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Sony MDR-XB950B1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony MDR-XB950B1. 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. People are impressed by the durability and sound. The comfort and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability.

bass quality, usability, comfort, sound, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB950B1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Sony MDR-XB950B1


The wireless Sony MDR-XB950B1 headphones deliver as much bass thump as any pair we've tested, and because of that never sound quite balanced.

Insanely powerful bass response. Comfortable, attractive design. Can be used in passive, wired mode.

Added bass can sound comically heavy.

From a sheer engineering perspective, I can appreciate the work that Sony put into making the headphones sound the way they way they do without distorting wildly. From a musical perspective, they offer an alternate twist on reality, padding each track...

Aug, 2017

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Sony MDR-XB950B1 review

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Sony's 'extra bass' headphones range grows with every year and this addition, the MDR-XB950B1, is a large wireless over-ear pair. It's designed for maximum comfort while you're getting your ears rumbled by all that bass. But does the reality live up to...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Bikram Singh Negi (

Sony XB950 B1 Headphone Review- Built for bass lovers and Expensive


Sony XB950 B1 is a premium pair of extra bass wireless headphones that offer heart thumping bass, wireless, wired connectivity and in-hand controls.

• Comfortable form factor ; • Robust bass ; • Easy to use connectivity ; • Equaliser app works great ; • Optional wired playback ; • Amazing battery life ; • NFC one-touch pairing ; • High fidelity microphone

• Customary looks ; • Made for bass lovers only ; • Pricey ; • Audio output varies in wired and wireless connection

The Sony XB950 B1 is specifically made for bass lovers. If you’re a bass lover and want to enjoy the overpowered bass music wirelessly via your smartphone, this is something you should buy. Bass is deep and may surprise you every time you listen music...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (

Sony MDR-XB950B1 review: Good music, bass extra


The audio quality of the MDR-XB950B1 is good with or without the extra bass.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Fred (

Really good


Worth the money, easy to use

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Rob (

Brilliant sound


Excellent sound quality both on Bluetooth and with the included 3.5 aux cable, can wear them for hours because they are really comfortable and I have been using them all week 2 to 3 hours a day and the battery level is still high.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (

Sony xb950b1


I brought this about 2 weeks ago, sounds great, and good bass, I just wish it was louder..

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Sony xb950b1


I brought this about 2 weeks ago, sounds great, and good bass, I just wish it was louder..

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Jules (

Good quality


Very good quality, sounds lovely, noise cancelling effective

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Rachiiee (

Good headphones


The headphones are good. Easy to pair with a phone, easy to understand and they are pretty durable. The headphone cups are made out of leather, but they don't hold much sweat which is good. The battery lasts for a long time. On med - high volume with...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black
On/Off switch:Y
Volume Control:Digital


Cable management:Y
Power LED:Y


Driver unit:1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Other Features

Applications supported:Sony Headphones Connect app

Packaging Data


Ports & interfaces

1/8" connector:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB connectivity:Y


Battery charging indication:Y
Battery life (max):18
Battery low indication:Y
Battery recharge time:4

Technical Details

Batteries included:Y

Weight & Dimensions