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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4936 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $50

    Posted
    Chris

    Got these with high expectations since them came with a decent price tag on them and had pretty positive reviews. Pros: -Can play music loud -Mic works well with phone calls -Aesthetically pleasing Cons: -Hurts my ears physically after no more then 2 songs. -The only "extra bass" is the words written on the packaging. Otherwise I just don't hear it. -Too expensive Conclusion: I'm going to return these because in the end I wouldn't pay $10 for them. I've never had a set of earbuds the actually hurt my ears after only a few minutes of use. I've tried all the different ear piece sizes and it makes no difference. On top of that besides being able to play the music loud there is really no "extra bass" whatsoever. I'm just trying to find a good pair of headphones for while I'm at work and now I'm 0-2 with Sony (tried their wireless extra bass OTE and they wouldn't work right without the cord). Might be time to move on to some other brand I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hello Chris, thank you for your message. SONY takes into consideration all good or bad feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products. Thank you so much for your feedback. -Oscar. Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for road noise on motorcycle

    Posted
    Peter
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I ride a Triumph Bonneville with factory exhaust. I cannot answer to loud exhausts. These earphones decreased wind noise dramatically. I was looking at these or a pair of Yamaha's but wanted something today. Went to the store and put them on as I left on my motorcycle. I could not hear my engine nor any wind noise. I normally hear so much wind noise I start to think my phone is ringing. With these I did not hear any droning. Only music. My phone did ring which shut the music off on my iphone. I rode home with 10 minutes of silence as the earphones acted as really good ear plugs. The sound quality of music is REALLY REALLY deep. The bass can be a wee bit overwhelming. Not bad quality, just more bass than anything. But, then again, read the box. For sub $100 I get 75% road isolation, plus they fit comfortably inside my helmet. I would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best bass on a in-ear headphone.

    Posted
    Insomniak1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound similar to more expensive brands.

    Posted
    salsa16
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I really like these earbuds. The sound far exceeded my expectations and at $50 ($60 something with 2 year insurance) I didn't think they'd be as good as my sister's Beats earbuds. They scratched up a tiny bit since I got them a little over two weeks ago but personally it doesn't bother me. They are a little bigger than my last $25 Sony earbuds but I figured the bigger size helps create deep bass that I love! I especially love the clarity of the instruments; guitar, drums, and especially the piano! They don't fall out of my ears but they get a little uncomfortable if I wear them for a long time I usually only use them for about thirty to forty five minutes at a time. Overall I am very satisfied as they fit my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds awesome!

    Posted
    sirbflo114
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    I use these headphones with my Moto X Pure and Sony Walkman. I am a fan of Sony products and their headphones. Sound? These headphones sound great with nice and clear highs and mids. There is plenty of bass with these headphones too and I need that for the type of music that I listen to. Fit? They fit great and block out background noise. They don't fall out as I use them in the gym and run on the treadmill. Quality? Top notch quality and don't look cheap at all as it has flat wiring, metallic/black style earbuds and an easy to use in-line control feature. Price? Great price. By the way, I noticed on the box that it says IOS supports track skip and android doesn't support track skip. Well it supports track skip for android as it works great with my Moto X Pure. They need to update the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headphones for the price

    Posted
    jimhop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I’ve been using this headphone set for about 1 month now. Good sound and microphone quality. Works great with phone, laptop apps and other devices. If you like emphases on base and middle range sounds, while listening to music, this is what you need. For those who likes higher pitch sound, this might not be the best option. For phone conversations or communication apps like Skype, it is an excellent choice. I’ve found that it is good isolating ambient noise and sitting comfortable in my ears. I am not sure if this is a negative, but they are a little bulky for ear phone but might be this is what’s needed to provide good lower base sound. It was a good purchase, I am enjoying it daily and would recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Good Bass, Less Comfortable

    Posted
    rpaul1
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    I am happy with the Sound Quality. High Frequency Sounds are good and clear but not crisp. Mid ranges and vocals are good. Low Frequency sounds and bass is really good and punchy with wide range depth. The silicon ear buds could have been more comfortable. The buds kind of block & prevent your ears from air circulation and makes your head heavy after some time. I feel this bud could have been more comfortable for long term use. The 3.5mm pin should have been a little more sturdy. Other than these minor issues, I think this is a really good and value for money earphone with good quality bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound

    Posted
    Amylynn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Went to best buy with my mother and daughter . We were looking for a pair of wired earbud headphones. We came across these . They were also on sale so we made the purchase . I also had a $10.00 credit on my account . So with them on sale and my credit . We only paid 19.99 plus tax . We went outside , plugged them in my daughter's phone , picked a music video from you tube and the sound is amazing . Well worth your money . I was really shocked at the sound quality of these. So we went back into the store and purchased a second pair for my mother . I would recommend for anyone on a budget needing an awesome sound for a wired earbud headphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never buy these headphones

    Posted
    Dutchtpuch3
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    I bought three pair of these headphones. After my husband using them for 2 months the protective coating on the headphone starting to give away. I contacted Sony in regards to this and was told that is not normal however it is not covered under warranty that we the consumer must have done something. I informed the associate it wearing them to the gym and to mow the lawn and then taking them in and out of your ear doe that I would say it is a product malfunction. However they replied, if the headphones were not like that when you bought them there is nothing we can do. DONE with sony, no more, TV, no more playstatiom, no more cameras I can find another brand who want to make a product and earn my business!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Dutchtpuch3, we regret to hear what happened. 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. Thanks! ~Erin sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Performance!

    Posted
    Frogman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've purchase many personal media earbuds and headphones over the years but these are the best I've found by far in years. I wish I had found these before the last pair I bought. Absolutely none of the bluetooth pairs I've tried are even 1/3 as good as these. Not even Bose or Beats overpriced stuff. These are crisp, responsive, with deep rich bass complimenting mid and hi range frequencies. Even when exceeding safe listening volume levels, like any true headbanger, these babies deliver extremely well. And the buds fit comfortably and snug, blocking out the world. And they don't fall out. Totally blows me away. Old school wired phones just like old school analog component audio, true 70's real hi-fi, can't be beat. I'll never buy anothet pair of bluetooth buds. Unless Sony puts this design on the market as bluetooth enable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Sound

    Posted
    Sony4Life
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    To start off, my wife doesn't believe in paying for these headphones because of the price. Headphones are headphones and you can pay $10 or less according to her. After purchasing these headphones I let her try them out. She was blown away at how great they sound and couldn't believe the clarity of the highs, mids, and bass. She had to get her a pair. I mostly use them with my Galaxy Note 4 with adaptive sound and they sound great!!! I enjoy using them for phone calls, music, and video. Even though they are not noise cancellation, they will drastically reduce sound around you. When I use them as a hands-free device, I only use the left ear bud with mic attached so I can continue hearing what's going on around me. I have no complaints and bass sounds great. You can also download an app for further push button configurations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Sony4Life, Good to know that your wife loves that headphones. Thanks for choosing Sony and for your wonderful review. - Jerome Sonystyle

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, big bass, high volume

    Posted
    forbiddenplanet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've always liked Sony earbuds, but most I've tried have had limitations in bass response and a general coolness in sound balance. These are very different: hot earbuds with LOTS of mid bass and low bass. Perhaps too much, if your listening tastes are more purist and you want perfectly flat response. These really rock the bass, but not to an unpleasant degree. Also they have very high sensitivity, meaning they produce high volume with less gain than most Sony buds, so these can get VERY loud. The mids and highs are very well defined too, so you can use these for general listening, but the big bass and high sensitivity make these excellent buds for rock and hip-hop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for trips. Well made. Serves its purpose

    Posted
    redjet
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    Bought these for my wife to use on trips. I used them myself for this review. Sound quality is good. Construction quality is good. Phones have good weight to them. They work well to quiet noise around you even though they're not designed to be noise canceling specifically. The cups on the phones fit very comfortably in my ears, and there are 3 other cup sizes to choose from included in the purchase. Also, a nice, small, carry bag with tie straps is included to store the phones. My wife's comment, "Wow, these sound better that just listening to the ipad speakers." Then she proceeded to use them over the next hour or so calling up various types of music on the internet. That is probably the best recommendation for them that I can mention.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great earbud headphones

    Posted
    Amylynn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Went to best buy with my mother and daughter . We were looking for a pair of wired earbud headphones. We came across these . They were also on sale so we made the purchase . I also had a $10.00 credit on my account . So with them on sale and my credit . We only paid 19.99 plus tax . We went outside , plugged them in my daughter's phone , picked a music video from you tube and the sound is amazing . Well worth your money . I was really shocked at the sound quality of these. I would recommend for anyone on a budget needing an awesome sound for a wired earbud headphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Fidelity

    Posted
    FranzHoffman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am not generally a fan of ear bud style head phones since they generally are all treble and not much else as well as taking a fair amount of power to get a reasonable volume. These Sony MDRXB50AP ear buds are something quite different. They have a much richer sound with plenty of bass. I did find that in order to get the best sound you need to use an ear piece (they supply several different sizes) that seal the ear canal somewhat. Otherwise the bass response is rather weak, but with the right fit they sound great. Also, they don't require near as much power as others I have used to get a good volume level. I would say they are well constructed and worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fine Enough, but NOT for the Money.

    Posted
    Sora565
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    DISCLAIMER: This review is coming from an audiophile. Bought these, opened them right there in the store, put them back in the package and returned it 3 minutes later. Build quality felt fine, partial metal body. Volume was good. Sound detail and basic quality is alright. Sound staging and balancing is mediocre at best., akin to $20 - $30 sets. Bass is the killer here. VERY airy and has no kick or tightness to it, creating large amounts of distortion. VERDICT: These earbuds feel like a decent pair of beat-em up's when you're tight on money and don't care to stoop down to $20 Skull Candy's. If music is important to you, these buds will NOT do any of it justice. For the $50 -$60 range, you can get better for the price, definitely.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Sora565,
      We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you.
      >Joffrey

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Sound

    Posted
    Chinifly
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These Sony earbuds are by far and away the best earbuds I have ever owned. After getting a headache from a very cheap set of earbuds with the worst sound, I decided that my ears are worth the investment. I am sure glad I did. Thereis no comparison between these earbuds and all others I have ever used. The sound is very crisp and clear and the bass is intense yet enjoyable. They have really enhanced my music listening experience for the best. I feel so happy wnen I hear music with these earbuds. I only regret I wasted time and money on cheap listening devices. I am sure these will last much longer. The only con I can report is that the earbuds could be more comfotable as they don't fit quite right. The sound quality definately makes up for that; I feel like I am rediscovering music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Chinifly,
      We're really glad to hear that you're having a good time with your headphones! Thank you for choosing Sony!
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality and Sound

    Posted
    StevoTNR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I generally do my homework before I make a purchase - my wife says I do TOO MUCH homework - because I hate to be disappointed. Such was the case with these Sony in-ear earbuds. I could have spent three times the retail price of these but I could not find a compelling reason to spend that much more when the sound quality of these is outstanding. With sound coming out of a smartphone, most of it already compressed in some fashion, it makes little sense to spend more. These are very comfortable, have the phone controls you need, and the oval-shaped cord eases untangling. They come with a nice draw-string carry pouch as well. I got the blue because the store was out-of-stock on the black and I'm glad I did. The blue ones look nice without being overly flashy. Try them out for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty tinny

    Posted
    jmrodri
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought these to replace an old set of Sennheiser CX-300. These Sonys were the same price point $30ish. And since I have tons of Sony equipment I thought these would be great replacements. Unfortunately, after 3 months of using them I haven't liked them. They don't have enough isolation no matter which ear cap I use. The sound is a bit tinny which my Sennheisers were not. If I didn't have something to compare it too, I think these would be great earbuds. I like the L connector, feels solid and strong. The cable material feels premium. The carry bag is helpful to keep them from getting tangled and messed up in my backpack. I'm now in the market for a new pair of Sennheiser earbuds to replace these Sonys.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great set of earbuds...

    Posted
    Bill
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    I have to say, these are a great set of earbuds. Nice fit, Awesome sound and bass, I went through several different sets of earbuds and over the ear headphones before coming across these. I have a bluetooth pair, but got annoyed at always having to charge them up. Frustrated I started looking at the best reviewed earbuds under $50 and came across these. I,m very satisfied with the build quality thus far, they look nice, sound FANTASTIC, good Bass, Great overall sound on everything from POP, Rock, Rap, Dubstep. I would say grab these while they are on sale

    I would recommend this to a friend