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Sony MDR-SA3000 DJ Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
7 customer reviews

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  • Open-Air Design
  • Super-Lightweight Frame
  • 50Mm Nano-Composite High-Definition Drivers
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  • Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) frame structure for super light weight headphones
  • Utilizes modern nanocomposite diaphragms to increase frequency range
  • 50 millimeter diameter, dome-type driver unit
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Product Description

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Feel the rhythm and hear every note with the MDR-SA3000 stereo headphones.

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  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.4 x 4.4 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B0007N55KU
  • Item model number: MDRSA3000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at June 16, 2006

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Matt on March 4, 2011
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Originally, I was disappointed with the SA-3000's. The sound was thin and the bass was non-existent. It didn't matter the source, straight out of the ipod, laptop, or even a home audio amp.

It wasn't until I bought a dedicated headphone amp that I heard the true potential of the cans. They are phenomenal. I paired them with a Headstage Arrow, and now everything sounds great. The high are present, the mids are not hollow, and you can just melt into the bass. I don't understand how the SA-3000's get such a low score, while the SA-5000's get such a high score with nearly identical drivers. Maybe the halo effect of having spent $400 on a pair of headphones?
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chris Kendrick on February 27, 2008
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I bought these headphones because I will soon be moving to an apartment and wanted to use headphones as my primary way for hearing things. After listening to them for a few days now, I've come to the conclusion that these headphones are not for everyone, and here's why.

Upon taking them out of the box, one finds that they are EXTREMELY delicate. These headphones are not to be used in an environment that they will face a lot of movement and hostility. They have a somewhat cheaply made feel for so called "Super Audio" headphones, and I expected more from Sony. My faith was then somewhat revived when I plugged them up to my computer. Wow. These headphones have a quality that you won't find in your average store-brand headphones, in the way that they can bring out detail. I have gone through several different types of audio and video, noticing subtle differences and additions that I've never noticed before. That is where these headphones have strength, in revealing more depth in audio. Classical music was a real treat to hear, as well as acoustic songs and live video such as TV and movies. In it's haste to bring out that layer of depth to sound however, it's second biggest weakness is exposed; SPL (Sound Pressure Level) and Bass quality. These headphones are not designed to handle music that is very common today, such as hip-hop and rap. I found them to distort very easily on moderate volumes when listening to that style music, and several other bass intense applications. These phones are meant to show one a deeper layer of musical clarity and precision, and there it succeeds. Make sure that you have some really quality music equipment to really get any pleasure out of these.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Henri Vasquez on February 11, 2014
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Bought this to replace my old sony mdr-sa1000 which were great also but this is much better. I listen to a wide variety of music, many genres (this is 2014 by the way) and I have yet to favor one genre over the other when listening thru these headphones. Great detail and clarity at mid hi and low. These cans have a flat sound out of the box but if you have a good sound card like I do(I have a Sound Blaster ZxR which is more than mighty fine) you can change the low end to match your desires in listening.
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26 of 42 people found the following review helpful By M. Woods on March 19, 2006
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My experience with these headphones has been nightmarish. The nightmare began, when I had to replace the first pair after the bracket that hold the earcups in place collapsed on the right side. When I sent them back under the warranty, Sony had the nerve to charge me a "flat labor fee" of $24.00. I called customer service and asked them what labor was involved since they were just sending replacement headphones, but of course I got no satisfactory answer.

After receiving the replacement headphones, I thought the situation had been resolved when only after a month, I noticed a distortion in the sound coming from the headphone on the right side. Upon examination, I discovered that an electical short was in the cord itself. So, I had to send these pair back and now I'm on the third pair!

My advice to anyone thinking about purchasing a pair of these poorly designed headphones is to steer clear of these puppies or you'll be sorry!
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