Sony will bring Google Assistant to all these old headphone models


Sony says Google Assistant integration will be added in a future firmware update.

Sony’s WI-SP600N neckbuds feature noise cancellation and IPX4 sweat and water resistance
Sony’s WI-SP600N neckbuds feature noise cancellation and IPX4 sweat and water resistance

The three earphones heading our way include the WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and the WI-SP500, though the SP500 earphones don't appear to include the Google Assistant support. However, what's notable is Sony also bringing the Assistant via a coming software update to five older pairs (via Android Police). Sony Australia has advised that the three earphones will be heading to Australia from April, though no pricing has been announced. The WH-H900N, WH-1000XM2, WI-1000X and WF-1000X will also be receiving an update to enable Google Assistant, so look out for that update.

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The WF-SP700N is Sony's flagship Bluetooth headphones with a contoured, pill-shaped design that features noise cancellation and a splash-proof design rated at IPX4. The earbuds cost $179.99 and will ship this spring. This case can charge the battery and provide up to nine hours of battery life. Battery life here is better because of the form factor: you get up to 6 hours of continuous playback. Settings allow for all noise to be blocked, while an Ambient Mode lets you continue to hear surrounding sounds.

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If you prefer balanced connections over the standard 3.5mm then these headphones have you covered, as they offer the smaller jack too.

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