The Sony WF-SP800N is a convincing pair of wireless headphones. They are sturdy and can stand the test of time. In addition, the IP55 rating protects them from perspiration and humidity, regardless of the perspiration in the gym. At the same time, they are one of the most versatile headphones. You can pair them with your PC or MacBook Pro as easily as you pair them with your Android smartphone.
If you are having trouble pairing the Sony WF-SP800N Wireless Headphones to your Laptop, iPhone or MacBook, don’t worry, the following tutorial will have you done in no time.
So, without further ado, let’s get started. But first,
How to pair the Sony WF-SP800N with your Windows PC or desktop
The pairing process for most headphones is straightforward and straightforward. However, things can get a little tricky at times, especially now that most devices have softkeys and don’t have a physical reset button.
Here are the steps to connect your Sony WF-SP800N to your Windows PC
Step 1: First of all, you will need to reset the buds if you haven’t already. To do this, open the headphone case and press the touchpad on the left earbud for about 10 seconds until the red light flashes. Do the same for the correct bud.
Once both buttons are reset, place them over your ears.
2nd step: Meanwhile, press the Windows key and press together on your Windows 10 PC to enter the Settings page. Next, head to Devices> Bluetooth and other devices.
Click Add Bluetooth or other devices> Bluetooth to start the scan.
Step 3: The WF-SP800N will indicate if they are within pairing range. Tap on it to select it and start the pairing process. And that’s about it.
Your headphones should connect after this. Whether it’s a podcast or the new Netflix mystery, all you have to do is play it and enjoy the audio without any distractions.
The only problem with connecting the Sony WF-SP800N to a Windows PC or desktop is that you cannot access all the features of the headphones.
Professional advice: If your PC’s Bluetooth card supports Microsoft’s Swift Pair, you can also check it to facilitate your future pairing processes.
To unpair, go to the same Bluetooth menu. The WF-SP800N will be listed under Audio devices. You just need to click to select it and select Disconnect and Delete.
How to pair the Sony WF-SP800N with the iPhone
Step 1: On your iPhone, download and install the Sony Headphones Connect app.
2nd step: Reset your WF-SP800N headphones by following step 1 of the above process. When done, tap the More icon of the Headphones Connect app in the lower right corner to add new devices.
Tap Next, then place the headphones in your ears.
Once the headphones detect your ears, they will appear in the list of accessories as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3: Select it to complete the pairing and connection process. Press OK when finished.
The Headphones Connect app will also give you the option to select a backup file if you have one. If you don’t have a backup, take one.
Once completed, the Sony app will offer you a multitude of functions to modify and you can turn them on / off according to your preferences. From fine-tuning the equalizer to your liking to setting up the ambient sound, there is a lot you can do (more on that later).
How to pair the Sony WF-SP800N with Mac
Fortunately, pairing the WF-SP800N with your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is an easy process, just like connecting to a Windows PC.
Step 1: Again, you will need to make sure the headphones are reset before you begin the pairing process.
2nd step: Then open the Action Center on your Mac and select Bluetooth from the menu. Just make sure the buttons are held near the Mac.
There you will see all the previously paired devices. Click Bluetooth Preferences.
This will start the scan and shortly after you will see the option for WF-SP800N. Tap Connect.
That’s it. Simple, right?
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Bonus: 3 best sound tuning tips for the Sony WF-SP800N
1. Add custom EQ settings
The WF-SP800N gives you the ability to choose from a total of 9 sound presets. And if you’re not happy with the out-of-the-box presets, you can create your own as well.
To do this, go to the Equalizer option under Sound. Next, slide your finger across the equalizer options until you see the options for Custom 1 and Custom 2.
Select one of them and hit the Settings cog to play around with the EQ bars, and that’s about it. The settings will be saved automatically.
2. Priority to sound quality
Do you want the best sound quality from your WF-SP800N? If so, it’s time for you to visit the sound quality mode under the Sound tab.
All you need to do is select Priority on sound quality in the default connection setting.
3. Change the touch settings
By default, the WF-SP800N allows you to change or modify the ambient sound settings when you press the left earbud and change the playback when you press on the right.
Interestingly, you can customize the actions of the touchpad to suit your preferences. To do this, head over to the System tab and tap the little cog icon to the right.
Then select the preferred control from the list and press Done. The same goes for the right ear.
I prefer to have the playback controls on my left side and the volume control on the right. And you?
Cancel outside noise
The best part about the Sony WF-SP800N headphones is that they easily block out any external noise. Or, if you want to stay aware of your surroundings, you can simply turn on ambient noise control. Win-win, I would say?
Another setting you might want to try is the automatic location settings. This changes the headset settings depending on where you are. Cool, right?
Does your PC not have a Bluetooth card? If so, here are some of the best Bluetooth adapters for your PC that you can buy for a seamless headphone connection.
Last updated Jan 1, 2021
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