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SONY MDR-XB30EX-B Black | In-Ear EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import)

80% Positive Reviews
Rated #133 in Universal Fit

Posted

Pros: level of details, vocals, soundstage

Cons: poor treble, need burn in for at least 50 hours , muddy with bad recordings

These iems are better than some entry levels (Shure 215/ hifiman RE0/ RE 400/ Sennheiser CX300) with a wider soundstage due to the 13mm dynamic driver , however need serious burn in for at least 50 hours to shine , lack sub bass and treble , perfect with vocals (Norah Jones / Yael Naim/ Celine Dion), not so convincing with classical music even at 24/96, bass not punchy enough for electronic /dub but should be fine with reggae, pop and alternative genres.

 

Can be worn over the ears with this combination : ( R over left ear , L over right ear ) , good isolation , should avoid lossy and bad recordings

 

Gears used for review: Iriver Lplayer , Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Neutron, Poweramp), HP Envy , Sony Walkman D-EJ100, iphone 5s, Astell & Kern AK100

Posted

Pros: Kicking bass and smooth signature

Cons: break-in required

I bought this at the Sony Store and regretted by purchase for the first two days. They were very dull sounding. I found myself searching for eq setting to get some high frequency response. But on the third say I noticed the treble opening up. Previously select EQs became to bright. These will never be Grado-revealing, but the highs opened up to reveal a nicely balanced earbud. I won't even mention the bass because that was always fabulous. If you like impactful powerful bass, these are your earbuds. And once they open up, they have a highly listening, if warm, presentation. Good detail and a satisfy overall signature for lovers of warmer phones. These are very nice earbuds and I am ordering a second pair, despite them being solid and well constructed. I prefer these over entry level Shures and others I have tried, included buds costing $100. A very pleasant and low kicking bud!

Posted

Pros: price, durability, tangle free cord, isolation, loudness, bass, details, large driver.

Cons: sounds muddy before proper burn-in. also, doesn't sound as good if worn normally.

here's a weird thing about them: these sounds punchy and more enjoyable if worn around the ear (worn somehow like se215), if worn normally, these sound little bit muddy and mainstream, unrefined and lacks punch. i don't know why, but it's true (might not work for you, don't blame me). wearing them around the ear is a bit tricky though!

 

Sound: After burn-in (and worn around ear), the soundstage is large, bass extended well and punchy. Good quality recording sound surprisingly good. Hard to believe, these sounded so muddy and dead after unboxing. These got exceptionally better with burning in and wearing around ear.

these have smooth treble without annoying peaks. The midrange is smooth. Bass doesn't veil anything. The bass extends low, has huge impact and punch. surprisingly, these don't need equalisation when listening to pc (foobar). very slight equalisation when using neutron music player.

These are reviews after wearing them around ear.

These isolates very well too and quite durable. 

 

compared to my previously owned ex300 (these sounded very good, trust me), cx300-ii, ex85 or any iems had before, these are clear winner.

 

These are quite cheap you should give them a try if you're looking for big sound at small price.

Posted

Pros: great build quality

Cons: pure sound performance for this price range

lack of high fidelity sound, bass it way overwhelmed hinder the mid and high, there's a mid hump bass, not good enough sub-bass, no punchy drum bass pedal. don't buy it, it's not worth it. even philips she3595 is so much better when using EQ in poweramp app for android. lol

SONY MDR-XB30EX-B Black | In-Ear EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import)
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A genuine Sony Japan product. In a Japanese retail packaging. 1 year warranty valid only in Japan.

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BindingElectronics
BrandSony
EAN4905524862102
FeatureClosed Dynamic Type | Advanced Direct Vibe Stracture 13.5mm driver units Plug: Gold-Plated L-shape Stereo Mini Cord Length: 1.2m Weight: 8g
LabelSony
ManufacturerSony
ModelMDR-XB30EX/B
MPNMDR-XB30EX/B
PublisherSony
StudioSony
TitleSONY MDR-XB30EX-B Black | In-Ear EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import)
SKU4905524862102-35-20210
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Package Height2.05 inches
Package Length7.36 inches
Package Weight0.24 pounds
Package Width2.72 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberMDR-XB30EX/B
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