Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones
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- Power handling capacity: 1500mW
- Over the head, around-the-ear wearing style (circum-aural closed)
- King size ear cushion (diameter: 3.7", thickness: 1.8")
- Cord: 1.2m flat cord,Carrying pouch
- Design: Over-the-head, Home-music/movie/games
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|Dimensions||11.9 inches x 4.3 inches x 9.5 inches||10.37 inches x 4.75 inches x 4.8 inches||x x||0 inches x 0 inches x 0 inches|
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Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones
Experience powerful bass through Sony's MDR-XB500 Extra Bass Headphones. The deep bass sound flows through the extra large driver units. Built with a direct vibe structure, the tightly sealed acoustic design allows for a higher level of sound. You will appreciate the closed-design, king-sized ear cushions.
Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 40mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver dynamic, deep base reproduction. Additionally, the MDR-XB500 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 4-24,000 Hz.
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.
Closed, Dynamic Design
Experience the ultimate in comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones' over-the-head, around the ear 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.
King Sized Ear Cushion
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 1.8 inches in thickness and 3.7 inches in diameter. The flat and seamless, cloth-lined headband delivers enhanced wearing comfort.
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.
Easily carry your Extra Bass headphones wherever you go with the included carrying pouch.
|Driver Unit:||40mm, Dynamic, closed, dome-type |
|Magnet Type:||Neodymium |
|Frequency Response:||4-24,000 Hz |
|Impedence:||40 ohms |
|Sensitivity (db): ||104 dB/mW |
|Power Handling Capacity ||1500 mW |
|Cord Length ||3.9ft flat cord, Y-type |
What's in the box
- MDR-XB500 Headphones
- Carrying pouch
Top Customer Reviews
The sound quality is outstanding. Deep, rich, undistorted bass and crisp clear mid and high tones. Very surprising for the price. There is a bit of natural bass added based on the construction of the XBs which some people may not care for; meaning if you don't use an EQ the bass will be a bit more powerful than a pair of standard headphones. I haven't found it obtrusive though, and setting your iPod to the Jazz EQ preset adds a bit more treble if that's what you like.
In terms of bass, calling these Extra Bass headphones is no a joke; you can really get some serious thumping out of them if that's what your music calls for.
The XB500s don't present the most "accurate" sound due to the extra bass; if you're an audio engineer using headphones for your work I would recommend a higher priced, reference quality set. But the 500s actually sound richer than a lot of higher priced headphones and I think they're most suitable for the vast majority of people, especially if you listen to a wide range of music such as pop, rock, metal, techno, and classical. With reference quality headphones even though they're more accurate they don't always have a better "character" of sound than others.
The ear cups are (almost comically) enormous but extremely comfortable and do a great job isolating sound. Very, very comfortable. And why not? You're basically attaching a couple of pillows to your head! You could almost fall asleep while sitting up.Read more ›
Light, *Extremely* Comfortable, Great Sound, Great Craftsmanship, Amazing Bass, Price (79.99 Average, Shipping Included)
Very short headphone cord, Have to Adjust EQ to get optimal sound, Need a quality sound card or a Mobo with great on-board audio to access an EQ for headphone adjustment, loud for nearby people (Not advised for office listening)
4.8 / 5.0 - Overall Rating
Right out of the box these headphones feel very squishy and light with *excessive* ear padding and padding on the top bridge of the headphones as well, almost assuring you before you put them on that these will be comfy - and they are, Exceptionally! I wore these with no discomfort for over 12 hours straight. After a few minor EQ adjustments with my Creative X-Fi Fatality sound card these headphones come to life and sound better than the $299.00 Bose and Dr. Dre counterparts frequently shown at Best Buy. High's and Mid's are crystal clear with a little EQ adjusting and the bass does *not* "muddy" them up. The cable connecting the headphones from jack to your head is very very small at only 4ft long I would advise purchasing a cable extender if used other than with an mp3 player or PC right next to you. The cable is also flat, which is new to me and it seems to avoid tangling that way and works out great. The sound bleeds out of these when being used so I do advise not using in an office environment, library, or anywhere that low noise is desired although for home use this does not matter.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These headphones are the best. The two cushions give you much comfort and doesn't squeeze your head or ears. Read morePublished 10 days ago by PooPanda
I get stopped frequently and asked about these headphones. They are great quality and one of the best electronic purchases i have made in a long time. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Better Yourself
For the quality, I'll give it five star. I like it very much. I purchased one pair from Amazon on 2012 at $50, but I gave it to a very good friend of mine. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
These headphones lasted me a very long time. Bought them about five years ago and they are still going strong. The BASS on these boys are the real deal. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mitchell T.
I still have these. They look like beaten hell but I'm still glad I have them. Just know that Sony has a real issue with the hinges on their headphones. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
pillows for your ears! best bang for your buck, gave away my beats pro's and kept these, $50 vs $400...$50 wins hands down for comfort at the cost of a tiny bit of bass. Read morePublished 25 days ago by -MD
These headphones are so Amazing! It's like wearing Subwoofers on tour ears!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love these headphones and for the price I think they are a steal. This is an example of a company actually focusing on the quality of the sound when developing their... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kalani
I can not even begin to explain how amazing these headphones are. When I first purchased these i was not expecting this great of headphones. The packaging was great and brand new. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jose Cortez