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Unbox-Review: Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

Sony MDR-XB650BT Overview:

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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
Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT in the box

*Note: Smartphone must be NFC enabled. If not, normal Bluetooth pairing applies.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT

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Sony MDR-XB650BT includes: Startup Guide, Information Manual, Warranty Card and Micro USB cable.

DESIGN

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT
Also available in color variants: Red and Blue

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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 Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT
Sony MDR-XB650BT with Swivel functionality

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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.

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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 Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT
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

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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

General Features

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)

PERFORMANCE/TEST:

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.

PRICE:
SRP: 6,499.00 (at Sony Official Site)
PHP 5,850 at Lazada Online Store (as of September 12, 2017)

Sony Stereo Bluetooth Headset MDR-XB650BT

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

Disclosure: Sony MDR-XB650BT Wireless Stereo Headset – Info / Video / Logo / Images / Pictures has a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.

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Related Links / Articles / Entries / References / Sources:
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11 comments

  1. calisa monte says:

    ganda po nito ha, ganda po nung red color. matagal po ba talaga yung battery life nito?

  2. renoa says:

    i love the headset, i bought the red one. paired with my smartphone with red case. 😀

  3. dee jay says:

    superb yung sound and yung bass ganda. napabili rin ako nito kasi bumaba na yung price 6500 kasi ito dati.

  4. Otori Itsuki says:

    bought blue one, just arrived today. i like the bass sound so much. thanks for this review. worth to have this on my daily travel, though they should add protecting pouch so i can put it inside the bag and not worrying about scratches. anyway, its a great deal and thumbs up.

  5. Posh Greg says:

    okay ba pairing nito sa iphone and ipad? anyone did experience problem? thanks need feedback.

  6. Neil Dames says:

    i was looking for this headphone. safe ba bumili sa lazada or sa mall na lang? meron bang mas mura pa dito?

  7. Doney says:

    i got one, i love the bass. and its affordable pa.

  8. Henry CO says:

    nice one, i love it, i ditch my old bluetooth headphone and now i’m happy for this headphone.

  9. Janet says:

    this is what i am looking for. thanks for this review. 😀

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