Sony on Wednesday launched its MDR-XB450BV headphones in India at a price tag of Rs. 5,990. The black-coloured headphones are already available to buy from all the Sony Centres in the country.
The Sony MDR-XB450BV headphones boasts of a 5Hz-22000Hz frequency alongside an Extra Bass Boost and a vibration feature. The vibration feature, which can be controlled by a dial, makes the headphones vibrate during bass-heavy segments. It also features swivel-folding style earpieces for portability, and a tangle-free flat serration cord that's 1.2-metres long.
Also, besides a 30mm sound driver unit, the MDR-XB450BV's earpieces are coated by a brushed metal-casing. The headphones feature an L-shaped gold-plated jack, and weigh 273 grams (including AAA battery) The headphones additionally feature an LED indicator and are backed by a battery that can give 60 hours of life under 1kHz output, and 20 hours under 100Hz. The headphones are listed on the Sony India website.
Sony India in August had launched two new pairs of headphones - the MDR-XB250, MDR-XB450 - and one new pair of earphones - the MDR-AS200. They are priced at Rs. 2,190, Rs. 1,490 and Rs. 790 respectively. Sony had says the MDR-XB250 and MDR-XB450 are targeted at bass lovers, and the MDR-AS200 at sports enthusiasts.
The Sony MDR-XB450 and MDR-XB250 are nearly identical, except for the metal body on the former. The Sony MDR-AS200 earphones, built for extreme sporting activities, have an adjustable ear loops and the same flat cord.
Sony's rival, Beats, also introduced its new wireless on-ear headphones - named Beats Solo2 Wireless - in the global market earlier this month.