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Sony MDR-XB800

Sony MDR-XB800
alaScore 77

35 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Sony MDR-XB800. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the treble quality and price are generally positive. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated. Reviews about the mids quality and usability are mixed.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and comfort. The bass quality and sound are also appreciated. Views are divided on the usability, while many are negative about the durability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, price


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDRX800 Overhead Extra Bass Headphones - Black

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ryan Waniata (

Sony MDR-XB800 Review


Not long ago we reviewed the Sony X (MDR-X10) headphones, a glitzy “hi-fi” headset endorsed by none other than X Factor star and general loudmouth, Simon Cowell. We had high expectations for the X, in part because they are made by Sony – a company with...

Flashy styling ; Thunderous bass

Severe lack of balance ; Anemic midrange and treble ; Absent of detail or clarity

In its search for the extreme, Sony’s XB800 headphones cross the line from playful to painful.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: kodadog1024 (

Really nice headphones for the price


I've had the MDR-XB800 for about a month now and I really don't have any major complaints. The two things that I "personally" would adjust are the crispy highs and the overall fit (after prolonged use, these headphones can start to hurt your ears a...

Deep, smooth bass, very warm

vocales could be a little crisper

May, 2013

Consumer review by: deepakd (

Best Headphones so far


These are one of the best headphones I have purchased so far. I had a set of Dr Dre Beats before which got stolen :(. So, I was looking for a nice set of Headphones which gives pretty good output for not so much money. After testing a few in Sony...

Deep Bass, Clear Sound, Awesome Noise Cancellation

None Yet

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: zoomcrypt (

Love Em


i love these headphones. wear them around with me everywhere. quality is good, comfort is good, sound is amazing. the second i put these on and turned on the music i fell in love. walking down the street listening to music with these make the world...



Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Lefty (

Blow Beats out of the water


These headphones are top quality, durable, and sound amazing especially for the very low price. I use the Poweramp equalizer app for my phone, and it really makes these headphones deliver strong, and clear bass. Sound clarity it very clear, Excellent...

Amazing sound quality, Deep and punchy bass, like it says it can do. Very comfortable


Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: vivalacarlo (

Superb sound, okay fit


alright, i owned the sony mdr xb500 for 7 months now and i loved the punchy bass that they produce which are the reasons why i got the xb800s over the 700s. After listening for 3 days, the xb800s shines further than the 500s in overall sound thouhg at...

The bass, and overall sound quality

the comfort

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: usinnamez (

Great sound, HORRIBLE FIT.


I bought these after the sound in my old pair (the extra bass XB500) started to go. Now, they look great, and I love how long the cord is and am EXTREMELY happy with the sound, but they are so darn uncomfortable. I have to take them off after wearing...

Amazing sound, long cord, looks great

Is EXTREMELY uncomfortable and difficult to get a good fit

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Kevinsito (

Young, budget-conscious audiophile


After my last pair of Sony earphones (MDR-EX38iP) gave out after two years of faithful sound reproduction I decided to buy earphones for running and the best/cheapest headphones for listening. My requirements for the headphones were; under $200, great...

great sound stage, great highs mids and lows (3-28000Hz), comfort

no carrying case(or even bag), no detachable cord

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Miran (

Not the best purchase , but still pretty good


These are pretty good headphones, but sony can do better , the bass is insane, its very good , and the sound quality is also very good . but the problem many people ( including me ) have with these headphones is the comfort. It is very tough to get a...

Very good Bass

Not very comfortable

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Grundy320 (

Great Headphones


Overall it's a great headphone better then some that are more expensive, shame that it doesnt come with a carrying case and the other cons i listed, i think headphones with this quality needs those stuff.

Great Design,Nice Sound

No Travel Case,No Detachable Cord,No IPod Remote

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired