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Sony - XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Titanium-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2486 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    BayouBrit
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    I bought these to block out loud noise while listening to music. They block my workshop noise well and lawn mower noise well and now I can listen to my music too without wires getting in the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent headphone

    Posted
    anson
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    This is my first foray in noise cancelling headphones. To be frank, I found them just OK. Not a great VFM. Here are some objective pros and cons as per me: Pros: NC works well Great battery life Works as a regular headphone with no battery and stereo cable Cons: I didn't find the fit too comfortable Didn't find the controls too intuitive. However, someone may get used to them over time. Volume control on headphone doesn't work when using stereo cable. Mediocre quality stereo and USB cable considering it's a premium headphone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hello anson, thank you for your message. SONY takes into consideration all good or bad feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products. Oscar. sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Will not Sync

    Posted
    BillAnaheim
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    Problems connecting to I6, quit trying and going to cable. No problem connecting to new IPAD. Great sound, especially the bass.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleased

    Posted
    Bigdogg
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    This is my second Sony NC headset; the first set is about 18 years old and the cord is going bad. I purchased this set for a trip to Alaska and I'm pleased with the performance and fitment; my hearing isn't what it used to be, so for my needs this set works perfectly. If Sony were to add a better case for this product, it would be five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not satisfied

    Posted
    DoctorE
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    I was pretty disappointed with these headphones. The charging cord was way too short & several other features I didn't like. I returned it and bought the Bose.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      -Hi DoctorE, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your expectations and had to be returned. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Headset

    Posted
    JimNH
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    While this doesn't have the quality of a Bose or other high end, it doesn't cost as much either, but the sound quality is still very good. The only thing I didn't like is that I was trying to connect this with my Microsoft SP3 with bluetooth and use another headset with a wire so that 2 people could watch it, the headset didn't work on bluetooth, had to use a splitter with a wire for both. Not sure if this is a SP3 issue or headset, but either way, it still worked and the quality of the noise cancelling, bass and sound quality is still good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed.

    Posted
    ChasetheCarpenter
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    These work well in the gym and in my woodshop. I need to be in my own zone in both places and the noise cancelling does the trick. I had to hold off on the 5th star; it seams only the Sony usb cable works with the headset and it's not secure enough on my head to do fast, abrupt head movements for a few exercises at the gym.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound quality

    Posted
    Timobo
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    Pricey, but worth the money. I've had decent battery life with them and hope it lasts. Only downside is the normal audio cable seems loose and wobbles. Can be difficult to connect by bluetooth sometimes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor connection with cord

    Posted
    Customerchoice
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    Headset cord was very sensitive when plugged into a device. Had to be just right to receive sound. Replaced with another unit and had same problem. Returned!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      SonyListens

      Hi Customerchoice, Our apologies for the inconvenience that this may have caused. Let's see what we can do. This issue is can isolate and fix by following the troubleshooting steps from this link:
      https://us.en.kb.sony.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/47327
      Regards, -Jay sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good noise canceling for the money

    Posted
    Inky
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    Good sound through the Bluetooth. Did not try the wired (cable included) yet, but the Bluetooth worked well. The voice to tell you noise canceling and bass boost on or off was a little annoying but at least you don't have to take them off to see if light is on. The bass boost is a nice Sony feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love them!

    Posted
    XxTensaixX
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    I got these with a very nice discount during the sales period, and it was an excellent choice. The noise cancellation technology works really well and the design and comfort levels are well above average. The only "downside" to me would be the cable's length and overall width, but that is only a detail in comparison to all the pros. I'm completely satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent features for price

    Posted
    soulecism
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    Pretty decent noise cancellation for the price.I use mostly for intercontinental flights. decent battery been using off and on for a hour day for the past three weeks. Battery and sound control app is pretty bare bones and not a necessary install. wired cable seems a little flimsy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but subpar build quality

    Posted
    Adam
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    The sound and features of these headphones are nice, but they are a bit flimsy. If you only use them at home and don't travel with them, they are probably OK, but in less than a year, the plastic on one of the ears broke. It's a party that didn't contain any wires so I was able to glue it back together, but the hollow plastic casing meas the glue doesn't hold very well. I'm giving Sony one more change and replacing these with the 1000xm2 this year. Hopefully the build quality will be nicer than these.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound

    Posted
    Jackson
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    I bought these as gift for my husband. Every time he uses them, he comments on how amazing the sound quality is. Crystal clear sound with a deep bass. The headphones are comfortable and fit all sizes. Having wireless headphones makes it so much easier to use them and do tasks around the house without having the cord getting stuck on objects. Overall they're amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for the price!

    Posted
    supergolfer91
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    I did a lot of research when looking for a new pair of good quality headphones, whether it be Bose, Beats, Audio-Technica, etc. but I found these (Sony XB950N1) to have the best performance per dollar (purchased on sale at BestBuy.com for $119.99). Sound is great; the extra bass Sony promises definitely delivers. They are very comfortable, the pads are very plush, a little large (you can see them in your peripherals), but not obnoxious. It connects with my Bluetooth device instantly without any delay, the app you can download for these is pretty user friendly, although there's much not else you can do with the app that you can't do on the headphones themselves, other than adjust the bass level. Noise-cancelling is ok, as soft white-noise is blocked completely (such as a furnace fan) but you can still hear everything else, like talking, running a faucet, etc. The USB cord that it comes with (charging only) is a little short, so I had to use another USB in order to charge it from a wall charger and keep the headphones on my desk. The buttons are flush with the speaker housing, so sometimes finding what you want to push is a little hard, but not after you wear them for a while. All in all, I feel that this is a great pair of headphones that delivers great performance for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Noise cancelling helps a lot

    Posted
    Birdguy
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    These phones sound great and the noise cancelling seems to work well. I haven't adjusted the noise reduction but it is already very good. I ride a metro train to work and the din is reduced a lot compared to a similar Sony model without the noise cancelling. The only thing I dislike is that they are supposed to be charged from a computer as there is only a charging cable and no charger adapter. This seems strange, inconvenient and frankly stupid, and might have been a deal breaker had I known before opening the box. Minus one star for that. Although a regular wall charger won't work I find that my 1.2 amp Motorola fast charger gets it done. I hope this doesn't cause damage. Having to boot up a computer just to charge the headset won't work for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unresponsive 50% of the time

    Posted
    DIGITALDAN
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    So bad it just sucks. Hard to get charged, hard to operate on your head. Crummy sound using direct wire and no WIFI to save you. Tech help was lousy, and offered nothing. I got it from a friend at Christmas and so I'm stuck with it. On sale, cuz the MFG. knows it sucks. BAD choice. .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi DIGITALDAN, We regret to hear that this unit failed to meet your expectation, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, Zac sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound

    Posted
    NYTO
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    I love these. I feel like I'm in my own sound room. Of course you get to hear all the highs and lows with these just like with most Sony pieces. The noise cancelling is decent but not as good as the Boses'. I can still hear the train just a little. They are big but super light and they say on my smallish head. The muffs are super comfortable with any earing I wear. The controls were easy to use as well. One star off because the wire doesnt have controls

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clearly Bass

    Posted
    neio11
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    I've had these Sony headphones for almost two weeks now and let me tell you, these things have deep bass! It beats the Beats and Bose headphones in producing low frequencies. But, at higher volumes, the overall sound degrades of course. The good thing is that you can easily turn off the extra bass with a button on the headphone. There is also a Sony Headphones Connect app for Apple and Android that allows you to customize the bass level (You can also turn on/off the noise cancelling and check the battery level). Overall, the sound quality is awesome. I had the Beats Studio over the ear and I think this sounds a lot better. It's also not a Bose but it does have bass. I listen to old school 80's rapp, alternative, pop & Christian music just for reference. On headphone buttons really help too. It has volume up/down, turn on/off bass effect and noise cancelling. It has a button/slider for music control that lets you pause, play, forward, reverse, skip and back. You can also answer a phone call with the button and activate Siri on the iPhone. And yes, it does have a mic, 2 of them in fact. The power button, well you know what that does, right? Hold it down and it will turn the headphone on or off. You can also check the battery level by pressing it once when the headphones are on and you will get an voice message telling you the battery level. It does not have a dedicated bluetooth button. The power button is used for that and you can only access it with the headphones off. What I mean is, with the power off, you have to press and hold the power button until you get a voice message (yep, voice message) that says "bluetooth pairing" after the message "power on". A little bit of a hassle I guess but I guess it would make sense if you think about it. real hard. It comes with a carrying pouch, headphone cable 1.2m and a USB charging cable (charger not included but can use any smart device charger).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is exactly what i was looking for!!!

    Posted
    Mark
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    First and foremost, I'm a student. I also live in a loud neighborhood, where dogs bark loud, cars pass by, and under a airplane flight pathway. With that said, this is exactly what I was looking for, I wanted some headphones that I can use while studying. I study at home, and my next door dogs drive me crazy, these helps eliminate the barking sound, so I can focus only on homework. Play some classical while studying, they are perfect! I also wanted some cordless headphones because I also record music in my place. I had some Sony cord over the headphones and I had to stay close to the mixer, it sucked. With these I don't have to worry about it now, I used a audio midi interface to make sure there is no delay, and nope, no delay. Really happy with these headphones. They look study and feel great while wearing them, i've used them for a couple of hours and I didn't hurt, still felt comfortable. I bluetooth paired with my samsung S7, Surface 2 tablet, and my Mid 2010s Imac. For some reason it wouldn't paired with my 2015 Sony 4K tv. It didn't even picked it up, but its okay, I wouldn't want to use it on it anyway. I'm really happy with these headphones. I will start college soon, and I'm planning to use these very often. You can download the app, but they don't have a lot of control options on it. They're are some preset equalizer options, but I don't recommend them. You don't have to download the app to get the headphones working, its optional. The noise cancellation is good not great. I can still hear noise but it sounds distanced. My friends had a conversation in front and I had trouble hearing what they were saying only until I started paying closer attention I could tell what they were saying. The set up is easy, they look and fell study. I would recommend to anyone!!!! These headphones is EXACTLY what I was looking for, headphones to help me with those long studying sessions, or those long recording sessions at home. :D

    I would recommend this to a friend