Product Type: Sony headsets
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Perfect for bassheavy music!
Sony MDR XB300
Member Name: BobbySweetTooth
Sony MDR XB300
Advantages: Good bass, keep integrity of mid and high, build quality.
Disadvantages: Draining, heavy, make you sweat.
If you're looking for audiophile grade, or well balanced headphones, these are not for you. However, if you are interested in headphones with punchy, heavy, responsive bass - for genres such as electronic, hip-hop and rock - these are the ticket.
The mid and high is kept relevant as the bass is not too overpowering, but it is still more prevalent than in other headphones.
These headphones, whilst being made out of plastic, are very durable and have survived a year and a half of regular use, due perhaps to the fact they are more so bulky than other cans. Also this is arguably also owing to the fact they have a 'spaghetti' wire to eradicate wire tangling and therefore damage to the wire.
The comfort offered by these headphones is second to none, except perhaps the other two models up from these cans, this being offered by the giant sponge cup on each channel. Even though these headphones are amazingly comfortable the emphasis on bass is somewhat draining, and after sometime of listening to particularly bass heavy music I had to stop listening and recuperate!
Overall, I'd really suggest these as they are the least bass heavy of the series but still do a good job of keeping the integrity between the mid and high even though they have a deeper bass than normal phones.
Summary: Fantastic value for money!