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Sony - XB550AP Extra Bass Wired On-Ear Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 469 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent headphones for the sale price

    Posted
    Ellz
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    These headphones sound really good and have nice deep bass but they are somewhat uncomfortable to wear. Perhaps I just haven't found the right position to adjust them too yet but they aren't horribly uncomfortable or anything. I should note that my previous pair were over-the-ear headphones so it could just be that I'm not used to them sitting on my ears. Either way, they will work for my needs. My only other complaint is that the cord is VERY SHORT! This wouldn't be a problem if you are listening to your phone while holding it but I am using these on my computer and I don't have a lot of room to move around with them on. The cord itself seems decent. It's flat so it's supposed to be less likely to tangle (a problem I had with my previous headphones). The inline microphone is a nice touch but there are no volume controls built in to it or the headphones themselves so you can only adjust volume via the device they are connected to. Overall, these are nice for the sale price of 40 bucks. The regular price seems a bit high for the quality you get. Not that they are junk but they have a lot of plastic that can break over time. I removed one star for the shortness of the cord. Otherwise, they are a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full and rich sound w/o the full and rich price

    Posted
    SkiinDeep

    I appreciate a good pair of over-ear headphones, just as a music enthusiast... but especially with my dj-ing hobby. If you're looking to spend less than a monthly car payment, typically they're of poor to mediocre quality, in terms of their design and/or sound and are usually not very comfortable. Sony products can range in quality as much as they do in price, but when they want to do something right, there's no question that they can compete with the best. These headphones were definitely something they wanted to do right... and at an extremely good price as well. The name of the model would have you believe that these things are just heavy on the low end...which they certainly are, but the range of sound they produce is amazingly well balanced. They just give you a very clean, crisp, full & rich audio experience. They're also probably some of the most comfortable headphones I've ever put on my head. For the price, I haven't experienced anything better. If you're using them on a mobile device and you want to take it to the meticulously tweaked next level, I recommend downloading an app with an equalizer, where you can really fine-tune the audio. You're in for a real treat, with this well priced quality set of cans!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price

    Posted
    rsdf
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    Bought this headphone when it had a small discount on it for about I think 5-10 bucks off around 50-60 bucks total. I bought this cuz all of my previous headphones were ear buds that stopped working after a while probably due to it being stuffed in my pocket constantly with the wires being bent and all that. You definitely can't do that to a on-ear headphone. I didn't get much sweat from wearing it too long. Headphone legs can stretch out to fit any head size. Sound is decent but you just have to set the audio setting and sound quality scroll bars to get it to sound the way you want. It also has a call button where you can press it to answer phone calls instead of pulling out your phone to do that while driving. The only negative thing so far would be that after wearing these headphones for about 2+ hours straight, my ears started to get sore. But other than that, it's decent for it's price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For the price they are great

    Posted
    CraigSr
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    They are a little more bassey than I like for books and such but for music they are perfect. I wish there was a bass on bass off button but all in all these perform very well. They have been comfortable to wear and you can rotate the ear cups off your ears easily when you need break. I always worry about the link between the ears and the headband so in every case time will tell. I have learned that the quality of construction has little to do with price as my sons $300 headphones have broken and been sent back at least once and I do not think they will be like my old Sony high end headphones that lasted me 28 years. If you like to hear that bass in music and do not want to spend much these are awesome. I do not think I would use them in the studio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

    Posted
    Mouil
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    First of all, these are NOT noise cancelling or wireless (bluetooth) (if you want those features, recommend you get this pair Sony MDRXB950N1/B Extra Bass Headphone - they're awesome). This set has a wired 3.5 mm (1/8") jack that plugs in to any phone (android or iphone) or stereo amp. The jack is gold-plated and has 4-poles so it can act as a remote control for volume, etc. The cord is 4 ft long so you can stow the player away in a backpack or jacket and comfortably use the headset. I don't really care for the Bass Booster effect as I find it takes away from the music. I normally keep it off on my other headphones but this set doesn't have the feature, so it's stuck on. I think this is the biggest detractor but if you can live with it, these are great headphones at a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality for the price

    Posted
    KDOGG
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    The Sony Extra Bass Headphones have great sound quality for the price, but right out of the box I noticed the plastic felt cheap. The "Extra Bass" feature that they include in the title doesn't really hold up, but they still sound just fine. The cord is slightly short, so I wouldn't recommend for some studio type setup, but is perfect for on the go type situations. If you are looking for nice sounding cheap headphones, then you've come to the right place, but if you are a audiophile or an enthusiast of some sort, then you should probably look elsewhere, along the likes of Audio-Technica, Bose, and Sennheiser. (I don't mention Beats because, they sound great and feel nice, but for the same price of an overpriced pair of beats you can get something better.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and affordable headphones

    Posted
    Emilio
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    I generally prefer Sony headphones overall just because they almost always sound better than most headphones on the market for the average consumer. I also own the Sony MDR XB950BT's but I wanted something to just throw in my backpack for short trips. You get a lot of bass for your buck with these headphones. They're on-ear headphones, which for me get annoying and hurt my ears after long periods of use. But not with these Sony's! The ear cups are a little bit larger than most on-ear headphones and the cushioning is very soft. They sound awesome too. Good bass and overall sound for almost all genres of music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value and Clarity

    Posted
    MacMatt
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    While I've only owned these for a couple of weeks, I can only say that the quality of the headphones themselves are excellent. Good solid bass and clarity. Well worth the price of a wired headphone and while Sony does have some Bluetooth headphones that sound better, these are much cheaper and equally as good. Only failing point that I can see is the pivot point on the headphones as I've owned other brands that this was also a weakness. But in knowing this up front, I simply spread the headphones using the solid band instead and will ensure that these don't get weakened or broken. Again, great value for the money for what they are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable fit, does the job!

    Posted
    phelm1079
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    I hadn't had any preset plans on a particular headphones, only that I wanted ones that are comfortable on the ears and cancel out any extra sound. By fantastic luck, these were on sale and do exactly what I was looking for. The sound cancellation is pretty decent and great sound within. Though the headphones are a bit on the large side, you can turn the speakers flat so it can at least store more easily. To be quite honest, I haven't noticed the extra bass, but at the same time, that wasn't a priority to begin with. Overall, a good buy and I get what I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    Posted
    Sony
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    I feel that these headphones were uncomfortable and made with very poor quality construction including parts that look like they will break easy. These headphones looks like they would fit over your ear and they look like they would fit over your ear but in this case, when they say over the ear, they mean on top of your ear, not covering the ear. I would have accepted these if the sound quality was good but they sounded like 1960's AM transistor radio. I am very disapointed that SONY would even out their good name on this product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES

    Posted
    Ricky
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    I bought these headphones in June. Minor use since then. Sound is okay however when I was using it, I bent down to pick up a pencil and one one of the cables (left side) got caught up in my chair arm and as I got up the cable tugged and it snapped from the joining section of the headphone and cable. I called sony and their warranty don not cover any type of physical damage (even under warranty). I cannot control the material quality that Sony uses on their headphones. REALLY CHEAP MATERIALS. I can expect that from a $20 dollar headphones, not this one. I guess I'm changing my choice on Sony Products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected... just not for long periods

    Posted
    greg
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    The sound is what you'd expect from an intro model of headphones. Nothing to complain about and certainly makes for easier late night TV watching. I wasn't able to try on a pair in the store to see how they feel and while these headphones are okay for an hour or so I find I have to take them off and let the pressure off my head for a bit. Most likely this is due to the size of my skull and not the headphones themselves. Those with smaller craniums likely wouldn't find it to be a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset I've owned.

    Posted
    AdamStone
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    I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes for this headset. I purchased it out of need for a noise cancelling headset that offered a mic for calls. Unpacking them I noticed just how great the quality is. They have a refined feel and the comfort is outstanding. Sound quality is amazing and the bass levels are great. I love this headset and I"m now a fan of Sony headsets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok but could be better

    Posted
    Browneyez420
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    I purchased these headphones because of the name brand, sound, and cost. I really wanted some with base in them. These are ok but their not that loud. It's kind of disappointing that Sony didn't add the funk in the headphones. It's almost like the music is far away., if that makes sense. Overall I'm sticking with my Beats headphones. I didn't feel satisfied like I thought I would. I'm on the hunt again for quality Beats, Beats, Beats from now on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These headphones & Roku Pro

    Posted
    RichM
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    The headphonea work great. I use them with my Roku Pro to get a movie experience without shaking the house. The extra base on this set provides more depth than standard head phones would. The plug on this set can be used on the roku remote jack without an a adapter. They work great on my Samsung Note smart phone too to listen to music. If your going out of town for more than a few days bring extra remote batteries - and don't leave the head phones plugged in when your not using them..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Bass Sounds

    Posted
    Ryanski
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    I use it everytime I played Organ especially during night time. The bass sound is awesome. The only thing is the wire is knda short and during hot weather the headset tends to heat up in your ear so I have to constantly wipe it and if you use it for certain period of time my ear hurts maybe because the way it hugs my ear. Other than that the sound is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality

    Posted
    Blinger
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    Amazing sound quality, I can't believe the price these are selling at. It's incredible! And they're pretty comfy, it's like you're not even wearing them! ***One thing about it though, I had them for only a month before my cat just bit the cord a few times and it muted one side. That really sucked. So be careful about that if you have pets. Still giving 5/5 because that's a me fault

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony X-tra bass headphones.

    Posted
    Bigkevn
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    At first I got these bad boys for my 13yr old son. But after trying them out for myself I just had to keep em for myself. Needles to say I eventually went out and got him his own pair lol. All in all it’s worth the money. Great sound love the base and the microphone is not to bad either. Clean crisp sounds. As always a great product by a great company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!

    Posted
    mravguy
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    I bought these to replace Sony earbuds with extra bass that had gotten damaged. Decided to go with these earphones instead of buds. It was a great decision. As good as the earbuds were, these headphones are even better. Full range of sound is great, without spending hundreds of dollars. Extra bass provides just enough to bottom end without muffling mids and high end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good basic headphones for gaming

    Posted
    RonK
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    Got these headphones for basic gaming /light music for internet browsing. I wouldn't use this as your main source but for PC gaming or light music while you are browsing the internet- the sound is good enough. Obviously won't compare to any major Bose headphones- but for this price - you aren't here for that

    I would recommend this to a friend