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Sony MDR-XB950AP review

Key features
  • Over-ear
  • Wired
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The latest headphones to join Sony's 'Extra Bass' range, the Sony MDR-XB950APs are designed to combine an intense, punchy bass with hands-free calling capabilities for smartphones. Previous Extra Bass headphones, such as the MDR-XB600s, have rivalled more prestigious Beats by Dre headphones yet cost half the price. Are the MDR-XB950APs on track to do the same?

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  2. 57%
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  3. 96%
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