You Said You Wanted Bass?

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the market for bluetooth headphones?  The obvious first choice for those that love there music loud and bass heavy are the Beats Studio Wireless.  There main claim to fame obviously is they are associated with the legendary producer Dr. Dre.  Aside from their connection to the N.W.A affiliate they look great, have great bass and are also noise canceling.


The Sony vs Beats Studio


But the real killer for the Beats by Dre headphones in my opinion and what made me jump ship and look for an alternative is the build quality.  While I do not own the Wireless Beats I do own the original Studio Beats headphones and looking at reviews on Amazon it seems the issues are still there.  The Beats are supposed to be premium, high quality headphones but unfortunately screws fall out, the plastic starts to crack and the ear cushion separates.  These headphones are not cheap  So for me when looking to jump from wired to wireless I began looking for an alternative to the over the ear Beats by Dre but featured Bass.


Build quality is questionable… screws missing, cracked piece


The Sony MDRXB950BT/B Extra Bass are seriously worth a look if you’re looking for Stylish Over the Ear design, heavy bass, rechargable, corded headset.

These headphones can be found on Amazon for under $150.  And what you get for almost half the price of the Beats is a pair of headphones that sound more expensive then they are.  While they do not fold up like the Beats or have noise canceling.  The Sony MDRXB950BT/B features an extra bass boost.  There is a button located on the underside of the headphones that can be used for an extra bass boost.  Honestly, I have not used this button/feature at all.  The bass without the boost is more than heavy and rattling enough.

You will also find playback controls (play, pause, forward and back) a microphone for hands-free phone calling, micro usb charger and headphone jack for making these wired.  What I like about this option is that unlike the Beats, wired connection works even if the battery is dead.  With the Beats when the battery dies you’re out of luck.

My only complaint is I wish the Sony MDRXB950BT/B headphones came with a case.  The headphones seem sturdy enough when wearing and sitting on a table but when commuting to work or throwing them in your bag you want some protection.  I personally went with the Geekria EJB-0039-02 case.

Geekria Case


You can find other nice options on Amazon