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Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

by Sony
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  • Neodymium magnets and long-stroke 40mm drivers for powerful, detailed sound
  • Sound Mode switch allows automatic EQ adjustment for movies or music
  • Urethane leather ear pads and wide, split headband for comfortable listening
  • 3.3-foot oxygen-free copper cord and gold-plated plug; 1/4-inch adapter included
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 22,000Hz
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Technical Details

  • Professional High-Quality Studio Monitor Series Headphones

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 8.8 x 9.9 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007N55NW
  • Item model number: MDRXD200
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (743 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Sony's MDR-XD200 Studio Monitor Series headphones are dynamically tuned to provide cinema-quality sounds, with deep, booming bass for a great listening experience. Features include high-energy neodymium magnets, a 2.5m extension cord and a convenient sound mode switch to match the sound source. Listen in style and comfort. Headband : Adjustable, Single, Music/Movie Sound Mode Switch.

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Sony's MDR-XD200 Studio Monitor Series headphones are dynamically tuned to provide cinema-quality sounds, with deep, booming bass for a great listening experience. Features include high-energy neodymium magnets, a 2.5m extension cord and a convenient sound mode switch to match the sound source. Listen in style and comfort.

Sony MDR-XD200
Cinema-quality sounds and deep, booming bass.
Sony MDR-XD200 Headband
Wide, split headband for added listening comfort.
Powerful Sound

The MDR-XD200 headphones utilize 40mm, long-stroke driver units, along with high-power neodymium magnets, to pump out powerful sound with a wide dynamic range.

An oxygen-free copper cord and gold-plated plug ensure great conductivity, along with corrosion resistance.

Sound Mode Switch

These headphones feature a unique "Sound Mode Switch," allowing on-the-fly adjustment of your headphones' sound. Choose "Music" or "Movie" mode to match your sound source. "Movie" mode provides a bass boost, for higher-impact movie sound, whereas "Music" mode has a flatter EQ suitable for music.

Comfortable Design

Urethane leather ear pads cover your ears comfortably without squeezing, and the adjustable, wide split headband lets you get just the right fit for long listening sessions.

MDR-XD200 Specs

Driver Unit: 40mm, dome type
Magnet Type: Neodymium (360kJ/m3)
Frequency Response: 10Hz - 22,000Hz
Impedance: 70 ohms
Sensitivity (db): 102dB/mW
Power Handling Capacity: 1,500mW (IEC)
Cord Length: 3.3 ft (1.0m)

What's in the Box

MDR-XD200 Headphones, 1/4-Inch Adapter

Customer Reviews

They fit nicely over the ears and are very comfortable.
kinsey915
I have owned these headphones for over 2 years now and they sound just as great as the first day I received them.
R. Schlimbach
The Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones is some of the best headphones i've ever had.
Jarrod

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

619 of 630 people found the following review helpful By T. Woodard on February 1, 2007
COMFORT:

When I first put them on, wow, they fit very well and sealed very good. I rate comfort 9/10. -1 point because if I wear them for 6-8 hours, the top back part of my ear presses slightly against the hard inside part of the ear cups, not really a big problem. I can fix this somewhat by changing the position of the ear cups on my ears. That's the only bad part about the comfort. You won't notice it until after a few hours of use.

SOUND QUALITY:

Overall frequency response is about flat. And just enough bass that it doesn't sound lacking, but not too much, just the right amount. You can listen to these for a long time and fall asleep without being fatigued from the sound.

TREBLE:

I tested the headphones on my computer frequency generator. There was a very slight, hardly noticeable (1-2dB) peak at 2.5kHz (the driver resonance), and another peak of about the same amount at 7kHz (natural resonance of the ear canal). I used the equalizer in winamp for flattest sound, but later after listening to music while switching it on and off, decided that the difference in sound quality was so small that I didn't need to use an equalizer. The overall sound has a kind of mellow sound to the treble, like a low wide peak from 400-2000, it doesn't sound perfectly flat.

BASS:

The bass extends to about 30Hz (-3dB point), while sounding more full and effortless at 40Hz. If they're played below 40Hz, the bass has some odd harmonic distortion starting from 35Hz and a lot more below that. (This is because the Sound Mode valve does not completely cover the bass port inside the ear cups). The bass below 32Hz can still be heard, but with little of the fundamental frequency and most of the odd order harmonics.
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184 of 190 people found the following review helpful By T. K. Das on April 12, 2009
The Sony MDR XD200 is one of those headphones that look expensive and work expensive but are very affordable. This set is very good-looking, and not just the pictures, but also when its lying on your desk or somewhere else. Sadly the same cannot be said if its on your head, because frankly, these headphones are HUGE. take a look at the customer pictures at the top and one of them has a person wearing them with a slightly skewed profile. Those accurately reflect the size of these headphones. I would not recommend these if you are an active person who wants headphones for outdoor use or indoor treadmill use or something like that. But frankly, if that is your primary purpose, why would you use circumaural headphones in the first place? lol

However, if you plan to use these on ur iPods and mp3 players and just listening to music or watching movies on your computer, like basically sedentary activites, maybe even the occasional subway ride (if you dont mind the unavoidable stares from fellow passengers), then these are the headphones to buy. They provide perfectly awesome sound that the in-ear and other tiny appendages-also-called-earphones would supply. These are possibly the most comfortable things I have ever put on my head...maybe not counting the sweater hat my grandma made when I was 10. Seriously, these headphones are very comfortable and designed for extended use, although I did experience some heating up of my ear after 4 hours of continuous use, but thats just because these cups provide good insulation as well. There you go, a nice new set of ear muffs for the chilly winters.

These look big and bulky but they are extremely light.
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290 of 303 people found the following review helpful By Barn on January 12, 2007
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This review is aimed at those with eyeglasses and whose ears get pinched between the eyeglass arms and the earphones. I do not like to block up my ears with ear plugs all day for health concerns. I have bought and used these:

Sony MDR-CD230

Sony MDR-V6

Sony MDR-XD200

My ears are not real fussy on quality, nearly all headphones give my ears a problem by pressing them against my eyeglass arms and this hurts, usually after 10-20 minutes of listening. My hatsize if about 7.25,

my ears are pretty normal in size, I am middle aged. All three of these headphones I own are the best I have tried on or read reviews by eyeglass wearers over past 2 years. Headphones have a left and right side - the cord typically is attached to the left side, and the ear spaces, or cups, are oriented accordingly, to that the back of the ear lobe has more space to sit in than the front of the ear lobe. The sideways pressure (how hard they clamp onto your head) also is a secondary factor in whether my ears hurt. I wear wireframe glasses, and my use for headphones is background music while I program.

$30 The CD230 is no longer available, that I could find (Fall 2006), and I've used them for 5 years. They hurt my ears after 3-4 hours of continual use, but are good before that. They have cloth covered ear cushions, and relatively deep ear lobe spaces. This feature in all earphone seems to be the primary feature that determines whether my ears hurt or not. If you can find these, and like cloth covered headphones, you won't be unhappy. The sideways pressure is light for me.

$64 The V6 stands out for 2 things - richness and accuracy of the sound and blocking out outside office noises.
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