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Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones Reviews

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Pros: good bass, comfortable

Cons: bad sound quality

It is very good for the price but the sound quality is not as good as i thought it would be but the bass is very good. i find the bass as good as the beyerdynamics dt 770 80 maybe even more so as it really gets in your face but the beyrdynamics are much clearer 

hottest headphones around(literally)


Pros: super soft pads, clear bass, good highs and lows.

Cons: Like taping hot hands to your ears. Headband could be softer. The mids are pretty tinny.

For the price these are the best headphones I have gotten or tried from a big box store. Other than the lack of band padding and how hot my ears get I don't have any complaints.

Hidden Gem!


Pros: FANTASTIC comfort, Clear sound, Flat cable, Headband bends nicely

Cons: Cables aren't detachable, Cables feel a bit loose, Not as closed as you'd like to believe

I got these used from my friend because I wanted a closed back can for walking around school with, and he was selling them like-new (2 hours max) for $20   Sound I absolutely love these headphones, and their warm luscious sound was a nice change from my Sennheiser HD518s. These can be run clearly and cleanly out of almost any source, although if you REALLY want brain mashing bass, a FiiO e7/E17 with bass boost will smash your skull. Signature: Don't get me wrong if you think that these are just a basshead's cans, these have clear sound throughout the spectrum, the highs sparkle, the mids come through clear and present, and the bass, well, the bass is thumpy, and just...
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Bass That Will Shake You All Night Long


Pros: Bass, Super Plushy Earpillows, Lightweight.

Cons: No Padding On Headband, Earpillows Get Very Hot Very Quick, Bass Sometimes Overwhelms Everything Else.

So, a few months ago, I set off to find the most eardrum shattering bass I could buy under 100 bucks, and I struck gold. Behold, the Sony MDR-XB500. Simply put, the most punchy bass you can buy in a set of headphones. On to the review.   Value: A perfect 10 out of 10. These headphones can easily compete with those that are 3 or 4 times their price, and still end up winning. If you are on a budget, and you want bass, here is your set of headphones, sir or madame.    Audio Quality: 8 out of 10. Right out of the box, not only will you hear the bass, you will FEEL the bass. And it's not held back either. The bass is like an angry dog , it will bite you given the...
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Monster bass, this would put Monster Beats to shame


Pros: Punchy bass great for bassheads, top-notch comfort, affordable price, high quality build

Cons: mids and highs are overwhelmed by bass, low volume

The first time I unboxed these cans, the first impression were whoa that is some big cushions as Sony would refer to them as "king-sized" cushions.   Sound Quality: These are true basshead cans, these cans are best among the Sony XB series (XB1000, XB700, XB300) because of their balance. The other XBs produces unnatural bass sounds. While it is better than its other brothers, this is still no match to Audio-Technica PRO700MK2s when it comes to bass quality and volume. The mids and highs feel distant, yet they are very clear.   Build Quality: I've tested the XB300s before bent them all the way 360 degrees and the band won't break. The only weakness I see in these XB...
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Best Bass quality for a headphone.


Pros: Very comfy, Good soundstage, Deep bass, Make u feel the beat, Highs n Mids are good with EQ tweak.

Cons: Needs EQ tweak(not really a con), Might make some ears sweat during prolonged usage.

THE best for bassheads, worth every penny...

Budget Bass Lovers Full-Sized Cans


Pros: Deep well extended bass, rather clear sound, comfort

Cons: Rolled off highs and upper mids

      Pros: Deep well extended bass, rather clear sound, comfort Cons: Rolled off highs and upper mids.   Unfortunately I do not have the packaging or accessories for the XB. I am borrowing these from a friend and the box has been since thrown away.   Design and Build Quality     The first thing you'll notice is how huge the pleather pads are. They look rather silly to be honest, but actually provide a nice seal around the ears and help provide decent isolation. The pads are also very comfortable, though they get warm during extended listening. The headphones themselves are made of plastic, there's...
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