Headphones are gaudy fashion statements these days, which is why it's nice to see Sony go with a minimalist design that recalls some of its early Walkman cans.
The new SBH60 headphones might look a little retro-fantastic but don't let that fool you; they have got Bluetooth and NFC on board, and the built-in rechargeable battery is good for 13 hours of playback. Plus without wires, the minimal design looks fresh, and even more elegant and reductive than a similar wired pair from tasteful manufacturer AIAIAI.
At just 125g, the SBH60s are incredibly lightweight. They have got an on-ear design with cosy-looking cushions. Smallish — if not totally tiny — 30mm drivers push air behind the pads.