The Sony WF-C500 true wireless earphones have features like a comfortable fit and support for immersive 360 Reality Audio, but they’re not exactly a cheap gift at $100. For today only, however, you can get a pair for $58, a 42 percent discount.
Although the WF-C500 is at the bottom of Sony’s true wireless earphone series, it nonetheless offers a robust set of features. The smaller size, IPX4 moisture rating, and more secure fit, all adopted from the high-end WF-1000XM4 model, improve comfort over earlier generations. It also includes Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, which restores detail lost during Bluetooth compression.
If you have a compatible plan on Amazon Music HD, Tidal HiFi, and other services, it also supports Sony’s 360 Reality Audio. Without a phone, you can manage music, adjust volume, take calls, and activate a voice assistant using on-board controls. On a single charge, it provides up to 10 hours of listening time, and a quick charge feature allows you to get another hour in only ten minutes. The biggest disadvantage is the lack of active noise cancellation (ANC), which is standard on earbuds at this price point.
If you still want ANC, Sony’s premium wireless earphones and headphones are still on sale. The WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones with ANC are on sale for $248, which is $100 off the standard price. Meanwhile, the WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds are currently available for $248, a discount of $32. All of those discounts are only available for a limited time, so if you need a last-minute Christmas present, you should act quickly.