Sony will release a new product “WF-H800” of completely wireless earphones on February 29. Although the noise canceling [NC] function is omitted, it is a featured model as a new option of a completely wireless earphone. So, I tried a simple specification comparison of three models of Sony's completely wireless earphone "WF-1000XM3" and Apple's "AirPods [2nd generation]" "AirPods Pro".
The WF-1000XM3 is equipped with noise canceling and external sound capture functions, and is a higher-grade model than the WF-H800. Due to the release in July 2019, the actual selling price is around 27,000 yen, and some stores sell for around 23,000 yen.
AirPods [2nd generation] is a model with improved device connection speed in response to Qi charging. The actual selling price is less than 20,000 yen. AirPods Pro supports noise canceling, external sound capture, and Qi charging, and is the most expensive of these four models, with an actual selling price of around 30,000 yen. The AirPods series is also easy to pair and switch with Apple products such as the iPhone.
Looking at this, it is very disappointing that the WF-H800 is in the 20,000 yen range even though it does not have a noise canceling function. However, it is also true that there are enough attractive features such as the color balance to be developed in five colors and the ability to play compressed sound sources at resolutions equivalent to high res with the "DSEE HX" installed. By the time the price drops below 20,000 yen, it will be a viable option.