Sony WF-C700N leaks as new budget earbuds with ANC support
According to reports by The Walkman Blog, Sony is set to replace the WF-C500, a pair of affordable earbuds that debuted in 2021. The new model, known as the WF-C700N, was seen months ago by its model number, YY2968. However, new certifications suggest that Sony is finally close to releasing the earbuds.
As its name suggests, the WF-C700N should offer Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), a feature that Sony omitted from the WF-C500. Additionally, the Bluetooth SIG confirms that the earbuds will support Bluetooth 5.2, up from Bluetooth 5.0 with the WF-C500. It is unclear which Bluetooth codecs will be available though; Sony limited the WF-C500 to only AAC and SBC codecs rather than its higher resolution LDAC alternative.
Incidentally, a leaked schematic implies that the WF-C700N will closely resemble its predecessor, which will continue with its black, green, violet and white colourways. Moreover, the earbuds may only match the 10-hour runtimes of the WF-C500 rather than making any improvements in this regard. Pricing and availability are unknown at this stage, but the FCC's documentation puts its release date sometime this spring.
Bluetooth SIG via The Walkman Blog (1) (2)