Feeds

Sony pumps up the bass

Firm's cans promise all-mighty bass

Business security measures using SSL

Music with a bangin’ bass is important, or so Register Hardware’s intern said. Sony obviously knows this too, because it’s launched a series of eXtra Bass (XB) headphones.

Sony_XB700_01

Sony's eXtra Bass cans boast bangin' bass beats

The cans are designed to accurately reproduce ultra-low frequencies without compromising crystal-clear mid-range vocals and high-frequency sounds, Sony claimed.

Of the five models available, all three cup-style cans have a synthetic leather covering. The flagship MDR-XB700 headphones have a 50mm dome driver, while the MDR-XB500 and MDR-XB300 models have 40mm and 30mm dome drivers, respectively.

Sensitivity across all three ranges between 106 and 100db/mW, but while the MDR-XB700 and MDR-XB300 cans both have a 24ohm impedance setting, the MDR-XB500 supports 40ohm.

Sony_XB700_02

Synthetic leather. Classy...

The two remaining models in the XB range feature an in-ear design with 13.5mm and 9mm dome drivers respectively. The latter model, the MDR-XB20EX, has a 103db/mW sensitivity, while the 13.5mm MDR-XB40EX has a 105db/mW sensitivity. Both have a 16ohm impendence.

All four come with a gold-plated L-shaped stereo plug and a 1.2m cord. The two in-ear XB models also ship with a carrying case.

Sony’s XB range of headphones will be available next month, but a price hasn’t been announced yet. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears
RIP 2001 – 2014. MP3 player beloved of millions. Killed by cloud
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.