Sony SBH82D wireless open-ear headphones with Google Assistant support announced

Sony has launched a few smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain and now its time for the company to unveil its headsets. The Japan-based company has today launched its latest headphones — Sony SBH82D ‘open-ear’ wireless headphones.


The company is touting it as ‘open ear’ headphones that has a unique fit and wearing style, which allows the user to listen to audio as well as ambient sound. The headset comes with a neckband design which has the controls and battery.

For a quick pairing of the headphones with your device, the company is also offering NFC support. In terms of the connectivity, the Sony SBH82D can be connected through Bluetooth v4.2. It offers 32 ohms (1kHz) nominal impedance and a frequency of 20–20,000Hz and also features beat response control.

The Sony SBH82D headphones also come with support for Google Assistant as well as Siri for voice-based commands and operation. The headset comes with a compact design and foldable wires which helps the headset to relax behind the neck. The cable length behind-neck measures 255 mm and the wire that reaches the ear scales to 210 mm long. Overall, the headset is lightweight, weighing 25.6 grams. 

It also comes with a key to answer or reject calls, play/pause music, skip tracks or reply the same track. According to the company, it offers up to 7.5 hours of music playback, 8 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time — and all of these with just a charge time of two hours.

The Sony SBH82D will be available in selected markets in three color options — Black, Gray, and Blue. However, the company has not yet revealed the pricing and availability details.