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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 1912 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth Connectivity is Great!

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    k1bfd
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    I purchased this headset to pair with my Macbook Pro. Since my girlfriend and I have dramatically different tastes in TV and movies (my girlfriend watches Chinese language programs), I usually end up watching streamed shows on my Macbook when we are just hanging out. I had been using an older set of noise cancelling headphones (wired) but they went belly up after 5 years. Not having a wire connection is awesome. I was a little leery of what the sound quality with bluetooth would be, but found it to be perfect. The only negative is that the headphones don't take batteries, and charge via USB. That in and of itself is not an issue. However, you can not use the headset while it is charging. Certainly not a major issue since I have gotten over 10 hours on a full charge, but if I forget to charge it beforehand, and they run out in the middle of a show, I have to wait while they are recharging. All in all, great headset, super simple pairing, and a super price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solidly good for the $ not mind blowing. 3.5 stars

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    Immostlyharmless
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    Decent set of headphones if you like an enhanced bass audio experience. Pros: Battery life, OMG these things last forever, I use them mostly for gaming on my PC and I can honestly say even gaming a few hours a night I only have to charge them up once every 6 or 7 days. Great for bassy music and games as long as you don't mind non accurate reproduction. Decently clear but not pristine. Decent range. I can get about 25 feet away from my PC before sound starts to break up. (Though that might be a matter of my BT adapter too.) A price that doesn't absolutely kill the wallet. Comfortable for short to moderate wearing lengths on a moderate sized head. After a couple of months of almost daily desktop use, they seem to be holding up well. Cons (?): Highs can be a bit tinny and muddled, same for the mids, lows can be a bit boomy. If you're an audiophile looking for accurate music representation, you're going to be disappointed. If you're the average joe looking for a decent set of BT headphones with pretty good sound and an amazing battery life, you'd be hard pressed to find better. A bit snug on my average sized head after a few hours of use. Bit sketched out because of the nameplate, my past with their products has been...checkered, bought the extended warranty just in case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Immostlyharmless, we appreciate you taking the time to write us your feedback about the headphone. We'll make sure this reaches a relevant team for future improvements. Best regards, ~Erin sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best headphones at 1/3 the price of popular trash!

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    rockstardenied
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    I bought the Jaybird's, Plantronics, and JBL's bluetooth earbuds in the same price range and returned all of them. I didn't think I would want over the ear cans, but I saw them displayed when I was contemplating actually spending a lot more on Bose or Beats. I have always known that Beats are trash, but I was looking for actual bass. I play music for a living and have a good reference of what music should sound like via earphones. And this set of Sony head phones won me over from the first demo song I heard. They sound better than both the Bose and, obviously, the Beats. The bass is actual bass. In fact, I move the ear pad slightly off my ear sometimes in order to let some of the bass out for a slightly cleaner sound. And unlike the other sets I purchased, these have great volume! Perfect for the gym, or practicing my drums. BlueTooth connects instantly. And I have accidentally left my phone on the treadmill or somewhere else in the gym and walked at least 150" before the signal starts crackling. These headphones are great! I returned 3 bluetooth sets in 24 hours before stumbling across these. Buy these now!

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good for the price!!

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    JaySony
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    Great set of wireless headphones! They do pack a good bass punch if you want that but most of all, they are very comfortable. The sound doesn't distort when turned all the way up but people need to remember too, the source of your audio plays a big part in the sound as well. The bluetooth pairing is very simple and it will auto connect if you use the NFC. The only draw back is there is NO dedicated headphone jack...which means these are only good for wireless use. Most of the Beats wireless you can connect to a jack and listen when the battery goes dead but those cost significantly more. These do come in a close second behind the Beats. I compared the two with the same audio source and song and I could stand the volume all the way up on the Sony's and the sound was very clear and had great bass tones. If you have the extra dough, go for the 950 model but the 650 are very decent if you can catch them on sale. Oh, and the blue is very stylish!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not as durable as I wanted them to be.

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    t0talimm0rtalz
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    I like the sound quality. Very impressive even when listening to a live performance of music or if you're watching a film. The battery life is insane. I bought these things weeks ago and haven't even had to recharge them. The box says it lasts 30+ and by golly do I believe it. And then some. Now I have 3 minor complaints. The first is that I had originally purchased them and somehow the plastic pieces that signify left or right ear had both cracked and one broke off completely, even though I had never dropped them or anything. I had to replace them and the second pair is working greatly. Second complaint is that it is a Sony headset and yet for some reason they do not communicate with Sony PS4, so you can't use it as a gaming headset even though you can use it just fine via bluetooth as a headset for smart phone. Third complaint is that for my standards, they just not quite loud enough. But that is personal preference. Most people probably wouldn't mind the volume settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding light weight wireless headset

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    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

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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Theatre Headphones

    Posted
    Nick
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    I got these for my dad for Christmas last year, so he can connect them to his TV and watch TV all night without bothering my mom. After a 2min bluetooth connection setup, and showing my dad how to do it himself, he was laying down watching movies until he fell asleep. The headphones are great in the sense of noise-cancellation, as he couldn't ever hear a word I said when I called him for dinner. With regards to sound quality after comparing them to my V-Moda Crossfade 2 wireless headphones, these weren't that far behind my $350 headphones or other headphones in a higher price range. Overall, for a cheaper pair of headphones these are worth the money you spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it, great bassy sounds but the ear cushions

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    cscott0108
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    I managed to get a good deal on these head phones. It had me at the extra base. I bought them and I have been using them almost every day. The battery life on them is amazing. I have had them last for 2 full days with pretty heavy usage without a charge. And the Bass is awesome it hits lows I wouldn't expect from a pair of headphones. My only issue with these headphones are the cushions they use for them is like a faux leather and while it is comfortable, it doesn't let your ears breath and starts to get sticky and wet with long usage. Beyond that one complaint I love these things. I didn't really use the NFC ability with them but it was easy to pair and the metal headband with the faux leather makes it comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Consistent Base and Clear Sound

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    Steven
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    I bought these on a whim. The only headphones to try were the brands and models that cost $99 or more. I could not try this model at the time, but took a chance based on the next model up. The bass is heavy, but consistent and the voice and treble clear. The controls are conveniently placed and accessible. The voice confirmation ("Headphones ON/OFF, etc.) is better sounding and more welcoming than Siri. The charge time is incredible and soooo worth it. This is one of the better purchases I've made and very glad to have done so. Got very lucky because they were on sale, but would've bought even if they weren't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loved them, but stopped using them.

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    barnesrph
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    These are awesome headphones, the sound, the fit, everything was wonderful, really no complaints and highly recommended. However here's why I gave them to my son, I fly a lot and it seemed that after about 5 flights a week when I'm on my way home on Friday afternoon, the battery would wear down and I got no more sound. If there was a charger in the seat so I could plug in a charging cable then all was well, otherwise I was stuck. I repeat, these are fantastic headphones, I just had two times in 5 weeks that the battery ran out on me so I decided to go to a premium pair of wired headphones instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound!

    Posted
    Monkiebizz
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    I really liked the sound from these headphones. And the look is sweet, however recently they started popping. That could be because my children share with me and they probably dropped them or something. So take care of them. The larger size is too big for me, and the smaller size is too small and cause my ears to hurt so i have to curl them into the cuff. BUZZ KILL. Maybe they should make a medium! The padding drowns out the sound of the outside world pretty well. I would buy these again and recommend them to anyone who wants great sound and quality product without the huge price tag of similar brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones!

    Posted
    Mena
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    I had to return my precious Sony headphones because they were impossible to sync to new items. It seemed like once you easily synced it to one phone, good luck syncing it to another oh or laptop. Since I had protection on them, I wanted to exchange them but they had been discontinued. So I got these and I love the easy to sync, the ph shows the battery life, the headphones tell you when the battery is low. They are awesome. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because they areOVER the ear headphones. I do t really understand the difference with my prior ON ear headphones, but these put more pressure on the ear. They are tighter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good just not great!

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    Peter
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    Got these at BB on sale for way under a $100.00 and liked them so much bought 3 pairs to give as Christmas gifts. So much better than the cheapie out there that won't pair worth a darn. Liked them as much as some nice 'phones selling for $150-ish. As advertised these are fairly heavy on the bass but do well on the midrange and fair to good on the trebles. Better for rock type music than for jazz IMHO as the jazz I like has drummers using brushes on the skins and cymbals which are not this headphone's forte as noted above. NOTE- these are "on ear" 'phones unless you got tiny ears despite the claim of over the ears.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Peter,
      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 for choosing Sony.
      >Joffrey sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for NFC Awful st Bluetooth

    Posted
    starstuffmelody

    When I first got these headphones in March I had an iPhone SE and they connected perfectly with these headphones. Sometimes the audio would be behind the videos which bothered me but it was slight. A month later I got an s9 and it continued to connect beautifully (still does) BUT now when I try to connect to any bluetooth device they will not show up as a device. I've tried on my cousins SE, my bluetooth supporting pc, but nothing. The non connecting doesn't bother me as I only use them with my phone but it's something to look out for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Build Quality, And Good Sound for the Price.

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    AngelB8S4
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    After having these for a few months now I can confidently rate the Sony Bluetooth Headphones. Durability: I give them an 8/10. They withstand pretty heavy use. I use them daily and have stood the test of time. Comfort: 8.5/10 they are nice a plush on the ears. A little on the smaller side. Although they have nice soft cushion it still ends up aching your ears after long use. I wish they cupped over the ears as opposed to pressing on them. Sound: Good sound for the price range. Not as loud as my Wired AUDIOTECHNICA ATH-M50s but the bass boost gives extra points. All in all a worthy purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for price

    Posted
    way2top
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    The pairing ability of this product was excellent. I am just trying to set up the last adapter for items that don't have Bluetooth and I'm having some difficulty however will keep trying to set that up. Otherwise the product works exactly as described bass is amazing, the sound quality is perfect, and the pairing process is very simple. Overall this is an excellent product for the price however I bought them for the family and now have to buy a pair on my own. I will have to wait though for the price to come down since they are now $129.99 and I guess I got the first pair on sale ($99.99).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good set of Bluetooth headphones

    Posted
    Brian
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    I wanted something I could move around without getting tangled up with wires while sitting at the office or working around the house. The sound quality and bass are pretty decent. At moderate volumes, I can't hear much outside of the music. I charged it once since I bought them and haven't charged them since. I use them from time to time and it's been holding a charge for a few weeks now. One thing I don't like is the fact that these are more on the ear than over the ear headphones. I was a little disappointed with that but they don't apply too much pressure so I can live with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One glitch

    Posted
    HankSez

    Comfortable headphones with good sound but has one glitch: when you turn the headphones on you will hear "Headphones on; Bluetooth connected" (this is after you've already paired the phones with whatever device you're using) but there's no sound. I was using a laptop and went to "Settings" and it also showed the headphones as connected. Still no sound. I had to "disconnect" the phones in settings, and click "Connect" again and then there was sound. Other Bluetooth phones I have don't have this issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Long Range

    Posted
    natflvr
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    TLDR: Great sound, protect them when traveling! I love the bass response on these. You can also travel a lot further than I anticipated away from your system/phone. The microphone is very sensitive for calls, so make sure you are in a quiet environment. (Yes, you can use these for videoconferencing.) The only thing that got me was I did carry them in my bag unprotected and the frame is plastic so it did break near the hinge. I'd still buy these again and I'm sure I can fix my set easily enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend