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Sony MDR-XB40EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 452 reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The comfort and bass quality are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the portability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, price, durability

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB40EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 452 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and price. The comfort and sound also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the portability.

bass quality, sound, comfort, price, design

portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDRXB40EX Extra Bass Vertical In-ear Silicone Headphones with 13.5mm Driver Unit

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and comfort. The price and bass quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the portability.

sound, bass quality, price, comfort, durability

portability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-XB40EX High Sensitivity Driver Extra Bass EX Earbuds - 13.5mm (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony MDR-XB40EX High Sensitivity Driver Extra Bass EX Earbuds - 13.5mmSony Booming Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Model# MDR-XB40EX)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

The largest tiny earphones ever.

 

If you desperately want booming bass but do not want large headphones, the MDR-XB40EXs will serve admirably. The bass focus does come at the cost of overall musical fidelity though.

Strong and resonant bass

Large and uncomfortable

Oct, 2009
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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

Sony's MDR-XB40EX in-ear canal-phones are designed for lovers of big bass beats, with great isolation and very low frequency extension. While this mak...

Strong and resonant bass

Large and uncomfortable

If you desperately want booming bass but do not want large headphones, the MDR-XB40EXs will serve admirably. The bass focus does come at the cost of overall musical fidelity though.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (sonystyle.com)

Disappointing

 

"Listening to these headphones is like listening to sub woofer without any other speakers... very poor mid and high tones. The music is muffled. The headphones don't say in either, when exercising. Sony makes much better headphones than these. I...

Cord

sound, fit

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: tougenomikado (sonystyle.com)

Awsome Bass!

 

"I just got these today to Replace my EX85's and wow... these things sound 1nsanely great. I took these out of the Package and put on some Drum and Bass to test them out.... and as soon as the Bass kicked in I was quite suprised, The lowest of the lows...

Comfortable and Amazing sound

serously none

May, 2009

Consumer review by: h2opolo93306 (sonystyle.com)

What the In-Ear Beats SHOULD have been

 

"Before I purchased these, I bought the Dr. Dre In-Ear Beats. While the Beats were great sounding earphones, the just didn't have the low end I was craving. On top of that, in-ear headphones only really work when they're really sealed. The Beats were...

Great bass, comfortable, good isolation, great overall sound

L-plug

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: tstephe420 (sonystyle.com)

best head phones i have owned

 

"do not buy the 150.00 head phones for bass these are the best ones out there not too bad on the highs, the mids are great and the bass is just right!i just returned the in ear beats fro dr. dre, these blow them away!"

comfort fit, bass is awesome

none yet

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Andres (sonystyle.com)

GREAT BASS RESPONSE

 

"for people who like bass without distortion this is the headphone for you it brings your music to a new level of sound, it also gos loud and their very stylish with the brushed metal look great earbuds the best bass ive ever heard."

loud, bass, and stylish

nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: (pcrush.com)

Excellent Earbuds

 

Great quality, Great sound

No other problems, Slightly awkward design

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Saxamaphone117 (pcrush.com)

Excellent Earbuds

 

I've had these earbuds for just over 2 years now and they are absolutely outstanding. They sound great, and work well for all types of music. They have an excellent balance and clarity as well, emphasizing the bass but not drowning out the treble. I've...

Great quality, Great sound

No other problems, Slightly awkward design

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: nellyfruto (pcrush.com)

Awesomeeeeeeee deep bass.....!!!

 

This is an earbud for Bass lovers... its frequency response starts with 4Hz which gives the best bass response than any other earbud in the market... (I'd searched for an earbud which gives response at low frequencies, none I could find as low as 4 Hz...

Great bass

None

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

The extra bass vertical in-ear silicone headphones feature tightly sealed acoustics, flat Y-type cord, and S/M/L ear bud sizes.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:4 - 24000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.3oz

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:XB40EX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR
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