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Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass Home Stereo Headphones with 40mm Drivers

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The Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones features a circum-aural closed design, the ear cushions are angled parallel and connected by a quality cloth-lined headband that reduces pressure for a comfortable fit. From the dynamic 40mm diaphragm driver units to the incredibly high level of sound isolation, the Extra Bass headphones deliver the dramatic bass that moves you.

Sony Features

  • 40mm driver units: Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 40mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver dynamic, deep bass reproduction.
  • Direct vibe structure: Built with a direct vibe structure to ensure high audio fidelity, the Extra Bass headphones feature a tightly sealed acoustic design that allows for a high level of sound isolation which reproduces powerful and extended bass sound.
  • Closed, dynamic design: Experience the ultimate in comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones' over-the head, around the ear circum-aural design. The drivers inside the ear cups are angled parallel to your ears to not only reduce pressure, but increase comfort.
  • King sized ear cushion: Providing more than exceptional sound, the Extra Bass headphones feature ultra-thick, pressure-relieving ear cushions for supreme comfort and better acoustic performance. Each earcup measures 1.8 inches in thickness and 3.7 inches in diameter.
  • Optimal sound quality: Sound leakage and a loss in audio quality are minimized thanks to a sealed acoustic design. Additionally, the MDR-XB500 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 4-24,000 Hz.
  • Flat Y-type cord: Minimize tangles while you're on the move with the flat yet durable Y-type 3.9ft. (1.2m) cord. Also includes a gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug.
  • Supplied carrying pouch: Easily carry your Extra Bass headphones wherever you go with the included carrying pouch.

Sony Specifications

Design
Over-the-head, Home-music/movie/games
Plug
Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini
Type of Use
Home
Impedance
40 ohms
Driver Unit
40mm driver, dome type
Frequency Response
4 to 24,000Hz
Sensitivity
104dB/mW
Ear Cups
Closed, Dynamic (circum-aural)
Cord
Flat
Cord Length (Approx.)
3.9ft. flat cord, Y-type
Power Handling Capacity
1500mW
Weight (Approx.)
6.53 oz
Warranty
Sony 90 days limited warranty
Mfr #
MDRXB500
SKU
SOMDRXB500

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4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow....

First off,I never write reviews,But having just received these i simply have to. 1. Unbelievably comfortable,could wear them for hours. 2. Amazing bass - Perfect for Dubstep especially. 3. 5times cheaper than dre's Beats. 100% Must buy for any music enthusiast.

Reviewed by 13 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Headphones Ever

By

I listen to all kinds of Dubstep, ranging across all of the various frequencies, and each note comes out crystal clear. These headphones are very comfortable, so I can listen with these all day and not worry about my ears feeling funny, except from the vibration of pure awesomeness provided by the massive speakers. If you can find any of these anywhere in good condition, these headphones are a must have.

 
5.0

Sony MDR-XB500 Headphones Review

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Spectacular deep bass, immersive sound quality, beautiful design, and great comfort. The Sony Extra Bass headphones achieve all of these attributes easily. These XB headphones present an acoustic epiphany between your ears. The Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones deliver pulsating bass performance with superb vocal clarity for music, movies, and games. In reality, this Sony product represents the finest technological achievement in the stereo headphones product category. The Sony MDR-XB500 audiophile headphones offer ultimate comfort with its highly adjustable plush headband, and pillow quality king-sized ear cushions that cover the most advanced 40mm dynamic headphone drivers on the planet. I am unable to hear other outside distractions in my immediate environment when wearing the Sony stereo headphones. The Sony MDR-XB500 headphones are so comfortable that it is just disappointing to remove them after an exhilarating and lengthy private listening session. The concert venue sonic experience offered by the Sony headphones makes me feel as if a live band is performing right in front of me. No matter what musical preference that you have, the sound reproduction emanating from this beautifully designed pair of headphones is so wonderful, that there is no comparison in audio quality with other headphone brands on the market. The Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones demonstrate extraordinary and prodigious bass output that is instantly addictive. In my judgment, the audio sounds better through this pair of Sony XB headphones, than a component stereo system playing through Hi-Fi tower loudspeakers. The Sony Extra Bass headphones sport an attractive appearance with its large over-the-ear design, sturdy construction, cloth-covered headband, silver ear cup exterior finish, and a 3.9 ft. flat Y-type cord. Of course, the Sony MDR-XB500 headphones feature a sealed acoustic design for improved sound isolation characteristics, direct vibe structure for the highest quality sound output, 3.5mm gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug for maximum signal transfer and compatibility with the widest range of portable audio, video, MP3, computer, and home audio equipment possible. The Sony Extra Bass headphones provide the following feature set for the dedicated deep bass fanatic : two channel stereo reproduction, 40mm diameter XB drivers, neodymium high-energy magnets, dome type speaker drivers, L/R ear cup placement markings, extended low frequency response diaphragm design, gaskets, pressure-relieving ear cushions, 1.8" ear cup thickness, 3.7" ear cup diameter, Copper-Clad Aluminum Wire Voice Coil, lightweight tangle-free flat cord, adjustable headband for maximum comfort, over-the-head circum-aural closed design, 1500mW power handling capacity, 4-24,000 Hz frequency response, 40 ohms at 1kHz impedance rating, 104db/mW sensitivity rating, black/silver exterior finish, and this unit's weight is 6.53 ounces without cord. The Sony headphones come packaged with a carrying pouch for storage or safe transport to another destination. I primarily use the Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones with my Sony CFD-G700CP XPLOD boombox to achieve out-of-this-world exact sound performance. The Sony headphones include a 90-day parts and labor limited manufacturer warranty. The Sony headphones are suitable for use at home, at work, on the boardwalk, on the ferry, at the gym, the hotel room, business travel, at the library, the local coffee shop, and the bookstore. It's also an excellent choice for year round use to listen to classical music, classic rock music, hard rock, punk rock, disco, blues, jazz, opera, and country music. Please note that you will need a 1/8" to ¼" stereo headphone plug adapter to connect the Sony MDR-XB500 headphones to a home stereo system. I use a headphone extension cord with the Sony Extra Bass headphones when I listen to a component based stereo system. With its world class bass performance, exceptional midrange, and stunning vocals, the Sony MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones embody the ultimate portable audio accessory. Good Luck. Enjoy.

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow....

By

First off,I never write reviews,But having just received these i simply have to. 1. Unbelievably comfortable,could wear them for hours. 2. Amazing bass - Perfect for Dubstep especially. 3. 5times cheaper than dre's Beats. 100% Must buy for any music enthusiast.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent piece from Sony

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This is an excellent product with great design. The fluffy nature of diagphrams are very comfortobale. The bass is very promising! Totally its an excellent product from Sony! I recommend my friends/relatives to buy this.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Forget about beats

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These are beast headphones and beat the BEATS by comfort and bass. What i have to say is that the cushions are really i mean really comfortable also the you get a nice thump out of the headphones due to XtraBass put don't worry if you like listening to classical & jazz music you can always turn up the tremble on the equaliser. These are amazing for watching movies the suround sounds are better than most surround sound systems no joke. Plus they look quite cool if you carry them around your neck also the flat wire looks really stylish and trust me you won't get let down by these. So bassically these are all rounders you can use them for home cinema, music, gaming and for electrical instruments. So just get them what are you waiting for.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass headphones, but with some drawbacks

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I bought these headphones on a whim. At first I loved them, the bass is super rich and clear. Dubstep has never sounded better :) However, if you listen mainly to rock or any music with notes in more of the mid/high range, these might not be for you. Sometimes vocals get a bit muddy and drowned out by the instruments. A lot of my grunge now has a treble equalizer on it, which has made the sound for these headphones much better. Also, they are very tight and conforming around the ear so they can get claustrophobic! All in all, they are a great value and the bass is fantastic, however, they do have some drawbacks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mega bass and value

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These headphones are awesome. I have absolutely loved them since the first song played through them. The bass is unbelievable; from what I've experienced the bass level is on par or better than the $300 dr. dre's. They are extremely comfortable, wearing them for hours at a time is no problem. Build quality is top notch and they feel very well built. For the price I doubt they can be beaten. These are a great performing headphone and I highly recommend them.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bass Crazy

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Oh I seen them an i had to try them out. an loved the bass. great price, sound qlty is perfect. i look a little crazy with them on in public, cause of the size. But overall a great pair of head phones. The best i had in a long time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE xb500

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these headphones are really good if you like the bass of course. they are very strong and you can feel the bass pumping inside you. i'd recommend these; they are good fit, comfortable, cushions are extremely soft as well. only problem is that it leaks sound... so when it's really quiet and there are people around you, they can hear your music. i think that it's bad when that happens, unless you're fine with people listening. Also when you turn up your volume to the max, the bass starts to take over the vocals; you'll still hear them but there will be more bass.

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Headphones!

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This is the best purchase I have made all year. I used to own a pair of zune 2 earbuds which in my opinion has great bass and audio quality. They stopped working however and I decided to get headphones instead of earbuds. When I made my purchase and bought these, they immediately blew the Zune v2 earbuds and anything else I could have bought out of the water! They are extremely comfortable! The "King Size" sofa cushions are definitely softer than you will ever expect andf they ear easy on your ears, making long usage comforting. The sound quality is amazing and the bass is killer. For those worrying about size, any over the ear headphones one buys is going to be big, but these are just right. Also, the volume is so audible that you wont need to play anything at more than half the volume. If you do this, you will block all sound around you without need to deafen you. I give these headphones 5 out of 5.

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