I have been in love or at least very strong like with these headphones for well over 10 years now. As a DJ and overall music enthusiast, I have always been in the market for a pair of good quality headphones that are comfortable, sound great and have a long life span and these Sony headphones cover all of those criteria quite well.
When it comes to full sized headphones like these, since I do wear them for long periods of time, comfort is one of the most important things for me and above all else, these headphones definitely provide great comfort while they are in use.
As far as audio quality is concerned, they do a good job at providing a strong sound quality, but in loud outside environments there is a fair amount of leakage, which doesn't bother me too much but for some it might.
As far as durability goes, these things are pretty solid. Admittedly I have snapped 2 pairs and am on my 3rd ones, but I treat mine pretty brutally and they have lasted 3-4 years each so for the price I think it is well worth it.
Overall a very solid mid-level headphone great for DJing, production or everyday use.
The Sony MDR V500 DJ earphones are designed for home / small venue DJing and studio monitor use.
The cups are mounted on a swivel connection allowing them to be adjusted to all angles for a snug fit and even can be reversed if required. The headband is adjustable so once a good fit has been achieved with this the headphones are very easy to take on & off quickly (even single handed) whilst mixing.
The cups are a comfortable fit although they dont cover the entire ear meaning loud external speakers can sometimes be heard when the sound 'leaks' through. The range and quality of the sound reproduction is good with a nice clean bass. Dependant on the mixer volume is good too.
The only issue I had with these headphones was that the arm on the swivel connection holding the cups on is a weak point. I have had 2 sets of these phones now and both have snapped at this point. For studio monitoring and such like this shouldnt be too much of a problem but 'hard' DJ use when taking them on & off regularly can easily break this which means a wrecked set of headphones.