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Sony MDR-XB500

Sony MDR-XB500
alaScore 83

1900 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1900 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and comfort. The value for money and bass quality also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability.

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

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 1900 reviews)

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Great Phones fo the Bass Lover

 

I picked these beut's up on a trip to Japan last year when they were first released. I bough them for a wicked $60 which I later found out when i returned home- sell in-store over $100. I own multiple other listening devices but these are the cream of the crop. The noise isolation is perfect! the sound quality is rich with no muffled sounds, and the bass is out of this world. The chord's a perfect length, plus it's non-tangle. I've compared them to the "big" brand over-ear (Dr.Dre's) and i like these much better by a long shot. In my opinion, best headphones under $100 dollars

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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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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-XB500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1009 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.

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

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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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

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A WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!!!

 

LOVING THESE HEADPHONES!!! SONY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB IN THE HEADPHONES DEPARTMENT. SOUND QUALITY, COMFORT & PERFORMANCE WAS THE AMONG THE BEST COMPARED TO ALL THE OTHER HEADPHONES I OWN & TRIED SO FAR. FOR PLAYING GAMES, MOVIES, MUSIC & SONGS THIS HP...

VERY CONFORMABLE, EXCELLENT BASS SOUND, THE SOUND QUALITY IS AMAZING. CABLE IS JUST THE RIGHT LENGTH

CAN GET A LITTLE SWEATY AFTER LONG PERIODS OF USE IN "HOT CLIMATE/ ENVIRONMENT

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

Configuration

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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headphones / Traditional Headphone
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