Sony Extra Bass In-Ear Headphones (MDRXB50APR) - Red

  • Model #: MDRXB50APR
  • Web Code: 10291084
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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.

More Information

  • 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
  • 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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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 94%

37 Reviews

Critical 5%

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  • from Edmonton, AB


I've had two of these headphones (the first pair lasted OVER a year, and i've had my current one's for about 9 months) It has great bass and when I go running they don't fall out of my ears. Most headphones I've had in the past would last less than a year so I definitely recommend these!

  • from Hamilton, ON

A Wonderful Experience.

If you want these headphones....BUY THEM! If you can get these on sale, GET THEM NOW! You won't regret it. These just replaced my 6 year old JVC FX3Xs...which finally bit the dust and are now non-repairable. I personally LOVED the FX3Xs sound and BASS levels, they replaced a set of Bose IE2's....Now, everyone that ever had the pleasure of hearing the FX3X were astounded by their performance. As was I. When trying to decide to purchase FX3X, I read a review that told me to go buy them, that I was not going to be disappointed. Well, I wasn't... I was very hesitant on purchasing the Sony's here...these Sony's have some big shoes too fill! And do they fill them nicely. They also fit nicely for how large they are. Compared to the FX3X which were a 10mm driver, the Sony's are 2mm larger...a much larger unit entirely. They look a bit odd and feel strange when you stick them in the first time...but after a few minutes of falling deep into what ever you groove to you'll be happy you bought these! They've been burning for 24hrs and so far I can tell you is that the Bass is nice, punchy and just deep enough not to cause your nose to bleed. Mids are pleasantly present and Highs are crisp! Tuning some EQ settings have been fun to see what they are capable of low can you go? can my dogs head what I'm listening to? Go get'em.

  • from Edmonton, AB

Sounds Great but Terribly Made

These ear buds sound amazing. The bass is incredible, especially if you listen to hip-hop like me. But the quality of it is terrible. Part fell apart on me about 3 times this last week. I have to keep using krazy glue to fix it, which gets annoying.

  • from Chilliwack, BC

Give me a REFUND or REPLACE.

Purchased on Jan.1st 2017, It's Feb.2nd and the right ear bud stopped working, the receipt says I can only return in 30 days if it's unopened? Doesn't matter as it's been 32 days.Other than the obvious they sound okay, would be much better if the bass wasn't so overwhelming as it drowns out the mids and lows, especially on heavy bass songs but what do you expect when buying the extra bass model.If they weren't on sale I would've bought something else, you get what you pay for it guess.

  • from Ontario

Bad quality for movies and videos

The bass is at such an extreme level that dialogue is little more than mumbles and despite the different sized rubber ear pieces these earbuds cause me actual pain to wear for an extended amount of time. I wish I bought anything else.

  • from Burnaby


Excellent bass. Fantastic sound. I can't imagine someone saying these earbuds fall out on a walk. They're the only ones I've ever been able to keep in during a run. Well worth the price!

  • from Toronto, ON

Great sound and comfort for a fair price

I have enjoyed every moment listening to these headphones. I purchased them on sale and what a deal I got. Worth it.

  • from Toronto, ON

Lasted 2 years

Wire seems like a cheap plastic material but it's extremely durable; perfectly flexible so the wire doesn't get damaged at the ends overtime. Wire is significantly longer than other earphones which doesn't suit my needs but it's no big deal. Don't slip out of ears when running. Excellent bass quality especially for Sony earphones; definitely worth the price. Lasted 2 years of being thrown into the bottom of a backpack, knots, rolled over by computer chairs, dropped into puddles, using at max volume on a daily basis until the audio finally started deteriorating, probably my fault from water damage. Only downside: the "head" of the earphone part is significantly (for lack of a better word,) "longer" than most earphones; it's not noticeable and doesn't get in your way, but I personally don't like the look.

  • from Windsor, ON

Sound and comfort

Powerful sound and good comfort Excellent in use

  • from Windsor, ON

Sound and comfort

Powerful sound and good comfort

  • from Toronto, ON

Sound great - but keep falling out

I really like the sound on these. Very good bass. My mp3's never sounded so good. However, I use these on walks with my ipod in my pocket. Unfortunately, they are sensitive to even the slightest movement. In a good hour and 20 minute walk today, they fell out 3 or 4 times, and that is when I am not carrying anything. If I carry something, this will throw off the balance even more. It is too late to take them back. I Will invest in something higher end next time, such as an on ear headphone, but on sale for [price], I can't complain too much. Might even go Sony again.

  • from Mississauga, ON

Very Good Product

Was happy that bought this product... My son has actually advised me to do so as himself and his friends found the deal was excellent for the quality of the product.


good for the price

Just bought this one today for [price]. It was nice. My mom tried it and she said that if was good too. I think it lacks something that will make it a better one. Overall, it was a nice product.

  • from Toronto, ON

Very very good


  • from North York, ON

Quality is worth the price!

Everything about this earphone is good except it not having a volume control. Very comfy, the wire looks sturdy and you get the extra bass you're looking for!

  • from Toronto, ON

Pretty good ear buds for general use

I bought this ear buds and used for 2 weeks already, it is a pretty good ear buds from SONY. Nothing bad but nothing impressed me.

  • from Québec

Best earphones

Just got mine today, they are amazing , they are worth the money, great base.makes you forget the outside totally satisfied.

  • from Mississauga, ON


Great bass for a reasonable price

  • from Brampton, ON


i bought these headphones a while ago, maybe 4 months from now and there good headphones. i mean the highs on these headphones kinda suck. there sound signature is low with good bass. there are amazing when it comes to stepping on them and what not. they went through the wash and they still work. the color tends to fade and scratch off tho. the bass vibrates in your ear when the volume is turnt up all the way. there sick. besides that i have no complains.

  • from Ottawa, ON


Great headphones. Finally some headphone with the bass i'm looking for. i just wish there was volume control on the mic piece. overall great value for price and would reccomend for people looking for extra bass and no leaking

  • from Dryden, ON


I just recently purchased these and they're really comfortable. They were on sale at the time but I think the skull candy smokin buds 2 has better sound quality than these.

  • from London, ON

Absolutely durable

I got these earbuds as a gift two years ago. I have accidentally washed them once, and lost them in the snow on the way to class, in a crowd of people likely stepping on them. They are still working perfectly. The sound is great and they can clearly take a beating. I would repurchase in a heartbeat.

  • from Toronto, ON

Good bass, bad button control

Good bass (better than klipsch image s4), bad button control, high and mid are ok (not excellent), size is too big may not comfortable fitting in ears Best in ear I ever bought, worth money

  • from Toronto, ON

Best Earphones I ever got

Pros: Wonderful sound, last long (I've owned them for just about 2 years and only now they seem to have issues). None of my other headphones lasted over a year Cons: The control button does not control volume. Sony makes best headphones for the price and these ones are even greater value for money as the quality of sound is amazing. I just ordered a new pair.

  • from Toronto, ON

Best investment on a good headphone ever

I got this when the headphone was on a back to school sale, its actually a good in ear headphone, I've compared to my beats by dre headphone and its the closet brand that could have a similar performance. Well of course the beat is better but for this price to get a good head phone its pretty good. I've tried brands like skull candy, and urban wear; the quality of its you cant even compare. I would recommend this headphone for anyone who's looking for a good bass headphone!

  • from Ottawa, ON


The best earphone for the best price!

  • from Toronto, ON

Perfect for what I need

Just reserved this product online and picked it up right away this morning. First thing I listened to was Slipknot's most recent album. I am completely satisfied with this product and at a great price as well. I am using it with my NVIDIA Tablet and it doesn't have to be half volume to receive the perfect sound. It lives up to its name and its purpose.

  • from Gatineau, QC

Incredible sound quality!

I bought these headphone on sale at half price to use them with my daily commute and did not have any high expectations. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this model from Sony (MDRXB50APR) is near perfection when it comes to the sound quality. The original sound quality was OK but after a few hours of use it went up like a rocket. Some people say that "burning in" the headphones is a myth and it does absolutely nothing but I will have to disagree especially when it comes to these pair.

  • from Calgary, AB

Great and durable earbuds

Pros: -Great fit and finish. Look and feel great in the ear with various sized for small to large ears. -Excellent sound! Don't be fooled and think these earbuds are for bass only. The sound separation and clarity on these is really amazing. I can hear all instruments being played and hear every voice on the track. Having said that, the bass is truly MASSIVE! My ears shake when I turn up the volume on bass heavy tracks. This is the kind of bass that I can only get on large "around the ear" expensive headphones. This little in ear package delivers the bass and I love it! Cons: -None that I can think of. Maybe the stick out a bit more than the typical earbuds but it's not noticeable. The red ones I bought maybe are a bit flashy but I don't care. Conclusion: AWESOME pair of earbuds. Excellent sound with rattle your brain BASS.

  • from Scarborough, ON

surprisingly boom bass

got this from bestbuy, was a bit hesitant because of prize, but the reviews kept pushing me to try it,, speechless. i just use it to my cell phone, and very satisfied, will not buy separate MP3 as i planned before..go add some few bucks for a quality materials and regret. guaranteed..

  • from B.C.

What You Expect

Good headphones for the under [price] price range great bass but not ear rumbling like beats and bose but also much cheaper so like i said. What you expect. Im not dissapointed at all.

  • from Quebec

Worth every cent 5 stars all the way

I lost my previous ones and couldn't wait to get my self a new pair

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