“The neckband style designed earphones have 8 hours of battery life, microSD slot, and connect wirelessly”
Sound One, a Hong Kong-based audio products maker, has announced X80 sports earphones in India. The latest earbuds from the company are wireless and come with a neckband-style design. The new wearables will be sold on Amazon and Flipkart at a price of Rs 2,990, while the introductory price is Rs 1,890.
The Sound One X80 the latest in the X series which also has the Sound One X60 and Sound One X70. As the name suggests, they’re designed to handle rigorous use such as in daily sports activities. The neckband comes with a magnetic clamping mechanism and has been claimed to offer a fairly solid build quality. It promises high-quality stereo sound with great bass via the Qualcomm CSR8645 Bluetooth (v4.2) chip with included noise cancellation for voice calls. The chips also support aptX codec for enhanced audio playback when connected to other devices. The company promises Bluetooth connections with devices up to 33 feet far. It also has built-in microphones for hands-free calls.
Besides the audio experience, the Sound One X80 offer IPX5 which can protect the earphones from sweat. There’s also a microSD card slot which can be handy for a frequent travelling user. As for battery backup, the company promises 6-8 hours of playback and 100 hours on standby from a quick charge of 2 hours. Sound One has been steadily increasing its products portfolio in India to envelope more categories like headphones, speakers, chargers, and others.