Sony Expands Its EXTRABASS Headphones Line-up

Sony India today further expanded its EXTRABASS 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-XB510ASa 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/IPX7 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.

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.

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 20thApril, 2017 Black, Blue
MDR-XB550AP Rs.3,290 20thApril, 2017 Black, Red, Blue, Green, White
MDR-XB510AS Rs.2,790 20thApril, 2017 Black, Red, Blue, Green News Service

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