Mar 312014

This wireless sound gadget can be used in conjunction with e.g. your computer devices or your iPhone for instance, making it possible to watch the movies you made (e.g. that you transferred to your iPad or Android device with your Wifi enabled camera). Maybe you will be interested in reading about this device only because you intend to go running listening to your favorite mp3 music.

Anyway, IMO this Sony Bluetooth® Wireless Sports Headset MDR-AS700BT is good enough to catch your attention.



The Sony Bluetooth® Wireless Sports Headset MDR-AS700BT is sold in a terribly annoying packaging. You can either choose to destructively rip it apart – or if you are more inclined to save the bundle e.g. for later resale you will have to fumble quite a long time to free your new headset of its plastic and cardboard prison. Once you get hold of the Quick Start Guide there is no stopping you. It is all you need to get to grips with the new device. Now you only need to charge the 3.7 V built-in lithium battery (for about 1.5 hours) via the included micro-USB cable and you are ready to go.


So here is what I liked and disliked about the new gadget:

+ handling easy to comprehend (using the Quick Start Guide)

+ crisp sound – a little “bass-y” but not too much (frequency response 2.4GHz band i.e. 2.4000GHz-2.4835GHz)

+ water resistant makes it a perfect companion for outdoor sports

+ good Bluetooth® connectivity (tested on iPhone)

+ remote control on earpiece works flawlessly

+ long lasting battery life (up to 9 hours of listening)

– comparably steep Price (street price around $ 75/ € 90)

– quite uncomfortable (IMO) plastic neck band (or let me call it a bracket) that is positioned over or rather behind the ears and behind the head

– permanently blinking LED on one earpiece is annoying in dark surroundings (I taped mine and this way got rid of the distraction)

– no plug adapter supplied to charge via wall socket

– fumbly packaging


Final Word

This Sony Bluetooth® Wireless Sports Headset MDR-AS700BT is a fun gadget you can take with you running or use e.g. when you want to watch movies streamed from your iPad or other gear. The sound is wonderful considering this is a wireless device. Do not expect anything beyond that though. If you can live with a little discomfort around the ears (and maybe you will not even face this problem), this headset is a winner and can be highly recommended.

Need any more infos? Just go to a Sony site here and get all the technical data you need.

  2 Responses to “Quick Review: Sony Bluetooth® Wireless Sports Headset MDR-AS700BT”

  1. Did you try it while running our working out ?

  2. I use it regularly when running. Works fine but you do have to get used to the fit around the ears.

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