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Sony MDR-XB50BS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Sony MDR-XB50BS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and comfort. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some negative comments about the portability, while reviews are divided on the design.

sound, usability, size, comfort, price

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB50BS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-XB50BS review

 

Sony's new MDR-XB50BS Extra Bass Sports Wireless in-ear headphone is worth considering for a few reasons: Not only is it relatively inexpensive at around $60 online (£60 or AU$130), but just as importantly it fits well and sounds good, particularly if...

The Sony MDR-XB50BS is affordably priced, sweat-resistant, sounds decent and fits well (it's easy to get a tight seal). Battery life is good at 8.5 hours and the headphone has strong bass performance.

Not the greatest-looking wireless sports headphone; performed only OK as a headset; no protective case.

It's got some small downsides, but the reasonably priced Sony MDR-XB50BS is a step up in sound from a lot of inexpensive wireless sports headphones.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Sony MDR-XB50BS Bluetooth sports headphone: A deal but no steal

 

It may not be the best-looking Bluetooth sports headphone, but the XB50BS is decent value at its relatively modest price.

The Sony MDR-XB50BS is affordably priced, sweat-resistant, sounds decent and fits well (it's easy to get a tight seal). Battery life is good at 8.5 hours and the headphone has strong bass performance.

Not the greatest-looking wireless sports headphone; performed only OK as a headset; no protective case.

It's got some small downsides, but the reasonably priced Sony MDR-XB50BS is a step up in sound from a lot of inexpensive wireless sports headphones.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony MDR-XB50BS review

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Sony wants these headphones to be your go-to pair if you're heading to the gym. The Bluetooth connection means no dragging cables, but will the chunky ear pieces stay put on your morning run and is the sound up to scratch? We put them to the test to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Александр Чуб (gagadget.com)

Обзор спортивной Bluetooth-гарнитуры Sony MDR-XB50BS

 

Рынок всевозможных гаджетов для занятий спорта сейчас растет и всевозможные фитнес-трекеры выпускают уже все кому не лень. Bluetooth-гарнитуры — ниша более старая и игроков тут значительно больше, как A-брендов, так и китайского "ноунейма". Так что...

Очень удачная конструкция и надежная фиксация ; удобное управление ; влагозащита ; длительное время автономной работы

слабый микрофон ; вам нужна гарнитура с более ровным и детальным звуком

С точки зрения прямого назначения, Sony MDR-XB50BS получилась действительно очень удачной: она очень удобная, легкая и отлично фиксируется в ушах, наушники не выпадают ни при каких видах активной физической деятельности. Кнопки управления хорошо...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (cnet.com)

GGreat sound. Great look. But quiet mic.

 

The bass is great! They fit me so well and I usually have trouble with in ear headphones. This is great design. The look is fantastic. I love how it's just the ear pieces and no bulky neck piece. The microphone doesn't seem to hear me well when I talk...

The look. The sound. The bass. The price.

The microphone strength

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony MDRXB50BS

 

Excellent sound quality, decent battery life.

No track skip function, struggle to find a comfortable fit.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Blown Away!

 

Absolutely brilliant sound quality, blown away for the price. Excellent fit, and never come loose. I was worried about them being a bit bulky, however once fitted they don't seem bulky at all. No heavy battery or receiver sitting on/ or around the neck...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

I love the headphones, so comfortable ❤️

 

Good price, very good quality, sound and design

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

SONY MDR-XB50BS Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Black

 

Great sound quality and the volume is just enough (above what you get with plug in headsets you get with a phone, so might upset the regulators......) They fit comfortably in my ears and hardly notice they are there.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony MDRXB50BS

 

Great sound quality and the volume is just enough (above what you get with plug in headsets you get with a phone, so might upset the regulators......) They fit comfortably in my ears and hardly notice they are there.

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery recharge time:2.5
Charging Time:2.5
Talk Time:8.5

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red
Headset type:Binaural
International Protection (IP) code:IPX4
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Ear-hook

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.2
Ear coupling:Intraaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 24000
Intraaural headphones type:Earbuds
Intraural headphones type:Earbuds
Magnet type:neodymium

Packaging Content

Extra earbuds: Yes

Packaging Data

Ear pads: Yes
Number of products included:1

Performance

Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Interface Type:Bluetooth

Power

Charging source:USB
Rechargeable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:22