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***Sainsburys reduce these headphones to £8.99 every so often but you have to keep your eyes open for when they do. ***
This is a must buy I couldn't believe I managed to get them for £8.99 and because of the price I payed I did doubt the quality (which I couldn't have been more wrong in doing)! I now own 3 pairs of these headphones.
The sound quality of these headphones is brilliant; deep bass, plenty of volume and it is crystal clear. The headphones also do great at noise cancelling. I can assure you, you will get nothing like this for such a low price and a lot of things that cost a lot more cannot compare with it.
My little sister spent £50 on a pair of Sony headphones for her birthday and everyone in my household can agree the sound quality is exactly the same *** www.hispek.com/sony-mdrzx600-on-ear-headphones-in-blue-pd-13040.php *** the only difference is her pair are now broke because of the flimsy lead!
The headphones also fit very well on every member of my household, and we have a range of different aged / sized people.
There is also a very long lead to these headphones which I personally find very useful as I can move around about while I'm listening to my music when stationary, however this is something that annoys my mother who uses her pair in the gym (so do be wary of this).
The material on the lead is also quite chunky which means it is hard to break. This is very useful for me as I always get the leads trapped behind doors.
These headphones are the best headphones in existence for their quality to price ratio.
Sony MDR V150 Review:
Generally listening to music a lot on mobile and laptop; I wanted to upgrade from my earphones. Looking for a pair of non-expensive headphones I purchased these, I was impressed! These Sony headphones are truly amazing, drop on some dub step and you could feel the hairs on the back off your neck go.
The plastic Structure of the headphones is rounded flexible and strong, it is coated with a shiny black accent to the long 1 meter cord connected to a gold plated jack. Depending on how big you want the headphone to stretch you can alter it adjusting the bottom of the headphones clip. The thin Ear-cup circular pads on these headphones are extremely uncomfortable, after spending a decent amount of time using them; your Ears start to feel sore. And also the long flimsy rubbery wires can easily tangle.
Out and about, on Trains, buses, public areas the Sony MDR V150 does a great job on cancelling out background noise keeping the sound insulated to a minimal. Comparing against the expensive big boys you can find these headphones on the Amazon, Ebay, etc for a nominal £10, which I think, is value for money. For the price in general these headphones okay, I will purchase these again when looking for spare pair
The sound the headphones produce are amazing, you can really hear the overwhelming deep base no matter what type of song you listen to, the sound is crystal clear. The volume on these headphones is relatively high, even on low volume, if playing a song with loads of base your eardrums is going to get quite a kick in.
If you are looking for a decent pair off headphones, purchase these
Conclusion: Must buy! I will recommend these headphones to Any-one who is looking for a non-expensive decent pair; not breaking deep in your wallet these can be Ideal for any audiophile if you have a few quid's to spare.
These headphones have to be one of the best purchases I have ever made. The padded parts of the headphones protect your head from the plastic and they are extremely comfortable. They are size adjustable which means when you lend them to someone they do not come back stretched and unable to fit your head anymore, which is always a bonus. I have had mine for about two years and have never had a problem, I bought mine from ASDA for about £10. The padded parts of the headphone are also very flexible, Ive sat on mine a few times but because of the flexible bar they turned flat and avoided damages. The padding is also brilliant as it cradles your ear into the padding and you cannot hear any surrounding noise, and thats a fact. It gets completely drowned out by the music that you are listening to. On a bus with lots of people talking or babies crying this in itself is a plus. I used mine mostly at university at my computer, I did find however the only downside is the wire is about two metres long and this is a nightmare, dont know how many times I got it wrapped round my chair leg, or tripped over it. Apart from this it is a product that is worth a purchase, especially if they are only £10 from ASDA or £8.50 from Amazon. Bargain!
I bought the headphones months ago for around twenty dollars, and I have to say that these are the best headphones for people who can't afford to pay hundreds of dollars for simple headphones. I don't get why people bother paying hundreds of dollars for turtle beach or beats. Which is why I call these headphones practical because they're inexpensive and will save you a hundred dollars. The sound is nice and fits nicely on my head. They're even adjustable for people with slightly bigger heads. I also liked how It came with a 1/4 inch adaptor which most headphones and earphones don't come with. I don't like how it's extremely buly though. The Cable is a lot longer than most headphones so it hits the floor if you're walking around with it in use. But he length of the cable also has it advantage with being longer than six feet which lets you be around two yards away from your music player or what ever you're using it for. Its design also looks better than some headphones. With the money you save from buying these you'll be able to get some extra pocket money for spending.
Okay, so i'll be honest, i purchased these headphones simply because they were cheap and they were from a well known brand. Now i have never had any sony headphones before so i can't comment on the brand as a whole, but wow, these headphones are on a new level. My previous headphones where beats by dre, which if you didn't know are around £150. After they broke, i went looking for some new headphones and saw these, i brought them because i was low on cash at the time, but honestly i can say i actually like these better. And the best bit? They only cost around £20 and you could probably get them cheaper online.
Sound quality wise, these are great, if you like bass, you will like these alot. I've read reviews saying the bass is bad on these, i coudn't disagree more. The low frequency response is amazing, maybe too good. That is infact my only problem with them, that sometimes the bass can be too intense. The other frequencies shine through equally as well though and overall they have a great, clear sound. There also pretty loud for their size. Now they don't cancel out sound from the outside, which for me is what i wan't but if you wan't something to stop anything coming in then i woudn't pick these.
Comfort wise, personally i think they are really nice. They arn't full ear covers and only sit on top of your ears, which sounds uncortable but honestly i have had these on for a couple of hours at a time and not had any problem, you can't even tell there on.
They do look 'cheap' and i suppose they are, there made of plastic and the headpiece isn't very sturdy, but having said that i've had these for about a year now and they haven't shown any sign of wear at all. If you don't go mad with them i think they will last you many years without 'failing' unlike some other brands. The actual design though is pretty good, they have a L and R cable going in seperatly which is nice and allows the main cable when they join to be stronger, which is always good. One feature they could have added was a volume control on the actual cable, but i suppose it's one less thing to go wrong.
Lastly the value for money is amazing, as ive said i would choose these over certain £100 headphones anytime, at £20, even if you don't like them what have you lost?
*This review is also on my ciao, under the username TheMorningRain.
These are mid to low range of over the ear DJ headphones made by reputable manufacturer Sony. On the whole, they are a reliable set. I have had them for 2 1/2 years now with largely daily use and only now am I beginning to encounter problems with them.
The design is fairly straight foward and without too much gimmick or groundbreaking ergonomic thought. The headphone consists of a thin plastic arced strap that goes over the head about an inch in width for stability and a few millimetres thick. It is strong and reliable but also has enough give and flexibility as to not make it uncomfortable to wear. There is no padding or further support for comfort so its make-up is rather rudimentary but serves it's purpose well. On either side aware plastic adjustable arms so you can alter the height at which the ear piece sit on your ears. There are 10 different height options differing by around 5 mm each time to fit most, although I tend to have them on the smallest setting and am not particularly small of head so perhaps it might not work for all. The adjustability is fairly smooth and easy to move. Once adjusted to the height they click into place and tend to stay well although I have notice that over time and with continual wear, they are slipping out of place more frequently as the joints loosen. The connection between ear piece and strap also now has a tendency to come apart. It's easy to fit back into place but a bit of a nuisance. I would have thought this construction should have been stronger and able to take more wear.
As for the ear pieces themselves, they are of a decent size and circular and adequately cover the ears. Surrounding each ear piece is foam padding for comfort. They are fairly comfortable to wear but I don't think too much expense has gone into their comfortability as the foam itself is quite thin and has a lot of give to it. They also aren't very good at containing the sound and there is alot of bleed to the outside world, even at low-ish volume. I use them in an office environment so this is quite a big factor and it would have been good if this could have been addressed more. If you are a DJ and intend on using them for that purpose, the ear pieces are reversible so you can listen with one ear without having to wear them. It's a nice touch, but largely irrelevant for me and I've never used them this way.
As for the sound quality itself, it's fairly good for a low range headphone. For me it lacks a little bit of depth and bass and can be a little thin at times. I think the lack of depth is particularly noticeable if listening to orchestral music or things with alot of instrumentation. That said, the clarity of sound is very good and it can pick up minor details as imperfections in recordings. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in its crystal clear sound quality. Again unfortunately, with age and continual wear, they have lost a bit of their edge and I have found that at a relatively high volume, but not crazy high, there is now some distortion and peaking particularly with high pitches.
Finally, the headphone cable has a mini jack output but also comes with an adapter to fit the larger size. The cable itself is of ample length at around a meter so has a fair stretch to it. An issue I've found with many other sets is that the cable is never long enough but that is not an issue here.
I think for the price, these are a good set of headphones but I would question the durability of them. After 2 1/2 years problems are beginning to occur. Fair enough they get quite heavy use but similarly they don't travel or get knocked about as they are purely for office use so as such, I would expect better... especially from Sony. They are available to buy on Amazon currently retailing new for £12.98.
Headphones are one of the products that Sony still knows how to make well and these are no exception.
While these headphones are not full over the ear headphones, they cover the majority of the ear and do a really good job at keeping outside noise from leaking in. I would say the sound quality overall is about 80% of what the MDR V500DJ does, and considering they are about 60-70% cheaper that is definitely their strong point.
As far as comfort and durability are concerned though, they are only about average. Maybe I am too rough with my headphones or I have a big head, but one problem I always seem to have with Sony headphones is that ultimately they end up snapping on me. I can still get a good 2-3 years out of them, but for some of you that may be a problem.
The sound quality and ease of use of these though are what makes me continue to purchase Sony headphones, so it's a matter of what your priorities are, but for me sound quality is always the most important.
I recommend these for anyone looking for everyday headphones and don't want to deal with earbuds.
I don't know about you, but in my house there are regular viewing clashes on TV. My girlfriend wants to watch a programme about baking cakes or a trashy film, while I want to watch football or the UFC...you can clearly see how this might lead to conflict. TV nowadays rarely transcends gender like it used too, the days of sitting down and watching TV as a family seem to be dwindling as programmes are geared more and more to a specific target audience, rather than involving everybody.
Then came internet TV, on-demand services that helped alleviate this problem...but what happens when we both want to watch something at the same time, in the same room? Well that's why I bought these headphones.
I mainly use mine while streaming sports on my laptop, or watching a film featuring some brutish actor with limited vocabulary using guns and martial arts to outwit the 'bad guy'...don't judge me lol. In addition to this though I do occasionally use them to listen to music, so I feel I am able to offer a balanced opinion on the sound quality.
You'll notice when using these that the sound quality is crisp and clear, with good levels of bass and treble. They provide a balanced sound even when turned up loud. To say I have an eclectic taste in music would be an understatement, but these headphones provide a great experience, listening to all genres, something that can't be said of many headphones in this price bracket! They are equally adept at providing the required audio atmosphere when watching films, be it action, horror...or whatever else may take your fancy.
In terms of build quality they are pretty decent. I paid £12.99 for mine about 10 months ago and you'd think there has to be a trade-off somewhere, but if there is, it's not glaringly obvious. The only real downside in terms of design is that there is no padding on the 'headband' and as they are made of plastic, this can become quite uncomfortable after prolonged use. In terms of how they feel on the ears, the padding is sufficient and I find them to be comfortable with continued use of 2 to 3 hours. I've read reports of other people breaking these on first use, but my experience is that they are durable, just don't sit/stand on them and you should be ok.
You'll have realised from what I've written so far that I use these indoor, this is primarily as I prefer in-ear earphones if I'm on the move. However, even if I did want to use these outdoors I probably wouldn't as the cable length is 2 metres and it's like a twin wire (I don't know the correct term so apologies). As a result I wouldn't recommend them for use on the go, but I guess that part is down to personal preference really.
One of the features of these headphones is the reversible housing, supposedly for DJ monitoring. For those that don't know, this basically means the ear-cups can swivel so you can lay one ear-cup flat against your ear listening to the music, whilst also listening to what's going on around you. Now, I'm no DJ so I'm probably not best placed to comment, but my personal opinion would be that these are a little flimsy for that purpose and I suspect regular use like this would lead to the ear-cup breaking off.
Packaging wise they came in the standard plastic blister packaging, but the Sony branding did make them stand out on the shelf. Included in the packaging is a 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter. My TV has a 6.3mm jack whereas my laptop has a 3.5mm jack...therefore I think this is a very welcome addition as it meant I didn't have to buy one separately.
I'm torn in my rating of these as I can't give half stars. Sure they're not perfect, but I think when reviewing something you need to take everything into account and, given the current economic climate, price is probably a big part of that. On that basis I think these are worthy of a 5 star rating...but I'd have given them 4.5 if I could as a bit of padding on the headband would have been most welcome!
These can be bought for less than £10 online now. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say where but you'll find them easily enough if you have a PLAY around in the AMAZON style jungle that is the internet.
Thanks for reading.
If you like your music, buying headphones is a bona fide nightmare. For a start, a lot of them look exactly the same cosmetically but vary in price by a massive margin. Then, there's the sheer amount of choice. There are literally thousands of headphones available in all shapes and sizes and colours of the rainbow promising everything from 'mega-bass' to 'neodynium magnets'. Which is nice. But what does all that mean? Presuming you can actually find out what a 'neodynium magnet' is, is it a good idea to have one and if you don't get one quick will your favourite N-Dubz tune sound more dippy than Dappy?
The reality of the situation is, unless you are a sound engineer looking to purchase a set of headphones to help Coldplay fine tune their next album, a lot of the facts and figures you will be quoted in the technical specs of a prospective purchase will be basically irrelevant. What really matters for us real world dwellers is sound quality and price with the focus on the latter. If you're like me you'll also be interested in cosmetics. Personally, I don't care how good a rating a set of phones has, if I'm going to look like a wally wearing them on the bus, I'll pass them over. So, before we go on to the review, let's quickly separate the wheat from the chaff in the specification issue and explain briefly what you're looking at in manufacturers specs.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: From a digital music point of view, most digital music has a theoretical frequency range of between 20 to 20,000 hertz. Headphones manufacturers love to display a frequency range on their headphones in order to, I presume, inform you of their capability. Unless you're a physicist, it will mean nothing to you. Putting it very simply, the lower number is the lowest bass frequency the headphones can handle. The higher number the treble frequency. So, your headphones won't reproduce properly bass below the lowest number or treble above the highest. The fact is, unless you are buying professional quality headphones the numbers you are seeing are likely to be bogus. Don't worry about them.
IMPEDANCE: Impedance is the headphones' electrical resistance to the current being pushed through them. The higher the number, the harder your MP3 player has to work to power them at volume causing battery drain. Most MP3 players can handle headphones with an impedance of up to 100 ohms ('ohm' is the unit of measurement for the current. Now forget that!).
CLOSED vs OPEN: This is probably the most important thing to consider for us mere mortals. Closed headphones fit over the ears and block out external noise either by their construction or by simply fitting over the ear snugly. Some types of In-ear headphones also fall into the 'closed' category because they fit snugly into the ear canal and effectively stop outside noise bleeding into and interfering with your music. They will have been specially designed and will have specific features to do this.
Most headphones fall into the 'open' category because they sit on your ears instead of surrounding them and, in the case of most in-ear headphones, don't seal the ear canal thus allowing outside sound in (and out!).
In basic terms, you can use less volume for closed headphones than you can for open but there is a trade off in size. Closed will be quite a bit bigger than open. Also, the noise cancelling feature is a little misleading. Make no mistake, sit on the train blasting AC/DC into your lugholes at full volume and the person next to you will be singing along. From experience, at medium volumes a decent set of noise-cancelling headphones will work very well, any more than that and you'll be getting the 'commuter stare'.
GOLD PLATED CONNECTORS: You may have seen manufacturers trumpeting about this. The claim is that gold plating gives better sound quality. It doesn't. It's a complete myth. The only benefit I can see that 'gold plating' gives is a better resistance to corrosion. Seeing as you're unlikely to be using your headphones underwater, I really don't see this being an issue. Gold plated connectors look nice but that's about it.
What I've just outlined is by no means exhaustive but I've done that on purpose. Most of the blurb you will see will be manufacturer specific so difficult to isolate generically in a 'what things mean' description and the rest just won't mean anything to you. It's too scientific and I'm not sure they even understand all the gobbledy gook that we're seeing. At the end of the day, big numbers look impressive and words like 'mega', 'hyper' and 'sonic' sound good. Chuck a bit of science in there as well and you've cracked it. So, having said all that, should you purchase the Sony MDR V150 headphones and, if you do, are they any good?
Before I answer that question I'd like to point out that I'm not going to compare these headphones to more expensive models. I see reviews all the time that do that and I personally don't think that comparing a £10 set of headphones to a set costing £200 plus is fair or relevant. So, having got that out the way, on to the review.
The first thing I noticed about the headphones once I removed them from the packaging is the quality. They feel robust and sturdy in your hands and have a nice weight to them. That's not to say they are heavy, they aren't weighing only 118 grams, but they are pleasing to handle and don't feel like they're going to fall to pieces at the slightest knock. This is important because what you don't want is a set of headphones that are going to loosen up too much with usage. If they start to rattle you may as well bin them. You have no such worries with the Sonys.
This is further reinforced with the adjustment mechanism for moving the earpieces up and down. They do so with a pleasing clicking action that feels bombproof and once in the desired position, stay put. You won't be constantly re-adjusting them once you have them the way you like them. The fit is snug without being overly tight and sit very well. In the words of Stuart McKenzie, my head is like an orange on a toothpick, a massive noggin and I have no issues with the fit at all. I've owned other headphones that pinch and literally clamp themselves onto my head and that is no fun at all.
Looks wise, they are black with a bit more black. The Sony logo is the back of each earpiece along with the model number and that's it. No loud colours, flashing lights or funky graphics in evidence which for me, is one of the best things about them. They've gone for an understated look and achieved it perfectly. Nobody will look at you twice if you're wearing these in public and that's a good thing for me. Don't get me wrong, if urban style with bold colours is what floats your boat, those sorts of things are readily available but you'll be compromising on quality. Which seems a bit pointless to me.
The earpieces are of a supra-aural design. That means they are designed to sit on the ear and not around the ear. They are also reversible giving the headphones a 'monitor' capability-handy for DJ's but not really relevant to the rest of us. Still, it's nice to have it. The comfort pads are nicely surrounded by a circular matt finish leather look pad that is filled with a pleasing amount of foam. This provides a good level of comfort and because the covering is not shiny or plasticy, they don't make your ears sweat as much as they might. I would say that anywhere up to an hour and you'll hardly notice you're wearing them, over the hour and that will change. I don't see this as an issue and the time frames will vary for the individual but I mention it purely in the interest of accuracy.
Because of the supra-aural design, the headphones have no noise cancelling abilities so, as previously stated, play your music loud and others will hear it.
The cable is 2 metres long and attached to both earpieces. This adds to the quality feel of these headphones and allows you to move around freely if you are plugged into say, a PC or laptop. When I'm out and about I tend to tie up the slack with an elastic band because I don't want the cable dragging on the ground. There are cable tidies you can buy if you wish but an elastic band works fine for me and you don't see that in my pocket. The cable is good and thick and will withstand pretty much anything you do to it barring sharp implements or spectacular clumsiness but then, Sony can't be held responsible for that. For those unforeseen manufacturing issues there is a 90 day parts and labour warranty thrown in.
So, what's the sound quality like?
Based on the figures I wrote about earlier, these headphones actually outperform the 'norm' posting a frequency response range of 16 to 22,0000 hertz so that's all hunky dory. The impedance is 24 ohms so, without donning the white coat, they are spot on for performance for your MP3 player without draining the battery and you having to be concerned about better quality.
With regard to how they actually reproduce sound I stand by the statement for £10 (£9.79 on Amazon at the time of writing) there is nothing out there that will outperform these headphones. That's a bit of a claim bearing in mind that I obviously haven't tested every single set of headphones in the price range but lets put it this way, if there was something out there that beat these headphones comprehensively for the same price or cheaper, they would be very well known about indeed. And probably always sold out.
How they actually sound is going to vary from person to person depending on how you actually listen to your music. Some people like a lot of bass, others not so much. You might like Van Halen at full volume or Mozart at just above a whisper. However you do it, everyone is going to want different things at different times.
For my part, I listen to everything from Classical to Reggae and everything in between. I play around with equaliser settings to tailor the sound to my own personal taste so, what I can tell you for sure is that these phones handle everything I throw at them with minimal fuss. Occasionally, at higher volumes I notice a bit of distortion but, this could have more to do with the quality of the recording I'm listening to than the headphone's ability to reproduce it. It doesn't bother me at all and I'm the sort of person if expected to listen to music on sub-standard equipment, won't.
I often notice very subtle sounds within a song that I've not heard before in songs I've not listened to for a while. A for instance here is I listened to The Joshua Tree by U2 for the first time in years a little while back and definitely the first time with these phones and it sounded incredible. I noticed things in the music that I hadn't noticed before and I spent a good part of my youth with that album blaring into my head at a brain melting decibel level.
As I said before, it's pointless comparing a £10 set of headphones to an offering from companies like Bose or Audio-Technica because they are poles apart. But Sony is a well respected company and in this product they've done nothing to tarnish that reputation. You could do a lot worse and not better for spending more money and I would have to say what's the point?
In short, if you want a decent set of headphones that will perform will beyond your expectations for not much money, buy these.
Oh, and if you're ever on a bus in the Lincoln area, and you are listening to N-Dubz-keep it turned down eh?!!
Firstly, I can honestly say these are the best headphones I have ever purchased. However for me, a pair of headphones that do not break are considered remarkable. As most that I buy (e.g. Skull Candy) tend to break between two to three months, just from everyday wear and tear. But I have had the Sony MDR-V150 for over a year now and are still as perfect as the day I brought them.
Furthermore, the headphones are extremely comfortable - the padding fits perfectly around ears any shape. And of course, the headphones are adjustable for different head sizes.
The length of the wire is quite long, measuring at 195cm/78inch. This is useful if for example you have your headphones attached to your computer while wondering around your room, however, if wearing the headphones out you may have to shorten the length of the wire using a piece of pipe cleaner (although that can be easily done). Also, I should note that the headphones do not have a volume adjustment anywhere on the wires.
Additionally to ensure you get the best price - Amazon and Play sell the headphones for just £9.99, which is outstanding considering they will last you an extremely long time, in comparison to Skull Candy headphones that will break within a few months and they cost an average of £24.99.
Lastly, these headphones should not be used for a DJ, just to clarify. As they do not block out enough sound from it's public surroundings. If you want to purchase headphones for DJ purposes, you should purchase headphones that cover the entire ears rather than just resting on top of the ears as an 'ear cup'.
Ive always had a pair of Sony headphones since I'm a fan of music. I got these headphones when I had an emergency gig at a local bar but didn't have my regular headphones. Bought these in the nick of time to use at the gig. Very surprised at the quality and sound of these headphones. I wasn't expecting such great sound and bass from such a small pair. But they kept the music to my ear and the party going all night. Now I use them on plane rides, long trips, even just around the house when I don't want to disturb the roommates. If your looking for a great pair of headphones at a steal, you've found them. They aren't for your audiophiles but if you want quality, well sounding headphones with a bang. One disadvantage in my opinion about these headphones that the chord is a bit too long and if you arent careful you could trip over it and fall.
I've been sort of musing for a long while over whether or not to get a set of headphones for my laptop. There are times when I was trying to watch a film or doing some surfing on the web and I need to turn the sound down to stop disturbing everyone else. I've tried those in-ear phone things that you get for Ipods etc and they are ok, but I thought it would be nice to have a decent set of comfortable headphones to use instead. But I always thought that the price was probably something like £25 plus for those, so I never really considered it.
Then just surfing around on Amazon one day, I suddenly saw these for £8.99. At first I thought that they would be made by some unknown dodgy company, but when I looked closer, they were actually made by Sony, which as we know, is a quite reputable company. The ratings on Amazon also seemed to be pretty good, with over 60 ratings giving an average of 4 stars.
One of the other points that attracted me to these headphones was that it had a 3.5 mm plug, which means that it will plug straight into your computer or laptop (or even your Ipod). I always understood that most headphones seemed to come with a standard 6.3 mm plug, which then means you have to get a converter to take it down to the 3.5 mm socket - extra cost again, but not with these headphones.
When they arrived, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. For the price, you'd probably expect something that was quite cheaply made. They may not look the 'funkiest' headphones around, but they don't look really cheap either. So I think Sony have done a good job with these by balancing on that mid market look, but still managing to provide that at a budget price.
The headphones are very light weight at 120g, and the cable is plenty long enough at 2 metres to give you some freedom to move around. The headband bit is nice and wide and nothing flimsy, and the headphone ear piece bits are also reversible meaning that you can turn them out through 180 degrees, which I suppose is good if you wanted them for some sort of computer DJ'ing game (is there such a game?).
In use, they are comfortable to wear, where I've worn them for a 2 hour film and not really noticed. The ear padding is sufficient with the leather outer covering, and the springiness in the head band means that they won't clamp down too hard on your ears in use, as you tend to find with some headphones. Of note, the frequency response also has quite a range from 18 Hz (basically the bass end of the scale) to 22000 Hz (the top end or treble end of the scale). So there is enough 'oomph' for bass effect, plus enough top end to hear the smallest sounds clearly, which overall means that the sound quality is very good.
In summary, these headphones are far more than I would have expected for the price, and coming from Sony with a full 1 year warranty, you just can't go wrong.
I purchased these from HMV a month ago allthough I paid £15 for them they are definitely the best pair of headphones i have bought.
These headphones enable you to listen to music from your MP3 player great quality although there isn't that much bass to them, they are great headphones for traveling due to their relatively small size. And when rested on your head or neck they fit firmly on your head feel light on your head and neck
Another nice feature about the headphones is that the ear cups are reversible so you can listen to music and easily reverse them over to join, hear or start a conversation. Also the height of them can be adjusted to
Another nice thing about these headphones is that they come with a larger adaptor which allows you to plug these in other devices such as a HI-FI system and DJ turntable decks
The cable length for me is just right at 1.5 metres which is good for traveling as you don't have your pockets filled with extra cable.
All in all if you want a nice pair of headphones I say stop buying the cheap ones from Tesco and Poundland and invest in these and at only £10 online its a wise investment
I purchased a pair of these headphones from eBay for just £5 about three months ago and I can safely say that they were well worth the money. They are very cheap and they don't claim to be anything other than that. They are very comfortable and the audio quality that comes from them is very crisp and clear. I have used these for many purposes including, DJing and producing, casually listening to music and occasionally to watch films late at night when I don't want to wake anyone up. The cable is very lengthy and thick which is useful because most of the headphones I own seem to have problems in this area with little nicks and tears in the cable exposing the wires underneath. I don't know if this is a common problem for people but it certainly was for me and these headphones dealt with that problem perfectly. The head strap has the standard adjustable length that almost all headphones that are designed like this have. I have another pair of headphones (A pair of JLs) and although they are better and of a better quality they seem to hurt my ears after a while but this is not a problem for the MDR V150's they seem to have a nice comfortable fit.
I would definately reccomend these if you need some cheap sturdy headphones simply because of the cost.
I recently participated in some market research at Sony Europe in London, testing a new playstation 3 game still in development. The testing lasted 3 days and throughout the duration of the research we all used Sony MDR V150 headphones whilst playing the game.
I have to say i wasn't aware Sony were such cheap skates, giving us each a pair of their lowest priced headphones, all though having said that, whilst using them i definitely felt they were something of real quality.
The headphones are over-ear of course as appose to in-ear and the difference really is noticeable, with background noise muffled out and sounds from the game presented very clearly. Of course the sound isn't on a par with anything Turtle Beach has to offer, but for the price they are superb.
In terms of hardware, the headphones do feel pretty flimsy unfortunately, but i suppose you get what you pay for. Thats not to say they felt as if they were going to fall apart at all, but their ugly plastic exterior doesn't do the headphones any justice and detracts from the excellent sound quality on offer.
I used the heaphones for extensive periods over the 3 days, and was never really bothered or irritated by their presence. The leather ear pieces are very comfortable and the head strap adjusts nicely to the shape of your head. Some other headphones on the market can really begin to tighten and hurt your ears after considerable periods, but Sony have done a great job here, and sustained use won't pose any problems.
Overall the Sony MDR V150 headphones are a superb purchase, considering their relatively cheap price when compared with what else is on the market, and of course the brand you are dealing with. The look and feel of the headphones does detract somewhat from their overall appeal, but all in all they are fantastic value for money.