Bluetooth stereo is one of the buzziest buzzwords out there at the moment and Sony is one of the few companies charging in there with all guns blazing.
Following its huge DR-BT150 cans with built in mic – which were pretty good but made you look like a pilot – are these smaller, over-the-ear ‘phones designed to deliver mobile music and also work as a headset.
No one could accuse Sony of being style-led, that's for sure. This sort of clip-on over-ear 'phone went out about five years ago, and fidding around to get them on your ear is a good reminder why.
On the plus side, if you really can't bear trailing wires, these are among the best-sounding Bluetooth headsets out there – although you pay a fair whack for the privilege.
That's not to say they can keep up with ear-canal phones or decent over-the-heads - they can't - but they're a pretty good compromise position, with a certain vagueness in the sonics the price you pay to get rid of your trailing wires.
Even the pause/play controls on your head work pretty well - although you'll have to get your phone out of your pocket to see what track you're skipping to.
They're easy enough to set up, too, pairing without problems to A2DP devices, and offering 100 hours' standby or 11 hours listening.
The downside? Unless you listen to music on your mobile, there's not too many pocket devices that will pair with this - Samsung's Bluetooth Yepps will, but few others - and, interestingly, none of them are by Sony. Left Hand, this is Right Hand calling - what are you doing? Left Hand?