Sony Europe has announced its new MDR-XB910 headphones, which the company says, "are in tune with the music scene". As flagships of the 'Extra Bass' series, these new cans appear to be Sony's answer to Beats by Dr Dre. Over-the-ear headphones have been enjoying a revival these past few years, especially in metropolitan areas. Noise isolation, big-bass, and loud… designs seem to be the trend.
While the MDR-XB910's design is quite stylish, it's not as aesthetically intriguing as Beyerdynamic's T50p or Bowers & Wilkins' P5. Sony's ear-cups swivel if you're into that sort of thing and also come with a detachable cable. Actually the cable is quite impressive considering it has an inline remote/microphone, is flat so as not to get tangled up easily and most importantly is user replaceable.
Sony's new MDR-XB910 headphones will be available in Europe from April 2013. Meanwhile in the UK they arrive this month for around £200.
Extra bass, extra style08 March 2013
Range-topping MDR-XB910 headphones from Sony are in tune with the music scene
- New Advanced Direct Vibe Structure for even deeper bass plus smooth mids and highs
- Stylish looks with premium aluminium details
- Detachable cable and inline remote/microphone
Teaming serious sound quality with ultimate styling, the new MDR-XB910 headphones from Sony take their cue from latest music trends.
Feel the low end - it's the heart, the soul and the pulse of today's freshest music. Taking you deeper than ever, the range-topping MDR-XB910 effortlessly handles bass-heavy club anthems, crunching rock or pop sounds.
Thanks to the latest evolution of Sony's Advanced Direct Vibe Structure, extreme sub-bass is heavier and more compelling than ever. It's enhanced by a smooth refinement in low/midrange response to satisfy a wide range of modern music lovers.
Kicking bass is just the beginning. The MDR-XB910 partners serious sound with refined, ultra-premium new looks that feature real aluminium accents. Take your favourite sounds anywhere: the headphone's earcups swivel flat for travel, neatly saving space in a rucksack or bag. There's also an alternative detachable cable and inline remote/microphone supplied for fingertip control of your MP3 player or hands-free chatting on your smartphone.
The new MDR-XB910 headphones by Sony are available in Europe from April 2013.