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Sony MDR-XB950N1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Sony MDR-XB950N1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise isolation and bass quality. The comfort and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the mids quality and treble quality.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, noise isolation

treble quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB950N1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

Sony MDR-XB950N1 Extra Bass Headphones review


Too much love for the low-end

Comfortable ; Fun with bass-heavy music ; Long battery life

Rolled off highs and recessed mids ; No multipoint pairing ; No auto play/pause

The Sony MDR-XB950N1 is a fun-sounding headphone that emphasizes bass above all else. If all you want is skull-rattling bass, you’ll love them. However, if you want a fully featured headphone that excels in all genres, you should look elsewhere.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Sony MDR-XB950N1


For the price, Sony's wireless MDR-XB950N1 headphones deliver laudable noise cancellation and strong wireless audio with adjustable bass response.

Exceptionally powerful bass that can be adjusted using app. Good overall audio performance. Solid noise cancellation. Includes cable for wired listening.

Dialed-up bass isn't for people seeking an accurate mix. No remote/inline mic on audio cable.

Sony's MDR-XB950N1 headphones deliver a sound signature that's less crisp and bright than many we test, but avoid sounding muddy when the bass is tamped down. When the effect is engaged, all bets are off. The noise cancellation is quite good for this...

Mar, 2017

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Sony MDR-XB950N1 review

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The Sony MDR-XB950N1 headphones are the daddy of Sony's 'extra bass' range. With wireless connection and active noise cancelling, they offer everything you'd expect from a high-end pair, as well as ear-wobbling levels of bass of course. Read on to find...

Jun, 2017


Expert review by : Carsten Rampacher (

TEST: Sony MDR-XB950N1 – Geschlossener Bluetooth-Kopfhörer mit aktivem Noise Cancelling und zahlreichen DSP-Modi


Neuer Preis-/Leistungs-Star am „Kopfhörer-Himmel“? Der Sony MDR-XB950N1 wird für 249 EUR angeboten und brilliert für diesen durchaus als fair zu bezeichnenden Kurs mit einer Ausstattungsvielfalt, bei der praktisch alle Kontrahenten passen müssen. Nicht...

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Jun, 2017

Expert review by : David Peruch La Rédaction David Peruch Lionel G. D (

CES 2017 : Sony introduit une série de nouveaux écouteurs sans fil avec le MDR-XB950N1.


Il y a quelques jours, Sony nous dévoilait de nouvelles enceintes sans fil portables. Cette fois, ce ne sont plus des enceintes portables, mais des écouteurs sans fil avec le MDR-XB950N1.

Consumer review (

Works great for a refurb


Bought this two weeks ago. Pretty good value for money

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Great headphones


Very good sounding, clear with lots of bass and good noise cancelling

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Delicious sound


These are very well designed and made headphones which are comfortable to wear. The sound is good too - taut bass, clear mid-range with a wide soundstage. The noise cancelling is effective too.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Excellent product


Despite what WHICH said these headphones are first class

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Solid headphones.


I have had these headphones for two months. They are great. Bass is brilliant and connectivity is easy. Highly recommend.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):22
Battery recharge time:7
Charging source:USB


Colour of product:Black / Green
On/off switch:Y
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Head-band


Cable management:Y
Power LED:Y


Acoustic system:Closed
Brand compatibility:Universal
Driver unit:4
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000
Noise Reduction:Y
Wearing style:Head-band


Battery charge indicator:Y

Packaging Data


Ports & interfaces

3.5 mm connector:Y
Cable Length:1.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
RF connectivity:N
USB Connectivity:Y


Battery charging indication:Y
Battery life (max):22
Battery recharge time:7
Charging source:USB

Technical Details

Batteries included:Y

Weight & Dimensions