Sony MDR-V300 Monitor Series Headphones with Folding Design
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- Supra-aural design for excellent listening comfort
- Folding design for compact mobility; extremely lightweight (4.1 oz.)
- 30 mm diameter drive units for delivery of broad frequency range
- Double-sided oxygen-free copper cord; 10 feet long (3 meters)
- Reversible earcups for single-sided monitoring
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Most suited for portable digital music devices. Some of the other "studio" headphones suck up all your portable player's amperage, this one needs less juice to give you louder sound.
I use them with a mp3/fm player, and have found that the mdr's long cord makes for great FM reception, (even when most of its length is folded up somwehere).
These headphones have a weak spot on the headband where two peices of plastic meet. I broke it on one side, duck-taped it fixed, and then broke it on the other side as well, (just for stuffing it in to a jacket pocket). So don't test the plastic. It can't take pressure.
Before you get these ones, look at the Sony MDR-501LP headphones listed in 'similar products'. They look like great sounding headphones...
not only do they sound really great using either my aiwa cd player or arkos mp3 jukebox but they fit right into my small backpack with ease. understand this though, these headphones do not fold up like the MDR-V700's. that is something i wish i would have known before buying them. they simply collapse, meaning the ear pieces fold up and into the headband. the one problem is that they really don't stay that way. sometimes i just wrap a rubber band around them to keep them from harm.
these headphones do have really great sound for being so small and inexpensive. the bass is outstanding and the treble is matched pretty well. luckily my mp3 player has an eQ, otherwise the treble would sound a bit muddy. the headphones block out almost all outside noise, but you do hear just enough to know what's going on and that is surely a good thing walking around campus and crossing streets. i think that is what these headphones are best for . . .travel by foot or sitting in your office. i wouldn't suggest these for use as a club dj ( that's why i had the MDR-V700DJ's in the 1st place. they are untouchable ) nor would i suggest these headphones if you need something really small and portable.
it's give and take when chosing a pair of headphones. give up a little size for a little better sound. well these do a damn good job of balancing out the two. it would have 5 stars if only they folded up like the MDR-V700DJ's do and if the highs were just a little higher.
The sound quality is excellent. Typically, I listen to videos and music files on my laptop. Even the cheap walkman type headphones sound better than my laptop's built-in speakers. Although I'm not an audiophile, I don't think I could tell the difference from headphones that cost significantly higher.
The construction is pretty cheap. Other reviewers said that it's not rugged enough if you plan on travelling with them and take it in and out of bags or cases repeatedly. It's true, but if you use them only at home or at the office, then it should be tough enough. I only take it between home and the office, so they don't get much wear-and-tear anyway. Actually, I like it because the phones are very lightweight.
This is exactly what I paid for and I'm happy with the quality, construction, and price.
P.S. I use these to listen on my computer, and I did not evaluate them on smaller audio devices, if that matters.
-Very Crisp Sounds
-Fairly comfortable (I don't find it too hard on my ears even after 5+ hours of wearing them, but I have small ears).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I received a pair of these as a groomsman' gift in the summer of 2004. I have used them for multiple purposes for nearly 12 years--mostly running tunes mixed with my electric... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Headphones worked great for a few months, but then the right side just completely died out. The sound quality was great, as I used to have a pair of these a long time ago. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Robert Allen
I've owned and used a pair of these for more than 10 years. They provide exceptional tone reproduction for the price. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ashevillain
We own one other exactly like this but my husband absconded with it for his paraphenalia,so I ordered another exclusively for my own use. Read morePublished 7 months ago by srumora
I purchased these headphones over 8 years ago (in S. Korea) and they are still going strong with regular use. For the money (I paid $40) they have excellent clean sound and bass. Read morePublished 8 months ago by T
sound is ok, the ear cuffs didn't fit good around my big head. feels cheap. I wouldn't recommend ***Click the YES button if you liked this review. thanks ***Published 12 months ago by Travis
Ear cups tend to break (connector to headband) after a lot of use. Doesn't seem like they're easily replaceable and renders them useless. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Z