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High-Resolution Audio with Sony’s h.ear Line

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Sony recently launched their h.ear product line that utilizes LDAC for high-resolution audio that you can take with you. The line-up features 3 devices that includes: the world’s smallest portable high-res audio wireless speaker — the h.ear Go, wireless headphones with digital noise cancelling – the h.ear On, and in-ear wireless headphones – the h.ear In.

Sony h.ear Go

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Despite its name, the Go is great whether you are bringing it around with you or just staying at home. Their newly designed 35mm diameter full-ranged speakers pack a mean punch and deliver high-resolution audio with stereo channels that have dual passive radiators, which extend low-end response coupled with EXTRA BASS to bring those EDM tracks to life. You can connect to the h.ear Go via Bluetooth, NFC, or – if you’d prefer – wire it up via USB-B or its Audio-In ports. It also has built-in support for Google Cast and Spotify Connect and the h.ear Go’s battery is said to last 12-hours.

If you’re staying in and happen to own a few of these, they can be used for multi-room setups through Sony’s SongPal app.

Sony h.ear On Wireless NC

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One thing that has to be considered with headphones that are wireless and have noise cancelling – other than, of course, how they sound – is its battery life. No problems here it seems, as the Sony’s h.ear On has a battery that Sony says can last up to 20 hours; more than enough for those rough commutes in Metro Manila traffic. Its AI Noise Cancelling constantly analyzes ambient sounds around you, so you don’t have to worry about the buses blaring their horns if you happen to be caught in a gridlock.

Powering the high-resolution audio on the h.ear On is a 40mm HD driver unit that the company gives powerfully precise bass and transparent highs, wrapped up in titanium coated domes to subdue undesirable vibrations; all the while keeping sound leakage to a minimum so you keep your beats to yourself.

Sony h.ear In Wireless

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 If you’re not a fan of over-the-ear headphones, this may the alternative for you. The h.ear In are, well, in-ear wireless headphones that has a discreet 9mm driver unit that has an outer magnetic path-type circuit that maximizes driver output. The h.ear In is designed to sit behind your neck and has a built-in microphone plus HD voice support. There’s also a regular mini-jack should you wish to wire the h.ear In straight to your phone.

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As mentioned above all three units take advantage of LDAC for transmission of high-res audio and all of them come in five vibrant colors: Viridian Blue, Cinnabar Red, Charcoal Black, Lime Yellow, and Bordeaux Pink. The h.ear On and h.ear In are available in select Sony Centers and Egghead Outlets, and cost Php 15,999 and Php 8,999 respectively. The h.ear Go should be available in stores pretty soon as they are slated for a Q3 2016 release.

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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