Sony Extra Bass Speakers DEFY the odds

Sony Extra Bass Speakers DEFY the odds

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“Music is not just meant to be heard.. it’s meant to be felt.”

What if we focused harder on truly feeling music, as opposed to just hearing it? -The combination of a striking beat or wavering bass line and unique rhythm-

Music surrounds our everyday lives almost inattentively, but what if you felt rhythm rather than hearing it?

 

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Now, meet fifteen-year-old Macy Baez who is the face of SONY’s new ground-breaking project DEFY. Born profoundly deaf, Baez has defied all odds by choosing a life of dance. Experiencing sound with the aid of cochlear implants, she relies heavily on being able to feel music vibrations, particularly bass notes, in order to dance.

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I feel truly honoured to be a part of  this project. Music allows me to have a conversation, so to have a track made specifically for me to dance to is very special. Macy Baez

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A member of the New South Wales based dance crew, ‘The Illagrovers,’ who are set to compete at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas in August, later this year, after winning the HHI Australian Hip Hop Dance Championship, Baez has set her sites on being a professional dancer since she began lessons at age eight.

Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Baez passion, energy, and motivation when it comes to smashing perceptions with her dancing saw her team up with Sony in a series of videos (including behind the scenes content, the background story of Baez and a surprise meeting for Baez with her number one idol, celebrity choreographer Parris Goebel) which greatly showcase her talent.

Choreographing a 90-second dance to a track composed by Josh Fountain from Level Two Music, Auckland (NZ), aptly titled, Killing It. The track was specifically made for Baez, filled with strong bass notes enabling her to physically feel the vibrations.

“My dance teacher Brooke helped me choreograph the dance and I just added all of my extra bits and tricks as I felt the vibrations of the bass sync in,” Macy told Music Nation.

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Sony-XB3-Speakers-RedWith this came the revealing of SONY’s new SRS-XB3 bluetooth speaker. Designed to be compact and portable, the added EXTRA BASS technology offers a booming sound that is enough to rattle a world stage.

So what do we think of the Sony SRS-XB3?

In short – it exudes clarity. With enhanced features like water-resistant properties, greatly improved battery life, effortless portability and of course the added Extra Bass mode which produces a deeper and punchier sound, the overall performance of this impressively gutsy little device deserves to be recognised and awarded, alongside the entire concept of the DEFY campaign, Macy Baez herself, and all that Sony encourages with this project.

Sony-XB3-Speakers-Blue-sideFirstly, the sleek and simple design of the SRS-XB3 (available in red, yellow, green, blue, orange & black) reveals a sturdy and polished finish, in addition to its minimal weight and maximum portability benefits. It may not be able to  fit in your pocket, but it’s definitely a cut above the SRSX33B & SRSX55B models when it comes to manoeuvring around, with speaker in hand.

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As far as the bluetooth audio streaming quality, Sony have mastered it. Proving quick and hassle-free when it comes to pairing the speaker with any bluetooth device, you’re also given the option to wirelessly pair a second SRS-XB3 speaker to double the intensity of the sound and create one booming stereo system, a feat we thought very wise and impressive on Sony’s part.

Sony-XB3-Speakers-Black-sideThe battery life of this little ‘rocket’ is one of the most stand out features overall. As simple as it may sound, the SRS-XB3 is the first wireless speaker that has allowed us to get a full 24 hours of music, before finally needing to charge. A remarkably significant quality that will certainly not go amiss among all music-lovers alike.

As for the sound…the maximising definition of the bass combined with the pronunciation and clarity of the music’s volume is like no other. With the EXTRA BASS button giving each track added impact, we’re not afraid to say this is undeniably Sony’s most impressive portable speaker yet.

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Five songs we recommend listening to on the SRS-XB3, with the volume high & the extra bass turned on:

  • Castle – Halsey
  • Touch – Maala
  • The Hills – The Weekend
  • Titanium – David Guetta ft Sia.
  • Willing To Die – Gin Wigmore

www.sony.co.nz/extrabass

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