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Sony Adds New X Headphone Model

New York — Sony today began taking preorders for the latest addition to its flagship X headphones line.

The X05 on-ear model features 40mm drivers and neodymium magnets to produce a frequency response of 4 to 24 kHz.

Pressure-relieving urethane foam earpads and a tightly sealed acoustic design offe passive noise cancellation and improved extended bass, the company said.

The headphones have a 1.2-meter flat cord with a built-in mic, and an inline remote with volume control and track control (play, stop, next/prior) for Apple products. The cord has a serrated finish to reduce tangles.

They weigh just over 8 ounces, ship with a compact carrying case and come in black and red, silver and black, silver and white, or silver and red.

Preordering is available from Sony’s online store, with a retail price of $200. Sony expects to ship them on March 25.

Watch for updates on today’s Sony event at