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Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ-Style Monitor Series Headphones (Old Version)

4.3 out of 5 stars 350 customer reviews
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  • Reversible swivel earcups for DJ and remix single-sided monitoring, with auto-return swivel mechanism
  • Supra-aural design ensures excellent comfort and creates a controlled environment for better sound
  • Huge 50 mm drivers deliver an outstanding dynamic range, with deep bass down to 5 Hz
  • 3,000 mW power handling for the most stringent professional applications and daily use at very high output levels
  • Detachable 10-foot, single-sided cord made of oxygen-free copper for high conductivity
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Technical Details

  • foldable

Product Description

Product Description

Feel the power of the MDR-V700DJ Studio Monitor Series DJ headphones. Featuring swivel earcups for DJ and remix applications, reversible earcups for added flexibility and an auto return mechanism.

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The music is all yours with the MDR-V700DJ Studio Monitor Series DJ headphones. They sport reversible, swivel earcups for DJ and remix applications, complete with an auto-return mechanism. These headphones pack 50mm drivers for reference-quality sound, and sport a folding design for easy transport. Just plug them in and start spinning.

Sony MDR-V700DJ
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Sony MDR-V700DJ
Reversible, swivel earcups for DJ and remix applications, complete with an auto-return mechanism.
Sony MDR-V700DJ
1/4-inch adapter included; serrated area on the plug acts as a "hanger" when plugged into a rack of equipment.
Studio Quality

The MDR-V700DJs incorporate high-end materials and advanced engineering to provide a clean, detailed sound for professional applications.

Reversible Swivel Earcups

For DJ and remix applications, these headphones enable single-sided monitoring. DJs can listen to house sound with one ear while they cue up the next track with the other. Also convenient for on-shoulder use.

Auto Swivel Return

This mechanism brings the earcups back to standard listening position, another handy touch from Sony.

Power and Fidelity

The MDR-V700DJs boast 3000 mW power handling, for the most brutal of professional applications. These cans will stand up to day-in, day-out use, at serious output levels.

For maximum energy and minimum size Sony chose Neodymium magnets. These pack more magnetic energy per ounce than conventional Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt, or Aluminum magnets, and help produce ample sound output--107 dB/mW sensitivity.

Last but not least, 50 mm diameter drive units dish out reference-grade sound, superior power handling without the distortion, and way deeper bass, extending all the way down to a ridiculous 5 Hz.

Comfortable, Supra-Aural (On-Ear) Design

The MDR-V700DJs rest lightly on the ear, and the driver is positioned the correct distance from the ear canal, for a controlled environment and better sound. Plug : Gold-plated, straight stereo UniMatch plug with fixed mini plug and detachable phone plug, 3.5MM stereo mini jack; UniMatch adapter.

A wide, molded headband evenly distributes the headphone's weight, for comfortable listening hours on end.

Precious Metals

Gold-plated plugs resist corrosion for high conductivity and low noise. Ditto on the oxygen-free copper cord, which also conducts electricity better than conventional copper.

Convenient Design

A folding design makes for easy storage and easy portability in a briefcase or equipment bag. As an added bonus, a serrated area on the plug acts as a "hanger," providing a spot to hang the phones when plugged into a rack of equipment.

MDR-V150 Specs

Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 30 kHz
Magnet Type: Neodymium
Sensitivity: 107 dB/mW
Impedance: 24 ohms
Cable Length: 10 Feet
Power Handling Capacity: 3000 mW
Warranty: One Year

What's in the Box

MDR-V700DJ Headphones, 1/4-Inch Adapter, Carrying Pouch


Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.2 x 6.9 x 5.2 inches
Item Weight 1.6 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.5 pounds
Manufacturer Sony
ASIN B00001W0DH
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Item model number MDRV700DJ
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 350 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #84 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment > Headphone & In-Ear Audio Monitors > Headphones
#5,428 in Electronics > Headphones
#22,369 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com April 22, 2003

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The 700s are absolutely perfect for hardcore DJ use and in my opinion only second to Pioneer's HDJ-1000s. And please do note that this is not a trivial fact. Everything in them is designed to suit this purpose, and no other. The bass is such a prominent force in them because that's exactly what you need when cueing songs. I've tested them in indoor and outdoor parties and they are invincible. Beatmatching is a pleasure because you can identify the bassy elements of a song with immense accuracy and definition.
I personally don't think they are for listening, say, with a portable device or at home with a Hi-Fi. They are way to bassy in their overall delivery of sound. But please don't get me wrong: they are not meant to be used to 5 hours of John Coltrane or Debussy, but they are beautiful to any bass oriented genre and the on-off-on-off environment of DJing. For home/portable use, I strongly recommend the Sony 7506s. They are lightweight, extremely comfortable and have a perfect balance of bass, mids and highs EQ-wise. Every situation has its best headphones. DJing: 700s - Audiophilia: 7506s
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You should know a couple things before you read this review. One, I'm not a DJ and most likely never will be. I'm just a 15-year-old kid who likes his hip-hop. I'm not sure what difference it makes, other than the single-sided-monitoring feature...after all, regular listeners like good sound, too...but I thought I'd add it, anyway. Also, I've never owned really high-quality headphones until now. Before, all I had was the $20 behing-the-neck kind. So I guess this review is mostly aimed at non-DJs who haven't had expensive headphones before.
So the obvious question is, is it worth this much money? I got these as a Christmas gift, but I knew the price. I know sound quality is the type of thing where you pay a lot for a little, but for an extra $130 I expected there to be some pretty noticeable enhancements. There were. You get a more full sound with these than with cheaper kinds. It's clearer and richer. The way the earphones cover your entire ear makes it so you can hear all the details, so it sounds complete. These aren't amazing changes, but they are definite improvements.
But the biggest change, of course, is the bass. You don't just hear the bass. You can feel it. It vibrates in your ear. If you take off the headphones and press the earcups together, you can feel them shake with the bass. It gives the music more of a vibe, a kick, an extra level of intensity, whatever you want to call it. I was afraid it would overpower the rest of the music, namely the vocals, but the treble instruments and vocals still come through clear.
There's not much of a bad side. My ears hurt from being bent into the headphones sometimes, but that was true with my old ones, and it never bothered me that much, anyway.
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Update:[ June 2011]
After the swivel joints broke back in 2000 (around three years of use), I was able to easily put them back using super glue. Since then, I have purchased and used other headphones but still occasionally use the v700 headphones. It's definitely very worn out--the (replaceable) padding is cracked and the fit feels a bit loose--but, they still sound great and the joints have not broken off again. Yeah, after it was literally broken-in, they prove to stand strong with some glue on the joints--I've DJ'd with them, slept with them, and dropped them and I am still using them with joy. It's been with me for over ten years! I got it a few years after I graduated from college (DJ'd with them) and now I am almost 40 with 2 kids and, I still use them! Amazing. Now, I will use them with care.

{Original "review" from 2004]
When I first purchased these headphones back in 1998,I would have given these earphones 5 stars. But after around 3 years of use, the swivels broke. The swivels are made of plastic, so the first place that falls apart is the swivel joint that connects to the cups. Both left and right joints are cracking after approximately three years of moderate use. Luckily, it is still functional even with the cracks. The problem is that it is now a bit looser so it falls off from my head even more frequently. And we all know that these earphones (including the v600) are notorious when it comes to the deterioration of the padding on the ear cups. I just wish that it would last just a bit longer. I have been looking to replace these and I found the new pioneer hdj-1000 to be a possibility. It sounds just as good, it is definitely lighter and stays on the head steadier; and even though the construction is similar in that it is plastic, the swivel joints are built differenly from the V700DJs which makes me think they knew about this SONY's problem and they have found a way to prevent the joints from cracking.
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They're not just for DJ's anymore.
Exceeds my expections for finding a pair of headphones at a decent price that are flexible in their use and extraordinary in their fidelity. Great for listening to music on the PC or my portable minidisc player without bugging my housemate in the same room.
They're built for hard working dj's and therefore are very comfortable to wear for long periods. I've gone for as long as a few hours without feeling like my ears were going to burn off. The sound is fantastic, the bass is deep and rich without sounding muffled. Vocals sound great. I'd had problems with previous headphones where it seemed like vocals would get buried in the bass, not with these.
And last but not least and actually it was the reason I decided on these, they're very cool looking. So many of the headphones I was considering had that same old "two hockey pucks between a headband" bulked out style.
Amazon.com's price is very competitive. I actually paid [$$$] for mine at a local electronics store and wished I'd have been patient enough for shipping time. When I listened to them at my electronics store, I couldn't leave without them. Neither should you!
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