A couple of days back, Sony held a mini-concert at the pub within BGC area which was spearheaded by their two new brand ambassadors Ely Buendia and Bamboo Manalac. The event also marks the local debut of the Japanese firm’s latest premium headphones offering –the Sony MDR-1R.
The Sony MDR-1R is available in three variants; MDR-1R, MDR-1RBT and MDR-1RNC. The first two cans are technically the same specs-wise, while the latter is a notch better than its siblings on paper. Moreover, the MDR-1RNC has noise-cancelling features while the MDR-1RBT is wireless and syncs to a device through Bluetooth.
As mentioned earlier, the Sony MDR-1R is gonna set you back Php12,899 apiece while the better-endowed MDR-1RNC retails for Php21,499. As for the Bluetooth-touting model, Sony has yet to announce its price, but expect it to be a tad pricier than its corded counterpart.
Along with the MDR-1Rs, Sony Philippines also has something for the bass-heads out there as they launched a pair of new headphones under the XB (Xtra Bass) sub-category; MDR-XB920 and MDR-XB610.
Design-wise, the two is almost identical to each other. The only immediately discernible difference is that the MDR-XB920 is single-corded while the MDR-XB610 has a pair of cords hanging on each cup. In addition, the latter doesn’t have the accents/ holes on sides of the brace that adds a bit of flare to its pricier sibling.
Now, here’s a quick look at these XB-series specs:
The Sony MDR-XB920 retails for Php10,999. On the other hand, the Sony MDR-XB610 can be had for Php6,499. These headphones, as well as the MDR-R1s are now available at Sony Concept stores and authorized dealers and resellers. For more info about these cans, you can check out Sony PH’s website here.