Sony brought to Las Vegas at the CES 2018 an entire scattering of musical novelties. Among the presented devices are wireless headphones for sports fans, MDR-1AM2 headphones, which replaced the popular MDR-1A model, and three portable columns of the Extra Bass series. Details on all new items read further.
The WF-SP700N is a fully wireless headset that combines digital noise reduction for the first time, eliminating ambient noise to focus on exercises, and IPX4 splash protection. The noise reduction technology from Sony allows you to fully concentrate on the training in the hall, avoiding extraneous noise. When practicing outdoors, the Ambient Sound mode is useful, allowing you to hear important ambient sounds.
The WF-SP700N can be connected to the cover with one touch using NFC technology. In the proprietary mobile application Sony Headphones Connect, the Quick Sound Settings function is available, allowing you to save and use your favourite equalizer and noise reduction settings. To do this, just press the button on the headphone cabinet twice. With the update will appear support for Google Assistant.
The wireless headphones WI-SP600N have the same technology of digital noise reduction and splash protection as in the WF-SP700N. The battery life reaches 6 hours. Two compact earphones are connected together by a neck rim. Ergonomic fixing arms provide a flexible fit and secure fixation in the ear.
In the WI-SP500 model with IPX4 protection class, open-type loudspeakers are used to recognize ambient sounds. NFC technology allows you to connect headphones to your smartphone with one touch. The battery life from full charge is about 8 hours. After training, just insert the headphones into the carrying case. The device is equipped with ergonomic inserts of special design with rubber recesses.
The MDR-1AM2 headphones are based on the popular MDR-1A model of 2014. In addition to the standard functions for playing music with high resolution, they support frequencies up to 100 kHz. The device has new 40-mm speakers. The membranes are coated with a liquid crystal polymer. The design of the grid is based on the Fibonacci sequence, and the connecting cable is made of oxygen-free copper for minimal signal loss. Another feature of this model is an additional 4.4 mm cable for balanced connection in addition to the standard 3.5 mm cable.
In comparison with the previous model the novelty has become easier, which allows you to enjoy music longer without discomfort. Synthetic leather earrings are made with elastic polyurethane foam for greater convenience.
Extra Bass Speakers
The new columns of the Extra Bass series create a three-dimensional sound. This effect is achieved through the use of high-quality digital signal processing processor and tilted speakers, creating a realistic sound of Live Sound. In this mode, the sound will propagate both vertically and horizontally. In addition, the speakers produce a powerful bass and are suitable for playing such music styles as EDM, grime and hip-hop. Columns will be produced in a fabric finish of five colors. If necessary, they can be washed, as the devices are protected from water and dust according to the IP67 standard.
The new function of Party Booster allows you to use the column as a musical instrument. The built-in accelerometer makes it possible to distinguish beating the rhythm along a column from five different sides. In response to the tapping, the column will make sounds and create a light guide. In the XB41 model, linear color music and a strobe mode are provided. The backlight will adapt to the rhythms of the music being played. Model SRS-XB31 supports the mode of linear color and strobe, and SRS-XB21 – only the mode of linear color music.
The new function of the Wireless Party Chain allows you to combine up to 100 compatible Sony speakers (SRS-XB41 / 31/21) into the system, achieving surround sound over a large area. The speakers are synchronized over the wireless channel, and they can be easily transferred to any point. From a single charge, gadgets can play up to 24 hours.
The cost and launch date of sales of new products will be announced later.