Sonos Ace headphones review: impressive audio quality

Sonos Ace headphones review: impressive audio quality

Ace Headphones

Sonos has entered the headphone market with the $449 Ace headphones. The new headphones have caught attention for their well-designed look and impressive audio quality. Billy Steele finds the integration of these headphones with Sonos speakers to be effective.

The Ace headphones are comfortable to wear, adding to their appeal. However, the initial release has a limitation. The ability to transfer TV audio from Sonos speakers to the Ace headphones currently only works with the Sonos Arc soundbar.

Sonos says support for both Beam and the Ray generations is coming, but there is no specific timeline. Another feature long-time Sonos users might find interesting is Trueplay. This technology maps the acoustics of a room to fine-tune sound.

For the Ace headphones, Sonos has developed a version called True Cinema. It aims to virtualize surround sound so it feels like you’re not wearing headphones. However, this feature wasn’t ready when the product was released.

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