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

Feel the beat with these Sony EXTRA BASS Bluetooth headphones. With Bass Booster technology, these headphones are tailored for dance music. They feature an acoustically tight seal for sound isolation. These EXTRA BASS Bluetooth headphones support wireless connectivity with Bluetooth and NFC one-touch listening and let you to listen to up to 30 hours of music before recharging the batteries.
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    What's Included


    • Sony XB650BT - headphones with mic

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1559 out of 1699)

    Features


    Over-the-ear design

    For a secure fit.

    Bluetooth 4.0 interface with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology

    Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP and SBC Bluetooth profiles.

    Rechargeable battery

    Offers up to 30 hours of use and lasts up to 300 hours on standby mode.

    Headset controls

    Include volume.

    30mm drivers

    Deliver powerful sound.

    20Hz - 20kHz frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    24 ohms impedance

    To efficiently conduct power.

    Dynamic transducer design

    For reference-grade audio.

    95dB/mW sensitivity

    Delivers powerful sound.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1699 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Loved the headphones, but broke 4 months later...

      Posted
      theSean712

      I received these headphones as a birthday present back in July of this year. The headphones are great, and I've always trusted Sony with my money when it comes to buying anything audio-related. All of my CD players, headphones, even a minidisc player back in the day were all Sony because I love the brand. These were my first pair of Bluetooth headphones, and I love(d) them. The extra bass sounds great. Aside from a few bluetooth connections issues I had no problems with the headphones. That is, until tonight. I noticed that on the right side of the headphones, there is a significant crack in the plastic. I had read a review of another model of Sony bluetooth headphones similar to these (I think they were the 950BT headphones) where the customer complained about the cheap plastic in the same spot breaking on their headphones. I dismissed it thinking that it must be a fluke or that this person must have manhandled their headphones. Not anymore. My headphones are used daily...while I'm sitting at my computer listening to music or watching YouTube videos so that I don't disturb anyone else with the volume from my computer speakers. Nowhere else are they used. They have never left this house since getting them back in July, and they aren't abused or thrown around. I like to take care of my electronics. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. Since these were a gift, I do not have the receipt, and an extended warranty was not purchased. I believe that the headphones are only covered by a 30 day warranty, which is obviously up since it's now November. As an added punch to the gut, these headphones were $130 when purchased for me at Best Buy back in July, and they're now sitting here listed at $80. Only giving this two stars instead of one because other than the fact that they only lasted 4 months, they are great.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bluetooth Connectivity is Great!

      Posted
      k1bfd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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

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

      Posted
      rockstardenied
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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

      Solidly good for the $ not mind blowing. 3.5 stars

      Posted
      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

      • Brand response

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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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Really great with a caveat

      Posted
      SouthernSeahawk
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wirelss rocks!

      Posted
      Buster
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      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!!

      Posted
      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      That Super Bass

      Posted
      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

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about treble quality, noise isolation, design and sound. Editors are less positive 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 86/100 = Very good quality.
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5Andrew Williams on April 26, 2017
      Sony MDR-XB650BT
      The Sony MDR-XB650BT are sensibly priced wireless headphones that are part of Sony's “Xtra Bass” range. It's the Sony equivalent to Beats, but its pairs tend to sell at a lower price.Full Review
    • which.co.ukAugust 11, 2016
      Sony MDR-XB650BT review
      Sony's latest Bluetooth offering caters to bass-heavy music thanks to their dedicated Bass Boost. We got our experts on the case to see if all that bass comes at the expense of a balanced sound.Full Review
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Tim Gideon on May 16, 2016
      Sony MDR-XB650BT
      The Sony MDR-XB650BT is a comfortable Bluetooth headphone pair that excels at delivering seriously intense bass.Full Review



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