Sony India has just added a bunch of new products to its consumer audio lineup which includes new headphones and speakers. The company, with its repertoire of new products, aims to focus on wireless audio in 2018. All the new headphones support Google Assistant/Siri, feature NFC and have have Bluetooth connectivity.
Coming to the new range of headphones, Sony has launched the WF-SP700N which it claims to be the world's first device to combine a splash-proof design and digital noise cancellation which can be turned on by using the Ambient Sound mode on the device. The most affordable of the three is the WI-SP500, which supports voice commands for Google Assistant, extra bass sound and 10 hours of battery life and is priced at Rs 9,990.
The WI-SP600N and the WI-SP500 also have the same digital noise cancelling and sound quality technology as the WF-SP700N, plus the same level splash-proof rating and Extra Bass feature. The limited wireless design thus gives these earphones more room for the battery as the SP500 and SP600N are expected to last to up to eight and six hours respectively.
The WH-CH500, WH-CH400, and WI-C300 have Google Assistant support built-right in. While the WI-C300 are in-ear wireless headphones, the WH-CH400 and WH-CH500 are over-the-ear headphones. The three wireless speakers, SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21, are IP67 dust and water resistant and have a fabric finish. 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. Also, these speakers are enabled with "Party Booster" feature and can be connected to up to 100 different speakers together.
And now, the prices. These three products are - WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and the WI-SP500. It has been priced at Rs 4,990 and can be bought starting today (April 16). These earphones will be available starting May 15 in Black and Yellow colour options at Rs 12,990. While the wireless speakers start at Rs 7,990, Sony's new headphone range comes at a starting price of Rs 2,990 and will be on sale from today. All the speakers launched will be available from 17 April. Priced at Rs 9,990, this has a neckband design.