Sony unveiled four new members of their EXTRA BASS headphone series at the CES event. The new models for the series are the MDR-XB950N1, MDR-XB950B1, MDR-XB550AP and MDR-XB510AS. These are designed to give a better listening experience and produce a premium sound quality- emphasizing the bass notes of the music and is scheduled to come out in spring of 2017.
The MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 EXTRA BASS Wireless Headphones
The MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1 both deliver a good bass response, however, the first one (MDR-XB950N1) has a noise-cancelling ability that can be turned on or off which marks the difference between the two. Both support Bluetooth audio streaming and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology which simplifies wireless connectivity. Each of them also has different listening experience options depending on your mood. The headphones can be folded and come with a pouch. The noise-cancelling 'MDR-XB950N1' headphone packs a built-in rechargeable battery that can play up to 22 hours on a single charge whereas the latter provides 18 hours of playback time. When the battery runs low, the headphones can be used in the passive mode with its cable connected.
It also promotes hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and Bluetooth connectivity which is paired with your smartphone. Whenever someone makes a call, simply press the phone button on the earpiece to receive it and press again to end. Once the call is done, the music you are listening to will resume on its playback.
The MDR-XB550AP EXTRA BASS Wired On-Ear Headphones
The on-ear headphone provides a premium bass response and sports a metal headband with well-designed ear cups. It comes with an in-line remote with a microphone which you can customize using the Smart Key app in the smartphone. The remote enables the user to receive and end calls, pause and play music playbacks. It will be available in five color variants, namely, black, red, blue, green, and white.
The MDR-XB510AS EXTRA BASS In-Ear Sports Headphones
Primarily designed for active users, the MDR-XB510AS has an easy to wear style featuring an arc supporter for the ear. It boasts of its water-proof capability- you can wear it even in the rain or when you are extensively sweating during a workout. The headphones come with a clip, arc supporter, cord adjuster, and a pouch.