Sony launches Wireless WF-1000X Earphones At IFA 2017
USD 199 (Rs 12,700 approx.)
4.06 x 1.68 x 0.96 inch
Max. 3 hrs with Noise Cancellation On
Adaptive Sound Control
Sony has launched a pair of wireless earbuds at the IFA 2017 in Berlin along with the Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and the Google Assistant powered smart speakers.
The Sony WF-1000X has a 3-hour battery back up and cost USD 199 (Rs 12,700 approx.). The earbuds weigh at 7 grams without the charging case and about 70 grams with the case. The earbuds connect to an audio source via Bluetooth 4.1. The Sony earbuds also feature NFC and a Noise Canceling switch button. The charging case takes 3 hours to charge with the earbuds in it. The earbuds automatically turn off when not in use, to prevent battery drain and feature Adaptive Sound which automatically detects your activity such as traveling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to you.
The smart sound feature allows you to switch between different modes to let ambient noise in order to keep listening to your music and also not miss out on important conversations or announcement. You can customise these modes via the Sony Headphones Connect app.
The Sony wireless earbuds are priced closer to the Apple AirPods at USD 199 than the B&O Beoplay E8 and even offer features such NFC and Noise Cancellation. As far as its availability in India goes, there is no official word on it and the price in India is also expected to be different than the global markets.