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Sony MDR-XB950B1

What's in the box

  • Audio cable (approx. 3.94 ft, stereo mini plug)
  • USB Cable


if you love massive, skull-rattling bass, Sony's MDR-XB950B1 headphones are not going to let you down. If you like boosted bass, but also want crisp highs and some sense of overall balance, you might want to consider the JBL E55BT, the Marshall Mid Bluetooth, or the bass-heavy but more affordable House of Marley Rebel BT. All of these models offer a bass-forward experience without going to the extremes of the MDR-XB950B1.
(Aug 2017)

The Sony MDR-XB950B1 are decent mixed usage headphones geared towards fans of bass. They're wireless and have a sturdy, premium-looking design that's decently comfortable. Their audio reproduction can be overly bass-heavy out-of-the-box but thanks to the Headphones Connect app you can EQ them for more critical listeners. Unfortunately, even with a good EQ, their sound won't be for everyone and the oddly sized ear cups, do not create the best seal around your ears which lets ambient noise seep in
(Mar 2018)


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Wear style
Fits over-ear
Suitable usage: Home, DJ, Work
Plug type
Wired + Wireless connections
Cable type
Detachable cable
Single entry cable
Microphone built in
Microphone built into earpiece
Battery powered
Battery optional (provides additional functionality)
Battery life (hrs)
18.00 hours per charge
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Ear cups swivel
Ear cups swivel 90°
Weight (g)
Weighs 281g