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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 4892 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    29purple
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    Good sound but the plugs for your ears fall out all the time

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi 29purple, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work headphones

    Posted
    dewdrop016
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    This tunes out everything. It has great bass. If I need to concentrate at work, I plug these in and cannot hear anything around me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok not great

    Posted
    Mone
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    I purchased these headphones while on the road traveling so I could use them on the airplane, phone, etc. They stated extra bass and the backing behind the ear plug made me believe that they would be a bit different than the average bud. They weren't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The rubber/foam plugs fell off within 2 weeks.

    Posted
    Hans
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    See above. Overall good fidelity. I am satisfied with Sony products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It worked fine

    Posted
    PaulCN
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    The headphones were fine but I returned them. I just couldn't get used to them in my ears. I'm in my late sixties and have never liked ear plugs. But for those that are used to them these worked very good and for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great noise isolating headphones

    Posted
    Joe8571
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    The headphones are great at reducing outside noise. The sound is clear and the inline mic works great. Only downfall is the 3.5mm plug. It is a 90? to plug and I would prefer one that is strait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works ok

    Posted
    MileHigh786
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    When I bought these I was thinking these would be a huge upgrade compared to the Apple earpiece. A few gripes for me. The ear plugs are a little too snug and these were the smaller ones I used. It also lacks volume control which is a big deal for me. Did not check that before I bought. Assumed it would have the volume control!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi MileHigh786, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your expectation. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good bass, incredible volume (perfect for music)

    Posted
    DJdoppler
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    Good sound, cords don't tangle (as much). The volume on these earbuds is probably the biggest wow-factor. I usually have my laptop volume set to around 50 - 70% when listening with just the laptop speakers. But plug these things in and you'll be deaf if you go higher than 30% (I usually don't / can't go above 10%): THESE EARBUDS ARE FRIGGIN' LOUD!!! The bass is decent as well, but the overall volume is even more amazing. Music lovers: these earbuds are the ones for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Louder than Beats by Dre

    Posted
    Brad
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    After lots of research I decided to buy these. They are louder and deeper in bass than my Beats by Dre Over-Ear headphones and Samsung and Sony ear-buds (which have impressive sound too). My brother told me that they are louder than his iPhone ear buds too. They do not easily fall off my ears while walking or jogging, in fact, I normally have to pull them off. Sometimes I use them as ear plugs when I'm around loud noise. They have a nice look too. The button on the wire for pause, stop, play, answer, mute (or whatever you would like to program these phones to do) is a nice touch; although, I would like it to additionally have an analogue slider or wheel for volume separately. I thought the anti-tangle feature was a lie... well they do get tangled but I've never had a hard time untangling them. They fit comfortably in my ears. They are a little expensive at $50 but they are worth the extra cash you spend on the product. I can say that these are the best pair of earphones I've ever had.

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 Star Earbuds

    Posted
    danielkr
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    These earbuds are super comfortable. I've never said this about earbuds before. It's as if I'm positioning the earbuds, rather than inserting them. Once they're placed, I don't really feel them. I hear them, and I see the wire. At no point do they feel as though they could fall off, either - no repeated fiddling to refit, no nagging certainty that one or the other is going to fall as I've experienced with Apple's earbuds. They deliver earbud-quality sound at lower volumes, lacking in body and definition. Upon first use, I thought,'typical earbuds;' no big deal, as I had no expectations of them otherwise. But as I increased the volume, a lackluster listening of "Man In The Box" became something I could appreciate as it was intended to be when it got on my playlist. Nice! The quality starts to fill in, as if these earbuds are engineered to shape the sound well at higher amplitudes in a way that simply doesn't / won't / can't apply at lower amplitude. I use a Samsung Galaxy S8 and inserting the 3.5mm plug doesn't seem complete; I don't get any tactile sense that it is fully inserted, and it visibly appears, to my eyes anyway, as though it should go another 1.5mm further into the phone, but it doesn't, and based on auditory evidence it is correctly inserted (and will go no further); this is my only complaint regarding these earbuds.

    I would recommend this to a friend