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Sony MDR-XB50AP/R Extra Bass Earbud Headset
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About this item
- 12 millimeter dome type driver units deliver powerful deep bass. Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Integrated microphone and smartphone playback control
- Hybrid silicone earbuds for secure, comfortable fit
- High-energy neodymium magnets for powerful sound
- Tangle-free, Y-type flat cord with slider
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Specially designed drivers with high-energy neodymium magnets deliver deep, powerful bass that perfectly complements today's popular music genres.
Bass Duct Design
A tightly sealed acoustic design allows for a high level of sound isolation which aides in the reproduction of powerful and extended bass response.
Smartphone Playback Control
The integrated microphone and multi-function control button make the MDR-XB50AP the perfect companion for your smartphone. Android users can also enjoy the convenient Smart Key app for added control functionality directly from your smartphone.
Hybrid silicone earbuds provide long lasting comfort and designed to reduce ambient noise; x-small, small, medium and large earbuds are included to fine tune your fitment.
Convenient Case and Tangle Free Cable
The durable, 1.2 m flat cord reduces tangles, so you can get caught up in your music, not your cord. A convenient soft carry pouch is also included to store your new favorite headphones.
|Type||Extra Bass On-ear||Extra Bass In-ear||Extra Bass In-ear Sport||Extra Bass On-ear||Extra Bass In-ear Sport||Extra Bass In-ear|
|Battery Life||30 Hrs||9 Hrs||8.5 Hrs||N/A (wired operation only)||N/A (wired operation only)||N/A (wired operation only)|
|Driver Size||30 mm||12 mm||12 mm||30 mm||12 mm||12 mm|
|Wireless Functionality||Bluetooth/NFC||Bluetooth/NFC||Bluetooth/NFC||N/A (wired operation only)||N/A (wired operation only)||N/A (wired operation only)|
|Water Resistant/ Splash Proof||No||No||Yes (IPX4)||No||Yes (IPX5/IPX7)||No|
|Extra Bass On/Off||Always On||Always On||Always On||Always On||Always On||Always On|
|Wired Operation||No||No||No||Yes (wired only)||Yes (wired only)||Yes (wired only)|
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|Item Dimensions||2.63 x 1.5 x 6.75 inches||7 x 2 x 2 inches||47.2 x 1.97 x 0.43 inches||1.97 x 0.43 x 62.99 inches||3.75 x 1.37 x 6.3 inches||2.7 x 1.1 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Weight||0.28 ounces||1.60 ounces||0.60 ounces||0.71 ounces||1.92 ounces||2.08 ounces|
|Special Features||universal-phone-control, volume-control||universal-phone-control||Wired Earbuds with Microphone and Volume Control, Sound Isolator, Call Compatible, Includes Additional Rubber Eartips, With Carrying Pouch||Android||Lightweight, Microphone Feature, Sports & Exercise, Water Resistant||Volume-Control, Lightweight, iOS Phone Control|
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Sony MDR XB50AP is up front about it’s big on bass nature, as the pics of box show it clearly and in large letters say ‘EXTRA BASS’. So I thought this is what exactly I want! And I have good experience with Sony bass as years ago I had a SE ‘Walkman’ phone (for those of you still remember such) with Mega Bass earbuds. I loved those buds, great bass in small package.
I was to buy off amazon but some reviewers mention there are knock-offs. So I went to BB and got a price match on the Amazon’s price.
I’ve included few pics to show certain details on this pair (it says made in Thailand, the flat cables have tiny grooves and feels well made, there’s ‘THAILAND’ embossed on the place where earbuds divide…) all of which another reviewer tells are not seen in the knock-offs. So someone buying these on Amazon can check if those details are in fact there.
So after few hours of burn-in (TBH I don’t know how much difference it made) I feel this is pretty good for me. I listen to all kinds of music and as mentioned before I like punchy bass and it delivers just that. Compared to my older CX300-II these feels a little less accurate, but I don’t really care.
Quality wise I feel they are well made. Hopefully they’ll last a long time. I’ll update here if there’s anything to update. Only downside I could see is because they are large in size, there’s a bit more possibility of breaking easily by misuse (walking on them etc.) I’ve included pics along with my CX300-II for size comparison. The CX300-II are small made, so I’ve walked on them couple of times by mistake when they were on carpet floors and didn’t affect at all. But will with these I don’t think I can ever take that chance).
So, in short:
- Really punchy bass
- Well made
- Flat wires are easy to keep tangle-free
- Slightly larger earpieces (drivers are 12 mm, so guess we can pardon the size)
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Like most people I am on a budget. I try to buy the best product for the most affordable price. I bought the Skullcandy Ink'd 2 Earbud (Black/Red) a few years back in an effort to get quality for a price. I was disappointed. At first they seemed to be pretty good, but as I listened more and more, I found the treble was incredibly saturated. If you listen to rock, the cymbal work can come through sounding like shattering glass and distorted. The bass also seemed impressive at first, but over prolonged use I noticed it was just a false and under powered bass sound.
I finally decided to grab some earbuds that would give me what I wanted, a balanced sound stage with crisp mids, clear highs and punchy bass. If that's what you're looking for, then these earbuds are the way to go. For 30 bucks, they are double the price of most 'okay' earbuds, but quadruple the quality.
The bass is dynamic, able to deliver big sound without drowning everything else out on more electronic driven songs(2NE1 I Am The Best intro for example) while delivering punchy bass on rock and metal. The mid and high range comes through clearly without distortion and doesn't hurt your ears at higher volume.
The design is cool, though the way they go into your ears is a bit weird at first. The microphone for phone calls comes through clearly as well.
If you can only afford 10 dollar earphones, by all means, buy what you can. However, if you can afford a bit of a higher price, buy these, you will not regret it.
Update 7-24-18 : I see some reviews about these breaking easily. That is unfortunate for those that has happened too, but that has not been my experience and I use these in all kinds of environments. Listening to music at my desk, mowing the grass in 100 degree weather up and down hills for 3 hours. They've fallen out of my ear while washing dishes into water(never totally submerged), used while pumping iron, they've been ripped out of my ears or from the headphone jack numerous times for different reasons
They still work like the day I bought them and I am coming up on two years of owning them.
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1. They are uncomfortable in the ears after being worn for a fairly short time (15-30 minutes for me). This may come down to sizing and how they happen to fit for me, but this was not ideal as I have tried many other headphones without this issue.
2. More importantly - less than 6 months after purchase the left earphone has stopped producing sound entirely. This is with occasional use (not every day) and with no snags or impacts, etc. This is a shockingly low amount of time for headphones at this price point - while I wouldn't expect them to last a lifetime, I have had $10 headphones that lasted far longer. The durability is extremely disappointing and I was even more dismayed to find that these headphones only come with a minuscule 3 month warranty.
I cannot recommend these based on longevity alone. There are far better buys at this price point that won't fail within 6 months of use and still be outside of warranty.
On the other hand, the build quality is good and they do their job, that's why 3 stars. The price point is fair as well. I wish I could give 3.5.
I have had complaints about the microphone not working that well, which may be because of the cheap cellphone I have.
I was considering another brand at a similar price point at the time of purchase, I believe it was Sennheiser, and I regret not going with them. I've had good experiences with Panasonic before, but those were stereo headphones so that may have made a big difference.
I can't say that I will be buying Sony headphones again in the foreseeable future. If your budget is low then these are just fine, but I recommend a different brand at the same price point. Durability-wise these are good though.
Reviewed in Canada on June 8, 2020