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alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 reviews of Sony MDR-XB20EX. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the comfort and design. The price and sound also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the portability.

bass quality, sound, price, design, comfort


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB20EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB20EX from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviews about the design and reliability are generally positive. The price and sound are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the portability.

bass quality, sound, price, reliability, design


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDRXB20EX Extra Bass Angled Silicone Earbud Headphones with 9mm Driver UnitSony MDR-XB20EX Headphone

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ilovesony11 (

By Far the Best Headphones I Ever Had


i didnt exactly get these by buying them, my friend found them in my school somewhere and gave them to me in return for a pair he borrowed from me and lost. but i have never had headphones this good before these. ive had them for 3 years (and someone...

Amaaaaazzzziiinnnggg performance, never dies/breaks, huge bass, perfect treble, no static, somewhat noise-cancelling

no cons whatsoever

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: RyanBP97 (

Amazing sound quality


I got these headphones for $23 off ebay and they are amazing. Before I got this, I had Sony Bass Booster (mdr-ed21lp). The bass is not so good when you listen to it on an old iPod. But when I used Sony Extra Bass headphones on my old iPod, the bass is...

Nice, rich bass, and the carrying case


Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: emper911 (

whats better than amazing?


Amazing headphones, when I look for headphones i usually look for bass.

everything thats good about earphones

super uncomfortable

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Ellisandre (

Simply Wonderful


I bought these headphones a year and a half ago, when my old pair of Creative earbuds fizzed out, and amazingly, they've lasted until a couple days ago, when the right earbud just stopped working. They're fantastic headphones, and they're tough too, I...

Great Bass, Excellent durability, Good design, fits snugly

Wriggles when you move, falls out completely if you run

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: toocool3434 (

AWSOME Headphones


these are the nest headphones i have ever used and i have used lots of different kinds and they are even better than Bose headphones. if you like a lot of bass in your music then these are the ones for you!!!!!!!!

booming base, rich audio, and just great quality overall

sometimes they are to heavy and they slip out of my ear

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Zombs (



sick nasty fat bass! still retaining clear mids and highs..

nasty fat bass like a big black lady booty

absolutely none

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: AudioBliss777 (

Love Music? You might want to check these out...


I've owned these pair of buds for over a year and I've barely noticed the wear and tear as far as sound quality goes. Worth every penny, the MDR-XB40EX earbuds excels at mid and low ranges and delivers them with a soft and clear but yet a powerful bass...

Unsurpassed Bass Power for Small Buds, Excellent Mid-Low Ranges, Attractive Design

Earbud Attachments May Fall Out

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: davedog (

booming bass


These headphones rock the sh#t out of any in ear buds I've had before. they sound great and are easily just as good as or better than the beats headphones. you can also get a great deal on them at amazon.

GREAT bass, great everything else

fits a little weird in the ear

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: moonspear (

Great product, but be careful


Like everyone else has said, this had some of the best sond quality I've had (haven't tried the $90 one yet). Highly recommended for its price.

Amazing sound quality, Fits nicely

Prone to breaking, earpieces easy to lose

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: gawel37 (

Stopped working


I barely used them for over six months and today the left one stopped working for no reason. I didn't pull on the cable nor did something that could cause a physical damage. I was working on the computer and listening to my favourite music when...

excellent sound quality

stop working after six months

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The XB series headphones create a heavy club vibe with rich, powerful bass. Standing for "eXtra Bass" the outstanding XB headphone range accurately reproduces ultra-low frequencies without compromising the crystal-clear midrange vocals and high frequency sounds.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR