The comfort level on these can't even be compared to any other headphones. They wrap around your ear in a super soft cushion. There is no pressure anywhere on your head unlike some that either chaff your ear or cause pressure on your head.
They fit snug over yours ears and not heavy at all. The bass performance is fantastic, better than other powered headphones I've tried which I think distort the sound and balance of the music. Plus there are no batteries to replace and no batteries to make the headphones heavier.
The first thing you notice when you put them on is how comfortable they are. They're so squishy! Also, they fit all the way around your ears. Then when you begin listening to them, you notice the insane clarity. They are designed to handle 4-24,000 Hz, so you hear every frequency. The bass (which is what I bought them for) is amazing !
We purchased these because we have an in-house video studio and needed high quality headphones without the over-priced logo on the side. Sure you could spend 4x as much but the quality are very good for the low price-tag that is attached. A great buy and we use them very often and they have held up well so far! Great job!
Prepare yourself for the monster bass of the MDR-XB500 Extra Bass headphones. Sporting a circum-aural closed design, the ear cushions are angled parallel and connected by a quality cloth-lined headband that reduces pressure for a comfortable fit. From the dynamic 40mm diaphragm driver units to the incredibly high level of sound isolation, the Extra Bass headphones deliver the dramatic bass that moves you.
40mm driver units - Exclusively engineered by Sony, the extra-large 40mm Extra Bass diaphragm driver units accurately reproduce ultra-low frequency sounds and deliver dynamic, deep bass reproduction.
Direct vibe structure - Built with a direct vibe structure to ensure high audio fidelity, the Extra Bass headphones feature a tightly sealed acoustic design that allows for a high level of sound isolation which reproduces powerful and extended bass sound.
Closed, dynamic design - Experience the ultimate in comfortable listening with the Extra Bass headphones' over-the head, around the ear circum-aural design. The drivers inside the ear cups are angled parallel to your ears to not only reduce pressure, but increase comfort and deliver an unbelievable listening experience.
King sized ear cushion - Providing more than exceptional sound, the Extra Bass headphones feature ultra-thick, pressure-relieving ear cushions for supreme comfort and better acoustic performance. Each earcup measures 1.8 inches in thickness and 3.7 inches in diameter. The flat and seamless, cloth-lined headband delivers enhanced wearing comfort.
Optimal sound quality - Sound leakage and a loss in audio quality are minimized thanks to a sealed acoustic design. Additionally, the MDR-XB500 headphones have an exceptionally wide frequency response from 4-24,000 Hz.
Flat Y-type cord - Minimize tangles while you're on the move with the flat yet durable Y-type 3.9ft. (1.2m) cord. Also includes a gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini plug.
Supplied carrying pouch - Easily carry your Extra Bass headphones wherever you go with the included carrying pouch.