Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Headphones

Model: WFC500/B UPC: 027242922686 Item: 3542

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Small size, uncompromising sound

Discover the freedom of Bluetooth connectivity with the compact WF-C500 truly wireless earbuds, combining uncompromising sound with great battery life, personalization, and IPX4 water resistance for music that goes anywhere. 


  • DSEE™ restores high frequency sounds lost in compression
  • Up to 10hr battery life, total up to 20hr with charging case
  • Splash-proof and sweat-proof with an IPX4 rating
  • Easier, clearer hands-free calling
  • Small and light for a great fit and all-day wear
  • Ergonomic Surface Design conforms to most ear shapes
  • Fine-tune your sound using the Sony | Headphones Connect app
  • Optional use of one earbud only
  • Easy button operation to take control without your phone
  • Experience 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive experience

Ergonomic Surface Design

Since introducing the world’s first in-ear headphones in 1982 (MDR-E252), Sony has surveyed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. The WF-C500 headphones are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with a new ergonomic surface design for a more stable fit.

Customize your sound

With a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), high-frequency sound and fine fade-out sound are restored to the track for a more authentic listening experience. You can also tailor the music to your own taste using the EQ setting on the Sony | Headphones Connect app.

Make music more natural

When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to a track. Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.

Your sound, just how you like it

Tailor sound to your personal preference. Choose from a variety of presets to match sound quality with the genre of music you're listening to. Or create and save your own presets using the EQ Custom feature on the Sony?Headphones Connect app.

Listen for hours, charge in minutes

Enjoy up to 20 hours of listening thanks to the handing charging case. And if you need to top up in a hurry, 10-minute quick charging gives you up to an hour of extra playtime.

Splashes and sweat, no problem

With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won't stop these headphones - so you can keep on moving to the music.

One earbud, ideal for multitasking

If you want to listen to your music while still being able to have a conversation, remove one earbud only from the charging case and use it as normal.

Small and light, a great fit

Designed small, these buds fit securely and comfortably in your ears. The rounded shape without edges makes them a pleasure to wear, leaving you free to focus on what matters – your music.

Go anywhere, pocket-sized case

The cylindrical charging case is extremely small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so you can take your earbuds everywhere you go. Its translucent lid with a texture like frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel. 

Easy button operation

The buttons on the WF-C500 headphones not only let you play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access your smartphone’s voice assistant and make and receive calls hands-free. 



  • General - Headphones
    • Headphone Style: Truly Wireless
    • Headphone Type: Closed, dynamic
    • Driver Unit: 5.8 mm
    • Magnet: Neodymium
    • Weights (Approx.): 5.4 g x 2
    • Waterproof: IPX4
  • Charging Case
    • Number of Charge Cycle for Headphones: 1
    • Weight (g): Approx. 35 g
    • Dimensions: Approx. 3.15" x 1.38" x 1.22"
  • General Features (Microphone)
    • Unit of Microphone: MEMS
    • Direction of Microphone: Omni directional
  • General Features (Active Headphones)
    • Volume Control: Yes
    • DSEE: Yes
    • Batteries: Li-ion
    • Battery Charge Time (Buds): Approx. 2.5 hrs
    • Battery Charge Time (Charging Case): Approx. 3 hrs (USB charging)
    • Quick Charging (10 min charge/more than 60 min playback time): Yes
    • Playback time (Quick charging): 10 min charge, play up to approx. 1 hr
    • Battery Charge Method: USB Charge (with case)
    • Battery Life (continuous music playback time): Max. 10 hrs
    • Battery Life (continuous communication time): Max. 5 hrs
    • Battery Indicator (charge indication): Orange LED
    • Battery Indicator (working indication): Blue LED, Orange LED
    • Power Consumption: 1.9 W
  • Application
    • Music center: Yes
    • Headphones Connect: Yes
    • EQ Preset selection: Yes
    • EQ customize: Yes
  • HPC Supported Function (Setting)
    • Equalizer: Yes
    • Clear Bass: Yes
    • Now Playing: Yes
    • 360 Reality Audio Setting: Yes
    • Sound Quality Mode: Yes
    • DSEE: Yes
    • Notification & Voice Guide: Yes
    • Software Auto Download: Yes
  • HPC Supported Function (Indication)
    • Battery Level Indication: Yes
    • DSEE, DSEE HX, DDSEE Extreme status indication: Yes
    • Connected Codec Indication: Yes
    • Background Fill Corresponding to Headphone Color: Yes
  • HPC Supported Function (Others)
    • Firmware Updated: Yes
    • Upload set operation log: Yes
    • Easy Pairing: Yes
    • Power Off: Yes
    • Help based on headphone status: Yes
  • HPC Tutorial Content
    • Wearing the headphone: Yes
    • Changing the earbuds: Yes
    • Operating the Play Control Button: Yes
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth Technology: BLUETOOTH Specification Version 5.0
    • Power Output: BLUETOOTH Specification Power Class 1
    • Effective Range: 10m
    • Frequency Range: 2.4GHz band (2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)
    • Interface: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
    • Supported Audio Format(s): SBC, AAC
    • Supported Content Protection: SCMS-T
    • Frequency Range (A2DP): 20Hz-20,000Hz (44.1kHz sampling)
    • Multi-Pairing: Yes
    • Manual Pairing: Yes
    • Initial Automatic Pairing: Yes
    • Google Fast Pair: Yes
    • Headphones Connect Easy pairing: Yes
  • Voice Guidance
    • Initial Language: Yes
    • Voice guidance deactivation: English
    • Voice guidance language switching: Yes
    • Battery indicator (charge indication): Yes
    • Battery indicator (working indication): Yes
  • Voice Assist Function
    • Siri: Yes
    • Google Assistant: Yes
  • Call Function
    • HD Voice: Yes
    • Echo Cancellation: Yes
    • Noise Suppression: Yes
    • SideTone: Yes

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • WF-C500
  • Charging case
  • USB cable
  • Hybrid silicone rubber earbuds
  • Warranty card
  • Operating instructions
  • Reference guide


Customer Reviews for Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless In-Ear Headphones

4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Absolutely love these ...
Used these when out walking/running and they are sweat and water resistant. Has all the functions - playback, volume etc. Sound can be exactly how you want it. Ten hour battery life which is excellent, along with further in the case! Can set reminders. Lightweight and fit lovely in your ears. Overall, very happy with these.
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November 25, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Love the battery stamina!!
Just DSEE to auto it last the whole day more than 9+ hrs
November 23, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great budget earbuds
Comfortable to wear and don’t easily fall out. Excellent sound quality for a very cheap price.
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November 14, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Amazing for the price
I don't consider myself an audiophile and this is very much a regular person review so....I have always steered clear of the earbud type headphones as they normally fall out of my ears no matter what size buds I try, however, these were amazing. Fitted straight out of the box and stayed in no matter what I was doing around the house or outside (I'm not a gym goer though so cant comment on how they would fit during physical exercise). The sound quality was far superior to expectations and gave a full, rounded sound even outside.
For the price I wasn't expecting an all singing, all dancing, full of features product but I feel I certainly got more for my money than I was expecting. All in all - a great product for my needs. And I love that magnetic click when they fit back in their carrier case. Very satisfying.
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November 10, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Value for money.
I like it, easy to use, look good and Water proof.
November 9, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very Impressive Audio
Got this nifty little pair of earbuds yesterday and my first thought was: "They're 80 bucks I'm not expecting much." I've had a fair share with budget earbuds like these and never was I impressed in the audio quality or comfort. I came home, set these up, and played one of my favorite songs, and I was right, out of the box these are about average, but once I dedicated some time into custom EQing them, I was blown away by how good these could sound. If you are ever looking for a great pair of truly wireless earbuds and have 80 bucks lying around, you will not go wrong with this, if I could give them more than 5 stars I definitely would. Thank you, Sony!!!
November 8, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Sony WF-C500 Truly Wireless Headphones review
I have had these ear buds for a week now and am very pleased. They come a a very handy smart case, included a short charging cable, and 3 sizes if rubber in ear fittings as shown in the photo. The instructions are in pictorial design and also include QR codes for short instructional videos which I found very helpful. I'm not very technical and was a bit worried about setting them up. Connecting them to my android smart phone was much easier than I expected. It was also very easy to connect them to my ipod. The sound quality is excellent on both devices. When connected to my smart phone it is also easy to receive calls and once again the sound quality is excellent. I can highly recommend these earphones to anyone looking for ear buds.
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November 7, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sound experience.
I received the item on 27/10/21 and have used the headphones for a one hour walk and 40 minutes of cycling exercise most days since.
The initial charge took just 1 hour 28 minutes.
I have needed to top up charge just three times.
The sound quality has been excellent for both music and radio, mainly speech.
They ear pieces have been comfortable and stayed in place well during exercise.
My only caution for users is to be well prepared for removal, with the charger stable and open as the devices are small, a little fiddly and all too easily dropped. They would be hard to find in the dark.
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November 7, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great product
Had these ear pods for two weeks. Very impressive sound quality, easy to use, good battery life, recharge in its own case!
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November 7, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Impressive Quality
The ear buds come in a strong, durable plastic case that comfortably slides into your pocket.
I found charging to be very quick and particularly liked the orange glow that was visible through the lid whilst charging. Battery life was more than sufficient for my needs. The longest period I used them for was about 3 hours after which I popped them back in the case and the battery was topped up.
The strong magnets hold the earbuds securely in the case and avoid them being accidentally dropped when opening the case. Particularly useful at the gym.
Tried all the different sized ear tips and found the middle sized tip to be the most comfortable. They fit securely and never felt as though they were about to fall out. Ideal for exercising as opposed to the over the head headphones that can sometimes be difficult to keep in place when exercising on treadmills etc.
The Sony Headphone Connect app was very straightforward to download onto my iPhone and iPad by scanning the QR code found on the leaflet.
The push button controls on the ear buds were easy to use. The left ear controlling the volume - tap to increase and hold down to reduce volume. Tapping the right ear enabled the music to be paused. I was impressed by the volume range and even at high volume there was no distortion to the sound.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of sound on incoming telephone calls. The music was paused and the sound was exceptionally clear and the caller had no problem in hearing my voice through the microphone.
By accessing the app you can play around with the various sound adjustments to easily find the most pleasing for your individual requirements.
Overall I find it extremely difficult to criticize anything on the WF-C500 ear buds. They offer exceptional value for money.
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November 5, 2021
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