Sony on Monday launched its new Extra Bass Portable Wireless Speaker - the SRS-XB3 - at Rs. 12,990 (MRP) in India. The speaker is available to purchase in Black, Blue, and Red colour variants from Sony Centres and other leading electronic stores.
As the name suggests, the SRS-XB3 speaker is rated to deliver "deep, punchy bass sound" and also house the company's own DSP (digital signal processor). The 48mm full-range driver that powers the speaker is said to sport an embedded magnet and feature long stroke, said to provide deep, rich bass.
As per Sony, the SRS-XB3 features dual passive radiators to augment bass ranges. In addition, the native LDAC audio coding technology helps to deliver enhanced audio experience wirelessly. The technology helps the wireless speaker to transmit three times the data volume as compared to the existing technologies and is said to be the first in the world to deliver audio quality in the Hi-Res class using Bluetooth Audio.
Users can connect smartphones or other devices wirelessly via Bluetooth or NFC. The speaker also acts as a battery charger as it has USB-A port. It is possible to club two speakers to a single device as well. The SRS-XB3 features a water-resistant build and can run for up to 24 hours on a single charge as it is backed by a 8800mAh battery. Measuring 211x80x83mm, the wireless speaker weighs 930 grams.
Sony in March launched its 'Extra Bass' Bluetooth headphones in the Indian market, the MDR-XB650BT, with a price tag of Rs. 7,990. The MDR-XB650BT Extra Bass Bluetooth headphones feature a frequency response of 20Hz-20,000Hz, 24ohms impedance, 95dB/mW sensitivity, and weigh approximately 190 grams.