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Sony MDR-XB950N1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 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 really like the price and usability. The comfort and bass quality also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the treble quality and portability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, usability, price

portability, treble 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.

Jul, 2018

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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 : 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

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Get your extra helping of bass with Sony's Extra Bass headphone line


Sony's expanding its XB Series headphone line with four new models, including the wireless MDR-XB950N1, which includes active noise cancellation.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney, Yannick Khong (



The Sony MDR-XB950N1 is a noise canceling variant of the . These are also decent mixed usage headphones geared towards fans of bass with a sturdy, wireless design. However, their audio reproduction can be overly bass-heavy even without the bass effect...

Sturdy and durable build. ; Easy-to-use and efficient controls.

Weak noise cancellation. ; Overly bass-heavy sound quality. ; Bass and treble delivery varies significantly across users. Sensitive to glasses.

Apr, 2018

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Cool headphones!


After a few hours of using these headphones I can't really return to my previous set as it just incomparable. Recommend!

Oct, 2019

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Bass for days


Always been a fan of sony headphones especially the extra bass. Never disappointed

Aug, 2019

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Good noise cut features


Tried a few times sofar and feel satisfied. The sound quality is excellent. Not yet tried it on a flight.

Aug, 2019

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Absolutely fantastic but wish it came in a selection of colours. I would of preferred a bright electric blue

Aug, 2019

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Like having the Mega Bass from my old Walkman


Absolutely fantastic headphones. As I said in the title, the extra bass reminds me of my old Walkman Mega Bass setting. You don't need to have this on all the time as the the regular bass is also quite good.This has to be one of the best pairs of...

Jul, 2019

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