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Sony announces 2018 headphone and speaker lineup, debuts truly wireless headphones

Sony announces 2018 headphone and speaker lineup, debuts truly wireless headphones”

Sony India today launched the SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 EXTRA BASS wireless speakers.

The key product is the WF-SP700N, Sony's truly wireless digital noise cancelling headphones. All the new headphones support Google Assistant/Siri, feature NFC and have have Bluetooth connectivity. All the three speakers come with IP67 rating and can be purchasd in up to four colors. Out of these, the WF-SP700N is the world's first wireless splash-proof headphones with noise cancellation. These speakers have a 24 hour battery life and upto 100 speakers can be connected to create Wireless Party Chain via Bluetooth.

In addition to WF-SP700N, Sony is also introducing two standard wireless in-ear models in the form of WI-SP600N and WI-SP500. The SP600N comprises of noise cancelation, IPX4 certification for waterproofing, and six hours of claimed battery life.

Sony is pricing the WF-SP700N at Rs 12,990, and it will be available in black and yellow color from May 15, 2018. WI-C300, WH-CH400 and WH-CH500 One common feature among these three audio products is that they are compatible with Google assistant on a press of a button. The speakers as well as the headphones will be available across all Sony Center and major electronic stores in India. The WH-CH500 and WH-CH400 are over-the-ear wireless headphones that offer up to 20 hours of battery life and are priced at Rs. 4,990 and Rs. 3,790 respectively.

The company had released three new speakers alongside the new headphones- SRS-XB21, XB31 and XB41. The WI-SP600N is priced at Rs 9,990, and will also be available from May 15 in black.

In the affordable range, the WH-CH300 is priced at Rs 2,990, the WH-CH500 is priced at Rs 4,990 and the WH-CH400 is priced at Rs 3,790. These speakers are equipped with multi-colour line lights and focus on bass-heavy music and their "Party Booster" mode is said to enhance the beats by detecting tapping from 5 different directions curtesy its built-in accelerometer that generates a sound and lighting reaction.

The WI-SP 500 has a neckband style design, a claimed battery life of 8 hours, and comes with 13.5mm open drivers for a clear, ambient sound.



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