What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black?

A total of 12 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


9th Jun 2018

Beartrapsreport is a great twitter to follow

Also, does anyone have a good recommendation for noise cancelling headphones? prefer wireless, looking at the Sony XB950N1


Not sure if any of the cheaper generic brands on amazon are worth getting.

1 point


23rd Aug 2018

Just out of curiosity, were you able to find a fix? I’m in the same boat and after doing a little research it sounds like there’s not really a viable option for 3rd party (even though I have Sony) headphones and to also use the mic for chat.


1 point


11th Jan 2019

Sony XB950N1 on Amazon

Just wait a couple of weeks until it goes on sale (not a lot of weeks)

1 point


16th Nov 2018

Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUGEYT7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_y-Z7Bb379KPKN

1 point


2nd Jan 2018

Nakaka-inis wala akong pera, gusto ko sanang bilhin ito kasi sobrang bagsak presyo 🙁

1 point


20th Aug 2017

Before I get into all of my preferences I should start by saying I’m extremely new to sound and knowing what good sound quality is and isn’t. I bought these from best buy and loved everything about them but returned them because my ps4 did support wireless headsets. Now I miss the sound so much that I’m thinking about buying them back, but before I do I’m wondering if anyone had suggestions on better sound for my money?


Budget – No more than $150, preferably closer to $100

Source – iPhone 6s and PS4 audio jack, but I would really love something with wireless bluetooth so my cat can’t destroy the cord.

Isolation – A lot of isolation. I’ll mostly use these in my dorm room and sometimes it can get noisy with two roommates and an AC unit. I’ll also use them while biking and longboarding.

Using these in public? – Yes, mostly while studying in the library or at class.

Preferred Type – Over ear… is that “full sized”? I want them to fit around my ears not on top of them.

Preferred Tonal Balance – I’m not particularly a bass head but I really enjoy bass. I also would like to be able to hear crispy mid and highs. I guess a good overall balance with more attention to bass. I like to hear the boom.

Past headphones – I’ve only ever bought the above pair and some crummy Skull Candies that broke in a month.

Preferred Music – Rock, Folk with a lot of guitar picking and falsetto, edm, house, some rap, hiphop: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Passenger, The Lumineers, Saint Motel, Hippie Sabotage, Knife Party.

What would you like to improve on from your set-up? – Like I said I’m super new to it all and I’m not sure what I’d like but I really love Bose’s crispy mid and highs and Sony’s Bass. Until recently I’ve just been buying cheap Skull Candy earbuds and then when my cat finally gets a hold of them and destroys the cord I buy a new pair. Now I’m looking for good quality and durability… And replaceable cords.

Thank you so much for the help!


Edit: Paragraphs and spacing.

1 point


8th May 2017

Looking for some noise cancelling headphones. Considering purchasing these. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUGEYT7/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Are there better options around for around the same price range?

0 points


15th Jan 2021

Original Post



Hello all!

I need to upgrade my headphone listening environment at home.

Sorry for posting a ‘recommend me’ post, I have read the wiki and the recommended DAC + AMP’s here.

I am new to Audiophile equipment, but a long time Audiophile myself. I listen to music for approx 10 hours a day on my headphones:

I know my headphones are newb headphones… I got them before I was really into Audiophile equipment and did not know any better… The Bose headphones sound clearer by far, but I prefer the depth and bass of the Sony headphones. I don’t mind my headphones… however I have never heard better headphones so I am naïve and do not know any better.

I do not use Bluetooth, the quality is to poor, I use a standard 3.5mm cable and plug it into my laptop.


I need to upgrade my headphone listening environment at home. I work off of a laptop at my desk for hours. I think my next step in my upgrade is a DAC + AMP. However you guys might recommend that my next steps is my headphones.. I think I want a separate DAC & AMP so I can be more modular and mix and match some.

I listen to Rap, and instrumental music like Two Steps from Hell. I also like Trip-Hop and trance like Infected Mushroom for example.



  1. Should I upgrade my headphones or get a DAC + AMP?
  2. What AMP do you guys recommend?

    1. I am not afraid to spend $$ for quality, but please don’t be absurd on the price unless if its really worth the price
  3. What AMP do you guys recommend?

    1. I am not afraid to spend $$ for quality, but please don’t be absurd on the price unless if its really worth the price

I have done hours of research on all the above, and just feel like I am going in circles and shooting in the dark.. Any advice from you veterans would be much appreciated!

0 points


10th Nov 2020

I would consider myself one and gonna have to say nah.

I got these wireless sony headphones a couple years back and they top anything else I tried. I even originally wanted wired ones but they were out of stock. They converted me. Wireless ftw


-2 points


5th Dec 2018

Yeah they are not a good value from what I can tell (who the hell wants cortana in their headphones?).

I would much rather get some SONY MDR-XB950n1’s that cost $120.