CES 2018: Sony announces new range of wireless earbuds, headphones and portable speakers

By: Parth Pundir, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

The major announcement comes with the Song WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 wireless noise-cancelling earphones

Sony has announced a slew of new audio products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. The major announcement comes with the Song WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 wireless noise-cancelling earphones, which will be available with a price tag of $179.99 (approx Rs. 11,450), $149.99 (approx Rs. 9,540) and $79.99(approx Rs 5,102) respectively.


Other than this, the company has showcased the MDR-1AM2 headphones and range of Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers, including the SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21. The Sony MDR-1AM2 is priced at $299.99 (approx Rs. 19,100), while the SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 will sell for $249.99 ( approx Rs. 15,900), $149.99 (approx Rs. 9,540), and $99.99 (approx Rs. 6,360), respectively.


Starting with the Song WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 earphone, company claim to design for stronger battery life with IPX4 water and dust rating. Similar to the Apple AirPod and Samsung Gear IconX the Sony WF-SP700Z is truly wireless earbuds, while the Sony WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 are neck earbuds.



Available in the pink, yellow, black, and white colour variants the WF-SP700N promised to offer strong bass and battery life up to three hours. Similar to AirPods it also comes with a one-touch open case that charges earbuds up to 9 hours. The WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 neckband-style which offers better battery life comparing to the WF-SP700N.


Moving to the MDR-1AM2 headphones and Extra Bass SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 Bluetooth speakers. The headset features a  40mm HD driver unit which can deliver up to 100 kHz frequencies playback. It comes with silver-coated oxygen-free copper to support high-frequency ranges and reduce instances of transmission signal loss for a better sound quality.


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Other than this, the new Extra Bass speaker lineup is focused on the Bass Quality of the speaker and comes with IP67 dust and water certification. Further, the series has a LIve Sound Mode to create a 3D audio experience and for better surround sound, one can pair up 100 speakers together.


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