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SONY MDR-XB90EX | In-Ear EXTRA BASS Headphones (Japanese Import) Reviews

Shhhh

I like 'em!

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Pros: Bass, Mid and Treble too, 'soundstage', clarity, flat cables, work well w/o Amp

Cons: Price, 'Chinese vs Japanese' made, no mic, no warranty outside Japan

Solid built with flat cables and 7 included tips (3 foam S-L, 4 regular XS-L).  No mic so maybe not always the best with a phone (if you need the mic that is).  Attractive without being ostentatious.  $78 and change from an Amazon seller - NOT $26 as this site shows (when I left the review).  Amazon JP has them for around $50, but I don't know the ins and outs of international shipping from Japan.  $50-75.00 feels about right for this set of in-ear headphones.    Mine are Chinese made.  People claim the Japanese built models are superior.  If this is the sort of thing that keeps you awake at night then maybe these aren't the in-ear headphones...
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skwrl

Huge bass, lacking clarity, weak highs.

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Pros: Huge bass.

Cons: Somewhat muddy. CKS-77x better, without sacrifice of bass.

Waited a while to write this, wanted to give them some burn in time. Thoughts haven't changed though.   Just wanted to let people know this does not have the best clarity. Don't get me wrong, it's very good, and I think worth the money. The bass is HUGE (provided you get a good seal), with minimal sacrifice of other freqs; I get a little nauseous if I turn it up on something too bass heavy (and I love/need bass). However, there is definitely noticeable lack of clarity in highs and mids. AKA: sounds a little muddy. Again, good sounds, and wide range--not cheap crap (I honestly dont understand people comparing these to crappy JVC HAFs and the likes). I write this coming from the AT...
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kevms89

Awesome all rounder and MUST HAVE for EDM, Rap and Rock.

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Pros: BASS, Soundstage, very good clarity, Comfort.

Cons: Perhaps not as clear or balanced as a BA, perhaps a bit big?

Sony XB90EX Review This is not gonna be super in depth but just a small review and a comparison to the Sony XBA30. Ok so first thing I noticed when unboxing, wow they are big! Definitely much bigger than the 30. Build/Comfort Impressive, very impressive actually, as huge as they are they fit in your ear perfectly because of the way sony shaped them, there is a little area that sticks out on the back which sits in your ear and its made of rubber so its very comfortable. Overall I can wear these all day and they stay in perfectly, better than the 30 I must say! As far as build they are really well built, very sturdy and I cant see these "just breaking", it has a serrated cord which is...
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Snyper0012

Absolutely Amazing Sub Bass IEM

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Pros: Everything With The Subbass, Very Good Mid bass, Mid and High Clarity

Cons: Somewhat Evident Microphonics, Housing A little Large, A Little DIfficult For Fit To Small Ear Canal Possibly

XB90EX Review By - Snyper0012 Accessories: lots and lots of tips. I got 7 pairs of tips, 3 which include foam insulation for better isolation. They are sony hybrid tips which are pretty popular since they are comfortable and isolate well.   Build quality: very solid in my hand. Read its made of abs plastic which is shock resistant, but very light material. I think sony did pretty well making them sturdy.   Isolation: All im saying is these isolate like wearing high end fullsize...
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