Sony seems to have a lot of products planned for release soon. Just recently, the company announced yet another set of noise-cancelling headphones. These are a follow-up on the success of the 1000X headphones, and they bear similar names; the wireless WF-1000X, the behind-the-neck WI-1000X, and the WH-10000XM2 headphones. These devices all feature noise cancellation.
The WF-1000X are Sony’s answer to the Apple AirPods. According to Sony, the device gets around three hours of battery life, and the charging case can hold another two hours of charge. A full charge takes about an hour and a half. The device comes with a chargeable case, of course, which makes use of Micro USB for charging. The earbuds have a button each, one to enable ambient sound and the other to take phone calls. One other characteristic of the WF-1000X is that it cannot be tracked, unlike Apple AirPods. Therefore, you might want to be a bit more careful with them, as you would have to buy a new pair if you lose yours.
Now, some have questioned Sony’s decision to release wireless earbuds and neckbuds at the same time. According to some, the industry is more focused on wireless headphones like the AirPods and other similar devices. Therefore, there is no need for neckbuds. In reply, Sony says that this is simply to give the consumer a choice. Furthermore, the neckbuds hold charge longer than earbuds. Therefore it would be useful in long journeys. For example, the WI-1000X should supply about 14 hours of battery life, so it is a better option for long flights than the WF-1000X earbuds.
Sony has announced that all three of these devices will go on sale this month. The WF-1000X will cost $199.99, the WI will cost $299.99, and the WH-1000XM2 will cost $349.99. Note that all these devices can be controlled through Sony’s new Headphones Connect mobile app.