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:
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, 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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