Sony Launches Premium Noise Cancellation Headphones in India

By Techpads | Last Updated: December 1, 2017- 12:25 pm
Sony Launches Premium Noise Cancellation Headphones in India

The WH-1000XM2 headset is Sony's most premium wireless model. This headphone is an improved version of MDR-1000X headphones.

Sony India, which currently leads the headphone segment in terms of market share, has expanded its lineup. The company launched four new wireless headphone models in India on November 24. These models include the WH-1000XM2 which comes at a price of Rs.29,990, WH-H900N which costs Rs.18,990, while WF-1000X and WI-1000X are priced at Rs.14,990 and Rs.21,990, respectively. All the four models offer refined sound and a premium design.

To recall, the company launched three of the above-mentioned headphones at the IFA 2017. Going by the price, the WF-1000X competes with Apple’s AirPods. As of now, both the WF-1000X and WI-1000X are available in the country whereas WH-1000XM2 and WH-H900N will be available starting December 14, 2017 onwards. All the headphones will come in Black colour while the WH-1000MX2 will have an additional colour, viz. Gold. The headsets can be purchased from Sony Centres as well as electronics stores across the country.

This new range of headphones come with the company’s noise cancellation technology. This industry-leading adaptive technology adjusts audio according to the surroundings as well as usage patterns. All the four models can be operated with the Headphones Connect, an app from Sony. This app allows a user to customize an audio output according to his preference. The app is available to iOS and Android users.


Sense Engine and Quick Attention Mode

The WH-1000XM2 headset is Sony’s most premium wireless model. This headphone is an improved version of MDR-1000X headphones. The WH-1000XM2 headphone differs from MDR-1000X wireless noise cancelling headsets in terms of some additional features such as ambient sound control, atmospheric pressure optimizing, and sense engine, to name a few. All these features go towards enhancing noise cancelling.

When it comes to battery life, the WH-1000XM2 headphone can work for 40 hours when supported by an audio cable or for 30 hours without being connected to any device. With the quick charging feature the battery can last for 70 minutes after being charged for 10 minutes. On the other hand, the WF-1000X’s battery can last for nine hours on a single charge.

The WH-1000XM2, WI-1000X and WF-1000X comprise a technology named sense engine. This engine is essentially a feature for adaptive sound control and comes with noise cancelling as well as ambient sounds which vary according to your environment. Apart from this, all the headphones come with an atmospheric pressure optimizing feature. This feature is capable of optimizing noise cancellation by detecting the atmospheric pressure through sensors.

Moreover, the WH-1000XM2 as well as the WH-H900N come with a Quick Attention Mode which enables you to cover the right earpiece. This results in a lower volume while you are on the go. The headset also come with touch sensors which enable users to control volume, skip songs and do much more by just tapping on your right ear cup.

Sony launched two smartphones, the Xperia R1 and Xperia R1 Plus, in India in October this year.