Bass heads will love the full and deep bass that these in-ears produce. The earpieces are quite big which can be a hassle, yet these still manage to stay lightweight.
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Pro Great low end complemented by clear mids and fairly good highs
The low frequencies are what stand out from the sound signature. Bass goes pretty low and with good punch too. Also, this deepnd full bass is achieved without muddying up the mids. The mids are smooth and clear, allowing vocals and guitars to be clearly heard. The highs are present, though slightly recessed, giving these headphones an overall warm sound.
Pro Cable does not tangle easily
The XB50AP's cable is flat and fairly thick, yet still is quite flexible. The cable does not tangle easily even when chucked into a bag or pocket.
Pro Light weight and soft ear tips make these comfortable to wear
The XB50AP is fairly lightweight. Combined with the high quality ear tips that are soft and flexible, there is not much pressure in the ear canal, making them great for wearing for straight periods of time.
Pro In line remote allows for convenient smart device control
There is a single button remote control which allows you to answer/end calls as well as pause/play tracks. This minimizes the need for you to pull out your phone or media player to perform these functions.
Con Earpieces are quite bulky
The earpieces are quite big and stick out of the ears a bit. It is possible that you will find these to be straining on your ears. Also, these can hurt when you are lying down on your side with these on.
Con Microphonics can be distracting
When the cable moves around while you are wearing these on the go, and it rubs against your clothes, the sound can be heard. This can be quite distracting, especially if you like to focus into your music.
Con Treble can sound recessed
While the bass in these headphones is powerful and full, the treble has taken a bit of a step back. While there is a good level of clarity on the high frequencies, these do not have the airiness and sparkle that more detail oriented headphones have.