Sony has announced its own pair of fully wireless earphones, the WF-1000X. Like its previous model MDR-1000X, the WF-1000X feature active noise cancellation and new additional features.
The earphones are completely wireless and come with a carrying case that also charge the individual earphones. The earphones turn on automatically when you take them out from the case. The WF-1000X feature active noise cancellation and you can turn on the ambient mode that lets you filter in outside sound so you can hear temporarily listen to what’s going on around you. There is also a mode that will just let you hear voices around you.
Additionally it comes with Smart Listening. It works with the app on your phone to figure out what you are doing. While you are traveling in a vehicle, the app will minimize background sounds and voices and focus on the audio. When you are walking, it will increase the background sounds so you can listen to your surroundings. When you are standing or sitting it can turn up the voices so you hear people or important announcements around you. Of course, you can take control of the app and adjust things manually as well or switch this off entirely.
The WF-1000X has a battery life of 3 hours with the active noise cancelling on and 9 hours if you charge them with the case and priced at $199.