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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 10
10

So good I bought 2

Geeder, Argos
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great headphones for the price. As the title says. I bought 2 so one is a spare.
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Overall 10
10

found ones which grip the ear and good bass and audio

Nathan, Woolworths
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: all i can say is well built stay in your ears and very good bass ideal for my cycle workout session 4 days a week.
  • Pros: Good sound, Price
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Chris, Argos
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I've owned many pairs of Sony in-ear head phones, but this pair were by far the worst, I like bass but these were extreme, no mid or treble. I had to return them!
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Overall 8
8.0

are these buds worth the money?

kilburnkev, Argos
24 June 2014
  • Summary: Overall, yes. Great price, decent quality, some discomfort with prolonged use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Headphones

Paul, Argos
24 June 2014
  • Summary: Quality sound as expected from Sony, but I have to say not as good as by previous Sony in ear headphones, very bulky in the ear therefore I am a little disappointed, I would not have paid full price for them.
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