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SONY MDR-XB300 3.5mm Gold-Plated Connector On the ear Extra Bass Headphone

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Learn more about the Sony MDR-XB300

Model

Brand
SONY
Type
Stereo
Model
MDR-XB300

General SPEC

Driver Unit
30mm
Frequency Response
5Hz-22KHz
Input Impedance
24 ohms
Sensitivity
100 dB/mW
Connector
3.5mm Gold-Plated
Ear Coupling
On the ear
Cord Length
3.9 feet
Weight
4.23 oz.

Features

Features
Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 30mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver powerful, deep bass reproduction

Sound leakage and a loss in audio quality are minimized thanks to a sealed acoustic design. Additionally, the MDR-XB300 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 5-22,000 Hz

Experience comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones' over-the head, on the ear supra-aural closed 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.

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
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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

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 1.2 inches in thickness and 3.1 inches in diameter. Additionally, a seamless structure design offers enhanced wearing comfort

Power Handling Capacity: 1000mW

Design: Over-the-head, Home-music/movie/games

Plug: Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini

Flat Y-type cord

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Scott m.
  • 6/18/2014 2:37:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsDont buy

Pros: decent quality

Cons: i bought these from a target a few years ago, they are a very good cheap pair of headphones but i bought them for less than 50 dollars. At this price of over 130 it is a complete ripoff. For 130 dollars you can get way better headphones.

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  • Jon R.
  • 4/11/2014 12:48:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Headphone, but the price has gone up considerably

Pros: Great Sound Quality
Great Price at the time (Only $45 to included being shipped to Afghanistan)
Bass is very nice for the price. Good Range.
Cord is long enough for most uses.
Comfortable.

Cons: None really, aside from just on a whim looking up the cost of these now compared to when I bought them in 2011. About a $90 increase in the last 3 years. I mean, really, are these contending with Beats by Dre or something like that? I would have to say I would not buy these at this price unless there was more that came with it.

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  • Douglas H.
  • 8/8/2012 5:44:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsConfortable

Pros: Very comfortable. Could be a little tighter on the ears, the pads are very soft.

Cons: Ears get a little warm on hot days after 2-3 hours use.

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  • Amy S.
  • 12/12/2011 5:06:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad for discounted price

Pros: - Good bass for price
- Flat cord
- Cushions are comfortable for long listening
- Cord is the right length for me

Cons: - Lot of things the bass in the headphones can't handle
- You can feel how cheap they are when they are on your head

Other Thoughts: A friend of mine has the same headphones, but a higher quality. Not sure if they are on sale on newegg but they were around $100. The difference was better highs, more bass, could handle more songs, and they fitted around the ears instead of resting on top of them (same cushion though).

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  • Tracy W.
  • 12/6/2011 1:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood phones

Pros: Light. Appear to not be excessively hot on my ears. Comfortable. Good, clean bass (at last). Highs better than expected(may need to adjust sound equalizer to fit taste). Probably not exceptional headphones, but sound great for my Youtube-online listening time.

Cons: Cord a little short, but acceptable. No volume control in cord.

Other Thoughts: Better than my old Sony MDR-V150 Headphones. Good deal for 30 bucks on sale here.

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  • Kevin W.
  • 12/1/2011 12:49:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal if on sale

Pros: EXTREMELY Comfortable, if you're sick of headphones smashing your ears or whatever, these are perfect. They caress ears like an Italian lover on a moonlit night.

Good sound, and a great deal if you get them on sale. At the full price, I would say maybe shop around a little more.

Cons: Bass is a little too "extra" out of the box. You'll have to go in and modify your equalizer a little. Not a big deal though.

The Cord is pretty short. A lot of people have said it, but it's true. Luckily, the cord length is actually perfect for me the way my stuff is set up. And long cords actually annoy me. But I can see how it'd be a problem if your computer wasn't right next to you. If you buy these might check out an extension at the same time as you'll most likely need it. They're cheap though.

Other Thoughts: Sometimes the cushions can form kinda like a vacuum with your ear, and it makes it feel exactly like you have to pop your ears. Doesn't happen often but it's strange when it does.

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  • Cody H.
  • 11/23/2011 6:48:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswould be good at $20

Pros: Very comfortable, decent cord length, some bass with tweaking

Cons: There is solid bass, but at a cost.
The stronger the bass the more "gurgled" the sound.

That's the nearest I could explain it. You have to turn up the sound a bit to get the units to respond with audible low frequency bass, but they seem unable to handle multi frequency return.

Such that when a low note is played, the frequency of that note interferes with the high frequency sounds and creates a gurgling sound.

I tried all manner of equalizer settings and sound card options, to no avail. I bought these to replace an older semi-aural pair that were uncomfortable. Unfortunately I'll be returning it soon.

Other Thoughts: I tried running it through my speakers, through the connector on my sound card, and with an MP3 device, all poor total sound quality.

I compared it to my old Sony MDR-V150's and though they lacked the deep bass, they were leaps and bounds better in terms of total sound quality.

I'm used to ear canal headphones, but they make my ears itch, so it looks like the search will continue.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/23/2011 1:23:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsEh.

Pros: Comfortable, good for idle listening.

Cons: Feel flimsy, the cushions barely stay on, retail price a bit high for quality, sound isn't as good as I expect from sony.

Other Thoughts: I bought these as headphones to use when i'm practicing with my bass guitar. They don't pick up the bass frequency my amp puts out, making them rather useless for that. Casual listeners to music may get more use out of them, but for my purposes, they fail rather quickly. I then tried it on my guitar amp, and I only picked up out of the left cup, for obvious reasons. Still an annoyance. Overall, they're alright, but not for me.

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  • Zach J.
  • 11/8/2011 9:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Bass is really nice, as is the audio quality. Sony is a good brand all-around, hard to go wrong with their products. These feel like a way more expensive pair of headphones, so you get the bang for your buck (always a plus!) Shipping was on time, as usual with Newegg. VERY COMFORTABLE! A big plus, I absolutely HATE ear buds, and lots of headphones can become really uncomfortable after a few hours of use... Not so with these, unbelievable comfort.

Cons: Cord is pretty short, which isn't an issue for me as my speakers have an audio-out port, but could be a real pain for those needing more length. But I'm not taking an egg off for that, I knew the cord was going to be short.

Other Thoughts: Would be nice to have a bass throttle, but I have had no issues with the loudness of the bass, its pretty sweet. :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/9/2011 5:28:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExceedes my expectations

Pros: Great sound for the price, and sounds better than some headphones twice it's price, Bass is amazing in both volume and in audio quality, Mids. and Highs still sound very good. I am very uptight about having very good sound on a budget. These far exceed my expectation I am not just 100% happy, I'm 110% happy. At least with these headphones the marketing isn't all hype, there's actually some truth to the marketing. Finally, a very good pair of over the ear headphone for people who love bass but still want clear Mids. and highs, and are on a tight budget. Also, I have a hard time wearing ear bud style headphone , my ears are rather sensitive and get irritated rather easily, even some over the ear headphones will bother my ears. Because the ear cushions are so light and "fluffy" these are very comfortable for me to wear, even for extended periods of time. The flat cable is more resistant to tangling, and appears to be a little more durable than your traditional style cable

Cons: I do wish the cable was maybe an extra 6-8" longer, but this is not really a con, just a personal preference.

Other Thoughts: To give you an idea of how much bass these headphone are actually capable of putting out.. I have a Sony S-series MP3 Walkman. I normally have the ClearBass system turn to the max level, I actually had to turn this down by one to two levels (depending on the style of music I was listening to). I listen to alot of different styles of music, but I love my Trance music and these are very good for electronic music, or music that is intended to be on the bass heavy side of the low frequency spectrum.

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