Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Just a week ago, I read a study by the consulting company Boston Consulting Group and the ROMIR research holding that in the coming months there will be a powerful drop in consumer demand, which will affect 90% of goods and services. Quite a logical conclusion. In conditions of uncertainty, people prefer to either completely abandon some goods, or at least save money.

Given that not everyone has country plots or large apartments with enfilades of halls where one can get lost, the need for personal space and the desire to at least somehow isolate oneself from cohabitants or neighbors increases significantly. By the way, the other day there was a story that testifies to how tense everyone is. One of the neighbors from the upper floors decided that quarantine is a great opportunity to work as a puncher. Pecked passionately and selflessly. Echoes even reached me, and it’s scary to imagine what was at the epicenter. The patience of the rest of the tenants was enough for an hour and a half. I don’t know what happened there, but both the ambulance and the police arrived. Although, maybe it's just a coincidence and the cars arrived for a different reason, and the hammer fell silent, as it did everything.

There is a story about Sony Walkman players that they became popular in Japan, where there is a high population density (for comparison, Japan is 45 times smaller than Russia, and the population is only 20 million people less), since they allowed listening to music without disturbing others.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

I think it's time to remember about the headphones and choose something of high quality during the quarantine. Of course, if the possibilities allow, then it's cool to buy noise-canceling options. The benchmark in this case is the Sony WH-1000XM3, although the Sony WH-XB900N is also quite good.

However, now is the time to save money, so I took 3 pairs of available headphones from Sony. One overhead WH-СH510 (my favorite) and two pairs of earplugs Sony WI-XB400 and WI-C310. The price of headphones is from 1,500 to 3,000 rubles. Although there is a suspicion that the price will rise due to the growth of the dollar. Along the way, I asked for an acquaintance with the XPERIA 5 smartphone.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Content

About Sony WH-СH510

Price: 2,790 rubles (on the Sony website)

About the main thing. Price. On Yandex.Market, these headphones can be found at a price of 2,590 rubles, but in most stores the new price is 3,990 rubles. Apparently, this is because of the exchange rate of 75 rubles per dollar. And, of course, for 4 thousand it is somehow completely uninteresting. I have consumer shock and awe. And I even thought about buying these “ears” for myself. Not even because it is necessary, but simply profitable, like in reserve.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 132 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multi-functional buttons on the right cup
  • Music mode battery life: up to 35 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: 4.5 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 90 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white

Headphones are delivered in a regular cardboard box. Inside the headphones in a bag, instructions and a USB Type-C cable. The instructions say that the wire is 20 cm, but if you measure only the flexible part without connectors, then the length is only 15.5 cm. It is not enough, so I charged with a wire from the phone.

When I picked up the headphones for the first time, I did not expect them to be so light. Weight - only 132 grams. Since they are not felt on the head, they will not pull the bag.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Headphones are made of plastic. But if the previous version (CH510) was made of smooth plastic and quickly scratched, then the CH-510 has a pattern. This is very good. Firstly, the headphones benefited visually from this, and secondly, not only are there no scratches, but fingerprints are also invisible.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The headband is also completely made of plastic. The usual soft upholstery made of eco-leather or fabric is not there. It doesn't affect the comfort of wearing. But then I thought, what if I was bald? But before this event, there are still about 5 years, so, unfortunately, this issue will remain unresolved. If there are owners of "ears" without hair, then write in the comments about your feelings. An example of how the headphones sit:

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The build quality is good in my opinion. Does not creak, there is no unplanned backlash. The headphones fit perfectly on my head. He wore and put on a hat, and just like that. The head does not get tired, and since these are headphones without noise reduction, they do not fit as tightly as older models. The ears begin to sweat slightly after about an hour. By the way, the head doesn’t get tired from the headphones, but after two hours the upper part of my ear started to hurt a little (those parts that are called “curl” and “Darwin’s tubercle” in anatomical atlases). Everything is individual here. In the reviews I read those who wear it for 4 hours.

Headphones fit well, but they are not for sports. Although you can run in them. But jumping or pulling up on a skipping rope will not work. Falling down.

Headphones in three colors. They sent me a black one. But subjectively the most interesting color is blue. Although white is also good.

Their controls have three buttons on the right cup. There is also USB Type-C for charging. The buttons are responsible for the functions turn on / off, Play / pause, next and previous track, answer / hang up the phone, call the voice assistant (Google or Siri). There is a large notch on the central button, so you won’t mix it up.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

In general, from this selection, these headphones are my favorites. I'll tell you what I liked and what I didn't.

The main thing is autonomy. Sony promises 35 hours of operation. Already tested the Sony WH-XB900N, and there, with the same promised 35 hours, the ears played for 37 hours. But there I just turned on the headphones and left them to play. WH-CH510 I made a more realistic test. I just wore headphones while recording the time of work. Headphones played 34 hours. But this includes not only music, but also phone calls and video calls (5 hours) plus standby mode. It is very cool. But the full charge time of 5 hours is not inspiring.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It's to Sony's credit that they did a great job of adding voice alerts. Headphones say that they turn on, turn off, ready for Bluetooth pairing. And most importantly, every time you turn on the female electronic voice says the percentage of charge. Thus, it can be monitored and recharged. Fortunately, the USB Type-C wire is now always at hand. By the way, it is also necessary to monitor the charging for the reason that the headphones do not know how to play music while charging. On the other hand, 10 minutes of charge promises 90 minutes of work.

The second thing I liked was the sound. Good for this price study of high and medium frequencies. Bass is good too. By the way, in the reviews on the "Market" I read complaints that the basses, you see, are not juicy and there are not enough of them. I will say that there is exactly as much bass as it should be in order for the sound to be perceived as balanced. If you like basses, then Sony has a line of "EXTRA BASS", so there you can find bass headphones in a concerto for violin and piano. The disadvantages of the sound, I could only include a relatively narrow, in my opinion, sound stage. The sound stage is when the headphones seem to create a hall in your head. And, for example, it seems that the piano seems to be closer to you than the drums. And the drums are not in the center at all, but, let's say, they are on the right. Sony WH-CH510, unfortunately, do not know how. They play as if all the instruments are at the same distance. On the other hand, are there headphones for 2.5 thousand that have a good stage?

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

A nice little detail. Headphones do not blunt when reconnecting between devices. I disconnected it from the laptop, immediately hooked it up to one phone, then to another. In principle, this is how it should work, but, for example, my sports headset “freezes”, so it’s easier to turn it off, then turn it on and hook it up to another device.

Headphones can be used as a headset. People say they can hear me well. However, everyone noted that there is a slight feeling as if I am in a large hall.

In the reviews on the Market, they note that the headphones have a delay, which is noticeable, for example, in games. I, unfortunately, do not have the equipment to test. However, I found measurements on the Internet. Latency 188 milliseconds. And here, of course, everything is already subjective. Until I found out this information, I did not even notice that there is a 188-millisecond out of sync when watching a video. And now I don't pay too much attention. But what I noticed was the fact that, it seems, the most picky and corrosive users for some reason prefer to buy the most affordable solutions.

About Sony WI-XB400 EXTRA BASS

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 21 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue
  • Price: 2,900 rubles

These headphones pleasantly surprised me. They have a proud inscription "EXTRA BASS" emblazoned on the box. I already had both speakers and headphones of this line on the test. As you understand from the name, EXTRA BASS is the most powerful bass with an eye on electronics. For me, these are the perfect headphones for the morning, they give an excellent charge. But it's such an evil energy. When the electronics are still 140 beats per minute, it directly undermines the dance, so you gently stamp your foot, but people still look suspiciously.

However, the Sony WI-XB400 is not your typical "extra bass". The bass in them is enhanced, but there is no obvious distortion. Headphones can be called well balanced. The Sony WI-XB400 handles the mids and highs very accurately. The clarity of the headphones is at a good level.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

By the way, the headphones also notify you by voice every time you turn on the battery level, tell you when the headphones are ready for pairing, etc.

Another nice surprise, https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014 perhaps characteristic of all Sony headphones is the battery life, which exceeds what is stated on the box. This is not 15, but 19 hours of non-stop play! Super indicator. My regular headphones of this type last only 9 hours, although they weigh more. Charging time is just under 3 hours. Charging uses Type-C.

Sony WI-XB400 is also good because people around you do not hear your musical preferences. At medium volume, you can't hear you even in a quiet room. At maximum volume (and the headphones are loud!) the bass breaks through.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The body of the headphones is made of soft-touch plastic, there are magnets that allow you to hook the headphones. On the neck, the headphones lie well. Although I want to note that they are large. The total length of the wire is 90 cm. For comparison, my headphones of this format are 31 cm shorter.

Otherwise, everything is quite average. Their passive noise isolation is average - they sit tightly in the ear, but there is no congestion effect. The stage is typically narrow for this type of headphone. The delay time is the same as the previous sample - about 200 ms. By the way, an interesting fact. I found measurements that for PC the delay is 219 ms, for Android - 189 ms, and for iOS - 154 ms.

You can use your headphones as a headset. You will be heard well, but keep in mind that they do not have noise reduction, so your interlocutor will also hear background noise.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Found two minuses. First, it's better to buy blue, not black. Dust is easily visible on matte black headphones with a characteristic texture. Look below. Dropped the headphones on the ground. The wire and the remote control are clean, and pollen from the pine has already settled on the body of the “ears”.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It can also be noted that the headphones do not have a typical mesh. It is not entirely clear that with dirt and earwax. Will it clog into the tube until it is completely clogged? From the reviews on Yandex.Market, I found that the wire is tanning in the cold. In theory it should be, but people don't like it.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

About Sony WI-C310

Specifications:

  • Weight: 19 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white, gold
  • Price: 1,500 rubles

The musician Feduk acted as the face of these headphones. At first, I thought that it was somehow undignified for Feduk to be the face of headphones for 1,500 rubles. And then I thought that, probably, the target audience of the performer can hardly afford something better yet. They have little choice - either these ears, or Apple AirPods.

The build quality of the headphones is good, but the plastic feels cheap to the touch. On the other hand, even if you drop it, there should be no problems. Weight is only 19 grams. There are magnets in the headphone housing that allow you to couple the heads. But since there are no special recesses on the case, they do not mesh as neatly as the previous model. One earpiece looks to the right, the other to the left.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The battery life turned out to be more than the promised 15 hours. I got 16.5 hours. And this is an excellent result for the price of 1,500 rubles.

It's not easy to talk about sound quality. On the one hand, the headphones are clear - they accurately work out the middle ones, there are basses, and the high frequencies are not bad. But here are the scenes, there is no volume. This is especially acute if you turn on the headphones immediately after the XB400 Extra Bass.

As a plus, it can be noted that the headphones are of high quality in terms of sound leakage. People around you don't know what you're listening to.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

As well as in other models, there is a voice notification every time you turn on the battery status and more.

On Yandex.Market, the score of "ears" is 4.5 and 41 reviews, among which there are such pearls as (spelling and punctuation in the original):

  • In terms of sound quality, they were made only by BOSE for 13 thousand rubles, but they look just wildly bulky, so I didn’t consider them for purchase. (Indeed, these are your bose bullshit!)
  • Compared head-on with Samsung UFlex, which is 2 times more expensive. The sound is better on the head. When compared with Apple AirPods in Sony, the sound turned out to be with a wider frequency range. (A head better! And what kind of head is it? Human, horse?)
  • Bass, treble, stage - everything is there. They don't fart or sand. In the subway, transport, etc. I don't listen at full volume and everything is just fine. (I found the stage, and they don’t even fart!)
  • I bought 2 pieces for a promotion, gave 1475 for both) I have a wi xb400 - they have a very expensive elastic, deep bass, but there is not enough clarity of highs and mids to listen to Whitney Houston, for example, and the sound seems to be compressed. (You see how, there is also about the previous model. Expensive bass! I thought that expensive bass was Sennheiser HD 800 S or Bose QC35, but it turns out that everything was under your nose!)
  • Given by my wife. Happy like an elephant!) Excellent noise reduction - no need to cut down at full volume even in the subway. (Well, I would also try to tell my wife that I don’t like the gift!)

If you try to be objective, the Sony WI-C310 is a bargain for the money. 17 hours of work and a clear, clear sound - this is not khukhr-muhrah for you. There are not enough stars from the sky, but the thing is of high quality.

Pro Xperia 5

I tested all the headphones with XPERIA 5. I want to share a few impressions about the smartphone in a short line format.

  • To be honest, I haven't used Sony smartphones all the time for a long time. Once I had a Sony Xperia acro S. This is a smartphone of 2012 on Android 4. Most of all, I remember him for the fact that his alarm clock did not work and I overslept my “good” train in India. I had to buy new tickets and go to the local "reserved seat", where I got the middle one out of three floors of shelves. A very large Indian man was lying on top, who from all the cracks gave out various sounds and smells, and jumping off the shelf, I stepped on a rat.
  • Tactile and visually, the XPERIA 5 is gorgeous. You want to hold a smartphone in your hands. And its appearance evokes a sense of harmony. And all the menus are rendered by Sony with love and style. Love it.
  • The fingerprint scanner is located on the right side. I take the phone with my left hand, so I have to use my index or middle finger to unlock. And it would be most convenient to use the thumb.
  • The smartphone does not have face unlock! Unexpected, but safe.
  • Bluetooth allows you to connect two pairs of headphones at the same time, but only one pair will play. If you click on another Play button, it will start playing, and the first one will stop.
  • The smartphone flies. Well, what did you want from Snapdragon 855?
  • XPERIA 5 has sensors on the side of the screen. They can be used for more convenient one-hand operation. Cool idea!
  • Shooting with "Hollywood filters" in the proprietary Cinema Pro application is a theme. When I saw it at the presentation, I decided that it was pampering. But a really interesting thing, although this is for shooting something meaningful, and not from the series “Here I climbed a mountain, I drive my smartphone left and right.”
  • The smartphone is super compact, can be operated with one hand, but it still has a one-handed mode.
  • There are only two pre-installed third-party applications on the smartphone that cannot be removed, in addition to Google services, but can be disabled. Your eyes are going to pop out now! This is Asphalt 9 and the Fortnite installer. It's something. You can delete a branded news application, you can delete Yandex. Asphalt 9 is impossible. That's Sony's sense of humor.
  • Smartphone screen is designed to watch Netflix on it.I even wanted a TV from Sony, so that the same thing, but not 6.1, but 55 inches. The smartphone sounds great too. Just very good. Just 5 points for this item.
  • Sony's night shots are very good. And the application also has technology from large cameras, when the smartphone catches the eye in focus.
  • XPERIA UI is very clean and concise. Nice to use.
  • Can Sony be considered for purchase? If you need a compact flagship, then yes. With a 6.1-inch screen, the smartphone is only 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm.

Conclusion

In the comments, I urge you to tell what headphones you use. Model, price, pros, cons. I think this information will be useful to everyone!

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Just a week ago, I read a study by the consulting company Boston Consulting Group and the ROMIR research holding that in the coming months there will be a powerful drop in consumer demand, which will affect 90% of goods and services. Quite a logical conclusion. In conditions of uncertainty, people prefer to either completely abandon some goods, or at least save money.

Given that not everyone has country plots or large apartments with enfilades of halls where one can get lost, the need for personal space and the desire to at least somehow isolate oneself from cohabitants or neighbors increases significantly. By the way, the other day there was a story that testifies to how tense everyone is. One of the neighbors from the upper floors decided that quarantine is a great opportunity to work as a puncher. Pecked passionately and selflessly. Echoes even reached me, and it’s scary to imagine what was at the epicenter. The patience of the rest of the tenants was enough for an hour and a half. I don’t know what happened there, but both the ambulance and the police arrived. Although, maybe it's just a coincidence and the cars arrived for a different reason, and the hammer fell silent, as it did everything.

There is a story about Sony Walkman players that they became popular in Japan, where there is a high population density (for comparison, Japan is 45 times smaller than Russia, and the population is only 20 million people less), since they allowed listening to music without disturbing others.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

I think it's time to remember about the headphones and choose something of high quality during the quarantine. Of course, if the possibilities allow, then it's cool to buy noise-canceling options. The benchmark in this case is the Sony WH-1000XM3, although the Sony WH-XB900N is also quite good.

However, now is the time to save money, so I took 3 pairs of available headphones from Sony. One overhead WH-СH510 (my favorite) and two pairs of earplugs Sony WI-XB400 and WI-C310. The price of headphones is from 1,500 to 3,000 rubles. Although there is a suspicion that the price will rise due to the growth of the dollar. Along the way, I asked for an acquaintance with the XPERIA 5 smartphone.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Content

About Sony WH-СH510

Price: 2,790 rubles (on the Sony website)

About the main thing. Price. On Yandex.Market, these headphones can be found at a price of 2,590 rubles, but in most stores the new price is 3,990 rubles. Apparently, this is because of the exchange rate of 75 rubles per dollar. And, of course, for 4 thousand it is somehow completely uninteresting. I have consumer shock and awe. And I even thought about buying these “ears” for myself. Not even because it is necessary, but simply profitable, like in reserve.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 132 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multi-functional buttons on the right cup
  • Music mode battery life: up to 35 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: 4.5 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 90 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white

Headphones are delivered in a regular cardboard box. Inside the headphones in a bag, instructions and a USB Type-C cable. The instructions say that the wire is 20 cm, but if you measure only the flexible part without connectors, then the length is only 15.5 cm. It is not enough, so I charged with a wire from the phone.

When I picked up the headphones for the first time, I did not expect them to be so light. Weight - only 132 grams. Since they are not felt on the head, they will not delay the bag either.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Headphones are made of plastic. But if the previous version (CH510) was made of smooth plastic and quickly scratched, then the CH-510 has a pattern. This is very good. Firstly, the headphones benefited visually from this, and secondly, not only are there no scratches, but fingerprints are also invisible.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The headband is also completely made of plastic. The usual soft upholstery made of eco-leather or fabric is not there. It doesn't affect the comfort of wearing. But then I thought, what if I was bald? But before this event, there are still about 5 years, so, unfortunately, this issue will remain unresolved. If there are owners of "ears" without hair, then write in the comments about your feelings. An example of how the headphones sit:

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The build quality is good in my opinion. Does not creak, there is no unplanned backlash. The headphones fit perfectly on my head. He wore it and put it on a hat, and just like that. The head does not get tired, and since these are headphones without noise reduction, they do not fit as tightly as older models. The ears begin to sweat slightly after about an hour. By the way, the head does not get tired from the headphones, but after two hours the upper part of the ear began to hurt a little (those parts that are called “curl” and “Darwin's tubercle” in anatomical atlases). Everything is individual here. In the reviews I read those who wear it for 4 hours.

Headphones fit well, but they are not for sports. Although you can run in them. But jumping or pulling up on a skipping rope will not work. Falling down.

Headphones in three colors. They sent me a black one. But subjectively the most interesting color is blue. Although white is also good.

Their controls have three buttons on the right cup. There is also USB Type-C for charging. The buttons are responsible for the functions turn on / off, Play / pause, next and previous track, answer / hang up the phone, call the voice assistant (Google or Siri). There is a large notch on the central button, so you won’t mix it up.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

In general, from this selection, these headphones are my favorites. I'll tell you what I liked and what I didn't.

The main thing is autonomy. Sony promises 35 hours of operation. Already tested the Sony WH-XB900N, and there, with the same promised 35 hours, the ears played for 37 hours. But there I just turned on the headphones and left them to play. WH-CH510 I made a more realistic test. I just wore headphones while recording the time of work. Headphones played 34 hours. But this includes not only music, but also phone calls and video calls (5 hours) plus standby mode. It is very cool. But the full charge time of 5 hours is not inspiring.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It's to Sony's credit that they did a great job of adding voice alerts. Headphones say that they turn on, turn off, ready for Bluetooth pairing. And most importantly, every time you turn on the female electronic voice says the percentage of charge. Thus, it can be monitored and recharged. Fortunately, the USB Type-C wire is now always at hand. By the way, it is also necessary to monitor the charging for the reason that the headphones do not know how to play music while charging. On the other hand, 10 minutes of charge promises 90 minutes of work.

The second thing I liked was the sound. Good for this price study of high and medium frequencies. Bass is good too. By the way, in the reviews on the "Market" I read complaints that the basses, you see, are not juicy and there are not enough of them. I will say that there is exactly as much bass as it should be in order for the sound to be perceived as balanced. If you like basses, then Sony has a line of "EXTRA BASS", so there you can find bass headphones in a concerto for violin and piano. The disadvantages of the sound, I could only include a relatively narrow, in my opinion, sound stage. The sound stage is when the headphones seem to create a hall in your head. And, for example, it seems that the piano seems to be closer to you than the drums. And the drums are not in the center at all, but, let's say, they are on the right. Sony WH-CH510, unfortunately, do not know how. They play as if all the instruments are at the same distance. On the other hand, are there headphones for 2.5 thousand that have a good stage?

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

A nice little detail. Headphones do not blunt when reconnecting between devices. I disconnected it from the laptop, immediately hooked it up to one phone, then to another. In principle, this is how it should work, but, for example, my sports headset “freezes”, so it’s easier to turn it off, then turn it on and hook it up to another device.

Headphones can be used as a headset. People say they can hear me well. However, everyone noted that there is a slight feeling as if I am in a large hall.

In the reviews on the Market, they note that the headphones have a delay, which is noticeable, for example, in games. I, unfortunately, do not have the equipment to test. However, I found measurements on the Internet. Latency 188 milliseconds. And here, of course, everything is already subjective. Until I found out this information, I did not even notice that there is a 188-millisecond out of sync when watching a video. And now I don't pay too much attention. But what I noticed was the fact that, it seems, the most picky and corrosive users for some reason prefer to buy the most affordable solutions.

About Sony WI-XB400 EXTRA BASS

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 21 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue
  • Price: 2,900 rubles

These headphones pleasantly surprised me. They have a proud inscription "EXTRA BASS" emblazoned on the box. I already had both speakers and headphones of this line on the test. As you understand from the name, EXTRA BASS is the most powerful bass with an eye on electronics. For me, these are the perfect headphones for the morning, they give an excellent charge. But it's such an evil energy. When the electronics are still 140 beats per minute, it directly undermines the dance, so you gently stamp your foot, but people still look suspiciously.

However, the Sony WI-XB400 is not your typical "extra bass". The bass in them is enhanced, but there is no obvious distortion. Headphones can be called well balanced. The Sony WI-XB400 handles the mids and highs very accurately. The clarity of the headphones is at a good level.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

By the way, the headphones also notify you by voice every time you turn on the battery level, tell you when the headphones are ready for pairing, etc.

Another pleasant surprise, https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014 perhaps characteristic of all Sony headphones is the battery life, which exceeds what is stated on the box. This is not 15, but 19 hours of non-stop play! Super indicator. My regular headphones of this type last only 9 hours, although they weigh more. Charging time is just under 3 hours. Charging uses Type-C.

Sony WI-XB400 is also good because people around you do not hear your musical preferences. At medium volume, you can't hear you even in a quiet room. At maximum volume (and the headphones are loud!) the bass breaks through.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The body of the headphones is made of soft-touch plastic, there are magnets that allow you to hook the headphones. On the neck, the headphones lie well. Although I want to note that they are large. The total length of the wire is 90 cm. For comparison, my headphones of this format are 31 cm shorter.

Otherwise, everything is quite average. Their passive noise isolation is average - they sit tightly in the ear, but there is no congestion effect. The stage is typically narrow for this type of headphone. The delay time is the same as the previous sample - about 200 ms. By the way, an interesting fact. I found measurements that for PC the delay is 219 ms, for Android - 189 ms, and for iOS - 154 ms.

You can use your headphones as a headset. You will be heard well, but keep in mind that they do not have noise reduction, so your interlocutor will also hear background noise.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Found two minuses. First, it's better to buy blue, not black. Dust is easily visible on matte black headphones with a characteristic texture. Look below. Dropped the headphones on the ground. The wire and the remote control are clean, and pollen from the pine has already settled on the body of the “ears”.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It can also be noted that the headphones do not have a typical mesh. It is not entirely clear that with dirt and earwax. Will it clog into the tube until it is completely clogged? From the reviews on Yandex.Market, I found that the wire is tanning in the cold. In theory it should be, but people don't like it.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

About Sony WI-C310

Specifications:

  • Weight: 19 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white, gold
  • Price: 1,500 rubles

The musician Feduk acted as the face of these headphones. At first, I thought that it was somehow undignified for Feduk to be the face of headphones for 1,500 rubles. And then I thought that, probably, the target audience of the performer can hardly afford something better yet. They have little choice - either these ears, or Apple AirPods.

The build quality of the headphones is good, but the plastic feels cheap to the touch. On the other hand, even if you drop it, there should be no problems. Weight is only 19 grams. There are magnets in the headphone housing that allow you to couple the heads. But since there are no special recesses on the case, they do not mesh as neatly as the previous model. One earpiece looks to the right, the other to the left.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The battery life turned out to be more than the promised 15 hours. I got 16.5 hours. And this is an excellent result for the price of 1,500 rubles.

It's not easy to talk about sound quality. On the one hand, the headphones are clear - they accurately work out the middle ones, there are basses, and the high frequencies are not bad. But here are the scenes, there is no volume. This is especially acute if you turn on the headphones immediately after the XB400 Extra Bass.

As a plus, it can be noted that the headphones are of high quality in terms of sound leakage. People around you don't know what you're listening to.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

As well as in other models, there is a voice notification every time you turn on the battery status and more.

On Yandex.Market, the score of "ears" is 4.5 and 41 reviews, among which there are such pearls as (spelling and punctuation in the original):

  • In terms of sound quality, they were made only by BOSE for 13 thousand rubles, but they look just wildly bulky, so I didn’t consider them for purchase. (Indeed, these are your bose bullshit!)
  • Compared head-on with Samsung UFlex, which is 2 times more expensive. The sound is better on the head. When compared with Apple AirPods in Sony, the sound turned out to be with a wider frequency range. (A head better! And what kind of head is it? Human, horse?)
  • Bass, treble, stage - everything is there. They don't fart or sand. In the subway, transport, etc. I don't listen at full volume and everything is just fine. (I found the stage, and they don’t even fart!)
  • I bought 2 pieces for a promotion, gave 1475 for both) I have a wi xb400 - they have a very expensive elastic, deep bass, but there is not enough clarity of highs and mids to listen to Whitney Houston, for example, and the sound seems to be compressed. (You see how, there is also about the previous model. Expensive bass! I thought that expensive bass was Sennheiser HD 800 S or Bose QC35, but it turns out that everything was under your nose!)
  • Given by my wife. Happy like an elephant!) Excellent noise reduction - no need to cut down at full volume even in the subway. (Well, I would also try to tell my wife that I don’t like the gift!)

If you try to be objective, the Sony WI-C310 is a bargain for the money. 17 hours of work and a clear, clear sound - this is not khukhr-muhrah for you. There are not enough stars from the sky, but the thing is of high quality.

Pro Xperia 5

I tested all the headphones with XPERIA 5. I want to share a few impressions about the smartphone in a short line format.

  • To be honest, I haven't used Sony smartphones all the time for a long time. Once I had a Sony Xperia acro S. This is a smartphone of 2012 on Android 4. Most of all, I remember him for the fact that his alarm clock did not work and I overslept my “good” train in India. I had to buy new tickets and go to the local "reserved seat", where I got the middle one out of three floors of shelves. A very large Indian man was lying on top, who from all the cracks gave out various sounds and smells, and jumping off the shelf, I stepped on a rat.
  • Tactile and visually, the XPERIA 5 is gorgeous. You want to hold a smartphone in your hands. And its appearance evokes a sense of harmony. And all the menus are rendered by Sony with love and style. Love it.
  • The fingerprint scanner is located on the right side. I take the phone with my left hand, so I have to use my index or middle finger to unlock. And it would be most convenient to use the thumb.
  • The smartphone does not have face unlock! Unexpected, but safe.
  • Bluetooth allows you to connect two pairs of headphones at the same time, but only one pair will play. If you click on another Play button, it will start playing, and the first one will stop.
  • The smartphone flies. Well, what did you want from Snapdragon 855?
  • XPERIA 5 has sensors on the side of the screen. They can be used for more convenient one-hand operation. Cool idea!
  • Shooting with "Hollywood filters" in the proprietary Cinema Pro application is a theme. When I saw it at the presentation, I decided that it was pampering. But a really interesting thing, although this is for shooting something meaningful, and not from the series “Here I climbed a mountain, I drive my smartphone left and right.”
  • The smartphone is super compact, can be operated with one hand, but it still has a one-handed mode.
  • There are only two pre-installed third-party applications on the smartphone that cannot be removed, in addition to Google services, but can be disabled. Your eyes are going to pop out now! This is Asphalt 9 and the Fortnite installer. It's something. You can remove the proprietary news application, you can remove Yandex. Asphalt 9 is impossible. That's Sony's sense of humor.
  • Smartphone screen is designed to watch Netflix on it.I even wanted a TV from Sony, so that the same thing, but not 6.1, but 55 inches. The smartphone sounds great too. Just very good. Just 5 points for this item.
  • Sony's night shots are very good. And the application also has technology from large cameras, when the smartphone catches the eye in focus.
  • XPERIA UI is very clean and concise. Nice to use.
  • Can Sony be considered for purchase? If you need a compact flagship, then yes. With a 6.1-inch screen, the smartphone is only 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm.

Conclusion

In the comments, I urge you to tell what headphones you use. Model, price, pros, cons. I think this information will be useful to everyone!

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Just a week ago, I read a study by the consulting company Boston Consulting Group and the ROMIR research holding that in the coming months there will be a powerful drop in consumer demand, which will affect 90% of goods and services. Quite a logical conclusion. In conditions of uncertainty, people prefer to either completely abandon some goods, or at least save money.

Given that not everyone has country plots or large apartments with enfilades of halls where one can get lost, the need for personal space and the desire to at least somehow isolate oneself from cohabitants or neighbors increases significantly. By the way, the other day there was a story that testifies to how tense everyone is. One of the neighbors from the upper floors decided that quarantine is a great opportunity to work as a puncher. Pecked passionately and selflessly. Echoes even reached me, and it’s scary to imagine what was at the epicenter. The patience of the rest of the tenants was enough for an hour and a half. I don’t know what happened there, but both the ambulance and the police arrived. Although, maybe it's just a coincidence and the cars arrived for a different reason, and the hammer fell silent, as it did everything.

There is a story about Sony Walkman players that they became popular in Japan, where there is a high population density (for comparison, Japan is 45 times smaller than Russia, and the population is only 20 million people less), since they allowed listening to music without disturbing others.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

I think it's time to remember about the headphones and choose something of high quality during the quarantine. Of course, if the possibilities allow, then it's cool to buy options with noise reduction. The benchmark in this case is the Sony WH-1000XM3, although the Sony WH-XB900N is also quite good.

However, now is the time to save, so I took 3 pairs of available headphones from Sony. One overhead WH-СH510 (my favorite) and two pairs of earplugs Sony WI-XB400 and WI-C310. The price of headphones is from 1,500 to 3,000 rubles. Although there is a suspicion that due to the growth of the dollar, the price will rise. Along the way, I asked for an acquaintance with the XPERIA 5 smartphone.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Content

About Sony WH-СH510

Price: 2,790 rubles (on the Sony website)

About the main thing. Price. On Yandex.Market, these headphones can be found at a price of 2,590 rubles, but in most stores the new price is 3,990 rubles. Apparently, this is because of the exchange rate of 75 rubles per dollar. And, of course, for 4 thousand it is somehow completely uninteresting. I have consumer shock and awe. And I even thought about buying these “ears” for myself. Not even because it is necessary, but simply profitable, like in reserve.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 132 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multi-functional buttons on the right cup
  • Music mode battery life: up to 35 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: 4.5 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 90 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white

Headphones are delivered in a regular cardboard box. Inside the headphones in a bag, instructions and a USB Type-C cable. The instructions say that the wire is 20 cm, but if you measure only the flexible part without connectors, then the length is only 15.5 cm. It is not enough, so I charged with a wire from the phone.

When I picked up the headphones for the first time, I did not expect them to be so light. Weight - only 132 grams. Since they are not felt on the head, they will not pull the bag.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Headphones are made of plastic. But if the previous version (CH510) was made of smooth plastic and quickly scratched, then the CH-510 has a pattern. This is very good. Firstly, the headphones benefited visually from this, and secondly, not only are there no scratches, but fingerprints are also invisible.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The headband is also completely made of plastic. The usual soft upholstery made of eco-leather or fabric is not there. It doesn't affect the comfort of wearing. But then I thought, what if I was bald? But before this event, there are still about 5 years, so, unfortunately, this issue will remain unresolved. If there are owners of "ears" without hair, then write in the comments about your feelings. An example of how the headphones sit:

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The build quality is good in my opinion. Does not creak, there is no unplanned backlash. The headphones fit perfectly on my head. He wore and put on a hat, and just like that. The head does not get tired, and since these are headphones without noise reduction, they do not fit as tightly as older models. The ears begin to sweat slightly after about an hour. By the way, the head doesn’t get tired from the headphones, but after two hours the upper part of my ear started to hurt a little (those parts that are called “curl” and “Darwin’s tubercle” in anatomical atlases). Everything is individual here. In the reviews I read those who wear it for 4 hours.

Headphones fit well, but they are not for sports. Although you can run in them. But jumping or pulling up on a skipping rope will not work. Falling down.

Headphones in three colors. They sent me a black one. But subjectively the most interesting color is blue. Although white is also good.

Their controls have three buttons on the right cup. There is also USB Type-C for charging. The buttons are responsible for the functions turn on / off, Play / pause, next and previous track, answer / hang up the phone, call the voice assistant (Google or Siri). There is a large notch on the central button, so you won’t mix it up.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

In general, from this selection, these headphones are my favorites. I'll tell you what I liked and what I didn't.

The main thing is autonomy. Sony promises 35 hours of operation. Already tested the Sony WH-XB900N, and there, with the same promised 35 hours, the ears played for 37 hours. But there I just turned on the headphones and left them to play. WH-CH510 I arranged a more realistic test. I just wore headphones, recording the time of work. Headphones played 34 hours. But this includes not only music, but also phone calls and video calls (5 hours) plus standby mode. It is very cool. But the full charge time of 5 hours is not inspiring.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It's to Sony's credit that they did a great job of adding voice alerts. Headphones say that they turn on, turn off, ready for Bluetooth pairing. And most importantly, every time you turn on the female electronic voice says the percentage of charge. Thus, it can be monitored and recharged. Fortunately, the USB Type-C wire is now always at hand. By the way, it is also necessary to monitor the charging for the reason that the headphones do not know how to play music while charging. On the other hand, 10 minutes of charge promises 90 minutes of work.

The second thing I liked was the sound. Good for this price study of high and medium frequencies. Bass is good too. By the way, in the reviews on the "Market" I read complaints that the basses, you see, are not juicy and there are not enough of them. I will say that there is exactly as much bass as it should be in order for the sound to be perceived as balanced. If you like basses, then Sony has a line of "EXTRA BASS", so there you can find bass headphones in a concerto for violin and piano. The disadvantages of the sound, I could only attribute a relatively narrow, in my opinion, sound stage. The sound stage is when the headphones seem to create a hall in your head. And, for example, it seems that the piano seems to be closer to you than the drums. And the drums are not in the center at all, but, let's say, they are on the right. Sony WH-CH510, unfortunately, do not know how. They play as if all the instruments are at the same distance. On the other hand, are there headphones for 2.5 thousand that have a good stage?

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

A nice little detail. Headphones do not blunt when reconnecting between devices. I disconnected it from the laptop, immediately hooked it up to one phone, then to another. In principle, this is how it should work, but, for example, my sports headset “freezes”, so it’s easier to turn it off, then turn it on and hook it up to another device.

Headphones can be used as a headset. People say they can hear me well. However, everyone noted that there is a slight feeling as if I am in a large hall.

In the reviews on the Market, they note that the headphones have a delay, which is noticeable, for example, in games. I, unfortunately, do not have the equipment to test. However, I found measurements on the Internet. Latency 188 milliseconds. And here, of course, everything is already subjective. Until I found out this information, I did not even notice that there is a 188-millisecond out of sync when watching a video. And now I don't pay too much attention. But what I noticed was the fact that, it seems, the most picky and corrosive users for some reason prefer to buy the most affordable solutions.

About Sony WI-XB400 EXTRA BASS

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Specifications:

  • Weight: 21 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue
  • Price: 2,900 rubles

These headphones pleasantly surprised me. They have a proud inscription "EXTRA BASS" emblazoned on the box. I already had both speakers and headphones of this line on the test. As you understand from the name, EXTRA BASS is the most powerful bass with an eye on electronics. For me, these are the perfect headphones for the morning, they give an excellent charge. But it's such an evil energy. When the electronics are still 140 beats per minute, it directly undermines the dance, so you gently stamp your foot, but people still look suspiciously.

However, the Sony WI-XB400 is not your typical "extra bass". The bass in them is enhanced, but there is no obvious distortion. Headphones can be called well balanced. The Sony WI-XB400 handles the mids and highs very accurately. The clarity of the headphones is at a good level.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

By the way, the headphones also notify you by voice every time you turn on the battery level, tell you when the headphones are ready for pairing, etc.

Another nice surprise, https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014 perhaps characteristic of all Sony headphones is the battery life, which exceeds what is stated on the box. This is not 15, but 19 hours of non-stop play! Super indicator. My regular headphones of this type last only 9 hours, although they weigh more. Charging time is just under 3 hours. Charging uses Type-C.

Sony WI-XB400 is also good because people around you do not hear your musical preferences. At medium volume, even in a quiet room you can not hear. At maximum volume (and the headphones are loud!) the bass breaks through.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The body of the headphones is made of soft-touch plastic, there are magnets that allow you to hook the headphones. On the neck, the headphones lie well. Although I want to note that they are large. The total length of the wire is 90 cm. For comparison, my headphones of this format are 31 cm shorter.

Otherwise, everything is quite average. Their passive noise isolation is average - they sit tightly in the ear, but there is no congestion effect. The stage is typically narrow for this type of headphone. The delay time is the same as the previous sample - about 200 ms. By the way, an interesting fact. I found measurements that for PC the delay is 219 ms, for Android - 189 ms, and for iOS - 154 ms.

You can use your headphones as a headset. You will be heard well, but keep in mind that they do not have noise reduction, so your interlocutor will also hear background noise.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Found two minuses. First, it's better to buy blue, not black. Dust is easily visible on matte black headphones with a characteristic texture. Look below. Dropped the headphones on the ground. The wire and the remote control are clean, and pollen from the pine tree has already settled on the body of the “ears”.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

It can also be noted that the headphones do not have a typical mesh. It is not entirely clear that with dirt and earwax. Will it clog into the tube until it is completely clogged? From the reviews on Yandex.Market, I found that the wire is tanning in the cold. In theory it should be, but people don't like it.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

About Sony WI-C310

Specifications:

  • Weight: 19 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white, gold
  • Price: 1,500 rubles

The musician Feduk acted as the face of these headphones. At first, I thought that it was somehow undignified for Feduk to be the face of headphones for 1,500 rubles. And then I thought that, probably, the target audience of the performer can hardly afford something better yet. They have little choice - either these ears, or Apple AirPods.

The build quality of the headphones is good, but the plastic feels cheap to the touch. On the other hand, even if you drop it, there should be no problems. Weight is only 19 grams. There are magnets in the headphone housing that allow you to couple the heads. But since there are no special recesses on the case, they do not mesh as neatly as the previous model. One earpiece looks to the right, the other to the left.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

The battery life turned out to be more than the promised 15 hours. I got 16.5 hours. And this is an excellent result for the price of 1,500 rubles.

It's not easy to talk about sound quality. On the one hand, the headphones are clear - they accurately work out the middle ones, there are basses, and the high frequencies are not bad. But here are the scenes, there is no volume. This is especially acute if you turn on the headphones immediately after the XB400 Extra Bass.

As a plus, it can be noted that the headphones are of high quality in terms of sound leakage. People around you don't know what you're listening to.

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

As well as in other models, there is a voice notification every time you turn on the battery status and more.

On Yandex.Market, the score of "ears" is 4.5 and 41 reviews, among which there are such pearls as (spelling and punctuation in the original):

  • In terms of sound quality, they were made only by BOSE for 13 thousand rubles, but they look just wildly bulky, so I didn’t consider them for purchase. (Indeed, these are your bose bullshit!)
  • Compared head-on with Samsung UFlex, which is 2 times more expensive. The sound is better on the head. When compared with Apple AirPods in Sony, the sound turned out to be with a wider frequency range. (A head better! And what kind of head is it? Human, horse?)
  • Bass, treble, stage - everything is there. They don't fart or sand. In the subway, transport, etc. I don't listen at full volume and everything is just fine. (I found the stage, and they don’t even fart!)
  • I bought 2 pieces for a promotion, gave 1475 for both) I have a wi xb400 - they have a very expensive elastic, deep bass, but there is not enough clarity of highs and mids to listen to Whitney Houston, for example, and the sound seems to be compressed. (You see how, there is also about the previous model. Expensive bass! I thought that expensive bass was Sennheiser HD 800 S or Bose QC35, but it turns out that everything was under your nose!)
  • Given by my wife. Happy like an elephant!) Excellent noise reduction - no need to cut down at full volume even in the subway. (Well, I would also try to tell my wife that I don’t like the gift!)
  • The fingerprint scanner is located on the right side. I take the phone with my left hand, so I have to use my index or middle finger to unlock. And it would be most convenient to use the thumb.
  • The smartphone does not have face unlock! Unexpected, but safe.
  • Bluetooth allows you to connect two pairs of headphones at the same time, but only one pair will play. If you click on another Play button, it will start playing, and the first one will stop.
  • The smartphone flies. Well, what did you want from Snapdragon 855?
  • XPERIA 5 has sensors on the side of the screen. They can be used for more convenient one-hand operation. Cool idea!
  • Shooting with "Hollywood filters" in the proprietary Cinema Pro application is a theme. When I saw it at the presentation, I decided that it was pampering. But a really interesting thing, although this is for shooting something meaningful, and not from the series “Here I climbed a mountain, I drive my smartphone left and right.”
  • The smartphone is super compact, can be operated with one hand, but it still has a one-handed mode.
  • There are only two pre-installed third-party applications on the smartphone that cannot be removed, in addition to Google services, but can be disabled. Your eyes are going to pop out now! This is Asphalt 9 and the Fortnite installer. It's something. You can remove the proprietary news application, you can remove Yandex. Asphalt 9 is impossible. That's Sony's sense of humor.
  • Smartphone screen is designed to watch Netflix on it.I even wanted a TV from Sony, so that the same thing, but not 6.1, but 55 inches. The smartphone sounds great too. Just very good. Just 5 points for this item.
  • Sony's night shots are very good. And the application also has technology from large cameras, when the smartphone catches the eye in focus.
  • XPERIA UI is very clean and concise. Nice to use.
  • Can Sony be considered for purchase? If you need a compact flagship, then yes. With a 6.1-inch screen, the smartphone is only 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm.

Conclusion

In the comments, I urge you to tell what headphones you use. Model, price, pros, cons. I think this information will be useful to everyone!

Pro Xperia 5 and 3 pairs of affordable Sony headphones

Just a week ago, I read a study by the consulting company Boston Consulting Group and the ROMIR research holding that in the coming months there will be a powerful drop in consumer demand, which will affect 90% of goods and services. Quite a logical conclusion. In conditions of uncertainty, people prefer to either completely abandon some goods, or at least save money.

Given that not everyone has country plots or large apartments with enfilades of halls where one can get lost, the need for personal space and the desire to at least somehow isolate oneself from cohabitants or neighbors increases significantly. By the way, the other day there was a story that testifies to how tense everyone is. One of the neighbors from the upper floors decided that quarantine is a great opportunity to work as a puncher. Pecked passionately and selflessly. Echoes even reached me, and it’s scary to imagine what was at the epicenter. The patience of the rest of the tenants was enough for an hour and a half. I don’t know what happened there, but both the ambulance and the police arrived. Although, maybe it's just a coincidence and the cars arrived for a different reason, and the hammer fell silent, as it did everything.

There is a story about Sony Walkman players that they became popular in Japan, where there is a high population density (for comparison, Japan is 45 times smaller than Russia, and the population is only 20 million people less), since they allowed listening to music without disturbing others.

I think it's time to remember about the headphones and choose something of high quality during the quarantine. Of course, if the possibilities allow, then it's cool to buy options with noise reduction. The benchmark in this case is the Sony WH-1000XM3, although the Sony WH-XB900N is also quite good.

However, now is the time to save, so I took 3 pairs of available headphones from Sony. One overhead WH-СH510 (my favorite) and two pairs of earplugs Sony WI-XB400 and WI-C310. The price of headphones is from 1,500 to 3,000 rubles. Although there is a suspicion that due to the growth of the dollar, the price will rise. Along the way, I asked for an acquaintance with the XPERIA 5 smartphone.

Content

About Sony WH-СH510

Price: 2,790 rubles (on the Sony website)

About the main thing. Price. On Yandex.Market, these headphones can be found at a price of 2,590 rubles, but in most stores the new price is 3,990 rubles. Apparently, this is because of the exchange rate of 75 rubles per dollar. And, of course, for 4 thousand it is somehow completely uninteresting. I have consumer shock and awe. And I even thought about buying these “ears” for myself. Not even because it is necessary, but simply profitable, like in reserve.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 132 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multi-functional buttons on the right cup
  • Music mode battery life: up to 35 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 30 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: 4.5 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 90 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white

Headphones are delivered in a regular cardboard box. Inside the headphones in a bag, instructions and a USB Type-C cable. The instructions say that the wire is 20 cm, but if you measure only the flexible part without connectors, then the length is only 15.5 cm. It is not enough, so I charged with a wire from the phone.

When I picked up the headphones for the first time, I did not expect them to be so light. Weight - only 132 grams. Since they are not felt on the head, they will not pull the bag.

Headphones are made of plastic. But if the previous version (CH510) was made of smooth plastic and quickly scratched, then the CH-510 has a pattern. This is very good. Firstly, the headphones benefited visually from this, and secondly, not only are there no scratches, but fingerprints are also invisible.

The headband is also completely made of plastic. The usual soft upholstery made of eco-leather or fabric is not there. It doesn't affect the comfort of wearing. But then I thought, what if I was bald? But before this event, there are still about 5 years, so, unfortunately, this issue will remain unresolved. If there are owners of "ears" without hair, then write in the comments about your feelings. An example of how the headphones sit:

The build quality is good in my opinion. Does not creak, there is no unplanned backlash. The headphones fit perfectly on my head. He wore and put on a hat, and just like that. The head does not get tired, and since these are headphones without noise reduction, they do not fit as tightly as older models. The ears begin to sweat slightly after about an hour. By the way, the head doesn’t get tired from the headphones, but after two hours the upper part of my ear started to hurt a little (those parts that are called “curl” and “Darwin’s tubercle” in anatomical atlases). Everything is individual here. In the reviews I read those who wear it for 4 hours.

Headphones fit well, but they are not for sports. Although you can run in them. But jumping or pulling up on a skipping rope will not work. Falling down.

Headphones in three colors. They sent me a black one. But subjectively the most interesting color is blue. Although white is also good.

Their controls have three buttons on the right cup. There is also USB Type-C for charging. The buttons are responsible for the functions turn on / off, Play / pause, next and previous track, answer / hang up the phone, call the voice assistant (Google or Siri). There is a large notch on the central button, so you won’t mix it up.

In general, from this selection, these headphones are my favorites. I'll tell you what I liked and what I didn't.

The main thing is autonomy. Sony promises 35 hours of operation. Already tested the Sony WH-XB900N, and there, with the same promised 35 hours, the ears played for 37 hours. But there I just turned on the headphones and left them to play. WH-CH510 I made a more realistic test. I just wore headphones while recording the time of work. Headphones played 34 hours. But this includes not only music, but also phone calls and video calls (5 hours) plus standby mode. It is very cool. But the full charge time of 5 hours is not inspiring.

It's to Sony's credit that they did a great job of adding voice alerts. Headphones say that they turn on, turn off, ready for Bluetooth pairing. And most importantly, every time you turn on the female electronic voice says the percentage of charge. Thus, it can be monitored and recharged. Fortunately, the USB Type-C wire is now always at hand. By the way, it is also necessary to monitor the charging for the reason that the headphones do not know how to play music while charging. On the other hand, 10 minutes of charge promises 90 minutes of work.

The second thing I liked was the sound. Good for this price study of high and medium frequencies. Bass is good too. By the way, in the reviews on the "Market" I read complaints that the basses, you see, are not juicy and there are not enough of them. I will say that there is exactly as much bass as it should be in order for the sound to be perceived as balanced. If you like basses, then Sony has a line of "EXTRA BASS", so there you can find bass headphones in a concerto for violin and piano. The disadvantages of the sound, I could only include a relatively narrow, in my opinion, sound stage. The sound stage is when the headphones seem to create a hall in your head. And, for example, it seems that the piano seems to be closer to you than the drums. And the drums are not in the center at all, but, let's say, they are on the right. Sony WH-CH510, unfortunately, do not know how. They play as if all the instruments are at the same distance. On the other hand, are there headphones for 2.5 thousand that have a good stage?

A nice little detail. Headphones do not blunt when reconnecting between devices. I disconnected it from the laptop, immediately hooked it up to one phone, then to another. In principle, this is how it should work, but, for example, my sports headset “freezes”, so it’s easier to turn it off, then turn it on and hook it up to another device.

Headphones can be used as a headset. People say they can hear me well. However, everyone noted that there is a slight feeling as if I am in a large hall.

In the reviews on the Market, they note that the headphones have a delay, which is noticeable, for example, in games. I, unfortunately, do not have the equipment to test. However, I found measurements on the Internet. Latency 188 milliseconds. And here, of course, everything is already subjective. Until I found out this information, I did not even notice that there is a 188-millisecond out of sync when watching a video. And now I don't pay too much attention. But what I noticed was the fact that, it seems, the most picky and corrosive users for some reason prefer to buy the most affordable solutions.

About Sony WI-XB400 EXTRA BASS

Specifications:

  • Weight: 21 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue
  • Price: 2,900 rubles

These headphones pleasantly surprised me. They have a proud inscription "EXTRA BASS" emblazoned on the box. I already had both speakers and headphones of this line on the test. As you understand from the name, EXTRA BASS is the most powerful bass with an eye on electronics. For me, these are the perfect headphones for the morning, they give an excellent charge. But it's such an evil energy. When the electronics are still 140 beats per minute, it directly undermines the dance, so you gently stamp your foot, but people still look suspiciously.

However, the Sony WI-XB400 is not your typical "extra bass". The bass in them is enhanced, but there is no obvious distortion. Headphones can be called well balanced. The Sony WI-XB400 handles the mids and highs very accurately. The clarity of the headphones is at a good level.

By the way, the headphones also notify you by voice every time you turn on the battery level, tell you when the headphones are ready for pairing, etc.

Another pleasant surprise, https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014, perhaps characteristic of all Sony headphones, is the battery life, which exceeds what is stated on the box. This is not 15, but 19 hours of non-stop play! Super indicator. My regular headphones of this type last only 9 hours, although they weigh more. Charging time is just under 3 hours. Charging uses Type-C.

Another pleasant surprise
https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014 https://cars45.co.ke/listing/daihatsu/hijet/2014 perhaps characteristic of all Sony headphones is the battery life, which exceeds what is stated on the box. This is not 15, but 19 hours of non-stop play! Super indicator. My regular headphones of this type last only 9 hours, although they weigh more. Charging time is just under 3 hours. Type-C is used for charging.

Sony WI-XB400 is also good because people around you do not hear your musical preferences. At medium volume, you can't hear you even in a quiet room. At maximum volume (and the headphones are loud!) the bass breaks through.

The body of the headphones is made of soft-touch plastic, there are magnets that allow you to hook the headphones. On the neck, the headphones lie well. Although I want to note that they are large. The total length of the wire is 90 cm. For comparison, my headphones of this format are 31 cm shorter.

Otherwise, everything is quite average. Their passive noise isolation is average - they sit tightly in the ear, but there is no congestion effect. The stage is typically narrow for this type of headphone. The delay time is the same as the previous sample - about 200 ms. By the way, an interesting fact. I found measurements that for PC the delay is 219 ms, for Android - 189 ms, and for iOS - 154 ms.

You can use your headphones as a headset. You will be heard well, but keep in mind that they do not have noise reduction, so your interlocutor will also hear background noise.

Found two minuses. First, it's better to buy blue, not black. Dust is easily visible on matte black headphones with a characteristic texture. Look below. Dropped the headphones on the ground. The wire and the remote control are clean, and pollen from the pine has already settled on the body of the “ears”.

It can also be noted that the headphones do not have a typical mesh. It is not entirely clear that with dirt and earwax. Will it clog into the tube until it is completely clogged? From the reviews on Yandex.Market, I found that the wire is tanning in the cold. In theory it should be, but people don't like it.

About Sony WI-C310

Specifications:

  • Weight: 19 g
  • Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 (line of sight approx. 10m)
  • Work in headset mode: yes
  • Control: 3 multifunctional buttons on the left remote control
  • Music mode battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Talk time battery life: up to 15 hours
  • Standby battery life: up to 200 hours
  • Charging time: almost 3 hours
  • Quick charge: 10 minutes charge gives you 60 minutes of listening time
  • Charging connector: USB Type-C (20 cm cable in the box)
  • Colors: black, blue, white, gold
  • Price: 1,500 rubles

The musician Feduk acted as the face of these headphones. At first, I thought that it was somehow undignified for Feduk to be the face of headphones for 1,500 rubles. And then I thought that, probably, the target audience of the performer can hardly afford something better yet. They have little choice - either these ears, or Apple AirPods.

The build quality of the headphones is good, but the plastic feels cheap to the touch. On the other hand, even if you drop it, there should be no problems. Weight is only 19 grams. There are magnets in the headphone housing that allow you to couple the heads. But since there are no special recesses on the case, they do not mesh as neatly as the previous model. One earpiece looks to the right, the other to the left.

The battery life turned out to be more than the promised 15 hours. I got 16.5 hours. And this is an excellent result for the price of 1,500 rubles.

It's not easy to talk about sound quality. On the one hand, the headphones are clear - they accurately work out the middle ones, there are basses, and the high frequencies are not bad. But here are the scenes, there is no volume. This is especially acute if you turn on the headphones immediately after the XB400 Extra Bass.

As a plus, it can be noted that the headphones are of high quality in terms of sound leakage. People around you don't know what you're listening to.

As well as in other models, there is a voice notification every time you turn on the battery status and more.

On Yandex.Market, the score of "ears" is 4.5 and 41 reviews, among which there are such pearls as (spelling and punctuation in the original):

  • In terms of sound quality, they were made only by BOSE for 13 thousand rubles, but they look just wildly bulky, so I didn’t consider them for purchase. (Indeed, these are your bose bullshit!)
  • Compared head-on with Samsung UFlex, which is 2 times more expensive. The sound is better on the head. When compared with Apple AirPods in Sony, the sound turned out to be with a wider frequency range. (A head better! And what kind of head is it? Human, horse?)
  • Bass, treble, stage - everything is there. They don't fart or sand. In the subway, transport, etc. I don't listen at full volume and everything is just fine. (I found the stage, and they don’t even fart!)
  • I bought 2 pieces for a promotion, gave 1475 for both) I have a wi xb400 - they have a very expensive elastic, deep bass, but there is not enough clarity of highs and mids to listen to Whitney Houston, for example, and the sound seems to be compressed. (You see how, there is also about the previous model. Expensive bass! I thought that expensive bass was Sennheiser HD 800 S or Bose QC35, but it turns out that everything was under your nose!)
  • Given by my wife. Happy like an elephant!) Excellent noise reduction - no need to cut down at full volume even in the subway. (Well, I would also try to tell my wife that I don’t like the gift!)

If you try to be objective, the Sony WI-C310 is a bargain for the money. 17 hours of work and a clear, clear sound - this is not khukhr-muhrah for you. There are not enough stars from the sky, but the thing is of high quality.

Pro Xperia 5

I tested all the headphones with XPERIA 5. I want to share a few impressions about the smartphone in a short line format.

  • To be honest, I haven't used Sony smartphones all the time for a long time. Once I had a Sony Xperia acro S. This is a smartphone of 2012 on Android 4. Most of all, I remember him for the fact that his alarm clock did not work and I overslept my “good” train in India. I had to buy new tickets and go to the local "reserved seat", where I got the middle one out of three floors of shelves. A very large Indian man was lying on top, who from all the cracks gave out various sounds and smells, and jumping off the shelf, I stepped on a rat.
  • Tactile and visually, the XPERIA 5 is gorgeous. You want to hold a smartphone in your hands. And its appearance evokes a sense of harmony. And all the menus are rendered by Sony with love and style. Love it.
  • The fingerprint scanner is located on the right side. I take the phone with my left hand, so I have to use my index or middle finger to unlock. And it would be most convenient to use the thumb.
  • The smartphone does not have face unlock! Unexpected, but safe.
  • Bluetooth allows you to connect two pairs of headphones at the same time, but only one pair will play. If you click on another Play button, it will start playing, and the first one will stop.
  • The smartphone flies. Well, what did you want from Snapdragon 855?
  • XPERIA 5 has sensors on the side of the screen. They can be used for more convenient one-hand operation. Cool idea!
  • Shooting with "Hollywood filters" in the proprietary Cinema Pro application is a theme. When I saw it at the presentation, I decided that it was pampering. But a really interesting thing, although this is for shooting something meaningful, and not from the series “Here I climbed a mountain, I drive my smartphone left and right.”
  • The smartphone is super compact, can be operated with one hand, but it still has a one-handed mode.
  • There are only two pre-installed third-party applications on the smartphone that cannot be removed, in addition to Google services, but can be disabled. Your eyes are going to pop out now! This is Asphalt 9 and the Fortnite installer. It's something. You can remove the proprietary news application, you can remove Yandex. Asphalt 9 is impossible. That's Sony's sense of humor.
  • Smartphone screen is designed to watch Netflix on it. I even wanted a TV from Sony, so that the same thing, but not 6.1, but 55 inches. The smartphone sounds great too. Just very good. Just 5 points for this item.
  • Sony's night shots are very good. And the application also has technology from large cameras, when the smartphone catches the eye in focus.
  • XPERIA UI is very clean and concise. Nice to use.
  • Can Sony be considered for purchase? If you need a compact flagship, then yes. With a 6.1-inch screen, the smartphone is only 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm.

Conclusion

In the comments, I urge you to tell what headphones you use. Model, price, pros, cons. I think this information will be useful to everyone!