Sony on Monday launched three new pairs of EXTRA BASS headphones in India. The headphones will be available in India via Sony Center and other major electronics stores from Thursday.
The three new models launched are- Sony MDR-XB950B1 (Rs. 12,990), MDR-XB550AP (Rs. 3,290), and MDR-XB510AS (Rs. 2,790). The first is a pair of wireless circum-aural headphones, while the other two are wired, with the MDR-XB550AP a supra-aural pair and the MDR-XB510AS an in-ear pair with dust and water resistance meant for sports. All three support voice assist functions via their built-in microphones.
The Sony MDR-XB950B1 are Bluetooth v4.1-based wireless headphones that also feature NFC connectivity for past pairing, and can also be controlled via the Sony Headphones Connect app. It has a separate Bass Effect toggle button, apart from volume and track control buttons, and a built-in microphone. The headphones bear 40mm drivers, and the onboard battery is rated to deliver up to 18 hours of wireless Bluetooth playback – a full charge requires 4 hours. If the battery runs out, users can utilise the bundled 1.2-metre headphone cable to connect. It weighs in at 280 grams including the battery. It will be available in Black and Blue colour variants.
Next up, are the Sony MDR-XB550AP supra-aural headphones with what the company calls a “premium metal headband”. These feature 30mm drivers, and come with an in-line remote for volume and track control, apart from a built-in microphone. They come with a 1.2-metre long cable, and weigh in at 180 grams excluding the cable. The free Smart Key App for Android helps customise the controls of the in-line remote. They will be available in Black, Red, Blue, Green, and White colour variants.
Rounding off the new EXTRA BASS headphones, are the Sony MDR-XB510AS in-ear sports headphones that come with IP5X/ IPX7 rating for dust and water resistance. The company says the headphones can be worn while running in the rain or sitting around the pool – they are also said to be highly sweat resistant. They feature 12mm drivers, and come with an in-line remote that bears volume and track controls, apart from a built-in microphone. They weigh in at 9 grams excluding cable, and ship with a cable adjuster, clip, four sizes of earbuds, three sizes of arc supporters, and one carrying pouch. They will be available in Black, Red, Blue, and Green colour variants.