Sony launches new Extra Bass line of wireless speakers
By Kiranjit Kaur Sidhu June 4, 2018
- Waterproof- and dustproof-design suitable for beach and pool parties
- Connect up to 100 speakers for enhanced sound system
SONY launched its Extra Bass wireless speakers at the Sony Extra Bass Shop in Sunway Pyramid. Packing a punch, the speakers boast features such as Extra Bass sound and Live Sound mode along with a portable and durable design.
On top of its enhanced capability to showcase heavy bass music, the speaker’s Digital Signal Processor (DSP) provides a three-dimensional music experience spreading sound both vertically and horizontally, creating a live music festival atmosphere within the confines of a home.
At the launch event, Sony took the opportunity to demonstrate the hardiness of the Extra Bass design. Even after immersing it in water, the speakers continued to function and play music clearly upon removal.
The material, which comes in five different colours, renders the speakers robust and washable. Its IP67 rating means that it is protected from dust and waterproof to depth between 15cm and one meter for 30 minutes. This lends practicality and convenience to the Sony Extra Bass making it suitable for pool and beach parties.
Music enthusiasts may be intrigued by Sony speakers’ new wireless party chain capability and the ‘Party Booster’ feature. With the ability to connect up to 100 Sony Extra Bass speakers together to fill a room of build a wall, these speakers are said to elevate the sound experience.
As for the ‘Party Booster’ feature, the speaker can be used as an instrument. With a built-in accelerometer, the speaker detects tapping from five different directions to generate sound and lighting.
The Sony Extra Bass speakers come in three models: SRS-XB21, SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB41. The most prominent differences being battery capacity, weight and the dimensions.
Placing emphasis on aesthetic design, the three models each come in a variety of colours and are equipped with lights to liven up any party.
According to Sony, its Extra Bass speakers are scheduled to be available in Malaysia from June 12. The SRS-XB41 retails at RM809, while the SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21 sells for RM569 and RM409 respectively.