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A Review On: Sony MDR-XB300 30mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones

Sony MDR-XB300 30mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones

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Pros: SQ has developed and turned great over time, very comfortable once earcups have settled.

Cons: Takes long to get used to, long burn-in time, slips out of my head

A bit of background of mine:these were  my first decent pair of headphones and I've been turning to an audiophile just recently so that's why I decided to write a review.


Okay, on to the review. So I got these thinking I'd get a big punch of bass quality out of the box, I was wrong. When I plugged these  into my pc they sounded quite bad, bass felt muffled and muddy while mids and highs sounded harsh and fairly cheap. Gave it a listen for a couple hours hoping for burn-in to be evident, it didn't happen, so I  decided to keep them plugged into my iPod for that night. I definitely felt a difference next morning, So I left them doing the burn-in for a week, trying them out every morning. There was a difference everyday until the week ended. Sound quality was great after the burn-in had settled. Then I realised the value is great. 

Yet it was uncomfortable and warm-feeling on my ears. But I didn't really mind, I used them for short periods at a time. The foamy inside had settled and the pleather earcups felt much softer.


Bass does feel colored and harsh to my liking but I'm sure newbie bassheads would like them. Since it has no support on your head but the earcups (they're very light, so they are comfortable) they can slip out if you tilt your head to the front or back. They feel uncomfortable when laying your head on anything.


After 2 years of using them I can definitely say I recommend this, use them and let them burn-in for at least 50 hours if you expect them to sound as great as everyone says they do. After weeks of use they will sound much better and feel a lot more comfortable.


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