Sony has announced two new additions to its wireless headphone range with the WF-C500 and WH-XB910N.
The new compact WF-C500 earbuds are the ideal entry-level truly wireless headphones. They come with unique sound customisation, long lasting battery life and a water-resistant design.
The WF-C500 will be available in black from mid October 2021 with a RRP NZD $159.95.
The overhead WH-XB910N headphones deliver big 360 reality sound to the listener with improved noise cancelling and outstanding club-like bass.
The WH-XB910N will be available in black from late November 2021 with a RRP NZD $449.95.
WF-C500 – Small size, uncompromising sound
The WF-C500 truly wireless headphones have a compact design so they fit snugly in your ear. But don’t let their size fool you. The WF-C500 deliver high quality sound thanks to DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine). This restores high frequency sound and fine fade-out sound to the track you’re listening to and creates a more authentic listening experience.
Whether you’re listening to electrifying pop or bassy rap, the WF-C500 allow you to tailor your sound using the Equalizer setting in the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app. You can choose from a variety of settings to match sound preferences with the music genre you’re listening to or even create and save your own settings.
Comfort is key
Designed to be small and light, the WF-C500 fit securely in your ears, making them the perfect companion wherever you go. Their rounded shape makes them a pleasure to wear, leaving you free to focus on what matters – your music. The headphones’ new ergonomic surface design helps to create a more stable fit.
Compact and Stylish Case
The WF-C500’s cylindrical charging case is small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so you can take the earbuds anywhere you go. Its translucent lid with a texture like frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel.
Enjoy an effortless listening experience
The WF-C500 have been specially designed to make every day listening trouble-free. The easy operation buttons not only let you play, stop or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access your preferred voice assistant, Google Assistant or Siri to make and receive calls hands-free.
At the click of a button you can connect to your preferred voice assistant to get directions, play music and send messages. Plus, conversations flow freely with hands-free calling, now clearer than ever with a high-quality built-in microphone.
Great for on the go
The headphones will provide you with up to 10 hours of battery life, and thanks to the handy charging case you can enjoy up to 20 hours in total. The WF-C500 are perfect for on the go listening and if you’re in a rush you can easily top up the battery life with a 10-minute quick charge that gives you up to an hour of extra playtime.
With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat are no problem for the WF-C500, meaning you can keep moving to the music no matter what.
The WF-C500 are ideal for multitasking too. If you want to listen to your music while still being able to have a conversation, remove one earbud only from the charging case and use as normal.
A stable and reliable Bluetooth® connection creates a seamless and uninterrupted listening experience that ensures it’s just you and the music. The WF-C500’s Bluetooth® chip transmits sound to left and right ears simultaneously, along with optimised antenna design ensuring outstanding listening. And with low audio latency, your favourite movies just got better too.
The WH-XB910N overhead headphones feature exceptional bass with improved noise cancelling to replicate the feel of your favourite festivals or clubs. The WH-XB910N feature EXTRA BASS for an impressively deep, punchy sound. A dedicated bass duct and increased air-tightness between the driver units and eardrums help to create precise rhythms. All this is achieved while still maintaining vocal clarity making it sound as though your favourite artists are performing in your bedroom.
With Dual Noise Sensor technology, the WH-XB910N takes digital noise cancelling to the next level. Finally you can truly shut out the world around you.
Crystal clear calls
The WH-XB910N feature Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines two built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, to pick up your voice clearly and precisely for hands-free calls.
Give your listening experience a boost
The WH-XB910N also use DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) in order to restore your favourite tracks to a high-quality sound. Plus you can tailor your sound with the Equalizer feature in the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app.
Using their two feedforward and feedback mics, the WH-XB910N captures more of the ambient sound around you, meaning you can enjoy a more natural listening experience that keeps you connected to your environment. The “Sony | Headphones Connect” app even allows you to adjust the level of ambient noise you hear. This means no unwanted sounds will be let into the party.
Enjoy smarter listening
Smart features will let you tailor your listening experience to how you like it. The WH-XB910N uses Adaptive Sound Control which senses where you are and what you’re doing, in turn adjusting the ambient sound settings accordingly – so you can enjoy the perfect listening experience whether you’re out and about in a crowd or alone in a quiet room.
Adaptive Sound Control even learns to recognise the locations you frequently visit and tailors the sound to suit your environment. From the office to the gym you can enjoy stunning sound no matter where you are.
Long lasting battery to keep the party going
With up to 30 hours of battery life, the WH-XB910N provides enough power for lengthy road trips and long festival weekends. And if you are running low, 10-minute quick charge gives you up to 4.5 hours’ worth of extra play time with an optional AC adapter.
The WH-XB910N also features Multipoint connection which means the headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at once. So when you receive a call, your headphones know which device is ringing and seamlessly connect to the right one automatically. Switching devices is as easy as just pressing a button.
The WH-XB910N gives you the control you need, all at your fingertips. You can change track, adjust volume and make calls using the touch panel on the side of the headphones. You can easily tune into your surroundings by simply placing your hand over the housing. Thus instantly letting in any ambient sound (Sony’s Quick Attention Mode).
The WH-XB910N are Google Assistant and Alexa compatible, helping you with everyday tasks, for hands-free help on the go. You can connect with friends, get information, listen to music, set reminders and more.
All-day music, all-day comfort
The WH-XB910N are equipped with soft, oval-shaped earpads so you’ll never need to take a break from listening or watching. This makes these headphones the perfect companion for your travels. Comfort is helped by synthetic leather and urethane materials with optimum ear pad structure and dimensions for exceptional wearability.
With a handy design, the WH-XB910N allows the ear cups to swivel inwards, to be neatly packed into a compact and durable carry case, which includes a cable for wired listening so you can take your music with you wherever you go.
Find them with Fast Pair
The WF-C500 and WH-XB910N both support Google’s Fast Pair feature which means you can pair the headphones with your Android device quickly and easily. Plus Swift Pair also makes it quick and easy to pair your headphones with your Windows 10 computer via Bluetooth®.
Fully immerse yourself with 360 Reality Audio
Both the WF-C500 and WH-XB910N allow playback of 360 Reality Audio tracks, personalised to the specific shape & size of the user’s ears. With 360 Reality Audio you can bring the concert to you or listen to music as if you’re with the artist in the recording studio.
Sony has not only designed the WF-C500 and the WH-XB910N to be stylish but also with sustainability in mind. Zero plastic is included in the packaging material for both models. This reflects Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental impacts of their products and practices.
New Zealand Pricing and Availability
The WF-C500 (RRP $159.95) will be available in black from early October 2021. Check out the full list of specs and information, please click here.
The WH-XB910N (RRP $449.95) will be available in black from late November 2021. You can view a full list of specs and information, please click here