Sony will be offering the bundle, which includes headphones, albums and a Tidal subscription, to customers who buy the phone through select retailers.

The bundle includes Sony’s MDR-10RC on-ear headphones, which are compatible with high-resolution audio, and six high-res audio albums through Sony’s Xperia Lounge app. Also included in the deal is a three-month subscription to CD-quality lossless streaming service, Tidal.

The Z3+ features Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) technology, which is claimed to upscale tracks automatically. The technology aims to restore high-frequency signals and fine fade-out sound, which is lost in compressed audio files. 

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The smartphone also has built-in Digital Noise Cancelling technology, which promises to block out external sound.

The package is available to customers who get their Z3+ through Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone and O2. 

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The Sony Z3+ was launched in May 2015, as an evolution of the outgoing Award-winning Z3, with a slimmer, lighter body, and a faster processor. The Full HD display and 20.7-megapixel camera of its predecessor remain. 

It’s available now in black, white, aqua green and copper finishes. 

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Big Aura's picture

slightly confused - Sony is

slightly confused - Sony is offering a £275 package to customer?

It seems that it's acutally a "free" bundle, which they say is worth £275. 

That's a pair of headphones on sale online for £70.

and 3 months' tidal lossless £19.99 a month - £60.

So are high res albums £24 each?


Max Langridge's picture

Hi Big Aura

Hi Big Aura

I've contacted someone at Sony and they've said the RRP for the headphones is £99, which they are on the Sony website.

This makes the high-res albums just under £20 each.

Hope that clears things up!

Derek Fowler's picture

I call BS

headphones, which are compatible with high-resolution audio

Hi-Res is to do with digital sample rate and bit depth - how are these entirely analogue headphones any more or less compatible with it than any other headphones?

Plus there isn't even a standard so how would you define compatibility anyway?!

This sounds very much like marketing rubbish copy/pasted from a Sony press release. Please could you tell me when What Hi-Fi started doing this so I can go back and apply the pinch of salt to everything I've ever read in your magazine.