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Sony - XB650BT Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1909 reviews

91%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless for the money

    Posted
    Ceelo69
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    Had two pairs of beats which died and switched to this and the sound is comparable with a long battery life. Only disadvantage is there is no cord input.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Ceelo69, Your feedback is highly appreciated, it will be a big help in improving the quality of our products. Thank you for sharing your review. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    John
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    I bought these for my office because of the lack of cords. I I can get about 30' away from my cube before my connection is lost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sound

    Posted
    Adam
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    Bought this for my daughter to get rid of the wire. She loves the sound and the connection is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky

    Posted
    Reggie
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    Too bulky and should have an AC wire. The signal would cut in and out also

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Reggie,
      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 sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok headphones for streaming music

    Posted
    Chris
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    I got these to use on my guitar amp for practice along with a wireless transmitter. For my purpose these were not good. There was a 1-1 1/2 second delay so when practicing I would strum a chord, then 1-1/2 seconds latter you would hear it. Not good for my use, and these phones had no manual chord to allow them to be plugged into the amp. When I streamed music from my phone or computer they worked great, but for what I needed they were a waste of money. Returned them for a set of JBL's that were both wired and bluetooth capable. If you are wanting them for just streaming music they are great, if you are wanting them for use with a bluetooth enabled TV the latency will drive you crazy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless sound for a reasonable price

    Posted
    RochRamFan1
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    I hate messing around with wires when working out at the gym so I took the plunge on these wireless headphones. Very pleased with the ease of pairing with my Galaxy 9 phone and the sound is definitely satisfying! Overall they are comfortable and battery life is great, over 25 hours without a charge!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doing its job and quite an upgrade

    Posted
    EchSummerville
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    My son needed better headphones with a microphone built in for his online school classes versus having earbuds in for hours on end. Also no wires getting in the way has been a nice extra benefit. He is also happy with the upgraded sound quality compared to his prior headphones with using his tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No Auxiliary Cable

    Posted
    Ivra

    Let me start with the cons; No Aux Cable for laptop use. I had to purchase a transmitter for an extra $40-$50 in order to use the headphones with my laptop. You can find good headphones with an Aux Cable for 1/2 the price of these Sony XB650BT. The 2nd con; the price is to high. These headphones should be between $70-$80 max. Now for the pros; the build quality is very good and durable. The 2nd pros; the sound quality is very good, very loud and stable. Unfortunately, I cannot give 5 stars.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Wireless Headphones

    Posted
    Richard0716
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    After broken wires, decided on wireless. Paired MDR XB650BT with Creative BT-W2 Audio USB Transceiver, excellent sound and range. No complaints on battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony - MDR XB650BT Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphone

    Posted
    KevinZ
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    Price is great. Comfort could be little better. No option for cord plug in was downside.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome headphones.

    Posted
    Rayban
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    Great headphones. Sound has lots of bass so be aware of that. The only thing keeping this from being a 5 star is the lack of hard wire option and some noticable sound/visual lag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi, Rayban, Thank you for sharing your input. We do appreciate providing us with your feedback for the betterment of our product. We will pass this to the proper department. Thank you for your time. -Vincent sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great headphones.

    Posted
    AliH
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    Got these on sale and they are great so far. Had them for more then 2 months now. Only issue is you cant use an aux wire for when your batteries die. But for Bluetooth only, they are great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great heaphones for the money but no case for them

    Posted
    Radiozero
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    These headpones are solid and deliver fantastic sound for the money. They connect super easily to my phone and fairly easily to my ipads. There's no aux input jack for a headphone cable which would have been nice. My only gripe is the lack of a storage case. That and the fact that they don't fold smaller is what is holding back the fifth star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pair of BT headphones

    Posted
    Sbrmonkey
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    This BT headphones are nice on-ear with its super comfortable memory foam ear pads. Listening for hours and the battery lasts 40+ hrs with my use. It doesn't come with a Micro USB charging cable but you can use your phone charger to charge it. Bass is reduced on this model, if you want more bass then the XB950BT model can deliver that for you. If you need noise cancelling then look elsewhere as this is not a feature on this pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not to bad.

    Posted
    Gonzo
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    I gave it 4 stars due to the fact it has no port for a cable, it's just all Bluetooth. It sounds pretty good and I was able to make phone calls. . . just not outdoors as it picks up a lot of noise I'm told. I purchased it for music anyway! Battery life is outstanding and it cost me $99 on sale so can't complain. If anyone thinks the base is too strong then start using the equalizer and it will sound great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hello Gonzo! Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding the available options on this unit, we will make sure to pass your feedback regarding the design to the proper department.~Jeannette sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bluetooth headphones

    Posted
    gocard
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    I tried on a number of headphones, and these fit the perfect balance for me as far as price, performance, and comfort. The comfort on these is pretty high. They have just the right amount of pressure and cushioning on the ear. I also like that the tension is provided by a metal headband, which makes me more confident it won't snap, rendering the headphones useless. They also provide good sound isolation, however, they're not noise cancelling, so you'll still be able to hear some noise around you. The sound quality is quite high. While maybe not the clarity of an audiophile headphone, it provides a good amount of oomph in the bass, which is great for music, and also gives a richer sound to podcasts. I wear these every day at work. Not having a cord prevents me from inadvertently pulling my laptop off my desk if I get up without remembering to take the headphones off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some of the best headphones I've had

    Posted
    Amogh
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    These are really great headphones. The quality is fantastic, the battery life is great as well. Some people here have posted detailed reviews about it with more specifics than I could provide. But the one thing that I came across that was not mentioned was bluetooth connectivity. It can easily connect to my phone via bluetooth with no issues. However, it cannot connect to my desktop with bluetooth for some reason. It comes with a cord, so it can be directly plugged into the tower, so it's not a terrible issue, but there are some desktop connectivity issues. And yes, I checked all the common problems, drivers and what not. Even downloading the newest drivers from the website did not help. Besides this one hiccup, everything about these are great. Easily the best headphones I've ever owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding light weight wireless headset

    Posted
    everette25
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    I recently had to return my beats wireless 2 headsets for the 3rd time and decided to try something new. I used to love sony so tried these light weight wireless head seat on sale. Wow!! I would give it one big flaw and that is it doesn't have a wire aux hookup. I only need it for when my phone is in airplane mode since I travel often. I will just carry my note 5 wired head set that came with my phone. Other then that it sounds amazing, light weight, connects quickly with nfc, and looks like a real listeners head set. Not so pretty as a beats, or samsung, over the ear headset but has character. I even ran on the treadmill doing sprints at #13 and the stayed on my head. I was very impressed!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

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      Hi everette25,
      Good to know that you are happy with your purchase!
      Thank you for choosing Sony!
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Paired with my Samsung 7000 series television

    Posted
    RogerofOrlando
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    I bought a 43 inch Samsung 7000 series television and I have for years used a connected headphone when my wife was reading or sleeping. This TV does not have a headphone jack and is only Bluetooth. Therefore, I had to buy a Bluetooth headphone. I checked Amazon and Best Buy internet and then went to the Best Buy store. This is Labor Day and got the Sony MDR-XB650BT on sale. Got home and in 10 minutes it was paired with the TV. The sound is GREAT. I got the blue one because I was tired of black. It does not come with a case or bag and the plastic holder in the box looks good so I am using the plastic holder on my TV stand. My only negative thought is that the USB cord is just one or two feet and you may need to get a longer one or you may have one. It uses the standard USB cord so you may have one already. Buy this headset and you will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wirelss rocks!

    Posted
    Buster
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    I needed a new pair of headphones on the fly, so I didn't have time to research before purchasing. I didn't see anything that wasn't Bose (awesome but SO out of my price range) or Beats (shockingly over-rated), so I grabbed a blue shirt. He readily admitted that this wasn't his area of expertise, but would be happy to help as much as he could. Turns out he helped quite a bit. I settled on these and found out the blue ones were on sale, so I got a good deal. Pros: They charge quickly. They hold a charge for what seems like forever. The extra bass is great for music. Very easy to pair with devices. Cons: The charging cord is VERY short. They are not noise-canceling. The extra bass is not quite as good for listening to speaking. @@@@@@@@ I listen to recorded discussions for a living and transcribe them. @@@@@@@ The cups are small and sit oddly on my ears. They would be better if they were a little larger. All in all, the next time I need headphones I would probably look for something a little larger in the ear area, but it wouldn't bother me to purchase these again.

    I would recommend this to a friend