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7.7 out of 10

Sony MDR-XB500

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Overall 10

Simply amazing.

James B., Newegg
8 February 2012
  • Summary: I did not purchase these from Newegg. Had I known they were available on Newegg I would have purchased them here and saved about $30-50 depending on sale prices and such.
  • Pros: The bass on these headphones is amazing. Going along the lines of the other reviewers, these make the Beats by Dre look like a jar of mayonnaise. The overall quality cannot be beat. Price to performance ratio compared to other brands is unbeatable. They're also the most comfortable headphones I have ever owned. It's like wearing marshmallows filled with clouds on your ears. I use these for music as well as games (BF3, Skyrim, etc.) and I have used them for 3 hours str...
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 4

Expected much much more in sound quality

krazykozak, Staples
31 January 2012
  • Excerpt: For the cost of [$] dollars doesn't have the sound quality that I expected when I use on my kenwood receiver.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Good Value, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Cord Too Short, Poor Sound, Too Much Ambient Noise
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Overall 8

Good headphones

llogic, epinions.com
19 January 2012
  • Summary: Bottom line: Buy these headphones. You will not regret it, especially if you are a "bass-head." Its value simply cannot be beaten.
  • Pros: -Good bass -Comfortable -Flat cord doesnt tangle -Great price
  • Cons: -For some people, too much bass -Padding can get hot
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Overall 10

Great bass and value

JPEEZY, Staples
12 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Hands down much better sound and bass than the highly priced Beats headphones. The large ear muffs make wearing them comfortable. They are however not the most sleek and fashionable headphones. They are bulky.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Efficient
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Overall 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

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


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 cushions are rather large and should be big enough to fit around your entire ear, and they're really comfortable, almost describable as fluffy or squishy. They sound great with acou...
  • 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

Very Nice Over-Ear Headphones For The Price

tbbuccaners, epinions.com
5 November 2011
  • Summary: the bottom line is, these headphones are very good for the price. You get what you pay for, and you get what you expect. i love these head phones.
  • Pros: They look very Hip-Hop stylish The bass sounds very clear, and crisp They're very comfortable
  • Cons: They are a tad flimsy The cord is longer, and gets in the way sometimes.
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Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones

Fuscero, ReviewStream
23 February 2011
  • Excerpt: These headphones retail for about 50 bucks and you can get it for cheaper if you shop around. You get an okay pair of headphones for 50 bucks. As for the build quality, it’s a full-on plastic construction. It uses metal hinges that slide up and down.
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Overall 6


Dr.P, epinions.com
28 November 2010
  • Summary: If you are looking for a versatile set of headphones, pass these up. I would only recommend them for rap, hip hop, or dance music, but that is about all.
  • Pros: These headphones sound good for dance music, rap, and hip hop.
  • Cons: They do not sound very good for most other types of music.
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