It’s a use case for Sony’s new fully wireless earbuds.
It’s clear which market Sony is going after here – it’s exactly the same one it went after with its QuietComfort-besting over-ear headphones.
As Beats did with the Powerbeats Pro, Sony opted for battery life over portability with the XM3 case.
The earbuds ship with swappable silicone tips, though I found the default set to be a pretty good fit for my own ears.
Again, I’d caution against that, as Sony hasn’t offered up anything in the way of sweatproofing here.
More impressive is the active noise cancellation – something that, up until recently, one assumed would have to be sacrificed on a pair of small wireless buds.
The latter is probably another step toward a world where we carry on in-person conversations without taking the earbuds out.