There are no shortage of headphones available today, however the latest model from Sony has many people already talking. The new Walkman WH series headphones feature a music player and speakers to entertain other people close by.
The NWZ WH505 and NWZ WH303 each feature a built in digital music player with storage and an integrated lithium ion battery which is said to support up to 20 hours of playback before a recharge. They also feature stereo ‘surround sound' speakers and dynamic dome type headphone drivers. Both of them also have LED Walkman logos.
The NWZ WH505 has large 40mm headphone drivers with a range between 5hz and 25khz, 105 dB/mW sensitivity and 40ohm impedance. Attached to the digital player device is 16GB of Solid State Storage which can support MP3, WMA, AAC-LC and Linear PCM format files via USB.
Each of the earcup housings has playback control buttons and a switch to transfer sound playback between the speakers and headphone drivers. The speakers support xLOUD and VPT speaker technologies.
The NWZ WH303 has 4GB of storage and 30mm headphone drivers with a frequency response of 30hz to 20 khz and 107 db/mW sensitivity and a 30 ohm impedance. Battery life is the same as the more expensive WH505 model.
Both sets of headphones can be paired up with a smartphone, tablet or music player via a supplied audio cable. No indications yet of when the headphones will be available, or the cost.
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