Rated 5 out of 5 by pimathbrainiac Don't Expect Beats (That's a Good Thing)
A friend of mine had a pair of these for a while, until he broke them and got skullcandy headphones. I had listened through both and I thought these were better, so I bought these. Best $20 I have ever spent. Sure, the chord's shorter than your average chord, but I don't mind. These are comfortable headphones that pack a great mid and treble range. And most importantly: great bass. I never liked Beats or built-in-bass-boost headphones, so I never wanted to fork over that money for bass that overpowers the music. When I say great bass, I mean that it is clear and well balanced. Therefore, I say to you this: better than beats, for a fraction of the price.
Now for functionality: I listen to everything, save rap, hip-hop, and country. I can tell you that when listening to a good Muse track, like United States of Eurasia, with these headphones, for the first time, it was as if I never heard that song before. It was so clear, and so beautiful, I could not believe that these were only $20. I was listening to the Chick Corea/Bela Fleck album, The Enchantment, with these, and man, that piano never sounded so alive. Even my favorite recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" sounded better than ever.
Long story short, don't expect Beats, expect more.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlackMamba Take it from a DJ for over 27 years
Definitely better than Dr Dre Beats and also better than skull candy. They dont crackle or sputter. Sony must have contacted Albert Einstein from beyond the grave, Jk for advice. The best head sets especially for the price, Sony....You rock!! I am open to make a commercial for free to advertise these head sets ...pinky promise Sony!!
December 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tyreedun Good Headphones
These headphones have excellent sound quality, but their lack of noise cancellation lets a lot of background noise in. The background noise is not necessarily audible but it does kind of drown out your music which makes for less awesome sound quality. But in a quiet room without much background noise, they do have awesome sound quality.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by supson Good headphones for the price.
These headphones are very good for the price that you pay for them. In my experience, cheap over-ears don't last long and have terrible sound. These are worth the price. They certainly aren't miracle headphones, but they are durable. They are completely plastic. Probably not the best for people with very large heads. They are good for watching movies and videos; but if you're a music fanatic, the same amount of money would be better spent on Sony's DR-EX12IP in ears. In ears tend to have better quality in low price range, but they can't beat high price over-ears for sound quality. This is an un-bias opinion. I do own these headphones. I also have reviews on Sennhieser, Shure, and Apple headphones.
February 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carebear Not a good product
We bought three of these headphones for our children and I bought one for me. Within four months all four of the headphones fell apart! Unfortunately it was after the 90 day warranty. I would not recommend these to anyone.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheTasteOfRegret Awesome Headphones.
I got the white headphones as a gift and they are truly amazing I've had them for two years and they still sounded amazing. the only problem is the cord is long and gets caught on things so mine recently broke but I will defiantly buy another pair this time in black :)
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by DJFritzEntertainment Perfect for the working musician / DJ & MC
These headphones offer amazing clarity and depth, what they lack in low end extension they make up for in mid-bass and vital frequencies. I have used high end two way and three way headphones and these my not beat the sound quality but with the average 254-320kbps track quality used during DJ performances or mixing live acts these work wonders. Mind you these are $20 headphones, but for practical everyday use just listening to your collection or gigging they can't be beat for value and comfort. I personally grab a new pair of the white MDR-ZX100 phones for every wedding I perform and ask the bride and groom to sign the headband when the night is through. They think its great and I get a reminder from each wedding I have the honor of performing for. Buy a pair, your wallet and your ears will thank you!
July 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Audiophile4twenty 4 out of 5, great quality for the budget
These speakers passed the bass test.
The lows, the mids and highs all great quality.
Just as good as a $50 dollar Sennheiser HP
I wonder if Sony hired engineers from Sennheiser to produce a budget high quality headphones, because these headphones take the cake, I recommend them for gaming, music production, and entertainment purposes.
You can use these for general use.
They don't "bass boost" your bass.
So you get the natural bass sounds.
Which is great for studio uses.
Yes there is higher quality much expensive studio monitor headphones, but these are great for audiophile consumer. The technology they used is a large improvement over their previous $20 headphones.
It is a joy that Sony is finally able to provide higher quality technology at a lower cost.
I recommend these headphones for iPod, PC users, MAC users, CD player users, and Gamers. You can't go wrong for $20 with these. I have tried many low budget headphones, and these ones are the best the reason they didn't get 5 stars is because the cable is kind of short compared to their previous $20 headphones. Other than that they are excellent, you might want to invest into an extension for these headphones.
April 15, 2012