What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Blue?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

32 points


3rd Aug 2018

Yep. Got a pair of Sony headphones that were HEAVILY discounted on Amazon. The Best Buy worker kept looking for excuses to refuse it, “it says 2017 model and it’s already early 2018” but ends up saying she’ll put it in the system and see if it accepts. It accepts. Few hours later when I’m about to mention the deal to others, the price on Amazon is back up.

Looks like it’s a lower price again (under $100) while Best Buy is at $179.99.

When I bought it, the Blue model was $88 for some reason while Best Buy was at $199.99

I’m seeing reviews on Amazon saying they break. But what if Best Buy offers their protection program for it? I bought a headset for my PS4 in 2015 and paid 14.99 for 2 year protection. I believe in 2016 my headphones broke, took it in to Best Buy, they took the old and gave me a new box.

1 point


11th Nov 2018

Seriously, that all metal headband design is amazing. Way more durable than my $120 SONY XB950B1’s.

1 point


29th Oct 2018

Skullcandy is definitely not a brand I’d go with. In my experience they’re cheaply made and overpriced. I haven’t tried this particular set, so YMMV.

Here are some good headphones for a similar price: (my preference would be the Sennheisers as I have personal experience with them and can vouch for their quality)

Sony XB950B1, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6WIDAI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_EV11Bb4JAKFQ5


Bose on ear headphones https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074QRK6CG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IT11BbC44E0RS


Sennheiser HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (HD 4.40 BT) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSZSJE9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AW11BbMEKHMVQ


Sennheiser HD 4.50 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation, Black and Silver(HD 4.50 BTNC) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSZSL4I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UW11BbXAPV1D5

1 point


25th Nov 2017

Budget – $150 – $200 CAD, $250 MAX

Source – I phone 5 SE and computer

Requirements for Isolation – Yes prefer Isolation. Using while traveling on bus, walking, at school (can get noisy sometimes). Using while studying

Preferred Type of Headphone – Over ear preferred unless IEM is very comfortable.

Preferred tonal balance – I like Bass but for studying it can get annoying, so balanced I suppose?

Past headphones – cheap OEM earbuds (Samsung, apple) and KZ Zs3

Preferred MusicDeep House, Rap

Location -Canada

Other relevant info – slightly bigger ears. Lol

Current Black Friday Opportunities

Sony MDRXB950B1 – CDN$ 123.00

Bose QuietComfort 25 – CDN$ 229.00

Sennheiser PXC 480 – CDN$ 199.95

beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO – CDN$ 232.45

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs – CDN$ 158.95

ATH M50X – CDN$ 168.00

Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus – CDN$ 184.37

Jaybird X3 Sport Bluetooth Headphones – CDN$ 89.99

Shure SRH440 – CDN$ 109.00

I would love to hear your experiences with either of these and which one you recommend given my situation. Or even other ones not from this list you suggest. I would love to purchase one this weekend. So your advice is much appreciated.

Thanks everyone