Sony Expands the EXTRA BASS™ Headphones Series Powerful, Enhanced Bass Provides Music You Can Feel!
New additions to the EXTRA BASS headphones series enhances the listening experience for popular music genres
LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2017 – 5pm PT (CES, Booth #17300) – Sony Electronics announced today that it will further expand the EXTRA BASS headphones series designed to enhance the listening experience for today’s most popular music genres. The four additional members of the EXTRA BASS family are the MDR-XB950N1 wireless noise cancelling headphones, the MDR-XB950B1 wireless, the MDR-XB550AP which comes in a wide variety of colours, and the MDR-XB510AS water-resistant, in-ear sports headphones. This enhanced lineup enables users to enjoy the intensity of deep bass notes in a variety of locations and scenarios. Users can feel comfortable enjoying premium sound quality with bass booster no matter where they are.
The MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones
The MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 wireless headphones deliver powerful, enhanced bass response – the MDR-XB950N1 has added noise cancelling technology. Both 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 and MDR-XB950B1 listening experience 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. For the MDR-XB950N1, this app can turn the noise cancelling settings on or off.
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 for the noise cancelling XB950N1. The XB950B1 provides up to 18 hours on a full charge. When your battery does run low, passive mode allows for continued listening with the supplied cable. 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
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 five fun colours: black, red, blue, green, and white.
The in-line remote with microphone allows for simple control: call answer/end, and audio track play/pause functionality, and 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 In-Ear Sports Headphones
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.
*EXTRA BASS is a trademark of Sony Corporation
The MDR-XB950N1, MDR-XB950B1, MDR-XB550AP, and MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS series headphones will be available Spring 2017. Pricing, pre-order dates, and dealers to be announced at a later date.
Sony is exhibiting at the CES Sony Booth # 17300. To follow the online conversation use #SONYCES. For more information, please visit www.sony.com/ces.
 Available Spring 2017.
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