Enjoy crisp, powerful low-end audio with these Sony MDRXB50AP/B earbud headphones, which feature a bass duct design that provides optimal sound isolation. An integrated elecret condenser/omnidirectional microphone lets you chat hands-free.
With hybrid silicone earbuds in extra small, small, medium and large sizes ensures a custom fit for lasting comfort.
12mm dome-type drivers
Along with high-energy neodymium magnets create rich, powerful bass tones.
Bass duct design
Offers a high level of sound isolation for immersive audio with extended bass response.
I recently purchased these earbuds by Sony and I absolutely love the sound quality they provide. I was considering several different pair. I also looked at, and eventually purchased, the Klipsch R6. I also considered the Skull Candy strum.
I listened to both the Sony and the Klipsch offering, using the same music from the same device so that I would have a accurate comparison. Both pair offer excellent rich sound for such a tiny speaker. Both have great bass and mid level sound. There are 4 differences between the two offerings in my opinion.
1. The Klipsch are more comfortable. They fit my ears perfectly. They are almost like having nothing in my ear at all. Great snug fit. I workout in my earbuds so that's important. The Sony pair seem more durable though. And they are not uncomfortable. They just aren't as comfortable by comparison.
2. Both pair have great bass and lows. The Sony offering had better high level sound though. The vocals are crisp and the horns are clear and bright. The Sony buds are extremely well balanced in my opinion.
3. The Sony buds have better styling and color. (If that matters to you.)
4. The Klipsch offering costs about twice as much.
I'm not paying Twice as much unless your product is twice as good. For the price, I haven't owned a better pair of earbuds. I'm not a fan of the bass heavy Beats. I listen to almost all types of music so I while I do love great bass from a speaker, I don't want to sacrifice clarity and balance. Sony offers it all for a great price.
Pros: really good bass for its tier/price(rivals and maybe even kind of betters my other actively used WIRED earbuds such as UrBeats3 and it easily blows the Earpods); blocks lots of noises, long, flat, non-tangle cables, right angle 3.5mm plug, really bright blue color, universal compatibility with use of lightning or usb-c adapters and...it's made by Sony.
Cons: the buds protrude ways out than I would like them to be and it makes listening while laying on my side uncomfortable..need to take one off; no buttons for volume control(need an app or something but no thanks), mic quality for calls is so-so due to farther than usual placement of the mic itself and with the use of the bigger bud tips..uhh..it makes weird plastic-y noises when inserting into my ears.
Even with the downsides...I still recommend and rate this excellent because the pros outweigh the cons.
Im not really for listening music or movies with earbuds, they always seem to come out my ear. I like to use headphones over the ear. So i decided to get the JBL-Live 400BT for $100. There nice but they dont get loud enough and the bass is weak. I then got the Sony WH-XB700 for $130. Again, they sound good but not enough bass and doesnt get loud enough. But the Sony - MDRXB50 earbuds, surprised me. Not only does these earbuds have enough bass, the get really loud and the way they are designed they curve into your ear. Plus, they are $30... REALLY GREAT EARBUDS.
Excellent earphones for usage with laptop, smartphone or other devices.
Came with nice pouch and different sizes ear pieces.
Works very well.
Fits great in my ear.
For sure a great product .
I truly enjoy a d recommend.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, sound, treble quality and mids quality. Editors are less positive about portability and have mixed opinions about reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 82/100 = Very good quality.
rtings.comRating, 3.2 out of 53.2Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong on May 22, 2018
Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass HEADPHONES
The Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass are average mixed usage in-ears with an emphasis on bass. They're portable, stable and block an above-average amount of noise which makes them a decent choice for commuting. Unfortunately, they aren't the mostFull Review