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Sony MDR-XB550AP review

£50.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • On-ear
  • Wired
Expert review

Sony's 'extra bass' range is all about increased power in the low end of the sound range, aimed at fans of dance music and hip hop. The MDR-XB550AP headphones are a wired, on-ear member of this range. We sent them to our lab to find out whether these headphones are all about lush bass tone, or harsh bass drone.

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First reviewed by Which?

June 2017

Released

April 2017

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We have tested 265 headphones and found that there are 46 Don't Buys and 34 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
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  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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