Sony MDR-XB950AP Xtra Bass Over Ear Headphones | Black

Sony MDR-XB950AP Xtra Bass Over Ear Headphones | Black

Advanced Direct Vibe Structure

The headphones Advanced Direct Vibe Structure ensures you’ll be able to enjoy balanced bass response whatever your musical style. Each ear cup contains two flexible diaphragms, front and rear, that are tightly sealed to isolate your music’s bass signatures for a smooth, resonating low-end response.

Tight Bass with Beat Response Control

Beat Response Control technology delivers a tight, deep bass response, making it perfect for low-end focused music styles. An air vent maximises airflow within the low frequency range, optimising the efficiency of the diaphragm to enable more accurate reproduction of bass rhythms.

Dynamic Neodymium Drivers

Lightweight 40mm dynamic Neodymium driver units enable the headphones to deliver a punchy, rhythmic response to even the most demanding track. Combined with a highly sensitive diaphragm, you’ll be able to turn the headphones up louder without the need for an amp and still enjoy clear, precise audio across the spectrum.

Wide Frequency Response

The wideband frequency range spanning 3Hz to 28kHz is designed for today’s bass-heavy music. The 3Hz low end of the frequency range picks up every powerful sub-bass note, while at the 28kHz high-end, you’ll be able to enjoy vocal melodies in outstanding clarity. Passive operation only 20Hz to 20kHz A2DP

High Sensitivity

With a high sensitivity of 106dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. This means you’ll hear a louder sound across the entire audio spectrum (compared to less sensitive headphones) when listening to music through the same source and at the same volume level.

Pressure-relieving Earpads

The oval earpad design with pressure-relieving cushions has been engineered to match the shape of your ears, ensuring a secure fit with minimal sound leakage. Ultra thick earpads with seamless 3D sewing seal in sound, reflecting acoustics back towards your ears. As a result, you’ll hear more of your music with less outside interference and maximum bass signatures.

Metal Headband for Comfortable Fit

A metal headband with soft head cushion helps ensures a snug, comfortable fit, wherever your music takes you. It also gives the headphones a premium look and feel.

Aluminium Fascia for Punchy Bass

The light but rigid aluminium fascia on top of the housing suppresses unwanted vibration to preserve deep, punchy bass sounds.


With an in-line remote and built-in microphone on the headphone cord, you can take hands-free calls from your Android smartphone or iPhone while listening to music. Switch easily between songs and calls with no need to remove your headphones.

Product Features:
  • Detachable cable
  • Gold-plated four-conductor mini plug
  • Compatible with all smartphones
  • Swivel folding design makes travel easy
Brand Sony
Product Category
  • TV & Audio
Product Type Over Ear Headphone
Colour Black
Headphone Features
Headphone Fit Over-Ear
  • All Smartphones
Cord Length 1.2 m
Microphone Yes
Included Accessories Operating Instructions
Sound Features
Frequency Response 3–28,000 Hz
Impedance 40 Ω
Magnet Type Neodymium
Sound Pressure Level 106dB
Weight 0.245 kg
Sony MDR-XB950AP Xtra Bass Over Ear Headphones | Black is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality headphones So much to like about these. The sound quality is amazing both in Bluetooth mode and passive mode. Arguably the extra bass boost button is overkill as the standard bass is great and the extra bass swamps the mids a bit but that also depends on the type of music and personal taste. Headphones are extremely comfortable and battery life is excellent. They feel really well made too. Only downside so far is the fiddly way to check and change audio quality. I can't get it to check the setting and changing is not user friendly. But that's a minor gripe. Overall I can not recommend these highly enough. For the price they are superb.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not all about the bass! 3 weeks in and I know I have made a great choice. Over ear phones have to be two things. Quality sound & a comfortable fit. These have both.in bucket loads. No problem in which wearing these for.hours at a time. You don't need to have the volume up high to hear and feel the bass performance. Of.the 10 pairs I tried these were the cheapest. Judging by the performance they would still be value for money at three times the price.
Date published: 2014-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dont just listen to music, feel it! I was previously an owner of MDR-400 for 2 years as I am a bass lover but they finally broke (my fault) I had to upgrade them so I knew that I will buy Sony headphones again. After research of newest models I decided to buy MDR-XB950AP because of high quality materials used and outstanding performance. After reading some reviews and seeing people writing "too much bass" I knew that's the right model! When I putted them on for the first time I was so extremely happy how comfortable and durable they are. They look so beautiful! After when I pressed "play" button to hear some track I wasn't able to believe how the music quality is stunning! I don't have enough words to describe how I love these headphones. I loved MDR-XB400 and I was so impressed of the bass quality, but after upgrading to MDR-XB950AP I can say one this. THESE HEADPHONES HAVE THE MOST CLEAR AND PUNCHY BASS IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! If you are bass lover like me, BUY IT!
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heaven on your ears! I bought this product as a replacement. I had gone through 4 other pairs before settling for these. I love banging bass levels in my music, and I was sold immediately I read the product description. "Bass that move you"; "Nightclub worthy beats" and felt I might have found my missing rib. I wasn't disappointed. They feel solid enough, pumps out banging "night club worthy" bass, and I'm one happy customer!
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality sound and comfortable I bought this in the airport as it was on offer and was planning on buying it. The sound quality and frequency range is great. As marketed the bass is deep and loud, distorting many of the lows, however, as I mainly listen to Hiphop/Rap and EDM this is perfect. The noise isolation is fantastic, although not noise cancelling, these headphones will protect you from the majority of background noise. They are very comfortable to wear, with thick padding around the ears and on the headband, whilst maintaining quite a light weight. After a while of listening they can get quite warm and "stuffy", and for that reason I wouldn't recommend wearing these to exercise (but a possible usage nonetheless). The only thing missing from these headphones is portability. The earcups fold out, allowing them to be flattened for storage in a drawer or on a table. As they do not come with a bag, they are quite difficult to take around town unless you have a separate bag for them. Regardless, I use these to listen to all my music nowadays, whether on my phone or computer. Great product at a great price.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from BASS!!!!!!!!! I bought these a few weeks ago and they are amazing, I love bass so these are perfect but people who don't like bass should probably find other headphones. Most tracks are good with bass boost but a few need it turned off. All the hands free volume, play/pause, rewind/skip functions are really useful and the microphone for calls is one of the best I've seen. It has a ten metre bluetooth range so I can leave my phone in my room and listen pretty much anywhere in the house. The only thing I would say is the ear pads are a bit bulky so aren't that good for exercise but they're really comfy even if you do look a bit strange.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable headphones Purchased these a fortnight ago and have been generally pleased with them. They are very comfortable and only started to cause slight problems after three and a half hours continuous wear (I do wear spectacles) but otherwise very comfortable. They are perhaps best suited to pop and rock music where rhythm and bass is key but generally less so with classical. They seem unfocused and muddy in the midrange and upper range and ‘distant’ somewhat here. They are labelled as ‘Extra Bass’ and they certainly deliver a bass heavy experience that will suit many, but those wanting a broader range of involvement through the mid and upper ranges are best, perhaps, to look (and listen) elsewhere.
Date published: 2018-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from There are better products in this price range No volume button on the cord just a pause/play which is not convenient. Bass is okay. No noise cancellation at all. Everyone around you will clearly hear your music specially if you're on a train during rush hours. If this is what you chose after searching among all other headphones, keep searching, you can find a better quality within this price range. I'm going to return mine as well. The main drawbacks are no volume control, no noise cancellation, you can play your music for everyone on the train, not loud enough sometimes. If none of these things are not important to you, you'll enjoy listening to your music. It's clear, comfortable and bass is good but not the best.
Date published: 2017-03-09
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