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Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-XB500
alaScore 83

1938 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1938 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and comfort are overall positive. The value for money and bass quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1938 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-XB500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 171 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDRXB500 Extra Bass Headphones with Large 40mm Driver UnitSony MDRXB500 Headband Headphones with Extra Bass BlackSony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass Headphones - Blue

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-XB500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1043 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB500 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.

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

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass HeadphonesSony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass HeadphonesSony Dynamic Deep Bass Headphones (Model# MDR-XB500)

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Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones Reviewed

 

The MDR-XB500 is the mid-range entry in Sony's trio of "extra bass" headphones which are designed to kick out serious low-end response while still providing excellent performance throughout the rest of the frequency range. They style is hip-hop and...

The XR500 headphones are easily the most powerful headphones I've ever heard in terms of bass performance. If you listen to hip-hop or club music I think you will absolutely love them.- The XR500s are very stylish although the ridiculously sized...

It's too bad Sony doesn't offer a control which lets the user dialback the bass response, because it simply overpowers the rest of themusic. I would really consider an extra bass type headphone because Ido like deep, solid bass but this is just way too...

The Sony MDR-XB500 headphone does exactly what it promises. It deliversunbelievable bass performance in a stylish well-built product. If youare a bass head then these are going to be your dream come true. Ifhowever you are looking for audiophile...

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Sony MDR-XB500

 

Sony's MDR-XB500 headphones sit under the MDR-XB700s in the company's line-up, offering slightly inferior specifications but a lower price-tag.

Smooth bass, good mid-range and treble

Silly cord design

Just like the MDR-XB700s, these headphones are bass-focused. They are a little more forgiving than their larger sibling though, so if you want more natural music reproduction these are a good choice.

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Super comfy

 

Super comfy and super nice sound. It sounded better fed through my Samsung Galaxy S4, than on my work computers. Maybe I need to buy an amplifier or some dsp hardware. Overall, I can keep these on all day and not have any ear fatigue. They are that...

Discontinued! These are soo much better than the new ones

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Price should be around 80$

 

Purchase at a local retailer or somewhere else for $80. I'm not sure why its doubled the price here. Maybe, a glitch?

It's very light weight, which means this headphones won't hurt your ear for long time of use. Not to mention, the ear cushions are very soft ; The cables NEVER get tangled ; Sound quality is still outstanding after 4 years of use. Very low bass, the...

Since the band is made up of plastic, it has become 'loose' It doesn't arch as tight before ; Wish the cables only came from one ear and/or are detachable ; The 'leather' materials from the head band, ear cushions are coming off. But, that is to be...

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Price is Whack, Headphones are not

 

These are incredible headphones ; Awesome bass ; Hi fidelity audio quality ; Very comfortable

Almost twice as expensive as other online retailers ; Whoops

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Delivers what's advertised.

 

The bass in these headphones surpasses anything to be expected for a headphone of it's pricerange. The boomy feel provides that hardcore vibe that EDM/Techno/Rap listeners love. When EQ'd properly, these headphones provide an incredibly solid, powerful...

These headphones deliver incredible bass, provide unbeatable comfort, and do not fatigue

The mids are an afterthought, and the highs can get a bit bright when not Equalized properly

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buy these now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

these headphones are amazing. i have nothing bad to say about them.they are as good if not better than beats by dre studios. i know everyone eles says these are better than beats but in my honest opinion they are about the same. but then you look at...

amazing bass, great mids and highs, super comfy, amazing price for the quality you get

nothing

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Praise from the teenager!

 

I bought these headphones for my son for his birthday. He LOVES them. He uses them in the car to listen to his music, he uses them laying in bed, he even walks around the house with them. He loves the way they look on his head! It\'s all about style...

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

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XB 500's

 

They are worth the cost, but I wouldn't pay to much more than what Newegg sells them for.

Clear Bass, mid to high range sound clearness, the padding is worth the cost

Don't handle some lower volume levels very well, then again these aren't designed to listen at near silence levels. Short cable as I am used to cables over 10', to fix that I bought an extension cable

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Game Over

 

The XB500s beat those Monster beats by Dr. Dre hands down! Go to Bestbuy and try both on, within 3 seconds you'll find the difference! GAME OVER!! GAME OVER!!!

Deep and massive Low, Clear Mid and High

Can't think of any

Product Specifications

New Extra Bass Series Headphone - 40mm XB diaphragm driver units for Dynamic Deep Bass - Frequency response: 4-25,000 Hz - Sensibility: 104dB/mW
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