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alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony MDR-XB30EX. 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. Views about the comfort and durability are on the whole positive. The price and bass quality are also appreciated, but comments about the mids quality and portability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-XB30EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony MDR-XB30EX from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the comfort and durability. The bass quality and price are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the portability.

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88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Naaptol (

Expert Review


Overall, MDR- XB30EX from Sony XB series is a reasonably priced, elegant looking, extremely comfortable and feature-packed headphone that delivers clear, loud and quality sound with deep, powerful bass response.

Mar, 2013

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Too much bass!!!


Do you like bass? Of course you do, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad. I bought these headphones after my MDR-XB20EX headphones got frayed on the inside. Those headphones were the best headphones I have ever owned. So putting my trust...

It makes sound

Bass is muddy and over powers highs and mids, hollow sound, hurts your ears

Mar, 2013

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Great sound great value


I got these and when i first listened to them there was not nearly as much bass as i expected, so i purchased a Fiio McKinley portable headphone amplifier and the bass became immediately tremendous, so with a headphone amp, which is about the size of...

Sound Quality,Huge Bass, No distortion in mids and highs when large amounts of bass are present


Dec, 2012

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Excellent Earphones!


I was always thinking that Xtra Bass headphones would be a fail but these were not even close to a fail. I have these and also the MDR-X10. I haven't used the MDR-X10 yet but I found these earphones great to listen on. All around, the best affordable...

Very Tight & Punchy Bass, Highs, Vocal are Very Well Balanced

Color, Bass takes getting used to, no iDevice Remote Control (Very Minor Flaws)

Oct, 2012

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I've owned diddy beats, and soul sl49s. The bass in these headphones are lacking compared to them.

Nice Range, Design, Color

Expected more bass

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Most Amazing headphones yet!!

May, 2015

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bring in stock


i want to...

Nov, 2012

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