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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 606 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality headphones

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    Really pleased with these. Took a long trip and hey held up well and blocked out noise as I was listening to music and a watching a program on my tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    For the price they are great

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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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the price

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I needed a pair of replacement headphones for a business trip in December after I left my noise-canceling headphones on the flight home from my vacation in October. Having put noise-canceling headphones on my Christmas wish list, I wanted to grab something relatively inexpensive that could hold me over until after the holidays. These headphones exceeded my expectations. For a pair of unpowered headphones, these have some nice bass output. While they don't have any active noise-canceling system, they still did a good job of damping down the ambient noise on the flights out & back. I still had to remove them in order to hear to the flight attendants and the PA announcements. They're comfortable and fold up nicely. I watched episodes of TV shows on both flights and everything sounded great; background music sounded great as well as the dialogue. I got a new pair of noise-canceling headphones like I asked, but I'm going to keep these as a backup pair and to use around the house occasionally.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset I've owned.

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and affordable headphones

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony still one of the best in the headphone game..

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Sony has kind of fallen a little backwards as more millennial-and-teen-oriented brands have come to the forefront; but they still make some of the best headphones out there (watch what you see the pros using on tv). If you listen to EDM or hip-hop, you will love these as the bass is thunderous-- you may even have to EQ some of it out. Good construction, quality headphone for 1/2 the price of Beats or any other mid-range headphone...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality for the price

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

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable fit, does the job!

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Them

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    I recently bought these headphones on sale, and I bought them for work. I need these for work because I can slack off if I joke around with my friends, and because a recent college graduate was hired. And trust me, I so need to phase him or her out. Does this headphone help me avoid the crowd and drown out the noise? Yes! Does it do a good job reproducing music? Yes! Even though the vocals are not as clear as I would prefer, it does very good for the price. As for the reproduction of low and mid frequencies? It does an excellent job. he bass is not reproduced to be distracting and the mid sounds are very good for the price. These headphones are highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for the price

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    No, they’re not high end speakers that will give you ridiculous sound quality. But for the price I paid, they are way better than I expected. I used them to listen to music/podcasts while I work, and to go running with. The sound is great and they’re comfortable. The only downside is they grip your head kind of tight, so since I’m using them for 7ish hours a day, my ears get a little sore from the pressing. But if you wear any headphones for that long I’m sure it would be uncomfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    These are decent headphones for the price. We purchased them for my legally blind grandma to listen to audiobooks. Unfortunately, the on/off toggle on the cord was not always effective at turning her audio on her device off as advertised. I would anticipate this would be only a minor nuisance for someone who had full vision and could simply turn the audio play/on/off switch on the tablet or device it was attached to. This did not work for my grandma, but aside from this these worked well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony-XB550Ap Extra Bass Wired On-Ear Headphones

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    The Sony-XB550Ap Extra Bass Wired On-Ear Headphones has been a worthwhile purchase. We have had them for awhile and they have not broken.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Extra Bass Headphones

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I love these headphones! The bass is strong but not overwhelming, it's like being at a concert with that strong bass that you feel in your chest without all the volume. Also the trebel or highs are sparkling and the midrange is sold and not muddy. In my opinion thats what you need when you get extra bass headphones otherwise the bass is all you hear. Even Beats learned that over time. The quality of the headphones are fair but not good or excellent, They feel a little cheap for $60.00. I know that $60.00 isn't pro money but I think the quality could be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad | But Short

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Short and sweet. I was forced into this cheaper purchase solution after experiencing a failed device purchase from an earlier date. I like it - It's a Sony headset, so quality will never be poor. Problem is... the chord is kinda short and you will find that you catch yourself on just about anything you plug it into. It's okay for the money, but I would recommend waiting to buy a better quality solution instead of this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Sound is definitely full of bass. Some ppl may prefer more mid and high range, but if you like bass, these fair well. Although these are on-ear headphones, they seal out a good amount of ambient noise and you can definitely get lost In the sound. For a budget, sub $40 pair of wired earphones, they get the job done. You can definitely find wireless headphones in this price range- but I didn’t want to mess with bad connectivity and another item to charge up before use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits our needs

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Bought these headphones for an 80-year old with moderate dementia. He just needed something that is easy to put on and remove as he sketches or colors. We wanted headphones that are comfortable and do not completely noise cancel - for safety reasons. These headphones fit that bill pretty nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony X-tra bass headphones.

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value and Clarity

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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

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