AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
Seven New Headphone Models for Choice in Comfort and Performance
Sony has introduced an in-ear range of headphones that offer balanced armature (BA) technology, which are optimized for music enjoyment and a new, high quality listening experience like no other. Using micro-sized drivers, these headphones are able to achieve high resolution sound, style comfort, sound isolation, and even waterproofing - all while producing great sound quality and significant performance advantages.
Measuring at a quarter of the size of a 13.5mm dynamic driver of a similar level of sensitivity and compactness, Sony’s BA drivers are optimized for music enjoyment. With its sealed housing reducing the amount of ambient noise, the levels of sound leakage - both in and out of the ear - is significantly reduced in comparison to conventional dynamic drivers. 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.
“With audiophiles and music lovers in general continually in pursuit of greater sound quality, the Sony Balanced Armature headphones offers a new holistic auditory experience,” said Masaki Matsumae, Deputy General Manager, Brand Activation Management, Sony Malaysia. “These new models will forever change the way one appreciates music by catering to their individual specific needs.”
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. The range also comprises of the XBA-S65, which suits users that lead an active lifestyle, the XBA-BT75, which doubles as convenient Bluetooth headset, and the XBA-NC85D, which is the world's smallest and lightest in-ear digital noise cancelling headphones.
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