Sony MDR-SA1000 DJ Stereo Headphones
- Specially designed frame structure for super light weight headphones
- Utilizes modern nanocomposite diaphragms to increase frequency range
- 50 millimeter diameter, dome-type driver unit
- Open-air design with leather ear pads and pressure dispersion pad for comfort
- Neodymium magnets (360 kJ/m3) for powerful bass and clear treble sounds
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1) If you have decent audio equipment (a quality dedicated headphone amplifier and good source) these perform very well.
2) These are an "Open Air" design. This design is used to increse the quality of the sound, but also allows exerior sounds in and some sound produced by the unit out. If this is important to you do not buy these, get a "closed / sealed" design.
3) These are for home use. Do not buy them for travel or DJ use.
4) Replace the original cable with a high end cable (makes these sound much better)
5) The price / performance ratio these are hard to beat.
6) Everyone has there own tastes preview / research before you buy!
7) If you have low end equipment buy to match what you have. These are fairly efficient at 70ohms, but if you are using an IPOD get 32 Ohm headphones or buy a headphone amplifier.
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February 23, 2010: After 4 years they still look and sound great. I have taken care of them & and have received excellent service. They have been a very good buy.
The main drawback so far is the hinged portions of the frame are made of plastic and every time I move my head, a clicking sound is generated where plastic rubs against plastic. This occurs with even slight head movements. Even swallowing causes the clicking sounds. Hopefully this will eventually go away after some use.
These headphones are replacing some older Sony headphones that had vinyl ear pads, which deteriorated over time. One reason I chose the MDR-SA1000s was because the description stated the ear pads were leather. Unfortunately, this is incorrect. The ear pads are actually made of fabric. The fabric ear pads may turn out to be durable, but vinyl is still used to attach the fabric headband to the frame and I fear that will be the first thing to go.
If you can afford it, the MDR-SA5000s might be a better choice due the higher quality materials used and of course, better specs.
As a musician, writer, producer and engineer for 20 years, I've used many different headphones, these are simply the best for my purposes-light and comfortable, sturdy, precise with un-colored sound, straight cord. Most importantly is the sound-very, very accurate, and secondly the comfort - circumaural(around the ear, not on the ear). I have compared them to the Sony MDR 7506, AKG K240, Senns and ATH - The most surprising difference was in the high frequency coverage-crisp and cool. I've never written a product review before so understand that I was truly impressed by these phones. They met and exceeded my expectations. Note that these phones are on the 'large' physical size, but extremely light in weight.
This product has a full sound spectrum with realistic reproduction of classical music.
The headphones cushions rest on the head instead of the ears, making the unit reasonably comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
The price; In Canada $299.00 from the Sony store
The unit, although not heavy, is big and clunky and because of its size tends to be moved around a bit by pillows or cushions when used while lying down on a sofa.
All in all a quality sound product but pricey and somewhat cumbersome. 3 1/2 stars.
These represent best value for the money.
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