Move over Apple AirPods Max, the Sonos Ace is coming

The high-end audio brand's first pair of wireless headphones should be a knockout

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Popular audio brand, Sonos, looks set to reveal its first pair of wireless headphones.

A new leak has showcased images of the unit, giving us a first look at the rumoured design.

While the world of technology is packed with goodies, there is nothing quite like a solid pair of wireless headphones. These over-ear units generally mark the very top of the food chain for brands, bringing the best audio quality and technology to market.

Most high-end audio manufacturers have already unveiled a product in the space. But a notable exception is Sonos. Known for top quality audio products – like the T3 Award winning Sonos Era 300 – the brand has a notable headphone-shaped gap in its current line-up.

That looks set to change, though. Rumours have been spreading for a while about the brand unveiling a pair of headphones – and these latest leaks suggest they could be coming soon.

Dubbed the Sonos Ace headphones, the model has leaked from a parts supplier for the brand called Schuurman. A series of images showcase the headphones themselves, as well as the accessories which come with them.

There is a point of interest there. We can clearly see the headphones, as well as a headphone cable and a USB-C cable. There's also the headphone case – but a smaller case can also be seen in the image. It's not quite clear what this houses, though I'd wager a guess that it's for the cables rather than anything more exciting.

The images also showcase the design language. As you'd expect of Sonos, that's sleek and modern, with a matte black appearance almost totally devoid of straight edges.

A good array of buttons can be spotted on the cups themselves. That's a good sign and suggests that users won't have to rely on a phone app to enjoy control of their audio experience.

Rumoured pricing also places these at around $450. That's certainly on the high side, but would still be more than attainable for users. It puts them in a similar bracket as the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones and the Airpods Max, and just a little more expensive than the Sony WH-1000XM5 units. 

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.