Sony MDR-XB650BT Overview:
Sony‘s Wireless Stereo Headset – MDR-XB650BT is a headset that gives you an intense bass (as they describe it as EXTRA BASS) while you can do your thing without dangling wires around.
It can be paired from any device (e.g. Smartphones or Tablets) via *NFC and/or Bluetooth connectivity.
Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT in the box
*Note: Smartphone must be NFC enabled. If not, normal Bluetooth pairing applies.
Sony MDR-XB650BT includes: Startup Guide, Information Manual, Warranty Card and Micro USB cable.
The Sony MDR-XB650BT has a compact and lightweight design, delivers comfort via adjustable headband and soft cushion ear pads. Allowing stable fit to any head size without losing the punchy bass and notes.
Also available in color variants: Red and Blue
It has sturdy built and plastic matte finish along with brushed aluminum on top of it. When not in used, the ear cups can be swivel flat for easy storage or on-the-go functionality.
Sony MDR-XB650BT with Swivel functionality
At the right side, controls such as power and volume buttons were located. The MDR-XB650BT has its own volume which means it doesn’t depend on the connected device’s master volume.
You can also see the track navigation (such as forward, back, play and pause), it has call functionality to answer call or put on hold, micro USB port to charge it via USB cable and a microphone.
Sony MDR-XB650BT Notification Light
The headset has its Notification light indicator for functionality such as battery power level and connectivity.
Sony MDR-XB650BT – NFC
At the left side, there is a NFC detection area, were you can pair your headset and the device via NFC functionality. Make sure the **device has the NFC function and turned on. Just place the device over the headset’s NFC detection area and follow the pairing instructions appeared. If passcode is required, you may enter 0000.
**Note: If NFC is not available on the device, used the Bluetooth function to pair. To do that, press and hold down the power button for 2 or 3 seconds to turn off, then press and hold down the power button for about 7 seconds until the notification light flashes blue and red alternately (You can also hear the voice guidance “Bluetooth pairing” mode). After that, use the device to scan for available Bluetooth devices until the MDR-XB650BT is available in the device list.
Sony MDR-XB650BT SPECS:
Weight: 190 g
Headphone Type: Closed, Dynamic | Cord Type: N/A | Cord Length: N/A | Plug: N/A | Driver Unit: 30 mm | Impedance (Ohm): 24 ohm | Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20,000 Hz | Usage Time: Max. 30 hrs | Sensitivities (dB/mW): 95 dB / mW | Charge Time: Approx. 4 hrs | Volume Control: Yes
Microphone – Unit of Microphone: Electric Condenser | Direction of In-Line Microphone: Omnidirectional Microphone
Sony MDR-XB650BT FEATURES:
– Neodymium dynamic drivers deliver precise sound.
– One-touch NFC for instant connectivity.
– EXTRA BASS 2 for deep, punchy sound
– Swivel design for easy packing
– Built-in mic for hands-free calls
– Cushioned ear pads for total comfort
– Long battery life for non-stop listening (A charge of around 4 hours will enable you to enjoy approximately 30 hours play time)
USING NFC FUNCTION TO CONNECT ON XPERIA DEVICES:
No issue or problem while connecting thru Xperia devices.
USING BLUETOOTH FUNCTION TO CONNECT ON OTHER SMARTPHONE/TABLET (NON-XPERIA DEVICES):
No issue or problem while doing Bluetooth connectivity to Non-Xperia Devices.
RANGES: Bluetooth connectivity between two devices ranges from 11-12 feet. Add 2 feet, you’ll experience the sound started to suffer until you add 6-8 feet it will completely disconnected.
SOUND: The sound quality is really good, there’s enough treble to feel the high and low of the pitch. As for the bass, if you’re not a bass addict, then this might not be the headphones for you. If you put yourself on a regular track – (this refers to audio files and mixes), the MDR-XB650BT goes beyond on regular bass. That’s why they tag it as “EXTRA BASS” because you will feel the added bass on other tracks you may throw.
The sound is clear and rich even in the top volume without any difficulty within neither bass nor treble field. The bass is very exceptional in this area as if doesn’t distort nor goes out of the range – (for bass addict, this might be your thing to love). It’s hard to tell whether the treble has added stuff to make it balance throughout the track.
MAKING CALLS: As for calls usage, the voice/sound is really good and has enough noise cancellation for sound/communication department. No issue regarding answering calls whether indoor or outdoor situation.
BATTERY: Sony MDR-XB650BT promises 30 hours of battery life in continuous usage (it can be varied upon volume levels and communication usage) and around 4 hours of charging from 0 to 100 percent.
SRP: 6,499.00 (at Sony Official Site)
PHP 5,850 at Lazada Online Store (as of September 12, 2017)
VERDICT: The Sony MDR-XB650BT Wireless Stereo Headset offers impressive sound experience with added bass (though not all people/music lovers might like it), does good job for call management, durable and comfy design, excellent battery life, tangle-free headphone and in a fair price tag. A must buy wireless stereo headset for bass lovers. Rating: 8/10
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