For the best wireless sports headphone that sounds decent and has a great fit, you can look at the Sony MDR-XB50BS. Not only do you get a comfortable fit, but it also has an affordable price for bass-heavy listeners. But is that all you can get using the MDR-XB50BS? Find out here what we experienced using these Bluetooth headphones!
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Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Review
Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Design
The Sony MDR-XB50BS has a clunky-looking design. Furthermore, it is not the smallest in-ear Bluetooth earphones compared to the PowerBeats 3 from Beats. However, when it comes to the price, the Beats cost three times more. The Sony wireless headphones are lightweight and did fit us better than the Beats. On the other hand, Beats does have the ear hooks that keep the earpieces in place. In the package, you get different ear tips and fin sizes to get a tight seal.
For us, it is crucial to get the best bass performance. Furthermore, we did find the wireless earphones muffles out ambient sound well. So you get an excellent noise-isolation and will not hear the traffic noise when running even at moderate levels. When wearing the MDR-XB50BS for walking or working out at the gym the earbuds remained secure in the ear. However, when running, we did find some slippage with them. We found the fin included did not lock in the ear securely. On the other hand, as everyone’s ears do not have the same shaped ears, the ear hooks may work for you. You can get the earphones in red, blue, and black. Moreover, you get a long USB cable for charging, as well.
Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Performance
The Sony MDR-XB50BS has a decent battery life of 8.5-hours, and it is water-resistant. You get a built-in microphone with track skipping and volume controls. The call quality is okay but not the best when walking busy streets. We did find the earphones perform better in quiet places. So you can use it as a headset in the office where it is not as noisy as on the road. However, when it comes to sound, the bass is decent with punch to it. You do not get the cleanest detailed sound but is suitable for listening to hip-hop and electronic tunes. Even the wireless connection is hiccup-free. While there are cheaper wireless sports headsets, these remain a excellent buy.
Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Specs
- Battery: 8.5-hours
- Color: Red, Blue, and Black
- Cord Type: Wireless
- Extras: IPX4 Rated, Extra Bass and Hands-free Use
- Form Factor: In-ear
- Included: USB Cable and Silicone Rubber Earbuds with Arc Support
- Noise Isolation: Closed Dynamic
- Warranty: 1-year
- Weight: 0.78 ounces
Sony MDR-XB50BS Wireless Pros and Cons
What we like:
- Decent sound
- Reasonable fit
- Strong bass performance
- The battery life is good
- Reasonable call sound used as a headset
What we do not like:
- Not the best design for style
- Has no protective case included
Should You Buy it ?
Yes, if you want a wireless sports in-ear headset offering you NFC one-touch pairing. You can listen to tunes for up to eight hours, and it has a built-in microphone to use for hands-free calls. The earphones have a splash-proof construction, and the wrap-around headband keeps the headphones secure. Furthermore, you can choose your shade to fit in with your active lifestyle, as well. Even though the wireless connection is not the best, it does make up for it with the best bass sound.
Personally, there are no extras included with the Sony MDR-XB50BS wireless earphones. The price is fantastic if you are on a tight budget. We had no problems with the Bluetooth connection even when working out in the gym. However, we did have some issues with the ear tips that fall out when you jog. Furthermore, while they are comfortable, the design of the hook might not work for everyone. But for not so pleasing fit, the outstanding bass sound makes up for it.
That is if you are a bass-head who listens to hip-hop and electronic music. The battery life is reasonable and should get you through the day. So if you need a pair of affordable wireless headphones without all the fancy functions found in other brands, the Sony MDR-XB50BS comes recommended.