Sony has earlier this week announced the Sony WH-XB700 headphones, the newest addition to the highly-accredited Sony EXTRA BASS series. The WH-XB700 introduces several key improvements including improved vocal clarity while retaining all the much-loved features from the previous EXTRA BASS headphones.

Sony WH-XB700

The WH-XB700 provides 30-hours of use on a single charge and features an upgraded quick charge function that provides one and a half hours of wireless playback after a mere ten minutes of charging.

Coupled with the built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa feature, the WH-XB700 provides a hands-free, voice-controlled experience with a tap on the custom button located at the left ear cup.

With Sony’s Headphones Connect app which allows customisation of CLEAR BASS, Surround (VPT) and Sound Position Control, enabling a smart listening experience.

Sony WH-XB700

The WH-XB700 will be available in 2 colours Black and Blue at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and Sony authorised dealers in Singapore from April 2019 at a launch price of SGD 199.

Product Specifications

Driver Unit: 30mm (Dome Type)
Frequency Response: 5–22,000 Hz
Impedance: 37 ohm
Wearing Style:
On-Ear
Bluetooth Version (Codec): v4.2 (SBC,AAC, Qualcomm aptXTM audio)
NFC™ One-Touch Listening Support: Yes
Voice Assistant Support: Yes (Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa)
Smartphone App Support: Yes (Headphones Connect App)
Battery Life: 30 hours
Quick Charge: 10 mins for 90 mins of Battery Life
Weight: 195g
USB Port: Type-C USB
Accessories: Audio cable, Type-C USB charging cable

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Goh Beng Yeow, the Founder / Editor at Porta-Fi™, is a recipient of the IT Youth Award in Singapore. Twice nominated for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Beng Yeow has previously founded startups such as PDALive.com, Coded Pixels Consultants and was a Tech writer for TODAY, a national daily newspaper under MediaCorp.

Since 2017, he has been writing, editing and producing commentaries, interviews, news and reviews on Porta-Fi™. In 2019, Beng Yeow was appointed Advisor to LHDC™, the industry's latest low latency and high-definition Bluetooth audio codec.

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