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.
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. It's rather uncomfortable to do that :( This is after daily use since 06/2011 to 01/2014, 8+ hours every weekday, at the office.
Pros: - Comfortable - Loud
Cons: - I got these from Newegg for $40 in 2011, why are they so expensive now?
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. The cables NEVER get tangled. Sound quality is still outstanding after 4 years of use. Very low bass, the mids are acceptable, and highs are good and crisp (unlike Beats which are only focused on bass) Build quality is great, I've slept with them on accidentally sometimes. I though it would snap into pieces, but it hasn't. When ...
Cons: Since the band is made up of plastic, it has become 'loose' It doesn't arch as tight before. Wish the cables only came from one ear and/or are detachable. The 'leather' materials from the head band, ear cushions are coming off. But, that is to be expected after long years of use. (There are times when they got wet from unexpected rain) Though the sound quality is great, it leaks! I wouldn't blast these headphones in the library, bus, etc. They will hear what you're li...
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. - Good range of sound - VERY comfortable! The ear phones are like sound pillows! - Cord is thick and durable - Surprising considering the good price Cons: - Not a con to me personally, but they're HUGE. - The cord may not be long enough f...
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.
Excerpt: These closed headphones will run for your money. They have extremely good balance, and their comfort is definitely taken part of the design of these headphones. The Sony MDR-XB500 is something I would recommend for someone, at least for the entry level of earphones that want to experience closed headphones.