These Sony True Wireless earbuds are brilliant value at £59

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Sony is synonymous with high quality earbuds and headphones. Its top-selling noise cancelling models — the in-ear WF-1000XM4 (£229) and over ear WH-1000XM4 (£279) — have won more awards than Meryl Streep.  

The good news is you don’t have to dig deep to own a pair of wireless Sony cans: its True Wireless WF-C500 in-ears can be had for £59 at John Lewis.

Sharing much of the lauded DNA found higher up the range, these light-weight (just 5.4g apiece) wire-free buds adopt the familiar dot shape, and are IPX4 water resistant. 

Buy it: Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones | £59 from John Lewis

£59 at John lewis

They boast an impressive battery life too, aided by up to date Bluetooth v5.0 support. 

When fully charged, the WF-C500 can deliver upwards of 9-10 hours playtime, and there’s another ten hours stored in their small lozenge-shaped charging case. If you’re in a rush, a quick ten minute top up will give around 60 minutes of music on the go.

Adding more sonic refinement than the price tag might suggest, the WF-C500 also feature Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) which effectively upscales lossy low resolution music streams, giving the small 5.8mm neodymium full-range drivers more to work with, resulting in a higher-fidelity listening experience.

Sony true wireless headphones offer 10 hours of power, while the handy charging case provides an extra 10 hours. (John Lewis)
Sony true wireless headphones offer 10 hours of power, while the handy charging case provides an extra 10 hours. (John Lewis)

£59 at John Lewis

You can further fine tune sound quality using the EQ setting on Sony’s partnering headphone app. 

The WF-C500 may lack noise cancelling technology, but they come with hybrid silicone rubber eartips in small, medium and large sizes, to ensure a nice, snug fit with natural isolation.   

The WF-C500 will also work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants, so you can ask for a news and weather update when out and about.

John Lewis buyers like what they hear. The WF-C500 are rated 4.7 out of 5, with buyers praising their audio performance and comfortable fit. 

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