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Sonos is reportedly creating a pair of high-end headphones

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Since it was founded in 2002, Sonos has been focused on creating high-end, easy-to-use audio products for the home. As we've seen over the years, this has included things like smart speakers, soundbars, subwoofers, and more. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Sonos is in the process of creating its first gadget that can be used anywhere.

More specifically, Sonos is creating a pair of headphones.

"People familiar with the plans" shared this news and said that Sonos is looking to target the high-end/premium market. If the company wants to compete with the likes of the Bose QC35 and Sony WH-1000XM3, that means we'll likely see a price around $300 - $350.

The headphones are reportedly still in the early stages of development, with the report saying they could be released by some point next year in 2020. That's still a good while to wait, but if the headphones are like any of Sonos's recent products, they'll be well worth it.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

4 Comments
  • They also have to have a wired option.
  • Wired option is a must for me as well. I only use wireless when quality is not critical, like watching YouTube or a movie during lunch.
  • High quality wireless is something that doesn't exist. I'm in my 40s and have normal hearing loss issues for my age and job.... But I can tell the difference between digital audio upscaling available only on any corded headphones (Bowers & Wilkins P9's) vs my wireless Bose QC 35s. The wireless, and noise cancellation, are nice on walks. I've tried the google assistant real time translation and it is very good (available on the Bose)
  • The Bose QC 35s (as far as I know) only use standard Bluetooth codecs (SBC), so definitely bad quality. There are wireless headphones that use higher quality codes such as AAC, aptx, aptx HD, LDAC, etc. But it only works if both the source and receiver support the same codecs. Even with the highest quality codecs I know some audiophiles still think it's not good enough, though.