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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the treble quality and comfort. The value for money and sound also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the portability and reliability. Views about the build quality and design are different.

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

reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB41EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-XB41EX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB41EX from 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

bass quality, comfort, treble quality, sound, portability

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-XB41EX Extra Bass Headphones

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great bass right out of package


The only brand of earbuds that apparently delivers extra bass as advertised and the price is right [*]

Clutch bass response","Comfortable","Compact","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

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Life just got a whole lot better


When it comes to music I can\'t get enough. When it comes to listening to music I have been on a quest to find the best sounding headphones for decent price. I have found that product in these headphones. Takes a little getting used to, but once was...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish


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Great Product Couldnt Ask for better


I have owned several Skullcandy earbuds including FMJ's and Heavy Medals these have 10x better sound quality than both of these. They also have more bass than the FMJ's and better sounding bass than the Heavy Medals. While listening to these headphones...

Superb sound quality impressive bass


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Nice Headphones


My third pair of those, best $ to quality ratio.

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value

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Extra Bass Review from music buff


comes with everything as described, new in box, with tracking, and cheaper than the sony store price, all in all, good deal for good sound

Cheap alternative to bose","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight

Unattractive Design","Uncomfortable

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services rendered in superb manner!


only thing i wanna say about is serice, product and satisfaction, purely satisfied and became loyal customer of your company. thanks for giving detailed information and quality service..

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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Worthy in-ears


Only time will tell on how durable these guys are, these replaced my mdr-ex75s, they lasted 3.5 years. Hope these lasts as long.

Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Stylish

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Best Earbuds for the Money


I had been earbud shopping for some time after my Skullcandy FMJ's decided to quit on me. I looked at everything from Beats by Dre to some of the Klipsch earbuds. I happened to stumble on these amazing Sony earbuds while browsing on Amazon. After...

Price, Bass, Clarity, Warmth, Quality, They stay in your ear, Comfortable, Carrying Case

Get slightly uncomfortable after long periods of use

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Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound

Flimsy Construction


Product Specifications


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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear Headphones