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Sony MDR-XB300
7.1 out of 10

Sony MDR-XB300

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Great Deal: $189.95

Reviews and Problems with Sony MDR-XB300

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Overall 6
6.0

Dont buy

Mike M., Newegg
18 June 2014
  • Pros: decent quality
  • Cons: i bought these from a target a few years ago, they are a very good cheap pair of headphones but i bought them for less than 50 dollars. At this price of over 130 it is a complete ripoff. For 130 dollars you can get way better headphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Headphone, but the price has gone up considerably

Jon R., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Pros: Great Sound Quality Great Price at the time (Only $45 to included being shipped to Afghanistan) Bass is very nice for the price. Good Range. Cord is long enough for most uses. Comfortable.
  • Cons: None really, aside from just on a whim looking up the cost of these now compared to when I bought them in 2011. About a $90 increase in the last 3 years. I mean, really, are these contending with Beats by Dre or something like that? I would have to say I would not buy these at this price unless t...
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Overall 8
8.0

Confortable

Douglas H., Newegg
8 August 2012
  • Pros: Very comfortable. Could be a little tighter on the ears, the pads are very soft.
  • Cons: Ears get a little warm on hot days after 2-3 hours use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for discounted price

James S., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Summary: A friend of mine has the same headphones, but a higher quality. Not sure if they are on sale on newegg but they were around $100. The difference was better highs, more bass, could handle more songs, and they fitted around the ears instead of resting on top of them (same cushion though).
  • Pros: - Good bass for price - Flat cord - Cushions are comfortable for long listening - Cord is the right length for me
  • Cons: - Lot of things the bass in the headphones can't handle - You can feel how cheap they are when they are on your head
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Overall 8
8.0

Good phones

Tracy W., Newegg
6 December 2011
  • Summary: Better than my old Sony MDR-V150 Headphones. Good deal for 30 bucks on sale here.
  • Pros: Light. Appear to not be excessively hot on my ears. Comfortable. Good, clean bass (at last). Highs better than expected(may need to adjust sound equalizer to fit taste). Probably not exceptional headphones, but sound great for my Youtube-online listening time.
  • Cons: Cord a little short, but acceptable. No volume control in cord.
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Overall 10
10

Great deal if on sale

Kevin W., Newegg
1 December 2011
  • Summary: Sometimes the cushions can form kinda like a vacuum with your ear, and it makes it feel exactly like you have to pop your ears. Doesn't happen often but it's strange when it does.
  • Pros: EXTREMELY Comfortable, if you're sick of headphones smashing your ears or whatever, these are perfect. They caress ears like an Italian lover on a moonlit night. Good sound, and a great deal if you get them on sale. At the full price, I would say maybe shop around a little more.
  • Cons: Bass is a little too "extra" out of the box. You'll have to go in and modify your equalizer a little. Not a big deal though. The Cord is pretty short. A lot of people have said it, but it's true. Luckily, the cord length is actually perfect for me the way my stuff is set up. And long cords actual...
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Overall 4
4.0

would be good at $20

Cody H., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I tried running it through my speakers, through the connector on my sound card, and with an MP3 device, all poor total sound quality. I compared it to my old Sony MDR-V150's and though they lacked the deep bass, they were leaps and bounds better in terms of total sound quality.
  • Pros: Very comfortable, decent cord length, some bass with tweaking
  • Cons: There is solid bass, but at a cost. The stronger the bass the more "gurgled" the sound. That's the nearest I could explain it. You have to turn up the sound a bit to get the units to respond with audible low frequency bass, but they seem unable to handle multi frequency return. Such that when a l...
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Overall 4
4.0

Eh.

James T., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I bought these as headphones to use when i'm practicing with my bass guitar. They don't pick up the bass frequency my amp puts out, making them rather useless for that. Casual listeners to music may get more use out of them, but for my purposes, they fail rather quickly.
  • Pros: Comfortable, good for idle listening.
  • Cons: Feel flimsy, the cushions barely stay on, retail price a bit high for quality, sound isn't as good as I expect from sony.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing!

Zachary J., Newegg
8 November 2011
  • Summary: Would be nice to have a bass throttle, but I have had no issues with the loudness of the bass, its pretty sweet. :)
  • Pros: Bass is really nice, as is the audio quality. Sony is a good brand all-around, hard to go wrong with their products. These feel like a way more expensive pair of headphones, so you get the bang for your buck (always a plus!) Shipping was on time, as usual with Newegg. VERY COMFORTABLE! A big plus...
  • Cons: Cord is pretty short, which isn't an issue for me as my speakers have an audio-out port, but could be a real pain for those needing more length. But I'm not taking an egg off for that, I knew the cord was going to be short.
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Overall 10
10

Exceedes my expectations

Anonymous, Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Summary: To give you an idea of how much bass these headphone are actually capable of putting out.. I have a Sony S-series MP3 Walkman. I normally have the ClearBass system turn to the max level, I actually had to turn this down by one to two levels (depending on the style of music I was listening to).
  • Pros: Great sound for the price, and sounds better than some headphones twice it's price, Bass is amazing in both volume and in audio quality, Mids. and Highs still sound very good. I am very uptight about having very good sound on a budget. These far exceed my expectation I am not just 100% happy, I'm...
  • Cons: I do wish the cable was maybe an extra 6-8" longer, but this is not really a con, just a personal preference.
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