CES 2019: Sony WH-1000XM3, WH-1000XM2, WI-1000X Headphones Will Get Alexa Support

Sony has actually announced a small however considerable update to its noise cancellation earphone lineup at CES 2019. The Sony WH-1000XM3, which were announced at IFA 2018 and got an outstanding 4.5/ 5 in our review, the WH-1000XM2, and the in-ear WI-1000X, will all get Amazon Alexa support in the coming weeks.

The Sony WH-1000XM3 are the direct successor to the WH-1000XM2. The on-ear wireless headphones include 40mm drivers, 30-hours of battery life, extremely customisable sound cancellation modes, and support for high-resolution audio codecs such as aptX HD and LDAC. The Sony WI-1000X on the other hand are around-the-neck design cordless headphones with 10 hours of battery life, active noise cancellation, and 9mm dynamic drivers.

The three earphones currently support Google Assistant, with Alexa support showing up as a firmware upgrade in the very first quarter of 2019. Users will have the ability to install the update by means of Sony’s Headphones Connect App which is offered for both Android and iOS. Users will just have the ability to utilize one assistant at a time.

The Sony WH-1000MX3 retail for Rs. 29,990 in India, and the older WH-1000XM2 can be found online for around Rs. 28,000. The in-ear WI-1000X are priced at Rs. 21,990 and can be found for around Rs. 20,000 on e-commerce sites.

In addition to the above announcement, Sony has updated its Extra Bass variety of speakers at CES 2019 with the SRS-XB12, SRS-XB22, and SRS-XB33, which are successful in 2015’s XB10, XB20, and XB30 respectively. The business also revealed a bunch of new 8K and 4K tvs with Android TV built-in and Apple AirPlay support.

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