Sonos Headphones are Reportedly In the Works
Having essentially owned the wireless multi-room speaker market since it began shipping product in 2005, speaker manufacturer Sonos is reportedly looking to dip its toe in an entirely new audio category: Headphones. That’s at least according to a recent Bloomberg report, which cited “people familiar with the plans.” A Sonos spokesperson said in the report that the company does not comment on future product plans. (We’ve reached out to the Sonos team here as well and heard a similar tune—pun intended.)
According to the report, the wireless, over-ear headphones are still in the early development stages and could be launched by next year. It’s expected, those sources said, that the headphones will compete in the high-end range of wireless over-ear headphones, alongside the likes of Bose, Beats, and Sennheiser—all of which come in around the $300 price point.
The Sonos headphone announcement comes around the same time that the rumor mill is starting to crank up around the over-ear, wireless headphones that Apple is said to be developing. The Apple headphones, reports say, could launch as early as the second half of this year—perhaps around the same time as the 2019 iPhone lineup is announced in September.