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Sony XBA-S65

Sony XBA-S65
alaScore 79

157 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and design are overall positive. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the value for money. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony XBA-S65 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Amazon review summary for Sony XBA-S65


alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Sony XBA-S65 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XBA-S65 - Balanced Armature Sports HeadphonesSony Balanced Armature Sports Headphones

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I listen to tv with the earphones at night so as not to disturb my wife. So far, these seem to fit the bill but time will tell. They are somewhat comfortable and are staying in my small ear holes so I am happy. They also sound good which to me is an...

Durable","Good Bass","Good Value

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nice earbuds, but


I have a Sony mp3 player too and find it hilarious that the volume controls on Sony headphones only work with Apple products, not with their own players.

good sound

poorly made


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don't buy


cost too much money for some so poorly made it falls apart just after the warranty expires. don't buy it. not a good active sport headphone.

good sound

poorly made

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Worth Every Penny


An over all worthy product to buy, it's very comfortable to the ear with the rubbery loop. I like the adjustable over the ear loop that can be pulled for a customized fit.

Comfortable in the ear, you can actually run with them without falling out

The wire holder is too big even though it does have a clip on

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Stir Clear


I bought these as soon as they the hit retail stores. After about one month I was very disappointed.

Great Material

Not durable

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Poor design


Sending back for repair of ear loops. broken after 5 months normal use at the gym!

good sound

poor design

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Nice but...


These were nice when they worked but after 2 months on the same day both sides broke where the soft rubber meets the harder rubber on the earpieces.

Decent sound, good fit, stay in place during run

Broken within 2 months of purchase

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Best ear pad.


Excellent quality of sound. Soft pad and material of wire around ear. Durable for swet.

Best quality of sound ever in sports category

Not found yet

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Great headphones for running


I love these headphones! I run 3 miles every morning, and these are easy to put in my ear and tighten the loop around--it is such a better way to keep them in compared to the head-band style I previously used. Super comfortable, easy to adjust, sound...

Love the loop around the ear; good sound quality

Bounce out a little after awhile

Product Specifications


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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:No / Yes
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear Headphones