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Cancel out the commotion around you thanks to Sony’s new WI-1000XM2 neckband headphones with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation

Press release   •   Sep 05, 2019 12:15 BST

  • Enjoy the next level of silence with the WI-1000XM2, thanks to the newly-developed HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1
  • With the next generation neckband in the 1000X family, experience superior sound quality and all-day comfort
  • Smarter listening to customise your audio experience

Sony today introduces its WI-1000XM2 headphones, teaming industry-leading Noise Cancellation and superior sound quality together into one nifty neckband.

The next level of silence

Immerse yourself in music and banish background noise with the WI-1000XM2 which cleverly prevents, catches and cancels ambient sound. The stable fitting structure with an angled earphone design helps prevent ambient noise from entering the ear while the Dual Noise Sensor technology catches any noise. Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then cancels the sound, resulting in an improved noise suppression level. Even aircraft cabin ambient noise is effectively cancelled thanks to the Atmospheric Pressure Optimising function. Enjoy in-flight music with perfect clarity as the Noise Cancelling adapts to high altitudes.

Premium Sound

Experience your favourite music like never before with exceptional, premium sound on the WI-1000XM2. Despite their compact size, the neckband buds include a HD Hybrid Driver System which contains a 9mm dynamic driver and Balanced Armature driver. This creates stunning and wide range frequencies by reproducing clear sound from deep bass to delicate high tones. The built-in HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 features 32-bit Audio Signal Processing, high quality Digital to Analogue conversion and a headphone amplifier. This ensures a high signal-to-noise ratio, with a low level of distortion, for music play back with superior quality. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX™) upscales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.

Listen in comfort

The WI-1000XM2 offers improved comfort with a silicone neckband for flexible fitting and a lighter weight. The earbuds fit deeply in the ear thanks to the angled earphone design, so you can listen all day in comfort.

Revolutionise your listening experience

The WI-1000XM2 also has a great battery life of up to 10 hours[1], so you can power through your day. With Quick Charging capability, 10 minutes of charging equips you with 80 minutes play time.

The WI-1000XM2 has an intuitive operation thanks to its control unit and enables clearer hands-free calling due to a built-in dedicated microphone on the same control unit. When you’re done listening, the magnetic earbuds snap together neatly for a tidy stowaway to help you avoid tangles. Fold away your earphones in the premium fabric carrying case with compact precision, which can also store an audio cable, USB cable and plug adapter for in-flight entertainment.

This model features Adaptive Sound Control which allows you to listen your way by automatically changing the headphone sound settings depending on your activities. The WI-1000XM2 becomes convenient with voice assistant, which is complete with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa[2]. Manage your day, just by asking your favourite voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, connect with friends, get information, set reminders and more. These headphones are also compatible with the dedicated Sony | Headphones Connect app so you can personalise your music as easily as your style.

The WI-1000XM2 model will be priced at approximately €330 / £300 and available from January 2020.

For product specifications, please visit:

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/in-ear-headphones/wi-1000xm2

https://www.sony.ie/electronics/in-ear-headphones/wi-1000xm2

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[1] As of 5th September2019. According to research by Sony Corporation, measured using JEITA-compliant guidelines in neckband style of wireless noise cancelling headphones market.

[2]When connecting with BLUETOOTH® and noise cancelling on.

[3] Sony | Headphones Connect App and assignment change for the Custom button is needed. Google is a trademark of Google LLC. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Google Assistant and Alexa are not available in all languages and countries/regions.

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