Buttons: Power button, Bass effect button, Noise cancellation Button.
Right ear cup: Dedicated volume control, button to control playback, call management, and track navigation.
Accessories: Carrying pouch, Headphone cable.
Detachable Cable included: Yes.
Inline remote: No.
The closed back XB950N1 is a very comfortable headphone with a good build quality. The cups are nice and big, and they envelop your ears nicely. No complaints with either. Closed back vs. open back headphones.
The problem I have is with the sound. It’s absolute poop. Frankly, it’s laughable that Sony would even include an “Extra Bass” switch on these. I mean, for what? The bass is already out of control and bloated, and the button only magnifies that issue. It’s almost a slap in the face. “Here, you want more bass? We’re gonna slap you silly with it!”
That might seem harsh, but the headphones really left a bad taste in my mouth. I suppose for $20 I could excuse this, but these are well over $100. It’s just wrong on so many levels.
You could include these with Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket and it still wouldn’t excuse the poor sound. Sure, there’s a lot of features, but they all amount to bunk if the sound is poopy. And these certainly are.
Imagine me taking two drum sticks and beating them on a beach ball. That’s what the bass sounds like. Lol. I wish I were kidding.
The bass is so bad that I couldn’t even make out any semblance of a mid-range or treble. So that’s it. I can’t. It’s that bad. I’m serious, the $15 Sony MDR V150 is better than this trash heap. Heck, the MDR ZX100 is better. Gosh. Okay. I’m done ranting.
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