Sony at CES 2017 has expanded its EXTRA BASS series, covering wireless noise cancelling headphones and wireless headphones; water-resistant, in-ear sports headphones; and four new portable wireless speakers. Never complain about lack of bass again.
SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, SRS-XB20 wireless speakers for a portable party
The top-of-the-line SRS-XB40 is a 4 x 11-inch portable speaker with club-like lighting effects including an LED perimeter line-light, strobe flash and speaker light. The lights synchonise with the rhythm of the beat to match your party mood and atmostphere.
On the other hand, the 3 x 9-inch SRS-XB30 features similar multicolour line-light and strobe flash features. Lastly, the SRS-XB20 packs a single colour line-light that complements the speaker colour.
The awesome thing about the speakers is the ability to create a wireless party chain. Up to 10 speakers can be interconnected via Bluetooth. You can mix and match the XB40/XB30/XB20 too.
As an option, you can pair two speakers to enjoy stereo sound.
With the SongPal app on your smartphone, you can control music playback, turn on/off speaker lighting, add a speaker, and more.
Additionally, the Fiestable app (for XB40 only) enables DJ-like controls for lighting and colours.
SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker
The SRS-XB10 is the definition of “tiny but mighty.” Measuring only 3 x 3-inches, the XB10 offers bassy punch and 16-hour long battery life.
A silicon strap becomes a stand for the speaker, or you can use it to hook the speaker to a backpack or anywhere else.
IPX5 water-resistance gives you peace of mind, even if you’re partying by the pool.
Like the rest of the speakers in the XB series, you can pair two XB10s for stereo sound.
MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones
The bassy duo delivers powerful, enhanced bass with the XB950N1 boasting added noise cancelling technology.
Both support Bluetooth audio streaming and NFC. Audiophiles will also appreciate apX and AAC code support.
You can control the headphones via the Sony |Headphones Connect app, giving you finer controls as well as the ability to turn noise cancelling on or off XB950N1 only).
The XB950N1 headphones are foldable and comes with a handy carrying pouch. The built-in battery gives listening pleasure of up to 22 hours.
On the other hand, the XB950B1 gives you 18 hours of use on a full charge. The cool thing is, when the battery does run low, you can continue listening via the supplied cable.
Both headphones feature an integrated microphone and Bluetooth profile connectivity so you can enjoy hands-free calling.
MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Wired On-Ear Headphones
If premium is what you’re looking for, the XB550AP features a metal headband and specially-designed ear cups. The 30mm driver units deliver balanced sound with exceptional low-end, with 5–22,000Hz frequency response.
It comes with an in-line remote with mic, and a durable tangle-free, finely-grooved serrated cable.
The XB550AP comes in five colours: black, red, blue, green and white.
MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS In-Ear Sports Headphones
Work out in style with the MDR-XB510AS in-ear sports headphones. The arc supporter provides a stable fit, and the IPX5/7 waterproof design lets you run in the rain.
The headphones come with a clip, arc supporter, cord adjuster and mesh carrying pouch.
Pricing and availability in Malaysia have not been released as yet.