Sony MDR-XB500

Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones

  • Model: MDR-XB500
  • Sku: MDRXB500
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  • Gold Plated L-Shaped Stereo Mini Plug
  • 3.9 Ft. Cord Length
  • Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months Parts
    12 Months Labor
    Carry In Service
 

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Sony
These aren't your typical headphones. Dedicated to delivering dynamic bass from 40mm drivers, these Extra Bass headphones are perfect for beats with a killer bass line.
 

Documents

  'Operating Instructions'  

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Technical Specs ↑ Back to Top

Headphone Type Home
Headphone Style Over-the-Ear
Frequency Response 4-24k Hz
Sensitivity /W(1m) 104dB
Magnet Type Neodymium
Connector Gold-Plated
L-Shaped 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Plug
Impedance (Ohms) 40

Dimensions

Boxed
Height 9.5 in
Width 12.0 in
Weight 6 lbs 9.6 oz
Depth 4.5 in

Package Contents

  • Operating Instructions

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SonyExtra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones
 
4.8

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (59)

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    (8)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Powerful bass (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Headphones Ever

      By jtblack95

      from Perry, GA

      Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

      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.

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      4.0

      Delivers what's advertised.

      By Bluefire4545

      from Atlanta, GA

      Pros

      • These headphones deliver incredible bass, provide unbeatable comfort, and do not fatigue.

      Cons

      • The mids are an afterthought, and the highs can get a bit bright when not Equalized properly.

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

        The bass in these headphones surpasses anything to be expected for a headphone of it's pricerange. The boomy feel provides that hardcore vibe that EDM/Techno/Rap listeners love. When EQ'd properly, these headphones provide an incredibly solid, powerful bassline, that doesn't muddy up the highs or mids. The highs are powerful, and quite unique, actually, though without an EQ or amp, they can sound quite bright, or harsh at times. The mids unfortunately are not as defined, and unless you EQ them, they will not deliver as expected. These headphones are incredible for you dubstep heads out there, though for you metal fans, it may be better to stick with another line. However, even if you own a high-end pair of headphones , these headphones are a great, fun piece to add to your hi-fi collection, and they'll have you appreciating deep, powerful bass. These headphones truly live up to their advertising, and I've thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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        5.0

        buy these now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By sirnuss23

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • amazing bass, great mids and highs, super comfy, amazing price for the quality you get

        Cons

        • Nothing

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          these headphones are amazing. i have nothing bad to say about them.they are as good if not better than beats by dre studios. i know everyone eles says these are better than beats but in my honest opinion they are about the same. but then you look at the price of beats and the price of these and its odvious which one is better, these win everyday.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Game Over

          By Forstrong

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          The XB500s beat those Monster beats by Dr. Dre hands down! Go to Bestbuy and try both on, within 3 seconds you'll find the difference! GAME OVER!! GAME OVER!!!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Uncomparable Bass, Comfort & Clarity!

          By ImprovHD

          from Tucson, AZ

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          When purchasing quite anything from SONY, you are always in for a great product that'll last long and for a reasonable price! After about 2-3 weeks of use I've got to say, these are not only the most comfortable pair of headphones I've ever worn but also, you can tell they'll last. As I am writing this review, I am using the XB-500's and I can say, their Bass is Amazing and not to mention, their mid's and high's aren't all that bad to the point where you can basically listen to just about any genre on them! Also if you're on a low budget or just don't want to spend so much money on headphones, these are the perfect choice i'd recommend, but even with such a low price they're comparison to other headphones, Bose or Dr. Dre Beats, they're simply incredible! I've also read a couple of the other reviews saying, "Don't wear in public! They atract to much attention!" and I would have to gladly disagree, sure they are big, who cares! Their Clarity is astounding, and their comfort are uncomparable to any other headphones and if anyone tries to say less, let them try them on, they'll immediately know they were wrong. At first people may recognize you because of them but they'll soon forget because that's just about how everything else works out. So, if your looking for some great priced headphones yet with some nice bass and quality, you're definately going to want to check these out!

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          4.0

          Greatest I've ever had

          By ScooterMcGavin

          from Nebraska

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          I had the for a little under a year. They just broke on me. The plastic around the screws on the right earphone broke and it made me sad a bit. Maybe I will get the 1000's or try repair.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BOOMING BASSSSS

          By Theddubstepunleashed

          from Oklahoma

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          Lets just start by saying if you have a under powered audio device and you are using these headphones you wont get the full bass. When you get something that can push these things to the max they will leave you in aww. The bass is very clear no muffling or distortion. I highly recommend these if you like Rap,Hip-Hop,Dubstep or any music full of bass. These heaphones are 79.99 their way better then beats and so much more comfortable. Great Job Sony

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          5.0

          The Bass Drops!!!

          By SCdub

          from Santa Cruz Mountains

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          Definitely a headphone for all you bass heads out there. Awesome for the price, the sound quality is amazing, sounds like I have some subs attached to my ears and I can hear all that bass I've been missing with other headphones. Comfortable, sturdy, stylish, and they come with an awesome carrying case. Buy these if you are looking for a good pair of headphones for listening to bass music for under $100

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          very nice

          By ttekculs

          from south west michigan

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          the cushion on the top of the arch needs to be sturdier. I've had them since Christmas and they are fraying.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          you should get these

          By odysseus

          from Chicago, IL

          Comments about Sony Extra Bass Series Behind-The-Head Headphones:

          Understandable. I've had them for over an year. I carry them in my backpack with books and laptop daily (they take lots of damage), and no problems. The leather slightly wears off and falls apart, but it's ok because they sound great even when plugged in in a cheap mp3 player. I don't think I would ever use different headphones. By the way they keep your ears worm in the winter in Chicago, which makes me like them even more.

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