Sony MDR-XB50AP Review – Best Bass Earphones under 40$

Sony MDR-XB50AP Review

I’ve been personally using Sony headphones and earphones for quite a long time and with no doubt they offer the best performance for the price you pay. Since Sony has started using the “EXTRA BASS” tag, they’ve been a game changer in the industry. The XB50AP’s are phenomenal for what it offers. So, lets start with the Sony MDR-XB50AP Review.

Sony MDR-XB50AP Review

Quick Specification Overview

  • Driver – The earphones have 12 mm sized Neodymium Drivers
  • Power Handling Capacity – 100 mW
  • Sensitivity – 110dB/mW
  • Frequency Response – 4Hz – 24000Hz
  • Cord Length – The cord is 1.2 meters long. It’s also a flat tangle free wire.
  • Microphone – In-Line Mic with Hands-Free Calling
  • Extra Bass Technology

Build, Design and Comfortability

The Sony XB50AP looks durable enough to last several years of moderate usage. The wire is thick and don’t tend to swirl and twist. The earphone comes in 3 different sized earpieces to fit in different ears and provide good sound isolation. Also, it comes 3.5 mm gold plated L-shaped jack. The L-shaped construction helps to eliminate the damage to the jack due to repeated twisting and also help the wire to long last. Overall, the earphone is quite comfortable in the ears.


As the earphones have a frequency response of 4Hz – 24000Hz, any audiophile would know that these earphones are made for bass lovers. But, sometimes the treble can reach the high points which can be annoying at times. The mids and the highs are overall good. The bass is exceptional on these earphones. If I’m using these earphones with an audio amplifier, I can get close to the sound of my XB950’s which cost a lot more. I mostly listen to rock and electronic music they work the best for me. It gets a lot louder and can also help to avoid outside noises during a commute with no problem. Also, the in line mic works great and had no issues while taking calls when it was a few inches away from me.


The Sony MDR-XB50AP are the best earphones in its price range. It offers way more than what the competition offers. If you’re looking for some good earphones, these are the way to go. Hope you liked our Sony MDR-XB50AP Review. Let us know in the comments what do you think.

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