Sony Electronics announced today that it will further expand the EXTRA BASS series to include four new portable wireless speakers designed to enable users to enjoy the intensity of deep bass notes in a variety of locations and scenarios. Made for today’s heavy-hitting bass lines and dropping beats, EXTRA BASS technology delivers powerful, clear bass sound where it’s hard to find—in a compact, portable speaker. The result is a full, deep, resonating sound that’s perfect for EDM, Hip-Hop and other popular music genres. All speakers feature easy, one-touch connectivity and music streaming with NFC and Bluetooth® compatibility and the SRS-XB40/XB30/XB20 models have special lighting effects.
Thanks to these speakers’ compact size and long battery life, they can be easily picked up and moved to where the action is. The perfect combination of style and portability, this newly expanded EXTRA BASS wireless speaker series looks and sounds great wherever you put them, indoors or out. Take them to a pool party with the peace of mind knowing that the IPX5 rated water-resistant design will protect them against splashes. The SRS-XB40/XB30/XB10 offer a flexible two-way design providing great sound, wherever they are placed. Set them up horizontally, or flip it upright if short on space.
The SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, and SRS-XB20 Wireless Speakers – A Portable Party
The 4 by 11 inch (100mm by 279mm) SRS-XB40 features club-like lighting effects with an LED perimeter line-light, a strobe flash and speaker light. The line-light creates multicolor patterns, ranging from pure white to rainbow. Synchronizing with the rhythm of the beat, the power and speed of the light display matches the music’s mood and atmosphere. The 3 by 9 inch (82mm by srs_xb40_blk_2way-large228mm) SRS-XB30 has a similar multicolor line-light and strobe flash, and the 2 ½ by 8 inch (68mm by 198mm) SRS-XB20 features a single color line-light which compliments the speaker color.
Using the wireless party chain, speakers can be connected to each other to enable users to enjoy a performance featuring synchronized lights and great sound. Up to 10 units can be interconnected via Bluetooth®, mix and match the XB40/XB30/XB20 models and use them interactively. It is also possible to pair two speakers of the same model together to enjoy stereo sound. The stereo mode takes advantage of two independent audio channels in order to create the impression of sound being heard from various directions, similar to natural hearing.
With the XB40/XB30/XB20 models you can use the SongPal™ app on your smartphone to start music playback, turn on/off the speaker lighting, add a speaker, and more. The Fiestable app, for the SRS-XB40 only, enables DJ-like controls for lighting and colors.
Other great features include Voice Guidance, which announces the battery life level. These models also allow multi-device connectivity, meaning that more than one smartphone can be connected at the same time, enabling users to quickly switch between music sources. With the SRS-XB40 and XB30 it is also possible to recharge a smartphone by connecting it to the USB-A port via a USB cable, which enables the speaker to be used like a portable battery when the user’s smartphone battery is running low. Plus, all of these models, when paired with your smartphone, can be used as speakerphones.
SRS-XB10 Wireless Speaker – A Very Portable Party
For those really on the go, the approximately 3 and ½ by 3 inches (91mm by 75mm) SRS-XB10 offers EXTRA BASS sound, incredible loudness and punchy bass in a tiny body. srs_xb10_blk_front-largeThanks to a long battery life of approximately 16 hours it’s possible to keep the party going all night long and well into the next day.
Take advantage of its super-compact size and portability and enjoy the music anywhere. Two listening styles can optimize the users’ experience. In vertical mode, the omnidirectional sound can be enjoyed by a group of friends. In horizontal mode, the music is directed straight to the listeners’ ears. The silicon strap becomes a stand for the tiny speaker to help direct the sound. The same strap can also be used to hook the speaker to a backpack or just about anywhere, so that great tunes are always in reach. And like the XB40, XB30, and XB20, the new XB10 features a water-resistant IPX5 design that will give you peace of mind when the party is poolside.
The XB10 can also be paired with another XB10 to provide stereo mode to create a broader sound space and the impression of hearing music from various directions. Plus, when paired with your smartphone, the XB10 can be used as a speakerphone.
The SRS-XB40, SRS-XB30, SRS-XB20, and XB10 wireless speakers will be available Spring 2017. Pricing and dealers to be announced.
Sony ‘s exhibiting at the CES Sony Booth # 17300.