Sony Announces XBA-2VP and XBA-1VP Headphones for Smartphones

Sony today announces two new Balanced Armature (BA) headphones with remote control for smartphones. They are Sony XBA-2VP and Sony XBA-1VP. There is no pricing information. Both headphones will be available in the Asia Pacific from May 2012. More information after the break.

Sony Continues to Deliver Dynamic Listening Experience with Two New XBA Headphones for Smartphone Users

(SINGAPORE, 3 APRIL 2012) – Sony is giving smartphones users greater versatility and convenience by introducing two new Balanced Armature (BA) headphones with remote control for smartphones, following the successful and popular launch of its XBA series in September last year.

The two new headphones, XBA-1VP and XBA-2VP, feature the same micro-sized BA units that produce crystal clear sound reproduction and quality across the range of frequencies, giving audiophiles a more enjoyable listening experience while not compromising on comfort and mobility. The XBA-1VP contains one full range driver unit, whereas the XBA-2VP has a woofer added into the mix to deliver high sensitive accurate frequencies with a rich bass, making vocals clearer for the discerning listener.

Both headphones were designed to block off acoustic sound to reduce ambient noise and sound leakage by utilising a doubled layered housing casing. The XBA-1VP uses Liquid Crystal Polymer and the XBA-2VP possesses a magnesium inner housing to ensure a smooth surround sound with a clear and distinct mid-high range. The special ABS material used for the outer housing in both headphones prevents any unwanted distortions and vibrations.

Sydney Lee, Assistant General Manager, Personal Entertainment Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific, said: “With the new XBA-1VP and XBA-2VP, mobile phone users can now enjoy the crisp, clear audio that the XBA series delivers while enjoying the convenience of hands-free conversations on their phones.”

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The XBA-1VP and XBA-2VP headphones will be available in Asia Pacific from May 2012.


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