Product Type: Sony headphones
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Sony MDR XD100
Member Name: strawberry123
Sony MDR XD100
Advantages: Cheap, quality sound, comfortable.
Disadvantages: Cable can be too long, no way to adjust volume via headphones.
I decided to purchase Sony MDRXD100 headphones from Amazon.co.uk for three reasons. Firstly, the brand is well established and I have had no problems with their electronics in the past. Secondly, there were a lot of positive reviews to read through and finally, the price was brilliant... I paid a mere £11.89.
Sony say that the headphones have a 'ear-conscious' design, which I would strongly agree with. These are considerably large headphones, so they fit perfectly around the whole ear and do not create discomfort by squashing them against your head! They are easy to adjust to add even more comfort and furthermore, this prevents hearing any background noise. The spongey material makes them really snug, so much so you can easily fall asleep whilst wearing them.
The physical appearance of the design is satisfactory. I read that others found they looked a bit cheap and to a certain extent it is true because of the plastic materials used, but what do you expect for under £12?! This does make them lightweight though which is another comfort benefit.
The headphones have a Left and Right symbol on either side so you know which way they are designed to be worn, however, I haven't noticed much difference when worn round the other way!
They are certainly not discreet headphones, due to the sheer size of them, but if you are not image-conscious they would be perfect! I certainly do not mind wearing them out in public! I would personally recommend them as adult headphones, they would appear far too big on children.
The headphones come with an extra long cable, which is good if you attach them to your computer but still need to walk around the room! Not so good if you just want to use them for your Ipod because it is difficult to wire yourself up! It can tangle quite easily if you use them this way too!
The sound is crystal clear; I cannot fault it! I do not listen to my music very loud, and have no real need to use the bass but tested it anyway in order to review this product and found it extremely good too. If you are looking for headphones for your music, computer or watching films with, I can highly recommend them. I do not think they would not be so good for professional sound systems that people use to DJ with. They are mainly for casual, not professional use! The quality of the sound has definitely improved since using these headphones compared to the traditional Apple brands. The loudness is quite considerable... I have never had to have them up to the maximum!
It would be handy if there were a separate place on the headphone wire to adjust the volume, because at the moment, I have to go to my Ipod or computer settings to change it each time which gets quite annoying!
The headphones come with a removable jack so they are suitable to use with a range of sound systems. I have personally never taken advantage of this because it is not a requirement with Ipods but similarly an advantage for other customers.
As I say, I snapped these up for £11.89 from Amazon, with free delivery. Play.com are currently offering the same deal so it is infinitely better to purchase them online instead of in store! Really affordable!
I have no problem with recommending these headphones to you. They do exactly what they are designed to do - aid a comfortable and quality way to listen to audio. Sony lives up to its reliable brand, in my opinion, and for such a cheap price you would be mad to miss out on the deal.
There are a few disadvantages of course - the cable can be too long, there is no way to adjust the volume via the headphones and the appearance isn't great! But I do not think these points make these headphones any worse than others on the market.
I give them 4/5.
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