Sony MDRXB700 Extra Bass Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Power handling capacity: 3000mW
- Over the head, around-the-ear wearing style (circum-aural closed)
- King size ear cushion (diameter: 4.3¿, thickness: 2.0¿)
- Cord: 1.2m flat cord
- Carrying pouch
- High power handling capacity for studio applications
- Over the head, around-the-ear wearing style (circumaural closed)
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From the Manufacturer
If you're looking for big booming bass, look no further. Boasting 50mm drivers with low frequencies that crush the competition, these Extra Bass headphones are the definitive choice. Step up to Sony's long-awaited, high-end MDR-XB700 Extra Bass headphones. Engineered with an oxygen-free copper (OFC) voice coil for clear sound with no degradation, these bad boys were destined for handling high power (3000mW). You will also appreciate the circumaural, closed-design ear cushions, padded headband and of course the enormous 50mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units. Includes a carrying pouch to protect your investment.
50mm Driver Units
Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 50mm 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-XB700 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 3-28,000 Hz.
Designed for a crisp, clear signal with no degradation, the OFC voice coil is made for high power handling capacity (3000mW).
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.
Supplied Carrying Pouch
Easily carry your Extra Bass headphones wherever you go with the included carrying pouch.
What's in the Box?
Sony MDR-XB700 Extra Bass headphones, carrying pouch, instruction manual, warranty.
- Headphone Type: Closed supra-aural
- Driver Unit: Dynamic 50mm, dome type
- Frequency Response: 3 - 28,000Hz
- Impedance: 24 Ohms
- Sensitivity (db): 106 dB/mW
- Power Handling Capacity: 3000mW
- Weight: 10.41 oz
Top Customer Reviews
As far as use goes, one generally wouldn't be using these for portable listening. Furthermore unless you had a headphone amp, I think many portable devices would struggle to drive these at a regular listening level. My Sansa c250 provided only muddled and unresponsive sound on bass heavy tracks, but did 'ok' on less bass intensive ones, or with the volume increased. Usage with a laptop seems ideal with the unexpectedly shorter cable which would limit the range of movement one has with a desktop computer or stereo use. These 'phones would have received a 5 star rating but this shorter cord does detract from the appeal. A cable extension can be found easily enough however.
Bass is responsive and rolling, and surprisingly is minimally fatiguing. Even at higher volumes the bass is portrayed accurately with minimal distortion. The ludacris clame by sony of the lower-end range I would argue with however. At the higher volumes with heavier bass the mids and highs decidedly take the back seat in the presentation. Considering the marketing and design intents this is expected.Read more ›
I chose to go with Sony because of all the positive reviews received by independent individuals. Amazon seemed to be oozing with enthusiasm from people about the value and quality of these and other Sony Cans. The reviews helped, but I just had to see for myself what all the hoopla was about.
Before I continue, a little about me. I love my music!! I guess you could call me an audiophile of sorts. I prefer to listen to my music extremely loud with no compromise. I want to hear awesome treble with uncompromising bass, I want to hear full, undistorted sound while my ears bleed. I listen to everything from Slipknot to Portishead. All these tests were performed on my iPhone 4 and iPad. These are my primary listening devices.
First Place: MDR-XB700 $129.00 at Sony Style Store
The way it's advertised almost swayed my from trying them. Advertised at "Extra Bass", to me, sounds like it's just a couple of sub-woofers you tape to your head. As soon as I pressed play till the time I pressed stop I had an enormous smile, ear to ear. Just Incredible!! NO BS!! By far the loudest headphones with the biggest sound. These headphones murdered the competition for a fraction of the price. I mean, 3 to 28,000Hz?!? You can't even hear that bass at 3Hz, you can only feel it, and with these headphones you definitely feel it.Read more ›
But I wanted something of very high sound quality to audit the many iTunes versions of a given song before making a buying decision seeking the best audio EQ. I wanted new cans to replace my trusty Sony MDR-V2 with 30mm drivers. These Sony MDR-XB700 with 50mm drivers simply reproduce incredible audio performance.
I also wanted a pair of headphones rated @ 24-ohms, matching the internal amplifier's impedance of my iPhone, for MAXIMUM dB audio output. Again the Sony MDR-XB700 model fits the bill perfectly @ 24-ohms, play very loudly with no distortion, achieving 106 dB with iPhone's limited 30 mW/Ch of available amplifier power. Yes, they are BIG. Yes they can get a tad warm, but you'll get used to it. Yes, they are very comfortable to wear for an extended period of time.
Bass is excellent, very accurate - a tad better than the $349 Bose noise-cancelling QC-3. Same for the high frequencies & for distortion.
I audited the Sony MDR-XB500 (next model down) with 40mm drivers, in a Sony store - less bass, muddy midrange, constrained highs. Forget the Sony MDR-XB300 with 30mm drivers, child's play.
Dr.Dre noise-cancelling "Beats" have more bass, but are overkill & color the music with muddy vocals.
Summary: at 1/5 the cost of the Bose or Dr.Dre, these Sony MDR-XB700 will really impress you. Best bang-for-the-buck on the market. Buy them. You will not be disappointed. Your iPhone / iPod / MP3 player never sounded so good -> INTOXICATING. You'll wonder how you ever got along without them!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I still remember the day I bought these after so much research. That was back in 2010. These have held up great, they still rule and they're still super comfortable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TriangleEye
This is the second time I purchased these cans. The first time I bought them, I was so excited that I cut the headphone cord opening the box... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alejandro Tantalleni
I bought these new not long after they were released. Most comfortable headphones I have ever used and with exquisite sound quality. Perfect if you want some extra bass. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Sopp
It's been almost 4 years I've had this one. I do not know why it is so overly priced here on Amazon now (05/2015) but not worth $200. Read morePublished 14 months ago by DieHard
I've had them for several years now and I love mine, they sound just as good now as they did when I bought them. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Daniel W.
If you are looking for great sounding headphones, well, you are on the right page. The Sony's MDR XB700's are by far one of the best headphones in my collection. Read morePublished 21 months ago by DJ Psolyx
This is a perfect deal,this is a amazing headphone,If you need a bass headphones,that is it.And the price is very fair.Great!Published 23 months ago by Shengxuanma