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Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote

B&H # SODRXB23VP Mfr # DRXB23VP
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Product Highlights
  • Enhanced Bass Response
  • Angled Housings
  • 9mm Neodymium Drivers
  • 4 Sizes of Eartips
  • Flat Cable Design
  • Inline Mic and Remote
  • Sliding Volume Control
  • Gold-Plated 3.5mm Plug
  • Conversion Cord and Carry Case Included

The DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote from Sony provide high-quality sound with an extra kick that's perfect for hip hop and other bass-heavy music. The headphones use 9mm PET dome-type CCAW drivers with neodymium magnets to produce bass frequencies as low as 5Hz and treble as high as 23kHz, ensuring that you don't miss any details in your music. The angled housings provide an acoustically-tight seal for excellent sound isolation, deep bass, and a stable fit.

The soft hybrid silicone eartips come in 4 different color-coded sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit. A proper fit not only provides the best comfort and stability, but also the highest level of noise isolation. The flat cable helps to minimize tangles, and has an inline microphone and remote for use with a variety of smartphones and MP3 players such as the iPhone and iPod touch, plus Android and Blackberry devices.

The mic and 1-button remote allow you to make phone calls, take voice notes, enable VoiceOver, and control music playback, while the volume slider lets you make quick volume adjustments. The gold-plated 3.5mm plug is compatible with a wide variety of electronic devices, such as CD players, laptops, and more. A conversion cord is included for additional compatibility, and a carrying case is provided for convenient storage and transportation.

High-sensitivity 9mm PET dome-type CCAW drivers with neodymium magnets produce bass frequencies as low as 5Hz and treble as high as 23kHz, ensuring that you don't miss any details in your music
The angled housings provide an acoustically-tight seal for excellent sound isolation, deep bass, and a stable fit
The soft hybrid silicone eartips come in 4 different color-coded sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit. A proper fit not only provides the best comfort and stability, but also the highest level of noise isolation
Flat cable design for minimal tangles
The inline microphone and remote are compatible with a variety of smartphones and MP3 players such as the iPhone and iPod touch, plus Android and Blackberry devices. The mic and 1-button remote allow you to make phone calls, take voice notes, enable VoiceOver, and control music playback, while the volume slider lets you make quick volume adjustments
The gold-plated 3.5mm plug offers wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, laptops, and more. A conversion cord is included for additional compatibility
The included carrying case offers convenient storage and transportation
Type In-Ear, Closed-Back, Dynamic
Microphone Type Electret Condenser
Frequency Range 5Hz - 23kHz
Impedance 16 Ohms
Sensitivity 103dB
Maximum Input Power 100mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 3.94' (1.2 m)
Weight 0.14 oz (4g) (Without Cable)
Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote
  • 4 x Pairs of Eartips (SS/S/M/L, Red/Orange/Green/Light Blue)
  • Conversion Cord
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor and Parts
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyDR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote
     
    3.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (11)
    • Good bass (9)
    • Good value (9)
    • Durable (7)
    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable devices (11)
      • Music (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • With my computer (6)
      • Relaxing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Traveler (4), Audiophile (3)
        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to ipod (6), Travel (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent for the price!

      Undeniably great design and quality for the price. 4 stars because the sound isn't as crisp as Apple buds, yet suffices perfectly for my AM commute and gym runs. Don't get confused, they...Read complete review

      Undeniably great design and quality for the price. 4 stars because the sound isn't as crisp as Apple buds, yet suffices perfectly for my AM commute and gym runs. Don't get confused, they do sound good. You only notice the difference when compared side by side to the Apple buds.The angle of these buds make for an excellent fit and better comfort than anything I've tried previously. Flat cable design keeps the wire from tangling. Remote works as it should w iphone 4. I cannot stress how excellent these are for the price. Again, 20 bucks- Can't beat it! Let me add that these are durable. I mistakenly dropped them outside one evening and returned to the area the next morning to locate them. It was raining that night. The next day (sunny morning) they were dry and worked as if they just came out the box.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Was good while it lasted.

      Comfortable fit, great sound, zero durability. I did not abuse this set. No sudden tugs, jerks of any kind. No exposure to elements. I do not listen at punishing volumes. After...Read complete review

      Comfortable fit, great sound, zero durability. I did not abuse this set. No sudden tugs, jerks of any kind. No exposure to elements. I do not listen at punishing volumes. After each use, it was carefully rolled up and zipped into its case for storage. Less than 6 month after purchase, left bud is dead. No sound out of it. Not sure if the bud itself is dead, or something wrong with the wire or the control. But as Sony warranty is only 90 days, no choice but to trash it and shop for something else. Interestingly enough, this model is 'no longer available' at Sony store.

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      2.0

      I wouldn't buy it again

      By snatch_71

      from Malaysia

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
      • Last Only One Year
      • Poor Sound
      • Too Much Ambient Noise

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

        I bought it a year ago and used it very occasionally, apart that I wasn't very happy with the sound quality from the beginning, the left side speaker recently just stopped working, so the earphones ended up in the trash bin, after only one year use. I wouldn't buy it again.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice choice

        By Froggy

        from New York City

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

          I use it with my HTC Sensation, and it works very good.
          Light, it stays in place without falling down.

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

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          4.0

          Excellent for the price!

          By Rey

          from NYC

          About Me Frequent Traveler

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

            Undeniably great design and quality for the price. 4 stars because the sound isn't as crisp as Apple buds, yet suffices perfectly for my AM commute and gym runs. Don't get confused, they do sound good. You only notice the difference when compared side by side to the Apple buds.The angle of these buds make for an excellent fit and better comfort than anything I've tried previously. Flat cable design keeps the wire from tangling. Remote works as it should w iphone 4. I cannot stress how excellent these are for the price. Again, 20 bucks- Can't beat it! Let me add that these are durable. I mistakenly dropped them outside one evening and returned to the area the next morning to locate them. It was raining that night. The next day (sunny morning) they were dry and worked as if they just came out the box.

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

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            4.0

            Good Features for Smartphone

            By foto*man

            from SC, USA

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Features
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

              I purchased these ear buds to use for making calls on my smartphone, so that I could talk hands-free. They fit comfortably, there is a mic for talking, a cord clip, a volume control, a button for initiating/ending the call and a carrying case. They work well for my intended purpose.
              I sometimes listen to music on my phone, as well. The sound quality of these ear buds is clear but lean. Which is no surprise, considering the price. If I was looking for great headphones for listening to music, I would suggest getting a more capable set than these.

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              • No

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              1.0

              no good

              By stephen doktor

              from little compton

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    These ear phones went back asap. the volume button would not move. I think it is in the design more than
                    anything else.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great sound for portable audio

                    By natalia farre

                    from Barcelona, Spain

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Cord Too Short

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices
                    • Relaxing
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                    My ipad, iphone, HTC phone... all of them works perfect, no lost of power, good sound.
                    I ll buy it again! :)

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Traveling
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Awesome!!

                    By Tako

                    from New Orleans

                    About Me College Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      Great earbuds and good for android phones.
                      a MUST BUY!!!

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

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                      4.0

                      Excellent Sound Quality

                      By Padded Skater

                      from Bozeman, MT

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                      • Controls difficult to use

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Rollerblading

                      Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      I use these earbuds while rollerblading. The bass is amazing. I use them with my iPhone and I have trouble feeling the button to switch to the phone and trouble adjusting the volume. The flat cord seems hefty enough for long life. Similar sound to Klipsch i4S at 1/3 cost!

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

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                      5.0

                      Sony Does It Again

                      By MDC11

                      from New York

                      About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Teenager

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      This is by far some of the best headphones from sony that I have bought. I love the buds and are so far the best earbuds in the business to me. I love the crisp bass that I always get from sony and the added bonus is that they look really cool too. They are easy to grip and the flat, non-tangle cord (can still tangle but a lot less annoying than standard headphone cables) don't tunnel noise up to my ears even as I walk or run sometimes with them in my ears. Although I do warn that these HEADPHONES WILL NOT WORK WHEN RUNNING OR JOGGING, they will fall out. The clip and case that come with the headphones also are an added benefit to keep these wonderful headphones in pristine condition as well as keeping the cord from bouncing around.

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

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                      1.0

                      Was good while it lasted.

                      By scorrpio

                      from New York

                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good Bass
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Lasted less than 6 months

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                      Comfortable fit, great sound, zero durability. I did not abuse this set. No sudden tugs, jerks of any kind. No exposure to elements. I do not listen at punishing volumes. After each use, it was carefully rolled up and zipped into its case for storage. Less than 6 month after purchase, left bud is dead. No sound out of it. Not sure if the bud itself is dead, or something wrong with the wire or the control. But as Sony warranty is only 90 days, no choice but to trash it and shop for something else. Interestingly enough, this model is 'no longer available' at Sony store.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Traveling
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great sound for a great price

                      By Herb

                      from Huntington, NY

                      About Me Audiophile, Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                        These earbud pack a nice well rounded bassy sound that compare easily to earphones more than twice their price. They are very comfortable - good fit is key to a good bass experience. They lack mid and high definition and detail so if you are an audiophile you will need to spend more.

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

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                        4.0

                        works as advertised

                        By Ess

                        from Brooklyn NY

                        About Me Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great for the money
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Unattractive Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Traveling
                        • Working
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                        Works good, sound not surpurb but decent, above average noise isolation (good for train commuting). Overall better sound, noise isolation and comfort then the white apple headphones. Works well with blackberry and android (needs included adaptor) as appose every other headphone/mic that just works for iphone.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Sweet sound

                        By jladeau

                        from Birmingham, AL

                        About Me Tech geek

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sony DR-XB23VP Extra Bass In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic/Remote:

                        I'm no sound connoisseur, but these headphones are great! The bass is good, the sound is clear. The ear pieces are very comfortable. It works perfect with my HTC Thunderbolt Android phone in answering/ending calls, listening to music. Thanks B&H!!

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                        • No

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