Nifty Neckband

Sony introduced its WI-1000XM2 headphones, teaming Noise Cancellation and superior sound quality together into one nifty neckband. The headphones allow you to immerse yourself in music and banish background noise by preventing and cancelling 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 Optimizing function. Enjoy in-flight music with perfect clarity as the Noise Cancelling adapts to high altitudes. Experience your favorite 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™) up-scales compressed digital music files including MP3 formats, to bring you closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.

The WI-1000XM2 offers improved comfort with a silicone neckband for flexible fitting and a lighter weight. The ear buds fit deeply in the ear thanks to the angled earphone design, so you can listen all day in comfort. The headphones also has a great battery life of up to 10 hours, 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 ear buds 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 model will be priced at approximately €330 and will be available from January 2020. If you can’t wait till January, Bose offers Quiet Control 30 headphones and can be purchased from their stores or online. There’s advantages to being first to market.