SONY MDR-EX650 Reviews

SONY MDR-EX650, one of earphones in Sony’s MDR series, is appeared to follow the success of Sony MDR-EX210B/BLU and Sony MDRXB60EX.

The SONY MDR-EX650 is specially designed for head bass and they are compatible with most smart devices( 3.5 mm headphone jack-Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices). It is not either plastic or aluminum but the brass brown-construction. As an result, you could experience a really impressive bass with “tingkling sound”. If you are looking to improve the sound from your smart devices, this could be a solid investment.

Design: The Y-cord designed with the twisted cables inside will keep it more durable and free-tangled. This also help minimize the sound distortion-microphonics as seen on other earbuds when the cable bounce, there will be a noise. There is mic and one button controller, yet no in-line remote volume controller, this mean you have to adjust volume from you device. The earbuds are supplied with an additional smart holder to keep the cord in place.


The cord with twisted design


Smart holder

Since SONY MDR-EX650 is integrated 12mm driver, it looks smaller than Sony MDR-EX210B/BLU or MDR-XB90EX that came before with 16mm drivers. The housing of the earbuds is made of metal surprisingly, it’s brass brown and there are 4 pairs of silicon eartips ( SS, S, M, L)  fitting well to various ear sizes. If you have the difficulty in fitting earbuds to your ears try our Best replacement earbud tips for extra-comfort, for the different fitting in-ear cannal experiences. The metal housing looks impressive with nice shape, not like piston. This is rare metal housing earbuds on the market constructed by high quality material for this price range.


Housing is made of metal Brass brown

Performance: The powerful bass of SONY MDR-EX650 can be compareable to high-end XBAH3 Hybrid 3-way Driver earbuds, for instance. The treble is particularly clear at mid-range. The mid-range and high are good and well balanced. When the volume is rocked the bass is still found clear and fairly deep, yet the treble is little crunchy or overwhelmed.


For those who want to experience powerful Bass of Sony earbuds, this would be a choice with the price lower than  Sony mdr-xb90ex, which is stronger in bass but bigger in size. Both of them tunes excellent sound in the price range ($50-100), probably you will find sound nearly identical to $150 earbuds. Just like many Sony earbuds, the Sony Mdr-ex650 has various sizes of silicon eartips worn to earbud housing following an angle to keep earbuds more stable. The earbud body is constructed in such way that personally I think this will keep balance in weight between the part stayed in the outer ear and the one actually rest in ear canal, which keeps earbuds from frequent falling out of your ears. 

Regardless of whether you’ll use SONY MDR-EX650. This truly makes your beat hearts more enjoyable. Finally, the price tag makes them affordable and more satisfied to music lovers especially a bass head.

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Pros: With the smart design of the Y-cord, it is not just to reduce noise effect but the Y-cord will not tangled when you stuff them in your pocket. The housing is particulary made by metal Brass brown, which gives it elegant look as professional and high-end earbuds. Sound quality is decent, the MDR-EX650 is intergrated with 12mm drivers units but the sound is tuned identical to other Sony earbuds with 16mm drivers. Moreover, mid-range and high are pretty good at level details. Emphasis on bass, comfortable wear and high-quality sound allows you to listen to music for hours.
Cons: As housing is made of metal, which make you feel a little heavy. The treble may sound little crunchy.

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