Sony expands its audio lineup with Bluetooth speakers, headphones

James Marshall
April 16, 2018

The Sony WI-SP500, WI-C300 and WH-CH400 in the headphone range will be available from 17 April across Sony stores.

Sony India on Monday launched a new headphone series and "extra bass" Bluetooth speakers in India.

The WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N, WI-SP500, WI-C300, WH-CH400 and WH-CH500 devices are enabled with one-touch connectivity, NFC and Bluetooth while WF-SP700N and WI-SP600N will get Google Assistant integration and optimisation with an update. These headphones are sports headphones and WI-SP600N features same digital noise cancelling and splash-proof rating of the WF-SP700N and has a battery rated for approximately six hours.

The wireless speaker range starts at Rs 13,990 for the SRS-XB41, Rs 9,990 for the XB31 and Rs 7,990 for the XB21. The noise cancellation can be turned on by using the the Ambient Sound mode.

The highlight of this product lineup is the company's first truly noise cancelling headphone that also supports digital noise cancelling technology.

In addition to WF-SP700N, Sony is also introducing two standard wireless in-ear models in the form of WI-SP600N and WI-SP500.

Sony is pricing the WF-SP700N at Rs 12,990, and it will be available in black and yellow color from May 15, 2018. It has been priced at Rs. 15,990 and will be available starting May 15. 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. WI-C300, WH-CH400 and WH-CH500 One common feature among these three audio products is that they are compatible with Google assistant on a press of a button. It has been priced at Rs 4,990 and can be bought starting today (April 16). SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 These three speakers come with a fabric material design and are both waterproof and dust proof with an IP67 rating. It has been priced at Rs. 9,990 and will be available from May 25.

These EXTRA BASS speakers also come with new LIVE SOUND mode which makes the user feel as if they are in the middle of a music festival with singers performing live in the room. The cheaper SP500 claims to offer eight hours of battery.

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