Philips has launched the Fidelio T2 TWS earbuds that come with LDAC codec support, active noise cancellation and IPX4 rating for water resistance. Separately, Sony has debuted the NW-A306 Walkman digital audio player in India which also has LDAC codec support, 360 Reality Audio, and more.
Sony NW-A306 Walkman Price, Specs
The Sony NW-A306 Walkman is priced at Rs 25,990 in India, and is available in a single variant with 32GB internal storage. The company has announced that the audio player will be available for purchase on Headphone Zone, Sony Center stores, major electronic stores, and e-commerce portals across the country.
As for the specs, you get a 3.6-inch HD (1280×720-pixel) TFT colour display and a customisable home screen and primary wired connectivity through a 3.5mm stereo audio jack for wide compatibility with wired headphones and earphones. Next, it features Edge-AI, updated Digital Sound Enhancement Engine Ultimate, MQA certification, Bluetooth 5 with LDAC codec support, 360 Reality Audio, and more.
It can offer up to 36 hours of battery life with 128kbps MP3 files, up to 32 hours with FLAC Hi-Res Audio playback, and up to 26 hours when using apps to stream music directly on the device. The NW-A306 has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers. The device has 32GB of integrated memory, which is expandable with a microSD card.
Apart from the LDAC Bluetooth codec, you get support for Qualcomm aptX HD, Qualcomm aptX, AAC and SBC Bluetooth codecs. The Sony NW-A306 runs on Android 12, and also has Wi-Fi connectivity. Lastly, the device sports S-Master HX digital amp technology on the new which is compatible with its native DSD format and is said to reduce distortion and noise.
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Philips Fidelio T2 TWS Specifications
Philips has launched its Fidelio T2 TWS earbuds with Sony’s LDAC codec support, that allows for the transmission of high-resolution audio content with a maximum bit rate of 990kbps. It also features active noise reduction (ANC) technology which uses bone conduction to reduce wind noise.
The buds get an IPX4 rating and are equipped with three microphones per ear for clearer calls. The Philips Fidelio T2 TWS buds are expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2023 and the company is yet to announce the retail price.