Product Press Releases

17 April 2017
Sony expands its EXTRA BASS™ Headphones Line-up

Experience powerful Bass, lending an immersive musical ambience

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From left to right: MDR-XB510AS , MDR-XB550AP, MDR-XB950B1

New Delhi, 17th April, 2017 – Committed to provide the best in audio technology and a captivating listening experience, Sony India today further expanded its EXTRA BASS™ headphones series. The elevated line-up fits in perfectly with today’s choice of popular music genres. The consumer sentiment has recently witnessed a spike in experiencing high bass music. Sony’s EXTRA BASS™ headphones have grown by 40% in FY16 and estimated to further grow by 54% in FY17. Sony with this revamped line-up aims to address a more price conscious space, one that preoccupies a select group of audiophiles interested in deep bass delivery. Contrived for today’s heavy-hitting bass lines and dropping beats, EXTRA BASS™ technology delivers powerful, clear bass. The result is a full, deep, resonating sound that’s perfect for EDM, hip-hop or any favorite music genre lovers.

The extended constituents of the EXTRA BASS™ family are the wireless MDR-XB950B1, the vibrant and stylish MDR-XB550APand MDR-XB510AS a splash proof, in-ear sports headphones. This improved and ramped up line-up enables users to savor the deep bass intensity in varied locations and scenarios. The bass booster in the headphones presents a comfortable yet premium sound quality experience.

MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS™ Wireless Headphones with personalized music application

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The MDR-XB950B1 a successor to MDR- XB950BT is a premium wireless headphones made especially for EDM Music and serious music lovers delivering powerful, enhanced bass response while supporting Bluetooth audio streaming. The headphones offer simplified connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, making it easy to connect wirelessly. To enjoy the ultimate wireless audio streaming experience, the aptX & AAC codec support ensures maximum signal quality.

Sony Headphones Connect Mobile Application

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The listening experience can be controlled with the “Sony Headphones Connect” smartphone application. The app enables listeners to fully control the sound levels with an easy to use interface. The app adjusts the amplitude of audio signals at particular frequencies to emulate different listening experiences. It is also possible to tune the bass level with the CLEAR BASS feature to suit your preferred music preference.

The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 18 hours of continuous, wireless music playback. When the battery does run low, passive mode allows for continued listening with the supplied cable.

One can enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling on the XB950B1 with an integrated microphone and Bluetooth® connectivity. Once a phone is paired, one can simply press the phone button on the earpiece to accept incoming calls then press again to terminate the call. Music playback will automatically resume once the call is completed.

Electro Bass Booster

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This battery-powered enhancer increases low-frequency sound using Digital Signal Processing to give a multi-sensory listening experience.

The headphones come with metallic headband with soft cushions underneath for wearing comfort. The ear-cups have been ergonomically designed using the soft premium quantity pressure relieving cushions for long hours of listening.

MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS™ Wired On-Ear Headphones
Get the bold style with powerful bass

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The XB550AP wired headphones feature a premium metal headband and specially designed ear-cups work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, deep and punchy enhanced bass response. The 30mm driver units deliver balanced sound with exceptional low-end, with 5 - 22,000 Hz frequency response.

The in-line remote with microphone allows for simple control: call answer/end, and audio track play/pause functionality while a durable, serrated cable design makes for a tangle-free experience. The free Smart Key App (available on Google Play™) lets one customize the control of the in-line remote via your smartphone.

MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS™ In-Ear Sports Headphones
A perfect treat for sports enthusiasts, comes with splash proof feature

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The specially designed earbuds of the XB510AS in-ear sports headphones work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, enhanced bass response. The easy to wear style with arc supporters provides a perfect, stable fit for active users and with an IPX5/IPX7¹ water-resistant design. The XB510AS can be worn while running in rain or sitting around the pool. They are also highly sweat resistant, so users can exercise without compromising comfort.

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The XB510AS headphones come with 4 sizes of earbuds and arc supporters for stable fitting, as well as a clip, cord adjuster, and mesh carrying pouch to further enhance your workout, before, during, and after.

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MDR-XB950B1, MDR-XB550AP, and MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS™ series headphones will be available across all Sony Center and major electronic stores in India.

Model

Best Buy

Availability

Colours

MDR-XB950B1

Rs.12,990

20th April, 2017

Black, Blue

MDR-XB550AP

Rs.3,290

20th April, 2017

Black, Red, Blue, Green, White

MDR-XB510AS

Rs.2,790

20th April, 2017

Black, Red, Blue, Green

Specifications Sheet

Model Name

MDR-XB950B1

MDR-XB550AP

MDR-XB510AS

Colours

Black, Blue

Black, Red, Blue, Green, White

Black, Red, Blue, Green

Speaker

Wearing Style

Circum-aural

Supra-aural

In-ear

Driver Unit Size

40mm

30mm

12mm

Headphones Type

Closed, Dynamic

Closed, Dynamic

Closed, Dynamic

Communication System

V 4.1

-

-

Bluetooth

Compatible Profiles

A2DP/AVRCP
/HSP/HFP

-

-

Supported Codecs

SBC/AAC/ aptX

-

-

Smartphone App Controls

Sony | Headphones Connect App

-

-

NFC

One Touch Listening

NFC

-

-

Water Protection

IP Rating

-

-

IPX5 / IPX7 water-resistant

Sound Controls

Surround Sound

VPT™ function

-

-

BASS EFFECT

ON/OFF button

-

-

Volume / Track Control Buttons

Volume / Track Control Buttons

Multi-function button

Multi-function button

Hands-free Calls and Music

Built-in microphone

Built-in microphone

Built-in microphone

Voice Assist Function

Yes

Yes

Yes

Power

Power Source

DC 3.7V

-

-

(Built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery)

DC 5V

(When charged using USB)

Battery Life (Approx.)

18hr (BT ON)

-

-

Battery Life (Approx.)

18hr (BT ON)

-

-

Charge Time (Approx.)

4hr (full charge)

-

-

Passive Mode

Yes

-

-

(Listen via headphones cable with battery off)

General

Cable Length

1.2m  detachable

1.2m

1.2m

Weight with Battery (Approx.)

280g excl. cable

180g excl. cable

9g excl. cable

Accessories

Headphones cable, USB cable

-

Cable adjuster, clip, earbuds
(4 sizes),
arc supporters
(3 sizes),
carrying pouch

1 IPX5 (Degree of protection against jets of water): The system has been tested and found to remain functional after exposure to direct jet streams of water using a nozzle of 6.3mm internal diameter from any direction where approximately 12.5 L/min of water is applied for a period of more than 3 minutes from a distance of about 3 meters. Liquids that the waterproof performance specifications apply to: fresh water, tap water, sweat. They are not applicable to liquids other than the above (soapy water, pool water, seawater, etc.).
IPX7 (Degree of protection against exposure of water): The unit will maintain its operability even after immersion in water of one meter in depth for 30 minutes.

 

   
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