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Sony MDR-D777LP Altus Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Lightweight, Closed-Type Design
- 40Mm Driver
- Collapsible Design For Ultra Portability
- Auro-Nomic Design For More Natural
- Reproduction & Enhanced Wearing Comfort
- Stereo headphones with aura-nomic design for increased comfort and elite sound
- High-definition neodymium drivers produce 8 Hz to 80 kHz frequency response
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I agree that the 777's appear flimsy. Sit on 'em once, and you're buying a new pair. Comfort is OK, not great. I like the oval ear cup design; but I guess my ears are bigger than the designers planned for. 2-3 hours is about all I can comfortably manage with these. FWIW: Even my venerable AKG K240DF's are sometimes uncomfortable after several hours.
Overall sound quality of the 777's is fantastic. If you're a jazz or classical lover, buy without hesitation. My musical tastes include dub, electro and other bass-heavy genres, and so far, I'm very impressed - the bass response is bottomless. I love the sound of these headphones!
Of course, the best sounding item I own is not the Sony Altus model, it is hands down the Shure E500, but for $20-30 these Sony's are an absolute Gem. Yeah, I can see how other reviewers may have had problems with the build quality. The plastic is a bit flimsy that connects the earcups to the headband, and also when you adjust the headband up and down to get a fit, it seems a bit less durable than the typical sliding mechanism. Keeping this in mind, doing this with care and being gentle may prove to be important for the life of the product. These limitations may be significant if you are known to beat up your equimpent, or toss them in a backpack with a lot of heavy crap like school books, etc.
Onto the sound. I personally like the sound signature of these cans. The mids are forward and involving, great for Jazz and classical music, as well as vocals. Highs are sharp and decent at worst. The low end response is deep but doesn't thump artificially with authority as bassheads may prefer, but the way these are designed it helps combat listening fatigue.
I would say that these are very comfortable headphones, A close second to only my bose triports (the full sized headphones, not the earbuds).Read more ›
Good mid and high level sounds
Nice tight fit
Works great as earmuffs
Really keeps out unwanted sounds
Open close switches do not seem to make a noticeable difference as far as I can tell
Low (bass) sounds are not the best
Good earmuffs with speakers but at a high price.
Not worth the price.
The other reviewers claim that the Y connector breaks, but I had these since April 2007 (Dec 24, 2007 right now) and I never had a problem. I use them while mostly at work so they do not get battered as much as if I had them in a backpack. However they do accompany me on the plane as I tend to travel with a fair amount of frequency. They do shut out a lot of the engine noise and screaming babies and they continue to show their comfort as I was able to sleep with them on. That's saying a lot as I don't usually sleep on planes.
When my wife bought these for me they were about $150. Amazon now has them listed at $35. I disagree with most of the negative reviews about this product and consider it a steal at this cost. The only thing that seems more true is that Sony favored the mids and highs on these headphones and not so much the bass. I listen to a lot of classical and jazz guitar so I'm not missing that much. If you are into pop or dance music you might want to look at something that has a little more thump, but the clarity on these for vocals and instrumental is amazing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So these are not my best headphones but at the refurbished price they are worth keeping as a second set to carry around or for another location. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Ken
A lot better then Bose headphones and cost $300 less . They are very comfortable(sometimes I forget I am wearing them) and the sound is so crisp and clean. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by sikdud
It's sad. I love this style of headphone from Sony. I've had numerous models from them, starting with some of their classic egg styles in the past. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by Eric B
The thinnest part of the headphones by the ears break easily because it's so thin. Just be careful with it. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Steve
I am not an audiophile, but I purchased a good pair of ear phones a few years ago and I can't go back to phones with poor sound quality. Read morePublished on December 2, 2009 by Andrew R. Garofalo
I bought these for $20 and have been using them for a while now (about 4-5 months). Sound quality is solid. Everything from the bass to the highs is crystal clear. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by Satoshi
If you are looking for headphones that relatively inexpensive, comfortable and has good quality sound, these are the one. I use them quite frequently and they are great.Published on December 28, 2008 by B. Williams
For the price I payed (25$), I got way more then I expected. Of course, compare this to the Bose series, which I also tried, Bose wins hands down, they also come with a minimum... Read morePublished on June 16, 2008 by N. Froundjian