Sony In-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones (MDRXB50APB) - Black

  • Model #: MDRXB50APB
  • Web Code: 10291083
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Drive a better bass response with Sony Extra Bass In-Ear Headphones. Designed with a booming bass feature complemented by high energy neodymium magnets, these compact but powerful sound isolating buds maximize the audio you want to hear, and nix the noise you don't. Access clear, powerful sound for enjoying both talking and tunes.

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  • Specially designed 12mm drivers with high-energy neodymium magnets deliver deep, powerful bass
  • Tightly sealed acoustic design provides a high level of sound isolation for a powerful and extended bass response
  • Integrated microphone and multi-function control button for playback and hands-free calling
  • Hybrid silicone earbuds provide long lasting comfort and reduce ambient noise
  • Durable 1.2m flat cord resists tangling
  • Three earbud sizes help you find your right fit (small, medium and large)
  • Includes convenient soft carry pouch to protect headphones during storage

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Silicone Earbuds (S/M/L)

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
    In-Ear/Ear Bud
  • Band Style
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
  • Sound Isolating
  • Noise Cancelling
  • Wireless
  • Bluetooth
  • RF Wireless
  • NFC Ready
  • Designed for Sports
  • Designed for Kids
  • DJ Style
  • Professional Grade
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
  • Inline Volume Control
  • iPod/iPhone Control
  • Built-in Mic
  • Folding
  • Cord Length
    1.2 m
  • Plug Material
  • Plug Size
    3.5 mm
  • Plug Shape
    Right Angled
  • Ear Cushion Material
  • Driver Unit Size
    12 mm
  • Frequency Response
    4 Hz - 24 kHz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohm
  • Magnet Type
  • Sensitivity
    110 dB/mW
  • Colour
  • Weight
    9 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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  • from Ph18 3030 Pembina hwy

Headphones are just amazing

The only thing I can say is that I ve had this headphones for 6 months, using them every single day and they work just as new.

  • from Kingston,ON

Nice sound, don't last long :(

I've been using these headphones for years now, the slund quality is fantastic but I've never had a pair for longer than 6 months as the left ear always stops working :(

  • from Alliston, ON

Please answer

Do these ones have extra bass also? Like the Red and Blue coloured ones? Earbuds look quite nice!

  • from Scarborough, ON

SOLID SOUND- built in magnet does the trick

SOLID sound.built in speakers magnets does work to produce a good beat and solid value when on sale, I got one on boxing.

  • from Edmonton, AB


I bought a pair of these last year in August and just recently one side is losing it's connection, so I'm probably going to go buy a new pair. I've had these for over a year and I use them every day for music. Every other pair of headphones that I've had never lasted this long so I give it a 4/5

  • from Toronto, ON

Great sound quality

I was very impressed with the sound quality when I first bought these headphones. However, after about a month of using them the sound started to go static in the left ear, and as of now the sound doesn't work at all. Disappointed.

  • from Chilliwack, BC

Best sound, best price

These headphones are the best ear buds I've ever had. The way they are shaped make them actually fit in the ear, and stay put. They block out pretty much all other sounds, and the sound quality and bass are awesome. Great product and can't beat the price!

  • from Montréal, QC

Great sound, uncomfortable after 1 hour in the ear

The earphones are great overall. The only thing is the way it pressure the inside of the ear. It gets uncomfortable after 1 hour and it hurts anytime after 2 hours. For the gym it's great, but watching something on a device for longer than 1:30-2:00 you'll want to remove them.

  • from Mississauga on

Great headphones

This is my second pair after my first ones lasted for 6 months i also got urbeats but i prefer these ones

  • from Calgary, AB

Best Headphones EVER

Bought these on Black Friday and in the 3 seconds i had them on i wanted to buy another pair. These are incredibly great earbuds. Very happy with my purchase.

  • from Toronto, ON

good sound, inconvenient in the ear

the sound is good, as advertised. microphone is OK. however the shape of the earbud is not so good - it is a bit bulky, at least for my ears (not small ones) i use it mainly for conference calls when working from home, so it starts to feel uncomfortable after ~15 min of conversation. (if i compare it to Samsung pair of headphones coming in the phone S4 kit, that i can wear for 5 hours with no issues) so not recommended for long use.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great sound, great value

I bought these Sony earbud headphones on a whim, without great expectations, in order to replace a damaged pair of JVC earbuds. They have been impressive. The sound quality is very good, the sound isolation is highly effective and they sit comfortably in the ear. The phone mic also functions very well. No callers have complained about the audio quality, voice echoes or feedback. Overall, these Sony earbuds are great value.

  • from Cambridge, ON

One minor issue to report...

I will get to the minor issue at the end of this but I need to tell everyone I don't write reviews, and probably won't in the near future however these earbuds have inspired me. First the best quality they have is the sound, I have many sets to compare to and if you're looking for great sound you have landed on it. I use these for everything from spotify, Gaming on my PS4 (Destiny anyone) Computer and phone calls. All have worked well about anyones expectations. The Base is exceptional and not over to top to create that rattle you get from low end competitors. Second Quality notable about these Sony Earbuds is the comfort, I don't even realize I'm wearing them during long Gaming sessions, or workout sessions. They can stay in my ears all day and from their firm snug fit they won't pop out and are air light despite the size. Third Quality is the design, the flat cord is awesome! Tangles are a thing of the past and the smart design of the cord is a pleasant surprise. Honestly I really don't pay much attention to this kinda stuff but it does make that difference from a basic set of earbuds. Last point to make here, I love them. If your done your research on wire or wireless and you're now into the nitty and gritty of details like size of drivers inside your earbuds, you're in the same spot I was a month ago. After finally taking the jump at these the only issue to report is that I waited far to long to grab them and start enjoying these value priced and IMHO great quality set of earbuds.

  • from Windsor, ON

Amazing value

I recently purchased these when they went on sale and so far I am very impressed with these headphones. They sound great and are the noise isolation is pretty good. The one button inline control is very useful and works great both with iOS and Android phones (skip/play/pause). The inline mic also works great with Google Now and you can use it to control volume through voice commands since there isn't a volume button. My only gripe with them is that they are quite big and get a bit uncomfortable after an hour or so of use. However, overall these are a great set of headphones that I would recommend to anyone.

  • from Sault Sainte Marie, ON

Good, but not great

Been through about 3 pairs of these. I picked this pair up about 6 months ago as my other pair had broken. Good sound quality, but a problem I've noticed with this brand is there is a stereo imbalance. Sound is stronger on the right side than on the left. After just a few months of use they'll start to wear out, with the first noticeable problem being that sound will progressively get worse and worse on one side, before refusing to work completely. If you're low on cash and want something good to listen with for a while or don't really care, get these, but if you want something GOOD, or durable, get something else. They're cheap for a reason.

  • from Toronto

Best 60 bucks I spent.

I would buys these over Beats anyday. The bass is amazing on this one. Complete bang for your buck!

  • from Mississauga

Good Bass

Got it when it was on sales. Just start using it. It is the first time I paid for a headphone but i am very impressed with the quality of the sound. Awesome Base.....

  • from Calgary Ab


I broke my apple earbuds. I bought these. I'm not disappointed. Great bass. Good sound isolating. Good mid and high. Everything is good on this and the build quality. The only thing is that it's really big earpieces so you can't lay down while using it. But it is great ESPECIALLY ON SALE!!

  • from Winnipeg, MB

My second pair

Im buying these for a second time now they blow the more expensive competition out of the water in both sound quality and durability. Ive owned headphones that were three times as much and not nearly as good sound quality as these are. Definitly worth it, ill totally buy these again.

  • from Toronto, ON

Very happy with these earphones :)

Basically, THESE EARPHONES ARE GREAT. Way better than the apple or Samsung earphones (in my opinion) and for earbuds, they do a great job at noise cancellation. The earbuds stay in my ear well and are very snug. They don't fall out when I violently dance to music. The wire appears to be very durable, the wire is fairly long and they look great! These earphones also came with an earphone pouch, extra earbuds, a warranty/information booklet and of course, the box. These came in a day earlier than the expected arrival date, which was grEaAaAt. It took around 5 days for these to come in, which compared to my other electronic purchases, isn't bad. OVERALL, I RECOMMEND THESE EARPHONES AND I'M VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE. :)

  • from Burnaby, BC

Bang for your buck

Bang for your buck! Highly recommended especially when it goes on sale. Sound is rich and base is awesome. It is on the heavy side when it comes to weight of the earbuds. I wouldn't use it for activities like running, but it is perfect for using it for my daily commute to work. You won't regret buying this for the price listed.

  • from Hamilton


This is a great set for quality music especially with noise isolation bass is very clear.

  • from Surrey, BC


Bought these when they were first launched. I dnt know how many i bought after that. I have buy new bcz of my work they get messed up and stop working but i dnt mind spending money on them because they are worth it. Nice sound, bass.

  • from Beaconsfield, QC

Great sound, great value

I bought these to replace a pair of Sennheiser earbuds that I lost. These are half the price and have twice the quality. Can't beat these for the price. I should buy another pair while they are on sale in case I lose the first set.

  • from Montréal, QC


Bought these earbuds for the second time and I'll buy them a third time in the future! Best value for the money.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Sony in ear bass ear buds

Great ear buds. I bought them when they were on sale so I got a very good deal plus a bit cheaper then now. They sound great and are really good sounding!😃

  • from Vancouver

Absolutely loved it!

I've been using these earphones for over a year and last night, I couldn't find them so I borrowed my wife's Sennheiser CX 215 for a few hours. I'm no audio expert, but to me, both of these two pairs of earphones have pretty good bass, however, I've noticed a significant difference in treble/vocals. The CX 215 just sounded really harsh and sibilant. I couldn't even stay on my normal volume 'cause they were hurting my eardrums so bad. These XB50AP are easily my favourite earphones of all time. Comfortable, durable, and high-definition. I don't usually write comments and reviews, but I thought I'd quickly share my experience on this.

  • from Burlington, ON


I usually buy Klipsch but when i saw all the positive reviews and the sale price I thought I would give these a try. Very impressive . Deep rich distortion free bass. not a one trick pony though the mid and high are also very good. Very comfortable. Not a bad thing to say about them. Extremely happy with this purchase. Reserved them online went to customer service and got them painless.

  • from Toronto, ON

Excellent midrange headphones

Perfect fit, bass and performance. The only thing still untested is its longevity, otherwise a perfect pair of headphones.

  • from Toronto

Great sound for the price

Wow!!!... These sound fantastic. I wasn't expecting such good sound for this low a price. They fit perfectly in my ears and don't slip out when walking. So far I'm impressed.

  • from Surrey, BC


really good earbuds very portable with great sound

  • from Toronto, ON

Great Ear Piece!

I have a pair of these for 6 months now and it never disappoints.. great sound quality the bass is good and you can really here the pump, I bought it on bestbuy and was on sale before and I just had a great deal with this set. it maybe not like beats but they sound great and worth keeping.

  • from Toronto, ON

Best Headphones I've used to date.

Had these for almost a year now and they have been great. The bass is rich and deep, but not so much that it would cancel other noise out. My only issue is that overtime the earbuds become loose and start to constantly fall out, not when i'm wearing them, but when i'm taking my headphones out of my pocket. My other issue is that the metal part of the headphone scratched easily, so overtime it's lost its colour or rather lost it's texture. The sound all in all stayed the same.

  • from St Catharines

Booming audio

The price was right for these headphones so I own a pair and I'm not disappointed with the audio quality at all. Rich deep bass comes out and they drown out any ambient noise around you. The only two things I don't like is the size of the ear pieces and the mic control is on the left ear piece side where as most other in-line control headphones are on the right. Overall worth purchasing.

  • from Toronto, ON

Highly Recommended

Great headphone. Super bass, clear sound. No volume controls, doesn't bother me. The best headphone I got so far. Love it. Will buy again.

  • from Toronto, ON


Best in ear headphones I've ever had. even sound better then my beats solos. The only issue is they are terrible at staying in your ears, only staying in when you are stationary and even falling out as so mush as a slow walk. They are really good for stationary listening but i would not recommend for anything active. however once again i believe the sound more then makes up for them.

  • from Vancouver, BC

good quality

the sound quality is clear with bass enhanced, no complaints

  • from North York, ON

Washer and dryer test passed!!!

Washed them 3 times in the washing machine and dryer by accident and they still work as if they are straight out of the box. Honestly the best headphones i have ever used. The bass is amazing, and they actually stay in your ears while you workout! Definitely recommend.

  • from Montréal, QC

Sounds good, but uncomfortable.

Decent sound quality (I'm not an expert). My only complain is that they are bigger than I expected, and can be uncomfortable for prolonged use.

  • from Boucherville, QC

Way too much bass and too bulky

They have way too much bass. You can't properly hear the mids and the treble with those. All you hear is the bass. Also, they're too bulky. You can't have those and lie down on a bed or something. They're way too big. I returned them.

  • from Brossard, QC

good earphones

this is a very unexpensive and good earphone, they have good sounds, however, i havnt tried the mic yet, hopefully it would be good like the earphone

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Amazing and Affordable

I have had these headphones for about 2 weeks now, and i'm a proud owner. The sound is amazing, really comfortable and durable. For the low price, these headphones are amazing. I love them. I would recommend these to anyone who wants to buy a pair of headphones!

  • from Toronto, ON

will probably buy the same pair again

Been using them for about 10 months now. Bought them for a 2 month trip to Japan, Malaysia and Australia. Works great on planes, cuts out a lot of the engine noise. Not noise cancelling, but they work well. Really easy to pack. I use them a lot now when driving in the car to talk. Works great for that as well. Not so great when working out as they fall out of my ear, but that's dependent on ear shape. Overall, very happy with this purchase and will probably buy the same pair again.

  • from Toronto, ON

Amazing Earphones!

***After 4 months of usage*** [PROS] -great sound -quality material -inline controls to skip and pause songs -price -carrying pouch [CONS] -no inline control to go back to previous song -a bit heavy (weight)

  • from Toronto, ON

Great headphone

Best headphone with reasonable price

  • from Kingston, ON

Best earphones for price !!

Had these for about a year now. Sound quality is awesome. The bass is really good and it doesn't compromise the highs. Also best bang for your buck! I only wish they had volume controls like sony's older models.

  • from Pierrefonds, QC

Amazing earphones except for one default

I purchased these earphones in early October, however I experienced issues with them. I was able to exchange them for the same pair for free. However, in those two cases, I accidentally entered the ear sponge inside the earphones and I hate myself for doing so. I was doing so well with my second pair and yet it happened. It would be better if it the sponge was retrievable to its spot.

  • from Surrey, BC

No noise cancellation

If you're looking for earbuds that provide noise cancellation, you'll be very disappointed, because they provide NONE. For example, if you wear them on the train to work, at an average volume, you'll still hear neighbouring conversations, announcements etc. The pro's: The sound is clear and crisp (they are also packaged as 'Extra Bass'..), and they are surprisingly very comfortable. Overall, very disappointed because I purchase them based on reviews and the description that they "maximize the audio you want to hear, and nix the noise you don't" Bottom line: for the price, I'd rather pay more for noise cancellation. If you don't care about that, you could probably find a better value.

  • from Noelville, ON

Good value when on sale

I bought these on sale and have no complaints. They are comfortable to wear for hours on end, and sound very decent. I'm an "over-ear" higher end headphone kind of guy, so wasn't expecting these to sound as good as they do, so that was nice. They stay in place for when I take my walks, and using the medium sized ear tips, always stay put, while blocking out almost all outside noise. Even cars passing me by while walking are barely audible. This is good, since I don't have to crank them to overcome outside noise, which could cause hearing damage / loss if done for extended periods of time. The only thing that might be a problem for winter walking, is that the body of these is a little larger than most, and they tend to stick out a bit. I haven't tried them with a touque yet, but I imagine it will have to be a very loose fitting touque in order to prevent too much pressure against the headphones. I don't find the bass too heavy at all on these. All my over-ear headphones have greater bass reach and slam compared to these. But the sound is nicely balanced overall. The mids are clear, making vocals come alive, and the highs are present with decent clarity, and none of the spitting or splashy sound of el-cheapo ear-buds. These serve the music well, and you won't feel cheated in the sound quality department with these. And you won't need a lot of power to get good performance. From my HP laptop or Android smartphone, they can play plenty loud without distorting. The Smart Key app from Google Play works ok with this set of ear-buds and my Moto G smartphone, but only partially. Using the single-button control on the headphone cord, I can receive calls and talk just fine, and while listening to tunes I can pause a song, or skip to the next (with one button and two button clicks respectively), but three quick button presses is supposed to bring you to the previous track, however I can't get this function to work on my phone. Perhaps it works with other phones and this is just a compatibility issue. So these are a well made set of earbuds that sound quite good, block outside noise really well, and allow good hands-free functionality for receiving calls and talking. For the price I paid, and the performance I'm getting, I'm quite pleased. These are still well worth the money at full price, but they do have competition at that point.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Comfortable ear buds

- Snug fit and good sound quality - Hope they last a long time

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