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Sony MDR-XB550AP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Sony MDR-XB550AP. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and price are overall positive. The bass quality and comfort also get good comments, but there are some less positive comments about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB550AP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony's 'extra bass' range is all about increased power in the low end of the sound range, aimed at fans of dance music and hip hop. The MDR-XB550AP headphones are a wired, on-ear member of this range. We sent them to our lab to find out whether these...

Jun, 2017

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Sony MDR XB550AP Headphones Review- Great value for money


Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Extra bass headphones that feature 30mm driver, wired connectivity, gold plated audio jack and a lot of bass inside them.

• Great form factor ; • Comfortable fitting ; • Lightweight ; • Non-tangling wire ; • Audio quality is good

• Not so great microphone ; • Audio output greatly varies from device to device

The Sony MDR XB550AP is a pair of Xtra bass headphones, and the headphones continue the legacy exceptionally well. There is a lot of punchy bass in there for you to enhance your overall EDM or trance experience. The headphones can also be used for...

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Hearing aid user


Hearing aid user, having sound problems, not easy 2 use

Apr, 2019

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Great gift


"Gift for my father in law, he's been needing new headphones for ages. Comfy and flexible fit with great sound quality for the price."

Dec, 2018

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loves it


the sound is really good in quality, especially sound in base, I use it everyday as it is quite convenient. But one of the thing is that is is a bit heavy, it makes my neck hurt sometimes, would recommend to people who does not want to buy a too...

Nov, 2018

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Great sound and quality


A great set of headphones at an excellent price! We use them all the time to listen to records and also when playing our digital piano. Have found the sound to be good across various genres of music from heavy to laidback stuff and the bass is...

Nov, 2018

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One of the best in the price range.


I have been using this headphones for around a year now, and it has became an essential part of my travelling. The noise quality is very good. Also, it is very comfortable to wear. However, sweating at the area under the headphones been the biggest...

Oct, 2018

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Perfect headphones for my teenager


These are perfect headphones for my teenager, the price is good and the cords seem to be durable enough not to snap after a couple of months. The sounds quality is great and they are really built to last. They are comfortable on the ears and no issues...

Sep, 2018

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These are great for the price bass is beautiful just wish they would be a little louder

Aug, 2018

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Comfortable and releiable


I love these headphones, they are very comfortable on the ears, they do not pull and sit on the ears nice and snug. I do not get tired of wearing them for a long time and I cannot feel that they are pulling down with their weight. The quality of the...

Jul, 2018

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