Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Headphones (Old Version)
- Power handling capacity: 1500mW
- Over the head, on-the-ear wearing style (supra-aural closed)
- King size ear cushion
- Cord: 1.2m flat cord
- Closed, Supra-Aural Ear Cups
- Designed for superior bass performance
- King-sized ear cushions
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From the Manufacturer
Experience bass like never before with these groundbreaking Extra Bass headphones. Engineered to reproduce ultra-low frequencies, they deliver deep, hard-hitting bass from 30mm drivers. Say goodbye to your old headphones and hello to the massive power of the MDR-XB300 Extra Bass headphones. Designed to create astoundingly deep bass tones within the confines of a comfortable ear cushion, these babies really thump. From the powerful 30mm diaphragm driver units to the incredibly high level of sound isolation, the Extra Bass headphones deliver the dramatic bass effects you crave.
30mm Driver Units
Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 30mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver larger than life, rich, deep bass reproduction.
Closed, Dynamic Design
Experience the ultimate in comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones' over-the head, around the ear circumaural design. The drivers inside the ear cups are angled parallel to your ears to not only reduce pressure, but increase comfort and deliver an unbelievable listening experience.
Flat Y-type Cord
Minimize tangles while you're on the move with the flat yet durable Y-type 3.9ft. (1.2m) cord. Also includes a gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug.
Direct Vibe Structure
Built with a direct vibe structure to ensure high audio fidelity, the Extra Bass headphones feature a tightly sealed acoustic design that allows for a high level of sound isolation which reproduces powerful and extended bass sound.
Optimal Sound Quality
Sound leakage and a loss in audio quality are minimized thanks to a sealed acoustic design. Additionally, the MDR-XB300 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 5-22,000 Hz.
King-Sized Ear Cushions
Providing more than exceptional sound, the Extra Bass headphones feature ultra-thick, pressure-relieving ear cushions for supreme comfort and better acoustic performance. Each earcup measures 2.0 inches in thickness and 4.3 inches in diameter. The flat and seamless, padded headband delivers enhanced wearing comfort.
What's in the Box?
Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass headphones, instruction manual, warranty.
- Headphone Type: Closed supra-aural
- Driver Unit: Dynamic 30mm, dome type
- Frequency Response: 5 - 22,000Hz
- Impedance: 24 Ohms
- Sensitivity (db): 106 dB/mW
- Power Handling Capacity: 1000mW
- Weight: 4.23 oz
Top Customer Reviews
1) Very comfortable: The pads on this thing are quite thick. I'm still breaking them in, but they are wonderful still. *UPDATE* I find that these headphones are most comfortable when worn with the pads higher rather than lower. When I wore them low, they tended to start hurting after awhile; when worn with the pads closer to the top of my head, I couldn't even feel them :)
2)Sound: For $30 these deliver excellent sound quality. The bass is really nice. I've read other reviews about these things not having equal treble to match the bass, and that may be slightly true and you may recognize that if you're a sound person or are used to studio quality headphones, but for the average joe, you most likely won't notice at all. And if you do, most equalizers on mp3/ipods have a "treble boosting" option.
3) Build Quality: These things are going to last. The cord itself is different; instead of being round, it is flat and less prone to breaking. Plus, the headphones themselves are also fairly light, which is nice! Also, about the cord length...It's around 3 ft. I find it perfect for using with my ipod.
To sum it all up, great price, nice sound, and it looks like I won't be having to buy pair after pair of earbuds anymore!
For volume: I just read the review where someone said it distorts at high volumes..... this person must truly be hitting some very high volumes, like too high. I only typically crank volume to emphasize bass and these do that at low volume so I actually need less volume than normal to enjoy my sounds. My ipod has never done justice to bass through a headset but it does now and actually I'm listening at a lower volume as well. That alone is better on my ears. Of course, everyone knows when you wear these hogs, you aren't going incognito here.
For comfort, these are superbly padded. I read reviews around saying they hurt your ears. If they do, then you either have sensitive ears or don't use headphones much.Read more ›
One thing you should know is that with great bass comes little high's and mid's. The people saying these headphones have a superb sound quality obviously never had headphones with bass. Just because you can clearly hear the bass, does not mean that the sound quality is great. The high's and mid's feel muffled. I currently have them set on the treble booster EQ setting on my Ipod and I still do not get the high's I look for. Another thing, the bass is such a big part that when at high volumes, the song begins to feel as if it were trying to battle the bass and it was losing.
The fact of the matter is that these headphones feel amazing on your ears and perfect for those bass lovers. But if you are looking for loud headphones, or a pair of headphones with hi-fi sound you might as well looke elsewhere.
Sound: It has great bass, which is what I was looking for, but if you need a little more treble then tweaking the setting would be the only thing you need for a perfect set of headphones.
Fitting: The headphone's cushion is very comfortable and isn't cheap like other low-end headphone out there. I can see why the band is tight for some people, but over the period of wearing them, they should loosen up.
Cost: The price is far better than any other headphones/earphones that I have. The price seal this deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have had these headphones for a very long time and I absolutely love them. They have lasted four years and are still working perfectly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alex
It's apparently been four years since I made this quality investment. Yep. they've lasted this long, and there's only some expected moderate wear on the leathery part where the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Carston Curd
These are the most comfortable headphones, ever! With amazing bass, of course!Published 11 months ago by Janayn Evans
I bought these a couple years ago and really enjoyed them. A comfort fit and good sound, bass was strong as described in the description. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cobra0435
These are excellent headphones. I did not purchase these on Amazon, but when I purchased these I paid about $40-$50 for them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Logan