Sony’s Thumping Great Headphones

March 25, 2013
1 min read

THE DAYS WHEN DJs and bass-loving club urchins were limited to a few headphone brand/designs are long gone, and Sony has added another two aesthetically arresting thumpers in its MDR range – the MDR-XB920 and the MDR-XB610.
The new headphones add to the Extra Bass series.
WDF-Sony-ExtraBassThe MDR-XB920 features huge 50mm driver units and high-energy neodymium magnets, and a perfectly sealed acoustic enclosure for, as the Sony press release cleverly notes, “mind-blowing levels of euphonic euphoria.” It also features a 1.2m flatcord with a twist and lock feature, for those prone to tripping on cables. But that’s not all. There’s also an in-line remote that allows control of music playback on smartphone, and a built-in microphone for taking calls. It’s available in silver with red.

The MDR-XB610.
The MDR-XB610.

The MDR-XB610, meanwhile, boasts a pair of 40mm driver units, and is available in silver.
Both headphone models are, Sony reckons, very comfortable because of their pressure-relieving urethane foam, which also helps to keep out ambient noise. They’re not tiny headphones, but they do have a dual-folding design.
No price announced yet, but the headphones will be available in April.

Steel has been penning his pungent prose for 40 years for publications too numerous to mention, most of them consigned to the annals of history. He is Witchdoctor's Editor-In-Chief/Music and Film Editor. He has strong opinions and remains unrepentant. Steel's full bio can be found here

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