Discerning head-bangers who expect a lot from their headphones will no doubt approve of Sony’s latest option, the XB920. Part of their Extra Bass series, it features 50 mm driver units and neodymium magnets to faithfully reproduce the original sound, from the deepest bass to the highest treble. Keeping it all together is a solidly constructed, stylish design that functions as a perfectly sealed acoustic enclosure.
Pressure-relieving urethane foam cups not only cut out ambient noise, but also make the dual-folding headphones very comfortable to wear. The 1,2 metre long “flatcord” includes an in-line remote that allows you to control the playback on your smartphone, and the built in microphone lets you make calls with minimal fuss. Price: about R1 400. Contact Sony on 011-690 3555 or visit www.sony.co.za