Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 21
Rated 3 out of 5 by KDKD Somewhat Disappointed
This was my 1st "true" headphone purchase in many years. For my listening preference, these are too bass heavy for my liking and I wish that there was more treble and detail. But, more disappointing than the sound reproduced, is the noticible creeking from the plastic construction of the headphone. Every little turn of the head or neck, facial expression etc. causes an annoying audible creeking of the parts. If the return period had not expired, I would have returned and looked at other options.
July 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by silverwasp Great quality, dissapointing sound.
I purchased the MDR-V55 because it was time to replace my old Sennheiser HD 250's. I was looking for something with power and capability for bass, but also clarity and something that wouldn't drown out the rest of the sound. I figured a trusted brand like Sony would surely be able to live up to that for a set that retails for about $80.
As someone who's father has been a professional DJ for over 35 years, I know how to put headphones through their paces. Unfortunately, I have been disappointed with the sound of the MDR-V55's. It seems to be an obvious attempt to recreate Beats headphones. The problem with that is that Beats are designed to be extremely bass heavy without maintaining sound quality. The pure tones of music are drowned out and clarity is lost. This is not to say that bass is not to be exploited, I love a powerful and punchy bass. However, NEVER at the expense of clarity and other frequencies. Sadly, this is exactly what happens with these Sony MDR-V55's. I honestly think I'll switch back to my old (falling apart) Sennheiser HD 250's until I come up with enough money to get something that can preform powerfully and clearly at the same time.
The headphones themselves are very nice, they feel well built and the cord is a flat, tangle-free style. The cord is a bit short, but could be easily remedied with an extender. The kind of music I've found works fairly well with these are most any dubstep. -Those drops- O_o
May 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TiPi Greatest headphones ever!
Bought these headphones about a half a year ago and I love 'em!
They sound and look awesome, feel great - though you may have to get used to the feel of it for the first week.
It folds very compactly. Both sides can swivel 90 degrees sideways and can swivel all the way backwards so that you could look awesome while doing some dj stuff :P
The cord is a bit short imo, still looking for a matching flat extension cable.
Overall awesome product!
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJwoOdepiC INSANELY EPIC
These headphones are amazing! I got them on sale for $80, which is great for normally $120. I never expected such awesomeness for that little. Not only do they look boss, but sound so good! They add a whole new dimension to the song. DONT BUY ANY OTHER HEADPHONES THAN THESE! At the store I asked if they had any other headphones that they would recommend over these, so I tried out the "better" ones, and they had overpopulated and muddy bass. These have INCREDIBLE highs and lows. These are better sounding than the $800 beats pros, and MANY other headphones, and buying these, you are definitely not giving up style. These have a fresh, cool look, and the design is practical. I am actually wearing them as I write this review, and they are COMFORTABLE. I practically don't even realize they are there. Buy these, which are by far the best bang-for-the-buck headphones you could possibly buy. Just gonna say again..... THEY SOUND SO GOOD!
March 16, 2014