20 February 2012, Singapore – Sony equips its latest range of in-ear headphones with the new micro-sized Balanced Armature technology. This technology delivers high performance sound quality in a compact and lightweight body. 11 models of the new Sony XBA range of in-ear headphones were recently launched allowing you to have a high quality audio experience under various lifestyle needs which includes noise cancelling, Bluetooth and waterproof sports models.
For Your Daily Pleasure
Sony developed a full suite of high quality sound models with sound preferences and budgets of consumers in mind. Featured with different Balanced Armature (BA) drivers ensembles, the XBA-1, XBA-2, XBA-3 and XBA-4 headphones encompass one (full range), two (full range + woofer), three (full range + woofer + tweeter), and four (full range + woofer + tweeter + super woofer) BA driver units respectively – producing crystal clear sound reproduction and quality across the range of frequencies. The ability to combine woofer and tweeter drivers in addition to the standard full-range driver, would also greatly appeal to music lovers seeking an even more intensely satisfying listening experience, with bass and treble frequency ranges reproduced in even higher-fidelity.
To meet the demands of smartphone users, the XBA-1, XBA-2, XBA-3 & XBA-4 also come in versions designated the “iP” series, which add the convenience to remotely control (iPod, iPhone and iPad)the functions of music players and Smartphones, and hands–free talk (iPhone) with Smartphones.
Active Mobility (Waterproof Sports Headphones)
Designed to closely match the contours of the ear, the XBA-S65 is Sony’s latest offering suitable for the sporty consumer looking for a quality audio accessory on-the-run. Washable and waterproof (waterproof standard IPX5 and IPX7), the XBA-S65 features a high sound transmission waterproof film coating, while the adjustable ear loop mechanism provides for secure, fitting comfort – all without sacrificing audio performance and maintaining top-notch sound quality.
Sony Recommends Caution about water resistance
- Waterproof performance level rated IPX5 : Functions after being showered from all directions./ IPX7: Functions after being immersed 30 minutes in 1m deep water..
- Do not immerse in water for a long time.
- Rinse and hand-wash
- Do not use sponge or detergent and do not rinse using high water pressure.
Wireless Music on the Go (Wireless Bluetooth headsets)
Unique amongst wireless Bluetooth headsets, the XBA-BT75 is a simple and convenient wireless headset alternative – thanks to the micro-sized structures of the newly developed BA units, the battery and control IC chip were integrated in the headphones housing, enabling the removal of the battery and control box typically found in such units. The supplied carrying case even allows you to conveniently charge the headset on-the go.
For the Discerning Traveller (Digital Noise Cancelling headphones)
The XBA-NC85D features the world’s first box-free design and holds claim to being the smallest and lightest in-ear digital noise cancelling headphones around today. With a sleek, compact design made possible by the headphone’s micro-sized BA driver unit and power-saving integrated DNC processor, the XBA-NC85D features extra-long battery life of up to 20 hours. When coupled with the supplied portable compact USB charge adaptor, battery life will never be a concern of the frequent traveller ever again.
With the automatic Artificial Intelligence (AI) noise cancelling function based on intuitive background analysis of environmental noise, and overall ambient noise cancellation at 97.5% (based on Sony’s measurement standard), the XBA-NC85D is truly the discerning audiophile’s companion of choice.
The new Sony Balanced Armature headphones is now available at all authorised Sony dealers, the price as follows:
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