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Sony MDRX800 Overhead Extra Bass Headphones - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Sony
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • 290g overhead headphones with folding design, 50mm neodymium driver and Advanced Vibe Structure
  • Hear powerful, resonant bass for all your music
  • Pure deep notes with Advanced Vibe Structure
  • Style and comfort on the go with a folding design

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm ; 290 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: MDRXB800.AE
  • ASIN: B009OOZNF0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

At a glance

For those who like their music heavy, Xtra Bass series has the perfect solution.
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Deep Rich Bass

Sony’s new XB headphones give you deep, rich bass that can’t be matched. Whether you’re into clubs, gigs or just like your music to sound natural and authentic at home, these headphones deliver you the most powerful, undistorted bass line.

XB’s aren’t just about booming bass though, they’re also about precise mid to high frequency sounds and crystal clear vocals. They’re about style and comfort so you look good and feel good wearing them. It’s power and precision in perfect harmony with specially designed drivers, earcups and cushions. So when you listen to your music, it’s as pure as it can be.

Let the bass drop, extremely heavy sound from Xtra Bass Series.
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For the sort of bass that puts you right there at a gig, you need large drivers, a highly sensitive diaphragm and full comfortable ear pads. The XB800’s have all this plus more and deliver you the deepest, richest bass around.

These powerful headphones sport an Advanced Vibe Structure with specially designed 50mm driver, extremely high input tolerance and the widest frequency response in the range. With tightly-sealed leather ear pads and a cushioned headband, you can listen in total comfort and clarity, all day long. Then when you want to go out, the stylish folding design, swivel ear cups and tangle-free flat cord mean you can throw them in your bag or round your neck without any hassle.

Rest of the Range


These stylish headphones give you powerful distortion-free bass. Match them with your style, choose from violet and white, two-tone blue or orange and grey.

They’re ready to go with a tangle-free cord and folding design featuring swivel ear cups so you can easily slip them in and out of your bag. Comfortable too with an adjustable headband and padded ear cushions so you’ll always get just the right fit.

Designed for comfort - with either secure comfortable ear buds or kingsized, aerated cushions.
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Classic big bass headphones in black or white for music at home or on the move. Designed so you hear more of your music with an Advanced Vibe Structure, large 30mm driver for those booming undertones and crystal-clear vocals.

The stylish folding design with swivel ear cups makes them easy to carry and the tangle-free flat cord easy to use. Seamless leather ear pads that completely enclose your ear, means absolute comfort and excellent noise isolation.


These mighty headphones with an Advanced Vibe Structure and large 40mm driver provide rich powerful bass for natural, authentic sound outside or at home.

No matter how much you turn up the volume, your music stays true and free of distortion. A wide frequency response gives smooth low bass and the highest pitch treble. They’re easy to carry and use with a stylish folding design, swivel ear cups and tangle-free flat cord. Seamless leather ear pads and a cushioned headband, give you hours of comfortable listening while the brown and gold or black and silver sleek design mean you won’t compromise on style.


If you’re looking for big bass quality without the big ear pads, these compact yet powerful inner-ear headphones are for you. With comfortable in-ear silicone buds in four different sizes and a high precision 13.5mm driver, you get a great fit and crystal clear music with excellent sound isolation.

These headphones travel well too. A tangle-free serrated cord saves you having to spend hours unravelling while the supplied cord clip keeps your cable from flapping around as you walk or run. There’s also a handy carry pouch for keeping everything together during those quieter moments.

Compare Headphones

  XB30EX XB200 XB400 XB600 XB800
Give me the lightest and most portable Give me eye-catching colour and style Give me a classic look with big bass Give me king-size earpads and a huge driver Give me the ultimate in big bass sound
What style of headphones do you want? In the ear Over the head with ear enclosed Over the head with ear enclosed Over the head with ear enclosed Over the head with ear enclosed
Choose bigger drivers for more powerful sound without distortion 13.5mm 30mm 30mm 40mm 50mm
The higher the sensitivity, the luder the sound at a given power level 105dB/mW 98dB/mW 100dB/mW 104dB/mW 106dB/mW
A wider frequency response gives you a fuller spectrum of sound 4-24,000Hz 5-22,000Hz 5-22,000Hz 4-24,000Hz 3-28,000Hz
Useful features 4 ear buds

Carry pouch
Swivel cups

Folding design
Swivel cups

Leather earpads

High 3000mW

power handling
Cord & connection 1.2m Y-shaped tangle free cord with gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug

Product Description

With ultra-thick cushions for total comfort, the Sony MDR XB400 are headphones which don't squish your ears.The MDR XB400 deliver rich bass, thanks to Advanced Direct Vibe technology.The ensemble is soundproof for a high level of sound.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars After EQ exactly what I was looking for! 29 May 2013
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So, after reading lots of reviews of which most were "bad" because of overwhelming bass, I decided to go for these instead of the XB1000 as they are difficult to get these days. Anyway, I bought these as "fun" cans as I already own a pair of Sennheiser HD650's for critical listening. I wanted a pair of cans that would sound more like my home Theater then my Genelec monitors, so to speak. Well, these deliver on that account and they are a lot of fun after you EQ them properly, as out of the box.. they do sound quite terribly muffled. After I EQ'd them and got rid of a hump in the ~60hz region, bumped up the midrange and highs, now they sound really good (NOT accurate or clinical, but fun, and a very good can for late night movie watching without disturbing the misses ;)).

Definitely not a can for accurate listening to music, but if you are in to Trance/Dance/Hip hop/Dubstep etc, these cans won't disappoint, any other genre is not advisable. If your into movies these cans won't disappoint either, They're not as accurate as my SVS sub, but after some tests these seems to go down to about ~18hz at useable volume and do give you a proper cinema/HT feel.

+ Big Bass, and fairly tight
+ Pretty comfy, although I prefer around the ear like my senns

- Build - all plastic, seems slightly flimsy to a point where I want to be very carefull not to drop them
- BIG BASS (yes also a minus as out of the box it drain anything else, it NEEDS EQ, maybe OK for movies unEQ'd)
- no 3.5 to 6.3 adapter included
- no cary case

All in all, I will keep these as my fun-go-to cans for movies and gaming, and some electronic music if I am in the mood, otherwise I will stick mostly to my 650s, still worth 4 stars as they do exactly what I want them to do now :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geoff Smith 25 Aug 2013
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These are really good Headphones especially if you like extra Bass,they are very comfortable and they retain the sound very well.Good for the price
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sony headphones . 27 Mar 2014
By David A
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I purchased these headphones after I had been using some dr dre headphones which I bought previousl as they had such a popular rating . and I could nt believe the difference . The Sony MDRX800 were much better in clarity and lovely deep bass . also really comfortable on the ears . and for price the Sony slightly cheaper were much better value . Super listening .I just wish I had tried the Sony first ..
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