I own quite a few different sets of over-ear headphones that I use for different purposes. My Bose headphones I wear when working at the computer because they are so light and comfortable that they never cause fatigue. When I travel, I bring a set of Sony wireless noise cancelling headphones to drown out the sound of the jet engines and crying children (which are usually my own). During my lunch break at work I rock my V-Moda Crossfades, because they sound awesome and look intimidating, so no one bothers me while I listen to Audible.

I also own a pair of Sony Extra Bass headphones (MDRXB950BT) and those I wear when I am craving some sick bass notes. As the name implies, the Sony Extra Bass bring out the deep, dark soul of songs, delivering rich, pounding pulses of sound straight to the brain. If I'm hard of hearing as an old man someday, I'll blame it on these cans.

Now, if you want a more balanced sound, you can turn the bass boost off with the touch of a button. Doing that would really be a shame, because you don't buy these headphones for balanced sound. I'm listening to Bass Head by Bassnectar on this very set of cans as I type and relishing the way the headphones literally make my head vibrate. The Extra bass headphones have ridiculously thick earcup pads, but they're still not enough to absorb all the sweet bass nectar.


The earcups on these cans are deeper than a cave troll's belly button.

Not into bass? Don't buy these. Love bass? Then you should do yourself a favor and pick up a pair. You can get a refurbished set at Walmart right now for just $75 – that's $125 less than they what they go for new. I bought mine refurbished a little more than a year ago and they honestly looked brand new, Sony does a great job re-certifying their headphones. They are wireless and have amazing stamina, lasting up to 20 hours on a single charge.

Now, I will warn you that they aren't perfect cans. They make my head sweat on a hot day, feel a little plasticy, and look rather ridiculous with their enormous earcups. I would never pay $200 for them, but at $75 they are a steal. Intrigued? Check out their reviews at Amazon (4.3 stars) and then head over to Walmart's website to pick up a pair for yourself. They ship free, and you can always return them if you don't like them.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to damaging my hearing.