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Sony MDR-XB400 - Green

Luxuriously Padded On-Ear Premium XB Series Stereo Headphones with Powerful 30mm Bass Drivers

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Sony MDR-XB400, XB Means eXtra eXtreme Bass

If you love R&B, hip hop, dubstep and other bass-heavy beats, the Sony MDR-XB400 XB Series headphones were made for you. The specially designed 30mm driver units and direct vibe structure tightly sealed acoustic design combine to serve up a powerful and dynamic bass response to do your music justice. Infused with comfort-enhancing features like ultra-cushy earpads crafted from pressure-relieving urethane foam, they're perfect for those extra long playlists. Featuring a lightweight design and swivel-fold ear cups for collapsible convenience on the go, these headphones are perfect for travel. Engineered to pack the thunderous bass of a pair of tower speakers, but generous enough to require little juice to do so, the 24 Ohm Sony XB400 series is perfectly paired with your new iPod touch, nano, shuffle, your iPhone 5, 5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S, an iPad or iPad mini, or any other Smartphone device/portable media (MP3/MP4) player. The best new headphones are here and waiting, in a whole assortment of colors including the rarest of rare versions. Step up, can you handle it?

What's In The Box?
  1. Sony MDR-XB400 Extra Bass Headphones (Green)
  2. Flat 3.96 Foot Headphone Cable (Attached)
  3. Owners Manual & Operating Instructions
  4. Warranty Information

General Features:

  • On-Ear XB Series Extra Bass Stereo Headphones
  • Luxurious seamless, noise isolating ear pads with pressure relieving urethane foam offers users the softest, most comfortable fit available perfectly forming to the shape and contour of users ears
  • Direct-Vibe Structure and specially designed powerful 30mm drivers deliver tight, extended deep and powerful bass that perfectly complements today’s popular music genres
  • Slim in stature with swivel-fold earpads conveniently lay flat for compact storage, tight fit packing, or easy adjustments during use
  • Tightly sealed acoustic design allows for a higher level of sound isolation great for users, and equally enjoyable for neighbors close by
  • Tangle-free cable with flat design for convenient listening without the hassle
  • Adjustable headband for comfortable listening sessions
  • Nickel-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • Main Color: Green
  • Secondary Color Accent: Gray (or Grey)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: Sony MDR-XB400/GRN (MDRXB400/GRN)
  • Also Found As: Sony MDR-XB400/GREEN (MDRXB400/GREEN)
  • Sony MDR-XB400 Also available in: Blue & Black , All Black , Violet Purple & White , Pink & Black , and Coming Soon In Red & Black , and All White
  • The Sony MDR-XB400iP with iPhone, iPod, iPad Mic/Remote Available In: Blue & Black,
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Headphone Design: Over-the-Head, Headband, Closed-Back
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Driver (Supra-Aural)
  • Speaker Size: 30 mm, Dome Type
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium (Neo-Dymium)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 24 Ohms
  • Max Input Power: 1000 mW
  • Cable Type: Copper, Flat Cord
  • Cord Length: 3.96 Feet (1.2 Meters)
  • Plug Type: Gold-Plated L-Shaped Stereo Mini

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Sony MDR-XB300 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-XB400 - Green)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

On-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Student
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.
Closed

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

No
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 22000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
100 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
30 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Dynamic
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
24 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Green
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Gray

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
81%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.6
Features
4.1
Design
4.3
Usability
4.8

Jr

CA

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Awesome!!!!!

March 2, 2014

The item that I bought was the sony headphones and the seller who sold me this item was awesome because I could listen to the awesome base it has and for a cheap price thanks sonic.

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Brenda

Park Forest, IL

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Super Excellent Product!

February 20, 2014

I was a bit skeptical about ordering $30 headphones. However, I took a chance because they were Sony. I am sooooo glad that I decided to make the purchase. I have only praise for the product. Excellent quality for the price. No complaints! I recommend these to anyone who likes music & wants to hear the bass.

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Norsky Santa

Bismarck, North Dakota

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Norsky Santa

January 6, 2014

The product was much better than we had expected. Nice looking, sleek and great sound. Received the unit a couple days after ordering and that was during the holiday season. Thank you

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LtDarkstar

Milwaukee, WI

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Nowhere near as nice as Bose

January 3, 2014

They are OK but lacking on clarity and the higher range frequencies. The bass boost is a LOT, maybe even too much to the point of becoming overpowering. Both myself and my husband compared my Bose that I paid $150 for side-by-side with these and the Bose were a hundred times better. I guess you do get what you pay for... save your money.

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mr. dave

clinton, maryland

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100% satisfied

December 31, 2013

i am 100% pleased with this sony product and would buy it again. cant think of anything bad to say about them. they have a beautiful high quality sound with enhanced bass..i like, sounds expensive but it is not.

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K

lafayette,Louisiana

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great sound

December 13, 2013

Good quality sound and base fast shipping as well would recommend great for the price

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Rico

Melville, NY

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Can't ask for more

November 30, 2013

This headphone looks and feels cheap, but believe me it's a pretty good deal for the price. I compare it to my Pioneer HDJ-500 headphone and quite frankly I prefer the sound of the Sony MDR-XB400. I like bass and this headphone gives you just that.

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Stanley

Ames, IA

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love it

November 28, 2013

comparing with the price and product, I think this headphone is a very reasonable choice.

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Maffewd

Jackson, Tennessee

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Great pair of headphones!!

September 18, 2013

These are most likely the best pair of headphones for the price. I am very satisfied, and I highly recommend you purchase a pair.

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Yilo

Clarksville

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Great sound!

September 17, 2013

Headphone has a great sound great bass. You can't here anything from outside !

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Lorraine

Laredo, Texas

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Great headphones!

September 17, 2013

These headphones offer the same quality as other big branded headphones and for a much cheaper price!

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Zeke

Huntington, NY

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Xb400

August 19, 2013

The sound of these headphones are GREAT. The bass especially. The price is amazing and I highly recommend them!

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headsound

largo, FL

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Sony MDR-XB400/GRN second to none

August 8, 2013

These are the best headphones I have ever owned, the noise canceling function is great, as well as the no tangle cable and strong overall build quality, for on-ear headphones the value is great.

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Dan

Levittown, NY

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Sick headphones

July 30, 2013

Incredible bass, really comfortable for on ear headphones. Highly recommended

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panda

ny

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sony review

May 16, 2013

Looks sikk works great. Love the colors. Lots of swag.

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Tyler H.

Los Angeles, CA

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SERIOUS Bass!

December 3, 2012

WOW! i was a little skeptical about this "XB Extra Bass" series when i saw the difference in the driver size. 30 mm in not really that small, but its certainly not a 40 mm or 50 mm either. But the green is really cool. I thought i would give them a chance and i have never regretted that choice. The Bass is so deep i couldn't believe it. I can actually feel the pressure when it hits like the kind of pressure you hear in the car when it really kicks. It is actually stunning. The cushions are the softest ear cushions i have ever experienced. These are easily worth twice the price no problem. But at half that, i will not complain either :)

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MDR-XB400/GRN

UPC

027242854406

Weight

0.45lbs

Internal SKU

mdrxb400-green

Internal Product ID

62280

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Sony MDR-XB400 - Green