Sony adding Assistant to latest wireless earbuds, neckbuds, & older models via update

Sony's WF-1000X wireless noise cancelling headphones offer superb audio even if battery life is below par. Sony

Sony's WF-1000X wireless noise cancelling headphones offer superb audio even if battery life is below par. Sony

"Ready to jump into action when you are, the wireless noise cancelling WF-SP700N, WI-SP600N and standard WI-SP500 headphones will be every listener's favorite new work out buddy". But, it also quietly announced something else: old speakers and headphones will also get support for Google Assistant via a software update, as spotted by AndroidPolice.

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.

WF-SP700N The WF-SP700N earphones are Sony's truly wireless earbuds, they offer noise-cancellation, they're splash-proof and of course, as they're Sony, great sound quality thanks to the 6mm drivers inside. The WF-SP700N comes with a compact one-touch-open charging case and benefits from approximately three hours of battery life plus two additional charges from its case for nine hours in total. Along with noise cancelling these headphones feature Sony's EXTRA BASS™ sound, giving your music a deep punchy bass. Settings allow for all noise to be blocked, while an Ambient Mode lets you continue to hear surrounding sounds.

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Both headphones feature the Google Assistant and will be launching this spring. Sony says that with a future update it will deliver quick access to Google Assistant. They will be available in the same four colors for $149.99.

While WF-SP700N model is truly wire-free, the WI-SP600N and WI-S500 models are the neck buds which are designed with stronger battery life.

With IPX4 rating, the headphones are good enough to protect themselves from those sweaty workouts.

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