Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones reviews

15 customer reviews

This headphones and earphone is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
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Jason, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Sound quality is good, though a bit heavy on the bass sometimes these headphones still have a great frequency range
Bad points:
Can get uncomfortable and hot after a while. The sound leaks a lot.
Overall rating 7.0
Comfort 7.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2010

htet, london Audiophile

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good sound quality, reasonable design
Bad points:
gets hot if you wear it for a long time, people around you can hear what you are listening to
Overall rating 8.0
Comfort 6.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

Review date: 25 Apr 2010

Kate, Hertfordshire Audiophile

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Bass is incredible, but there is detail, too. I feel as if I am listening to real 'life-size' hi- fi, and not through headphones at all. The soundstage is broad and spacious.They are wildly comfy, too! Love the flat cord. In short, they are the best headphones I own.
Bad points:
A little loss of detail is about it. It's a small price to pay for the full, rounded sound.
Overall rating 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Review date: 24 Apr 2010

George, Lanark Music lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
First-class sound reproduction, with good wearability comfort.
Best I've tried so far!
Bad points:
Headband adjustment inclined to slacken off very easily, needs means for tightening. Cable quite short, better if lengthened, or having matching extension cable supplied.
Overall rating 9.0
Comfort 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2012

Confirmed purchaser Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very comfortable, stylish
Bad points:
Can be a bit too 'bassy' for normal music.
Overall rating 10.0
Comfort 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2011

Ashley, Milton Keynes Audiophile

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Wow... Extra bass? Hell yeah! The bass is crystal clear. These headphones can also go up to stupid loud levels with out any signs of distortion! I love to use the headphones with my ipod. When the acoustic equalizer is set, thats when the magic happens! The highs and lows are incredible! I compared these to DR Dre. And the Sonys sound much better and feel more expensive! My friends adore them! I am a budding audiophile, and my opinion is; If you're looking for headphones, but dont care how big they are, then get these! You will not regret it! If Dr Dres are £170? then these sound like £300!
Bad points:
This is being really critical. I would like the headphones to have a detacthable cable. I feel safer with detacthable cable, I've caught it many times, and i wouldnt like the cable to break!
Overall rating 10.0
Comfort 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser Music lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
NONE
Overall rating 9.0
Comfort 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2010

Product Features

Type of headphone Ear-clip
Wireless or wired Wired
Stereo or Surround sound Stereo
Cord Length (mm) 1200
Weight (g) 185
Impedance (Ohms) 40

Also known as: SonyMDRXB500, MDR-XB500

 

Manufacturer's Description

EXTRA BASS headphones with large 40mm driver unit. Tightly sealed acoustics, flat cord, thick luxury earpads.

Crank up the bass

Love R&B, hip hop, dub, drum n’ bass, reggae? XB Series bass-heavy headphones deliver our deepest, fattest sound quality yet. Choose from luxury thick earpad cushions or our comfort-fit angled earbud design, to take you on a rich, deep audio adventure.

Feel the bass line
The high power extra-large XB Neodymium driver unit fills your ears with deep bass, bringing you closer to the club music you love. Delivering a wider frequency response to your ears, you’ll experience rich low frequencies, dynamic vocals and clear treble at any volume.

Good vibrations
Experience premium sound quality, with no unwanted vibrations. Selected headphones feature a rigid aluminium or magnesium housing that helps to prevent redundant vibrations, giving a smoother bass response and clear mid-high range sound.

Unbeatable comfort
Experience maximum comfort and minimum sound leakage with our thick luxury flat headband style urethane ear-cushions. Designed to sit softly yet snugly on your ears for long periods, they’re ideal for frequent travellers looking for true Hi-Fi quality audio reproduction.

Total portability
Making your headphones extra easy to carry when you’re not listening to music, the supplied carry case also keeps them safe and protected. So when you’re done listening, just slot them safely into the case and sling them in your bag until next time.


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