Great quality sound across a range of frequencies is guaranteed with the new generation XB500 headphones from Sony. A large 40mm driver unit means ultra-low frequencies are smooth and tight, while the mid-range and treble are balanced and clear, thanks to a high power neodymium magnet. Whether you’re in the mood for thumping dance, powerful drum and bass or complex electronica, this combination of technologies makes sure your music has optimal definition and clarity. Total enclosure is achieved thanks to a new vibe structure which has a tightly sealed acoustic design, making you feel like you’re right there on the dance floor or in the best seats at the gig. It works the other way round too, creating noise isolation so you won’t share your music with other people. With impressive sound quality taken care of, the black metal XB500 headphones boast a design that combines style with practicality. King-size urethane leather earpads, a wide flat headband and tangle-free cord provide effortless comfort so you can keep listening for as long as you like. Weighing in at just 185 grams, these are the ‘phones to be seen in, wherever you go.
A unique direct vibe structure
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The perfect balance of sounds
A huge frequency response range, from an ultra-low 4Hz right up to 24,000Hz, is guaranteed by a neodymium magnet for crisp mid- and high-range sounds. That means you can be sure frequencies are amazingly balanced as well as accurately reproduced, and the subtleties of a track are revealed. Lose yourself in your music and reduce sound leakage with the XB500’s new direct vibe structure. This tightly sealed acoustic design allows for a high level of sound isolation. It’s made possible by the integration of gaskets – a rubbery material – and sealing components which ensure that all the sounds now reach your ears. If it’s volume you’re after, super-sensitive 104 microwatts means these headphones can output spectacularly loud sound.
As you would expect, the technical spec is rounded off by an oxygen free copper voice coil and gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug. Both ensure sound quality is maintained by minimising degradation through the wire.
Get closer to your music with EXTRA BASS
Sony didn’t call these headphones EXTRA BASS (XB) for nothing. Powerful new technologies are the secret behind the XB500’s ability to recreate the club atmosphere with extra bass. Engineered exclusively by Sony, these headphones feature the large 40mm deep bass HD driver unit, which includes a newly developed long-stroke diaphragm. Highly corrugated and hard-wearing, the diaphragm enables the reproduction of a smooth bass line. The driver’s also been designed to keep vibration to a minimum so the sound you hear is impressively clear.
A flat wide headband and king-size
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Listen for longer in stylish comfort
A brushed black metal finish adds to the luxurious feel of the XB500 headphones. Their flat, wide headband edged with a hairline metal line and king-size, chunky urethane leather ear cushions complete the stylish design. These two features also ensure that the headphones feel great too, offering lasting and unbeatable comfort. The cushions fit snugly round your ears, bringing additional sealing for a better acoustic performance. The seamless headband sits lightly on the head, so you can wear the XB500 headphones all day long, and into the night.
They’re complemented by a 1.2m durable and lightweight cord, which is flat on both sides. So you can move around and mix it up without getting in a tangle. Put it all together and the XB500 headphones are still surprisingly light at 185 grams, making them easy to wear, and to carry. And as an added little extra there’s a carry pouch, so you can pop your XB500s in any bag and know they’re safe.