All tech giants across the globe are presently engaged in dismissing away the hassles of wires and cables. Post the launch of Apple’s Airpods, there has been an enormous craze for wireless technology among the consumer market. Sony is one of these tech giants, striving towards equipping its devices with wireless technology. The Japanese conglomerate as of today showed off a prototype for its tiny wireless in-ear buds at a CES press event.
Along with the earbuds prototype, Sony also revealed some of its upgraded headphones and speakers too. Launched back in September, the Sony MDR-1000X high-end wireless noise-cancelling headphones have been added with Extra Bass line. Also, neck-anchored wireless headphones were also put on display by Sony. These headphones were quite similar to LG’s Tone Studio wearable speakers unveiled just recently.
Further, two new wireless models, the MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 have also been summed up with noise-cancelling tech on the N1. Both of them function on Bluetooth pairing alongside NFC with AptX and AAC for a better connectivity. These new models offer 18 hours of music and can be connected to Sony Headphones Connect app. Through the app one can easily adjust the listening environment along with the bass level.
The prototype for the earbuds was displayed in two colour variants namely Black and Brown along with the charging cases for the same. The company is currently keeping quiet on the release date and pricing details for the upcoming earbuds but plans to edge past the competitors already present in the market. Samsung is also planning to release a pair of wireless earbuds alongside the Galaxy S8 in April.
Sony is expecting to grab a share fo the huge revenues in the market with these little earbuds as their Xperia Ear didn’t succeed much. These earphones are predicted to have Bluetooth for connectivity and will be compatible with major smartphone and wearable brands. Wireless charging has also been a buzz these days, though Sony has no plans to equip its devices with the said technology as of now.
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