Sony announces wireless earbud Xperia Ear Duo in MWC 2018

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Along with Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, Sony also announced the Xperia Ear Duo at Mobile World Congress 2018 which was taking place in Barcelona, Spain. These wireless headphones offer a music listening experience without being isolated from the vicinity.

Sony Xperia Ear Duo will begin to be distributed in May 2018, and will be available in a choice of black and gold. Accessories that are claimed to offer a dual voice listening experience is marketed for US $ 279.99.

This earphone is the successor to Sony Xperia Ear which was released in 2016 ago, and received less good reception in the market. Meanwhile, the concept of Xperia Ear Duo that has not functioned first exhibited at the MWC 2017 event last, and then exhibited in the IFA 2017.

The design that carried this device quite unique, consisting of the in-ear and thick section called Spatial Acoustic Conductor, to be placed behind the user's ear. Meanwhile, the thick part needs to be positioned below the ear, and not above it.

For sound, Sony installs the Xperia Ear Duo with support for dual listening technology, allowing users to listen to music and sound in the background at the same time. The technology is claimed capable of presenting a satisfactory listening music experience.

The technology utilizes Spatial Acoustic Conductor, projecting music to the inner cavity of the ear, the cavity in the middle, to allow background noise to be heard. With the design, there is no high-level noise cancellation feature, which may be a drawback for some users.

Users also have the option to control headphones by moving the head. For example nod or shake to accept or reject a phone call, and shake your head left or right to skip the song.

There is also a touch control feature on the back of the ear, for users who do not like the method of control via the movement. In addition, this earphone is also supported with Siri and Google Assistant integration for iOS and Android device users.

Xperia Ear Duo supported battery that is claimed to be able to survive and play music for up to four hours in a single charge. This earphone is also supported charging case, providing three additional battery charging slots.