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Product Review: Sony Headphones MDR-XB450 BV

Sony has recently launched the new MDR-XB450 BV headphones and so it seems a good plan to review them. First thing I noticed after unpacking them was they looked and felt really cool. But could these be worn comfortable?

These are the first headphones which do not put too much pressure on my ears while wearing them. The big and soft synthetic leather pressure relieving ear pads really work super comfy but still firm enough to fall not off while walking around. The headphones give enough comfort to let you walk around for several hours.

Sound wise you are getting a very powerful high quality sound that is created by the 30mm driver which gives a solid performance. Like this you could use them daily without any problems, but as well not much better or worse as what you can already find in the market.

But if you Plug in a couple of AAA batteries and flick the switch on the headphones bottom which activates the Sony MDR-XB450BV bass resonance chamber,man, you are in a different league.  Once the bass kicks in it is  giving you the sort of bass weight you just can’t get with ordinary headphones. This adjustable vibration feature which gives the extra sound but does not disturb the quality of the songs is really pretty awesome.


Turn the bass dial up to max and you get the sort of low-end thump you can really feel on your ears, like standing next to a speaker bass bin at a concert. The bass ‘driver’ is not a normal speaker driver, and clearly moves back and forth with a lot more aggression than the Sony MDR-XB450BV’s normal speaker.

The MDR-XB450BV have a slim, swivel folding style allowing for convenient storage in a bag, briefcase or backpack while you are on the go which makes them small enough even without being able to fold.

Only thing I personally did not like is that the flat cord is non removable and connected on both sides. I would prefer a single cord which is removable and replaceable.

Verdict:  The Sony MDR-XB450BV are headphones with Bass large enough to fill your day. And given the price they are a great choice. If you are in the marked for Headphones right now and you want to have that extra Bass, this is what you should go for.

Acme Blog Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Technical Details:extra

  • 30mm sound driver unit
  • Bass boost and vibration
  • Stylish metal housing
  • Swivel folding design for easy portability
  • Tangle free cord
  • Frequency response: 5Hz – 22,000Hz

These Headphones are available in all good Electronic Stores and at Virgin Megastores.