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Sony Headphones & Headsets Reviews

Updated: Mar 20, 2018 01:37
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alaScore 100

Sony WH-1000XM2

Bowers & Wilkins, Audio-Technica, Sony, Beats, and a whole lot more

15 expert reviews | 291 user reviews

alaScore 98

Sony WI-1000X

Sony's earphone game is getting stronger by the year, with its latest wireless earphones being testimony to that improvement. The WI-1000X are, without doubt, among the best in-ears we've tested in a while.

9 expert reviews | 21 user reviews

alaScore 97

Sony MDR-1000X

The Sony MDR-1000x are a feature-packed pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and the best we have ever tested overall. While some headphones offer slightly stronger noise cancelling, and others distinctly crafted sound signatures, never have we seen...

43 expert reviews | 1075 user reviews

alaScore 97

Sony WF-1000X

While it comes with a frustrating lack of polish, the Sony WF-1000X is one of the best-sounding totally wireless earphones currently available.

16 expert reviews | 246 user reviews

alaScore 94

Sony MDR-XB950B1

From a sheer engineering perspective, I can appreciate the work that Sony put into making the headphones sound the way they way they do without distorting wildly. From a musical perspective, they offer an alternate twist on reality, padding each track...

5 expert reviews | 74 user reviews

alaScore 93

Sony h.ear on Wireless NC MDR-100ABN

Priced to compete with Bose's QuietComfort 35, the comfortable H.ear On Wireless NC offers impressive sound and noise canceling that make it a strong contender in the category.

13 expert reviews | 451 user reviews

alaScore 93


If big bass motivates you during your workouts, Sony's MDR-XB80BS earphones will provide it in spades and stay in place while doing so. However, many bass lovers don't necessarily realize that they also want a crisp high-mid punch to help add crunch...

5 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sony h.ear on 2 Mini Wireless / WH-H800

The Sony WH-H800 headphones look like a nifty pair. They're part of the distinctively designed h.ear 2 range but, unlike their larger siblings that we've tested before, these are an on-ear pair. You'll be able to fit them in your bag more easily, but...

3 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sony MDR-XB550AP

Sony's 'extra bass' range is all about increased power in the low end of the sound range, aimed at fans of dance music and hip hop. The MDR-XB550AP headphones are a wired, on-ear member of this range. We sent them to our lab to find out whether these...

2 expert reviews | 69 user reviews

alaScore 92

Sony MDR-XB650BT

The Sony MDR-XB650BT is marketed as an "extra bass" headphone pair, and that's exactly what you get—along with a very comfy build. Booming bass fiends will absolutely love these while purists (or even those who really like bass but also want some...

11 expert reviews | 420 user reviews

alaScore 91

Sony MDR-1A

The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.

20 expert reviews | 715 user reviews

alaScore 91

Sony MDR-XB50 / MDR-XB50AP

Sony's MDR-XB50AP in-ear headphones are claimed to give club-like sound thanks to their X-Bass feature. But will other commuters be able to hear the beat as you head off to work? We sent these Sony headphones to our test lab to find out whether they...

2 expert reviews | 2826 user reviews

alaScore 91

Sony MDR-XB950N1

Sony's MDR-XB950N1 headphones deliver a sound signature that's less crisp and bright than many we test, but avoid sounding muddy when the bass is tamped down. When the effect is engaged, all bets are off. The noise cancellation is quite good for this...

5 expert reviews | 142 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony MDR-ZX770BT

Performance and Conclusions The MDR-ZX770BT is outfitted with a feature Sony calls "Beat Response Control," which sounds like a gimmicky term for "digital signal processing" (DSP), a way headphones and speakers avoid distortion on bass at high volumes...

2 expert reviews | 352 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony h.ear on Wireless NC

Priced to compete with Bose's QuietComfort 35, the comfortable H.ear On Wireless NC offers impressive sound and noise canceling that make it a strong contender in the category.

4 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony MDR-100AAP

While it would stand out from the competition more if it cost a little less, the Sony H.ear On MDR-100A is a likable over-ear headphone that's comfortable, sounds good, and is attractively designed.

13 expert reviews | 300 user reviews

alaScore 90


The Sony XB50BS is a fairly good set of earbuds, but at this price point you're likely better off with the .

1 expert reviews | 113 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony MDR-EX750NA

Solid, if slightly tiring, active noise cancellation earphones.

7 expert reviews | 122 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony PlayStation Platinum Wireless

The Sony Platinum are nothing special. Other than the features on the interface side of things, the restrictions placed on the 3D surround capabilities and uncomfortable design hold back the headset.

2 expert reviews | 48 user reviews

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It's got some small downsides, but the reasonably priced Sony MDR-XB50BS is a step up in sound from a lot of inexpensive wireless sports headphones.

4 expert reviews | 141 user reviews

alaScore 90

Sony Xperia Ear

I was excited about the Xperia Ear and what it promised until I realized that, as it stands, the device does nothing different from Siri or Google over wired earbuds. In particular, the fact that it requires you to use your hand and press a button to...

11 expert reviews | 80 user reviews

alaScore 89

Sony MDR-XB9950BT

I bought this 3 weeks ago and I don't know how I got on with out

96 user reviews

alaScore 89

Sony WH-H900N

The Sony h.ear range is quirkily styled, but the WH-H900N headphones are designed to do the same job as all high-end headphones - make your music sound amazing. Expensive Sony headphones have had a real mix of results in our test lab, so we were...

1 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

alaScore 89

Sony WI-C400

I use these headphones in the gym for weight training and for cardio, great sound quality for the money ! If you want headphones to sit at home and enjoy the music in depth then buy more expensive headphones. If you want good sound quality, loud volume...

12 user reviews

alaScore 89


These unusual Bluetooth headphones from Sony hook around your neck - it looks interesting, but it's the sound we're interested in. According to Sony there's extra bass built-in, so read our full review to find out whether the sound still feels balanced.

2 expert reviews | 248 user reviews


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