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Sony XBA-S65

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews of Sony XBA-S65. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the bass quality and design are overall positive. The portability and comfort are also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and reliability. Comments are divided on the usability.

sound, comfort, portability, design, bass quality

durability, reliability, size

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Sony XBA-S65 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the bass quality and design. The portability and sound are also appreciated. The size and reliability get negative reviews, while there are some mixed comments about the usability.

comfort, sound, portability, design, bass quality

durability, reliability, size

61% 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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Sony XBA-S65


Distortion-free, high-quality audio performance. Sweat-proof, water-resistant, washable. Adjustable rubber loop helps provide secure, comfortable fit

No built-in phone controls. Bass response is ideal for audiophiles, but may seem weak for some seeking exercise motivation from enhanced low end

Sony's XBA-S65 is an affordable, great-sounding, and extremely secure-fitting pair of moisture-resistant exercise earphones.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: kitwings (

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: kcaj (

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

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: StubbyCorgi (

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

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: lollipop43 (

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

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Kevin1956 (

Poor design


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

good sound

poor design

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Crizzle (

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

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Gats (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: erikatastic (

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

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: carpa12 (



this thing is off the hook for reals, 6 stars for me

Aug, 2012

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