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Sony launches MDR-XB910 'Extra Bass' headphones

Sony has released details of its new MDR-XB910 headphones, which lead the company's range of 'Extra Bass' headphones.

The Sony MDR-XB910s come with an inline mic and remote control, and are set to go on sale this month, March, for around £200.

Taking their cue from "the latest music trends", the 'XB910 headphones claim to deliver "extreme sub-bass". No doubt with the huge-selling, Beats by Dre, bass-heavy sound in mind.

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The headphones are a closed design, sport 50mm dome drivers and claim a 3Hz to 28,000Hz frequency response.

The headphones weigh around 305g and come in a smart aluminium finish with a 1.2m detachable cable (complete with mic and remote).

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Sony seems to be making a renewed play at the UK headphone market this year, with the launch of a series of new headphones backed by some heavy marketing and music artist backing. The Magnetic Man supported Sony MDR-1R headphones, for example.

The new Sony MDR-XB910 headphones are due on sale this month with a price tag of £200.

by Joe Cox

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).