Sonos may very well be producing a pair of high-end wi-fi headphones, a brand new rumor suggests, which might be the primary time the pioneer of multi-room audio ventured from the safer shoals of enormous, highly effective audio system for in-ear audio.
The main points on the high-end headphones are slim in the intervening time however, in line with a report from Bloomberg, the headphones will probably have a number of digital assistants that will operate equally to the audio maker’s Sonos Beam and Sonos One audio system, and would deal with competing with Sony, Apple, Bose and Sennheiser by providing high-end audio efficiency.
Whereas the headphones aren’t anticipated to be unveiled till later down the street, Bloomberg’s sources counsel that Sonos may goal a value level of round $300 (£200, AU$400).
That prime-end hustle
Ought to that value level change into correct, that will put it in direct rivalry with the Sony WH-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort 35 II and Sennheiser Momentum Wireless – three headphones which have completely dominated the high-end wi-fi area.
The opposite downside with placing out a pair of wi-fi over-ear headphones by subsequent 12 months? Apple may very well be wanting on the similar time-frame to launch its rumored over-ear headphones in addition to its second-gen Apple AirPods 2 – two hotly anticipated headphones that already stand to shake up the business with none assist from Sonos getting into the combo.
We’ll attain out to Sonos to attempt to affirm the report ourselves, and replace this story after we hear again.