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I originally bought these headphones for use with my music production, however I now also use them for general usage around the house.
The sound quality is really good as you would expect from Sony, with a great mid range and deep bass. You can also turn the volume up quite high before any distortion is heard.
The headphone set fits comfortably around my head and sit nicely on my ears. The design is stylish and the headphone set not only looks like a quality product but feels like one too.
The price is reasonable given that the headphones are study and should last you quite a long time.
They are quite bulky so I don't really recommend them if you are looking for something portable
Overall I do really recommend these headphones as long as you are not planning on carrying them around alot as they are quite bulky.
I have always used in ear headphones, even sitting in the house, and never really saw the need for over the ear headphones. I was fortunate enough to win a paid of these a few months ago and got round to trying them over Christmas - within minutes I was hooked on them!
They are stylish and much lighter than I was expecting. They are comfortable with sufficient reach to fit even my large head! The cushion pads are comfortable and well padded, within a few minutes I barely notice them. They also allow air flow and do not cause my ears to overheat as some other models do. They also neutralise sound emissions well - no lo
This is the killer question in any headphone - I am happy to report that the quality is absolutely crystal clear - even at low and high(er) volume.
So far, so good - no complaints yet, as expected from a reliable brand.
Yes - i use them now by choice around the house, though I still find in ear phones more suitable whilst out and about.
I bought these headphones from amazon for a little over 60 pounds about a year ago. I chose them as they seemed good value for money and as they were sony i believed they would have a good build quality as thats what i've come to notice with all my sony buys throughout the years, i know this may not be the case for some but for me i've found sony products to always have a fairly high standard of build quality.
Performance wise i found them to be very good as DJ headphones, the closed cups make easy to hear through them when in nightclubs and the sound quality is generally good. Although i find the sound to be generally biased towards lower frequency sounds i find that to be helpful when trying to beat match. Also from a personal perspective I like the chunkiness of them and the way they almost hug your head, I know others may not be a fan of this.
One issue i have had with them has been comfort, although they are obviously not designed for this I have found other DJ headphones to be much more comfortable which is useful as you may probably want to use them for activities other than DJing, especially considering the price you pay. The big issue I have with these headphones though is the build quality and durability. They feel quite tacky and are susceptible to being broken. A friend of mine had a go on them and somehow managed to snap off one the headphones clean off and was hanging by the wire (he then replaced them so i've actually had 2 pairs in a year). I've now noticed that they are starting to lose their shape and feel rather fragile.
Overall i think these are good headphones when new but unfortunately they just don't seemed to have the build quality or the durability as much as some of the other competitors such as pioneer. I''m looking to replace my headphones shortly and can safely say i won't be getting another pair of these and will be looking into paying a little more and getting some pioneers or an Allen and Heath model.
When looking for headphones, I was looking for something good to look at and relied on reviews for their performance to use everyday with my iPod. Since owning these, I have purchased a set of Bose headphones and you can see why these are half the price. If youre going from poor iPod headphones, you might not notice these h.phones struggling to produce some bass', but if youre expecting better, I'd look elsewhere.
They are comfortable and dont make the ears too hot and are built relatively well. The flexible design allows one-ear wear for DJ uses, but along with this comes the long cable which is too long for everyday use. The larger jack provided with the set can come in handy also.
Volume-wise, they dont struggle there, however I think only cancel out about 75% of noise.
For a first set of headphones, you cant really go wrong here, however if you're wanting a high quality of sound, I think its best to look somewhere else.
I got these headphones about a year ago now. When i got these i was really looking for comfort and a pure sound quality. I think its safe to say that these headphones have both these qualities that i was after! Despite the high price which for many will be too much for people to splash out on, i do feel that they are undervalued and a bargain if you can find them for around the £70 mark.
I had a pair of swivel cup headphones before i got this set. They were also from sony and looked remarkably similar, but didnt have the features that make these headphones so great. The soft headband at the top is one nice feature of these, which really helps if you are gonna have to wear them for a few hours at a time. Which doing with a hard plastic pair of headphones can really become a nuisance and distract you from what you are doing. The design also feels alot more solid, as the last headphones i got met there end with a snap from being dropped one night. I cant say i have tried dropping these but would think they would put up more of a fight than must headphones would particuarly with the soft head band.
Getting to an important feature is the sound quality, ok so these may not be the best headphones for the job? i would had thought that was obvious as brands such as technics also produce headphones which are better for sound and quality but also reflect this in price. So for a professional in the industry these may not be the right headphones to go for, but for the budding amateur dj, semi pro or even someone looking for a great alternative to bud earphones to enjoy music will love these headphones. The cups are quite large and help to block out surrounding sounds with a nice cushion and despite not having a noise cancelling system, live up to expectations with a crisp sound, which allow a good range of pitch and bass without any distortions to the sounds that you may get with cheaper headphones and the bud phones. They also live up to expectations at louder amplitudes, obviously the quality of the sound system comes into consideration and what format you are using, i.e a poor quality song will still sound poor, but if you are running a high quality flac file for instance you will really pick up on the quality and notice an 'edge' to the music. Based on personal experience anyway and some may disagree particuarly if spoilt by headphones of higher quality.
But for me these are just perfect, although my only quibble would be with the cups themselves as when on the ears they can caus pains on your ears after long durations and perhaps need a bit more cushioning.
The contacts on the headphones are both gold and therefore offer a better pickup and transmission, which comes in a standard 3.5mm heaphone socket and the larger headphone socket (also gold) for some larger units, such as an old mixer i used to have which didnt have the standard 3.5 mm outputs.
They have a nice swivel facility and can obviously then be tilted for use on only one ear if you hold them correctly for checking you have a good output sound quality from the main speaker output or what not.
I think they are a little bulky in terms of style but they are of a nice generic silver colour which is professional, and the speakers make up for this in comfort to the head, although will re-itterate that i have had problems with long periods of wearing them i.e 4 hours plus! The cable is also nice and being pretty durable with a nice coiled feature which stops the cable having too much slack and interfering or getting caught with any other equipment.
I highly recommend these headphones!
A few months ago I set out to buy a premium set of headphones and these were what I stumbled upon. I saw that the majority of DJ's in clubs used these headphones, so I decided to give them a try.
First of all, these headphones are built to an amazing quality, they feel sturdy and most importantly are comfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time. The wire is coiled so that it does not get in your way while you are working a set of decks and it is longer than most other headphones, which I found to be useful.
The sound quality is amazing, the bass is clear without being too overwhelming. I found these headphones are best suited to music that features lots of bass such as metal and dance music. If you are a classical fan I'd advise you to try another pair.
Being DJ headphones they feature a swivel joint allowing you to face the ear cups away from you. This is handy for listening to alternate channels while mixing.
The headphones come with a carry bag, which I think is essential for a pair of headphones this expensive.
Overall, these are a must for any budding DJs or for anyone who wants a pair of high quality headphones.
I have owned a set of these headphones for about 5 years now and they are still going strong. I do not use them for any dj-ing activities and generally tend to listen to them just for personal use. I have found them to be fantastic value for money. They currently retail at around £65 on Amazon which I admit can seem a bet steep for a set of headphones however the sound quality from these headphones blew me away when I first heard them.
The headphones themselves are a mixture of black and grey though mostly grey. .The head strap is very easily adjusted and there is a foamy band between the headband and the part that rest on the head for added comfort.
The ear pieces are quite large a fit comfortably over the shape of my ear. They have a soft leather cushion which help make these headphones a joy to wear. I particularly enjoy the all encompassing ear peice as it helps to block out external noise and allows the wearer to enjoy the music as it should be enjoyed.
Over the years I have used the headphones in a variety of settings. The extra long coiled cable allows me to easily plug the headphones into the TV whilst I sit and play my Xbox on the sofa. This give a whole different dynamic to surround sound and the headphones are brilliant for this. Other headphones have proved uncomfortable in the past however with these I have found I could easily watch to movies with these back to back without any discomfort.
Despite regular use over 5 years my headphones have no noticeable signs of wear or any deterioration in the sound quality they produce. The DJ function also means that the headphones fold down very nicely should you wish to pack them away for journeys etc.
I would not hesitate to recommend these headphones.
These are the best DJ headphones I've had (have to admit I didn't try Sennheisers though...) They look stylish, are light and comfortable (much better than my previous Technics RP-DJ 1200s) and you can get a fairly good deal now that they are not that new in the market! The sound is very good, not as punchy on lows as Technics but much better if you take everything in mind!
The lead is really long and flexible so allows you to be flexible at the decks. As they are light and gentle on ears you can also wear them everyday with your MP3 player etc but the lead is too long and heavy for this use unfortunately...
Many people complain about reliability, them breaking up in the same place but so far I haven't had any problems. Obviously you have to be sensible and don't throw them wherether you can!
I have gifted this beauty piece to one of my closest friend. The looks are sexy.I tell you my friend remembers me whenever he listens through this headphone.
The headphone looks like a modern era device and takes care of human ergonomic features of comfort. The earlier review i read about this gave an idea that sound distorts when volume is turned to loud./ But that is the problem of equalizer settings of the pc or the device on which the headphone is plugged to. I used it on apple and pc and laptop. Though i got no distortion problem at any sound frequency levels.
I checked the headphone for all frequencies and i was quite happy that i purchase such a valuable good quality gift for my friend. The price is bit high but it needs to be as it is a premium product from sony. The sony people have done well research on sound particularly the bass related problems. The masterpeice just shows by delevering the actual performance rather than just words...!
I've been DJing in clubs for about 4 years now. I started practising my art about 6 years ago in my bedroom after I got a cheap starter set for my birthday!! Since then, I've upgraded all of my equipment to industry standard, accumulated a vast record collection, and been lucky enough to play out in clubs.
As any DJ will know, headphones are vitally important to the success of your mixing - especially in a club. With the sheer level of volume you really need a set of headphones that are going to perform. When playing records in my bedroom as a beginner, I used the obligatory set of headphones that came free with the starter set. Very poor, but did the job in the bedroom, especially since my speakers were merely my Hi-Fi! I later upgraded to a set of Ministry of Sound headphones when I got a better amp. They did the job, but were nowhere near a decent standard for playing out.
When I became signed to a DJ agency and the bookings started to arrive, I decided it was time to invest in a brand spanking new pair of professional quality headphones, so off I went, armed with my credit card.
I went straight to my local record shop. I know the guy in there and he always picks out the latest tunes he's got in for me, and I knew he had a lot of equipment out the back, so I thought it would be a good bet he could supply me with what I wanted.
I didn't set out to purchase this particular set of headphones, I just needed professional quality, and that's what I said to him. The immediate reply was "You want those Sony ones then..."
They sat in the glass cabinet, looking proud on top of the other headphones, but also looking a lot more expensive. The other headphones were priced at around £50, but these were up there at £100. I was assured that these were the better choice by a long way, and that they would last a long, long time. So I paid for them, and set off home to give them a try - and I wasn't disappointed.
First mix, I decided to crank my amp up to nearly full whack (this is a 400watt output, so it's pretty darn loud!!). My old headphones wouldn't have had a chance of getting loud enough for me to mix with, let alone be clear enough. I turned up the monitor level so I could hear the next record, and there it was - clear as day in my ears. With record one being played at 400watts in the room, I could still hear every little detail of the track playing in my ears. The bass wasn't distorted at all, and the top end frequencies shone through wonderfully.
Highly impressed, I set off to a gig, sporting my new gear. They did the same job in the club. In a club with a 40k system. In a club where there was already 4k worth of speakers in the booth alone. Astonished, I went ahead and played my set.
The next week, I went back to the record shop and told of my glee. I then found out that my pair came from the first run of the new design Sony V-700, with a new stronger clip (apparently the old one used to break a lot). Even better!
It's been nearly 2 years since I bought these headphones, and I still use them today. They still look brand new, they haven't broken and they are still perfectly clear when used at extreme volumes.
Having used several other "professional" quality headphones, I am certain that these are the best you can buy. Unrivalled clarity and sleek design make these a must-have for any club DJ. In fact, I have rarely seen any big name DJ using any other headphone besides these.
If you want the best, you really NEED to own a pair of Sony V-700's!!!
These headphones are truely amazing in the way of sound and looks. From the moment you take them out of the packaging they seem worth every penny you spent on them. When listening to the sound reproduction of these you know you have bought something special. They bass is deep, loud and very reverbrant, the treble is clear and full of depth and the hi is clear, and very crisp. One thing that you will also notice is that they are very loud. However there are also a few drawbacks with these headphones, I say they are loud, but turn them up too much and the bass distorts completely. If you're wearing them for DJ Sets, you may find they become very uncomfortable after an hour, they seem to pinch your ears! Also the build quality, looks good, but it actual fact is quite poor. The svivel bit that connects the cups to the band isnt that strong, after about 7/8 months use, they tend to start to crack and then split completely. However, Sony was very happy to replace my headphones with a brand new pair, not once, but twice! So, be prepaired for contact with Sonys customer service if you are thinking of buying these headphones! Although if you are only using them occassionally you probably wont have many problems. All in all, these headphones are great in the way of sound reproduction, but their build quality does let them down somewhat.
ITS like throwing your money away,they have a major design fault,most of them crack exactly in the same place and those basterds at sony still keep on selling them,oh and did you know getting them repaired costs 1/2 of the orginal price which is joke in the first place.The sound quality maybe ok but sony made serious boo boo selling these chaep ass knock offs.belive me ive been mixing for 6 years and i have had various phones but ive never ever ever got so ripped off when i bought these.
These headphones are one of the best for the proDJ, and am happy to use them myself, but there is an inherent design fault that every owner will experience while using these cans. Basically, the cylinder that connects the can to the headband has a habit of splitting in two. There is a quick fix involving some every day tools and electrical consumables, and I would be happy to pass this fix on to any other owner, as it will save you a hell of a lot of cash for the authorised repair, or new headphones! firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently bought a pair of these headphones for skateboarding and who the are great. The quality of sound is tremendos and the are so light as well that you could leave then on and not fell the weight. If you crank up the volume on this all you freind can hear from a 7m radius. These headphones are such a good buy but the are so expensive for a set of headphones,but will keep you happy for a long time. The are very durable because mine have hit the floor a couple of times and it still sounds as if it was brand new. These also look very trendy and have a very sensible use of the battery. The features are just the same on any other headphones(play sond)!!
These are one of the best pairs of Dj headphones that have ever crossed my path. The speakers on them are total mind blowers and the bass will have you in a coma. LIstening to music through these brings you to a world of you're own, hearing nothing except the sound and whats more they are so confortable, These headphones are wasted just for listening to music however, If you get these headphones you better work as a Dj or something otherwise their true potential may be wasted. Ell