Sonos has lengthy been rumored to be creating a premium set of noise-canceling headphones to hitch the corporate’s ecosystem of audio system and multiroom audio merchandise. A brand new design patent submitting on the German Patent and Trademark Workplace appears to offer a glimpse at a farther-along, extra refined product than what we noticed from the US Patent and Trademark Office in September. These newest filings have been registered in December and revealed in late January.
One notable distinction is that the Sonos wordmark is seen on this design; it wasn’t current on the earlier submitting. (That stated, it’s in damaged strains, which doesn’t depend for a lot in a design patent and signifies that placement may change.) One other evolution is that the rods popping out of the scarf now go straight down into the ear cups; there’s no extra half that wraps across the again of every ear cup as we noticed earlier than. Once more, these are damaged strains, however the stable strains additionally present an evolution from the design we noticed earlier than. There are apparent tweaks to the outer ear cup form.
Little is understood concerning the Sonos headphones past the truth that they’re anticipated to price the identical as high-end opponents from Sony and Bose. It’s believed one of many headlining options can be a seamless handoff of music from the headphones to your Sonos audio system (and vice versa).
An adapter for earphones can also be a part of current Sonos filings on the German Patent and Trademark Workplace. It’s commonplace for costly headphones to supply replaceable ear cushions, in order that could possibly be what that is for.
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence confirmed through the firm’s earnings name final week that the subsequent Sonos product can be introduced in March. That system may find yourself being a smaller portable speaker to enhance the cumbersome Sonos Transfer. However through the name, Spence additionally confirmed that Sonos continues to intention to launch “a minimum of” two new merchandise annually. The headphones may wind up being that second new providing for 2021.