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Very few so-called ‘wire­less’ ear­phones are ac­tu­ally truly wire­less—of­ten the left and right ear­phones of so-called ‘wire­less’ ear­phones are joined by a thin wire. Sony’s new WF-1000X ear­phones are truly wire­less. No wires at all.

The WF-1000X ear­phones connect to your phone or de­vice via Blue­tooth (V4.1) and can play (us­ing SBC or AAC codecs) for up to three hours on a sin­gle charge. The ear­buds come with a car­ry­ing case that dou­bles as a por­ta­ble charger and can de­liver three full charges to the WF-1000Xs be­fore need­ing to be recharged it­self. Sony rates the fre­quency re­sponse of the WF-1000X as ex­tend­ing from 20Hz to 20kHz. The ear­phones are con­trolled via the new ‘Sony Head­phones Connect’ app which now al­lows for more flex­i­bil­ity in cus­tomis­ing how users want the head­phones to ad­just to their sur­round­ings, with an ‘Adap­tive Sound Con­trol’ fea­ture that al­lows you to tailor the noise-can­celling cir­cuitry for spe­cific en­vi­ron­ments. It also al­lows you to spec­ify how much am­bi­ent noise you’d like to hear while us­ing the ear­phones. ‘ This smart lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is re­alised by Sony’s in­te­grated tech­nol­ogy called “Sense En­gine”, said Chana Perlgut, for Sony. ‘ Sense En­gine pro­vides a per­son­alised ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery sin­gle sound, in­clud­ing mu­sic and am­bi­ent sound, tai­lored to in­di­vid­ual needs.’ Avail­able now, the WF-1000X is avail­able in two skin-coloured fin­ishes as well as sil­ver. All vari­ants re­tail for $399.95 (RRP). For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Sony on 1300 720 071 or visit the web­site at

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