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Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones

B&H # SOMDRXB300 Mfr # MDRXB300
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 30mm Drivers
  • King-Sized Ear Cushions
  • Adjustable Headband
  • Flat Y-Type Cable
  • Gold-Plated 3.5mm Plug

The MDR-XB300 extra bass headphones from Sony are designed to create incredible bass levels within the confines of a traditional headphone. The headphones use 30mm dome drivers to produce an extra-wide frequency response with bass levels down to 5Hz. The direct vibe structure ensures a high level of audio fidelity, while the sealed acoustic design provides a high level of noise isolation.

The headphones feature a comfortable adjustable headband and ultra-thick king-sized ear cushions. At over 1" thick, the cushions provide long-lasting comfort and exceptional acoustic performance. The flat Y-type cable keeps tangles to a minimum, and the gold-plated 3.5mm mini plug provides compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, computers, and more.

Large 30mm dome drivers designed to deliver exceptionally powerful bass
Direct vibe closed-back structure for excellent audio fidelity and high levels of noise isolation
King-sized ear cushions for supreme comfort, noise isolation, and acoustic performance
Comfortable adjustable headband fits virtually any head size
Flat Y-type cable keeps tangles to a minimum
Gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug for wide device compatibility
Type On-Ear, Dynamic, Closed-Back
Frequency Range 5Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 24 Ohms
Sensitivity 100dB
Maximum Input Power 1000mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 3.9' (1.2 m)
Weight 4.2 oz (119g)
Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor and Parts
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    SonyMDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones
     
    4.6

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good bass (25)
    • Comfortable (23)
    • Great sound (22)
    • Good value (20)
    • Lightweight (19)

    Cons

    • Cord too short (6)

    Best Uses

    • Music (20)
    • With my computer (20)
    • Portable devices (18)
    • Travel (18)
    • Relaxing (15)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • School (15), Gear head (8), Traveler (7), Audiophile (6), Teenagers (4)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome set of bass headphones!

    I use these set of headphones to replace some older, basic Sony 'phones I had since early 2001. I hooked them up to my Sanza Fuze 8GB mp3 player as well as my...Read complete review

    I use these set of headphones to replace some older, basic Sony 'phones I had since early 2001. I hooked them up to my Sanza Fuze 8GB mp3 player as well as my Alienware m11x laptop. Let me tell you, for being the smallest "Extra Bass" model Sony offers, these things can pump out the sound! I love them. Playing games such as Mass Effect 2 with a lot of explosions or watching movies gives a cinematic feel. For music, I listened to Iron Maiden's "Aces High." They perform flawlessly. Some users may find the cushy foam headpieces a little restrictive, but the noise canceling function requires this. If one needs a larger headphone jack, say for a 6.35mm stereo, you may have to take a trip to a Radio Shack for the adapter as it is not included. They are a little bigger than most headphones, but I was still able to fit them in my laptop bag. They are very comfortable too. Sony, you rock. :)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    great sound!

    they have a great sound, yet their cord is not long enough..

    they have a great sound, yet their cord is not long enough..

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    One of the best headphones i know.

    By Juls

    from San Diego, Cal

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Working

      Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

      Lightweight, comfortable and powerfull sound with out set it to laod. A very good price by the way.

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Big Bang for the Buck

      By LightingMan911

      from Wabash, IN

      About Me College Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

        Extra Bass means EXTRA BASS. Use they headphones for listen to music in my leisure time, and when I'm mixing our church worship band. Reproduces frequencies to a "T"! A+

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good Budget Phones for Bass Lovers

        By Audio Junkie

        from New Orleans,LA

        About Me College Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Unattractive Design

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

        I have been buying all different brands of headphones for 10 years now. I have had Skullcandy, Bose, Pioneer, JVC, Panasonic, Klipsch, Monster, Kicker, Sennheiser, and many more. So far, Sony has surprised me in my search for that durable, bassy pair of headphones. It started with the MDR-XB500s, a step up from these, their tight construction lasted through a lot of trips and turns that surronds college life (falls, drops, tripped over wire, and ran over wire).

        I bought the MDR-XB300s to see if the cheaper end of the line was good. Albeit the sound is good, but the overall bass experience is about 15-20% less than the XB500s, but that doesn't matter because the bass is really well distributed in this pair. The flat cord is hard to get tangled, the comfortable leather pads produce a snug fit to your ear lops, and any musical taste is quickly enhanced with the 30mm drivers. Overall, this pair of headphones is a definite buy for those budget minded audiophiles. If you want to go all out, but still stay in the XB family, look up the XB1000s.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Similar:
        • Sony MDR-XB500

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        4.0

        Great Headphones

        By Cedric

        from Miami

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Working Out

        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

        I own the Sony MDR XB500 and I wanted something a little smaller to hit the gym !! So, these 300 are great. There are smaller but still provide a good sound quality overall and good bass.

        The shipping from B&H was super fast. Thanks !!

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        worth the money

        By Alec

        from Miami

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

          price + quality = success!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          great sound!

          By Accountant

          from Israel

          About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

          they have a great sound, yet their cord is not long enough..

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          4.0

          Great headphones for the price

          By Luke

          from New York

          About Me College Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices

            Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

            The bass in the headphones is great, but there is slight loss in the middle and highs. Also, can get uncomfortable if wearing glasses.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Super Bass

            By Earache8

            from Ladera Ranch Ca

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

              If you like bass then these are the headphones for you!! For the price you cant beat these!! Very Nice

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Bass is pro.

              By Headcase

              from Akron, OH

              About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Teenager

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Cord Too Short
              • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

              I use these for listening to music, PC gaming, and recording. I'd give these a 5/5 any day of the week for all three. The first thing you notice is how comfy they sit on your head. Though they aren't especially snug, so for people who move around a lot may not like that. The weight is excellent. It's comparable to putting a marshmallow on each ear, and listening out of that.

              As far as quality goes, the science behind how they get such an amazing tone isn't of the rocket variety. They leave an open area in the middle of the foam padding that acts like a giant funnel for the noise to come out, so you get awesome bass. And I mean AWESOME bass. For DJ's who have a habit to cram the headphones against their head, like their trying to stop water from getting in at all costs will ruin the effect of the headphones by pushing out all that open space inside the headphone.

              The cable length might leave some people salty, if they're looking for recording use, but I'm quite happy with it.

              Overall, these deserve nothing less than 5 for 5, especially for the quality you get. Worth every penny.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Love 'em

              By Dan Zerep

              from Central Washington

              About Me College Student, Teenager

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • With My Computer

                Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                Love these. The only problem is they're way too comfy that I often fall asleep thinking they're part if my pillow. Of course there I was sarcastic. But yes they are comfy and sound excellent.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Sweet Set

                By GeekV

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me College Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                  These Headphones do what their name says they do, kick out some serious bass. I had a pair of older sony's that broke due to an accident. I wanted something a lil better to replace them with and being a big bass head, i gave these lil suckers a try, and they don't disappoint. The sound quality is great, though the bass can overpower the mids and highs on some music, I like to listen to hard rock, techno, and various instrumental tracks and they are just amazing. In the end for the price you pay, these cant be beat if you like your bass loud and booming.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  MDR-XB300 Extra Bass

                  By Julian

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Skiing
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                    I love these headphones. I bought them for skiing and they work perfect. The cable never gets tangled, even when they're in my backpack. Has a good deep, low frequency bass that doesnt just vibrate your ears with a scratchy sound. It's powerful and clear sounding. They have a nice ear cusion on them. They start to put a little pressure on my ear lobes if I'm wearing them for about an hour or two but I just have to take them off for about a minute and they're fine. Overall they produce a nice,clear, and loud bass without the scratchy crackling noise you get with cheaper headphones. The best part is, I bought them for [$]. Way better and cheaper than my friend's skullcandys

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    More bang for the buck

                    By Hank

                    from Richmond, VA

                    About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                      The MDR-XB300 has certainly performed better than I expected. I was considering the Bose noise cancelling phones, but this set, while
                      not having the noise cancelling feature, is still effective in minimizing external sounds while giving a great range of frequency response and super sensitvity. -a great value for the money.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Exactly what I was looking for

                      By Cambot

                      from Missouri

                      About Me College Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                      I love/need bass. I bought a pair of more expensive noise canceling Sony headphones hoping for the clear, full sound I eventually found in this product. Definitely a great bargain. The full bass doesn't come at the expense of crisp and clear highs. I can distinctly hear the full range of sound with these headphones. My only complaint is they can apply uncomfortable pressure and heat to the ears if worn for an hour or more.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Gives your songs a great bass kick.

                      By Jacky

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • Not good for working out

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                      I use this set for everything. Listen to music on the train with it (great because it's inaudible to other people around you at full volume), play my games with it (sound effects are really explosive), use them as makeshift earmuffs in the cold... They're great, comfortable headphones that give you a real kick in the ears. It's like having subwoofers mounted onto your head. Can't go back to anything else I've had before. Highly recommended. Wouldn't go working out with them though, they're comfortably warm normally - they'll get unbearably stifling under intense activity.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Best

                      By jay

                      from Northampton,MA

                      About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                        Extreme quality

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Bass Heads, Rejoice

                        By Ray

                        from Metairie, LA.

                        About Me Electronics Lover

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Booming Bass
                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Fits A Little Loose

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Movies
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                        Worth every red cent. Comes real close to perfection. Super bass phones, these surely are. I wish they would fit a little tighter on the head though. If so, they would be a 5 star product. Still, a very good purchase, as far as performance.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        best headphones for the money

                        By h wright

                        from jonesboro,Ga

                        About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Cord Too Short

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                        Great sound feels good on ears even after hours of use

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        great price great buy

                        By jaccuu

                        from baltimore, md

                        About Me College Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music
                          • Traveling
                          • With My Computer

                          Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                          great quality especially for the price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I Love This Product!

                          By Shanhan

                          from Downingtown PA

                          About Me Teenager

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Good Bass
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Relaxing
                            • Traveling
                            • With My Computer

                            Comments about Sony MDR-XB300 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones:

                            I love listening to music and when i got these headphones it has changed the way the music sounded to me. I really enjoy listening to music so much more thanks to these headphones. I love that they have cushion for the ears. All the other headphones that i have used always made my ears hurt after listening to music, but these headphones don't. i love how the headphones look and feel like they have alot of support and comfort for my ears and head. I can not get over how much these headphones have changed my point of view on headphones. I LOVE THESE!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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