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Sony MDR-XB500
7.2 out of 10

Sony MDR-XB500

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Overall 10
10

Best bang for the buck

Anonymous, Newegg
25 December 2011
  • Summary: Was originally hoping to get some Beats headphones but these beat my expectations for the price. I know Best Buy has a display setup in most stores where you can plug in your own music device to try them out and I would definitely recommend trying that also.
  • Pros: The sound and comfort of these headphones is the best available in the price range. The large (and I mean large) over the ear cushions act as a noise canceler and even without music it blocks most outside noise letting you enjoy just your music and movies. The bass is also out of this world!
  • Cons: I have noticed a type of "cabin" pressure the large cushions create when wearing them for a longer period but that never gets too bad. Other than that I can't really come up with anything negative.
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Overall 10
10

I would recommend this product

Dave the Expert, Staples
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: These are better than the beats headphones by dr dre
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient, Quality Construction, Reliable
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Headphones

Robert P., Newegg
30 November 2011
  • Summary: Probably the best value around. The bass is incredible. I have a pair of kicker headphones and these blow them out of the water. And I paid about the same price! I love these headphones and I don't want to take them off. :)
  • Pros: Awesome sound quality. Extremely comfortable on the ears. Do not get hurt ears after extended periods of time. Bass is comparable to Beats by Dr. Dre. Very cheap, great value, especially if you get the refurb.
  • Cons: The only possible con I can think of is they are not the most comfortable around the neck. Thats it! Can't really complain because I paid only $42!
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Bobbie-Jo L., Newegg
28 November 2011
  • Summary: Sony's MDR-XB series are stellar headphones, and the sound quality isn't as crisp as headphones in the 200-400$ range but you get what you pay for, and then some with these. I highly recommend getting these.
  • Pros: The mids, highs and lows are all pretty accurate, I compared these to Solo Beats ( 300 $ ) that are supposedly known for bass, and these wiped the floor with them. The bass isn't overwhelming at default settings but if you adjust the EQ it can be powerful on either end of the spectrum. The cushio...
  • Cons: At first they seem a bit heavy if you aren't use to larger headphones, and they're definitely a bit larger but they need to be large to house their 40mm drivers. Sometimes the pressure within them is a bit irritating but that's a very subtle problem. Really though, pros outweigh the cons here.
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Overall 10
10

Really impressed with these

Sonia T., Newegg
11 November 2011
  • Summary: google search "Sony MDR-XB500 help from pros please!" there's a post in there with some EQ screenshots, if you use the exact same settings, it makes these worth 200$
  • Pros: Extremely enjoyable* Very loud, excellent audio quality* very tight accurate bass, these headphones are perfect for electronic dance music, trance, house, progressive, hip hop. anything that makes you shake. at 6% volume on my PC Titanium HD, these cans give you a full enjoyable stereo experience...
  • Cons: the cord..... it's 3.9 feet you will have to buy some extension if you want these on your PC
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Overall 10
10

Great Item

JORDAN G., Newegg
10 November 2011
  • Pros: Works great. Headphones showed up very fast. Great sound, and great bass. If you love bass, these are the headphones to get. Don't listen to anyone who says you need to edit the equalizer to use these, they're perfect. Very soft and comfortable.
  • Cons: Haha... No.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Good Budget Headphones

michael s., Newegg
6 November 2011
  • Pros: These headphones are bassy and the highs are OK but not great. They sound better on a home audio system because of better power source to drive them unlike my HTC EVO 4G. I have to turn the volume three fourths up or all the way up to have these cans sounding good. You have to have an equalizer t...
  • Cons: Can't complain too much. For 45.00 dollars shipped, I'm satisfied. Will be purchasing the xb 700 or xb 1000 after the holidays.
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Overall 10
10

Satisfying

Bobbie-Jo L., Newegg
1 November 2011
  • Summary: For the 44$ I paid for them, I've got my money's worth and then some. Audiophiles might not be satisfied, but as far as I'm concerned they're pretty high-end for their price and bassheads will just worship these headphones, and anyone would appreciate their affordability.
  • Pros: There's a lot of good things to say about these headphones, the bass isn't as overwhelming as most people think, it's easily adjustable with an equalizer and sounds brilliant while listening to music of watching movies. None of the sound is distorted, and the mid to high tones sound excellent. Th...
  • Cons: When hanging around my neck they're a bit uncomfortable, but they weren't designed for that anyway so that isn't a legitimate con. If there's anything that could be better I'd say silencing outside noise, but they aren't terrible at that. I've heard other people say sound leaks out of them, but t...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

J. Davies, Amazon
18 June 2015
Overall 10
10

must have

Laith Ahmed, Amazon
29 March 2015
  • Summary: Perfect, my brother has beats and I compared them to these headphones, I can honestly say they are very similar. The only difference is these are way more comfortable, like pillows on your ear... I love the non tangle cable.
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