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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Sony MDR-XB21EXB. 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. Opinions about the durability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The price and sound also get good opinions. The usability and portability get negative reviews.

design, sound, price, bass quality, durability

portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB21EXB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: TheCh4d (



At first I was like what the hell, these are rubbish and was disappointed especially since i have owned several sony headphones over the years and know they do put out great quality for the price. After flipping through a few songs the quality got...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Martsimm (



Barely used these headphones. They stopped working in one ear after I owned them for about four weeks and a day, just long enough for me to be unable to return them. At least a week and a half of that was spent waiting for them to be delivered. Utterly...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Jaysun (

Very good


Had similar Sony ones to these and these are lighter so better for the gym. Solid and discreet, really amazed by the sound quality and - not sure why people spend so much on these deliver quality just as good!

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: HonestRater (

Great quality for price


If you're looking for bass, these are as good as it gets for the price. Sony isn't joking with the 'extra bass' tag here. The rumble and depth of the bass is sick.

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear