Product Type: Sony headphones
Newest Review: ... of the family. In conclusion I feel these are another quality pair of headphones from Sony and I would happily replace with the same mod... more
Sounds Of A Bargain
Sony MDR XD200
Member Name: benlepensive
Sony MDR XD200
Advantages: comfort and price
Disadvantages: cumbersome muffs
Sony is definitely a make that I trust, as I am sure that my very first every stereo unit was a Sony. It is name that I like to return to again and again. I have used headphones for work purposes for many years, but this is actually a pair that we had at home a while back, just kicking around in the office. My friend used to use them just to listen to material on the PC. They are an affordable and pretty solid set of headphones, designed for the price savvy headphone buyer.
Aimed firmly at the home market, what you get here are stylish and suave headphones with a comfort fit to boot. When I used them I did indeed find them pleasurable to wear for the first few minutes, though the headphones were just that bit too large for my liking, heaving been spoilt with various Sennheisers over the years. I also felt that the headband was way too cumbersome for me. This could have been refined a lot more and it looked silly as well. I prefer discreet and minimal.
Despite these quibbles, they produce a reasonable quality of sound. The dynamic range is not bad for the price tag, of a little over a tenner and they are ideal for use with a PC or a smaller stereo system. If you push the volume or gain then this will test them and I found that the lower frequencies hold up quite well and inly if you really crunch them does the treble start to waver.
A generous cable and flexible movement on the muffs are the key features here as well as the comfort levels. The price is superb and if you want them for office or domestic use then they are a good buy.
Summary: overall good buy
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