Which Bluetooth headphones sound better

Which Bluetooth headphones sound better

The Sony WF-SP800N is one of the latest truly wireless headphones from Sony. These new Bluetooth headphones have active noise cancellation (ANC) and an IP55 rating. And the battery life isn’t bad either. Another pair of wireless headphones that have grabbed the spotlight since the start of this year is the Jabra Elite 75t. These headphones are valued for their sound quality and ease of pairing with other devices.

So which headphones should you buy? Should you trust the former game player – Sony? Do you prefer to go with the new player?

This is what we will explore in this article today, as we pit the Sony WF-SP800N against the Jabra Elite 75t and see which Bluetooth headphones sound better.

Let’s start. But before that,

Specifications that matter

PropertySony WF-SP800NJabra Elite 75t
PropertySony WF-SP800NJabra Elite 75t
In-ear headphonesYesYes
Touch controlsYesYes
Wing tips includedYesNo
USB-C chargingYesYes
IP indexIP55IP55
Battery life26 hours in total (9 hours with ANC + 9 hours independently)28 hours in total (7 hours autonomous)
Wireless chargingNoNo

Construction, comfort and design

Over the years, Bluetooth headphones have evolved to be both stylish and compact. Take the case of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus or the Jaybird Vista. However, the Sony SP800N seemed to have missed this record by several kilometers.

The SP800N is the opposite of the small and portable. The pair is bulky and the outer case sticks out of the ear and ends up giving an awkward look. Fortunately, the fit is perfect and comfortable, thanks to the wing tip and the angled silicone ear tips.

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On the upside, they have a premium look. Like many headphones, Sony ships two additional tips and three silicone tips with the case, and you’ll need to switch between them to get the optimal fit.

The good part is that once you’ve found the right cut, they go as well as a glove and refuse to move even when you run, jog or do an intensive workout. The wing tips help them stay in place no matter what.

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Due to the large footprint, the buds are also easy to put on. You get a larger area to hang on to. Hold them and turn them to adjust the fit. We have tested these buds on various training routines, and have not had a single bad experience yet. One of the most commendable things is that they stay in place even when the ears are all sweaty (yuck, I know).

It is further accentuated by the IP55 rating, which ensures that you can wear the headphones in light rain or drizzle without damaging them. Sony claims that you can rinse them under running water after workouts. Now it’s something.

The SP800N has touch buttons, and you can control various aspects of the headphones with them. From invoking Google Assistant or Siri to activating ANC on the fly, you can do a lot. Touchpads are responsive and respond to the smallest movements and this is a huge advantage. Press the touchpads to completely seal the sound (ANC) or let in ambient noise (Ambient Sound Control).

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Responsiveness can be a boon or a curse. A boon because you will not have the buds that rely on your ear canals when you change tracks or adjust the volume. But if you have long hair and frequently tuck your hair behind your ears, a light touch will cause a song skip.

Unlike Sony headphones, the Jabra Elite 75t is small and stylish. We received the Titanium Black variant, and the two-tone tone improved the general appearance of many folds. They easily fit into the ear canal with the outer body squeezing the ear cavity.

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The fit is snug, and we liked it the most. The earbuds hug your ear canal and stay still no matter how much you move. The best part is that you can wear them for a long time without visible discomfort or irritation. However, during strenuous exercise, the accumulation of sweat inside the buds causes the buds to loosen slightly.

Unlike the SP800N, the physical buttons in the Elite 75t bundle. Fortunately, they are flexible and do not get caught in the ear canal when pressed. The buttons are customizable and the actions can be assigned according to your preferences.

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Another big advantage is the sound insulation. When activated, you will not find ambient noise. All you have to do is find the right size of earmolds. For the record, Jabra offers three sets of advice.

Like its counterparts above, Jabra heads have an IP55 protection rating and can withstand the occasional splash of water and sweat.

Charging box

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Sony WF-SP800N is the size of the charging case. It is large and wide, and this feature makes it difficult to carry it in your hands or pockets, especially when running or jogging because it tends to come out of the pockets in a strange way.

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Interestingly, the magnets on the case are strong and the case closes securely. The matte material means no traces of dirty and oily fingerprints.

As you may have guessed, the Elite 75t comes in a compact charging case. The construction is solid and the magnets are stronger. You can purchase one of the protective cases if you want to buckle the charging case in your belt buckles or wrists.

Curiously, it is super easy to put the buttons in place in both cases.

Battery life and connectivity

Jabra headphones will get you around 7 hours, and the case will provide an additional 2.2 cycles, which puts the accumulated battery life of the Elite 75t at around 28 hours. And yes, these heads meet expectations.

The USB-C charging port brings home another cool feature: fast charging. A charging time of only 15 minutes will save you about one hour of reading time. Cool, I have to say.

The connection is transparent and we have not encountered any stuttering or delay with these. The association is simple and easy. And this is not the end of the story. The Elite 75t supports Bluetooth multipoint and can be paired with two devices at the same time.

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Finally, resetting the Jabra Elite 75t is easy. You needed to press and hold the left and right earphone button for about three seconds. It’s simple, see.

On the other hand, the SP800N offers you approximately 9 hours of battery with ANC, the case offering an additional cycle. This puts the total battery life at around 18 hours, which is around 10 hours less than its counterpart above. On the bright side, you will get a few more hours on the battery if you turn off the ANC.

Curiously, these Sony headphones do not support Bluetooth multipoint. At the same time, pushing the headphones into pairing mode is tricky. You will need to hold both touch pads for approximately 10 seconds. It is tricky and I have failed more than I would have liked.

Application features

Both heads have a companion app. While Sony Headphones Connect, Jabra is called Jabra Sound +.

The Sony Headphones app provides features such as equalization controls, button assignments, and the Sony 360 Audio spatial. The equalizer contains an interesting mix of presets, and you can choose the one that best suits your tastes. In addition, you can also choose to enable / disable active noise cancellation.

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Interestingly, the app can automatically change the noise isolation and noise cancellation settings based on your location. Known as adaptive sound control, this feature requires access to your location to operate. Once given. it will change the settings according to your location. The application is simple and straightforward, and after initial setup, it’s a breeze to use.

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When it comes to functionality, the Jabra Sound + is not far behind. It offers EQ functionality as well as Soundscapes and HearThrough functionality. There are six presets and you can also register your custom equalizer. HearThrough is one of the most important features of the app. While the buttons on the headphones allow you to turn this feature on and off, the app gives you granular control over or by allowing you to adjust the degree of transparency of the sound.

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You can also play with the button assignment actions and adjust them as needed. One of the underrated features is Soundscapes. The Jabra app brings together a bunch of nature-inspired sounds like pink noise and waterfall that you can play while working to help you focus better. In addition, they also mask the noise around you.


All of the above features go together if an audio accessory breaks down in the sound department. Fortunately, the Elite 75t and the SP800N do not disappoint here.

The Elite 675t delivers deep bass, which proves to be suitable for relaxed listening and intensive training. The sound is clear, crisp and pleasant to the ears. And the excellent sound insulation is the icing on the cake. Unless you want to be disturbed, you can just turn off the sound transparency features and get started.

Music streaming

The Active Noise Cancellation feature of Sony earphones manages to get rid of distraction or any unwanted noise. Once activated, it accompanies you to enjoy your favorite music without a lot of background noise. Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit, but you get the drift. However, the ANC on this Sony pair is no exception, especially compared to its predecessors.

Sony WF-SP800N offers clear sound with pronounced bass. As mentioned earlier, you can play with the output. If you want bass pumping, just go to Extra Bass, and that’s it.

Verdict: compact headphones

Although the Sony WF-SP800N manages to deliver a full-bodied sound experience and a feature-rich application, the large housing and bulky headphones failed to impress me. Yes, they do a better job of staying in your ears during workouts, but portability is an obstacle.

If you can compromise with the above, you will be satisfied with the overall sound output and the ANC experience.

On the other hand, the Jabra Elite 75t manages to tick all the right boxes, whether the sound service or the size and design. They produce an overall better sound and the excellent sound insulation blocks all the holes.

So should you spend $ 20 more on the Elite 75t? We say you should.


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Last updated Jul 14, 2020

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