Sony MDR-XB950BT Review

Sony MDR-XB950BT is one of the company’s latest additions to the mid-range headphones market. It is available on Flipkart for a price of Rs. 10,650/-. It possesses a host of features and has been met with acclaim from experts and music lovers alike. It is a wireless headset that boasts of Extra Bass for all those bass-music lovers. It uses Bluetooth 2.0 technology and can provide up to 30ft of range.

Design

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The headphones come neatly packed along with the micro USB cable which is used to charge them. They have a very premium look and feel with a black matte finish and muted red around the cans. The faux-leather finish is very important as it provides the ears with a feeling of comfort and cushions them from discomfort. The left earpiece houses the power button with an indicator LED, a micro USB port, a 3.5mm audio jack, the microphone and a bass boost button. There is also a sliding button which can be used to switch between songs and to answer phone calls as well. The headphone ear-pieces swivel completely on their axis to make it easily foldable.

Sound

The sound quality of the headphones are extremely impressive. Each instrument in any track is clearly and uniquely decipherable, rich and in full tone, which makes for a very satisfying experience. The bass is powerful and punchy, as promised. However, if one decides to use the bass boost button, it will definitely overpower the mids and the treble sounds in the song. It is a brilliant headset to us while gaming as well. It is suited for games having amazing, deep bass effects. Explosions and gun-shots in various games are heard vividly, making for a beautiful experience.

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The headphones have a basic latency, which can get troublesome at times. The on-board processing of Sony is also a little faulty and can lead to lags when using the headset for complex video editing processes. The headphones give clear, rich sound even in heavy traffic, which can be attributed to amazing levels of noise cancellation. They are well-suited for vocal heavy music, orchestras and other baritones as well. They also perform sublimely well with heavy and hard rock music, delivering clear and impactful sound.

Verdict

The headphones have no syncing issues and sync comfortably with different devices. The hands-free function works with no hassles. The battery life is superb and the headset works for a mammoth 15 hours after being charged once. All of these ensure that the Sony MDR-XB950BT is definitely a contender in the mid-range headphones market.

Picture courtesy – indianexpress.com and techcloud.in


by techtalks @TechTalks January 26, 2016 9:46 AM UTC

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