Sony MDR-XB300 headphones review.
Price : 2000-2500
The miniature bass booster.
There’s nothing to get you up and running than loud metal music booming into your ears. This budget headphone from Sony is sure to blow you away with its bass booster. But you don’t need to compromise on the comfort either. The ear pieces are immaculately positioned encapsulated by a soft cushion. Sound blasts into your ear directly without much leakage. Rather, this headphone also works well for noise cancellation.
The cosy cushion.
Although the main headband has no cushioning, the cushion on the earpieces makes up for it. The overall experience on the headphone is delectable even after prolonged usage. For someone who’s switching from a headphone with a much smaller ear piece, this piece unlike many isn’t pesky owing largely to the cushion. As far as our experience was concerned, there was hardly anything to crab about the comfort.
The overall sound.
Cutting to the chase, as we mentioned in the beginning of the review, this headphone stands apart not for its sound reproduction but for its extent of the bass boost which is truly phenomenal, of course at its price range. The low frequencies (1KHz-2KHz) are the most affected whereas the higher frequencies are nowhere intense. The boost for the higher end of the spectrum is quite nominal. Suitability of the headphone hinges on the kinds of tracks that get your heart race up.
Should I go for it?
Thanks to the bass boost, this headphone is indispensable if you’re a Rock or a Hip Hop fan. If you aren’t, the sound wouldn’t be entirely affable. We recommend this to anyone who’s tight on cash and looking for a good piece that can bombard your ear with the lower end beats. If you got a nagging partner or a really loud roommate, then just plug ‘em in and shut ‘em out.