Sony unveils new audio system, new headphone models in Kenya

Sony has launched a 1.7m tall High Power Audio System MHC-V90DW and a new range of Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones in three style variations – the headband style WH-1000XM2, the behind-the-neck style WI-1000X, and the truly wireless WF-1000X.

Taro Kimura, MD, Sony Middle East and Africa, said: “We have launched very diverse products that cater to two ends of the audio entertainment spectrum. We have a very big and very loud Hi-Fi system to light up any party and new industry leading Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones for personal use. What is common among these products is innovative smart technologies that can customise the audio experience and meet the lifestyle and expectations of the customers of today.”

He added: “These new introductions in the personal and home audio categories will help consolidate Sony leadership in the audio business and achieve a growth of 28% over last year.”


Standing at 1.7m tall, the large tower design of V90DW speaker can be seen and heard in the best possible way. The V90DW is packed with advanced technology and sound pressure to bring high quality sound to cover a wide range and reach a larger area. With these speakers; bigger and better parties can be catered to.

The V90DW features a Spread Sound Generator (an open back-type cabinet) that supports the spread and distance of high quality music. To increase the range and spread of sound, front-facing mid-range Angled Speakers and tweeters are angled outward at 20 degrees. The speakers carry a ‘horn’ like style to maximise the reproduction of sound across the room.

The easy-to-use touch panel user interface is also back-lit, so there’s no fumbling around in the dark when attempting to skip a track. However, the real stars of the show are the speaker lights and multi-colour woofer lights that change according to the beat and in turn lights up the surroundings all night long.

With the Sony Music Center and Fiestable mobile apps, the V90DW can wirelessly (via Wi-Fi) synchronise up to 10 compatible speakers for an all-encompassing and engaging party chain speaker experience. The V90DW connects wirelessly with the already available V77W and can be easily transported due to its built-in casters.

“Smart Noise Cancelling” 1000X series headphone

The wireless style WF-1000X, completely free of wires and fitting snugly in your ear. WH-1000XM2 are the new headband-style premium NC headphones, offering exceptional battery life, for a deeper, longer listening experience. The behind-the-neck style WI-1000X is designed for the practical, who likes to listen in silence while travelling.

Using the new “Sony | Headphones Connect” app with the new 1000X headphone series allows for more flexibility in customising how users want the headphones to adjust to their surroundings.

With the WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X you also get the world’s first ‘Atmospheric Pressure Optimising’ feature that uses sensors to detect the air pressure around you and optimise the Wireless Noise Cancelling accordingly. Additionally, an equaliser allows you to tailor the soundscape further to your personal preference.

Wire-free WF-1000X

The WF-1000X buds comfortably in your ears, tune in to your music, and tune out of the real world. Having no wires means that you’re free to go about your business.

With a 6mm driver, the sound from these headphones is dynamic despite their miniscule size. As soon as you take them out of the case these headphones automatically power on and connect to the last device they were paired with – pop them in your ears and you are ready to go. Charge the WF-1000X in the charging case for up to 9 hours of usage.

Headband Style WH-1000XM2

The WH-1000XM2 features Wireless Noise Cancelling technology combined with Ambient Sound mode, Personal NC Optimiser and Quick Attention mode in its around-ear style. If you are a frequent flyer then the new Atmospheric Pressure Optimising feature that analyses your surrounding atmospheric pressure and improves the NC performance will make a difference to the comfort of your flight.

Enhanced to last 40 hours with an audio cable, or 30 hours wirelessly, the Quick Charge function gains 70 mins of battery life with just 10 minutes of charging, so you can use your 1000XM2 wherever you are, whether that be flying across the sky or on your commute to work.

For the 1000X family, the Sony | Headphones Connect app is packed full of Sony smart features for adaptable listening, utilising your mobile device’s accelerometer sensor to detect your activity and adjust music and sound settings to best suit your environment.

MHC-V90DW, WF-1000X, WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X will be available in December at retail stores in Kenya.

Product and Suggested Retail Price in Kenya:


Retail Prices

in Kenya

MHC-V90DW Kshs 139,995
WF-1000X Kshs 21,995
WH-1000XM2 Kshs 36,995
WI-1000X Kshs 28,995




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