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Sony MDR-XB300

Sony MDR-XB300
alaScore 80

948 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the portability and comfort are generally positive. The value for money and bass quality also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

sound, bass quality, value for money, comfort, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Sony MDR-XB300


If you haven't heard, there's a new trend in inexpensive earphones and headphones: Pile on the bass. Sony's new XB line features affordable in-ear and headphone models, and the MDR-XB300 ($49.99 list) is an alluring option for anyone on a tight budget...

Affordable. Extremely deep bass response. Comfortable ear cushions. Lightweight, despite size

Tinny and nasally highs

Audiophiles, steer clear; bass lovers, rejoicethis Sony pair isn't accurate, but it's affordable, and it covers subwoofer frequencies with powerful response.

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-XB300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, bass quality, value for money, comfort, portability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Headphones (Old Version)Sony MDR-XB300 30mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass HeadphonesSony MDR-XB40EX 13.5mm High Sensitivity Driver Extra Bass EX Earbuds

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Great headphones for the price


I bought these headphones after my skullcandy ones broke. They have the same cons, but these have so much better sound and bass. They cost a lot less than most headphones out there and are prob better than most as well. For $50, this is more than i was...

Great sound and bass, very inexpensive, lightweight

uncomfortable after 30 min or so, leakage


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Very comfortable. Could be a little tighter on the ears, the pads are very soft

Ears get a little warm on hot days after 2-3 hours use

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Good quality, bad comfort


These headphones have pretty good sound quality and delivered their promise on extra bass, but i feel like these headphones are too centered on the bass and that the vocals and the other instruments are just kind of a background to the music. Also,...

booming bass, good sound

too focused on bass, not comfortable

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good seller


nothing to complain about the product, good seller

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Great bass, total leakage


I often take airline trips that exceed 20 hours (with a stop and layover). I play Drum and Bass music very loud to relax.

Very comfortable for listener for long trips

Not very comfortable for someone sitting next to you

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Simply Amazing.


Prior to purchase, i was not sure how the MDR-XB300 would hold up, yet i have had these for almost two years and they are still in pristine condition, despite being used daily in all sorts of conditions. The bass is amazing, and the sound in general...

Durability, Sound, Lightweight


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Amazing Sound !


Every time i listen to music with thess headphones i feel like i m in a club! It s AMAZING ! I use it on my VAIO PC mainly listening to electronic music on Pandora. The bass are incredible as well. I love it.

sound quality


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an audiophiles review


these headphones are amazing for the price. i also have the 500's and Sennheiser hd280, Shure srh 440, Philips the stretch and many more.i use these sometimes but not often sense i have the 500's but when i want a less heavy option i use these. these...

bass conformable cable

durability looks

Product Specifications

Prepare yourself for the monster bass of the MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones. Sporting a circum-aural closed design, the ear cushions are angled parallel and connected by a quality cloth-lined headband that reduces pressure for a comfortable fit. From the dynamic 40mm diaphragm driver units to the incredibly high level of sound isolation, the Extra Bass headphones deliver the dramatic bass that moves you.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:4 - 24000Hz/5 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System


Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR