Sony has released a raft of new audio products to work in conjunction with its newly-announced high-end NW-S700 noise-cancelling music players.
First up are three new cradle audio docking system that allows the latest Walkman music players to slot into the dock to charge while playing back music.
The devices produce 2.1 channel sound from Sony's proprietary S-Master digital amplifier, two magnetic speakers, and a compact subwoofer that together produce 25W RMS. They also feature bass and treble tone control, a remote control, and inputs for other audio devices.
The Sony CPF-NW001 will be sold starting this month, and will be bundled with up to 50 free downloads from the company's online music store. A step up from this model is the CPF-IX001 that features a detachable wifi module so that the hifi can be connected to a home network.
Finally, the CPF-MP001 is designed for Walkman mobile phone owners, as it docks with any mobile with a “Fastport” connection that operates like a USB.
Sony has also unveiled a new micro system, the CMT-U1BT, as well as a set of Bluetooth headphones. The CMT-U1BT streams music wirelessly through its A2DP Bluetooth connection. To encourage people to buy the system, Sony is offering a free two-way A2DP Bluetooth Dongle so that any PC, mobile, portable CD or surround sound system can be Bluetooth compatible. It also comes with a voucher for ten music downloads.
CMTU1BT also features a USB port, puts out 2 x 25W RMS, is equipped with a vertical slot-loading CD mechanism, and has an AM/FM radio tuner.
The new family of stereo headphones let you stream music easily from mobile phones or PCs. The DR-BT20NX and DR-BT30Q also let you pick up incoming calls, change tracks, and adjust volume using remote operation buttons. The DR-BT30Q also offers a microphone, Bluetooth, and rechargeable power supply for the over-ear units; the DR-BT10CX is the in-ear model; and the DR-BT20NX features a neckstrap for comfort.