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alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Sony MDR-XB80BS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also appreciated.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB80BS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (



The wireless, exercise-friendly Sony MDR-XB80BS earphones deliver thunderous bass, but lack the high-mid definition that allows for balance.

Powerful bass response doesn't distort at high volumes. Secure in-ear fit. Water-resistant design ideal for exercise.

Sound signature lacks high-mid defintion. Control panel could be laid out more usefully.

If big bass motivates you during your workouts, Sony's MDR-XB80BS earphones will provide it in spades and stay in place while doing so. However, many bass lovers don't necessarily realize that they also want a crisp high-mid punch to help add crunch...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (



Wireless earphones for gym fans

Sporty to the core, but you can get more refined sound at the price.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones


If you're looking for a pair of headphones that don't cost the earth, can survive your hardest sessions, and pump up the bass in your ears at the

Snug fit ; Durable build and full ; Loud audio

A little uncomfortable sometimes ; Buttons are fiddly

If you're looking for a pair of in-ears that don't cost the earth, can survive your hardest sessions, and pump up the bass in your ears at the same time, the XB80BS is a great option.

May, 2017

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Sony MDR-XB80BS review

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The Sony MDR-XB80BS headphones are a wireless Bluetooth pair of in-ear headphones specially designed to be used while exercising. Sony claims that they'll give you extra bass to help you work out harder, so we sent them to our expert listening panel to...

Nov, 2016

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Perfect headphones for a biker


Bought specifically for listening to the satnav, mp3's and my phone while out on long bike journeys. Bluetooth linked perfectly with the satnav and the sound is clear. Phone links through the satnav to the headphones and that is chrystal clear as well.

Oct, 2018

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Good sound, great bass but flimsy & fell apart


Bought these in May and have had to return them due to falling apart after 3 months. I use them whilst in the gym or cycling, so exactly what they're supposed to be used for. Poor build qualit, which is a shame, because audio quality was good. One...

Sep, 2018

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used these in college


comfy, good quality audio and soft around the ears, used to use it for my mp3 player while reading in my spare classes, though apparently a bit too loud to use since headphones are supposed to restrict the audio to just your own ears and the librarian...

Sep, 2018

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Good sound


Good sound.comftortable... easy to use ...quick charge

Jun, 2018

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No problem


This is the 4th Bluetooth headphone I bought during the last 6 months and this is the only one without any faulty after few times use so I am very happy with it.

Jun, 2018

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Great sound, and stay in.


A pair of earphones that actually do what they're meant to! Great bass, good overall sound, and they actually stay in place whilst exercising

May, 2018

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