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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 1902 reviews

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great with a caveat

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    SouthernSeahawk
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    I got these headphones on sale for Christmas and so my experience with them has been limited. I've used them in two scenarios. Paired with my phone for music and occasionally talking on the phone and also pairing it with my tv. First let me saw the audio is great in all the uses listed above. The phone part works surprisingly well. But the real star is the audio. The sound is crisp and clear and the extra bass makes everything sounds rich and full. The blue tooth pairing works great and I have no issues switching between devices. I also like the volume and plffray controls on the earphones. They are very intuitive and work well. I love the sound with movies as well. You really get the fullness of the action scenes and the bass really kicks in but you never feel like you can't hear the people talking. Voices are crystal clear. Great way to watch tv with the kids and wife asleep. The only negative is that after a while my ears start hurting. Usually it's after an hour or so before I really notice it. I think if I had to do it over again I would get the larger set that goes over the ears instead of the on ear set. Overall though for the price you can't beat these earphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    That Super Bass

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    Rockman
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    Put simply, these are the best headphones I've ever had the pleasure of owning. The Bluetooth functionality is well-integrated, and the skipping I've experienced with other brands is so extremely rare with this pair as to be essentially nonexistent. I do lots of yard work at home, and these are perfect for listening to my music while working without having to worry about a cord getting caught on a bush or anything like that. And if you're a lover of a nice, deep bass sound in your music (as I am), these will not disappoint. The right earpiece features easily-accessible volume and track controls, as well. Suffice it to say, Sony has really outdone themselves with these fantastic headphones. There are certainly other 'premium' brands tailored to 'audiophiles' that cost hundreds of dollars more, but I honestly can't imagine how anything could sound better than these. I give them my absolute highest recommendation. And a big 'Thank You' to Best Buy for having them in stock at my local store!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Paired with my Samsung 7000 series television

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    jimmyB
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    I was looking for a decent set of bluetooth headphones. I had simple expectations; comfort, great battery life between charges, good range, and most of all, decent sound. I am a audio engineer by profession and have used, listened to, and bought many headphones for personal use and for use in my studios. I would not consider these headphones 'reference grade' but they fulfilled most of my requirements for personal use. These don't get screaming loud, don't have sub lows that are artificial or highs that are brittle. But for listening to tunes or movies at reasonable levels at an affordable cost, these are great! i have a bunch of ear buds that sound good and have good battery life, but become uncomfortable after a short while. The SONY MDR-XB650BT are my favorite bluetooth headphones. For wired, I still go with Sennheiser, or my AKG units, but this review is about my SONYs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bluetooth headphones

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    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

    Excellent headphones at an affordable price

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    Demetri
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    I was looking for an affordable pair of wireless over-the-ear headphones to replace my Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones to use for my gym workouts. Ordered these in blue at a Best Buy store while on sale and I'm so happy I purchased them. While they're not listed as noise-cancelling, they do a great job at drowning out the surrounding noises and provide great sound. The controls on the headphones are fantastic; can control volume, next/prev, pause/play. The best part is their battery life, have been using them for two weeks so far and haven't charged them since (2-3 times a week at the gym, a round-trip into NYC from CT, and work around the house). Buy these if you're looking for great headphones from a reputable company at a solid price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some of the best headphones I've had

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    They Get The Job Done

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    tripplesix
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    I never thought I would spend $100 on headphones, especially considering that I don't use them often. For what I was looking for, though, I had to give in. I knew I would get Sony because my previous pair (different model) did not last as long as it should have, BUT it produced the sound I was looking for. I researched others but ended with these. I wanted Bluetooth this time and stuck with the black color (the other color option at the time was blue). The sound quality is great. I listen to a lot of hip hop so I need that BASS! For headphones, it delivers the way I wanted, with a good enough clarity of sound. I don't use them often so maybe that is why they haven't broken or anything like that. I am happy with them. On point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

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    shdw1jz
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    I got these headphones on special for $69.99, and all i can say is that i really love them. The bass is not too heavy it is just right, i have a couple of rap/hip-hop songs that have heavy bass and these headphones that can handle it and will not sound distorted. Bluetooth connection is great and paired quickly with my iphone 6 plus, the battery life is amazing at 30hrs. I really like that i can skip forward or backward, pause/play and answer calls. This is not a noise cancelling or active noise cancelling headphones, but when you use them the pads will block a good amount of outside sound. Overall, i am glad with the performance and sound of these headphones. I recommend these better that the BEATS solo2, 3, and BEATS EP.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for appeasing a sleeping spouse.

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    mandmr
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    These headphones fit perfectly over the ear to seal off any outside noise. The sound quality is great, although it can have a bit of static or delay when paired with a low end Bluetooth transmitter. Would recommend pairing these headphones directly to a device (TV, Phone, Sound System, etc.) as opposed to using additional plug and play transmitters so as not to lose any of the clear sound quality that these headphones are capable of. One additional note is that they have a very good range of volume control. It has crisp clear sound and very low volume levels but also maintains that quality of sound if you want to really enjoy loud music or TV programs (HD movies and TV shows are amazing with these headphones).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazed by these headphones

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    John
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    I purchased these headphones around Thanksgiving time and got an amazing deal on them (about $55). Even at full retail price I think it's absolutely worth it. The bluetooth range is amazing, the battery life on them is INCREDIBLE (I used them every day for at least 1-2 hours and often for up to 5 hours and I think I've charged these things 5 times since November? I go WEEKS without charging them!) and the sound quality is very good for a wireless bluetooth set. I highly recommend these if you're looking for durable headset with good sound and amazing range and battery life. If you go up in price you might find slightly better sound but these are awesome as a daily driver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for even the most picky

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    Stefanie
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    Bought these headphones for my boyfriend for his birthday, and he loves them. He has gone through many headphones, and he finds something wrong with every one of them. But it seems like this was the perfect fit for him. He says the padding is great, and the headphones don't squeeze his head, which makes them comfy to wear. He's impressed with the sound, especially when making phone calls. He also raved about the long battery life, which is a lot more impressive than all the headphones he's had in the past. Overall, sounds like a good buy I made for him. Very happy that all his headphone needs were covered with this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am amazed

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    Luke9389
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    I originally purchased a pair of Sony headphones on sale and took them back because they sounded so bad. I didn't want to spend a ton, I just wanted blue tooth so I figured Id give these a try for $30. I was shocked how good they sound.Granted there not Bose or Beats but these actually sound really nice and comfortable to wear. Im thinking of getting another pair just to have because they connect to everything and sound so nice! Best Buy has a great return policy so dont be afraid to try them yourself

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    more on ear instead of over the ear

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    SturgisDad
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    They were labeled as over the ear headphones, but they are definitely on ear, at least for me, but they are still really good at blocking out ambient noise. Connected to my Mate 9 right away and haven't had any connection issues yet. i have been at least 45 feet away and not lost connection yet. Battery life is amazing. Use them an hour a day at the gym, and went a full two weeks still running strong, which is great because I forget to take them out of my gym bag to charge them. They feel like a teal at $60 (or $70) on sale and I would recommend them to anyone who likes to block out the rest of the world when listening to their music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy!

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    Peggers
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    To be honest, the first pair we bought were a dud. Ordered online thru BestBuy and they were shipped quickly. But they would not charge and would not power on. Then the cord started to burn up when i was on phone with Sony support. They authorized for me to ship them back for review. I took them in to Best Buy store near my office and they replaced on the spot, really no questions asked. And they work great! easy to pair with IPhone 8, sound quality if very good. I have not tried to pair with TV yet and that was the real purpose so that remains an unknown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for the price!

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    tenstudios
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    I purchased these for my husband and he uses them with our TV late at night while I read. We paired them with our Vizio TV using a bluetooth transmitter I purchased on Amazon (TaoTronics Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver). The sound is rich and full, with just enough bass and excellent clarity for watching TV. The range is excellent. I can walk to another room and the sound is still crystal clear. He also uses the headphones at work, paired with his Android phone. The battery lasts a long time without needing to be recharged! I think the product features say 30 hours, and that's about right. I'm very happy with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones for the money!

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    Sprolez
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    These headphones sound great in all types of music. The bass boost you can actually hear in almost all songs! The controls are all on one headphone. It only took me only a day to get used to them. I especially like the rocker switch that you can click to play/pause. You can also slide to change songs forward and backwards. The battery has lasted for longer than I expected. I purchased them about two days ago and haven't had to charge them once out of the box. I was skeptical about the physical materials of the headphones however they are not flimsy and are lightweight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

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    onedad
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    These are my first pair of bluetooth headphones. They are well worth the price. Easily hold a 20 hr charge as stated. Range from source has been well within any distance in my house or yard. Sound quality is great. I like the volume limiting feature as my ears tend to ring if I have the volume to loud, on my wired Sennhheiser's, which tends to happen at times. I am very happy with the convenience of the Bluetooth function and find the minimal loss of sound quality from wired headphones is worth the wireless convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Beats By Far

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    Brad
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    In my opinion, these headphones are WAY better than Beats by a mile, both in audio quality and in price. I use them both on my iPhone with R&B preset and on my HP laptop with Bass Boost enabled (6dB and 80 Hz) and they sound amazing. The bass isn't overwhelming but gives a good thump and the sound is clear without sounding like it's all treble. Paired with the 30 hr charge, they're the perfect bluetooth headphones on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy to sync!!

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    Mena
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    I love hear headphones. Thy are replacing another Sony headphones I got that I had to exchange twice before because they would not sync to new items. It was so difficult to sync even though I love he fit and the Bluetooth capability. These are so mix better. I synced them to my laptop, my phone, my husband's phone and iPad. They are awesome. Only complaint they are a bit tight on the ears. It doesn't affect me much because I always have one uncovered to hear kids, but I think it'd be painful for long periods of use on both ears

    I would recommend this to a friend