The hustle and buzz of city life can often get to us, but with some technology those can all be isolated and controlled. Yesterday, Sony has launched three new types of audio products set under the 1000X series, which was first launched last year. They are the WH-1000XMK2, WI-1000X and WF-1000X, all made in different form factors for different users.
Leading the trio is the WF-1000X an earphone set that is truly wireless. It comes with zero wires and though its sound driver is a mere 6mm, it delivers high quality and dynamic audio. In addition, it comes with a charging case that can hold up to 9 hours of charge, while the earphone itself can hold about 3 hours of charge. Bringing it all together gives users an audio product that is ultra-portable and can provide its user with hours of music entertainment.
Next up is the WI-1000X, a behind-the-neck wireless cancelling earphone designed for commuters. It’s stylish, comes with noise cancelling, and has about 10 hours of battery life. It also features Sony’s Atmospheric Pressure Optimising feature that, as its name implies, analyses the atmosphere pressure and adjusts the noise cancelling property so that your ear drums don’t feel pressured. To drive its high-quality sound, this earphone uses a hybrid 9mm Balanced Armature plus dynamic driver.
Last but not least is the straight upgrade to last year’s MDR-1000X, the WH-1000XM2. Capable of being used wired or wirelessly, this headphone has a massive 30 to 40 hours of battery life and gain 70 mins of charge in just 10 minutes with the Quick Charge feature.
All three are compatible with the latest Sony companion app, which will have an activity-recognition feature known as ‘Adaptive Sound Control’. This feature can detect whether the user is walking or standing still, allowing it to adjust the noise cancelling settings according to the situation.
The new WH-1000XM2 headphone will retail for RM1,599, while the ones with the new form factor – the WI-1000X and WF-1000X – will be priced at RM1,499 and RM899, respectively.