There’s nothing quite like sliding on a pair of headphones and getting lost in your favourite tunes. Except for maybe the rich, booming bass that a subwoofer provides to a stereo system. With the Sony WH-XB700 wireless on-ear headphones, you can enjoy both experiences at the same time. When you slide on a pair and hear both the deep, full bass of your music, plus the clear highs and middles, you’ll wonder how you ever went without it. Plus, these headphones are totally wireless, meaning you’ll never have to worry about any tangled cords when using them. Imagine being able to get all that from just a pair of headphones! Read on to find out more, and how to enter for your chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of Sony WH-XB700 headphones.
Big bass means true musical enjoyment
Part of the fun of going to live concerts, for me at least, is the fact that you get to experience deep, big bass. When you live in an apartment like I do, you can’t drop a subwoofer on the floor and crank it up. Well, I mean, you can, but I’m sure my downstairs neighbours would have something to say about it if I did.
Still, there’s just something magical about hearing the rich sound spectrum of a vinyl record to its full extant, or experiencing the effect of a hip-hop rap track’s deep bassline. What would rock be without drums? Classical without the sound of an upright bass? Music without bass is like food without umami: flat and dull.
But these aren’t just my personal opinions. Bass has an important role to play in musical enjoyment. It helps underline the rhythm of a song or piece of music, reminding your ears what the beat is. After all, you can’t dance to swing without knowing what beat you’re on. Bass also helps to provide a counterpoint to the higher frequencies of a song or punctuate a chord progression.
This becomes readily apparent when you listen to a song without good bass and it ends up sounding tinny and flat, with none of the rich flavour that should be there. And often, this experience is tied to using headphones that just don’t have the power to deliver the needed lower frequencies that make truly deep bass possible.
Indeed, historically wearing headphones meant that you kind of expected not to hear a lot of bass. After all, the thinking went, with smaller speakers placed directly on our ears, it was just the trade-off we expected to make. That’s not the case anymore, though. Sony’s WH-XB700 headphones deliver fantastic bass right to your ears.
How the Sony WH-XB700 headphones deliver fantastic bass
Getting lower frequencies to come through when using headphones takes some ingenuity. The Sony WH-XB700 headphones have 30mm drivers that can deliver full, rich sound straight to your ears. But the real star of the show is the included EXTRA BASS technology that pumps up lower frequencies to deliver punchy bass while still maintaining solid highs and middles so your music sounds fantastic no matter where it falls on the sound spectrum.
Beyond stellar audio quality, these wireless headphones also come with a battery that can last up to 30 hours on a single 4-hour charge, so you can keep jamming out uninterrupted. And, if you are on the go and the battery does run down, a quick 10-minute charge provides up to 90 minutes of play time. That way, you can stop over briefly in a coffeeshop or café to get you and your headphones recharged and ready to go.
Though it may not seem as important as sound quality, these headphones also look fantastic in my opinion. They have clean, sleek lines and minimalist details that accent any outfit, whether it’s a leather jacket or business casual. Plus, they come in black or blue, so you can choose the colour you like best.
Of course, to really understand why these headphones are so great you’d have to hear it from someone who has used them and can tell you all about it. For that, you can head over to Steven Hill’s review on the Best Buy Blog.
How to enter
Entering this contest is simple, but you can only enter once. To enter you must:
- Visit bestbuy.ca and find a music album from Best Buy Canada’s extensive collection that you would want to listen to using the Sony WH-XB700 headphones.
- Tell us what album you chose on the Best Buy Canada website in a comment beneath this article.
What you can win
At the end of this contest we will select 2 winners from all eligible entries. Each winner will receive a pair of Sony WH-XB700 wireless on-ear headphones.
This contest runs from September 6th to September 22nd.
Remember, you only get one entry, but your friends and family can also enter. Be sure to share this contest with a music lover in your life, anyone who really appreciates a kicking bass line, or even someone who would appreciate a new pair of headphones.