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Product Reviews for Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass Headphone
Delivers what's advertised.
from Atlanta, GA on 9/30/2012
These headphones deliver incredible bass, provide unbeatable comfort, and do not fatigue.
The mids are an afterthought, and the highs can get a bit bright when not Equalized properly.
The bass in these headphones surpasses anything to be expected for a headphone of it's pricerange. The boomy feel provides that hardcore vibe that EDM/Techno/Rap listeners love. When EQ'd properly, these headphones provide an incredibly solid, powerful bassline, that doesn't muddy up the highs or mids. The highs are powerful, and quite unique, actually, though without an EQ or amp, they can sound quite bright, or harsh at times. The mids unfortunately are not as defined, and unless you EQ them, they will not deliver as expected. These headphones are incredible for you dubstep heads out there, though for you metal fans, it may be better to stick with another line. However, even if you own a high-end pair of headphones , these headphones are a great, fun piece to add to your hi-fi collection, and they'll have you appreciating deep, powerful bass. These headphones truly live up to their advertising, and I've thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
buy these now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from Undisclosed on 8/10/2012
amazing bass, great mids and highs, super comfy, amazing price for the quality you get
these headphones are amazing. i have nothing bad to say about them.they are as good if not better than beats by dre studios. i know everyone eles says these are better than beats but in my honest opinion they are about the same. but then you look at the price of beats and the price of these and its odvious which one is better, these win everyday.
from Chicago, IL on 7/11/2012
The XB500s beat those Monster beats by Dr. Dre hands down! Go to Bestbuy and try both on, within 3 seconds you'll find the difference! GAME OVER!! GAME OVER!!!
Uncomparable Bass, Comfort & Clarity!
from Tucson, AZ on 5/9/2012
When purchasing quite anything from SONY, you are always in for a great product that'll last long and for a reasonable price! After about 2-3 weeks of use I've got to say, these are not only the most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever worn but also, you can tell they'll last. As I am writing this review, I am using the XB-500's and I can say, their Bass is Amazing and not to mention, their mid's and high's aren't all that bad to the point where you can basically listen to just about any genre on them! Also if you're on a low budget or just don't want to spend so much money on headphones, these are the perfect choice i'd recommend, but even with such a low price they're comparison to other headphones, Bose or Dr. Dre Beats, they're simply incredible! I've also read a couple of the other reviews saying, "Don't wear in public! They atract to much attention!" and I would have to gladly disagree, sure they are big, who cares! Their Clarity is astounding, and their comfort are uncomparable to any other headphones and if anyone tries to say less, let them try them on, they'll immediately know they were wrong. At first people may recognize you because of them but they'll soon forget because that's just about how everything else works out. So, if your looking for some great priced headphones yet with some nice bass and quality, you're definately going to want to check these out!
from Nebraska on 4/27/2012
I had the for a little under a year. They just broke on me. The plastic around the screws on the right earphone broke and it made me sad a bit. Maybe I will get the 1000's or try repair.