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alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Sony MDR-XB80BS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the bass quality and price are on the whole positive. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, price, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB80BS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (



The wireless, exercise-friendly Sony MDR-XB80BS earphones deliver thunderous bass, but lack the high-mid definition that allows for balance.

Powerful bass response doesn't distort at high volumes. Secure in-ear fit. Water-resistant design ideal for exercise.

Sound signature lacks high-mid defintion. Control panel could be laid out more usefully.

If big bass motivates you during your workouts, Sony's MDR-XB80BS earphones will provide it in spades and stay in place while doing so. However, many bass lovers don't necessarily realize that they also want a crisp high-mid punch to help add crunch...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (



Wireless earphones for gym fans

Sporty to the core, but you can get more refined sound at the price.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones


If you're looking for a pair of headphones that don't cost the earth, can survive your hardest sessions, and pump up the bass in your ears at the

Snug fit ; Durable build and full ; Loud audio

A little uncomfortable sometimes ; Buttons are fiddly

If you're looking for a pair of in-ears that don't cost the earth, can survive your hardest sessions, and pump up the bass in your ears at the same time, the XB80BS is a great option.

May, 2017

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Sony MDR-XB80BS review

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The Sony MDR-XB80BS headphones are a wireless Bluetooth pair of in-ear headphones specially designed to be used while exercising. Sony claims that they'll give you extra bass to help you work out harder, so we sent them to our expert listening panel to...

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (

Good sound


Good sound.comftortable... easy to use ...quick charge

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

No problem


This is the 4th Bluetooth headphone I bought during the last 6 months and this is the only one without any faulty after few times use so I am very happy with it.

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Great sound, and stay in.


A pair of earphones that actually do what they're meant to! Great bass, good overall sound, and they actually stay in place whilst exercising

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Earpieces very large


Good quality product as you'd expect from Sony but the pictures are misleading as the earpieces are actually very big, almost comically so when you remove them from the packet. Made me feel like someone from Star Trek. I returned them as a result

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Good, but could be better


The only way you could improve the product would be a perfect fit into the ear canal. This would be achieved by either a custom fit (ideally) or some other attachment to the device. Only a perfect fit is the bass of sufficient strength to be enjoyed,

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Great Earphones


Only had them a week, but been very impressed with sound quality and fit for sports and activity.

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery recharge time:2
Charging Time:2
Talk Time:7


Color of product:Black / Blue / Red
Headset type:Binaural
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Ear-hook, In-ear

Energy Management

Rechargeable: Yes


Acoustic system:Closed
Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:0.472
Ear coupling:Intraaural
Magnet type:Neodymium

Packaging Data

Number of products included:1


Wireless technologies:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Interface Type:Bluetooth


Charging source:USB

Weight & Dimensions