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The Sony MDR-XB500 are a pair of middle-end headphones.

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Pros

The large, pillow-like earpads are quite comfortable and large enough to accommodate larger ears.

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Sealed acoustic design minimizes sound leakage and loss in audio quality

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Fit comfortably over a pair of glasses.

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Fairly effective at blocking out background noises.

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With some simple EQ tweaking, these perform very well for the price.

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Perform well at high volumes with little to no distortion.

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Cons

The large earcups look ridiculously big.

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Tend to overheat your ears after an hour or so.

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The bass is way too strong, overwhelming the mids and highs.

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The Sony MDR-XB500 are a pair of middle-end headphones. They are designed to carry sound directly to the wearer's ears. They feature ultra-low frequencies, and optimal sound quality. The MDR-XB500 is capable of producing ultra-low frequencies, which aids in creating dramatic bass that "moves" the user, enhancing the audio quality. These headphones also feature optimal sound quality, because of the sealed acoustic design. The design minimizes sound leakage significantly. When compared to another pair of headphones, the Skullcandy SCS-SCBP3.5, the Sony MDR-XB500 fall short in some areas, such as the lack of a subwoofer.

Features
  • Ultra-low frequencies
  • Optimal sound quality
  • Sealed acoustic design
  • King sized ear cushion
  • Flat Y-type cord
  • Included carrying pouch
  • 40mm driver units
  • Direct vibe stucture
  • 4-24 000Hz response time
  • King sized ear cushion
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