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Sony WF-1000XB Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black - Refurbished £66.99 at eBay Argos
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Sony WF-1000XB Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black - Refurbished £66.99 at eBay Argos

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Posted 19th AugEdited by:"benhornsby1999"

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This item is a professionally refurbished, A-Grade, Argos Manager Special - our top grade of refurbished item!

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Argos ebay must be having a clear out! Purchased the Samsung Gear 3 Frontier watch earlier. This is great for us!
I bought these from Argos a few months back and they were refurbished by Sony sealed box with all new accessories.

Absolute bargain!
71132419/08/2019 18:09

I bought these from Argos a few months back and they were refurbished by …I bought these from Argos a few months back and they were refurbished by Sony sealed box with all new accessories.Absolute bargain!


Does the charging case require batteries? It states on the argos description "Batteries required 2 x rechargeable battery (included)".
Very tempting,
This is the predecessor to the soon to be released WF-1000XM3 (RRP is £220). Apparently has tip-top noise cancelling with scenario auto-detection choosing the level of noise cancellation.


Argos are selling the Sony WF-1000XB brand new for £119.99 (down from £179.99) as a clearance item.
mastermjr2004119/08/2019 18:12

Does the charging case require batteries? It states on the argos …Does the charging case require batteries? It states on the argos description "Batteries required 2 x rechargeable battery (included)".


No it's a rechargable case.
TopTrump19/08/2019 18:15

This is the predecessor to the soon to be released WF-1000XM3 (RRP is …This is the predecessor to the soon to be released WF-1000XM3 (RRP is £220). Apparently has tip-top noise cancelling with scenario auto-detection choosing the level of noise cancellation.Argos are selling the Sony WF-1000XB brand new for £119.99 (down from £179.99) as a clearance item.


Apparently the battery life leaves a lot to be desired.... other than that all other features sounds good.
71132419/08/2019 18:17

No it's a rechargable case.


lol so why does it mention it requires batteries?
TopTrump19/08/2019 18:15

This is the predecessor to the soon to be released WF-1000XM3 (RRP is …This is the predecessor to the soon to be released WF-1000XM3 (RRP is £220). Apparently has tip-top noise cancelling with scenario auto-detection choosing the level of noise cancellation.Argos are selling the Sony WF-1000XB brand new for £119.99 (down from £179.99) as a clearance item.


As I mentioned earlier, these are manufacturer refurbished and are sealed with new accessories. You wouldn't know they were refurbished if there wasn't a sticker on the box.
mastermjr2004119/08/2019 18:18

Apparently the battery life leaves a lot to be desired.... other than that …Apparently the battery life leaves a lot to be desired.... other than that all other features sounds good.


The battery life on the older gen product you mean is dire?
TopTrump19/08/2019 18:19

The battery life on the older gen product you mean is dire?


yes, sorry I meant this current deal and not the newer model.
mastermjr2004119/08/2019 18:18

lol so why does it mention it requires batteries?


God knows, but I promise you they don't!
Edited by: "711324" 19th Aug
71132419/08/2019 18:19

As I mentioned earlier, these are manufacturer refurbished and are sealed …As I mentioned earlier, these are manufacturer refurbished and are sealed with new accessories. You wouldn't know they were refurbished if there wasn't a sticker on the box.


As I didn't mention earlier - didn't make a comment on the condition of the item.
Just pointing out that the newer model is generally pushing the WF-1000XB to a lower price, the fact it's reconditioned means they've considered halving the price this product would normally be available on the high street.
71132419/08/2019 18:21

God knows, but I promise you they don't!


Thanks for clarifying. I am tempted to buy these, but the battery life is what is holding me back from buying as I have the samsung galaxy buds which I get 6 hours out of.
TopTrump19/08/2019 18:23

As I didn't mention earlier - didn't make a comment on the condition of …As I didn't mention earlier - didn't make a comment on the condition of the item. Just pointing out that the newer model is generally pushing the WF-1000XB to a lower price, the fact it's reconditioned means they've considered halving the price this product would normally be available on the high street.


Apologies I wasn't calling you out.

I should have mentioned that it's not worth paying the extra for the brand new version ( not the new model) from Argos as they are packaged as new.

It would be £50 wasted imo.
Edited by: "711324" 19th Aug
mastermjr2004119/08/2019 18:20

yes, sorry I meant this current deal and not the newer model.


So it's a case of do I spend £70 thinking it's a bargain because I've saved £110 due to the fact it's been reconditioned and last year's model. Or do I skip it and get the very latest and shiniest model for £220?

The whole reason these things should even be entertained is do they truly replace a wired version. Seems the new model truly can.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 19th Aug
71132419/08/2019 18:25

Apologies I wasn't calling you out. I should have mentioned that it's not …Apologies I wasn't calling you out. I should have mentioned that it's not worth paying the extra for the brand new version ( not the new model) from Argos as they are packaged as new.It would be £50 wasted imo.


No worries.
TopTrump19/08/2019 18:26

So it's a case of do I spend £70 thinking it's a bargain because I've …So it's a case of do I spend £70 thinking it's a bargain because I've saved £110 due to the fact it's been reconditioned and last year's model. Or do I skip it and get the very latest and shiniest model for £220?The whole reason these things should even be entertained is do they truly replace a wired version. Seems the new model truly can.


The noise cancelling is not great on these, but the battery life is usable for me.

I was tempted by the new version as am a big fan of Sony's sound but couldn't justify the price difference.

These do sound very good too which is the ultimate purpose of earphones.
Do these include free earwax? 😁
71132419/08/2019 18:31

The noise cancelling is not great on these, but the battery life is usable …The noise cancelling is not great on these, but the battery life is usable for me.I was tempted by the new version as am a big fan of Sony's sound but couldn't justify the price difference.These do sound very good too which is the ultimate purpose of earphones.


I guess. But if they're in the charging box more time than they are in yer lugholes, s'not much use when they're off.

Last few years there's been some really outstanding tech being released.
Miss the slow-motion pace of the 70's/80's/90's where you at least had a chance to breathe before you would have the chance to digest what was going on, make a decision and manage to get some real usage out of it before being convinced you had to buy the next latest thing.
Apt x support?
Hot for the price and esspecially for the warranty. This is how much branded earbuds should cost, not 10 more than the generic ones.

Update: not so hot for OOS but I can't take my hot vote away:)
Edited by: "sheffield788" 19th Aug
Out of stock.
Not sure if the WF-1000XB and WF-1000X are significantly different or just a model variation, but from my experience the WF-1000X can have serious connectivity problems if you are unlucky in your area/on your commute/your head interferes with the signal between earphones in use.

Since these are based on the slightly older Bluetooth 4.1 standard, 1 earphone is the 'Master', connecting to the smartphone, and the other is the 'Slave', connecting to the master earphone. It's this secondary bluetooth connection between Master-Slave that can have interference in the form of cutouts/desync which can be extremely annoying/distracting. You can opt to reduce the audio quality to *improve* the connection stability, but I've still occasionally had issues when turning my head (crossing the street), and walking along busy streets with significant wireless interference (e.g. other bluetooth headsets).

Battery life is fairly short compared to some of the current gen earbuds available. A quick 5/10 minutes in the container can give you an extra 30+ minutes which is handy, but even short haul flights will be too long to wear these for the entire journey if you are planning on using the ANC.

ANC is great *if* you get a solid fit with the supplied earbud tips,. Loose fitting earbud tips can ruin the sound quality and ANC effectiveness. I ended up using foam earbuds which had a major effect on the bass response and sound isolation, but the fit is never perfect and the tips can slide off the earbuds and occasionally get stuck in your ear if you aren't careful!

Another thing that is omitted from many reviews is the constant LED blue 'blip' flash from the earbuds whilst in use. If you pause occasionally, if there's a cutout, and just to remind you they are still 'on', these will flash intermittently whilst in use. You won't alwys see the flashes from the corner of your eye but people around you may do, and there isn't a decent way to hide/shield this without potentially reducing the effectiveness of the antennas and already fragile signal if covering with some electrical tape. It will also look tacky. Maybe a Sharpie would help but once again detracts from the visuals and you might end up with Sharpie marks on your face.

I got these when they were refurbs from Sony directly, for about £95+. Good price at the time but theres been a huge increase in the qualiy of the competition in the past year and I no longer think this is a worthwhile purchase unless you can live with all the caveats above, because the ANC on this is excellent and the audio quality with a good fit is fantastic, almost as good as more expensive cabled earbuds (Shure SE215-esque models).

Note: No aptX, even if you try to override it via the developer options menu in Android.


Note 2: The new model of these (WF-1000XM3) use Bluetooth 5.0 so the cutout problem is essentially eradicated as I think each earbud connects wirelessly directly to the smartphone. Battery life is also better as far as I'm aware too.
Edited by: "dodgyc" 19th Aug
I have these which I purchased in April through Amazon for 59 quid. Initially had the intermittent cut out problems but overcome this by turning off the noise cancelling which was pretty ineffective. Sound quality is excellent and well worth purchasing at this price.
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