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Sony MDR-XB950AP Premium Xtra Bass Overhead Headphones - Black

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Can’t really detect a difference in treble, mids or staging between BT and wired connection, which impressed me a ton when I wrote the review and still does. It doesn’t have a pure bass and finding a pure and clean bass that also has a lot of quantity is neigh impossible.

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The ATH Pro700 MK2 has hard hitting bass, the Sony 950 BT has extremely weighted bass with out harsh impact. AptX is a new Bluetooth codec with allows very good quality audio transmission and believe me you don't gonna find any difference in gaming between wired and wireless audio if your Bluetooth supports aptX. Via the BT enabled Bass Booster, the slam effect increases quite a bit but its still not overly slamming. I bought a bluetooth dongle because I couldn’t get these to connect with my built in bluetooth, which I think was a driver problem but whatever. Not to knock Koss’s recent BT headphone, as it was decent, but this Sony has really raised the bar to a level I didn’t expect to hear in a BT headphone for some time.it was just a hardware issue and the pole configuration of a mic jack would probably work with specific setups (which I don’t know how to do, but apparently there are people online who knew how). The piano's strings seemed to thrum in my head, much like they would vibrate in my chest were I listening to the piece live.

Sony MDR-XB950BT Extra Bass Bluetooth Headset Review

The Philips M2BT is just about the only other BT headphone I’ve heard this year that sounded great, but I only demoed it briefly and based on comfort needs I would still opt for the 950BT from Sony. I did experience the typical cut-out now and then which occurred every few minutes, just as I did with the recent Koss BT headphone that I’d reviewed. Those percussion sounds were also noticeably more present than they were on the Sennheiser Urbanite XL.

You will get play, pause, next, phone receive button with a single joystick type control, volume rocker, power button and base effect on off button.

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I love it and I would recommend it to anybody who loves base heavy headphones and after all it's a Sony. Buttons for volume, Bluetooth, bass boosting and answering the phone are all within easy reach on the earcups, without any learning curve.Here on the Sony XB950BT, the comparisons are similar to every other portable I own here with the AKG K267 as the exception, which sounds similar, yet is much more expensive. Everyone is trying to use the BT function with these to connect to the PS4, which I understand requires the converter and dongle, but is there a way to simply purchase a 3. My monitor is about 9 or 10 feet from my desk and I can walk back further before I get a small cut out. It scared the crap out of me when I’d accidentally pressed it one day and had my WMP program pop up without me ever touching the keyboard or mouse. I don’t think the 1R would be as well rounded nor as fun as the 950BT, but that is on paper and not based on my experience with the 1R.

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