Pricing and Availability Announced for New Sony EXTRA BASS™ Wireless Speaker and Headphones Series

New additions to the EXTRA BASS series enhances the listening experience with deep bass for today’s popular music genres – available in April 2017 from authorized Sony dealers.

TORONTO February 14, 2017 Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details today for the EXTRA BASS series of headphones and portable wireless speakers designed to enable users to enjoy the intensity of deep bass notes in a variety of locations and scenarios. Made for today’s heavy-hitting bass lines, EXTRA BASS technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound that’s perfect for EDM, Hip-Hop and other popular music genres.

The MDR-XB950N1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones

Available April 2017 for $299.99 MSRP

The MDR-XB950N1 wireless headphones deliver powerful, enhanced bass response with Sony’s exclusive noise cancelling technology. The MDR-XB950N1 support Bluetooth® audio streaming and simplified connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, making it easy to connect wirelessly. For the ultimate wireless audio streaming experience, aptX®& AAC codec support ensures maximum signal quality. The MDR-XB950N1 headphones are easy to fold and come with a handy carrying pouch and the built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 22 hours of continuous, wireless music playback. The MDR-XB950N1 will be available in two colours: green and black.

The MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones

Available April 2017 for $249.99 MSRP

The MDR-XB950B1 deliver the same powerful, enhanced bass response, but without the added noise cancelling technology of the MDR-XB950N1 model. The MDR-XB950B1 headphones provide up to 18 hours on a full charge. When your battery does run low, passive mode allows for continued listening with the supplied cable.  The MDR-XB950B1 will be available in three colours: red, blue and black.

The listening experience on both the MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 can be controlled with a unique smartphone Sony | Headphones Connect app which enables listeners to emulate different listening experiences: Arena, Club, Concert Hall, and Outdoor Stage. It is also possible to adjust the bass levels to suit your personal preference. Also, with both the MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 users can enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling thanks to the integrated microphone and Bluetooth® profile connectivity. Once your phone is paired, 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.

MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Wired On-Ear Headphones

Available April 2017 for $79.99 MSRP

The MDR-XB550AP wired headphones feature a premium metal headband and their specially designed ear cups work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, deep and punchy enhanced bass response. The 30 mm driver units deliver balanced sound with exceptional low-end, with 5 - 22,000 Hz frequency response. The MDR-XB550AP will be available in four fun colours: black, red, blue and white. The in-line remote with microphone allows for simple control: call answer/end, and audio track play/pause functionality, the durable, finely-grooved serrated cable reduces tangling. A Smart Key App (available at Google Play™) lets you customize the control of the in-line remote via your smartphone.

MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS Wired On In-Ear Sports Headphones

Available April 2017 for $79.99 MSRP

The specially designed MDR-XB510AS in-ear sports headphones work in conjunction with the drivers to deliver powerful, enhanced bass response. The easy to wear style with arc supporter provides a perfect, stable fit for active users and with an IPX5/7 water-proof 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. The XB510AS headphones come with a clip, arc supporter, cord adjuster, and mesh carrying pouch help to further enhance your workout, before, during, and after.

The SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, and SRS-XB20 Wireless Speakers – A Portable Party

EXTRA BASS technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound where it’s hard to find—in a compact, portable speaker. The result is a full, deep, resonating sound that’s perfect for EDM, Hip-Hop and other popular music genres. These speakers feature easy, one-touch connectivity and music streaming with NFC and Bluetooth® compatibility and have special lighting effects.

Using the wireless party chain, up ten XB40/XB30/XB20 models speakers can be connected to each other to enable users to enjoy a performance featuring synchronized lights and great sound. It is also possible to pair two speakers of the same model together to enjoy stereo sound. All of these models can use the SongPal™ app on a smartphone to start music playback, turn on/off the speaker lighting, add a speaker, and more. Other great features include Voice Guidance which announces the battery life level. These models also allow multi-device connectivity, meaning that more than one smartphone can be connected at the same time, enabling the user to quickly switch between music sources. Plus, these four models, when paired with your smartphone, can be used as speakerphones.

The SRS-XB40 Wireless Speaker  

Available April 2017 for $319.99 MSRP

The 4 by 11 inch (100mm by 279mm) SRS-XB40 features club-like lighting effects with an LED perimeter line-light, a strobe flash and speaker light. The line-light creates multicolour patterns, ranging from pure white to rainbow. Synchronizing with the rhythm of the beat, the power and speed of the light display matches the music’s mood and atmosphere. The Fiestable app, an additional feature for the SRS-XB40 only, enables DJ-like controls for lighting and colours. With the SRS-XB40, it is also possible to recharge a smartphone or other USB device by connecting it to the USB-A port.

The SRS-XB30 Wireless Speaker  

Available April 2017 for $199.99 MSRP

The 3 by 9 inch (82mm by 228mm) SRS-XB30 has a multicolour line-light and strobe flash and with the SRS-XB30 it is also possible to recharge a smartphone or other USB device by connecting it to the USB-A port.

The SRS-XB20 Wireless Speaker  

Available April 2017 for $129.99 MSRP

The 2 ½ by 8 inch (68mm by 198mm) SRS-XB20 features a single colour line-light which compliments the speaker colour.

The SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker  

Available April 2017 for $79.99 MSRP

For those really on the go, the approximately 3 and ½ by 3 inches (91mm by 75mm) SRS-XB10 offers EXTRA BASS sound, incredible loudness and punchy bass with a tiny body. Thanks to a long battery life of approximately 16 hours it’s possible to keep the party going all night long and well into the next day. Take advantage of its super-compact size and portability and enjoy music anywhere. Two listening styles can optimize the users’ experience. In vertical mode the omnidirectional sound can be enjoyed by a group of friends. In horizontal mode the music is directed straight to the listeners’ ears. The silicon strap becomes a stand for the tiny speaker to help direct the sound. The same strap can also be used to hook the speaker to a backpack or just about anywhere, so that great tunes are always in reach. And like the XB40, XB30, and XB20, the new XB10 features a water-resistant IPX5 design that will give you peace of mind when the party is poolside. The XB10 can also be paired with another XB10 to provide stereo mode to create a broader sound space and the impression of hearing music from various directions. Plus, when paired with your smartphone, the XB10 can be used as a speakerphone.


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Ved Khan
Public Relations Specialist
Sony of Canada Ltd.
ved_khan@sony.ca
416-495-3703

Kristen Schaffrath (on behalf of Sony of Canada Ltd.)
NATIONAL Public Relations
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416-848-1704

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