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8.7 out of 10

Sony MDR-XB30

Take bass to bold new depths with stylish in-ear headphones feat Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony MDR-XB30

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Overall 1
1.0

User Review

chrone, head-fi.org
5 August 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: great build quality
  • Cons: pure sound performance for this price range
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

francopro, head-fi.org
31 March 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: level of details, vocals, soundstage
  • Cons: poor treble, need burn in for at least 50 hours , muddy with bad recordings
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

chadbang, head-fi.org
31 March 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Kicking bass and smooth signature
  • Cons: break-in required
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Overall 10
10

User Review

thesurvivor90, head-fi.org
31 March 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

2006goto, head-fi.org
31 March 2013
  • Summary: Just wanted a bit more bass since it is XB series
  • Pros: Good (not great) bass, great isolation
  • Cons: lack of punching bass
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Overall 2
2.0

Massive earphones.

Comforter, Argos
1 week ago
  • Summary: These earphones are massive, they stick right out of your ear and are so uncomfortable. They are meant to be 'extra bass' but there is barely any bass to them. Not at all what I would expect from Sony as a brand. Disappointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor description

Fay, Woolworths
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I was under the impression this was a hands free kit! I was very dissapointed to spend so much money on a simple set of headphones! Unable to return as box opened now.
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Overall 10
10

Lug Bugs

Slippy, Argos
3 weeks ago
Overall 4
4.0

rubbish

Sacha, Argos
24 July 2014
Overall 10
10

User Review

jimbob, Argos
24 July 2014
  • Summary: I like listen to music then got a good bass on it and i love used the headphones then cool
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