Probably aimed at commuters who can’t stand someone shouting down their mobile phone in the next seat is the Sony Walkman NW-S700 series, available in a variety of storage sizes and colours, but all featuring noise-cancelling technology.
Sony reckons their new players can offer a reduction in ambient noise of up to 75 per cent. That’s down to their unique 13.5fEX headphones which feature built-in microphones to capture, examine and neutralise surrounding noise interruptions. And to improve the music, there’s also clear stereo and clear bass technologies for better sound clarity. The player itself offers an impressive 50 hours playback between charges, along with a 3-minute quick charge. It also features, direct recording (without a PC), 5-band equaliser, 3D sound and three line information display.
The choice of colours are violet, black or pink, along with 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. There’s also a range of player-specific accessories due on the market too, including cases, a docking system and a Bluetooth transmitter.
Expect it in the shops from November. Prices to be confirmed.