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Sony MDR-XB50AP review

Key features
  • In-ear
  • Wired
Reviewed

Sony's MDR-XB50AP in-ear headphones are claimed to give club-like sound thanks to their X-Bass feature. But will other commuters be able to hear the beat as you head off to work? We sent these Sony headphones to our test lab to find out whether they sound great and keep your listening private, so read our full review to find out more.

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We have tested 190 headphones and found that there are 41 Don't Buys and 30 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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