Sony's revolutionary Xperia Ear Duo earbuds coming to the US on May 25, pre-orders open
by Cosmin Vasile / May 02, 2018, 3:13 AM
Xperia Ear Duo buds are now open on Amazon and customers can buy a pair, black or gold, for $280. Although they are meant to compete with Apple's AirPods, Sony's earbuds are much more expensive.
Unlike most of the other earphones available on the market, Sony's Xperia Ear Duo have been specially designed to allow users to listen to music and their surroundings at the same time. Apparently, the earphones can easily adjust the volume depending on the ambient noise levels. Moreover, Sony's earbuds allow users to skip tracks and answer calls using head gestures.
It's worth mentioning that the Sony Xperia Ear Duo are fully compatible with Android and iOS devices, as well as Google Assistant and Siri. They promise to offer 4 hours of playback with 3 full recharges in the included charging case (7 minutes of charging allow for 1 hour of use).
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I am using their WI-1000X, and I have to say, that thing is awesome. But their truely wireless WF-1000X is hit or miss, so I am skeptical about this one. My opinion, only the airpods seem to work "most" of the time, other than that, all the wireless earbuds have problems here and there. Thats why i bought the WI-1000X instead and dont regret it one bit.
posted on May 02, 2018, 3:27 AM 0
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they look extremely big and might b very uncomfortable too! they look like hearing aid! I hope they perform better than they look, cuz other than that it would be the fail of the ages! who cares for the gesture BS, just make them compact with good sound quality! I mean 280$ and 4 hours with that heft n bulk?! Jesus Christ!
posted on May 02, 2018, 4:16 AM 0
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I haven't seen a more stupid design. So you have the ear as a support and you put the attachment under the ear ? Try running with these and they will probably fall off before you are out of the door.
posted on May 02, 2018, 4:38 AM 0
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They already made it, so they better sell it, lol... And probably they can make quick fix for it, like use the left earpiece in right ear and vice versa, and reverse the audio channels, voilà... (I doubt it can fit nicely that way, but blow torch can fix that)
posted on May 02, 2018, 8:15 AM 0
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I saw on a youtuebe video somebody previewed it and he was jumping up and down and shaking his head and it wasn't a problem. I'll try to get these next month (haven't seen them on sale in stores only at the sony website) hope they'll fit my ears
posted on May 31, 2018, 6:51 PM 0
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Just as ugly as airports. Back to the drawing board
posted on May 02, 2018, 6:05 AM 0
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Why would you buy headphones only designed to let outside noise in? Are we supposed to think that’s a special feature? I would think theyd make noise canceling ear buds with an option for letting in ambient noise.
posted on May 02, 2018, 2:35 PM 1
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