Sony’s EXTRA Bass lineup which has been pretty famous among its audience has added some new members to its family. The company, at the ongoing CES 2017, has expanded its EXTRA Bass lineup of both speakers and headsets.
The speaker lineup lists the Sony SRS-XB10, SRS-XB20, SRS-XB30 and SRS-XB40. Though all the speakers share a similar design language, they do differ in the sound output and battery life. The XB10 is the smallest in the size and comes with a mono 46 mm speaker offering a battery life of up to 16-hours. Making it a perfect companion for outings, Sony has also included a silicone strap which can be used to hang in the speaker to a bicycle, or a tree or anywhere where you want to relax with your own music. The SRS-XB20 comes with a 42 mm speakers and claims to deliver 12-hour battery life while the XB40 comes with a 61mm speaker driver and offers 24-hour battery life
Barring the XB10, all the other speakers host nice-looking lighting effects with a multicolour pattern, a strobe flashlight, and a speaker light. Further, one can easily control these lights via Sony’s SongPal app. The app also allows you to add up to 10 speakers and one can also pair two speakers for stereo sound effect. On top of all this, the SRS-XB40 comes with DJ-like controls and light effects.
All the speakers are water resistant IPX5 certification and can easily take in rain or water splashes. We are not really sure if you can deep in the pool. Each of them also comes with one-touch NFC connectivity and Voice Guidance which informs about the pairing, battery life etc.
All the speakers will be out in market for purchase in March 2017. For the pricing, the XB40 comes in blue, black or red colour variants and is priced at â‚¬230. On the other hand, the SRS-XB30, SRS-XB20 EXTRA BASS wireless speaker comes in blue, black, red, green or white and is priced at approximately â‚¬170 and â‚¬120 respectively. Lastly, the SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS wireless speaker comes in blue, black, red, green, white or yellow, and is priced at â‚¬60. Also, it’s too early to assume the availability and price of these products so we recommend you stay updated on our website for further information.
Coming to the headsets, Sony has also added two new headsets in the EXTRA Bass lineup – the MDR-XB950N1 and the MDR XB950B1. Both the headphones are wireless and support Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. The XB950N1 comes with advanced noise cancellation functionality and offers up to 22 hours of battery backup. While, the XB950B1 claims to offer 18-hours of battery backup.
If you are one of those who is more into wired headphones, then Sony has also unveiled the new MDR-XB550AP which comes with 30 mm drivers and frequency response ranging from 5Hz to 22Hz. The headphones come with specially designed ear cups for Bass lovers and also house an inline remote and microphone to easily take and end calls. One can also customize the remote controls from a dedicated Smart Key App available for download on Google PlayStore. The MDR-XB550AP on-ear headphones will be available in black, red, blue, green, and white.
Another option in the wired headsets is the MDR-XB510AS in-ear headsets. These headsets come in gray, blue, red and green colour variants and hold IPX5/7 certification for easy travel during rains or while you sweat. Not to be doomed by its small size, the new MDR-XB150AS promises big bass with the arc supporter for enhanced performance.
Pricing and availability information will be updated soon as Sony is yet to reveal the same for the some of the above-mentioned products.