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Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone, Black (2017 model) Review: Know The Best Headphone

Buying a new headphone is always a great experience. From brand to brand the benefits and facilities change in many sections. Something is faster, smaller or more dependable and more reliable. So, there is always a debate on these things which is very common.

Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone
So, if the discussion is about audio products, then personal preferences differ in many cases. The sound is good or bad is dependable on the person. Just like that, many people love extra bass headphones. That’s why Sony XB550AP extra bass on-ear headphone is one of the most favorite headphones.

There are very few headphone brands that deliver this extra bass headphone just like Sony does. This portable headphone with affordable earbuds like by a few people. With this headphone, they are offering many more good features and facilities, that attracts people to buy it.

This Sony XB550AP extra bass headphone is the latest edition of the XB series. We’ll take a close look at the specifications that it brings to the table and also helps to understand why the Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone is better for its adversaries.

First Look 

Sony is one of the leading headphone manufacturing companies for over the years. They Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphoneproduce many different headphones with different facilities and features. Many people like to use Sony’s on-ear headphones which are generally light weighted and easy to carry.

In most of the cases, they usually don’t change the shape and design of the headphone, but they always go for some edgy look. These look really doesn’t make any sense for some people, they only need a very good sound quality.


As we are now talking about the Sony XB550AP model, this model is available in two different colors; blue and red along with the metallic sheen shadow. If you are looking for a matte black shade in this headphone, then you might be disappointed with this.

The ear cups of the headphone are light weighted and also it has also a textured finish. The cable of the headphone is perfectly flat and square in nature. In the cable, there is a button for which can be used as a switch. Also, you will final microphone attached to it.


These headphones are specially designed for day-to-day use. For that reason, these are pretty much durable enough for on-the-go use. It can handle any challenging situation in daily life. Every moving part of the headphone is very solid but flexible. The ear cups are flatter and allow to move in every direction. That’s why you can carry it in your bag easily.

Moreover, the whole body of the headphone is made of plastic, which makes it flexible and durable. On the other hand, it has an aluminum finish inside of the headphone, which doesn’t allow the plastic cover to stretch more. This is not the first time that Sony is designing this kind of headphones. So, there is no concern with the durability of the headphone.


Sony XB550AP Extra Bass On-Ear Headphone reviewWhen you are using an on-ear headphone, then comfort is the most important thing which you have to maintain. In this Sony XB series headphone, the earcups are made of a soft cushion. That’s why they are perfectly soft and plush and you can use it for a long time without any discomfort. The headband of the headphone is little thinner, for which you will not face any pressure around your head.

These ear cups are specially designed to remain cool and if you manage to wear it for a long time on summer days, then it doesn’t feel bad. And also the headphone is designed in such a way that it can adapt any shape and size of your head. It also distributes the pressure across the head perfectly.

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Sound Quality

When you are talking about the Sony XB055AP extra bass headphone, it is not a lie. You can feel every beat of the sound perfectly like a kick drum. This bass sound quality felt pretty forceful and engaging which feels good for music lovers.

Overview On The Features Of The Headphone

  • Headphones made for Electronic Dance Music ( EDM).
  • In-line mic for hands-free calling.
  • 30mm dynamic driver unit for powerful extra bass sound.
  • Tangle-free flat serration cord for easy usage.
  • Portable, swivel folding design for easy storage.
  • Cushioned earpads for long-wearing comfort.
  • Stylish matte finish to stand out effortlessly.
  • Headphone Type: Closed dynamic.
  • Magnet: Neodymium.
  • Headband: Stainless steel.
  • Wearing Style: Supra-aural
  • 1.2m cable with Y-type connector and L-shaped gold-plated 4-pole mini plug.
  • Microphone: Omni-directional electret condenser.


The first bad thing about this headphone is it’s wired. Although it’s nothing bad still it limits the manner in which you can remove the headphones from your head. (Need to pull it up/forward and removes the option of just pulling it from one side.) This is just my preference though.
Doesn’t come with a bag or any kind of case. This headphone doesn’t come with any form of storage which is a bit of a letdown.

Would’ve loved more buttons on the controls instead of one multi-function one just to have more control over what you can do.

Design + Color. To be precise, it’s just the top part that will disappoint you. It would be better if they painted the stainless steel (or whatever that silver bit is made of) area red instead of leaving it silver, it would’ve made the entire thing look better.