or online via Shopee and Lazada.

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