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Sony WH-XB700 review

Key features
  • On-ear
  • Wireless
Reviewed

Part of Sony's Extra Bass headphones range, with the WH-XB700 Sony tells you to 'embrace the bass' with sound that will 'lift every track with thundering rhythm'. The headphones are designed to raise the levels of low-frequency sounds for a stronger bass, while maintaining 'outstanding' clarity to vocals. So are these headphones a worthy treat for bass lovers, or should you stay away? We put them to the test.

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  • What are they?
  • How do they sound?
  • What are they like to live with?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy them?
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We have tested 215 headphones and found that there are 48 Don't Buys and 33 Best Buys.
Range of Headphone scores
  1. 18%
    Lowest score
  2. 55%
    Average score
  3. 91%
    Highest score
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