Whet your appetite for Sony's upcoming noise-canceling wireless headphones with this early preview

Whet your appetite for Sony's upcoming noise-canceling wireless headphones with this early preview

CES is a fantastic time for mobile tech companies to announce their latest products about to hit store shelves, but not all the devices here are necessarily ready to make their commercial debut. Sometimes a company just wants to give us a little preview of what's around the corner a bit further out, helping to give us a taste in anticipation of what's coming next. That's just what Sony's up to, as it teases the forthcoming launch of some new wireless noise-canceling headphones.

There's no shortage of companies making wireless headphones these days, and noise-canceling models are similarly available form your pick of manufacturers. But the intersection between the two can sometimes be a little tricky, especially when you're looking for an extremely compact model. Sony's been working on a pair of solutions, and this week at CES shared its intention to introduce two noise-canceling wireless headphone designs later this year.

One of those is going to be a behind-the-neck model, tethering its earbuds to the main neck-piece which contains the unit's electronics and battery. But the one we're really interested in is a fully wireless setup that consists of separate wireless earbuds for each ear and a hybrid storage case / charging dock.

Whet your appetite for Sony's upcoming noise-canceling wireless headphones with this early preview

Right now, Sony's not saying much of anything about what to expect from these products, short of that we can expect to see them debut sometime in 2017. That leaves us with plenty of questions needing to be addressed, chief among them just what we can expect in terms of battery life, especially with noise-cancellation functionality engaged. We're also right curious to see what pricing would look like for these models, and how that might stack up against larger noise-canceling headsets.

Until we get those answers, check out this early look at Sony's work towards compact, wireless, noise-canceling headphones:

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9 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I'm expecting 2.5 review grade from iphonearena in comparison to airpods of 9.0!!!!

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I'm expecting even less.

2. phldlphn unregistered

Haha right? What was that score they received, -5 or something?

4. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Im expecting 2017 to be a year of wireless earphones problems and customer service breakdown.

5. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

I foresee a 1.05 score for this pair from PhoneArena

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Nah phoneyarena will claim they're not relevant and wont review them.. LOL

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

They only established that they are just a tech site not a review to be trusted site.

7. PilzXDA

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

I guess Phone Areana doesn't read their article before posting, or check spelling.

8. PilzXDA

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

I guess Phone Areana doesn't read their article before posting, or check spelling.

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