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Sony - Sony - MDRXB50 Wired Earbud Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4893 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a smart buy

    Posted
    shikaka
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    Basic sound quality, save up more money and get a more useful headset. Not good for sports use - so don't try running with these on because they will fall off.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality

    Posted
    Blue
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    These work great for my husbands and sons ears', but not mine as I sweat, run and jump. Best for low impact workouts or casual listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound!

    Posted
    Jess
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    Love the sound and quality that comes through! The buds are a little hard on my ears and do fall out of o wear them while running. Not sure if it's just me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones for the price

    Posted
    hildtex
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    This is my 2nd pair of these. I've run into a frustrating flaw that basically activates the voice commands on my phone whenever they are plugged in. If I'm using it on a computer though it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound and quaility

    Posted
    Jtenochs87
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    I've always been a huge skullcandy person, but after 5 pairs of earbuds where the cords eventually break internally, I tried these sonys out and I've nothing but great things to say. They actually cancel out sound way better than the skull candys and fit nice. (When I run I would get the repercussions of my feet impacting the ground, but nothing with these!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bass and pleanty of volume

    Posted
    Macknawonthis
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    I love the low end sound. The noise cancelling is fantastic. I mow my lawn with these and can hardly hear my mower running

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound for price

    Posted
    Rchilljr
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    Sound is pretty good. Only issue is that they fall out while running. Will try to correct by switching ear bud cover. Clip would be helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for the price

    Posted
    Ragtop
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    Got these to take with me when I travel. They sound great to my ears, although I find sound quality tends to be a matter of personal preference. They are a bit bulky for ear buds, but they fit pretty tight in my ears so I haven't had any problems. They might not be the best for someone using them while running or doing vigorous workouts because it seems they could come loose fairly easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for price

    Posted
    K3nny
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    I bought this product even though I already own a pair of Beats. But I just needed something to work out with. These are pretty good so far. The only problem is that they may fall out when running. Great sound quality for the price though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Must buy! Great earbuds from Sony

    Posted
    Benjo

    I have been using Xtra bass headphones from sony and just added this one. Bass is awesome and vocals are crisp. Only downside for me is that it can get a little tinny at times. I changed the eartips to the smallest ones and boom fixed it. I did tried it for running on treadmill and I must admit, wired earbuds are very annoying, pretty sure you know that, if you're gonna use this for casual listening go for it, for sporty type I'd recommend wireless ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good headphones, can be better

    Posted
    aaron
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    These headphones are great! They fit really well in your ear and the sound is pretty crisp and clear. The bass is great too. I know these headphones aren't noise cancelling, but they do a pretty good job blocking some environmental noise which is pretty cool. One comment though. I like the remote button, but it doesn't have volume control, which sucks since I got these for running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best bass on a in-ear headphone.

    Posted
    Insomniak1
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    The Sony MDRXB50AP/B are definitely a very excellent choice if what you are looking for is strong, clear bass. It does overwhelm the mids a bit but the highs are still very present. I do like them, especially when listening to pop and movies on the go. They give pretty good passive noise reduction for when you are commuting (I use the subway and they work great). The headphones themselves are a bit heavy and awkward but you will get adjusted rather fast. I would not recommend them for running or active exercising though as they fall off quite easily and I personally don't like the "echo" effect of most in-ear tips and like to hear my surroundings. For that I use open-air headsets. But again, my enjoyment of movies, mobile videogames and certain music while using these headphones more than makes up for these shortcomings. Highly recommend it, especially for bass heads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent full-range sound and the earbuds fit

    Posted
    misterpickle
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    I am very picky about earbuds performance and fit, having used scores of headsets in the past from working in the broadcasting industry for over 40 years. For me, earbuds' weaknesses are fit (particularly while exercising like running), faithful sound reproduction and workmanship, particularly with poor electrical connections at the plug. Loose wiring killed off my Sennheisers so I decided to return to Sony. I was influenced by the reviews below from deaconblue5 and Trey, which both reference performance and fit. I now fully agree with their reviews. These Sonys have superb full-range performance, plenty of volume capability and several extra rubber earpieces of different sizes. My right ear passage is smaller than my left so I've always had a problem of the right earbud falling out during treadmill work. No more. I swapped out the right earpiece for one of the smaller ones included in the packaging for perfect fit. That's huge for me. I don't know yet on how well-built the plug is yet - that's the part that always breaks first for me - but I trust Sony's workmanship over other manufacturers. Very glad to have these earbuds. Price is well worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend