Alongside the announcement of new TVs, projectors, cameras, and other stuff at their CES 2017 conference, Sony added some new options to their Extra Bass lineup, adding a set of new speakers and headphones to the lineup.
To start off with, there is the new MDR-XB950N1 and MDR-XB950B1.
The major difference between the two is that the MDR-XB950N1 has noise-cancelling technology. Both do feature Bluetooth AptX, NFC and AAC on-board. They will also work with the Sony Headphones Connect app, which allows you to emulate different listening environments such as an arena, club, concert hall, or outdoor stage, as well as adjusting the bass levels and allowing you to control noise cancellation on the MDR-XB950N1.
In terms of battery, the MDR-XB950B1 will last for 18 hours of Bluetooth playback while the MDR-XB950N1 will last even longer at up to 22 hours.
Sony also revealed a new wired on-ear pair of headphones called the MDR-XB550AP, with five colour options and a customisable in-line remote.
There’s also a sports version of this called the MDR-XB510AS, which is both waterproof and sweat resistant.
Sony hasn’t revealed any pricing on these headphones just yet though, but they do expect that they will be available in Spring 2017.
But Sony weren’t done yet, they also had some new Extra Bass Bluetooth speakers to unveil, with some new speakers that have built-in lighting effects.
This includes the RS-XB40, SRS-XB30 and SRS-XB20, all of which are ready to party with lights and can be paired to up to 10 speakers for a louder speaker setup via Sony’s SongPal app.
And they also have a new compact speaker called the SRS-XB10, which is a small 3×3-inch speaker that still features great sound according to the company.
Like the headphones, they didn’t reveal pricing or availability for any of the speakers, aside from that it will be available in Spring 2017.