updated 04:10 pm EDT, Mon April 27, 2009
Sony BT headphones
Sony Europe on Monday announced the upcoming release of two sets of Bluetooth 2.1 headphones with Sony's cVc echo and noise cancellation software, the DR-BT100CX in-ear earbuds and headband DR-BT101. Both can handle phone calls thanks to a built-in microphone and call answer controls as well. The earbuds use 9mm Neodymium drivers while the latter sport a 30mm speaker made of the same material. Integrated music controls include volume adjustment and track forward and back buttons.
Either set is recharged with a USB cable, with life rated at up to 12 hours for the larger BT101s and 8 hours for the BT100CX set. The earbuds ship with three sizes of silicon earbuds for a comfortable fit in user's ears. The A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP Bluetooth profiles are supported by either product.
Sony has not released ship dates nor pricing information for either new set.