Sony WH-1000XM3 with HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, WF-SP900 truly wireless water-resistant sports headphones and more announced

Sony at the IFA announced WH-1000XM3 in the 1000X series of wireless noise cancelling headphones with new HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 that promises four times greater performance to cancel mid to high-range noise such as street noise and human voices.  The high quality internal headphone amp for the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realizes stunning high sound quality. The WF-SP900 truly wireless sports headphones is water-proof and dust-proof and has internal memory to play music without a smartphone.

It also introduced DMP-Z1 digital music player with high-output analog amplifier and the IER-Z1R in-ear stereo headphones with frequency response of up to 100 kHz playback.

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones highlights and specifications

  • HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 lets you listen without distractions
  • Unique automatic personal NC, and Atmospheric Pressure optimisation
  • Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts ambient sound to your activity
  • High-quality audio with DSEE HX and LDAC
  • Change the track, turn the volume up or down and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the panel, Hands-free calling with a double tap
  • 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil) driver
  • Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wired for High-Resolution Audio listening
  • Battery life of up to 30 hours (NC ON), maximum 38 hours (NC OFF)

Sony WF-SP900 earbuds highlights and specifications

  • Digital Noise Cancelling lets you listen without distractions
  • 4GB of on-board storage
  • Ambient Sound mode lets you hear essential sounds
  • Balanced Armature drivers
  • Automatically turns on and off to save battery when not in use.
  • Weight: 7.3g  x 2 (Headset) / Approx. 75g (Charging case)
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (Case)
  • Earbuds: Hybrid silicone rubber earbuds (1set) , Swimming Earbuds (1 set)
  • 6 Hours (Ambient sound mode OFF) internal memory playback, Up to 12 hours for Bluetooth connection and 21 hours for on-board storage with charging case


Sony IER-Z1R Signature Series In-ear Headphones highlights

  • Optimised for High-Resolution Audio reproduction
  • HD hybrid driver system (2 dynamic/1 Balanced Armature)
  • Refined-phase structure for extensive sound
  • 4.4mm balanced, and conventional 3.5mm, connection cables supplied
  • Magnesium alloy diaphragm dynamic driver and Magnesium alloy diaphragm Balanced Armature (BA) driver
  • Housing shape designed for comfort and includes pre-formed ear hanger and large variety of ear buds for optimum fit
  • Zirconium alloy outer housing with Perlage pattern face plate
  • Meticulously crafted and designed in Japan using superior materials to create an audio masterpiece

Sony DMP-Z1 Signature Series Digital Music Player

  • Delivering exceptional sound quality with High-Resolution Audio. Compatible for DSD Native up to 11.2 MHz for both balance and single end
  • Digital Music Player with integrated battery and high quality headphone amp.
  • ‘Stationary class’ sound quality and headphone power output, gold plated rotary volume control customised for Sony with dual DAC and analogue amp
  • Independent battery power system powered by five battery cells
  • H-shaped aluminium chassis and optimised audio circuit design
  • 256GB built-in storage with dual micro SD slots

Pricing and availability

  • Sony WH-1000XM3 comes in Black and Silver colors, is priced at £330/ €389 and will be available in Ireland from September
  • Sony WF-SP900 comes in Yellow, White and Black colors, is priced at £250 and will be available in Ireland from the beginning of November 2018
  • Sony IER-Z1R will be priced at approximately £2,000 (US$ 2600 / Rs. 1,84,349)
  • Sony DMP-Z1 will be priced at approximately £8,000 (US$ 10,390 / Rs. 7,39,600 approx.)

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