Summary: hey guys!! I just received my parcel from Amazon in the early morning,, the delivery was fast and unbelievable, I was looking on the internet for these headphones for around three months, I read all reviews and watched hundreds of videos on the YouTube regarding sony mdr xb500. so its time to give these monsters a substantial rating , first of all the build quality of these headphones is quite sophisticated , they are very durable, good looking and robust,.
Summary: After owning various pairs of headphone including the bose quiet compfort headphones. I thought this time around I'll try and find a cheaper pair that sound just as good or better.Well it looks like i have deffinitly found that in the sony. They handle all genres of music perfectly Rock,Dance and pop and others with perfection. Every note are all in the right places i feel like iam now listening to music the way it was sopposed to sound.
Summary: I bought these headphones with my birthday money, not many shops were selling them because they are almost 2 years old, but don't let that put you off, these are simply amazing. When I first used these headphones I thought the sound was "good" but I was so wrong, you have to let them "burn in" for about an hour and then the show really begins, these are simply amazing and for the price I have not seen any better headphones, if you look in the specification you can see it...
Excerpt: Hey there guys and girls, 1st review in a while, bin mad busy with studies and work! Anyway, I'm gonna do a quick review on my SONY XB500 headphones. I've had these headphones for two years now and they are my second pair. I must say that, they are the second pair because i showed them to a friend, who straight after trying them out for the first time wanted to buy them off me!
Pros: great bass, very comfortable, durable and quality build
Cons: wire a little short, some people think they are too big (idon't care)
Summary: The Most Comfy Headphones EVER!! Not massive over the ear, but cover them adequately. Look cool, sound qualities great, good bass! Block out sound when playing music. Only cons: When played really loud (which i dont do anyway) they leak sound abit. Your ears may get quite hot after abit. Other than that, bloody brilliant! Favourite Purchase!
Summary: These are absolutely gorgeous! They feel so soft and comfortable and the sound is great. What I also wanted and which these delivered were they way the wiring is encased in the flat style covering. I was always breaking headphones because of snagging the wiring or it would just wear down of its own accord. The only thing I would say is that they don't completely block out external noise BUT that can be an advantage in case somethings happens that you NEED to hear.
Summary: I've now owned the 300 and the 700, now settled on these 500s. great sound and great bass, but do not use it on out in public, not that there to big, but the noise leaks out BIG TIME! It will make you very very unpopular on the trains. All are very very very comfortable. 700 the driver is way to big, and leaks the sound out. they are actually loud speakers. 300 are perfect for the train, but not too loud. Not as comfortable as the 500 and 700.
Summary: Separation between different frequencies is excellent, I was really expecting poor performance reading the reviews here. But no. In fact they capture highs I hadn't heard before! Bass-lines are excellently recreated and then some. I like to believe I'm saying this with a bit of authority - I listen to electronic music (which seems to be the target market for these) and I only compare by listening tracks I've heard (many times) on gigs; I get the same physical vibrations...