Get the Party Started with Sony’s new Additions to the EXTRA BASS™ Wireless Speakers Series

by Sony Pro Team 01/08/2018, in News, Press, Home Theater, Portable Audio

Enjoy the punchy bass from Sony’s trusted EXTRA BASS speakers – SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21 – packed with new LIVE SOUND mode and ‘Party Booster’ technology to create the perfect party vibe

 

LAS VEGAS January 8, 2018 – 5pm PT (CES, Booth #17300)Sony Electronics announced today the latest additions to the Sony EXTRA BASS™ wireless speaker series. The new SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 EXTRA BASS™ wireless speakers from Sony end your quest to find your perfect party speaker to compliment any lifestyle. With portability, durability and EXTRA BASS™ sound and LIVE SOUND mode at the forefront, Sony assures you these speakers will provide the ultimate party wherever you go.

 

“We are excited to bring another round of Sony EXTRA BASS speakers to the party,” said Dunja LaRosa, Director, and Head of Mobile Audio Business, Home Entertainment and Sound at Sony Electronics, North America. “The new models build on the EXTRA BASS family to provide users with the deep and punchy bass they love with an exciting synchronized light show to elevate any party scene.”

 

New LIVE SOUND Mode

The sound quality these speakers exert will completely steal the show as they create a 3-dementional music experience which has the ability to make users feel as if they are in the middle of a music festival with singers performing directly to you. This is due to the new DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and the angled speaker that achieves a LIVE SOUND mode. With the LIVE SOUND mode on, you can feel the sound spreading both vertically and horizontally. These speakers are designed to sustain and focus on “deep bass” & “punch bass” which perfectly exhibits bass heavy music such as the popular music genres of EDM, grime and hip-hop.

 

All of the lights

With speaker and flashing strobe lighting effects and line light in multiple colors, the XB41 and its fellow models[1] will liven up any atmosphere by adapting to the music you love to make it feel like you are at a festival or in your favorite club. This paired with the realistic sound element means you can create an effortlessly great night.

 

Customize your party

Let the speaker be the host and entertain friends with the new, playful ‘Party Booster’ feature. It can be used like an instrument and can detect tapping from 5 different directions thanks to the built-in accelerometer that generates a sound and lighting reaction. This creates a uniting party experience full of interactive opportunities, all you need to do is tap and enjoy!

 

New Wireless Party Chain

For the first time, Sony speakers can now connect up to 100 compatible (SRS-XB41/31/21) speakers together. You can fill a room or build a wall to create a vast, immersive EXTRA BASS™ sound experience and get all your friends involved.

 

Durable new features

The new fabric material design, which comes in up to 5 colors, means the speakers are robust and washable, so the odd spillage will never be an issue. They are also water and dust resistant with an IP67 rating, meaning you can enjoy the speakers on the beach, at a pool party or even put them in the mud without worrying about damaging them!

 

They are wireless and are designed so users can hand carry them wherever you choose. Being so compact with up to a 24 hour[2] battery life, bring EXTRA BASS™ sound anywhere and the party can carry on all night long.

 

The Sony EXTRA BASS™ range has been extended with these three speakers and is better than ever, and made to be more outdoorsy and durable so they can battle the elements of your day-to-day life.

 

Pricing and Availability

  • The SRS-XB41 speaker will be priced at $249.99 MSRP and available from Spring 2018.
  • The SRS-XB31 speaker will be priced at $149.99 MSRP and available from Spring 2018.
  • The SRS-XB21 speaker will be priced at $99.99 MSRP and available from Spring 2018.

 

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Media Contact:

Thomas Laemmel

Sony Electronics Home Entertainment and Sound

Thomas.Laemmel@am.sony.com

858.942.9564

 

About Sony Corporation:

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[1] SRS-XB31 has flashing strobe effects and multi-color line light; SRS-XB21 has single color line light only. Requires download of Sony Music Center app for iPhone from the App Store or for Android from Google Play.  User must link compatible devices in order to control operation.  Subject to app terms and conditions.

 

[2] Up to 24 hour battery life is featured on XB41/XB31 models only, XB21 has up to 12 hour battery life when lighting is off in Standard mode. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.