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Sony MDR-XB50AP review

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Key features
  • In-ear
  • Wired
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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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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

November 2017

Released

October 2015

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