Competing with AirPods, Bang & Olufsen and Sony Launch Their Truly Wireless Headphones

Competing with AirPods, Bang & Olufsen and Sony Launch Their Truly Wireless Headphones

Since I find myself, Apple products have never been cheap. And no, I'm not talking about the Brazil scenario; Outside it has always been possible to find Apple alternatives with more attractive prices. just like computers, smartphones, set top boxes And even with smartwatches. But if there is an area in which Apple is doing very well regarding product quality vs. price, that of wireless headphones.

Ignore the Beats brand at this time and focus only on AirPods. Apple's first truly wireless headset was launched almost a year ago for $ 160. At the time there weren't so many truly wireless headphones, there were only a few options like Bragi's Dash. From then to now, however, several others arose; this week for example both the Bang & Olufsen as for Sony presented their alternatives to Apple's miniature hair dryers both priced superiors to those of Ma.

Beoplay E8 Wireless Headphones

Beoplay E8 Wireless Headphones

Composed of a 45 gram rechargeable case (with leather accents) and microphone earphones (for calls and voice control), a touch-sensitive surface (with aluminum accents), B&O promises optimum sound quality with a transparency mode, which allows you to hear both the sound of the headphones and what is happening around you.

Beoplay E8 Wireless Headphones

From the touch-sensitive surface you can perform tasks such as pause / play, make calls, control the volume, activate transparency mode and voice control (“E a, Siri”). Like the Dash, the Beoplay E8 works with the right handset as the main and the left as an auxiliary (so the right has 7 grams and a 85mAh battery while the left has 6 grams and a 60mAh battery for about 4 hours). duration). That is, if you are only going to use a headset for some reason, it will necessarily have to be the right one.

The case has a 365mAh battery, capable of charging the headphones with two full recharges, and the handset experience becomes even better when the user uses the Beoplay app. Available in two colors (black and charcoal sand), this beauty costs the small trifle of 300 (about R $ 1,120, in direct conversion).

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Headphones

Sony's new release has as its main proposal the cancellation of noise something we do not see in AirPods. Obviously, you have the option to turn off the cancellation and listen to everything around you, and you can also choose between a normal ambient sound or a voice-enhancing ambient sound, so you won't miss any important information (if you are at an airport, for example). ).

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Headphones

The resource Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control (something like Intelligent Listening through Adaptive Sound Control) automatically detects what you are doing (traveling, walking, or just standing somewhere) to adjust the surround sound settings. If you like, you can customize all these preferences in the Sony | Connect headphones.

Another differentiator of these headphones is that they can connect to your smartphone both via Bluetooth and NFC on iPhone, such as closed NFC technology, even Bluetooth communication.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Headphones

Like its competitors, the WF-1000X has a recharging case that provides up to 3 recharges to the headphones, which has a battery that can last up to 3 hours.

Sony's release will cost $ 200 and start selling sometime in September.

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Price: R $ 1,259.10Installment Price: at up to 12x from R $ 116.58Feature: wireless headphonesRelease: December 2016

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