Sony MDr-10 Headphones Release Date, Price, Specs: Next-Gen Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Listen to this: Sony's new line of premium headphones is here.
The headband-type wireless headphones will debut starting at $199, Gizmodo reports.
The line includes the closed-back MDR-10 headphones that come in standard (MDR-10R), wireless Bluetooth (MDR-10RBT) and noise-cancelling (MDR-10RNC) varieties.
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All three versions utilize 40mm drivers, and cost $200, $250 and $270 respectively.
In a statement Sony said its engineers "identified the critical 30-40Hz sub-bass region that is the signature of today's music styles and developed an enhanced Beat Response Control design for the new MDR-10 headphones, featuring a closed back for maximum isolation and exceptional bass response."
The wireless Bluetooth model includes AptX support, and NFC (tap-to-pair) capabilities with compatible devices. It can also be used as a corded headphone if the battery dies, CNET reports.
NFC support will let users tap their smartphone or tablet to instantly stream high-quality music via Bluetooth.
The noise-canceling version reduces up to 99.4 percent of ambient noise, according to Sony. The company says the model incorporates its "Automatic Intelligence Noise Canceling" technology. When users push a button on the side of the headphones they analyze the ambient noise through a built-in microphone to determine which of three filters to use.
According to Sony the noise-cancelling model offers about 20 hours of battery life on a since charge, and can also be plugged in for wired use.
The standard and noise-cancelling models will ship in October, while the wireless set will arrive in November.