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Sony MDR-XB650BT Review

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Feel the power of EXTRA BASS

The Sony MDR-XB650BT blue tooth headphones are the latest in Sony’s MDR range, a highly appreciated range of audio products. With designer good looks and offering a smooth sound experience, these set of headphones are a delight to use.

Summary

The Sony MDR XB650BT headphones provide the users with a highly enjoyable sound experience, with the cableless design enhancing the experience further. There is good battery life too and it takes just about four hours to fully charge it from zero. It is also priced fairly for the dedicated audiophile. The Sony MDR XB650BT headphones incorporate a durable design and are very comfortable to use.

Our Score:
Pros
• Affordable Bluetooth headphones
• Voice calling support
• Excellent music quality
• Bass output in the right ratio
• NFC connectivity
• Good battery life
Cons
• Unsuited for all types of users
• Bluetooth connectivity is broken in some areas

Sony MDR-XB650BT Design and Features

The Sony MDR-XB650BT headphones boast of a striking design with their extra-large, angular shape and red metallic color, with an alluring contemporary design. It comes in a choice of three color options of red, black and blue, in a fine combination of plastic and metal. The metal headband is padded inside by means of a durable cushion that comfortably hugs the whole head.

The Sony MDR-XB650BT is foldable like the other headphones belonging to the MDR series. The ports as well as buttons are placed along the frame of the ear cup on the right, making it extremely effortless to control the headphones. The power button, volume control, toggle switch to regulate answer calls and playback, a USB port and mic are all there. On the whole, this is a stunning set of Bluetooth headphones.

You can increase the volume to very high without even a hint of creaking sounds or distortion in your ears. It has excellent noise-cancellation capabilities also on offer. Then there is the hassle free and easy setting up of these headphones with any Android or iOS phone. The built-in NFC facility is ideal to pair the headphone with your device. And once paired, only a voice command is necessary to get it going.

As to specs, the frequency response is of 20 to 20,000Hz, 24ohm impedance to a sensitivity of 95dB/mW and an audio driver of 30mm dynamic closed type. It has a battery life of around 30 hours.

Performance

It is very easy to operate the Sony MDR-XB650BT headphones. All you need is to press the power button and it gets paired with your smartphone by means of Bluetooth. It also has NFC support that lets you pair your smartphone by keeping it adjacent to the right ear cup.

Great Sound

The Sony Sony MDR-XB650BT headphones are not only great in the aesthetic department but concerning the sound aspect as well, with sharp and crisp playback. The bass is very good and there is no distortion in the high and mid tones. However, there might be breaks in Bluetooth connectivity, while using them in certain areas like intervening walls. Answering calls and listening to music also go without any hitch, whether outdoors or indoors.

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