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Sony MDR-XB500

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Overall 10

Super comfy

Mark M., Newegg
4 June 2014
  • Pros: Super comfy and super nice sound. It sounded better fed through my Samsung Galaxy S4, than on my work computers. Maybe I need to buy an amplifier or some dsp hardware. Overall, I can keep these on all day and not have any ear fatigue. They are that great. They beat the new ones coming out from Sony.
  • Cons: Discontinued! These are soo much better than the new ones.
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Overall 10

2011 -> 2014, Wire kink'd

Siddhant M., Newegg
16 January 2014
  • Summary: Just a couple of days ago, the left speaker of the headphone lost their connection, so unless I twist the wire correctly, the sound cuts there.
  • Pros: - Comfortable
  • Cons: - I got these from Newegg for $40 in 2011, why are they so expensive now?
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Overall 10

Price should be around 80$

Michael J., Newegg
3 December 2013
  • Summary: Purchase at a local retailer or somewhere else for $80. I'm not sure why its doubled the price here. Maybe, a glitch?
  • Pros: It's very light weight, which means this headphones won't hurt your ear for long time of use. Not to mention, the ear cushions are very soft.
  • Cons: Since the band is made up of plastic, it has become 'loose' It doesn't arch as tight before.
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Overall 6

Price is Whack, Headphones are not

Mason R., Newegg
12 November 2013
  • Pros: These are incredible headphones
  • Cons: Almost twice as expensive as other online retailers.
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Overall 8

Comfort and Sound All in One

goingfar, epinions.com
10 June 2013
  • Summary: If you want a multi-purpose headphone with the best comfort and sound, you cannot go wrong with these.
  • Pros: Bass, Clear Sounds, Comfort, Simplicity of Design, Flat Cord Design
  • Cons: Large Use of Plastic, Clumsy Track
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Overall 10


Josiah B., Newegg
20 December 2012
  • Pros: - No need for bass-boosting software or turning up the lower frequencies too much on the EQ settings! (I only turned it up a little bit and the headphones will *shake* with the right bass tones. i.e. lots of bass if you're into that.
  • Cons: Not one thing!
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Overall 9

User Review

joesterne, gdgt
7 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Had these for years. Very durable (stuffing into bags in airports and such without a case). Great bass response for non-powered headphones. The earpads are comfy, but can get hot and hurt your ears for long periods of time (3+ hours). A little bulky but definitely makes a statement.
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Overall 10

great sound. great price

Charcoal, Staples
11 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The sound is better than the beats. I love the noise blocking of this headset. If they last longer than either pair of my Dres did, this will be great buy.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
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Overall 8

Great headphones, especially given the pricetag

pinkfloyd873, epinions.com
17 September 2012
  • Summary: If you don't want to pay over $100, but don't want to sacrifice quality, buy them!
  • Pros: Comfortable Low price compared to other brands Booming bass Decent mids and lows Sturdy
  • Cons: Very large - the head pads are like tires Background noise permeates easily
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Overall 10

Sony MDR-XB500 is great

KangMan, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: These Sony headphones are great quality for the price. I bought this for $55 last year at FYE music store. I think the original price was almost $80. The sound quality is amazing very clear and crisp. The bass is just fantastic. It makes you get lost in your music. No matter what music you are playing it definitely gives a nice rich sound without the ruffled sound if the volume is up too high. The ear cups are very comfortable that fits well over the earlobes.
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