Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones

August 2, 2013 - Comment

New Extra Bass Series Headphone – 40mm XB diaphragm driver units for Dynamic Deep Bass – Frequency response: 4-24,000 Hz – Sensibility: 104dB/mW.Connectors: Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug. Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones Sony Sound Direct Vibe Structure Closed, Dynamic Design King Sized Ear Cushions Flat Y-Type Cord Travel Ready Experience

New Extra Bass Series Headphone – 40mm XB diaphragm driver units for Dynamic Deep Bass – Frequency response: 4-24,000 Hz – Sensibility: 104dB/mW.Connectors: Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug.

Sony MDR-XB500 40mm XB Diaphragm Driver Extra Bass Headphones

MDR-XB500

  • Sony Sound
  • Direct Vibe Structure
  • Closed, Dynamic Design
  • King Sized Ear Cushions
  • Flat Y-Type Cord
  • Travel Ready

Experience powerful bass through Sony’s MDR-XB500 Extra Bass Headphones. The deep bass sound flows through the extra large driver units. Built with a direct vibe structure, the tightly sealed acoustic design allows for a higher level of sound. You will appreciate the closed-design, king-sized ear cushions.

Key Features

Sony Sound

Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 40mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver dynamic, deep base reproduction. Additionally, the MDR-XB500 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 4-24,000 Hz.

Direct Vibe Structure

Built with a direct vibe structure to ensure high audio fidelity, the Extra Bass headphones feature a tightly sealed acoustic design that allows for a high level of sound isolation which reproduces powerful and extended bass sound.

Closed, Dynamic Design

Experience the ultimate in comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones’ over-the-head, around the ear design. The drivers inside the ear cups are angled parallel to your ears to not only reduce pressure, but increase comfort and deliver an unbelievable listening experience.

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King Sized Ear Cushion

Providing more than exceptional sound, the Extra Bass headphones feature ultra-thick, pressure-relieving ear cushions for supreme comfort and better acoustic performance. Each earcup measures 1.8 inches in thickness and 3.7 inches in diameter. The flat and seamless, cloth-lined headband delivers enhanced wearing comfort.

Sony Flat Y Cord

Flat Y-Type Cord

Minimize tangles while you’re on the move with the flat yet durable Y-type 3.9ft (1.2m) cord. Also includes a gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug.

Travel Ready

Easily carry your Extra Bass headphones wherever you go with the included carrying pouch.

Product Dimensions

Driver Unit: 40mm, Dynamic, closed, dome-type
Magnet Type: Neodymium
Frequency Response: 4-24,000 Hz
Impedence: 40 ohms
Sensitivity (db): 104 dB/mW
Power Handling Capacity 1500 mW
Cord Length 3.9ft flat cord, Y-type

What’s in the box

  • MDR-XB500 Headphones
  • Carrying pouch

 

Product Features

  • Power handling capacity: 1500mW
  • Over the head, around-the-ear wearing style (circum-aural closed)
  • King size ear cushion (diameter: 3.7″, thickness: 1.8″)
  • Cord: 1.2m flat cord,Carrying pouch
  • Design: Over-the-head, Home-music/movie/games

Comments

Adam says:

Best Headphones I’ve Used The XB500s are the best pair of headphones I’ve ever used, and I’ve owned Bose and even tried the uber-pricey Bowers P5s. I’m considering purchasing a pair of the larger XB700s to see if they are any better in terms of sound and comfort (the specs look a little better on those).The sound quality is outstanding. Deep, rich, undistorted bass and crisp clear mid and high tones. Very surprising for the price. There is a bit of natural bass added based on the construction of the XBs which some people may not care for; meaning if you don’t use an EQ the bass will be a bit more powerful than a pair of standard headphones. I haven’t found it obtrusive though, and setting your iPod to the Jazz EQ preset adds a bit more treble if that’s what you like.In terms of bass, calling these Extra Bass headphones is no a joke; you can really get some serious thumping out of them if that’s what your music calls for.The XB500s don’t present the most “accurate” sound due…

M. Clark says:

Fantastic headphones, just need an equalizer I recently bought these headphones and have nothing but good things to say about them. I am a hobbyist with a home studio, and I am familiar with a wide range of headphones including more expensive Sony headphones, AKG K99s, and Audio Technica ATHm20s. It is my opinion that the xb500s are actually more capable than ANY of these headphones, but there is a catch. What some of the other reviews say is true. If you just plug them in and start listening, the bass does overwhelm the higher treble frequencies. But all you need to do this is use a simple graphic equalizer. Raise the treble frequencies, and these headphones, in my opinion, sound better than any in their price range. They even sound better than some more expensive headphones. I also find them to be very stylish and comfortable. I have a large head with large ears, and these headphones do not hurt my head even after an album’s worth of listening. The large soft pillow like pads do make my ears a little warm, but not…

Dave2z says:

Dave2z’s Sony MDR-XB500 Headphone Review Quick Review———————-Pro’s:Light, *Extremely* Comfortable, Great Sound, Great Craftsmanship, Amazing Bass, Price (79.99 Average, Shipping Included)Con’s:Very short headphone cord, Have to Adjust EQ to get optimal sound, Need a quality sound card or a Mobo with great on-board audio to access an EQ for headphone adjustment, loud for nearby people (Not advised for office listening)4.8 / 5.0 – Overall Rating———————-Full Review———————-Right out of the box these headphones feel very squishy and light with *excessive* ear padding and padding on the top bridge of the headphones as well, almost assuring you before you put them on that these will be comfy – and they are, Exceptionally! I wore these with no discomfort for over 12 hours straight. After a few minor EQ adjustments with my Creative X-Fi Fatality sound card these headphones come to life and sound better than the…

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