With the ever increasing rise in popularity of digital media, smart phones and in-turn portable music, the need for quality compact headphones has never been more important. Whether you’re listening to tunes on the train or music in the park, Sony Australia’s upcoming range of newly announced Balanced Armature (BA) in-ear headphones, including 11 high-performance models, features the latest micro technology for every keen music lover.
Axe ambient noise and up the sub-woofer with Sony’s new range of In-ear Headphones, featuring Sony’s new “Balanced Armature” technology, these In-ear Headphones are designed for music enjoyment, offering a high-performance sound quality listening experience. Highly sensitive micro-size BA drivers in the new range provides comfort and sound isolation, and even waterproofing for the runners and sports stars out there – all while producing great sound quality and significant performance advantages.
Freely tuneable with the ability to combine full-range, woofer, tweeter and super-woofer units, the new range offers a wider frequency range and a highly nuanced sound experience for audiophiles and music lovers alike. “Australian music lovers are interested in great sound technology to pair with the latest entertainment devices or Smartphones for use in any location – whether at home, in transit or exercising. With this in mind, the new range of Sony BA headphones offer an advanced listening experience, cutting down on external noise and improving music quality,” said Alistair Miranda, Product Manager, Personal Audio, Sony Australia. “These new models will forever change the way music is appreciated by catering to individual specific needs.”
Sony’s new micro-size BA drivers are quarter the size of conventional 13.5mm dynamic drivers but have a similar level of sensitivity and sealed housing for significantly Axe ambient noise and up the sub-woofer with Sony’s new range of In-ear Headphones reduced levels of sound leakage, so that music can be enjoyed wherever you are without interruption from outside sounds. A deeper and richer sound is produced, allowing for high-quality playback over a broader sound range across all models of the new Sony Balanced Armature headphones.
High-quality sound models for everyday listening
Featuring the newly developed micro-sized BA driver units, 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 also greatly appeals to music lovers seeking an even more intensely satisfying listening experience, with bass and treble frequency ranges reproduced in even higher-fidelity.
Ultimate in-ear fit and comfort
The micro-sized BA drivers allow for ultimate comfort, with a Noise Blocking Structure that prevents sound from leaking in or out for clearer sound quality. By attenuating ambient noise and sound leakage better than headphones with Dynamic drivers, a superior listening experience is produced, improving the rich and expressive overall sound quality which audiophiles and music lovers crave. Portability with functionality Offering even greater portability with added functionality, the XBA-1, XBA-2, XBA-3, XBA-4 models also come in versions designated the “iP” series, which allows you to conveniently remotely controli the functions of compatible music players and Smartphones, and offers hands–free talking. When coupled with the included microphone, the iP series offers an listening experience in a minutely sized package.
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 complete removal of the separate battery and control box typically found in other such units. The supplied carrying case even allows you to conveniently re-charge the headset on-the go.
Active Mobility (Waterproof Headphones) – immersive out-of-the-box
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 waterproofing (waterproof standard IPX5 and IPX7), the XBA-S65 features a high sound transmission waterproof film coating, while the flexible and adjustable ear loop mechanism provides for secure, fitting comfort – all without sacrificing audio performance and maintaining top- notch sound quality.
Noise cancelling and long battery life for the keen traveller
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%iv, the XBA-NC85D. The XBA-1, XBA-2, XBA-3 and XBA-4 come supplied with hybrid silicone rubber ear buds available in four sizes for a secure and comfortable fit, along with uniquely designed noise isolation ear buds in three sizes. The XBA-BT75 comes supplied with hybrid silicone rubber ear buds available in three sizes, while the ear buds for the XBA-S65 come supplied in four sizes. The XBA- NC85D comes with noise isolation ear buds in three sizes. The new Sony Balanced Armature headphones will be available from all authorised Sony dealers from mid-November 2011.