Sony has introduced two new wireless headphones, the WF-XB700 ($130) featuring Sony’s ‘extra bass’ technology (pictured above), and the noise canceling WH-CH710N ($200) with dual microphones.
“We are proud to deliver Sony’s latest audio innovations, created with our great customers in mind,” said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. “These new models offer more ways to enjoy Sony’s EXTRA BASS and best-in-class noise cancelation, which can help users reduce the distractions of loud ambient noise, both in their homes and outdoors.”
Sony says the WF-XB700 headphones “create precise, punchy rhythms” and maintain vocal clarity for a well-rounded listening experience. They include Bluetooth removing the need for wired connections while an ‘Ergonomic Tri-hold’ structure enables a comfortable fit. The charging case supports 18 hours of listening while 10 minutes of quick charging provides 60 minutes of music playback, as well as an IPX4 rating for water resistance with protection against splashes and sweat.
The WH-CH710N has noise canceling tech primed for long-haul flights or commutes, and the inbuilt AI analyses environmental ambient sound components while selecting the most effective mode for a user’s surroundings. Dual microphones feeding forwards and backwards mean the WH-CH710N headphones should catch more ambient sounds. Near Field Communication (NFC) allows streaming with one touch and a Li-ion battery achieves 35 hours of audio on one charge. The WH-CH710N phones also carry the same 60-minute playback feature from 10 minutes of quick charge.
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