Sony has introduced the INZONE Buds, a groundbreaking addition to the world of gaming earbuds, featuring Sony’s renowned audio technology aimed at giving you the edge in gaming. These INZONE Buds cater to both PC and console gamers, delivering an unparalleled gaming experience with personalized sound, an astonishing 12-hour battery life, and minimal latency.
Innovating alongside this release is the INZONE H5 wireless headset, offering an astounding 28 hours of uninterrupted gameplay, ensuring maximum comfort during your extended gaming sessions.
This remarkable duo of products was born through a partnership with the esteemed esports powerhouse, Fnatic. As Fnatic prepares to celebrate its 20th year of operation in 2024 and secures consecutive international titles in the VALORANT Champions Tour, their influence on the development of these gaming accessories is undeniable.
Additionally, Sony is set to launch a sleek new black variant of the highly acclaimed INZONE H9 wireless noise-cancelling headset.
INZONE continues to elevate the gaming experience for PC and PlayStation enthusiasts, enhancing audio realism to new heights.
360-Degree Spatial Sound for Immersive Gaming
The INZONE Buds offer a revolutionary 360-degree spatial sound experience that allows you to pinpoint your opponents’ direction and distance, giving you a competitive advantage. Sony’s extensive work in headphone technology has resulted in INZONE Buds tailored to create a sound field uniquely suited to you. Through meticulous analysis of your outer ear’s shape and your ear canal’s acoustic characteristics, INZONE Buds provide unparalleled spatial sound accuracy.
With Sound Field Optimization, you can create a personalized hearing profile by capturing photos of your ears using the 360 Spatial Sound Personalizer smartphone app, ensuring a gaming experience with unmatched spatial accuracy.
INZONE Buds can further be optimized for your ear canal through Sound Tone Personalization, which plays test sounds from driver units and uses feedback microphones to measure sound propagation within your ear canal. This acoustic analysis is then used to customize sound through the INZONE Hub PC application, guaranteeing a genuinely unique spatial listening experience.
Dynamic Driver X for Enhanced Realism
The INZONE Buds faithfully reproduce every in-game sound, from thunderous explosions to subtle footsteps, immersing you in the gaming world. This is made possible by the high-performance driver unit, Dynamic Driver X, specially engineered for wide frequency reproduction and used in the WF-1000XM5. Its diaphragm structure, employing different materials for the dome and edge, ensures minimal distortion and crystal-clear sound quality, delivering an unparalleled level of auditory realism.
Active Noise Cancellation
INZONE Buds feature Sony’s active noise cancellation, blocking out background noise to keep you completely focused on the game.
Prolonged Gaming Sessions
With the new low-power consumption processor L1, the headphones provide up to 12 hours of battery life, extending to a total of 24 hours with the charging case – the industry’s longest battery life for uninterrupted gaming.
The INZONE Buds come equipped with a USB-C dongle connection, guaranteeing latency of less than 30ms, so nothing can hinder your gaming experience.
The new design of the INZONE Buds reduces contact with your ears, ensuring prolonged gaming sessions with increased comfort. These earbuds are available in two stylish color options, black and white, allowing you to choose the one that suits your gaming style.
– AI-based noise reduction microphone for clear voice capture even in noisy environments.
– Customizable tap functions through tap operation.
– LE Audio compatibility for up to 24 hours of battery life when connected to your smartphone.
– Compatibility with the Sony | Headphones Connect app via a smartphone app.
The INZONE H5 headset, boasting a lightweight build and reduced side pressure, offers advanced spatial reproduction to keep you fully immersed in the game. It also includes a boom microphone to ensure your voice is heard, making it the ideal headset for achieving victory in your gaming endeavors.
Key Features of INZONE H5
- Wireless connectivity via 2.4GHz wireless connection.
- 360-degree spatial sound for precise 3D sound positioning.
- Unparalleled comfort with a lightweight design at 260g, soft-fit ear pads, and a low-pressure design for extended gaming sessions.
- Crystal-clear communication with AI-based noise reduction and a bi-directional microphone for clear in-game calls.
- Impressive 28-hour wireless battery life.
- Wired option with a 3.5 mm plug.
INZONE H9 Black – A New Color Variant
The widely acclaimed INZONE H9, known for its exceptional noise-cancellation, audio quality, and comfort, is receiving a highly anticipated new black color option
Refined for Victory. Advised by Fnatic.
Fnatic CEO, Sam Mathews, expressed, “Our partnership continues to elevate esports performance to new heights, equipping and supporting our professional teams to perform at their absolute best. One of our first priorities was to bring the extensive competitive experience of our pros to the development of INZONE Buds and INZONE H5.
Our teams advised Sony that INZONE Buds would be the ultimate gaming earbud, with battery life and comfort to withstand even the longest gaming sessions, alongside immersive audio that our pros can rely on to conquer global competition. We are excited to share our collaborative efforts with our global fan base, giving them the confidence that their favorite pros support them.”
AvailabilityThe INZONE Buds, INZONE H5, and INZONE H9 Black headsets will be available in Malaysia starting from October 2023.