Sonos has been rumoured to be engaged on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to sort out the likes of Sony, Bose, Microsoft, AKG, Marshall, JBL and Apple for a while now. And whereas there has been a gradual trickle of particulars in regards to the over-ear headphones, we haven’t loved a transparent take a look at the design of those hotly-anticipated new cans. Until now, that’s.
A brand new patent filed with the German Patent and Trademark Office features a detailed line drawing of the product in question. Sonos filed for a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office again in September 2020, however whereas there have been drawings included with that doc – there wasn’t a lot element in any respect. In reality, they only regarded like fairly generic headphones. The German documentation, which was filed in December final year however revealed a couple of weeks in the past, seems to indicate a finalised design.
The Sonos emblem can clearly be seen on the earcups, in addition to detailed drawings of the playback controls and headband design.
Sonos appears to have made a couple of adjustments for the reason that US patent final year, together with a brand new form for the earcup and a a lot easier connection to the scarf. Based on the drawings filed with the patent, Sonos will use a USB-C port to recharge the headphones. A 3.5mm audio enter can be current within the design – so that you’ll be capable of hook up with the leisure system in your subsequent flight with out juggling quite a few adapters (such as you’ll want with Apple AirPods Max, for instance).
Just like your wi-fi Sonos speaker system at residence, you can deliver playlists, albums and artists from a plethora of sources, together with Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music, in addition to radio from TuneIn and Global Player and audiobooks from Audible, to call a couple of. Sonos additionally has its personal curated radio service.
Sonos is purportedly set to make use of each Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for listening on the headphones. One of the flagship options of those forthcoming headphones is rumoured to be the power to hand-off music from the headphones to your audio system at residence – or take the music with you as you stroll out of the door. Whether that’s sufficient to persuade clients to maneuver away from extra established manufacturers like Sony and Bose stays to be seen.