Product Press Releases

24 November 2017
Sony expands its premium Noise-Cancellation Headphones line-up for 2017

Noise-Cancellation Headphones

From left to right: WI-1000X , WH-1000XM2, WH-H900N and WH-H900N

  • Industry leading Noise Cancellation wireless headphones without distraction

(All models)

  • Smart phone application “Headphones Connect App” to fine-tune your sound

(All models)

  • SENSE ENGINE - Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control

(WH-1000XM2, WF-1000X and WI-1000X)

  • World’s first atmospheric pressure optimizing feature

(WH-1000XM2, WF-1000X and WI-1000X)

  • Quick Attention Mode

(WH-1000XM2 and WH-H900N)

New Delhi, 24th November, 2017 – With its commitment towards providing the best audio experience, Sony India today further expanded its noise cancellation line-up. An industry leading technology made even smarter, the new elevated series is designed to offer stunningly premium and refined sound.

Industry leading Noise Cancellation wireless headphones without distraction
(All models)

Noise-Cancellation Headphones

The new line-up is embedded with unique features that let the consumers enjoy noise cancellation adaptive to the surroundings and usage patterns. A number of advancements have been put into these headphones to make them industry leading in noise cancellation technology1. With personal and atmospheric pressure optimizing that adjusts to individual listening style and one’s altitude, consumers are now set for an immersive sound journey.

Smart phone application “Headphones Connect App” to fine-tune your sound
(All models)

Noise-Cancellation Headphones

For the 1000X family, the companion Sony Headphones Connect App is packed full of Sony smart features for adaptable listening, utilising mobile device’s accelerometer sensor to detect the users activity and adjust music and sound settings to best suit the environment. Using the app the new 1000X headphone series allows for more flexibility in customising how users want the headphones to adjust to their surroundings.

The app available for the wireless headphones gives more control for what and how ones listen, and the equalizer will adjust the music to ones preferences. The sound effects offers to choose from Arena, Club, Concert Hall or Outdoor Stage.

The h.ear on WH-H900N brings wireless noise-cancelling technology with touch control in the around-ear style. Easily skip songs with touch control, or if prefer to use the Headphones Connect App, one can control everything from a smartphone.

SENSE ENGINE - Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control
(WH-1000XM2, WF-1000X and WI-1000X)

Noise-Cancellation Headphones

The world’s first activity recognition ‘Adaptive Sound Control’ feature offers Noise Cancelling and ambient sound preferences to suit different environments. This smart listening experience is realised by Sony’s integrated technology called SENSE ENGINE2, designed to provide a personalized experience for every single sound, including music and ambient sound, tailored to individual needs.

World’s first atmospheric pressure optimizing feature
(WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X)

Noise-Cancellation Headphones

The series is also bulked up with world’s first ‘Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing’3 feature analyzing the atmospheric pressure of the surroundings to optimize the headphones’ noise cancelling performance.

With the WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X, the user gets the world’s first4 ‘Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing’ feature that uses sensors to detect the air pressure around and optimize the noise cancelling accordingly. An equalizer5 allows tailoring the soundscape according to the personal preference. It also allows smart listening experiences through Sony’s SENSE ENGINE.

On the other hand the stylish behind-the-neck wireless noise cancelling headphones WI-1000X, are the perfect companion for the commuters who want to add sophistication and efficiency to their daily commute and business trips with up to 10 hours of battery life (with wireless noise cancelling turned on). With the world’s first ‘Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing’ feature, this pair is perfect for enjoying in-flight entertainment systems via a wired audio connection with industry-leading noise cancellation for up to 14 hours.

With unmatched battery life, the WH-1000XM2  is enhanced to last 40 hours with an audio cable, or 30 hours wirelessly, the Quick Charge function gains 70 mins of battery life with just 10 minutes of charging. On the other hand, WF-1000X comes in the sleekly designed charging case for up to 9 hours6 of usage.

Quick Attention Mode
(WH-1000XM2 and WH-H900N)

Benefitting from all the award-winning features of the MDR-1000X and bringing even more to the table, the WH-1000XM2 does not disappoint with the best noise cancelling technology combined with unique Ambient Sound mode, Personal NC Optimizer and Quick Attention Mode in this around-ear style. 

The h.ear on2 Wireless NC, WH-H900N brings wireless noise-cancelling technology with touch control in the around-ear style. The user can easily skip songs with touch control, or if they prefer to use the Headphones Connect App, it can be controlled through the smartphone. It is also enabled with Ambient Sound and Quick Attention modes which are a smart way to control listening experience on the move.

Backed with 28 hours of battery life and Quick Charging for just 10 minutes, user gets 65 minutes more life in these Hi-Res compatible headphones delivering the best in audio quality all day long. Additionally their wireless connectivity option via Bluetooth® technology offers an alternative way to use it. Being LDAC™ compatible for experiencing high sound quality, the headphones are a perfect listening option for consumers today.

The WH-1000XM2, WF-1000X, WI-1000X and WH-H900N will be available across all Sony Center and major electronic stores in India.

Model

Best Buy

Availability

Colours

WH-1000XM2

Rs. 29,990 /-

December 14th 2017

Black and Gold

WH-H900N

Rs. 18,990 /-

December 14th 2017

Black

WF-1000X

Rs. 14,990 /-

November 24th 2017

Black

WI-1000X

Rs. 21,990 /-

November 24th 2017

Black

Specification Sheet

Model Name

WF-1000X

WI-1000X

WH-1000XM2

Wearing Style

In-Ear, Truly Wireless style

In-Ear, Behind-the-neck style

Headband style

Driver Unit

6mm

Hybrid (9mm dynamic + Balanced Armature Tweeter)

40mm

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20,000Hz (A2DP)

3 Hz-40,000 Hz

4Hz-40,000Hz

Impedance

-

22 ohms (Power On) (Wired)
24 ohms (Power Off) (Wired)

46 ohms (Power On) (Wired)
14 ohms (Power Off) (Wired)

Sensitivity

-

101dB/mW (Power On) (Wired); 97dB/mW (Power Off) (Wired)

103dB/mW (Power On) (Wired); 98dB/mW (Power Off) (Wired)

Weight (excluding cable)

Approx. 6.8g

Approx. 71 g

Approx. 275g

Volume Control

-

Button

Touch Sensor

Built-in Microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Adaptive Sound Control

Yes (via Headphones Connect app)

Yes (via Headphones Connect app)

Yes (via Headphones Connect app)

Quick Attention Mode

-

-

Yes

Digital Noise Cancelling

Yes (On/Off)

Yes (On/Off, Automatic AI Noise Cancelling, Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing)3

Yes (On/Off, Automatic AI Noise Cancelling, Personal NC Optimizer, Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing)3

Ambient Sound Mode

Yes (Normal/Voice)

Ambient Sound Control (via app)

Digital Amplifier

-

S-Master HX™

Sound Enhancements

Preset Equaliser7

DSEE HX™, Sound Position Control, Surround Sound, 5 Band Equalizer + CLEAR BASS

DSEE HX™, Sound Position Control, Surround Sound, 5 Band Equalizer + CLEAR BASS

Vibration

-

Yes (Incoming Call Alerts)

-

NFC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth®

Version4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP) Supported codecs: SBC, AAC

Version4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP)
Supported codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC™

Passive Operation

-

Yes (Wired when battery runs out)

Battery Charging Time

Approx. 1.5 Hours (Full charging for earbuds via charging case) (70 mins playback after 15 mins of charging)

Approx. 3.5 hours (Full charge) (70 mins playback after 15 mins of charging)

Approx. 4 Hours (Full charge)
(70 mins playback after 10 mins of charging)

Battery Life (Wireless
music playback time)

Max. 3 hours (Charging case offers two full recharges)

Max. 13/10 hours (NC off/on)
Max. 14 hours (NC, wired)

Max. 38/30 hours (NC off/on)
Max. 40 hours (NC, wired)

Supplied Accessories

Charging Case, Micro-USB Cable, Long Hybrid Silicone Rubber Earbuds (4 Sizes), Fitting Supporters (2 Sizes), Triple-Comfort Earbuds (3 Sizes)

Carrying Pouch, Approx. 1.0m Headphone Cable, Micro-USB Cable, In-Flight Plug Adaptor, Hybrid Silicone Rubber Earbuds (4 Sizes), Triple-Comfort Earbuds (3 Sizes)

Carrying Case, Approx. 1.5m Headphone Cable, Micro-USB Cable, In-Flight Plug Adaptor

1. Applicable for all 1000X models
2. SENSE ENGINETM is an integrated technology of Sony’s unique audio signal processing and analyzing techniques. This technology provides an individualized experience for every single sound, including music and ambient sound, tailored to each user's preferences. SENSE ENGINETM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
3. Available on WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X only.
4. As of November 24, 2017. According to research by Sony Corporation.
5. Equalizer function will be available for WF-1000X in October 2017 with update of the app
6. 3 hours of battery life per charge. The carry case can charge the WF-1000X 2x over.
7. WF-1000X Equaliser will be available from middle of Oct 2017 via an update of the Headphones Connect app.

   
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