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Sony unveils h.ear headphones and noise-cancelling Walkman (pictures)

Sony has launched a new range of hi-res portable audio gear at IFA in Berlin including headphones and players. We went hands-on.

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Sony H.ear headphones and Walkman

BERLIN -- Sony has announced its new H.ear range of "hi-res" portable products which includes in-ear and on-ear headphones in addition to a new Walkman.

The H.ear in, H.ear On and NW20 series Walkman come in bright "fashion" colors in addition to compatibility with higher-than-CD quality audio.

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Sony's H.ear On headphones

Sony's new MDR-100AAP headphone comes in five different colors, which correspond to the H.ear On Walkman.

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Sony's H.ear In headphones

The H.ear In headphones go in your ears. Geddit?

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Walkman NW20

The Walkman NW-A20 series will feature two models -- the 16GB NW25 and the 64GB NW27 -- which feature noise-cancelling compatibility and up to 50 hours playback of 24-bit/192kHz files.

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NW20 series

Like the headphones, the Walkman comes in five different colors.

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Foldable

The H.ear Ons fold for better portability.

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Hi-res for 200 bucks

The headphones are due in the US in November for $200 and while UK and Australia details are still unannounced, this converts to £130 or AU$285.

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Also available in red

The H.ead On.

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None more black

It also comes in black.

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Sony MDR-EX750NA

The H.ear In MDR-EX750NA headphones offer active noise cancellation in addition to the same five funky colors. Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.

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Funky

The H.ead In comes in green.

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H.ead On

An IFA attendee checks out the new range.

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NW20

It comes in red, and still features Sony's proprietary cable.

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It comes in blue too

Don't feel blue, little MP3 player.

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Sony Walkman NW-A20

It's not easy being green.

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