Sony Launches New Walkman Players, Wireless Headphones in 2016


Sony is on a roll at CES 2016, and after launch a new range of multi-room capable home entertainment products and the new and colourful Walkman A26, the company has just announced a new range of personal audio products.

First up is a new pair of rugged, all-in-one Walkman audio players, the WS413 and WS414. The media player and headphones are built into the same unit, and both players are water and dust resistive. The WS414 comes with 4GB inbuilt storage, while the WS413 comes with 8GB in-built storage. They can be used in temperatures ranging from -5 to 45 degrees Celcius, and come with plenty of ear tips in varying sizes.

Next up are the h.ear in and h.ear on wireless headphones, as well as the h.ear go portable wireless speaker. The h.ear in wireless headphones feature in-ear earphones connected by a behind-the-neck design, with support for high-resolution audio, Bluetooth and NFC. The headset features 9mm drivers and has a claimed battery life of 7.5 hours. The h.ear on wireless headphones feature 40mm drivers and also feature digital noise cancelling, apart from support for high-resolution audio, Bluetooth and NFC. The h.ear go speaker has the same connectivity options, but also supports via Google Cast and Spotify Connect, with a claimed battery life of 12 hours.
Last up is the MDR-XB650BT, a wireless on-ear headset that features Sony’s famous Extra Bass tuning. Featuring Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, the XB650BT has 30mm drivers and a claimed battery life of up to 30 hours of continuous playback.

India pricing for these models has yet to be released, but we expect local announcements for these products soon.