Technology Behind High-Resolution Headphones
High-resolution audio refers to a set of digital methods and formats that enable music encoding and playing at greater sampling rates than those used in CDs. Sony's high-resolution audio is here to improve your listening experience like never before. The most essential component here is audio quality, which includes increased texture and depth in the bass frequencies, a richer and more detailed middle, and a crisper, more expressive high-frequency performance. High-resolution audio devices take that revolution to a whole new level of fine audio quality, elevating the experience from hearing to feeling it.
With the confluence of expertise and fortitude, the highest-quality analogue and digital technologies take music experiences to new heights. Sony Hi-Res Audio headphones were designed for listeners who want to hear the best audio quality possible no matter where they are. Every headphone set is designed to meet the greatest ergonomic comfort requirements and includes useful features that make listening enjoyable.
The best Hi-Res Headphones in the Range
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• Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Industry Leading Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Auto Noise Cancelling Optimizer, 8 Mics for Crystal Clear Hands-Free Calling, Swift Pair & Alexa Voice Control
• Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, 30 Hrs Battery Life, Quick Charge & Alexa
The Technology Driving Sony's High-Resolution Headphones
Sony constantly pursued sound purity reproduction through hundreds of experiments to achieve ultimate perfection. Sony engineers have continually created the world-renowned headphones line using new design methodologies and high-precision sound technologies, resulting in totally realistic listening experiences.
Every nuanced variation of sound, from the start of a great performance to ambient resonance, is properly captured and recreated, even the elusive sound at the end of a performance as it approaches silence. The result is an astoundingly faithful sound reproduction that is both clear and expressive, including the complexities and delicate nuances of micro-sounds and larger scales at greater amplitudes.
Sony high-resolution headphones are professionally engineered with Dual noise sensor technology, which has two microphones on each earcup that catch ambient noise and transmit it to the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1. The HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 then uses a new algorithm to provide noise-cancelling processing in real-time to a variety of acoustic settings. Working with a revolutionary Bluetooth® Audio SoC (System on Chip), it detects and adjusts to music and noise signals, as well as acoustic parameters between the driver unit and the ears, at over 700 times per second.
The WH-1000XM4 headphones use two technologies to optimise noise-cancelling performance: Personal Noise-Cancelling Optimiser, which is tailored to your needs, and Atmospheric-Pressure Optimising, which is ideal for air travel.
With Dual Noise Sensor technology, the WH-XB910N elevates digital noise cancellation to new heights. You can now completely shut out the rest of the world and enjoy your one-on-one party with only your music for company. The WH-XB910N also has Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines two built-in microphones with superior audio signal processing to provide ultra-clear call quality.
The Integrated Processor V1 unleashes the full power of the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, which was exclusively developed by Sony for the WH-1000XM5. This one-of-a-kind technology controls eight microphones, resulting in unparalleled noise-cancelling performance. With four microphones on each earcup, this is our most significant advancement in noise cancellation. Ambient sound is caught considerably more accurately, resulting in a significant reduction in high-frequency noise. Auto NC Optimiser ensures that noise-cancelling performance is always and automatically optimised based on wearing conditions and external environmental parameters including atmospheric pressure.
The Highlighted Features of Sony Hi-Res Headphones
There's nothing but music Sony's high-resolution wireless headphones offer a sonic masterclass and are a simple way to enjoy less noise and even purer sound, thanks to smart listening technology that automatically customises your experience. Let's go deeper into some of the best aspects of several high-resolution headphones.
Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Industry Leading Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
All-day comfort with an elegant design: These lightweight headphones have a nice finish in newly created soft-fit leather. This cloth wraps securely around the skull, reducing pressure on the ears while blocking out extraneous sounds. The stepless slider, seamless swivel and hanger, and silent joints make it comfortable to wear.
Multipoint connection: These headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. So, when a call comes in, your headphones detect which device is ringing and immediately connect to the correct one. You'll also be able to rapidly switch your headphones between the two devices with the touch of a button.
Crystal clear hands-free calling: Precise Voice Pickup Technology and powerful audio signal processing ensure that the person on the other end of the call can hear your voice, even in busy settings. These headphones have two beamforming microphones on each earcup and are set to pick up only your voice.
Touch controls: Pause, play, and skip tunes, adjust volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls.
Adaptive Sound Control: Automatically adjusts loudness based on your surroundings, learning your behaviour, and recognising places you visit.
Speak-to-Chat: When you start a conversation, Speak-to-Chat automatically turns off your music and lets in ambient sound.
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Ambient Sound Control: When listening on the go, use the Sony | Headphones Connect app to block noise while allowing vital noises, such as transport announcements, to get through.
Wireless freedom, premium sound: LDAC transfers around three times more data (at a maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than traditional BLUETOOTH® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in superb quality, as close as feasible to that of a dedicated cable connection.
Real-time restoration of all your compressed files: DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), created in collaboration with Sony Audio Entertainment, uses Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence) to upscale compressed digital audio files in real-time. It dynamically recognises the instrumentation, musical genres, and unique aspects of each song, such as voices or interludes, and recovers the high-range sound lost during compression for a richer, more comprehensive listening experience.
Adaptive Sound Control automatically adjusts to your location and behaviour: Adaptive Sound Control is a smart feature that can learn to detect settings you frequent, such as your office or preferred café, and adapt sound for the best listening experience. Furthermore, it identifies what you're doing—for example, strolling, waiting, or traveling—and adjusts the ambient sound settings accordingly.
Headphones that react to you: A proximity sensor in your headphones detects whether you're wearing them and adjusts playback accordingly to save battery power. Remove your headphones, and the music will halt automatically. When you put the headphones back on, the music will resume automatically.
Be smarter with Voice Assistant: Get hands-free assistance. Simply say "OK Google" or "Alexa" to activate your choice of voice assistant. Enjoy entertainment, communicate with friends, get information, listen to music and notifications, create reminders, and much more. You may also use your voice to control features on your headphones, such as noise cancellation.
Sony | Headphones Connect app: Ambient Sound Control in the Sony | Headphones Connect app allows you to alter the volume of background sound and allow only speech to be heard. Meanwhile, the Equaliser allows you to adjust sound levels to match your music.