Sony India extends its Headphone and Speaker line-up for 2018

16 April, 2018, 14:56 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Sony SRS XB41

In a bid to solidify its position in the personal audio segment, Sony has unveiled its new lineup of audio products in India. In the top range, the WF-SP700N costs Rs 12,990, the WI-SP600N will set you back by Rs 9,990 and the WI-SP500 costs Rs 4,990.

A wireless design is important when wearing headphones on the go, keeping this in mind the company has designed the wireless noise cancelling headphones, WF-SP700N which is combined with digital noise cancelling technology and splash-proof design. The user can just turn on the Ambient Sound mode to stay aware of the surrounding sounds. The speaker lineup on the other hand, consists of three wireless speakers - SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21. They come with arc supporters and fit in a one-touch-open charging case that is said to charge the earphones in 1.5 hours that can last for approximately 3 hours. The SP700N is touted as world's first splash-proof wireless headphone with noise cancellation. It can be easily connected to your smartphone via NFC. The speakers as well as the headphones will be available across all Sony Center and major electronic stores in India.

All of these headphones come with Bluetooth connectivity, NFC and are optimized for use with Google Assistant. The assistant can help the user get things done, listen to music, hear the incoming messages, make calls and more. The WH-CH500 will be available from May 15, and is priced at Rs 4,990. With the launch of WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N, WI-SP500, WI-C300, WH-CH400 and WH-CH500, Sony is ramping up its audio offerings in the country.

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Along with the sports range, Sony has also launched an affordable wireless range with a starting price of Rs 2,990.

Sony also claims that these speakers support Wireless Party Chain mode using which up to 100 speakers can be connected together if required. The remaining three headphone models will be available from May 15, 2018.

Sony WH-CH400 (on the ear design) and WH-CH500 (over the ear design) offer up to 20 hours of backup while the WH-CH300 (neckband design) has up to 8 hours of battery life. The speakers are enabled with "Party Booster" feature which enhances the beats and gives the party an extra boost, claims the company. With the lights off, the XB31, and XB41 promise to offer 24 hours of battery, whereas the XB21 claims to deliver 12 hours of battery backup. They will be available starting today in multiple color options with SRS-XB21 available in black, blue, red and white colours. The WI-SP600N is priced at Rs 9,990, and will also be available from May 15 in black.

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