Sony Xperia Z2 is coming with active noise-cancellation technology for headphones

Sony Xperia Z2 is coming with active noise-cancellation technology for headphones
Together with the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony showcased a new pair of in-ear headphones. They have microphone built-in, but unlike traditional active noise-canceling headphones, the DSP processing is done in the phone/tablet instead of in the headphones themselves. This makes the 'phones cheaper, they don't have to have batteries, and Sony claims that the results are better. We tested them at the show, and you can easily hear the active noise-canceling effect - it works pretty good. We hope Sony will sell the Xperia Z2 / Z2 Tablet bundles with a pair of these, as otherwise the technology built in the phone is worthless, as only a few will bother buying compatible pair separately. 

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Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6000 mAh

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9 Comments

1. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

That is good Sony is taking advantage of their earphones to be included with the Z2. I wish other manufacturers would offer good earphones with their phone package.

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

HTC offers better headphones with the One than any other OEM.

4. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

exactly. they are one of the best I have ever used (I am a fan of sennheiser, but they are quite expensive) unlike crap you get with most of phones you buy (cough... samsung). if they offer it with Z2 it is another reason to buy the Z2 not... (again) samsung. anyway i wait for hTCs M8. One is still such a great phone. hope they will not destroy the M8.

5. mad_bro

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

agree..HTC One headphone is great..you'll be blown away by the bass and sound, it lacks volume control though.

7. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

agree. that would be nice but it is still better to have great sounding headphones than shi*ty headphones with volume controll.

3. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Apparently Samsung said they're going to include "premium" earbuds with the S5. We shall see how premium they really are...

6. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

yeah sure. they will be as "premium" as the S5s built quality...hope that peaple will wake up finally and see that other OEMs have also great stuff to offer or even better.

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Will be buying this for my Z1

9. papss unregistered

I so wish Sony would release a phone on a carrier that I would use.. I'd love to have a z2 as a second phone

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