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Sony MDR-XB40EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX. 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 price. The comfort and bass quality also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the portability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, price, durability

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB40EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and price. The durability and bass quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the portability.

sound, bass quality, durability, price, design

portability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB40EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and comfort are generally positive. The price and bass quality also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the portability.

sound, bass quality, price, comfort, durability

portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

The largest tiny earphones ever.

Strong and resonant bass

Large and uncomfortable

If you desperately want booming bass but do not want large headphones, the MDR-XB40EXs will serve admirably. The bass focus does come at the cost of overall musical fidelity though.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony MDR-XB40EX

 

The largest tiny earphones ever.

Strong and resonant bass

Large and uncomfortable

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Ray Shaw (gadgetguy.com.au)

Review: Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB40 – powerful bass and a light show (review)

 

Sony's EXTRA BASS portable Bluetooth speaker gives a punchy bass response, and its mood-altering light show is pretty good too. The SRS-XB range comes in

Great volume, extra bass when you need it and interesting light show

Use Extra Bass sparingly - needs the right content

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Sony XB40EX headphones review

 

The biggest let down for me is that they are just too uncomfortable to use for long. I'm sure this wont be a problem for everyone but you have to try them yourself to find out which isn't always possible

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Disappointing

 

"Listening to these headphones is like listening to sub woofer without any other speakers... very poor mid and high tones. The music is muffled. The headphones don't say in either, when exercising. Sony makes much better headphones than these. I...

Cord

sound, fit

Jul, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

Awsome Bass!

 

"I just got these today to Replace my EX85's and wow... these things sound 1nsanely great. I took these out of the Package and put on some Drum and Bass to test them out.... and as soon as the Bass kicked in I was quite suprised, The lowest of the lows...

Comfortable and Amazing sound

serously none

May, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

What the In-Ear Beats SHOULD have been

 

"Before I purchased these, I bought the Dr. Dre In-Ear Beats. While the Beats were great sounding earphones, the just didn't have the low end I was craving. On top of that, in-ear headphones only really work when they're really sealed. The Beats were...

Great bass, comfortable, good isolation, great overall sound

L-plug

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

best head phones i have owned

 

"do not buy the 150.00 head phones for bass these are the best ones out there not too bad on the highs, the mids are great and the bass is just right!i just returned the in ear beats fro dr. dre, these blow them away!"

comfort fit, bass is awesome

none yet

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (sony.com)

GREAT BASS RESPONSE

 

"for people who like bass without distortion this is the headphone for you it brings your music to a new level of sound, it also gos loud and their very stylish with the brushed metal look great earbuds the best bass ive ever heard."

loud, bass, and stylish

nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (pcrush.com)

Excellent Earbuds

 

I've had these earbuds for just over 2 years now and they are absolutely outstanding. They sound great, and work well for all types of music. They have an excellent balance and clarity as well, emphasizing the bass but not drowning out the treble. I've...

Great quality, Great sound

No other problems, Slightly awkward design

Sep, 2011

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